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rhymegirl
02-02-2007, 05:02 PM
So how will YOU celebrate it?

jvc
02-02-2007, 05:06 PM
So how will YOU celebrate it?

I'm gonna hug Kathy, which was the same thing I did yesterday, which was today, and then again tommorrow. Deja Vu.

Serenity
02-02-2007, 05:08 PM
Well, Punxsutawney Phil did okay (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070202/ap_on_re_us/groundhog_day_7) this year, so I won't be hunting him down with a shotgun...


And actually, I should get points for spelling Punxsutawney right! (Then again, I grew up a half-hour away...)

Vincent
02-02-2007, 05:09 PM
I'll be avoiding that damn movie.

I mean, yeah, I like it too, but I've seen it so many damn times I feel like I'm living it.

alleycat
02-02-2007, 05:09 PM
Eat a groundhog?

Gee, I'd completely forgotten about Groundhog Day. Won't this confuse our international members.

Serenity
02-02-2007, 05:11 PM
Well, it was originally a part of German folklore, so perhaps it won't.

giftedrhonda
02-02-2007, 05:15 PM
by listening to I Got You Babe ad nauseum. LOL

Bmwhtly
02-02-2007, 05:17 PM
Won't this confuse our international members.Nope, we've seen the film.
Don't you get frustrated having to live the same day over and over again every year?

What d'you mean that's not what Groundhog day is about. then what?

y'mean that beaver looking thing.

pfffft, some holiday.

MattW
02-02-2007, 05:20 PM
I prefer celebrating Woodchuck Day.

Brought to you by Woodchuck Cider.

alleycat
02-02-2007, 05:29 PM
Let's get the grille a'going!

rhymegirl
02-02-2007, 05:31 PM
Let's get the grille a'going!

You eat groundhogs, too?

alleycat
02-02-2007, 05:36 PM
You eat groundhogs, too?
Maybe we need a fancy French name for it.

truelyana
02-02-2007, 05:43 PM
I never knew, this day actually existed?

What exactly, is the typical cultural thing to do on Groundhog day? [except of course for the usual; follow the trend in the film]

J. Weiland
02-02-2007, 05:48 PM
I never knew, this day actually existed?

What exactly, is the typical cultural thing to do on Groundhog day? [except of course for the usual; follow the trend in the film]

Apparently, one squashes the groundhog?:

http://www.pbase.com/tgrwoods6/image/39325733

Serenity
02-02-2007, 05:54 PM
It's actually kind of scary/interesting to go to. I went several years back, because some friends of mine were going. It's interesting to see a town of maybe 6000 (on a good day) suddenly grow to 26,000... The party goes all night long.

truelyana
02-02-2007, 05:54 PM
Apparently, one squashes the groundhog?:

http://www.pbase.com/tgrwoods6/image/39325733

Hmmm, I would say appealing but, I wonder where the groundhog would find hes/her satisfaction :poke:

truelyana
02-02-2007, 05:55 PM
It's actually kind of scary/interesting to go to. I went several years back, because some friends of mine were going. It's interesting to see a town of maybe 6000 (on a good day) suddenly grow to 26,000... The party goes all night long.

Definetly, sounds like an experience all the same. Have you any idea why, they do that to the groundhog?

Vincent
02-02-2007, 05:56 PM
Definetly, sounds like an experience all the same. Have you any idea why, they do that to the groundhog?

You know these backwoods cults. Wacky guys.

J. Weiland
02-02-2007, 05:57 PM
Hmmm, I would say appealing but, I wonder where the groundhog would find hes/her satisfaction :poke:

The critter will be okay, eventually.

http://www.pbase.com/bluestem/image/4717248

Serenity
02-02-2007, 05:58 PM
One word: tradition (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070202/ap_on_re_us/groundhog_day;_ylt=ApGhBL20lCLtwsEEuBBvBLpH2ocA;_y lu=X3oDMTA3MjBwMWtkBHNlYwM3MTg-). There's a link at the bottom of the article too, but it isn't working for me right now.

truelyana
02-02-2007, 06:00 PM
You know these backwoods cults. Wacky guys.



The critter will be okay, eventually.

http://www.pbase.com/bluestem/image/4717248



One word: tradition (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070202/ap_on_re_us/groundhog_day;_ylt=ApGhBL20lCLtwsEEuBBvBLpH2ocA;_y lu=X3oDMTA3MjBwMWtkBHNlYwM3MTg-). There's a link at the bottom of the article too, but it isn't working for me right now.

