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Holy crap. [20050721|21:57]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Okay, I was wrong earlier. If the Shepherd's Bush station was evacuated at 12:25 PM and the bombs were detonated almost simultaneously, we got out of the Underground riding from Chalk Farm to Leicester Square about five minutes before the explosions. That route goes through Warren Street Station. Tube map, see: Northern Line in black.

I think I'm a little more wigged out now.
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2005-07-21 21:03 (UTC)
Ack! That's a bit close.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-21 21:16 (UTC)
It is. I remember we didn't stop at Mornington Crescent because of a suspicious package alert. We stopped at Warren Street, though.
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From: capitalflash
2005-07-21 21:05 (UTC)
again, i'm so glad you're okay. i completely bypassed the grief and "the sky is falling!" stuff and went straight into rage, this time.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-21 21:12 (UTC)
Thank you; I was very glad to see post by you & Joanna and others when I got home.

I'm pretty pissed off too. Definitely not feeling "the sky is falling" but that's probably because after two weeks ago, we're all less likely to be shocked. I won't be doing something I was planning to do tomorrow, but it's only because the Ch+ branch of the Northern Line will probably remain closed and the streets are so freaking clogged in mid-day right now that walking for an hour often gets you farther than riding the damn bus.
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[User Picture]From: minirth
2005-07-21 21:06 (UTC)
So glad you're ok!

My boss' son lives in London near one of the areas hit, and I heard the relief in his voice when he was finally able to get through to him.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-21 21:21 (UTC)
We didn't even know about it until about two hours later when we walked by a bar that had a TV playing the news. We'd tried to coordinate something via mobile phone earlier and gotten frustrated at the crappy service, but didn't connect it to anything else.

I'm grateful no one appears to have been killed this time, although how that happened doesn't seem to be very clear yet. Presumably it's because everyone - drivers and passengers - has been quite alert on the tubes and buses lately.
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[User Picture]From: niugnep
2005-07-21 21:07 (UTC)
Glad you're okay. The world is a risky place. Stay safe.

:)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-21 21:17 (UTC)
Well, I try not to be foolhardy. I will, however, continue to use the Underground when it's the most efficient option. Dammit. >:o
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From: 24db
2005-07-21 21:11 (UTC)
Good to hear you're ok <3
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-21 21:14 (UTC)
You too. This makes me even more determined to continue to use the Underground.
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[User Picture]From: namey
2005-07-21 21:36 (UTC)
Yikes.

Though now I'm picturing them going "ok, deton-- wait, not yet... L's still here."
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-21 22:56 (UTC)
I'm not sure I understand the timing of these bombings. The trains are not very full mid-day. And I notice they have thus far left the Jubilee line alone, which is probably the one most likely to be carrying bankers, politicians, etc.
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From: tdj
2005-07-21 21:39 (UTC)
I don't blame you.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-21 23:01 (UTC)
I know that this is the whole point - generating at atmosphere of fear and unease - and, while I'm determined to fight it, that doesn't mean it hasn't worked. Which makes me mad.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2005-07-21 23:03 (UTC)
That was too close. Glad you're okay.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-21 23:11 (UTC)
I'm glad and fairly surprised that only one person was injured. It's hard to tell at the moment what mixture of luck, heightened awareness on the part of drivers and passengers, police response and incompetence on the part of the bombers was responsible for that state of affairs.
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[User Picture]From: 3g0
2005-07-22 01:10 (UTC)
I was completely flummoxed this morning to hear that yet another attack had occurred; of course they seem to be rather tight-lipped about the whole thing, but they were saying that they caught the perpetrators on the closed-circuit cameras.

I'm not the sort to pray, but I do continue to hope that whatever strokes of good fortune or good karma are owed you and Marco continue to keep you and your families & friends safe.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-22 08:32 (UTC)
I think the unexploded bombs will probably provide complementary evidence to the video footage. That makes me somewhat hopeful about the chances of averting further attacks. I can't say I'm not going to remain exceptionally alert, though.

Thank you for the good wishes.
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[User Picture]From: wurlitzerprized
2005-07-22 03:07 (UTC)
glad you're ok. what to say - hang in there?! pffflt. not every low-flying airplane will hit a building, not every train (tube, carriage?) will blow up. maybe we should make up some bumber stickers...

even though she's driving you nuts, at least the old gal's (offensive marco relative) entertaining in a way, as long as she doesn't speak too loudly in public.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-22 13:55 (UTC)
I'm surprised nobody's made one of those plastic wristbands for this yet.

Granny's definitely entertaining. While we differ radically in our political and religious views, she doesn't make me too crazy because she's always totally honest about what she wants and what she thinks. We may not be able to change her mind but she really does try to listen to everything we say and she doesn't resent us or love us any less for disagreeing with her. Which is actually pretty damn cool.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-22 13:52 (UTC)
Ooh, don't be an enabler. I'm on my fourth cup today already. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2005-07-22 14:50 (UTC)
I heard from malasadas who wanted reassurance that you and Marco were alright and for me to send along his very strongest good throughts for you both.

And now I've done so. =)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-07-24 11:05 (UTC)
Thank you. I received his e-mail and responded to it, but I'm not sure he'll read it for a few days.

Didja get my letter?
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