I was hoping it'd be nice and dark this morning so I could sleep in. Usually, the sun's in the bedroom window that time of day. Wife woke me up to let me know the eclipse I intended to sleep through was happening. Thanks, dear.
During the 1970 eclipse, my dad let me look at it through his welding hood. It was just as Nolgroth describes. A dark blob with a sliver of slightly brighter stuff around it, tinted in super dark green. All in all, not too impressive. On a later eclipse (probably just an annular one), when I was in grade school, our class made pinhole projectors. Shadow with slightly brighter edges. Again, not super impressive.
I figure there must've been thousands of photographers with high end gear taking better pictures than those of it, and from a better position, so I'll check those out this time.