Monday, February 2, 2009

My Favorite Holiday

My absolute, all time favorite holiday was today.  Groundhog Day-I love it for many reasons, but here are the top three for your reading pleasure.

Top 3 reasons Groundhog Day rocks:

1) A rodent is in charge of deciding the future.  In all other situations this rodent would be attacked with a pellet gun, today he is a meteorologist.

2) Not over-commercialized.  Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Halloween-all have been taken over by Hallmark, but Groundhog Day remains a grassroots (pun intended) holiday.  Have you ever tried to find a card?  Don't ask the people at the Hallmark store, they WILL laugh at you.

3) Americans will find any excuse to party.  Winter blues got you down?  Phil is here to celebrate!  Don't believe me, check out the video clips.

10 comments:

lesbo said...

I thought of your previous post about groundhog's day this morning when I heard the 'glorius' news of 6 more weeks of cold winter.
LOL glad you enjoy it :)

The Surprise Dyke said...

Lesbo-I did, although I was was hoping for spring

Jolie said...

You have been terrible for my productivity this morning! I have read all your archives, and laughed my *ss off. I'm so adding your link to my site. Thanks for adding such fun to my day!

Running away with the Spoon said...

Love it. Celebrating rodentia! Groundhog's Day is a silly movie I also enjoy.

ps. The rat is always wrong. Spring will be here soon! You believe a rat or an anonymous blogger commenting on your post? Don't answer that.

The Surprise Dyke said...

Jolie-Welcome :-) I'm glad I've been able to aid in your procrastination this morning!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Running Away with the Spoon-I believe the groundhog, but I want to believe the anonymous blogger. I know I wasn't supposed to answer but...

a) I don't follow directions well
b) it's my blog so I do as I want :-)

Arianna said...

My blog on Groundhog's day was almost the exact opposite!
:-P

The Surprise Dyke said...

Arianna-I think more people are in your camp than in mine. I read your post and your view is completely logical and well written. I guess we will just agree to disagree :-)

Carolyn said...

hehe I love Groundhog's day cos it reminds me of the fun times in my AP chem class making moletoons.

Hooray for more winter ;)

sheA said...

Who Hoooo The Ground HAwg--- my way of looking at this is- ya gotta have something between Christmas and Easter to look foward to....love your view on life