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02/01/2003 Entry: "what just happened?"

Sometime in the early eighties when I was living in Garland, Tx (just outside of Dallas), when I was in 4th grade, the Space Shuttle Chanenger blew up during launch. I remeber being at school and walking around in the halls with Trey Cassidy and Amyus Godfrey in disbeliefe. Like any other 4th grader we were obsessed with the space program and this was absolutly unthinkable.

At the end of November last year I moved from West Hollywood to Silverlake. About 5 miles away but a world aparty if you know what I mean. I love Silverlake with one minor exception. There's no place for my DirecTV dish to get the signal at the new place. 95% of house can get it, mine can't. So we've been leaving messages for the cable company for TWO months and no one gets back to us. The result - we have no TV. This is all well and good, I get more work done, etc, but I'm a news junkie and this, combined with the fact that we haven't set up internet there, leaves me very cut off until I get into the office around noon.

Today on the way into the office, Caryn got a voicemail from her parents who are on their way into town saying "it looks like the shuttle crash isn't going to delay the flight too much." WHAT SHUTTLE CRASH??? We got to the office and read the news. I'm no longer in forth grade, no longer living every moment talking about space, but it isn't any less of a blow all the years later. I don't even know what to say.

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