GHD Conspiracy

I can barely contain my excitement as my favorite holiday of the year is this week, yes, I am talking about February 2nd, Groundhogs Day (GHD).  Oh, so it may also happen to my brothers birthday….how lucky to be born on such a great holiday.   It also happens to be a title of a wonderful movie starring the great Bill Murray and the beautiful Andie MacDowell.  A little known fact is that the movie is directed by Harold Ramis who starred with Murray in both Ghostbusters and Stripes…..but I digress…

If the groundhog dude see’s his shadow it’s another 6 weeks of Winter or is it that we’ll have an early Spring…. Depending on who you ask GHD is based on either an old Scottish couplet, “If Candlemas day is bright and clear, there’ll be two Winters in the year,” or on some German legend.  WHATEVAH – The bottom line is that on Feb 2 every year folks head up to Gobblers Knob, a wooded hill just outside of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to hear Phil’s prediction.Rumor has it that Phil started making his predictions in secret in 1887 and it wasn’t until 1966 that the event was made accessible to the public….maybe Dan Brown can write a new novel about the secret shadow society of Phil and his ability to control weather.I also read that Phil emerges from a heated burrow….why would a mensa groundhog want to stroll on out into a harsh February Pennsylvania day from a heated burrow?  Makes no sense.  Do you think he also has cable?  FYI – 90% of the time Phil see’s his shadow which means that there will be another 6 weeks of winter.  That’s interesting because it is almost 6 weeks exactly from GHD to the first day of spring….hmmmm.For more GHD info check out this website:  www.groundhog.org  POST GHD UPDATE – PHIL DIDN’T SEE HIS SHADOW!!!  SPRING IS JUST ABOUT HERE!  Yea, right….. Cheers

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