This is from a Texas point of view.

First and foremost, it's a partial eclipse for us in the Lone Star State. Texas will be getting a full eclipse on April 8th, 2024, which just happens to be my 57th birthday.

The eclipse will begin in Central Texas at 11:41 a.m. It will reach it's max at 1:10 p.m. But again, it's a partial. It's like being the designated driver to a strip club. Oh sure, you see some stuff, but you can't enjoy it to it's full potential.

And for you last minute shoppers looking for "safety" glasses, because nothing says "protection" quite like cardboard, just save your money and grab your cell phone. Face away from the sun and put you phone in selfie mode and look. Don't forget to say OOOH. (Also, don't stare at the phone too much. It can still hurt your eyes.)

Best bet is to just ignore the whole thing and watch it on the boob-tube. Or of course, the Internet.