I woke up Middle Daughter at 10:00 so we could watch the meteor shower. And although we did see quite a few shooting stars (about one every 90 seconds or so) it wasn't as spectactular as it could have been because our next-door neighbor has about 50,000 lumens of WHITE christmas lights lining their lawn and driveway and sidewalk, along with three porch lights and two lights on the garage.
Now, I'm no Scrooge, and I like Christmas lights, but at 10:30 at night? During the most active meteor shower of the year? Give it a rest, people.
I often long for a blackout just so I can see some stars.