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Happy Groundhog Day!

February 02,2009
What could be better to hear on a dreary February Monday in New England than the fabulous news that we're in for 6 more weeks of winter weather? Yes, that's right, folks...Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. Now, maybe it's because it's Monday, maybe it's because it's February, or maybe I just wasn't in a good mood, but when I heard that little piece of news this morning, I almost cursed out my television. I mean, really...who does this Phil guy think he is, anyway? So, in an effort to understand why this little furry creature would want to bestow this awful omen on all the weather-beaten, snow-weary people out there, I decided to do a little research. I never knew there was a Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, never mind an official site for it. Come to find out, I will never be able to join the "inner circle" of this club, since I am not a man in a top hat. Bummer. So anyway, am I the only one out there feeling a little bitter towards this innocent animal who has somehow been given the authority to control Mother Nature? How do you feel about this year's prediction from the all-knowing groundhog? Do you love the winter weather, or are you hoping spring defies all odds and comes early?