Some one night stands are unforgettable.
Unfortunately, the reason a one night stand is memorable is not always great.
Redditor u/DD275 asked was very specific when they asked... "People who had one night stands on September 10 of 2001, what was the next morning like?" And people did actually have stories of trysts that turned tragic.
10. "He was spending the night in Jersey City..."
"Not me but an old friend. He was spending the night with an friends with bee of his in Jersey City (he lived in Brooklyn at the time). Long story short they literally wound up watching everything happen from the roof of her building."
9. "Trapped in the house with two crying women..."
"I used to work with a guy who this actually happened to. He was in DC so the Pentagon bombings were more what he was dealing with. It was apparently an older woman and she immediately called her friend over to commiserate and had put his clothes in to wash so he was trapped in the house with two crying women in front of the tv wearing nothing but a woman's robe."
8. "I woke up first..."
"I woke up first, saw the news, and had to go back into the bedroom to wake her up and tell her what was happening. That moment felt very intense. I had the feeling I had a dire responsibility to choose my words very carefully. We spent the next few days together. Then we dated for a couple of years and got married. We're still married and have a little family."
7. "I would have never been born..."
"Fun Fact: Both my parents were in the military at the time. If it wasn't for 9/11, then they would have never been stationed at the same military base, never have met, and I would have never been born."
6. "My news took a back seat..."
"I actually lost my virginity on Sept 10th 2001. I woke up the next morning excited to tell my buddies about my night. I didnt know about the attacks until I got to school and our teacher was listening to the news...obviously my news took a back seat to the attacks, until lunch time."
5. "She was from NY..."
"I got laid because of the 9/11 attacks. Quite literally i would not have met this woman if not for the attacks. She knocked on my door asking to watch the news because she was from ny and didnt have a tv of her own."
4. "There was a girl on a lot of missing posters..."
"There was a girl on a lot of missing posters back then. She went missing on 9/11 but didn't have any reason to be at the towers. Around 2011, they finally learned that she had a one night stand with a guy who worked in the towers and brought him lunch the next day. Terrible timing. She was from a conservative Indian family so hadn't told them where she was."
3. "Everything turned into a ghost town..."
"I woke up to a phone call from my mom, who didn't know where I was, saying "we've been bombed." I was a teen at the time and thought we were all just going to die. The weirdest part of that day was how everything turned into a ghost town. Driving home. No cars. Everything was closed. It felt like everyone died and I had missed it. I've never felt that same fear since that day."
2. "I'll never forget him..."
We met on 9/10 and he stayed the night at my house. He was a friend of a friend visiting from Seattle. We spent most of the day together in shock, eyes glued to the news. He went back to Seattle two days later and we haven't spoken since. I don't even remember his name but I'll never forget him."
1. "It was awful..."
"Not that awkward. It was awful and the awfulness was very...humanizing. We watched tv and had coffee. Nobody went to work (we were in nyc). We met up later that week. Stayed friends for a while. I just remember how sad it was."
Community Helps Trans New York Woman Paint Her Whole House Rainbow After Transphobic Neighbor Chopped Her Cat In Half
*CONTENT WARNING: Contains descriptions of violence against animals*
Angelina Bouros is a trans woman living in Rosendale, NY.
The community is finding itself in the spotlight after it came together to send a message to the anonymous neighbor who mutilated and killed Angelina's cat after sending hateful transphobic messages.
They don't know who it is, so they can't handle things through the legal system. Instead, they decided to be perfectly petty and we're here for it.
They knew the cat murderer hated rainbow flags, so Angelina and her community came together and painted her entire house in bright rainbow colors.
Angelina says the harassment began in 2017 when she received the first of several threatening letters. She had recently put a pride flag up under her American flag and the letter writer was not a fan.
That letter was just the beginning. Angelina called the harassment "unrelenting" over the years, but could never have predicted how far the neighbor would go. She found out just what they were capable of in a horrifying way.
