Ground Hog Day is Upon us…:( By Gabby


Well, it’s almost here. February 2nd is officially Groundhog Day. Being a resident of Pennsylvania one would think I would embrace the day, I don’t. I just can’t and either can Autumn! No, I am not talking about the movie from 1993 starring Bill Murray either. A good flick though, wasn’t it…to relieve the same day over and over and over again. I would much rather embrace and celebrate the movie than the dreaded event. I am talking about the day when the poor little groundhog gets dragged out of its cozy and safe little burrow. Manhandled and subjected to loud crowds of people, flashes from cameras in his little face, too. No doubt being half scared to death. I just think it’s mean and I happily boycott the whole deal! So does Autumn by the way, TF <3=Twins Forever all the way on this event! Who is with us? Please kind readers, do not give in to the hype of it all, think about the poor and sweet little groundhog!

To further top things off, the poor defenseless groundhog’s name here in PA is called Punxsutawney Phil. That was our Dad’s first name Philip.  I don’t like them borrowing Dad’s first name for the pitiful groundhog either! The whole day makes us twinnies sad, who is with us? Any kind readers have any thoughts? I am trying to not make this all doomy and gloomy, I know it’s been a tradition forever. They make a day of it all…Early morning festivals, speeches skits, bands and all kind of social events. Yay! While the groundhog gets to be shoved back in his burrow…Did he see his shadow? Didn’t he? It all depends on the weather after all…No matter, we still have a bit of winter left. Pure groundhog abuse!

It’s tradition started from folklore after all…Autumn and I got told this since we were young kids. Both of us crying and worrying over the groundhog, were we the only ones? We always were very sensitive and loved all animals, neither of us can watch Bambi to this day. Well, that is my take on February 2nd and I say let’s protest! Don’t celebrate and be a party to such things…Anyone with us twinnies? Don’t worry I will be back to my cheery self tomorrow kind readers. I just had to speak my mind about this and thank you ever so much for listening. Perhaps you think it’s silly that the twinnies get all mad, sad and just plain had enough…Groundhog abuse it is! Pure and simple and we will instead be celebrating Down With Mean People Day!! No, it’s not real, I made it up…But it sure fits. Hmm…Well, just maybe poor little groundhog will run for freedom! That would make for some mighty good headlines, wouldn’t it?! It could happen…With perhaps just a little help. 😉 Run little groundhog, run fast!!

Close Encounter…With a Skunk! by Gabby Angel


It was just a little after the darkness fell for the night. Thinking nothing of that fact, I realized I had left a bag of books in my car. I had stopped by Autumn’s house earlier and she had finished reading these books of mine, so she sent them home with me. They were perfectly safe in the car, but it’s how my mind works. I wanted them in the house, so I could put them away. I will admit, yes I also file them in alpabetical order…because I am just a bit neuoritic about some things.

My OCD behavior almost called for a close encounter…With a skunk! Just like the title states, this isn’t just a catchy title it really happened. I thankfully spotted the dreaded skunk before I got to close to it. I am still a bit upset just thinking about the whole deal. I can’t believe at first glance I thought it was perhaps a cat, glad I took the second look before preceding!

I may sound strange, but it really did freak me out. In all my years of camping, living in a rural area and all my many travels… I have never been that close to one of these creatures. They aren’t as cute as Flower in the movie Bambi I need to say. Bambi, a movie I cannot watch to this day…That’s a whole other blog though. I have a very bad case of what I call Bambi syndrome. You know, the heartbreak of hearing about anything involving hunting. Anyway, I digress as usual.

I have to be honest, on spotting this skunk I literally flew back inside the safety of my house. Seriously, I raced like the wind! Some of you reading this may be laughing, but it wasn’t funny.Please don’t be laughing…It was scary! I wonder who else has had an encounter or a similiar skunk scare tale to share. For all your sakes I hope not, for real.The weirdest part of this whole thing, Autumn had told me just last week how she saw a skunk in her yard while looking out a window. I just said, yeah twinnie…It was probably a cat! I did call her to tell her of the near disaster and told her I was sorry I doubted her. She was nice and quite relieved I had escaped the possible skunk spraying me…Yuck again at the mere thought. It was nice to hear her comforting voice after such an experience. TF <3=Twins Forever, after all. Sticking by each other’s side no matter what.

Well, needless to say I will be careful and ever so watchful the next time I venture out of the house after dark…You never know where they may be lurking!