Groundhog Day 2010

by: Grayson Leverenz

We’re right in the dead of winter, with temperatures below freezing in much of the United States. On Tuesday, Punxsutawney Phil takes center stage for his Groundhog Day prediction. Should we expect an early spring or six more weeks of subarctic weather? If the groundhog sees his shadow, that’s a sure sign of a long winter. If not, an early spring is on the way!

Brandon and I will be celebrating with our usual tradition of watching the movie "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray. We’re going to eat sausages and sauerkraut since the Germans introduced Groundhog Day to the US; I’m quite excited about that after being homesick for Germany last week! Unfortunately, we were too late to order Punxsutawney Phil’s beer. Next year, that’s definitely on the menu. 

Here’s to an early spring! 

Click here for more about Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil.

Note: Punxsutawney Phil is a very popular groundhog right now, resulting in his website being down. I’m putting the link here anyway in hopes that his IT people will have it back up and running soon.

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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  1. I commend your stafnaestdess I think what you are looking for can never be replaced to further my sports teams analogies nothing comes close to the original home team that is imprinted on my psyche I have enjoyed following the Bulls in Chicago, Broncos in Denver and Yankees in NYC, but I never gave my soul to an NBA team, an NFL team or MLB team I only gave it away to the Bucks so I was more maliable as the years passed (32 or so, I think) from my experience, the interest is good I’ve enjoyed watching local teams do well, but I’ve quickly traded other local activities to being a ravid fan but nothing feels like my true hometown’ team and I think that is the same with you you just have a couple extra ones to follow So you still can follow hockey and river barge racing, right?

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