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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Guess who's coming to town?

(click on photographs to enlarge)

O. Sirens blaring, the motorcycles get the traffic to disappear on Kearny St., downtown San Francisco.

B. Somebody's coming. I counted close to 20 or 30 motorcycles. Must be someone really important. Now, who could that be?!?

A. Oh, I remember now. Didn't say they say in the paper that a certain First Lady is in town?

M. I make a lousy paparazzi.

Not only I didn't *see* who was in the back of the car (I was way too busy looking at the hot Secret Service guys in front), but my camera didn't either!!

Did I even get the right car? ;)

As I was snapping away, I heard a woman right behind me say a couple of times somewhat histerically "OMG, OMG, OMG, it's Michelle Obama and she's waiving at us, OMG, OMG, OMG!" and then ...
"Did you get it, did you get it, did you get it?!!"

A. Before I could answer one way or the other, the Motorcade had turned left on Pine St., and was heading towards the top of Nob Hill, probably towards the Fairmont Hotel, where San Francisco usually keeps the dignitaries. The whole thing lasted less than a couple of minutes.

I said, "OMG, OMG, yeah, I got something, I think, OMG, I don't know, let's have a look, OMG."

We looked at the pictures on my camera, feeling a little bit like teenagers having spotted Justin Timberlake or Britney.

I'll admit, it was all pretty exciting and uplifting and the sighting of the Motorcade kind of made my day for some reason.

Star-struck Tomate Farcie.

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Anonymous Janice said...

I know what you mean. I got all excited watching the new cable car come out on Monday. Then when I heard that later the Obama girls rode the same cable car that my son posed in front of, I got excited again. Silly but fun.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

So the Secret Service fellows were kind of hot, huh? LOL

7:54 AM  
Blogger AphotoAday said...

Oh cool...
Reporter T.F. is on the scene...

(((by the way, I was chowing down on a can of stewed tomatoes this evening and found out that Kitty absolutely loves them -- oh, I'm sure the can is a far cry from what your mother used to fix, but tomatoes and cats is a new one on me)))

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Brad said...

That's pretty cool. The best I've snagged was when the Premier of Vietnam visited the Don Sherwood golf store on Grant (apparently to buy some clubs) a few years ago - wasn't nearly as interesting, except for the burly secret service dudes in dark suits and glasses keeping an eye on everyone...

9:25 AM  
Blogger Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» thought maybe all the excitement was for Chuck Pefley...

6:38 PM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Janice: I still get excited when I see a cable car (and I see them every day!) so I can only imagine the excitement of riding a cable car right after a celebrity set foot on it ;)

Patty: well, maybe just the one in front, I don't know about all of them! ;)

APhotoaDay, Brad: Total accident. I was just walking down the street minding my own business, and there you have it. Moral of the story: always carry a camera when visiting San Francisco, you never know! ;) Too bad either of you weren't there, I'm sure you would have gotten much better shots!

Louis: Hey welcome back! Is the blog up and running again?:)

10:58 PM  
Blogger Louis la Vache said...

The "Frog Blog" isn't - but San Francisco Bay Daily Photo is still chugging along....

7:52 PM  

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