February 02, 2004

Happy Groundhog Day!

Gee, ol' Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. A few upstart competitors didn't, but the consensus is that there will be "six more weeks of winter." Wow, what a shock. Since winter lasts exactly until March 20th every single year, this is not exactly what I call news. I think it's a cute tradition that has gotten out of hand, due in no small part to the popularity of the movie Groundhog Day. I love that movie -- it's one of those that will make me stop and watch if I come across it, no matter how many times I've seen it before -- but when they interview people every year who are disappointed that spring won't be here early...whatever.