|At the bus stop, at 6.12am|
|All went by in a blur|
It was a lovely morning with time to catch up with tweepsters and ABC staff including Spencer, Scott Spark and our favourite newsreader, Shelley Lloyd. It was also the day before Spencer's birthday, so a lovely morning. Well done all.
I had planned to go over to the city to retrieve a problematic iTunes card I'd bought my brother a couple of weeks earlier. He sent an email just a couple of hours earlier to say he'd managed to have it seen to and so I didn't need to cross the river. I opted to catch the bus back home and resume the day's work.
Turned out to be a fortuitous decision. Just at that time, Queen Street Mall went into 'lockdown' mode, completely shutdown as police had to apprehend a clearly troubled person. I was home by the time it was well underway. I watched with some trepidation as it unfolded on twitter and live reports on the radio. Some of the reporting and eyewitness accounts went dangerously across some lines I think. At times like this, I can't help but recall a knife attack we watched live on Japanese news many many years ago. The cameramen later claimed they didn't expect to capture a murder live...it raised all sorts of ethics questions--should they have stopped, intervened, was it simply their job to keep filming? There are so many lines crossed and redrawn in these situations.
|Reading ahead, at 6.12pm|
I was about to head off to the beer and pizza Friday night when I took this shot...just trying to catch up on some negative sleep hours.
Manly won, by the way. Hehe.