Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day, 2011.  Despite the fact that the university didn't close, I chose to stay home today.  Doug works for the city and he was told to stay home.  No one was on the roads.  Initially, classes were to begin at 10 a.m. and then 1 p.m.  I didn't have cable or Internet until late in the day, so I felt out of touch.  We lost a limb on a tree in the back yard, last night.  I heard it crash to the ground with the sound of breaking glass.  That was the extent of the injuries.  I piddled and putzed today. 
I did hear that Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow. 
 Jennifer came over and we watched the 1993 movie Groundhog Day. Bill Murray plays Phil Conners, TV weatherman.  Andie MacDowell plays his producer, Rita.  Chris Elliott plays Larry his cameraman. 
Groundhog Day movie
Murray plays a man stuck in the same day.  Living it over and over, at first he decides he can do what ever he wants to do without any consequences.
No regrets!
He asks a couple of guys that he is bowling with "what would you do if basically your life was the same, day after day?"  Basically, that is life.  It is up to us what we do with it.  How we change it up.  How we choose to affect others.
In the movie, he kidnaps the groundhog and lets it drive.  He is telling it "don't drive angry."  To me, this seems like a good philosophy.  
"don't drive angry"

If you haven't seen the movie, you should do so.  I bought it at Target for $5.00.  (Not an endorsement for Target.)  It is worth $5.00 to watch it once a year.  You need to see how Phil finally breaks the spell.  It does have to do with making the most of this life we are given. 
I know that whenever I'm in a rut, I try to look up and around and see how I might better the life of someone around me.  If you've seen this movie, tell me what you think.  If not, tell me how you spent your Groundhog Day. 


MamaMonki said...

Love that movie! It makes me laugh and it has a great lesson in it.

Chatty Crone said...

I liked that show, but I'd hate to be stuck like that - how about you?

Glad the groundhog saw his shadow.

And why didn't they close? Whew.


Anonymous said...

As long as I had a friend like you, I would be happy to be trapped in time. Tonight was very touching. Thank you for sharing, talking on a deeper level and just being as lovely as you always are. Xo!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

That was the perfect movie to watch yesterday! Loved your review.
It was truly wonderful to experience a snow day after many years of working in the school system. What fun it was to be in jammies, and know, that nobody was going any-where!

Pam said...

Many places still closed here today; I've never seen so much snow at one time in my life and glad you had few problems with it.

Groundhog Day is a great funny movie. Love Bill Murray. It was filmed in Woodstock, IL, just a few miles down the road from here and they go all out with festivities on Groudhog Day!

KleinsteMotte said...

Our ground hog arrived at an indoor function where a town crier declared no shadow this year. What a funny ritual!!!

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