Here are four things to look forward to in August despite the pandemic.
1. In sports, Major League Baseball and the NBA got under way this week, and the NHL will join them this weekend. The season resumes tomorrow, after being on hold since mid-March.
2. On TV,"Big Brother"returns to CBS next Wednesday, and it's an All-Star season . . . Shark Week is back on Discovery a week from Sunday, on August 9th . . . and the"Video Music Awards"are set to air on MTV on August 30th.
3. There are a couple things happening in OUTER SPACE that you can enjoy while still social distancing. SpaceX's Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission will return to Earth from the International Space Station this Sunday. (You can watch it on Space.com.)
There's also going to be a full Moon this Sunday morning . . . it's called a Full Sturgeon Moon. And the Perseid Meteor Shower is going on now, but it'll peak on August 11th and 12th between midnight and dawn. Just go outside and look up.
4. There are no federal holidays in August, so you're not going to get any days off work. But there are a TON of fun, smaller holidays, including: National Girlfriends Day tomorrow . . . Friendship Day on Sunday . . . Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on the 4th . . .
National Underwear Day on the 5th . . . International Beer Day on the 7th . . . National Relaxation Day on the 15th . . . our personal favorite, National Radio Day on August 20th . . . and National Dog Day on the 26th.