I'll bet I'm not the only school teacher who tries to catch up on doctors' appointments in the summertime. But I went to one appointment, and it led to tests, and now I need blood work and more tests, and in the meantime I scheduled other routine maintenance, plus I have teacher workshops all week. Any deity who's bored will need to lob some meteors or something, because things aren't looking good here for our daily little chit-chats.
My three readers know I stink at doing links (but take a snobby pride in it). So here's the URL for a cool site that reports "pings" every time there's a meteor passing over an observation site in Texas.
Considering that this is the Perseids week, you might like the cool white noise, with an occasional "whoosh" of fireball. The Perseids will reach their peak in the wee hours of Friday morning, but any night this week, especially after midnight, you could spot Perseus streaking across the sky.
Perseus has stopped by here a few times -- never for a very long stay. He declares that he's never bored, because in August everyone starts looking for him.
I expect "The Gods Are Bored" will be back in business by Thursday. In the meantime, here's a philosophical question. Would you attend a rally at which someone burned the Confederate battle flag, otherwise known as the "Stars and Bars?" Would you be willing to burn a "Stars and Bars" yourself? If so, why? If not, why not?
(Damn, that does sound like a school teacher, doesn't it?)