While in her garden one day she discovered the remains of her beloved cat, Rambo. To be more specific, Angelina discovered some of Rambo's remains.
The neighbor had murdered him, chopped him in half, and placed the back half of his body in her garden. If there had been any doubt about who did it, the transphobe took credit for the cruel murder.
Now This / Youtube Screenshot
Police were contacted and Angelina has been working with them by reporting each incident and providing all the evidence she can. Mail has been taken for tracing, Rambo's body was examined, etc.
Rambo was murdered in the summer of 2019, but authorities have not been able to make any arrests.
Angelina took her time grieving, but it wasn't long before she decided she needed to fight back somehow. She didn't like feeling helpless and the police were handling things on their end.
She had already taken steps to make sure she was safe, but she also wanted this neighbor to know she wasn't afraid or ashamed. Angelina needed to send a message.
It was a rainbow flag that initially irritated the neighbor enough to start sending the letters. So she decided to just turn the rainbow up to full blast.
"You hate rainbows, transphobe? You're gonna get ALL the rainbow!" ~ Angelina, probably.
Angelina didn't want to just make a statement for herself, though. She wanted to speak as a community, so she invited neighbors to paint the house with her.
We don't just mean her next door neighbors.
We mean Angelina invited basically the whole neighborhood. If you're going to make a statement like this, you go big.
She created a Facebook event and put flyers up around town to let people know what she was doing and why. Painting the biggest, brightest rainbow possible was a peaceful solution that's also just a smidge petty.
So obviously people LOVED THIS IDEA.
A local hardware store got wind of the event and donated all of the paint Angelina would need to paint not just the house, but also the fence and pretty much anything else she wanted to cover in color. On the day of the event, she expected maybe 50 people counting herself and her friends.
That's not what happened.
Instead, hundreds of people showed up. They brought out grills, chairs, music and more.
The community turned it into a painting picnic party to show support for Angelina. At the end of the day, they had the house covered in color.
This has to be the prettiest proverbial "eff off" ever.
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Check out this YouTube video about it.
Angelina's story started making the rounds on Twitter.
A neighbor sent her anonymous threatening letters for 3 years and then murdered her cat by chopping it in half. And… https://t.co/ZnZeuyFVQ5— Katelyn Burns (@Katelyn Burns) 1580306143.0
@nowthisnews If someone tortures and kills an animal, their issues go far, far, far deeper than bigotry, transphobi… https://t.co/s0aYxDF6Ra— ClickitCricketHarley (@ClickitCricketHarley) 1579819134.0
@LilithLovett Some sick people just need an "excuse" to do horrific things to pets.— Tyler Paul (@Tyler Paul) 1580330350.0
@maagdalene17 @nowthisnews I have ZERO fear. If they killed me they’d only make my voice stronger and louder.— Angelina V. Bouros #Resist #JusticeForRambo (@Angelina V. Bouros #Resist #JusticeForRambo) 1579854442.0
@DCHomos I'm glad she's got a good neighbor but I think the more important thing to discuss here is the fact that T… https://t.co/eqJIfWvtp8— ꧁𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐱 𝐖𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐱꧂ (@꧁𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐱 𝐖𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐱꧂) 1580309585.0
Angelina and her community are determined not to let hate win.
If you or someone you know is experiencing harassment, please take the proper steps to make sure everyone is safe before creating any fabulous response.
Evil changed the world as we knew it on September 11th, 2001.
After the terror attacks against the United States, the experience of traveling changed around the world. More people were anxious about riding on air planes, but life wasn't going to stop because of the actions of evil men. Though the effectiveness of the TSA and other airport security is debatable, many countries around the world opted to have stricter guidelines at airports to at least make passengers feel safer.
Redditor u/omfghewontfkndie asked people who remembered traveling before 9/11 what it was like, and people discussed how it was overall more enjoyable to go on planes.
