Saturday, April 07, 2007

The hell?...

It snowed here last night. Not a dusting...INCHES of snow. I was almost late for work because I hadn't budgeted in time in APRIL to clean an inch of heavy, wet snow off of BD. Paging Al Gore...methinks the man is onto something.

And just because it's 9 a.m. on a Saturday and I've already been up for 5 hours [don't ever say your government isn't working for you, MMMKAY?!] a random reflection: N and I have seen this helicopter several times recently over DC, obviously part of the local USCG contingent. This dauphin style, with the enclosed FENESTRON tail rotor, is a major favorite of mine. The sound is very distinctive, and the visual aesthetic is stunning, but we were wondering who was responsible for this lovely, functional bit of engineering daring do. After a little research with my buddy Mr. Google, come to find out--much to the dismay of he-who-Shelby-will-not-be-able-to-meet-because-she-is-trapped-in-the-valley--this chopper is French. But I think we can just gloss over that part, don't you?


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