So, one of the things I did yesterday while D was at school was read the newspaper. This in and of itself is nothing earth-shattering. You probably don’t know because I’ve never talked about it here, but I’m a bit of a stargazer. I mostly suck at it, but I just looooove to watch the night sky. Right there, on the FRONT PAGE of the newspaper yesterday is a headline that says: “Stargazers, get your telescopes ready for tonight’s celestial light show.” To which I would like to say, BULLOCKS!
“After midnight, look up in the northeast for the annual Perseid meteor shower, consistently one of the most spectacular celestial shows of the year.”
I told Honey that if we were up that late, which we likely would be despite the fact that I really am trying to go to bed by 10:35 p.m., we should go outside and watch.
So we did.
For 45 minutes.
I saw three shooting stars and he saw bupkus.
And now that I’ve gone back and re-read the article for the purposes of comlaining about it, I have another thing to add to the list. Remember the headline? About bringing out your telescopes? “For the best view, don’t bother to set up a telescope — a meteor shower is best observed with your naked eye under a dark sky, blah blah blah MORE LIES!!”
And p.s. the shooting stars I saw? NOT IN THE NORTHEAST, EITHER.