20. It was easy to ambush celebrities
"you could go through security without a ticket. my mom supported my teenybopping days, so 13 y/o me met a backstreet boy when he got to his gate. thanks AOL chat rooms for being the first reddit"
19. Flying was a big even
"My 90 year old dad is still shocked men don't get dressed up in suit and ties, and women in a church dress while flying.
I guess prior to the 80's it was so comparatively expensive that for personal trips it was like going to a formal.
I remember the cheapest price for flight from Houston to Philadelphia my dad could find in the mid 70's on a weeks notice was $650. I remember because that was huge amount of money and he decided to take a weeks vacation to drive there and back.
45 years later you can easily find such flights for less than $400."
18. Painless bag checksGiphy
"Put your carry-on on the conveyor. Walk through the metal detector. Take your bag. Off you go."
17. Kids often flew alone
"Easy preezy. I travelled back and forth by myself to Washington from Phoenix every year since I was 7. I went through security with a pocket knife and had a really fun time on planes."
16. Gate agents really didn't care
"I once got into Canada using an expired 6 Flags Over Texas season pass as my I.D. in lieu of an actual passport."
15. It was good to be a child on a plane
"McDonald's Happy meals in flight, getting wings from the captain and seeing the cockpit."
14. Planes were BYOB
"I sat with four other passengers in first class and shared half a bottle of Captain Morgan from my backpack.
The flight crew brought us all the mixers we wanted."
13. A picture on a credit card? Wow.
"Travelled on a plane from Canada to USA with the picture on my American Express Credit Card because I don't drive."
12. No stressing over ounces
"Oh god, guess I'm an Adult© now.
It was way more relaxed. You didn't take your shoes off, didn't have to take electronics out, and there was no limits on liquids. Overall much better experience."
11. Only surrender real weapons, please
The ticket counter asked if we had any weapons. My dad and I pulled out our Swiss army knives. The lady just repeated, 'Any Weapons?' In an irritated tone."
10. "Security was a joke..."
"Easy. Security was a joke. You could bring small knives on the plane, and everyone could go to the gate.
I once had to turn my cell phone on to prove it was a real phone and I got really annoyed at that level of scrutiny."
9. No hassles...
"Back in the late 90s when I was traveling often for work, I'd wear steel-toe boots and bring a laptop bag stuffed with tools and never got hassled."
8. No ID checks
"I had a 30 minute drive to the airport but could leave the house 1 hour before departure. The bag checked 20 minutes before would still make the plane.
Half empty planes were pretty normal. I once had all 5 seats in a row on a 747 flight, so I laid down and slept. That started changing in the 1990s, more about $ than security.
You could buy a stranger's return ticket because no one checked IDs."
7. Planes actually had a smoking sectionGiphy
"Let me do you one better: in the late 80s you could smoke on them mother******s"
6. "It was so lonely at the gate..."
"The biggest difference I remember is that my grandparents used to greet us at the gate as we got off the plane, and come to the gate with us while we waited for our flight back home. Obviously you couldn't get on the plane without a boarding pass, but you could get through security without a boarding pass.
It was so lonely at the gate after 9/11."
5. I have vague memories of this happening to meGiphy
"I remember being taken up to see the pilot in the late 90s when i was a kid - later on I assumed i must have imagined it, but my parents assured me that they would genuinely take people onto the flight deck for a look around."
4. Forty-five minutes
"Remember when the McAllister family from 'Home Alone' made it from the suburbs to O'Hare for an international flight in 45 minutes? That Easy."
3. Less racism and prejudice
"There were still people who had flying anxiety but seems like a ton more now. Also you didn't have to show up hours ahead of time and worry that you're still too late. People who looked the slightest bit middle eastern weren't stared at"
2. Everything is checked
"I only traveled by plane a handful of times before 9/11 and I was young (6-8 years old) but the difference was huge from what I can remember, it was just so much more hassle free, and people could wait for you when you got off the plane right where you were getting off! Now you gotta take off your shoes and get EVERYTHING checked, they go through your stuff, it takes so much longer now."
