Shaken Not Stirred

Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Groundhog's Fault

I blame this late snow on the Groundhog. Up until he came from his hole to check out his shadow, we've had a pretty mild winter. Some of our temperature has even been in the 60's and low 70's. Nothing freezing and no ice on the road. We would occasionally have a chill in the air--cold enough for a great sweater and scarf combo, but nothing that would warrant turning up the heat and having to defrost the car.
Now, however, a few weeks after Mr Groundhog has seen his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter, we have our first real snow. The stuff is all over the outside--about three inches worth. Luckily, the weatherman had warned us and the salt trucks have been out all week. Still however, I was told that only one lane on the highway (the West Virginia roads) was really clear.
I don't know what I'm going to do exactly on this stay-inside and keep your feet warm day. I've memorized some pharmacology. I talked to a friend on the phone for an hour, maybe two. I read some gastro and also some psychiatry. I'm just waiting for "Grey's Anatomy" to come on. I'll skip "Desperate Housewives" since it makes no sense to me at all. It was like that show that everyone loved in the 90's--the anorexic lawyer who shared only one bathroom with all her co-workers. Everyone kept telling me to watch that show, that I would love it. I didn't get it at all. I didn't like hearing her thoughts outloud or watching the bizzare stories play themselves out. I also didn't get the fact that they had a piano player who sang songs for them.
I can't even blog clearly cause I'm pissed at the Groundhog.


  • I watched the first few episodes of DH, and like you I thought it was a bizarre show..

    A little like snow after a warm spell.

    By Blogger Ben Heller, at 7:21 PM  

  • I don't care to watch Desperate Housewives. Most housewives aren't anywhere near what those women are. What a farce.

    We had freezing weather down here last night and it was nice to finely see some winter. If we don't get a certain number of freezes during the winter then we have a large flea population in the spring. With four animals, I certainly don't need a large flea population. Just stay inside and enjoy your chance to read and blog.

    By Blogger Lucy Stern, at 8:32 PM  

  • Watch Groundhog Day, angel. The things Bill Murray does to a ground hog will make you laugh and give you revenge on the groundhog that brought you late winter snows at the same time.

    Our weatherman is prediciting the temperature is taking the elevator down past -20C (-4F)on Thursday and staying there a while. Windchill will drop it even further. o yay...

    By Blogger blackcrag, at 9:36 PM  

  • Groundhog's Day is a grande event! Sigh--I should know! BTW did you know that a groundhog symbolizes rebirth?

    By Anonymous Babette, at 10:04 PM  

  • Bill Murray is spendid in anything.

    I have never seen Desperate Housewives but I did see the writer
    accept an award for that show and
    it made me feel very frustrated as
    he said he originally wrote it
    as a SATIRE and no-one would touch
    it and he was starving to death-
    and then an executive said
    "Hey, make it a SOAP OPERA and
    it will be a hit" and it was

    I will never watch shite like
    that - I have never even seen
    Sex in the City - or NO Sex in the
    city - whatever it was called...

    Have a cozy day Angel - I hope
    you don't mind - I linked you-
    I love your quirky writing style-
    it sounds like you are in the room
    just chatting!


    By Blogger Maddy, at 10:07 PM  

  • Yuo should be watching Bleak house! Only two more sunday night episodes yet! Dickens rules when it comes to drama!

    By Blogger sabatkes, at 11:01 PM  

  • You know what's weird...I'm tired of watching the actress that plays Dr. Grey pout and give those long, exaggerated looks of deep thought that Ally McBeal was notorious for doing.

    Is trying to look like you're in deep contemplation while being constipated supposed to be acting?

    By Blogger The Phoenix, at 11:44 PM  

  • this snow is surprising, but to me, not totally unwelcome.

    i loooovvee grey's anatomy. and i've watched dh a couple times (not in entirety) and can't see what all the fuss is about. it's not a good show. it's a huge joke masquerading as a cutting satire of american suburbia

    By Blogger joey♥, at 1:19 AM  

  • I agree with everyone here. Bill Murray is fab and Groundhog Day is a good film.

    Is DH just like a grown up 90210 with more sex? Or is it just like married Sex and the City? Or is like Murder She Wrote except they are much younger, having more sex, and have bad plot?

    By Blogger missy, at 2:48 AM  

  • I can't watch DH either, which puts me in the minority among friends. Oh well. I'll stick to my Sci-Fi.

    Couldn't watch Boston Public, either. I was a teacher for years and couldn't watch a show so off base. Those teachers would have been SO FIRED after the first three episodes in a real school...

    By Blogger JJ, at 7:28 AM  

  • I liked the first season of DH. But when they came back and one of the couples mysteriously went from three kids to two I stopped watching.

