BlueAngel.jpgReaders from SoMa to North Beach just alerted us that the Blue Angels, scheduled to start practice for Fleet Week festivities at 1 today, have hit our skies right on schedule.

“Just heard the Blue Angels. I feel good about my taxpayer dollars!” said L, and T says “Blue Angels! Over the bay bridge right now.”

Oh! I just heard them in the Outer Sunset, too. I forgot how loud they are, man! Good thing my dog’s nearly deaf, she used to hate those guys. Update: She’s not a deaf as we thought, she is FREAKING OUT.

So, no, that sounds not the world coming to an end (probably), it’s just (warning very irritating audio) the Blue Angels.

For a full calendar of Fleet Week activities, here you go.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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