Monday, February 2, 2009

An Ode to Punxsutawney Phil

"Alles Gute Zum Murmeltiertag"

If you aren't up on your German

That's Happy Groundhog's Day

If you truly celebrate Groundhog Day
Like it should be truly celebrated,
Then you know that Punxsutawney Phil
Saw his shadow today.

Don't you wish you were part of this prestigious group?
(evidently he whispered the prediction to Bill Cooper,
a town elder of Punxsutawney,
Who speaks Groundhogese)
(Not making this up folks, got it from

And did you know,
Since 1887, Phil has seen his shadow 97 times,
hasn't seen it 15 times,
and there are no records for 9 years,
(How could this fall by the wayside?)
according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

It has been a long standing tradition in my family
To celebrate this day by having a traditional meal

Groundhog Dogs
The Jones Family makes a mean hot dog
We were taught from the cradle how to truly enjoy a "dog"

(there was a really cute picture of Holly eating a hot dog here
but she hated it so I had to delete it. But believe me, it was cute.)

And then we enjoy,
(in high def this year,)

The Classic Bill Murray tribute
to the groundhog.

I would like to think that most of you out there
recognized this special day in a similar manner.
Why should Phil be left out of the spotlight on his special day?

I wish I had a special day.

I wonder how people would celebrate me?
With Black Tie mouse Cake from Olive Garden
A Big Drink of Dr. Pepper?
Now that would be a good day.

1 comment:

Ruthykins said...

i'm with you on the cake, but not the dr pepper. can't stand it.