You all know the act, right? Groundhog emerges from hole on February 2nd, either sees his shadow or doesn't. If he sees it, we get six additional weeks of winter.
That's a pretty cushy gig, Jim.
So, on a day that was warm and sunny here, the legendary Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow in the Pennsylvania snow, and therefore announced more winter.
On the other hand, "Staten Island Chuck," a true Noo Yawk Unionized groundhog, saw his shadow and bit New York City's Mayor Bloomberg. I'm sure he was acting on behalf of a fair number of Hizzoner's constituents....
I loved the movie "Groundhog Day." Bill Murray, right? I dug Andie MacDowell big-time, too. Cute plot.
I mention that because there are times when I feel like I'm living my own twisted version of the Bill Murray part. Each day starts out a repeat of the last one. Only I don't even get the beautiful girl by the end of the day. Oh, she's around somewhere, I think, but there's none of that lovey-dovey jazz. I guess the producers felt the movie would have been a downer if Murray didn't get MacDowell between the sheets before his day reloaded.
Every day I start out figuring the next day is gonna straighten things out. Every night I think that, too. But in the night, fate hits the "rewind" button and it's back to Square One.
I could leave you with a mildly Groundhog Day-related joke, but it's sacreligious as all get-out, and I don't know all y'all that well.
Yeah, I'm tempted to run back into the cave and hibernate for six more weeks. Saw my own shadow today, too.
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