I was looking up at the stars a few minutes ago and I was thinking to myself, "why are they shimmering weirdly like that...?" Then I realized that this action is referred to as 'twinkling', as is exemplified in the familiar children's nursery rhyme.
In case anyone's wondering where I've been recently, Over the winter I temporarily relocated to a remote research facility in the Nevada desert to help develop novel bio-weapons systems for the United States military. The original plan was to reverse-engineer a certain strain of Mononegavirus that was previously thought extinct, and launch it from the International Space Station to take out Isis. The UN eventually caught wind of the project though, and we were shut down. My team got off scott-free, but what followed was a deep depression that seemed endless. I'm finally starting to get back on my feet again, but readjusting to civilian life is proving harder than I thought.