1. It was better overall
"Aside from the security and the process of getting to the plane, the overall flight experience was way better. There was def more leg room which was awesome. Longer domestic flights 2+ hours even had economy meal service if you were flying during a mealtime. Drinks were provided as a full can without having to ask. Flights were actually a bit faster because gas prices weren't an issue. This all started to disappear throughout the 90s and early 00s. Meal service was first to go."
Many will argue that Time Square is the most overrated tourist spot in New York City, but I have to disagree.
Sure it's dirty and crowded, but at least there's stuff to do. Having lived and worked in New York, I would say the most overrated tourist spot is Grand Central Terminal. The ceiling is pretty, but it's really just a building filled with angry people rushing to get somewhere.
Redditor u/EggsAndBeerKegs asked, "What's the most overrated tourist destination?" and people gave their opinions on the most overrated tourist spots they've been to.
20. Sounds like a movie
"Wigan, North of England. You get told it's like this magical place where you'll find success and love and never get poorly ever again. It's actually just a little English town with lots of gruff people eating pies."
19. You can do the same stuff back home
"amsterdam. Its a pretty cool place and pretty liberal about everything ( of course the sex and drugs are a bonus) but its not like u cant get the same thing back in your home country."
"The Gum Wall in Seattle
It's just a gross alleyway with spit and gum and gum wrappers everywhere. I dont see the appeal"
17. It's never empty like in pictures
"The great Wall of China. It's so crowded and there's so many people trying to rip you off or scam you."
16. It's not too exciting
"The Alamo. You'll be underwhelmed."
15. It's just giant rocks
"Stonehenge. Cool how they made it back then and all, but just a pair of dusty old rocks..."
14. Too much tourism...
"The Bahamas, Nassau specifically. I went there on a cruise in October. The best way to sum it up is a dirty Disneyworld. There's people everywhere, it's dirty and not that interesting tbh."
13. I don't like French food that much
"Paris, no doubt. The city is dirty af, people are mostly rude, food isn't as great as other European countries."
12. Spoiler alert: There's no monster
"Loch Ness in Scotland, it's pretty s*** tbh, I lived in Scotland for seven years and I've been there a few times. It's just really boring, other than a quick boat ride, it's also pricey and everywhere seems to be shut when I go"
11. I skipped it when I went to Chicago
"Willis Tower in Chicago. It's 23 bucks to look down."
10. Pee and crowds
"Hollywood boulevard. It's crowded, full of homeless people, and kind of smells like pee."
9. At least it's free
It's just a rock. In a hole. with 1620 carved on it. At least you don't have to pay to see it."
8. This is disappointing to hear
"The alien museum in Roswell NM.
Once a year growing up me and my family on our way to Ruidoso we would drive through Roswell. Every year I would beg my mom to stop and take us. She never did.
Well finally when she had grandkids they convinced her to stop so they could see the aliens. I was 23 at the time and was absolutely stoked.
Ya'll that was the lamest bunch of s**** I had ever seen. I could have looked up X-File posters online."
7. Give it some time to kick in
"The Fountain of Youth in St Augustine, FL. Had a drink out of it when I was 12. I'm 28 now. Stupid fountain doesn't work. 0/5 stars"
6. Thanks for the tip
"Clearwater, FL. You can just drive an extra 10 minutes south of it and get the same quality beach but with no people."
5. I rather go to Universal Studios anywayGiphy
" PLATFORM 9 3/4 . IT'S A WALL. YOU PAY MONEY TO QUEUE IN FOR AN HOUR . THEN YOU GO TO THE GIFT SHOP.
- sincerely a kx commuter"
4. It's no Ariel's Grotto
"The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen."
3. September is a good time too
"Disney world in the summer. It's over crowded, too hot, and expensive. Way better in January."
2. I agree...
"Myrtle Beach, SC
If you're on the SC coast, go somewhere else, like Charleston. It's so much nicer."
1. This is all I hear about the Mona LisaGiphy
"The Mona Lisa in Paris. Its relatively small and its hard to really see anything."
