Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Meteor Shower

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Did any of you view the meteor shower last night?

I did a little research and read that the best viewing time would be at 2:00 a.m. and the best method would be to lay flat on your back with an unobstructed view of the sky.

I crept out of bed at the appropriate time and quietly opened the front door. I thought about the back yard being more private since it is surrounded by a privacy fence, but there are so many trees back there that I didn't think I would be able to get a good view.

I could see that it was a clear night and I walked out into the yard a little way to find a good spot. I was planning to wait until I was sure there would be a good show before waking anyone else up.

That's when I started thinking, "What if I lie down and fall asleep? And don't wake up until, say, 6:30? What if someone sees a woman lying motionless in her front yard and calls the police? And they come to check it out? Then file a police report? And it ends up in the local paper?"

All police reports end up in our local paper. Including names and addresses.

That's when I turned around and went back to bed without seeing a single shooting star.

So, did any of you see it?

6 comments:

Pat's Place said...

Nope! We had clouds--no rain that we desperately need, but we had those hazy clouds that keep you from seeing anything. Bummer! But I would LOVE to see that report in your small hometown paper. I got such a laugh out of it. Ha-ha!

everychapter said...

Hilarious! I actually laughed out loud reading your account. Thanks for the smile. (I didn't even know there was a meteor shower...).

Amy said...

HAhahHAHhAH! I don't think I would have even thought about what passer-bys might have thought of a motionless woman laying in the yard! That is just too funny.

Oh, and no. I didn't even know there was one. lol

Sarah said...

That is hilarious! I would never have thought of that, but I would have been worried that one of my kids would wake up and wonder where Mommy went.

Next time, you will have to take an alarm clock out with you! :-)

Amy said...

Arrgh! I forgot all about it! But I didn't know it was going to be at 2am, so I guess I didn't miss anything after all.

Too funny on the idea of falling asleep in the front yard. Good thinking! ;)

jskell911 said...

We had awful low hanging clouds and thunderstorms, so no meteor shower for us this year!

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