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Happy Groundhog Day
Happy Groundhog Day
Happy Groundhog Day
Today is my favorite holiday....Happy Groundhog Day!

I had a cookie-cake thingy baked and decorated special, to help my coworkers all celebrate with me. Isn't it pretty? And festive?

I hope everyone has a groovy groundhog day, with many groundhog festivities, groundhog treats, and groundhog gifts. Or, at least, I hope we all have a delightful day largely devoid of over-commercialization.

The only downside to this lovely day is that we have to face six more weeks of winter.


edited to add: Why is Groundhog Day my favorite holiday?
That is an excellent question. I like Groundhog Day because of its basic silliness and ridiculousness. It's all about staring at a grumpy rodent, expecting it to predict the future! (Really no stranger than asking a weathermanperson to do so though....)

There is no religion or country or philosophy that its based on; it's something that can be embraced by everyone. Also (aside from in Punxsutawney) it is one of the least commercialized holidays out there! There are no gifts to buy, meals to make, cards to send. No obligations or expectations, no stress -- just good clean fun.

Besides, not many people list groundhog day as their favorite holiday. I like to be different. *grin*

Today I'm wearing my groundhog day sweatshirt that C bought me in 2003 (a flagrant violation of the company dress code, I'm afraid, but I put a nice wool jacket over it). I had a fancy cookie made, because it was my day to bring treats into the office. I wrote this nice LJ post, and I'm wishing everybody I see a happy groundhog day. Other than that, I have no groundhog plans -- I don't need any! If I developed any traditions or rituals, that would take away from the whole reason I like the holiday so much....
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replyhazy From: replyhazy Date: February 2nd, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
So tell us, why is Groundhog Day your favorite holiday?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 2nd, 2005 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is an excellent question. I like Groundhog Day because of its basic silliness and ridiculousness. It's all about staring at a grumpy rodent, expecting it to predict the future! (Really no stranger than asking a weathermanperson to do so though....)

There is no religion or country or philosophy that its based on; it's something that can be embraced by everyone. Also (aside from in Punxsutawney) it is one of the least commercialized holidays out there! There are no gifts to buy, meals to make, cards to send. No obligations or expectations, no stress -- just good clean fun.

Besides, not many people list groundhog day as their favorite holiday. I like to be different. *grin*
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anderale From: anderale Date: February 2nd, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

whatchoo lookin' at?!

Me either!

bob_the_mighty From: bob_the_mighty Date: February 2nd, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mmmmmm...

Groundhog stew.

Grilled Groundhog with garlic, roesmary and lime.

Groundhog stirfry.

Roast Groundhog with cranberry apple stuffing.

>;-D
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 2nd, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mmmmmm...

You think it'd be good? I've never had groundhog myself. Actually I don't think I've eaten any rodents. Seems like they wouldn't be all that tasty, or more people would be feasting on them already.
magentablue From: magentablue Date: February 2nd, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
happy groundhog day!

tedwords From: tedwords Date: February 2nd, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Enjoy your favorite holiday! I'm planning an extra special celebration involving clog dancing around the nearest groundhog hole!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 9th, 2005 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Gosh that sounds like fun. *wistful sigh* Maybe I'll do that next year!
ellison From: ellison Date: February 2nd, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Groundhog Day!
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 2nd, 2005 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Since it's my sister's birthday I always celebrate Groundhog's Day.

Very overcast here today, so if we had a groundhog, we'd have a early spring.
bjorng From: bjorng Date: February 2nd, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Merry Groundhog Day!

I plan to celebrate with some hound-grog. ;)
balrog_gamer From: balrog_gamer Date: February 2nd, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Don't drive angry!"

... my favorite quote from the movie "Groundhog Day."
From: lindaatzarquon Date: February 3rd, 2005 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: "Don't drive angry!"

Mine are:


"What would you do if you were stuck in one place, and everyday was exactly the same, and nothing you did mattered?"

"That about sums it up for me."
ms_hecubus From: ms_hecubus Date: February 2nd, 2005 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's my favorite holiday too. I used to beg my parents to take me to see the groundhog. I probably like it because I'm obsessed with rodents. ;)
homeless_one From: homeless_one Date: February 3rd, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Cookie Monster

Any left overs on that cookie?????

Groundhog Day:
A celebration without a Wal/Mart tie in.

Cool!

Now, back to that cookie...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 7th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cookie Monster

Yummmm....nope, no leftovers, sorry! Too bad, 'cause it was good.
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