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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Groundhog's Day

Today is Groundhog's Day and groundhogs all over the country let the country know whether we will have six weeks of winter or an early spring. The leading prognosticator Punxsatawney Phil in Punsatawney, PA did see his shadow so was predicting six more weeks of winner. One of Phil's leading competitors, Gen. Beauregard Lee of Lilburn, GA, who is nephew of Gen. Robert E. Lee and has been predicting the start of spring with a success rate of 97%, saw rain and was predicting an early spring. Marion, OH's, Buckeye Chuck agreed with Phil and St. Johnsbury, Vt's Pudding Hill Pete had something to say on everything but the weather. Having said all of this, why do woodchucks come out in the middle of winter? While the famous woodchucks are coaxed out, the average joe woodchuck comes out briefly in midwinter as well. They don't care about the weather, they are looking for love. It isn't that Valentines Day is close, it's just that there is a small window for the baby woodchucks to survive, to early and there won't be enough grass to eat when they come out, too late and they won't have enough time to fatten for winter. The male woodchuck is a bit of a gentleman however. For the first few dates he comes to visit the female to see how she is. It is only after he mates and the pups are born that he heads for the hills.

Movie: Insomnia (the foreign version ) (4 stars)
Music: The Flaming Lips - Sleeping on the Roof
Book: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Iraq: January - 106
February - 1
Total - 1440


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