Daily Archives: February 2, 2017
Happy Groundhog Day…Happy Groundhog Day…Happy Groundhog Day
Do you know what day it is?
February 2, 2017.
Along with it being February 2, 2017, today is Groundhog Day. Yes, the one day each year when people (especially those who complain the most about wintry weather) pause their work and pay closest attention to…a groundhog and his shadow (or lack thereof) in Pennsylvania. This groundhog’s name is Punxsutawney Phil, of course.
And Punxsutawney Phil makes an annual prediction of whether we will (likely) endure more winter or if spring sun will rescue us a few weeks early. Remember those people mentioned above, the ones who complain about wintry weather, well…
Sadly (my view, anyways), Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow was visible early this morning, which doesn’t spell very good news. This shadow sighting translates to six more weeks of winter. Maybe my view of a longer winter will change when I can park my car in a garage? Perhaps. Anyways, today’s tradition centered on a groundhog is one of many reminders of why it’s fun to be an American. Think about that for a second. We turn our attention to a groundhog. How wildly fun is that? Personally, this is a great yearly event. I hope it continues for decades and decades and decades.
Another thing I hope continues for decades is our annual viewing of a B-movie classic.