February 2nd

Today is:

NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY – this is the day when a small, oddly shaped, furry animal predicts future weather patterns throughout North American for the next few months.  Sounds reasonable, right?  It actually originated with Germans using a hedgehog for inspiration upon their arrival in the US. Today, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania is the Groundhog Day hub and draws thousands of people.  What I want to know is:  how did they get the original hedgehog to tell them that this is exactly how he predicts winter’s end?

NATIONAL HEAVENLY HASH DAY – I have three words:  yum, yum, yummy!!!

Hash, to me, sounds exactly like what it is. A bunch a stuff thrown together.  Not exactly appetizing but if you put the word Heavenly in front of it and it is mostly chocolate stuff, then it sounds … dare I say … Yummy!  You know how to celebrate this one … container of ice cream and a spoon.

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