    By Blogger :P fuzzbox, at 7:57 AM  

  • Do you not get aggrivated that Grey's Anatomy has very little basis in reality?? I mean, if you've ever been a surgical intern (or worked in the hospital with the interns), you see through everything. My med school friends refuse to watch it.

    I watch it only because I like the story line . . .

    I can't believe you're complaining about snow. :) I envy you.

    By Blogger meghansdiscontent, at 8:32 AM  

  • When the groundhog pisses you off this badly, it's time for a vacation....:)
    Take it easy.

    By Blogger Cathy, at 9:45 AM  

  • damn groundhog! we got a couple of feet up here in NY though, don't feel so bad. ;)

    By Blogger vani, at 10:17 AM  

  • I missed the groundhog!

    By Blogger Sweet Tea, at 1:46 PM  

  • you're adorable...

    go outside and make a snowman, silly !!!

    By Blogger madame P, at 2:18 PM  

  • DH is too out there. None of my neighbors look like that. And their husbands have six-pack ab's either. Maybe a keg gut but not a six-pack.

    By Blogger Ranea, at 2:39 PM  

  • We were having unseasonably warm weather here also. TOday the wind is cold and it snowed last night.

    By Blogger DayByDay4-2Day, at 3:04 PM  

  • Anybody that says, "Duck tape for any occasion"! I havta stop by & say *hi*.

    Did ya ever watch the 'Red Green Show' on PBS? Now's there's a true duck taper! :-)

    By Blogger Karen, at 4:38 PM  

  • Love Grey's Anatomy.
    Don't care for DH. Never watched it and never will.
    Bill Murray rules and so does Groundhog's Day.

    By Blogger mrshife, at 4:49 PM  

  • I never understood Ally McBeal either, and esp not the great humour of the "dancing baby" that was on it. I'm here in the nasty Ohio weather and I am thinking ab. driving to Puxatawny to kill off that groundhog--no more snow or ice! grrrrrr....

    By Blogger Etchen, at 5:13 PM  

  • I love that show too...Grey's Anatomy, my favorite!

    By Blogger Lee Ann, at 7:22 PM  

  • I've gotta confess ... I've never watched Greys Anatomy. I also gotta confess ... I do watch Desperate Housewives, and I used to watch Ally McBeal. Hey, don't hold it against me, I'm really a very nice person ... just got strange tastes in TV viewing !!
    Hope you can stay nice and toasty warm. Take care, Meow

    By Blogger Meow, at 7:23 PM  

  • LOL. I was hoping for snow but all we got was a little dusting that didn't even stick to the street. Dammit.

    By Blogger Lindsey, at 7:57 PM  

  • Not too much of a snow fanatic !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:44 PM  

  • greys anatomy was great. sorry you are so cold, not to rub it in ok maybe i am, lol, that is why i moved from ohio to arizona. this is my first winter in arizona and i still can't believe it is feb. and sunny and 80!!! good luck with cold. lol

    By Blogger Just Help Me, at 11:07 PM  

  • Desperate Housewives is boring. Because of all the hype surrounding it i saw the first 3 or 4 episodes, but it really goes nowhere.

    By Blogger Chloe, at 3:06 AM  

  • My last favorite movie ever is 'What about Bob'

    The star there was also on Groundhog day. What a dick.

    By Blogger slopmaster, at 6:55 AM  

  • Happy Valentine's Day!


    By Blogger Maddy, at 9:07 AM  

  • I have never seen such hating on DH in my life. Possibly my favorite show on TV, you all are redicuous. Grey's Anatomy is okay for a follow-up show, but if it got seitched off Sunday's, I doubt I would tune in. Except for all the beautiful shots of Seattle.

    And if TV were exactly like reality then nobody would watch it. Even "reality" TV has to be stages or it would be dreadfully dull. That's the hwole point of watching TV, it's something different.

    By Blogger White Dade, at 10:02 AM  

  • Sneaky Damn critter. Can he also grant me a wish?

    a million dollars please



    By Blogger Cari, at 11:00 AM  

  • It's always healthy to blame your problems on nonthinking animals.

    Curse them and their ignorant bliss!

    By Blogger Gyrobo, at 11:02 AM  

  • The only difference to me between a groundhog and a gopher is the spelling. When Groundhog day the movie came out with Bill Murray I kept expecting him to pull some C-4 out of his pocket and blow the groundhog to smithereens like he tried to do with the gopher in Caddyshack. Groundhog, Gopher; two ways to spell large rodent.

    By Blogger Walter, at 1:47 PM  

  • I blame all of life's troubles on the Groundhog.

    I just get some strange looks when I say that later in the year.

    -- david

    By Blogger David Amulet, at 8:03 AM  

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