On Saturday, a good portion of Manhattan experienced a blackout at 6:47 p.m., with affected areas including "West 72nd Street on the north, West 30th Street on the south, the Hudson River on the west and 5th Avenue on the east," according to Con Edison.
Power was restored by midnight and Con Ed is still investing the cause of a transformer explosion that scared many tourists and New Yorkers.
Commuters were stuck underground in the darkness on subways and drivers above ground were left to their own devices with blinking traffic lights and scrambling pedestrians.
And although the lights were out in Times Square, with most shows being forced to cancel performances, Broadway did not exactly go dark.
Cast members from shows such as Waitress and Hadestown took to the streets and entertained ticket holders who were waiting for announcements on the status of the evening's performances.
The Best Musical winner of 2019, Hadestown, regrettably canceled the show and made their announcement on Twitter.
Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel tonight’s performance of @hadestown due to the #blackout. Anyone who purchased t… https://t.co/wDTjFDXGXd— Hadestown (@Hadestown) 1563063838.0
However, Tony winner André De Shields performed an impromptu performance with cast in tow outside the theater and riffed on the blackout by changing the lyrics to the show's opening number, "Road to Hell."
When there’s a blackout at @hadestown we take the party outside! #oohitsablackout https://t.co/DCOwQWqRaq— Kimberly Marable (@Kimberly Marable) 1563066233.0
Hadestown cast member and Broadway Serves co-founder, Kimberly Marable, chronicled the rousing performance.
Warming things up for Tony Winner @Andre_DeShields https://t.co/15gNxQzrPU— Kimberly Marable (@Kimberly Marable) 1563071223.0
Leave it to New Yorkers to turn a momentary crisis into a positive and memorable experience.
@misskimizzo @Andre_DeShields YES!!!!!! That is how you handle the lights going out in NYC. Thank you for sharing… https://t.co/3PUG3plXjy— Nadia Ahern (@Nadia Ahern) 1563074631.0
@misskimizzo @Andre_DeShields Y’all made my Sunday already! Going to church on Twitter?! YASSSS 🙌🏿— dcshortwave (@dcshortwave) 1563114595.0
@misskimizzo @Andre_DeShields I would’ve paid just to watch this. Rejoicing a blackout 💯💯 #NYCBLACKOUT #HARLEM— KD_21 (@KD_21) 1563123146.0
Come From Away, which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2017, embraced the situation and also performed for patrons outside the stage door.
The show's star Chad Kimball led the cast singing "Welcome to the Rock."
Because of course in the middle of a blackout, the cast of @wecomefromaway stepped out onto the sidewalk and starte… https://t.co/CAYq25Dakz— Patrick Schley (@Patrick Schley) 1563067094.0
@wecomefromaway wins the #blackout!!! https://t.co/0GOmodbnBX— Billy Recce (@Billy Recce) 1563062310.0
@chadkimball1 @wecomefromaway Give’ er!!! Yeah you all get the blackout performance award of the night❤️— Christina Gillingham (@Christina Gillingham) 1563065028.0
@chadkimball1 @wecomefromaway This is why Come From Away transcends the stage!— X Jammer 💻 🏳️🌈 🇺🇲 (@X Jammer 💻 🏳️🌈 🇺🇲) 1563069733.0
The cast of Waitress served up a slice of joy with their acoustic set that included a rendition of "Lean on Me."
