Driving onto base the other day, as I handed my ID card to the security guard, an F-22 Raptor took off just to the left of the gate where the runway ends. It was really loud and really cool. I was distracted as I drove through and watched for the other jets taking off behind the first. I managed not to crunch into the car in front of me, but the sound of jets is an awesome way to start the morning--even though I wasn't really looking forward to taking my bed-headed self to the gym.
I had a great workout, but realized that I left my towel in the car. Luckily I realized that fact before I took off all my clothes--that's happened a few times before and putting sweaty clothes back on isn't really that pleasant. Well, as I walked out to the car, I looked down and saw a little leaf on the ground that looked just like a jet! It was a little Raptor Leaf! Luckily my Rebel Baby was in the car because I was taking it to work to document the tearing up of cubicles (in a good way). So, there I was...on the ground trying to get an artfully macro shot of this leaf that looks like a plane. I was probably at it for about five minutes before I realized that I really needed to get the towel and actually get dressed and go to work.
If you're not really thrilled with the Raptor Leaf, here's an actual F-22 pic...just for comparison. Try not to get too excited, they're only worth about $150M each. Compare that to my leaf which is priceless! haaaaaaaaaa