April 15th, 2013


[Boston] checking in

For months I've been drafting LJ update posts and not finishing them, but as many of you know, there were explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon this afternoon, so continued radio silence seemed inappropriate.

I'm at work in Cambridge (no, the entire metro area does not get Marathon Monday off) and at 3:07 and 3:08pm, 2 of my friends Tweeted -- "Oh shit. Boston twitterverse, please be okay DDDD:" and "FUCK FUCK FUCK. Boston people please check in? Oh my god." I was confused, and GoogleNews'ing "Boston" just got me Boston Marathon race winners etc. People quickly responded to my confusion, and my Twitter feed started filling up.

I am my mother's marshmallow daughter, but I'm also often a misanthropic sociopath, so I was a little surprised that I felt rocked and sometimes even teary reading some of the stuff.