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Seven years ago today was the infamous September 11th attacks.  Where 19 cowardly savages killed nearly three thousand Americans and people from other nationalities, all in the name of hate.  I take comfort in knowing right now they are burning in hell with the likes of Adolph Hitler and Jeffrey Dahmer, but it still makes me cringe to think about that day and all the chaos that ensued.  Life has never been the same.  Our country was changed forever.

To this day I still remember, as I’m sure all of you do, where I was that sad day.  But I more so remember what happened that night.  And this is something I have never shared with anyone, period.  I don’t remember exactly where I was driving to, but I remember going somewhere and listening intently to the news in my Jeep.  And of course all they were talking about was the carnage, the destruction, and who had a hand in it, etc.  And so the news station was taking calls from eyewitnesses, when a young girl called in.  If I had to guess, she was fourteen or fifteen.  And listening to the way she spoke about what she had seen and all the chaos that was going on, I started crying.  And let me be clear about something.  I never cry.  And when I say cry, I mean I was balling like a little girl.  I couldn’t stop.  I had the lump in my throat and everything.  And for those that don’t know me, I take pride in not wearing my emotions on my sleeve.  But that day was too much for me.  Easily one of the crappiest days of my life.

Anyway, I thought I would share that.  Maybe it will be therapeutic to do so.  How about you guys?  Where were you when all that went down?  And did it strike an emotional chord that you didn’t know existed like it did me?

It amazes me how united this country was seven short years ago and how divided we are today.  How in the hell did we get here??  Anyway, enough of all this sappy talk.  On to more pressing things.  I wonder what I’m going to eat for lunch today?  Hmmmm…  :)

But on one last serious note.  Let’s be nicer to each other.  I’ll try harder if you will…

-Dave Q.

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  • Isn't it funny how we'll look out the window at the moon, and then we notice it's not the moon but a streetlight? Also what's funny is how we do this every night.