I thought it might be too flippant to mention these facts in my post yesterday:
On September 11, 2001 my husband and many other New Yorkers took stocking up on supplies to mean clean the shelves of the nearest liquor store. That day he brought home hundreds of dollars worth of wine.
Many babies were conceived in the weeks right after the attack. Lula however, was already a cluster of cells patiently waiting for her mom to wise up and pee on a stick.
I bought FDNY & NYPD shirts and hats for for my family that Christmas.
I was kind of unaware that other parts of the country were so affected by the attacks. I was always surprised to hear people talking about the ramifications it had on them in places like Dallas.
Erik's company was throwing him a "welcome back" party on 9/13. Invites were out. Space rented. Babysitter was hired. The party however, was cancelled.
Soon after advertising creatives were tasked with coming up with a campaign/message to improve morale and reassure tourists. I (heart) NY More Than Ever was born. My friend Gail (Hi Gail!) wrote the same line but her agency did not win the account and thus she didn't get the credit. Gail did write the line: Eat More Chicken for Chick-fil-A. She's a rock-star.
Yesterday someone IM'd me this joke
You said you'd never forget.
We both agreed that the best part of the joke was the relief that the punch-line wasn't more offensive.