I was born/raised in OKC... Oklahoma gets a lot of flack here on Gawker Media (For reasons I don't really understand...) but I moved 5 months before it happened. My Mom, who worked for the OSSBA (Okie State School Board Association) and would have been in the building across the street from the Murrah Federal Building if we were still there.. Thankfully we moved to Ohio because who knows what could have happened.. Just like 9/11.. I will always remember the day that the bombing happened, coming home from school to my mom frantically calling her friends in Oklahoma to make sure they were all okay.. Then the next day, having kids at school asking me if I knew anyone that died..

S0rry, I've just been in a funk today because of this. I will always love my hometown. No matter how much flack it gets about being in the bible belt/being weird....