Groundhog Day

Manana, February 2nd, is Groundhog Day. The holiday began as a German custom in southeastern and central Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, and has its origins in ancient European weather lore, wherein a badger or sacred bear is the "prognosticator." Sounds fancy. 

Dear, groundhoggy Punxsatawney Phil the 33rd will either come out of his little home for a brief suntan . . . or burrow down in his underground chamber for a long, dreary spring-winter, thereby ruining my week. 

And a sacred badger?! Hello, Wisconsin is only a full-fledged badger town-slash-state. Why isn't this a local holiday?

P.S. That movie was the worst. Made me want to rip my hair out. Perhaps that explains Bill Murray's shiny dome.

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