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Happy Best Holiday!
Today is my favorite holiday.... Happy Groundhog Day to one and all!

Why is this my favorite holiday? I explained it to my boss the other day. First of all, Groundhog Day is all-inclusive. It excludes nobody. All religions can celebrate it. It's not race or nationality-specific. You don't have to feel bad if you don't have a boyfriend, or a mother, or a father. There is no guilt or stress involved in it: you don't feel like you should buy gifts, send cards, or make phone calls. It is just silly and good fun for everybody.

My boss and the others in the room blinked at me. "Wow. After that speech, it seems like we should definitely declare it a company holiday and have the day off work!" I agree! Unfortunately our company holidays are not his decision.

Also, very few others embrace Groundhog Day like I do, so I can be unique. I like to be unique.... so come to think of it, perhaps I should not extol its virtues and convert the masses so much....

Anyway, apparently two groundhogs have predicted an early spring. I only read about two so far, so that is a 100% success rate!



I am torn between thinking "Yay warmer weather" and "Darn, what about skiing?" Today is the first day I pulled out my heaviest winter coat. It's been very very cold for a few weeks now, but I've just been wearing my leather jacket (which I consider more of a late fall jacket). Winter started so late in the season, I kind of forgot to think about switching outer wear.

I've been bundling up in scarves and gloves, and feeling grumpy about being so cold... then a couple of days ago I remembered that I own a warmer coat. Oops. So today I dug it out of the closet and wore it to work. Nice! It's still cold out, but at least I'm cozier.

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pstscrpt From: pstscrpt Date: February 2nd, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
And it spawned a really great movie.
From: writerwench Date: February 2nd, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had a coat a bit like that when I was in college. I couldn't believe how warm and cozy it was, even in the depths of an Ontario January. Ahhhh.... so long ago... 31 years ago I graduated. Where has my life gone!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 6th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it is so warm! Especially when I pull up the hood.
jebra From: jebra Date: February 2nd, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
At work today, we all celebrated Ground Hog Day by getting sausage on our pizzas. Such a festive bunch are we!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 6th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! That's why I suggested F put sausage on the nachos. (:
anderale From: anderale Date: February 2nd, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Groundhogs are so cuuuuuuute!
shadowriderhope From: shadowriderhope Date: February 3rd, 2007 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I love Groundhog Day, too, and I love your justification - it should be a Groundhog Day Manifesto or something!

Skiing... yes, I want to go, too, would you be up for a day trip sometime? I'm afraid I don't think I'm going to have a spare weekend... *sigh*
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 6th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps... I'm not sure i want to drive way up north for a day, but we could do Holly or somewhere local-er.
jagdoe From: jagdoe Date: February 4th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate to tell you, but Groundhog Day is Hemispherist. It excludes everyone south of the equator as it isn't winter for them so they can't have an early spring. I'm sure there's an Australian out there who heard all the noise about Groundhog Day while watching on the tele and cursed that he or she had no equivalent holiday for ending their winters early.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 6th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ack... that could be true!

Although maybe in Aus-land, the groundhog just predicts an early winter?
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