I'm not the kind that easily remembers "where were you" when an important date in history happens. I can really only recall a handful of moments like that. September 11th, 2001 was certainly one of those times. This past Sunday evening I was reminded of another moment as I watched a special presentation on ESPN called: The Announcement. It was November 8th, 1991 and I was a junior at Wright State University. I was sitting on a couch in my apartment at Meadow Run when one of my three college roommates came through the door and said, "hey, did you hear Magic Johnson has AIDS?" I remember being floored by the news with no prior hint that there was even an issue. Of course I would later find out Magic didn't have AIDS, rather the HIV virus.
I'm not sure why I remember where I was at that moment. I guess it was just the shock of knowing nothing, hearing the dreadful news and then staying glued to the TV looking for answers. I suppose in 2012 I would probably hear about the rumor on Facebook, get the news alert from Twitter and watch the replay of the press conference on YouTube. I wonder if I'll ever have anymore "where were you" moments. I can't imagine saying, "I'll never forget. I was sitting at a ballgame when I got a tweet on my Droid."