Today is groundhog Day

As every year, we take out East Village Woody and make our own prediction

This year he didn’t see his shadow

here’s another shadowless sunrise for you

unlike say, in 2007

when he went against the most established Groundhogs predictions and was proven right.

or last year, when he agreed with the rest of them

So, East Village Woody has a good record under his fuzzy belt!

And for those of you driving today, the yearly reminder: Don’t drive angry!

I changed the title because – here’s our little secret: East Village Woody is not an actual groundgog. he is a woodchuck! But don’t tell my daughter!

And also, keep the dirty jokes to yourself!

Linking to a Donna Hennes article about the significance of today

February second is the exact halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.

It is customary in many places to foretell future spring weather conditions on this halfway marker of winter, which is celebrated as Imbolc in the Celtic tradition, Li Chu’un by the Chinese and Candlemas by the Christian Church. In Greece, people maintain that whatever the weather on Candlemas Day, it will continue the same for the 40 days to follow.

And let’s not forget dear Staten Island Chuck. He may fail to see his shadow on perfectly sunny days, but has other endearing qualities

Update

I see Punxatawney Phil got things wrong AGAIN. Staten Island Chuck, OTOH, was right this time!

See their 2007 prediction

Punxutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck didn’t see their shadow – so they predicted an early spring. However, East Village Woody – that’s another story. So, in East Village, 6 more weeks if winter. Sorry Phil!

and the reality update

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Update on Groundhogs and weather – it’s cold!

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