Appellant's Brief

Groundhog Day

You've seen the movie. Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The groundhog comes out and, if it sees its shadow, it's six more weeks of winter. If it doesn't, it's spring.

The plot is simple enough. Phil Connors, played by Bill Murray, is a weatherman for a local news outfit. Phil is cynical, selfish and self-important. He hates everything about Groundhog Day, the town, the weather, the people. So he covers the event as fast as he could. But he couldn't leave town because the roads have been closed due to bad weather. Phil is forced to spend the night.

He wakes up and, guess what, it's Groundhog Day all over again!

I wish it was Groundhog Day for me three Saturdays ago. Not too much rain, a bit of chill in the air. No pressing work and no urgent calls. No birthdays or anniversaries to celebrate. Nothing to do except to lie around the house and spend some quality time with my two little boys.

Play. "I'm Spiderman, you're Doblin!"

Eat. "I want something to eat. Pleeaase!"

Nap. "I don't want to sleep!"

Cuddle. "Aloo, daddy."

And maybe after a week of that, I'll try robbing a bank.

Pleaded by Appellant on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 @ 10:51 AM with 0 Objections