Six more weeks of winter? Boo! Hiss!

Well. Punxsutawney Phil has done it again. Casting his ominous shadow, Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter. February 2 is the official Groundhog Day when men in tall hats in a small town in rural Pennsylvania hold up the fat furry creature for all to see. It is also a "cross-quarter" day in the solar calendar, a day that falls exactly between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Groundhog Day originated with the Germans who emigrated to Pennsylvania. They wanted to use a badger but couldn't find too many, so settled on our beloved groundhog.

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If you ask me, the validity of this whole groundhog ordeal seems dubious at best.

But honestly, I hope that this day keeps repeating for me like in that one movie. What was it called? Oh. That's right. When Harry Met Sally.


I'd rather watch Mr. Murray in Groundhog Day.