Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Groundhog Day Eve


Almost everything I know about Groundhog Day, I learned from watching the movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. I really like that movie, and as I watched it the first time I kept thinking, "I like this movie, but I don't know anybody I would recommend it to." The kind of person who, like me, prefers to sit in on a rehearsal than to see the finished show, who likes to watch dancers work on one move over and over with someone helping them become a little closer to perfection each time, who would rather attend batting practice than watch a baseball game--that's who really enjoys Groundhog Day. It's a glimpse of the creative process. It's funny, too.

So tomorrow is Groundhog Day, and here in South Florida the sun is bound to be shining. The Florida version of a groundhog may be something like an iguana; when it sees its shadow and returns to its burrow or tree or whatever, we'll have six more weeks of winter and we'll be glad of it. It's summer that's the endurance contest here. Winter is Easy Street.

Happy Groundhog Day!

4 comments:

CagedRabbit said...

Oh my, Karen! I grew up not far from the real Punxsutawney (probably spelling it wrong). I love the movie - Bill Murray is great, Andie MacDowell is so gorgeous (and I love her voice), and Chris Elliot is such a goof - and the premise is great - do it till you get it right. It was actually filmed in Illinois, although some of the shots of Route 119 were from PA. But the real town isn't quite as quaint and pretty. So, yeah, one of my claims to fame (Jimmy Stewart was from my hometown, and I knew Patch Adams).

Happy Groundhog Day!

Karen said...

cr--YOU spelled it right, but I was spelling it wrong yesterday, I thought I probably was, but couldn't look it up because I didn't know how to spell it, classic catch-22.

So thank you for your valuable contribution, as well as the interesting celebrity info...

yellojkt said...

I worked with a guy who went to high school in Punxsutawney but went to college in Atlanta which has their own groundhog. He insisted that only the real Punxsutawney Phil counted and other groundhogs were imposters.

Anonymous said...

Karen - i liked the movie myself - tho i'm not a big Andie fan - yes, she's beyooootiful but as an actress... notsomuch...

by the by karen - i sent you an e-mail ages ago about the achenshirts and you did not respond! :( i missed out on the whole thing and i wanna see what i missed! PLEASE TELL!

mo