» No comet-viewing for me this time.

Fortune prick me, there's a comet in the sky and I didn't find out until a few days ago. >=(

They say it's the brightest comet in decades... unfortunately I haven't seen it, and probably won't get to, it's been cloudy and there's trees blocking the western horizon. :-( Also, I might be too far south anyway... all the pretty pictures I've seen so far are from observers in Canada, Scandinavia, etc.

I did get to see Hale-Bopp in 1997 (I think it was) and Halley in 1986.