The city is crazy!

@ElicBxn (60805)
United States
September 28, 2010 3:22pm CST
I'm sure a few of you have heard about the latest lunacy that happened in town. http://www.news8austin.com/content/local_news/274359/police--gunman-was-student-at-ut So, we are fine, there wasn't threat to us, but it did strike close to home... Maybe not close to my or Maggie's place, but 12 yrs ago, Maggie worked at a UT library, not the one this guy went into, but just up the street from it. So, we had a bit of excitement around here, again (sounding bored) but by the time we heard about it, he was already dead. So, any excitement around your place?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Sep 10
I saw that on the news yesterday morn, never did hear the full outcome. Glad y'all are o.k. Nothing exciting in my neighborhood, thank heavens.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
29 Sep 10
That is always good, haven't heard anything since this morning, but then again, I haven't listened to any news either...
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Sep 10
I have already wrote about the little we had here but it was nothng like this!
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
28 Sep 10
it seems the guy was a math major and only a sophomore, sad, very sad
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Sep 10
yup very sad! have they found out why this happened?
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
29 Sep 10
not as of last night when I last heard any news
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
29 Sep 10
I live on an island and thankfully there is rarely ever any kind of crime. I just moved here in July but the residents here don't lock their car doors or the doors to their houses. I used to live in L.A. so I haven't gotten that brave yet but it is so nice to be able to walk anywhere that you want to at any time that you want without having to worry.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
29 Sep 10
wow! where do you live, sounds lovely, boring, but lovely and since you have internet its not like you are totally cut off!
• United States
29 Sep 10
Not boring at all. I live on Mercer Island in Washington state and there is a floating bridge that connects us to Seattle. I am about a 5 minute drive from Seattle so I have the best of both worlds, serene, peaceful island living but if I want museums, galleries and tons of restaurants, I'm just a short drive away. The island reminds me a bit of a mini New Yorl. I can work every place that I need to go. I can walk to both markets, to a host of restaurants, to the gym, the book store and a host of other things.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
29 Sep 10
that's cool (need to change your location in your profile...) I went to Washington State and we drove to an island there, it was really cool
@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
15 Jan 11
well it was good that you were safe after all of that. the biggest thing here right now is the the weather. we were snowed in for two days. now the weather is now warmer and the snow and ice is melting. it was bad duiring the two are three days of the blizzerd.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
15 Jan 11
so far, no frozen stuff from the sky around here, but we generally get that in February anyway. Saw a big car accident aftermath yesterday morning on the way to work, I think ANY wet stuff from the sky puts these folks into silly season.
• United States
15 Jan 11
Yes it does that around here too. if it snows an inch it is condidered a blizzared around here.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Oct 10
Does the cat peeing on the sofa count as excitement?
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
1 Oct 10
nahh, we've had to cover the hid-a-bed with a tarp Star is so bad!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Oct 10
we have plastic covers on the living room sofas, but this is the first time he's gone for the bonus room...
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@BarBaraPrz (19578)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
29 Sep 10
Heavy rains caused a few sink holes in some roads a couple days ago... http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/262327--three-watermain-breaks-left-a-sinkhole-the-size-of-a-small-car
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
29 Sep 10
That sounds like a lot tamer than around here, or with Jenintn above you!
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@BarBaraPrz (19578)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
29 Sep 10
You'd prefer reading about a firebombing..? http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/261786--firebombs-destroy-flamborough-home
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@alaskanray (4642)
• United States
28 Sep 10
The most excitement we've had here for the past year has been the amount of roadkill on the highway...three porcupines, two deer and a cat.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
28 Sep 10
sorry about the cat... a porcupine, ONE porcupine would be big news here!
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• United States
28 Sep 10
I have never understood how a porcupine could get hit by a car. It's not as if they dash out in front of it or anything. They are slow as molasses in January! I can only think that the drivers aren't paying attention...or maybe even intentionally hitting them, which gets my dander up!I love porcupines! They are so docile and sweet!
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@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
28 Sep 10
Hi sweetie. I still cannot get why they do that at all. Why shoot innocent people? He should have shot himself in the first place and get it over with. Here we have the usual. Break-ins, high jacking, robbery. Well, the everyday life in South Africa. I'm sure you get the point. TATA.
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@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
28 Sep 10
That was stupid of him, sweetie. I really don't know what the hell people are thinking these days. Seems the whole world went nuts or something.
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
29 Sep 10
It doen't sound like he was after anyone else. If that was the case, why not just kill himself and get it over with. Why cause all the panic he did. I just don't understand people.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
29 Sep 10
well, just saw an article that said he lived with his mom and she has a daycare out of her home, that might make me crazy (but I don't like kids...)
@jerzgirl (7990)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
29 Sep 10
Nothing at all like that, thankfully, but we were under a tornado watch all afternoon. Apparently one did touch down across the river in Chester, PA, yesterday, but to my knowledge, nothing happened today. Of course, I didn't know about yesterday's until today and we weren't even under a watch at that time!
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
29 Sep 10
oooo, so that's where all our crazy weather has gone, normally its TEXAS with the tornadoes and the like...
@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
28 Sep 10
I did read about this in the MyLot news, as a matter of fact. I have not heard about any news here, so it is a pretty boring afternoon at my place. I am being held down by a cat, of course, but that is no news. I am so perplexed by people who do this when they have a problem. Have we heard anything about his motives.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
28 Sep 10
the police are still investigating, but so far, I haven't heard anything for why he did this...
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
11 Oct 10
Yeah I saw that. Never a dull moment in Austin is there. Right now Houston is trying to figure out who is sending "white powder" to several schools. At least it was only corn starch.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
5 Oct 10
The older I get, the more I appreciate the old Chinese curse, "May you live in...interesting times... Let's hear it for a little less "interestingness!" (clink!) Maggiepie "Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid." ~ John Wayne
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