groundhog day


it's going to be another long winter. today, punxsutawney phil said there's no sign of it ending anytime soon. and it turns out that, and this is true, the groundhog's (or groundhogs'? that rodent can't live forever...) predictions are more accurate than the government. look it up.

tomorrow is supposed to be 25/55. wednesday, a low of 22. someone buy me long johns.

further information, from exhaustive research (wikipedia):

Punxsutawney Phil's fans say that there is only one Phil (all the other groundhog weathermen are impostors), and that he has made weather prognostications for 123 years as of 2009. They say that every summer, Inner Circle members feed Phil a sip of the mysterious Groundhog Punch, which he must drink to maintain his immortality. (In natural circumstances, a groundhog could never live more than 10 years or so.) According to the Groundhog Club, Phil, after making the prediction, speaks to the Club President in "Groundhogese", intelligible only to the Inner Circle; this prediction is then translated for the entire world.