It’s Groundhog Day!

And I’m watching Groundhog Day. Synergy. (And other meaningless business buzzwords.)

Also, this is the first time I’ve ever chosen to watch CMT. Clearly I need to buy Groundhog Day on DVD.

I feel like Groundhog Day (the holiday) isn’t much of a big deal here in Florida. Of course, we don’t so much have winter here, either. Who cares if spring comes early or not?

I don’t think I paid much attention to Punxsutawney Phil and the goings-on at Gobbler’s Knob when I was a kid. But ever since I went to college in western PA, I pay attention. Of course, when I was in college, Groundhog Day was just another excuse to drink excessively. I never made the pilgrimage to Punxsy (I hate the cold), but I knew people who went.

Punxsy will always be linked to IUP for me. For one thing, IUP has a campus in Punxsy. And my all-time favorite teacher, Mrs. McManus, a fellow IUP grad, did her student teaching in Punxsy. She used to tell us stories about the festivities.

And as it happens, Phil saw his shadow today, which means six more weeks of winter. Considering that winter has been pretty mild this year, I don’t know that anyone is too bummed about it.

Until tomorrow.


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