Thursday, February 1

Anticipation is Rising

Anticipation is rising, especially in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Tomorrow morning at 7:25 a.m. on Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney Phil will come out of his electrically heated burrow, look for his shadow and utter his prediction to a Groundhog Club representative in "groundhogese." The representative will then translate the prediction for the general public.

If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it means spring is just around the corner.

Granted, Groundhogs Day is not a national holiday, but thousands of folks gather in Punxsutawney, PA every year for a week long celebration building up to Phil’s prognostication.

Residents contend that the groundhog has never been wrong, but according to Stormfax he has only been correct 39% of the time. The official Groundhog Day website has a complete schedule of the week long events.

For the Groundhog Day movie lovers, DirecTV will be broadcasting the movie all day tomorrow on the Comedy channel. To further demonstrate how weird I am, I can watch that movie over and over again. You know where I’ll be tomorrow.

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