Saturday, February 2, 2008

Groundhog Day

In the words of
"It's really no surprise Punxsutawney Phil, the famous furry weather forecaster, saw his shadow today. Six more weeks of winter. Yea. But really, would we expect on Feb. 2 that winter would end any sooner than mid-March anyway?

The only thing I like about Groundhog Day is the movie of the same name that came out in the early '90s. If you haven't seen it, rent it. In the comedy, Bill Murray plays the main character, a somewhat bitter TV weatherman who has to cover the Groundhog Day events in Punxsutawney. Suddenly he finds himself stuck in the little town, repeating the same day over and over again.

It's interesting to see his character change. At first he indulges in anything he can -- from too many jelly doughnuts to too much alcohol -- knowing the next morning it will be like nothing happened and he starts over. Gradually, he begins to reexamine his life and priorities and finds a way to make the experience a positive one.

Wouldn't that be an interesting opportunity? If you could go back and re-live one day of your life, which one would it be? Would it be one of the great ones you want to keep experiencing? Or would it be one you'd want to go back to so you could change something about it? "


jel said...

one away or the other there is still 6 weeks left of winter :)

as for the opportunity , it would have to bee something i could change,

what about u, which one would it be!


Groundhog Day is one of my favorite movies. I can't but love a movie where a man makes a transformation from a bad guy to good guy.

David Kirk said...

jel: I have lots of history I would change if I could.

Trey: That movie gets better each time I see it.

Matt said...

I did watch groundhog day this weekend and I've seen it like a million times and I love the message behind he movie and all the antics inbetween

Monalea said...

Thanks for updating me on Groundhog day. I was wondering. I have seen the movie several times and need to see it again. You know how your memory goes when you get old?


David Kirk said...

Matt and Monalea: It will someday be considered a classic. On the new edition of the DVD, the director reveals that the weatherman relives the same day for "about ten years"!

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