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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wacky Weather


Is it only Tuesday, or is work starting to be like that movie “ Groundhog Day”.  Seems the expression, same old thing applies here, cause I feel like today was very much like yesterday, which will be pretty much like tomorrow.  In the movie, Phil (Bill Murray) wakes up to find that he is reliving February 2. The day plays out exactly as it did before, with no one else aware of the time loop, and only Phil aware of past events. At first he is confused, but, when the phenomenon continues on subsequent days, he decides to take advantage of the situation with no fear of long-term consequences: he learns secrets from the town's residents, seduces women, steals money, drives recklessly, and gets thrown in jail. However, his attempts to get closer to Rita repeatedly fail.

My groundhog day is not as exciting as this, as it really consists of the daily grind or routine that plays out.  Go to work, cook dinner, go to the gym or exercise, take the kids to soccer, watch some TV, write a blog post, have a beer or shot of tequila, wash up for bed, set clock, and repeat for a few days.  Don’t get me wrong, every now and then the routine is broken up in one way or another, and if I ever win the lottery, things will change a little.  The winter is like this, so let’s bring on spring.

Speaking of spring, the weather is really mild lately, and perhaps one of the warmest January I can remember.  Today was really warm and I see people posting on Facebook that it hit 60 in their car…of course the wise crack was that the speed limit is 55.  I went to Trader Joes during lunch, hey that is a break in the groundhog day routine, and it was very warm.  Made me want to go out for a run or a bike ride.

Today in history “A record high daily temperature of 55 degrees was set Tuesday afternoon at Long Island MacArthur Airport as January went out like a lamb.
The high at 1:55 p.m. exceeded the old Jan. 31 record of 51 degrees set in 1988 at the Ronkonkoma monitoring station, the National Weather Service said. The records at Islip date to 1984.

So, I guess my friend Barbara really hit 55 and was just too far into the Island and her car recorded the wrong temperature.  Hey, at least she wasn’t speeding, like someone else I know (Mary Anne).  It’s incredible what you can find out on facebook.  Get ready, cause in a few days, the face of facebook is going to change to timeline.  Most of you won’t get it, but the two peeps I am talking about will.

Ground hog day.   I think it is in Feb.  If he/she sees a shadow we get 6 more weeks of what ?  Winter or what we have been having since November ?

 Global Warming ??

Photo of the day “Wacky Weather”


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