Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Groundhogs,Grammys, and Oscars

Yesterday was Groundhog's Day and the whole shadow/ no shadow thing was a question everyone wanted answered.

According to folklore, if a groundhog emerges from its hole and fails to see its shadow, it leaves the burrow, which means winter is almost over. If the groundhog sees its shadow, it will go back into its home and go back to sleep, signifying winter will last another six weeks.

This year there were mixed results from famous groundhogs around the world. (I can't believe I just typed "famous groundhogs around the world"...OMG) I personally am a firm believer in good old Punxsatawney Phil of Pennsylvania. He seems to be the most renowned rodent of them all, and he was made even more famous after the Bill Murray movie called... Groundhog's Day. And that little rat saw his shadow. ICK! And to top it off, it then snowed for about 3 hours this morning. never mind that it didn't stick or anything, and actually got up to around 39 degrees today, the point is 6 more weeks of winter. I'm tired of it already.

The Grammys were on tv the other night, and I didn't watch it. I just didn't care. I'm not a fan of the huge musical awards shows because most of the time I find I don't know who half of the performers even are, but I also think there is something weird about the Grammys. Seeing jazz musicians with pop with country artists and the like all blended together is just... frightening. A place where Taylor Swift and Lady GaGa can both win an award on the same stage just boggles the mind. I do know one thing about the Grammy awards: I'm so glad it's over so I don't have to listen to that stupid Black Eyed Peas song that was in the background of every advertisement for the show. My ears say "thank you."

Finally the Oscar nominations were released yesterday and I was not surprised a bit. It was pretty expected and no surprises, which is a bummer. I always like a surprise coming out of the Academy. I don't like that Best Picture is now open to 10 films, rather than the traditional five, but no one asked me. I'm also proud of my bad self because I've seen half of the nominated films with plans to see at least three more prior to the ceremony. I don't even really have a favorite. I would be excited for Meryl Streep to take the Oscar for Julie & Julia because it's my favorite movie of last year and I have a soft spot for her. I have NO desire to see Precious, no matter how many nominations it gets; I don't think I have the emotional stamina for such a movie.

Randomness in action,

Maggie Mae


Bragger said...

My favorite weather forecaster on HLN said he hates Groundhog Day. He got a 4-year degree and gets upstaged every year by a rodent. Ha ha ha ha.

I'm with you on the Grammys. I'd rather watch a bunch of groundhogs. Even if they DID come on before my bedtime.

Curley said...

I didn't watch either, well not really. I kept switching back and forth trying to catch Bon Jovi. I did and it was great. Mmmmm.

Lilith said...

You have a better chance of finding out what the next 6 weeks will be like by looking out the window than depending on that fat rat!

So yesterday, yes it snowed but it melted. So I don't think the harsh weather the rat predicted is gonna happen. How do they know he sees his shadow? AND no matter what he sees or doesn't see, there's 6 weeks till Spring anyway.

Evil Pixie said...

I'm with you... no desire to see Precious. Doesn't look the slightest bit appealing to me. Speaking of appealing... snaps to Meryl! That is her 16th (or is it 17th) Oscar nomination!! Wow!! That woman is so impressive.