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  1. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Merlin and I are fine.

    We were walking through copley to see the race and heard the noise, thought it was thunder and started to head home, Then the chaos and finally the police arrived told us to get out of there.

    My whole neighborhood is a disaster, this is such a horrible sick tragedy :( I am seeing and hearing ambulances and can't even think straight.
     
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    I am so glad you guys are ok! How scary! My coworker's brother and sister-in-law were finishing the marathon right around the time of the explosions (she was tracking them online). Haven't heard anything yet.

    Seriously, WTH is wrong with people?? It's a marathon!
     
  3. Oko

    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    I'm so glad you guys weren't there. This is so sickening and scary, ugh.
     
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    Beanie, I hope your friend is ok!

    So glad you and Merlin are ok! The news on the radio at work was just talking about it a few minutes ago and I immediately thought of you guys since you live there. How terrible and so scary. :(
     
  5. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    Friend just checked in that she is safely at her hotel but very sad and scared.
    I hope everybody else hears from their friends and loved ones soon. =<
     
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    Coworker's brother and sister-in-law are safe. He was waiting at the finish line for his wife (he finished 10 minutes before the explosions), she was at mile 25.5 and was diverted away.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    What a sad world :(
     
  8. Dogdragoness

    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Just what I was going to say :( :(
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    I know...that's all I can think. Nothing is safe anymore.
     
  10. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Sad stuff. I was worrying about you and Romeo, Fran. Glad everyone and their friends are safe.
     
  11. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    They have found other devices and are telling people in the city to stay inside our buildings.
    Since my apartment is right by where the race went by, I have to stay in.

    This is such a disaster :( I can't even imagine.. people who ran and families and friends of people who ran going to see them and it's just.. what is wrong with people?
     
  12. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Stay safe!

    There are some sick people in the world.
     
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    I can't even imagine what it going through everyone's heads right now...this is just incomprehensible.

    Fran, Beanie, I'm glad you/your friend is safe and please stay that way!
     
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    My friend's husband was across town working and they evacuated his building, put people on buses, and bussed them out within about an hour. I hope you stay safe Fran. If you can get out later and go stay with any friends outside of the city it might be a good idea.

    I feel sick to my stomach over this whole thing and can't stop wanting to cry. I just looked this morning to see what the qualifying time requirement is to run the half-marathon in Boston... the race I run here is a qualifier... Boston is a bucket list item for a lot of runners, I know it was for my friend. I can't imagine finally making it to Boston, running, being at mile 25 and being told you can't finish because there were BOMBS... even if you finished, like my friend, she's waited this long to be able to go run it and now she will look back on the day with this as her memory, instead of being able to be happy and proud of what she did. Knowing people died and were injured. I read an update somewhere that said people were running in to the diverted finish line and kept running to the nearest hospital so they could try to donate blood because there are just so many victims who lost a lot of blood. It's just horrible and I don't understand it. It's a marathon... there's no political statement to be made here... not that it's any better but at least targeting some kind of political building makes sense. These are just innocent people. why?? There is no understanding it, I know, but. I just can't.

    Mile 26 was in honor of the victims in Newtown...
     
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    And now all the blaming and speculation starts :(
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    They upped it to 100 plus injured now. :(
     
  17. HayleyMarie

    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    AUGH!! this whole thing is so sickening and sad. My heart hurts.
     
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    :( I assumed the injured would HAVE to go up...with that many people...just so very sad
     
  19. JustaLilBitaLuck

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    I'm glad that you in Merlin are alright.

    What a horrible and senseless tragedy.
     
  20. sillysally

    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Fran I'm so glad you are alright and I'm glad your friend is ok Beanie.

    Last I heard the JFK library was bombed too--a marathon and a library?!? WTF!?!?!
     

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