Good, I have no job, so I can stay up and watch the Perseid Meteor Storm on August 13th (at about 4am). This is also on skrape's b-day. Historically, celestrial events were harbringers of major events. Having them on your birthday usually mean they apply to you. Good or bad, you should have quite a 21st year. :-)
The bad, the house is on the wrong side of Bull Mountain to see it. We're the the South West side, and the storm originates to the North East, low to the horizon.
I would go up to Seattle, and try to talk everyone into staying up all night, but my Dad's b-day is the 14th, so I'm trapped here until his b-day has passed.
So, anyone in the Portland area want to find someplace with little light polution to go watch the meteor showers?