I haven't updated this part of my blog in a long time! Well, I've got a new layout in my mind... heehee. How far along am I to actually put it up? Probably a long time from now. I made two layouts, but I figured it wasn't going to work. Anyways, still on Layout 0.1 (beta).
Friday, September 14, 2001
*how is everyone after tuesday's attack?*
First of all, I was not myself on Tuesday. After coming home from school I turned on the TV immediately. Channel 7, NBC... I dunno, I've come to love that station over any other station. Watching the towers collapse, 10, 20, 30 times... it still hit me. My body was in complete numbness. Those planes hitting the second tower... I imagine all those people inside... how horrible. My face would feel the numbness and it crawled down to my toes. It was a wierd effect. I couldn't stop watching. Turned to all the possible channels I can get and most of them were tuned to the Attack on America. QVC and some other channels cancelled their broadcast. America was hit hard. I never knew how much this had affected me, and everyone. After watching for 3 hours, I couldn't stand watching the towers collapsing, the plane crashing... it was horrible. I went to my computer to work on Project Pecan's new project, but... I just couldn't do it. It was a wierd experience. I tried playing some games, but it didn't help. So, instead I went to websites and forums and read what people had to say about today's incident. I couldn't believe I agreed with most of the people. The one's I never agreed on was "Where's Bush?"... well, duh! He's playing hop-scotch so he wouldn't get attacked. I also read a post that someone cussed out Bush because gas prices reached $5... well, it's not Bush's fault, it was the damn person who owned the gas station and thought they could make a buck or two from this incident. After that, I tuned back to the TV.
Getting out of school was the hardest thing on Tuesday. Right when all my classes were finally over they canceled all the class at SDSU. Everyone wanted to go home and I parked in one of the worstest structures at that time. It nearly took me an hour to get out. I even had to take a detour to the I-8. I was lost, but I found it, by luck.
I went to Walmart to buy a drink for 60 cents and went to the McDonalds inside and ate my favorite 99 cent 6 piece Chicken McNuggets and tried out their Cajun McChicken. Walmart had TVs everywhere turned on to the news. It was sad to see some people just hearing the news just now (12 o'clock Pacific Time). People had disgusts faces, everywhere you go you hear the same thing. It was a very sad day. Before I left the school campus, I walked around and they set up a spot where they had a radio tuned to KOGO (AM radio station) and everyone was tuned in to it. When I was in my car stuck in the parking lot for 1 hour, I really didn't mind because I tuned into channel 93.3 to listen to the news. All the malls were closed, airports closed, some stores were closed, classes were canceled. There was so much going on.
Today I'm wearing blue pants with white strips on the side and a white shirt my shirt got me from the Comic-Con. I'm going to the Aztec store when it opens to buy me a red shirt, then I'll be set. If I worked today, I would look for a bandana that resembled the American flag and wear it. I wouldn't of care what our managers say. Though, I'm not working.
I want to buy an American flag, but I hear they are very hard to find. I want to help out those people over there right now. I want to go to New York and help those people clear out the rubble, but I'm afraid they won't let you unless you're a firefighter, or police man. Therefore, since I can't fly across the country, or walk my lazy butt over there, I'll donate some money. I'll feel happy that I've actually pitched in and did something worthy. Go to Amazon.com and they've already collected 4 million dollars! I'm going to donate to the Red Cross using Amazon.com so then I'll know that my money is part of that 4 million. $5, $60, $100... it doesn't matter. If everyone in the nation where to pitch in a dollar, you can imagine how much that would help those needed.
Tuesday, September 11, 2001
*my heart goes to all the people's familes to those that have died*
This is much more worser than the Oklahoma City bombing. Now they've stopped using bombs and started to use somthing more devistating... airplanes. I'm talking about the airplane crashes at New York City. 1 plane crashing into one of the towers of the World Trade Center, yet, following is another plane crashing into the other tower. Not only did that attack go on, but there was a third plane crash on the Pentagon. 20-30 mins later, a section of one of the towers of the WTC collapses on the streets below. What else is next? This is just bone chillin'.
I was driving to school at 6:00, my brother woke me up late. When I tune into my favorite morning radio show, AJ's Playhouse on Channel 93.3, when the show starts, it starts with some breaking news. That's when I heard about the planes crashing into the World Trade Center. I kept switching between channels with 93.3 and 100.7. 100.7 had more better news coverage on 93.3 because they were actually using audio from CBS and other major news sources. 93.3 had their own coverage and played music once in awhile. This was just a nasty display of what us humans are capable of doing to one another. Now I'm afraid to go anywhere, even school. You never know when a terrorist might attack. I stayed in my car for a little while just listening to what is going on. First one plane crashes, followed by a second. Then there is news about the Pentagon on fire. When I was about to leave the car I switch to 100.7 to hear Brian Gumble say that a section of one of the towers has fallen to the streets below. It's all happening at once that I couldn't leave the car because I wanted to be up to date on this thing. Airplanes instead of bombs... now we have moving bombs. What else can people think of?
Well, I'm updating my post because before I didn't have enough time so I had to cut it short. When I went to my Math class we tried to watch some of the news, but the teacher said "he didn't care about any of that crap". How can you not care about it? America is beening under attack. Anyways, I hate my math teacher. Not only did he just told us that it was "crap", but he sucks in teaching. With his lectures you get nothing out of it. Most of the students correct him alot. It took him a long time to answer a very simple question. What a horrible teacher. For my BIO class, we spent 5 mins talking about the devastation in New York. I hear that there were bomb threats all over the nation and car bombs, too. Pretty scare stuff, huh? Now it's not even safe to go out to get the mail. Someone mentioned that they declared war, but I dunno about that one. Supposively his dad gets messages from the press and his dad told him that congress declared war. Hope not. Anyways, class was canceled because of this tragic situation. I wasn't happy because I wish we spent the whole class talking about it, or something. Every major news site I go to is either busy, or down because it would be filled with visitors just checking out the updates.
There's nothing else for me to say.