Jon Phipps’ not-an-NSDL blog

May 8, 2007

The view from 900 feet

Filed under: Personal — Jon Phipps @ 11:55 am

We have an environmentally insensitive hot tub outside in the backyard that’s surrounded on 3 sides by a ‘privacy’ fence. We also live about 4 miles from a small airport, and it’s not unusual at all to have a plane fly by at a fairly low altitude. So I didn’t pay any attention to our airspace today as I stepped out of my robe and into the hot tub, until the plane flying overhead cut his (her?) engine and circled, slowly, with my hot tub at the center of the circle. Of course I could just have been imagining that I was briefly the center of someone’s attention, but still, I looked up and waved. Then went back to watching the far more interesting barn swallows chasing each other around the yard. After completing the circle, the pilot resumed the plane’s original heading and things got quiet again.  

Sometimes there’s a lot less privacy out here in the country than there would ever be in the city.

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1 Comment »

  1. Wouldn’t it be cool if the plane was taking picks for Google maps? Digg would have “Naked Dude Waving from Hot Tub” with the coordinates listed. It’d make the front page.

    (this comment form is not so nice…I put me name only and poof went me message…had to re-write)

    …and yes, I’m still up working too late.

    Comment by chris — May 9, 2007 @ 4:53 am


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