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Old April 15 2013, 10:09 PM   #1
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Boston members are you all OK?

I know we have a few Bostonera here, are you all ok after the bombs? Hoping none of you are among the injured/killed.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:15 PM   #2
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

Yeah, really hope everyone is doing okay out there. If you guys could check in when you can that'd be appreciated.
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Old April 15 2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

Thanks for asking. I'm okay. I was working from home all day and found out about the explosions through an email from management-- all it said was that anybody who needed to try contacting relatives in the Marathon could do so. For a few seconds I just thought that it was an odd message, then I thought, "Oh, fuck," and turned on the TV.

I don't know anybody who was running this year. At least I'm pretty sure I don't.
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Old April 16 2013, 12:36 AM   #4
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

I was a mile away, trying to get home from the Red Sox game. It took us a while to get home.
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Old April 16 2013, 12:38 AM   #5
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

It's good to hear the Boston contingent of TBBS is ok.
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Old April 16 2013, 12:53 AM   #6
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

Perfectly fine here. I avoided all public transit on the way home. I didn't want to take any chances. Thanks so much for being concerned, folks.
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Old April 16 2013, 01:52 AM   #7
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

Thanks for checking in guys.
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Old April 16 2013, 02:14 AM   #8
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

I'm fine. I was working in North Quincy when it happened.
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Old April 16 2013, 02:19 AM   #9
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

Here, fine, angry, so sad. I work about a mile or so from Copley and left as soon as I heard. Saw a lot of runners heading back to their hotels. Lots of blank, shocked faces.
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Old April 16 2013, 02:26 AM   #10
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

I'm sure my fellow Bostonians will agree that Patriot's Day is the best day in the city.
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Old April 16 2013, 02:27 AM   #11
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

It's a weird experience when something like that happens so close..and you're basically just expected to stay at work. Most of us just spent a lot of the time checking the news and checking-in with friends/family.
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Old April 16 2013, 02:39 AM   #12
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

I'm praying for all of you in Boston. Please stay safe!
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Old April 16 2013, 02:46 AM   #13
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

All good here. I normally go to the Sox game and enjoy the day, but ended up having to work today, so heard about this from there. Have a few family members that normally run the marathon, but thankfully they took this year off...
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Old April 16 2013, 02:51 AM   #14
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Thoughts and prayers to all.
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Old April 16 2013, 03:18 AM   #15
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Re: Boston members are you all OK?

I'm good. I was about a mile away, at work. We went to donate blood after work let out. It took some creative doings to get home. Normaly, I take the T as a few of my coworkers do. We arranged for family to pick us up. We didn't trust mass transit and that pains me.
Patriot's Day is a celebration in this city. Now we'll have this awful memory. I'm praying for all that were injured and for the three that lost their lives.
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