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down with groundhogs!

Good news about Ryan's brother. Things aren't 100% alright, but they're getting there. Thanks to everyone who helped and cared.

Ok, on to other things of much lesser importance:

I don't usually know what I'm going to write about in these bulletins. I don't spend any amount of time thinking about what to talk about nor what would be funny to anyone (even as I'm typing them). I suppose I'm trying to say that I'm not a "premeditated blogger", however, two nights ago I was talking to a friend of mine and she said something about Spring coming later because The Groundhog didn't see its shadow. I immediately grabbed a pen, took the nearest scrap piece of paper, wrote "Groundhog" on it, and put it in my wallet.

Why? I will tell you why. It is because at some point I had to touch on this. I had to reach whomever frequents my bulletins and blogs and ask them a question that I have wondered for many years now:

If this groundhog NEVER EVER NEVER EVER NEVER sees it's shadow, then why are we still holding some sort of stock in the coming of seasons based on its analysis of how the sun is positioned?

I want you all to understand that every year, when I see the weather man even mention the groundhog I throw up a little bit in my mouth. These groundhogs are animals people!!!! They are woodling creatures who don't know their wiskers from their pooty holes. How is it that we came to determine how soon a season will come by whether or not it see's its shadow when it comes out of its hole to take a leak?!?!

Not only that, but when have you EVER heard of a groundhog actually seeing its shadow; and who was there to witness it? Was a hunter out one day and saw the groundhog? Did that groundhog see its shadow, look up at the hunter, and give a thumbs up...and then retreat back to its hole?

People (including my friend a couple of nights ago) get upset whenever they hear the groundhog didn't see its shadow and Spring will come later ("later" being the same time it comes EVERY year). I understand that this may be a playful-not-really-all-that-serious type of disappointment, but it is disappointment none the less.

My point is this (and for once I haven't lost my point): This whole groundhog thing is phony mahoney.

In other news:

For those of you who don't know Ryan (roommate) and I borrowed the first 3 seasons of Lost on DVD. I started watching a couple of weeks ago and I haven't stopped since. Ryan just started two nights ago.

Ryan is now addicted to Lost just as much as I am. That show is awesome. Simply put, its one of the best written TV dramas I've seen since HBO's Oz. I'm almost through Season 3 and after that I can finally catch up on the current season (Season 4). At that point I can get on with my life.

This show, as awesome as it is, is becoming a serious problem for me. I want it to end. I don't want a Season 5. After Season 4 they should just end it, so people like me can eat, sleep, and continue being productive. That show is a beast that must be conquered.

Some of you may not understand. All that tells me is that you either:

a) Have never seen it.

b) Watch it, but started late. Like...you probably came in halfway through Season 2.

Ryan is just now getting into Season 2. Last night by the time I went to bed he was on his 9th episode for the day. I know he watched more because when I woke up for work I saw that he had started another episode. He beat me because I only watched 8 episodes yesterday.

As I looked upon the wreckage from our Lost binge last night (open DVD cases, empty canned sodas, uneaten pizza crust, etc.) I decided that this has to stop. He and I have to finish this show and catch up on Season 4 by the end of this weekend, or we're going to have a serious problem. I can't go into next week like this.

This has to stop.

In real news:

A bomb went off in Times Square yesterday. People are afraid that terrorists had something to do with it. I am about 99% sure that terrorists had nothing to do with it and here is why:

1) It was a small bomb. A girl at work passed by the aftermath and said it looked like someone threw a rock through the door. I'm not trying to down play the seriousness of this situation, but if it were terrorists the blast would've been much larger.

2) The bomb went off at 3:45am. I don't like sounding morbid, but if it were terrorists they would've taken their (much bigger) bomb and detonated mid day so they could take casualties.

3) The building that was targeted is a military recruitment center. I'm sure it was some anti-war nut job(s).

ok...this is long....thats it.