groundhog day

February 2, 2011

Dear Readers,

Every year, at this time of the year, I hear the hoopla about Groundhog Day. I have never quite seen the point of it. Until this year. This year I made a list (we dull men like lists, right).

  • It gives the groundhog a reason to get out of its burrow
  • It gives Punxsutawnians a reason to dress up

  • I learn, once again, how to spell Punxsutawney
  • I can test my memory — how far am I from Alzheimer’s — is seeing the shadow good news or bad news?
  • It gives TV and radio stations something for a snow news day
  • It gives viewers a nice break from watching riots in Cairo
  • The groundhog’s forecast is useful — often more accurate than forecasts by weathermen

Sincerely (dull men are always sincere, mostly),