Tuesday, August 02, 2011

#10 negative - helicopters




august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.  

i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania.  we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena.  when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg.  i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city.  i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena.  i am going to start with ten positives and ten negatives, alternating back and forth each day.  concluding with my top ten things about life in pasadena.

here is the first negative about pasadena...


i'm sure there is a good reason for having noisy flying machines buzzing overhead...  news, traffic, and police all use them i'm sure.  but for the amount of noise they create, and the time of day they fly (usually late in the evening), they are certainly one thing i will not miss about this city.

7 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

Last nite I noticed one hovering stationary over Old Pas & thot negatively about that too!

If growth in the city means more of that, then NO Thanks!

altadenahiker said...

Many congratulations, Ben. We'll miss you.

Bellis said...

Congratulations, Ben, I'm with Karin - we'll miss you. When I take a vacation, I always comment on how lovely it is not to have helicopter noise. It was almost the best thing about Costa Rica. We have more than our fair share in West Pasadena. It's become a tradition to fly the copter round and round above us on Saturday evenings when we're relaxing over dinner on the deck. Sometimes I call the base to ask what the problem is. Nine times out of ten, someone called to say things like, they'd come home and seen a light on in the house that they were sure they hadn't left on.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

The metal birds? If you live near a freeway, they are frequent visitors

Again congratulations. I assume your done with school. Does this mean you'll be a minister?

ben wideman said...

I am in the middle of my final two classes. They will both be done at the end of August.

Yes, I will be a Mennonite pastor working primarily with youth and young adults.

Thanks for your congrats, PA!

Cafe Pasadena said...

I saw/heard another copter circling, around the 210Fw area, an hour ago.

ben wideman said...

Always Cafe, always.