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Old 02-02-2013, 06:55   #1
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Happy GroundHog Day, Punxsutawney Phil crawled out early Saturday morning and did not see his shadow, signaling it will be an early spring.

Time to get dem boats ready for heeling
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:10   #2
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Summer can't arrive fast enough for me. Brrrr. Damn snow and frost and ice! But no matter what the groundhog says, it's always way too long between Feb 2 and our first sail.
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Re: Groundhog Day

Wiarton Willie, Canada's leading rodent prognosticator, also predicted an early spring.

Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam did see his shadow, so maybe some of us shouldn't put the parkas and winter boots away just yet.

Last year, Punxsutawney Phil did a horrible job “forecasting” our pattern when he did see his shadow, thus giving us “six more weeks of winter.” In reality, that never occurred as the contiguous United States had its fourth warmest winter on record. However, Wiarton Willie did predict an early spring in 2012. So much for cross-border weather unity.

New York has "Staten Island Chuck" who didn’t see his shadow, and Atlanta has "General Beauregard Lee” who also failed to see his shadow.
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SO . . . we have all these very overaged, overweight rodents with bad hearts and caterachts(sp), not able to see their shadows.

My faith needs a little more . . .
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We don't have groundhogs in New Orleans. Would a Nutria work? We also got muskrats and beavers.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:08   #6
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Thanks for the uplifting news BO!

This Cali boy is tired of the N. MS weather....

Your prediction helps with my plans to bring the big boat to Pickwick to finish her refit....

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We don't have groundhogs in New Orleans. Would a Nutria work? We also got muskrats and beavers.
any fat rat type of rodent is good

we all love the fat rat when it tells us the "right" answer
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If they are lying they should be marinaded, thrown on the barbecue and served up with red wine.
Never trust a fat rodent that sleeps all winter.
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If they are lying they should be marinaded, thrown on the barbecue and served up with red wine.
Never trust a fat rodent that sleeps all winter.

I would so try me some BBQ'd rodent....
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Happy GroundHog Day, Punxsutawney Phil crawled out early Saturday morning and did not see his shadow, signaling it will be an early spring.

Time to get dem boats ready for heeling
That damn rodent better be right this time!

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