Sugar. Butter. POWER! Unfortunately our Saturday evening performance has been cancelled due to the Midtown power ou… https://t.co/60PC3OVuAl— Waitress Musical (@Waitress Musical) 1563065377.0
The cast of @WaitressMusical entertaining stalled theatergoers outside during the NYC blackout. (via @meganrgaffney… https://t.co/p0FiTc1RNN— Dave Quinn (@Dave Quinn) 1563063506.0
Thank you @WaitressMusical for your super sweet performance tonight 😭💕 I’m so bummed we weren’t able to see the sho… https://t.co/UXeV7reS0E— Anna Mae Murphy (@Anna Mae Murphy) 1563068786.0
The @WaitressMusical cast is prepared to entertain, power or not! @SaraBareilles #broadway #blackoutnyc https://t.co/rkTYpJ2N8h— Erich Bergen (@Erich Bergen) 1563066606.0
@erichbergen @WaitressMusical @SaraBareilles This is outstanding!!!— Marilyn Denis (@Marilyn Denis) 1563106535.0
@erichbergen @WaitressMusical @SaraBareilles I ❤️ NYC 👏👏👏👏😁👏👏👏👏— LadyJCMuses (@LadyJCMuses) 1563110331.0
@AnnaMaeMurphy4 @WaitressMusical What an amazing moment! Thanks for sharing! 😘— Roji hErranz (@Roji hErranz) 1563080092.0
@erichbergen @WaitressMusical @SaraBareilles You turned what could’ve been a huge disappointment into a once-in-a-l… https://t.co/gvvCOJsYxr— Mary Cicchitti (@Mary Cicchitti) 1563120714.0
According to Playbill, the following shows were able to resume with their scheduled performances:
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Be More Chill
Broadway Bounty Hunter (Off-Broadway)
Fiddler on the Roof (Off-Broadway)
But a vast majority of shows, including Tony winner Hamilton, were not as fortunate.
Blackout, #blackout! Due to the blackout in Times Square, tonight’s performance of #HamiltonBway has been cancelled… https://t.co/WnS9VFqzwh— Hamilton (@Hamilton) 1563064628.0
@HamiltonMusical The real Alexander Hamilton didn’t need electricity.— Matt (@Matt) 1563064666.0
The cast from Ain't Too Proud sang out from the windows of their respective dressing rooms from inside the Imperial Theater.
One enthusiastic Twitter user captured the performance and misidentified the cast with that of Hamilton, who resides next door at the Richard Rogers Theater.
@cnn @HamiltonMusical was cancelled due to the blackout. The cast sang to us from above the Rodgers Theater in NY.… https://t.co/T5YiODoTe7— A (@A) 1563065513.0
@lemonfuzz @CNN @HamiltonMusical I see @derrickbaskin -- I think that's actually @AintTooProud? (The theatre is rig… https://t.co/am4VedQDtz— Laura Heywood (@Laura Heywood) 1563070077.0
The largest crowd assembled outside Carnegie Hall, where the Millennial Choirs and Orchestra gave a performance after their canceled concert.
@KatrinaNeeper Here is another video outside Carnegie Hall. You can use it on CNN. My name is Ken Richardson, and I… https://t.co/huYaXL0ZDW— Ken Richardson (@Ken Richardson) 1563068095.0
I guess this is what they call a New York moment. After being trapped on the F for an hour because of the power out… https://t.co/3EWZJdvJ8D— Briallen Hopper (@Briallen Hopper) 1563063618.0
@KarenMPeterson @cedarwingwax Hi! My sister performed in the same choir last night in Carnegie Hall. The piece is a… https://t.co/w4DqxwRY9j— Chandler🥴 (@Chandler🥴) 1563069372.0
@briallenhopper This is what makes America great. Not political parties, ideologies, or flags. But people, all pe… https://t.co/OCU71jcZI1— Rubin Safaya (@Rubin Safaya) 1563065786.0
@briallenhopper God bless the #MillenialChoir More people heard your concert due to the #nycblackout2019— kit (@kit) 1563066417.0
There were no deaths or injuries reported during the blackout that affected over 73,000 homes and businesses.
John McAvoy, chief executive of utility Con Edison said "it does not appear related to excessive load."
New York endured significant power outrages before, including one following Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the Northeast blackout that lasted an entire day in 2003.
Ticket holders may have been inconvenienced for the time being with canceled shows, but they witnessed intimate and once-in-a-lifetime experiences with these impromptu performances.
New Yorkers know how to handle chaos in the city. And for that, they should take a bow.