February 1, 2017
“Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there…”
Because it’s a frigid 16-degree Groundhog Day here in Minneapolis, this famous line from the movie Groundhog Day feels like an appropriate way to kick off this post.
Growing up, Groundhog Day was always the odd holiday we celebrated in elementary school for whatever reason. I was never really excited about it unless there was a cool art project involved, like making a super-cool groundhog mask.
Once I was older however, I started to take part in my family’s annual screening of the movie Groundhog Day, and I had a newfound appreciation for the holiday — only because it meant watching the movie together and quoting our favorite lines to each other all day via text or email.
In the interest of recognizing this national holiday, or perhaps more importantly, celebrating this classic, thought-provoking, culturally important Bill Murray movie, here are a handful of fun facts about the film:
While Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, dooming us all to six more weeks of winter, hopefully we all wake up tomorrow and it’s February 3rd.
“You want a prediction about the weather, you’re asking the wrong Phil. I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.”