Groundhog Day.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Today on "Groundhog Day," we got to celebrate with our very own groundhog - the one that lives in the backyard. He's lived in that giant hole on the right since we moved in, but we haven't seen him for months. It's no coincidence he came out at such an appropriate time, right? :)
Let me just say... Puxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day is one of the oddest traditions ever. Men in black wearing top hats lift up this poor groundhog in the air and thousands cheer. Then they read from a scroll, "Hear ye... hear ye..." and call this clueless groundhog "the prognosticator of all prognosticators" and then when he "proclaims" that "6 more weeks of winter there must be" they all boo. And he looks more confused than ever. What a weird, weird (and funny) tradition. You've got to watch the video here.

So did our groundhog see his shadow? I'm not really sure.
But he did look kind of confused, because if his Pennsylvania cousin really thinks there's going to be 6 more weeks of winter, that's really no problem for us. This winter has been the mildest I can remember - so hey, bring it on! Or maybe he looked confused because as he emerged from his burrow he didn't really get the pomp and circumstance he was expecting.

Toooo strange. :)


  1. what the...?! that is so random but i love it!

  2. My dad loves the movie. It's so weird

  3. ha! Awesome. Looks like he did see (or at least have) his shadow! But I'm not complaining about six more weeks of mild chill either. :)


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