Phil sees his shadow!

Photo by Eddie~S, CC BY 2.0

Photo by Eddie~S, CC BY 2.0

In the key news event of the day, I’m sad to report that it was sunny in Punxsutawney, PA, spooking the groundhog and plunging us into another 6 weeks of winter.

This has not been a winter anyone wants to linger.  A mini-ice age threatens the east, while 11 western states are morphing into Death Valley.  And to add insult to injury, here in northern California, where legions of disgruntled football fans are settling in to watch those other teams play – all the while muttering that at least spring training starts soon – spring may be on hold!

So as the blues settle in like the overcast on this chilly, cloudy, but rainless day, only three suggestions come to mind:  (1)  book a flight to Hawaii, (2) drink some more caffeine, (3) watch a funny movie.

It just so happens that I have an idea for number 3:

"Don't drive angry!"

“Don’t drive angry!”

PostScript: For readers outside our borders, who may not get all my topical references, here is a brief glossary:

  1. February 2 is “Groundhog Day.”  When the groundhog emerges (most famously, Punxsutawney Phil, in Pennsylvania), if he sees his shadow, it will spook him and he’ll return to his burrow for another 6 weeks of winter.
  2. Here in the western US, where we have no groundhogs, it’s sometimes called Prairie Dog Day, but that hasn’t gained much traction in the media yet.
  3. Local sports fans are disgruntled because our beloved 49’ers were knocked out of the playoffs by the devil-spawned Seattle Seahawks.  No real rancor, although we hates them forever, my precious.

Let me know if I can be of any further assistance explaining my rant.

8 thoughts on “Phil sees his shadow!

  1. honestly, can you think of a year, ever! when than damn rat DID NOT see his shadow?? i’ve always been confused. to see his shadow, the sun has to be out and shining. i would take that as a harbinger of good news. why isn’t it the other way around?


  2. Thanks for the movie recommendation. Honestly, I’ve never seen it, but this just might be the year for it. Sure wish I had watched the movie and skipped that lousy game yesterday.


  3. Groundhog Day was one of my favorite movies. It really IS funny. Yeah, I wish we could get more rain. I worry that, since we are having summer in winter, we are going to get winter in summer, here in sunny California.


  4. Here in New York we are paying for his prediction today -it has been snowing non stop for 8 hours now. so over this winter thing. BTW: I wholeheartedly believe in all three options you offer (hawaii, caffeine and bill murray) 🙂


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