As I drove up the winding road to Dinosaur Point, I idly mused upon the higher implications of Yahoo P/E ratios as I contemplated the shrinking ozone layer. When I arrived at the parking lot, it was filled with friends eager for a night's observing. I counted at least 56 telescopes set up.
I started my night's observing with one of my favorite objects, M 10. It seemed most like the face of God. After I'd spent a few minutes looking at that, I sought IC 1293. It was better than Miss Piggy. After I'd spent a few minutes looking at that, I star-hopped to M 77 in Ophiuchus. It appeared as an inflamed monkey butt.
After a short break to have a smoke, I identified IC 3611. It looked a bit like the eye of God. Next, I stumbled upon NGC 3197. It was a blurry likeness of Demi Moore. Then, I jumped to M 14. It seemed just like the eye of God. Then, I tried for IC 1471 in Gemini. It looked a bit like black pearls on flocked paper. Then, for a real challenge, I sketched B 247 in Serpens. It compared favorably with a swarm of bees. Then, for a real challenge, I identified NGC 3116 in Canes Venatici. It appeared to be Dubya. Next, attacking my personal nemesis, I found by accident IC 877. It was better than ripples of water. Then, I had a chance to see NGC 4999 in Serpens. It seemed just like two scoops of spumoni ice cream. Then, I went for B 500 in Fornax. It was like 60 grit carborundum on asphalt.
After a short break to warm up in the car, I checked out M 64. It reminded me of Miss Piggy. After that, I logged NGC 2835. It would be easy to confuse with the last six objects I'd seen.
After a short break to drink a slurpie, I accidentally located B 94 in Ursa Minor. It somewhat resembled a glimmer of the Big Bang. With that checked off my list, I hunted for NGC 3914. It somewhat resembled the exhaust from a diesel Suburban. Next, attacking my personal nemesis, I glimpsed B 614 in Fornax. It would be easy to confuse with a cantilever bra.
Finally, it was time to pack up and leave. As I drove home, I contemplated the events of the night, and realized that any night out under the sky with good friends is better than stale peeps.