Saturday, March 12, 2011

Glued

There are just some days that you will remember for all of your life. what you were doing, where you were, how you felt. Today I stayed glued to the TV all day watching the earthquake/tsunami and aftermath. My heart breaks for all those people in Japan that are disconnected from their friends and family tonight, not knowing where they are or if they are alive.

I can count the other times I was glued to the tv on one hand
  1. Charles and Dianas wedding
  2. Dianas funeral
  3. 9-11
  4. The Iran Hostage Crisis
  5. When Mark McGwire beat the home run record.
 Of course some of those are more important that others..When have you been glued to your TV all day?

20 comments:

Bethe77 said...

Isnt funny how you remember events in our life that change the lives of other.
I remember all those you posted and many others.
I remember the San Fransico of 1989 durning the Battle of the Bay World Series.
The Gulf War
The Apollo flights of (1963 - 1972)
Oklahoma City Bombing
Just to mention a few along with thsoe you mentioned
Blessings

Lauri Rottmayer said...

I was glued to the TV when the Challe ger blew up right before my very eyes. I was waiting for a call back about a job interview and didn't have much else going on so I watched the take off and, then, explosion. It was a scary, sad event. I was also glued to Princess Diana's funeral. I felt like she was my friend. From the Lady Blogger's Society! :-)

Better is Possible said...

I too, have been glued to the screen. In fact yesterday I was late for an early morning appointment. (Yikes, I forgot all about it) Fortunately, the parent I was meeting with was extremely gracious. I remember the events you've listed however I'd have to exchange the baseball event for when Canada won the Gold in Hockey, in 1972, and most recently the 2010 olympics.
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Kelly said...

I think the first time I was glued to the tv was when the Challenger exploded, but since then, probably the most that I sat glued to the tv was when Princess Dianna died, Oklahoma City bombing but the longest by far was 9/11. I remember I was 6 months pregnant with Nicholas and wondered what kind of world I was bringing this innocent little baby into.

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Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

what a thought-provoking blog post! I guess the 9-11 tragedy comes to mind most readily, but I too watched Diana's funeral and mourned her loss deeply. Visiting from the Lady bloggers tea party.

Debra said...

I was glued to the TV the day Charles and Diana married and the day of Diana's funeral. Wow. I was glued to the winter Olympics following 9/11 because of the fact we didn't allow terrorists to ruin the event & that my husband was working the Olympics that year. Great post! I'm visiting from the Lady Blogger's Tea party. Have a great weekend

Bree said...

1, 2, and 3 definitely. (your post makes me miss her. Like she was my friend. Crazy how we grow attached to people) 4 somewhat. 5 not at all. However, what about OJ Simpson verdict. I think everyone in my downtown office building was glued to a tv for that timeperiod. Northridge Earthquake was a personal one for me as I was in it. Oh and the Rodney King riots as I was in it.

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heather@actingbalanced.com said...

I have to agree with you - although anything recent I have to say I'm glued to the computer since we gave up TV - 9/11, The fall of the Berlin Wall, when Diana died and the Challenger explosion.

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Angela said...

Glued in front of my TV? Definitely 9-11 and most recently Friday the Japan earthquake and the Haiti crisis. new follower http://angela-mommytimeout.blogspot.com

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

It's hard to believe that there are events in other lives have affected ours so much! My heart and prayers go out to the victims of the earthquake.

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Maria said...

I too have been glued to the tv this weekend watching the updates on Japan. I can remember watching the 9/11 coverage and Hurricane Katrina.

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Heavenly Savings said...

There are so many events that I remember everything about that day and time. I was 'glued' to the TV during this weeks events. Such a sad time. I’m a new follower!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
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Jen@Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

Yep, I'm with ya except for the Mark McGuire thing.

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myinnerchick.com said...

Popping in from Lady Blogger.

Interesting Post.

The last time I was glued to the TV all day long was 911, I believe. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I still can't believe it.