What Would Your Groundhog Day be like?

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Spoiler alert, in case you didn’t know, Sunday is Groundhog Day. Who doesn’t love this movie? Especially since Bill Murray’s character was named Phil. Coincidence? I think not. Also, here’s another spoiler alert, today, February 1st, 2020, I added a new question at the end of this post that I’d be very interested in hearing your thoughts on.

This post was originally written for #ThePhilFactor on Feb. 2, 2006 and I now post it every year, over and over, just like Phil’s Groundhog Day in the movie.

(Feb. 2, 2006) Last week I waxed philosophic about the idiocy known as The Dr. Phil Show. This week, and today in particular it’s Punxsutawney Phil. Groundhog Day the movie: Good idea. Groundhog Day the tradition: Stupid idea. The dimwitted people of Punxsatawney, Pennsylvannia have been shoving a rodent through a hole in a tree stump for almost 200 hundred years to find out if there will be 6 more weeks of winter. Hey morons, you live in the Northeast! There’s always 6 more weeks of winter! Check the calendar! It says that Spring starts on March 21st. That’s 7 weeks from now. You don’t need a rat being spooked by his shadow to figure this one out. At this point I’m getting tired of all these wanna-be Phil’s trying to horn in on my fame. If, coincidentally, a shot were to ring out in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania today and a certain rodent were to explode in a puff of fur, I was kidding when I wrote this. No harm meant, just a joke. You’ll all be my alibi right?

I’m curious, if you could have one day of your life to do over until you get it right, what day would that be and why? As always, if you enjoyed this vintage Phil Factor feel free to share it via the social media buttons below. Have a great Friday!  ~Phil

6 responses to “What Would Your Groundhog Day be like?

  1. Wow. Tough one. I guess I would like to relive winning an Oscar. Oh wait, it’s supposed to be MY life. Ok, I’ll pass.

  2. I guess I would want to do over the day I rolled a Triumph TR3 and ended up in the hospital for 70 days. I would start in the morning when my girlfriend at the time told me it wasn’t me but her and we needed to part. My reply needed work and I think I could get it right this time. (Don’t let the screen do hit ya) I would also have taken the bus home from class instead of wanting the fresh air in my hair and a nice curvy road on which to drive way too fast. It was nice to relive all this.

  3. I would do over the last day I saw my Dad alive: I should have hugged him more, lingered longer for breakfast, not snapped at him when he said something annoying, and said yes when he suggested coming to the airport with me instead of me just getting the bus alone. Oh how I wish we could have had that bus ride! 4 days later he was dead… sorry Phil, but I imagine you may get a few sad comments like this one :/ G

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