Thursday, July 21, 2005

Oh Here We Go With the Goddamn Helicopters Again.

I woke up to the sound of helicopters again. And this time around I didn't pay them as much attention, as they've been flying over quite regularly since the London Bombings a couple of weeks ago.

But just as I was about to set off, I got a call from my sister, and heard that some wanker bombed Warren Street station. (I'm told it was a nail bomb, not as serious as the last one)

I live in the Euston Towers area. My nearest tube station IS Warren Street. I pass that every day, I take that quite frequently, and would have been passing there if I had left a bit earlier. I suppose it was my guardian angel who was telling me I ought to have some breakfast before I go, which was what delayed me today.

Now the entire area is covered in police tape, I couldn't leave the building if I wanted to, and police, emergency services and reporters are effing everywhere. They just arrested some guy outside my hall.

Geez. Living in Central London sure ain't boring, is it?

8 comments:

  1. Where were you about to go? It was really hard to get you on the phone... another symtom like 2 weeks ago? Anyway, glad you are safe though now trapped in your hall again!

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  2. Yeah I had 3-4 people trying to call me all day who couldn't get through. Network went crazy. *sigh*

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  3. Christ... More bombings?!

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  4. Hey Ping, if you ever need anything during these emergencies, give me a call on Skype, nick is "gianna.masetti".

    Today it was really eerie for me, I went to the gym and as I walked in I saw that nobody was doing any exercise, they were all standing perfectly still and watching at the big tv screen on the wall behind my back. I have to admit that when I saw that it was only a "minor" alert I was really relieved! Anyway I cycle everywhere these days, screw the busses and tubes - it's too paranoid.

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  5. By the way, it's Gianna from "the noob" if you're wondering who the hell I am :)

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  6. Good grief. Glad you're still ok.

    ...Seems like moving to Iraq might be a safer choice these days...

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  7. Yeah, be careful.
    I don't exactly how you would do that, but...

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  8. If the terrorists are trying to inspire mass paranoia, they seem to be doing a good job. Good grief.. Stay safe, Ping.

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