Wednesday, February 2, 2011

the groundhog... liar.

Groundhog Day. I've never really understood the concept of this peculiar day. We all wait around with intense anticipation to watch a fat, furry, over-sized mole come out of a hole in the ground. The groundhog is then welcomed and encouraged to exit his hole by strange men in funny top hats. Then we base all of our hope in the fat, furry creature's very inaccurate weather prediction. I mean, really? How is this day even listed on the calendar? At least they made a good movie out of it.

Well... if you're into that sort of thing, then you probably have already heard the 2011 Groundhog outcome... no shadow. An early spring.
Really Mr. Groundhog?? I mean, seriously? Over half of the country is practically shut down due to the massive snow/ice storm that hit yesterday. But apparently, we should be experiencing gorgeous, sunny, 70 degree spring days at any moment...

Happy Groundhog Day, folks... hope it's a great one! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the very first Thankful Thursday linky party!!

7 comments:

Matt, Carrie, Lucy and Molly Allen said...

well i just read that those weird guys in tophats make up the outcome before the groundhog even goes outside. so, really, what is the point?!

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

Couldn't agree more. What a ridiculous holiday, but I do enjoy the movie quite a bit. I'm hoping that this groundhog is somehow right, but being that i'm in one of those shutdown cities, I just don't see that happening anytime in the near future. Thanks anyway mr. grounhog.

Tara said...

im so ready for spring but i have a foot of snow out my backdoor :p

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B. said...

HA! Well said - I absolutely agree!

mleslie43 said...

Well, as a Houstonion and having only 19 degrees this morn I would wonder, but I am pretty sure that WE WILL have 70 degree weather probably by at least Sunday! That's the good part about living in Houston!

The enchanted home said...

Never understood the hype, media coverage and ridiculous cult like following of this silly holiday..I mean come on...like we are going to believe how a little rodent/critter behaves to tell us to tell us the weather? Seriously! Glad I am not the only one...that little lyin critter should go right back where he came from.....

Anne U said...

It's a funny movie though.