In my entire life I had never seen a solar eclipse. I remember people talking about them in elementary school and I never knew what they were talking about because somehow I always missed the event. This year, at 27, I finally got to see the solar eclipse...and I am pretty sure it didn't look nearly as cool as it was supposed to. Marine layer and fog made this eclipse pretty boring. I would have missed it again and not even realized what was going on if all of our neighbors weren't outside with multiple pairs of sunglasses on staring up at the sky.
Not very cool if you ask me, but at least I can say I finally saw a solar eclipse.