Saturday, February 4, 2012

Groundhog Day Lessons

Now that Groundhog Day has come and gone, so has the movie.  Again.  For those of you who haven’t seen it, Bill Murray relives Groundhog Day countless times.  Every morning, it is Groundhog Day, but Bill remembers the previous day, which was also Groundhog Day.  He eventually realizes that his actions will have no consequences.  He also takes piano lessons.  This means that by the end of the movie, he’s a really good pianist.  This made me think about what I would do if my actions had no consequences.  I couldn’t think of much, though.  I couldn't think of anyone I'd like to tell to naff off or anything.  Maybe I would “predict” things at work (which would of course come true), and they would think I was brilliant.  Maybe I would buy lots of things I didn’t really have the money for.  Maybe I would drive as fast as I wanted to and park on the sidewalk.  Heck, maybe I would take a fancy car on a test drive and never return it.  Of course, I would do good things, too, like save people’s lives and such.  But about to those piano lessons….

If I had all the time and money in a make-believe world, and my actions had no consequences, what would I do?  I had fun thinking about this one.  I could try roller derby, learn another language, learn how to fly a small plane, become a race car driver, take ice skating lessons, and maybe even learn how to sing or dance.  Heck, I could learn all sorts of sports and get into shape.  Did I mention that this would be in a make-believe world?

If your actions had no consequences, what would you do?  If you could take lessons of some sort, what kind would you take?


  1. I can't hardly watch that movie anymore because it just gets old. Once every 5 years or so is good enough for me. lol

    And I've always wanted to play the piano.

  2. Interesting question to pose. If there were no consequences, hmmm....maybe eat what I have been denying myself since Jan. 1st. Would sooo love a big bowl of chocolate ice cream and a brownie. :-)

  3. i would prolly rob a bank.

    like for millions of dollars...

    and then give a ton of the spoils to an animal shelter.

    and eat pizza and tacos every day...


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