Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The groundhog hates you

Or maybe it's just spring he hates. Apparently, good ole Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow so there's going to be six more weeks of winter.

The whole thing comes from a German tradition which says that if a hibernating animal (in this case, the groundhog) sees its shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter will last another six weeks. If it doesn't see it's shadow, legend says spring will come early. How they determine whether or not Phil has seen his shadow, I don't know. To my knowledge, Phil isn't a talking groundhog.

Today's post would be remiss if I didn't also mention the movie Groundhog Day. It's one of those movies I could watch over and over, oddly enough. And with that in mind, let me leave you with these parting words: "Don't drive angry!"

Also, enjoy the rest of your winter. Here in Florida, we don't pay too much attention to such things.


  1. HAHAHA dude, I heart that movie so much.

    Happy Groundhog Day!!

  2. I love that movie.

    So can we make a rule that when we get 6 more weeks of winter, we get a gift each week? Cuz then I could totally live with Phil seeing his shadow if I knew I was gonna get 6 weeks of gifts...

  3. The NY groundhog said the opposite. So confusing.

  4. They really mean the same thing, right? I don't get GH day. Oh, well, I adored the movie. :)

  5. I'm not surprised, considering how cold it's been. Heh.

  6. One of my nieces was born on GH day and my brother used to tell her she couldn't get a year older unless she saw her shadow. So she cried all day on her 6th birthday. "I done wanna be fiiiiiiive any mooores."

    We're such nice folks.

    Got another inch of snow this morning. :/