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Aug 11, 2017 — by: Chrystal Vaughan

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Part Five of Five (The Recap)

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Okay not really. But how weird is this eclipse business going to be? I mean, let's think about it...

Moon: "Hey Sun, you're in the way."

Sun: "Um,'s my turn to play with the sky. You're supposed to be asleep."

Moon: "This night shift business is for the birds."

Is that how this conversation goes between celestial bodies? I don't know. I don't speak star, or moon.

Side note: do you know what happens when you search for gifs of eclipse? You get a whole lotta sparkly vampires

Let's Recap This Business

To begin with, we talked about some ideas for positioning your business as elegantly as the moon positions itself in front of the sun on August 21st. Remember how we are going to have a million-ish people coming through here? You business peeps need to get a slice o' that pie! Hopefully, if you're having an eclipse party, you have your menu and licences and technology and staff ready to rock and roll.

Then, we discussed the logistics of Eclipse-O-Rama; the good, bad, and the ugly. Like, what is an eclipse exactly and how can you see it without burning out your retinas. Good info on that, if I do say so myself. (Okay, I cited it from reliable sources. So?)

After that, I may have mentioned some pretty important safety tips (yes, I am using this as an excuse to post that video AGAIN. You're welcome). If you missed them, you could die in a horrible post-eclipse apocalyptic zombie infested...ok, not really. But your safety is still king, Chamber-verse.

(I told you I was going to play this again. Don't look so shocked!)

And then lastly, I gave you this handy little checklist of things you can do to make life...and business...easier during the week before and the day of the big event. I love making lists because I like to check things off the list. It makes me feel very accomplished. Sometimes I write things on the list like, "Get out of bed," and "Take a shower," just so I can have the satisfaction of crossing them off the list because, let's face it, eventually I'm going to do those things anyway. They're a gimme, I know. But I digress...


And that's pretty much all I have for you on this eclipse stuff, Chamber-verse. There's a shindig down at Sugarman's Corner that morning, hosted by the Downtown Association and I'm sure you are all hosting or attending parties of your own, or running businesses, or holding your pets close while peering up at the sky through the safety of your eclipse glasses. But I want to leave you (for now) with these funny post circulating the interwebs. Enjoy!

"It got a little darker then lighter. The end." —@howlongcanmynameb

“ok, so it appears that the eclipse was not a portent of the apocalypse. unless…what if it's a subtle apocalypse? it's possible.” —@thelittleidiot

“Is it bad that instead of just going outside I'm watching photo updates of the eclipse on instagram?” —@DramaBeats


"Top 8 Places Where You WON'T Be Able To See The Eclipse" —@FunnyOrDie


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