Friday, August 12, 2016

I was "That guy" today...

And my apologies to the world.

I was leaving a certain Navy base today when I saw this beautiful F-18 gate guardian.


I wanted a pic bad, so when the traffic light brought everyone to a stop, I got my camera phone out, brought up the camera app, rolled down the window (despite the rain) and took a couple of pictures.

Of course, as I was doing this, the traffic light gave the green arrow for the left turn lane that I was in. I was oblivious, of course, until someone behind me in the line of waiting cars honked their horn. I looked up, realized what was going on, and shot forward just as the light went yellow and cycled to red.

I was the only one that made it though--all the people that were behind me had to wait for the next cycle.

I am so sorry, America...For that brief moment in time, I became one of the very obliviots (oblivious idiots) that I routinely curse here. I have shamed and dishonored myself and I feel seriously remorseful.

On the other hand, I got a pretty good pic, don't you think?

22 comments:

  1. NAS Pensacola?

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    1. Nope. One much closer to home. Work visit, not fun visit.

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    2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Air_Station_Joint_Reserve_Base_New_Orleans

      Would this be the place? And yeah, cool pic.

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    3. Why yes, that might just be the place.

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    4. NAS Joint Reserve Base Belle Chasse

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  2. Nice pic, even if you DID piss a lot of Cajuns off...

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    1. Not many Cajuns here. Mostly Yugoslavian fisherman. Lots of names ending in ....vich.

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  3. Next time stop at the Blue Angel Lounge and get a good picture.

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  4. And some trivia....the name of the base commander is painted on the side of the plane.

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  6. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! PE nails it with some obvious inside knowledge.

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    1. Its just down the road and my niece was an aircraft controller there. Next time you are in the hood, stop at Salvos Seafood for a good poboy.

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    2. I second any suggestion involving Salvo's.

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  7. You're human, no biggee.
    Next time, how about a woman as a subject?
    (I know, I'm human, too!)
    :-)

    gfa

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  8. I've done it before myself a very very few times. And that is why I don't so PO'ed off at people as I used to (except the dangerous ones that do some sh*t that can get people killed.)

    Go have a good beer this afternoon (and yes the pict is great.)

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  9. Yeah, damn fine pic.

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  10. Thou art forgiven.

    Great pic!

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  11. Awesome photo - I would have done the same thing. Stay dry down there.

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  12. Heh heh. And you torment ME for my driving!

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  13. Any real photographer will tell you that yuo got the shot and the rest of it doesn't matter a crap. As long as you don't get arrested or beaten, that is.

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  14. The picture absolves your sin

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  15. I like that you admit your wrongness and hypocrisy. It's part of being a good man.

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