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Do you have a "work stoppage" song? Y'know, one where you just have to stop and dance? 

8 deviants said Yes, but it's silly and I'm not telling what it is.
2 deviants said No, this is a dumb question.
No deviants said Yes! It's (insert title/group here)
You might get a kick out of this.  I did.

I was heading to a job site in Palo Alto, got off the freeway, meandering up the Embarcadero I noticed barricades and police at each intersection waiting for something.  After I got to the site and finished most of the install, I needed to run to the local hardware store for a few nuts and bolts.  So I went to the parking lot, but the barricades were out and Embarcadero was closed.  For reference the Embarcadero is one of the MAJOR roads into town.  They won't close it for anything.  Nothing, period, end of statement.  Well except if the President of the United States was in town.  Guess who was going to Stanford?  Since the road was closed and I was stuck, I waited.  And scored!  I watched his motorcade drive by.


I wasn't able to finish the install that morning so I went back in the afternoon.  And saw President Obama on the return trip!

Convoy a is Embarcadero empty.  This just never happens, so I snuck into the middle of the road for this one.  And got shooed away by the CHP.

Convoy A by kaspired

Convoy b is the trip towards Stanford.

Convoy B by kaspired

Convoy C is the money shot.  It was taken on the return trip.  After watching the morning convoy, I had a pretty good idea where his limo(s) would be, so I was ready.  Bingo!  Out of three limos by blind dumb luck I picked the right one.  I left the download feature enabled, and if it’s enlarged enough there is a certain face peering back out the window. 

Convoy C by kaspired

Convoy d is Embarcadero as it usually is.  Just for reference.

Convoy D by kaspired

Plus, as I was driving back to the freeway, I noticed an airliner where airliners usually aren't.  Then saw the blue nose.  It was Air Force One.

How cool is THAT?  I was probably 15 feet away from President Obama.  Admittedly I was standing on the sidewalk and he was going 40 mph, but that’s really irrelevant.

BTW, I emailed these photos to some friends and their reactions surprised me.  It was split right down party lines.  My Democratic friends were very excited and all for the sighting.  But to a person, every Republican had a derisive remark.  Weather the comment was accurate or relevant or not didn’t matter.  They just had to try a slip in something.


  • Listening to: T.Bone Burnette
  • Reading: cheezy sci-fi
  • Watching: The daylight fade away
  • Drinking: yes


United States
Thanks to Wolich22 for this portrait, and for letting me use it for my I.D.

Current Residence: San Francisco Bay Area
Favourite genre of music: rock
Favourite style of art: something that makes you think
Operating System: steel and flint
MP3 player of choice: CD's
Shell of choice: abalone
Skin of choice: tanned
Favourite cartoon character: How many guesses do you want?
Personal Quote: "Fear is the little mind killer. You panic you freeze, you freeze you crash"



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Christopia1984 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey, I'm hosting a contest 2016 Summer Olympics Fan Art Contest! Wanna join in?
kaspired Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
Hmmm...  That has potential.  I've already done a TdF-esque thing:  TDF by kaspired   So maybe I just might.
Christopia1984 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
That would be good, but I'm looking for entries that is this years, hope you understand.
kaspired Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
Oh yeah, the bicycle drawing was just an example.
Bostongirl7519 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016

This Monsoon is just like me. LOL

LaddyLegasus Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome gallery, dude. 
kaspired Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Thanks, man!  Comments like that make this all worthwhile.
LaddyLegasus Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!
YourFakeMustache Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mother of mee I love your work!
kaspired Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
Oh my!  :blush:
JosephBloggs2011 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
No worries man!
CAPTAIN-CHETO Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good art :la:
kaspired Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
Thanks!  Comments like that make all this worthwhile.
tomorrow78 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
San Francisco Bay area? Cooooooooool!
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