It is. I remember we didn't stop at Mornington Crescent because of a suspicious package alert. We stopped at Warren Street, though.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glad you're okay. The world is a risky place. Stay safe.
Well, I try not to be foolhardy. I will, however, continue to use the Underground when it's the most efficient option. Dammit. >:o
Good to hear you're ok <3
You too. This makes me even more determined to continue to use the Underground.
Though now I'm picturing them going "ok, deton-- wait, not yet... L's still here."
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.
2005-07-21 21:39 (UTC)
I don't blame you.
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.
That was too close. Glad you're okay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ooh, don't be an enabler. I'm on my fourth cup today already. ;-)
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. =)
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?