True to all

Maryn
02-02-2007, 06:07 PM
We've got a groundhog who occasionally eats what gets dropped below the bird feeder. His name is Henri. Today I'll toss the tail end of the loaf of Italian bread somebody didn't wrap up last night, and a couple of wizened apples, into the little strip of woods where he apparently lives, then I'll tell myself he got them rather than the other critters who'd also enjoy them.

Woodchuck cider, yum. I'll take the amber, please.

Maryn, not exactly a party animal

rhymegirl
02-02-2007, 06:09 PM
Maybe we need a fancy French name for it.

Le hog de la grounde.

alleycat
02-02-2007, 06:10 PM
What exactly, is the typical cultural thing to do on Groundhog day? [except of course for the usual; follow the trend in the film]
You find the nearest groundhog and give him a big, ol' kiss and invite him home for dinner. And then you put him under your pillow and the Groundhog Fairy will leave you a cute raccoon in his place!

Uh, something like that.

Freckles
02-02-2007, 07:18 PM
It's actually kind of scary/interesting to go to. I went several years back, because some friends of mine were going. It's interesting to see a town of maybe 6000 (on a good day) suddenly grow to 26,000... The party goes all night long.

Well, there's my life goal! I have to go to one of these!! ;)

Shadow_Ferret
02-02-2007, 07:27 PM
So, just so I understand. If he sees his shadow we'll have 6 more weeks of winter, but if he doesn't see his shadow we'll have a month and a half of winter?

I mean spring comes on March 21st no matter what, right?

Vincent
02-02-2007, 07:32 PM
So, just so I understand. If he sees his shadow we'll have 6 more weeks of winter, but if he doesn't see his shadow we'll have a month and a half of winter?

I mean spring comes on March 21st no matter what, right?

Depending on the shadow, yes.

Dawno
02-02-2007, 07:36 PM
I saw my shadow, so I'm going back to bed for 6 weeks. :D

MidnightMuse
02-02-2007, 07:36 PM
I plan to celebrate by taking a nap. A nice, long winter's nap.


Wake me when it's Spring.

rhymegirl
02-02-2007, 08:30 PM
I'm gonna hug Kathy, which was the same thing I did yesterday, which was today, and then again tommorrow. Deja Vu.

Come here and get your hug. :Hug2: Now that has to last tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. Okay?

WerenCole
02-02-2007, 08:46 PM
Mmmmmm. . . tastes like gopher. . .;)

maestrowork
02-02-2007, 08:52 PM
How many times has Phil been "correct"? That's what I want to know.

It's a big thing in Pennsylvania, of course, but sadly, I've never been to a GHD festival.

I have seen the movie like over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over....

jvc
02-02-2007, 09:07 PM
Come here and get your hug. :Hug2: Now that has to last tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. Okay?

Hey, you know we'll be here again. Forever and ever, that's the beauty of groundhog day.

Serenity
02-02-2007, 10:29 PM
How many times has Phil been "correct"? That's what I want to know.

It's a big thing in Pennsylvania, of course, but sadly, I've never been to a GHD festival.

Ray, you should go at least once, you're not all that far away. It's an interesting study in human behaviour at the very least. LOL

My-Immortal
02-03-2007, 10:38 AM
How many times has Phil been "correct"? That's what I want to know.

It's a big thing in Pennsylvania, of course, but sadly, I've never been to a GHD festival.

I have seen the movie like over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over....

I love the movie - and live in the city where the movie was filmed - and if it hadn't been hovering between 0-5 degrees here I would have gone to the big GHD festival in the Square. Actually, I wouldn't have minded the cold so much - I just don't think my two little ones would have done very well with it (the youngest is 12 weeks old yesterday). Hopefully next year...

Happy Groundhog Day! :)

alleycat
02-03-2007, 11:56 AM
Now it's time to take down the Groundhog Day decorations. I always feel a little sad . . .

At least I got out all my Groundhog Day cards out this year.

Soccer Mom
02-03-2007, 07:34 PM
I watched my favorite movie. I'm seriously deranged. GHD is my favorite movie ever. My family doesn't understand my affection for it so they quietly leave the room. :D

aruna
02-04-2007, 08:29 PM
Folks, this is the wrong thread. Try this one:
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54164#post1101284