It's come to my attention that some of you have a problem with the Blue Angels flying around during Seafair. The planes are too loud. Or maybe too dangerous. I don't know. I couldn't really hear your complaints over the sound of the WORLD'S GREATEST DISPLAY OF AERIAL ACROBATICS taking place right outside my window.
Living in Washington, D.C., I grew to hate the monuments and Smithsonian and all the other incredible free crap around the city because, to me, all those attractions just meant more fanny-packed tourists to maneuver around on the Metro.
But this is different. I had to slalom the wool-sock-and-sandals crowd for six months of the year. The Blue Angels are only around for the weekend. And they actually do something cool and dangerous!
I just watched four Hornets buzz my apartment building at roughly Mach 1,000. And sure, my ears are bleeding, the phone won't stop ringing -- even though I'm pretty sure I don't have a land line -- and I'll probably be forced from on to use one of those old timey horns in order to hear anything.
But it was totally worth it!
F yeah, America! Beat that, Natural History Museum!
Now would someone please answer that goddamn phone.