Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day -- Yea, Phil didn't see his shadow!

Here we are on Groundhog Day, which for my age means that Bill Murray movie where the day keeps repeating over and over.  In reality, though, it is about the day we find out as modern humans content on not believing in myth and right towards legendary myths!  This year, Punxsutawney Phil, our illustrious host of this day, was pulled out of his comfy, little hole in the ground by men wearing suits and top hats.  Then placed on a wooden circle-thing and bribed with some food.  For a moment, there was a hush in the crowd as the leader of the Punxsutawney (PA) Groundhog Club told everyone that Phil predicted the Steelers would win the Superbowl AND (as almost a secondary newsnote) that he did not see his shadow.  Here is the newscast all about it, should you wish to see.

Well, this post may not be all about online school and studying, but it is interesting to note that after modern science and technology has developed planes, trains, automobiles, solar windmills, new energy, and computers (with every gadgets and gizmos) we still look towards the groundhog for a weather predication. It might not be such a bad idea, since it was announced on the news this morning that Phil's predication is 40% right, while the National Weather Service is 51% correct.  Not bad for a groundhog!

I will have a new blog post about school, studying and new technologies emerging on the market, since I am taking a computer class right now.  Onto counting down the days until Spring!

Until next time....


  1. Awesome post. set the mood for the day.
    Great Job!!

  2. We really are a nation of scientist types in love with myths and legends aren't we! I love the way you write. And by the way, the leader of the club was so sincere he really only said that the steelers were going to the superbowel, not that they would win. I guess if you are wishywashy about Phil's prediction, you are wishywashy about everything!
    Thanks for writing!

  3. 40%, not bad, maybe I will have Phil pick my lottery numbers from now on. Spring can't come soon enough for me.