Friday, February 1, 2008


February 2.

Only the most important weather predicting day of the year.
By far, the stupidest thing on my calendar.

As far as I'm concerned, if I don't get the day off or at least some crappy gift, it ain't a holiday.
Yet some podunk, backwoods city in Pennsylvania spends the whole year prepping for this little beaver thing to schlep out of its' hole.

Ceremonies are planned, guests are invited, there's probably a tent rented, and everybody dusts off the ol' tophat.... for an event that takes about 6 seconds. Unless the little badger doesn't emerge on his own and they have to drag his furry ass out. Thus only adding to the joyful bliss of this momentous occasion.

This is a lot of pressure for a groundhog.
If he's right, they feed him for another year.
If he's wrong, I think they eat him.
Isn't that what "ground chuck" is?

Turns out that the National Climatic Data Center rates the accuracy of the bucktooth little furball at 39%.
That kinda sucks.
But it's still better than the local weatherman.
And the woodchuck doesn't have a doppler radar. No Viper 2000. No stormseeker 800. No thermometer. No nothin.
He's workin with the sun, a hole, and a cloud.
So some slack is due.

'Cause suns, holes, and clouds ain't easy to work with.


Sarabeth said...

I agree. A very silly reason to name a day.

Blog Hopping---HP

Weird, the word verification was endym, which is the first letters of Endymion, the craziest parade that goes through Mid-City of New Orleans tomorrow.

Mommy Bits said...

It's one of the silliest holidays.....

Blog Hopping,
Anastasia Beaverhousin 8-)

Ps. My word verification was not a word.....

Tara R. said...

Hey it's good work if you can get it.

Etcetera - blog hopper

Maria said...

At least he's got his good looks going for him - those are never disputed. :)

Blog Hopper!

Anonymous said...

Well...ummm...Happy Ground Hog Day?

damonm55 said...

Bad news. The rat saw his shadow. 6 more weeks of winter ahead.
Which stinks 'cause these Florida 70 degree winters are brutal

A Man Among Mommies said...

Very Silly indeed... I live near the town many of the scenes for "Ground Hog Day" was filmed.. The house in the movie is for sale..

Blog Hopping With Baby... (2 week old on my chest)

Honeybell said...

I've spent a week trying to convince my 6 year old that GHD is NOT A REAL HOLIDAY!!! THERE WILL BE NO GIFTS!!

It's futile. I hate the calendar people.

Drunken Honey ~ BLog Hoppin'!

Zoe's Dad said...

I took my twins to the mall today--not in celebration of Ground Hog Day--Their birthday was yesterday. Anyway, seems Build-a-Bear Workshop has groundhogs to stuff. Or had--they were sold out.

I got a monkey instead.

Stacey said...

Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Blog Hoppin' Saturday!
"Margarita Mom" said...

This has always been a head scratcher for me. If he sees his shadow, we get 6 more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow then we only have 1.5 months left. Doesn't 6 weeks = 1.5 months? Sounds like a great excuse to party!!!

Maureen said...

Hahahaha! Yeah, I figure he STILL is more accurate than our local weather people.

Still blog hoppin'

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