Happy Groundhog Day!

credit: 1993 Groundhog Day movie
credit: 1993 Groundhog Day movie

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Note: this is probably the most used picture for the holiday or movie. I guess because its kind of crazy.

What is Groundhog Day?

Per wiki Groundhog Day (Canadian French: Jour de la Marmotte; Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a traditional holiday celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then the spring season will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its den, and winter weather will persist for six more weeks.”

THANKFULLY (and supposedly) Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow so we are due for an early Spring! I really hope so, because in my opinion this is the worst Winter we have had in a long time and honestly so done with it and cannot wait to move to Arizona and away from snow!

Not quite sure I believe in the hype of Groundhog Day but we can all hope for an early Spring and its a lovely tradition. I would love to go there one day on Groundhog Day, I think it would be fun 😀

Now onto the movie Groundhog Day (Plot): “On February 1, misanthropic TV meteorologist Phil Connors (Bill Murray), news producer Rita Hanson (Andie MacDowell), and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliott) of the fictional Pittsburgh television station WPBH-TV 9 travel to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. The following morning, Phil, who does not like the assignment or Punxsutawney, grudgingly gives his report on the festivities. He then gets his team on the road back to Pittsburgh, but a blizzard shuts down all travel. The team is forced to return to Punxsutawney and stay another night.

Phil wakes up to find that he is reliving February 2. The day plays out exactly as it did before, with no one but Phil aware of the time loop. At first he is confused, but, when the phenomenon continues on subsequent days, he decides to take advantage of the situation with no fear of long-term consequences: he learns secrets from the town’s residents, seduces women, steals money, gets drunk, drives recklessly, and gets thrown in jail. However, his attempts to get closer to Rita, to whom he has become attracted, repeatedly fail.”

I cant imagine reliving the same day over and over again. It would be like something out of the Twilight Zone. I might watch the movie tonight though if I could find it on Netflix or Amazon Prime.

Reminds me also of Chris Elliot and his early TV show Get a Life! I loved that show growing up, the theme song was Stand by R.E.M. Man I still remember the intro with him on his bicycle and the background REM theme song. Crazy how time flies. I always thought Chris Elliot was hilarious and a bit crazy.

Anyway heres to an early Spring!