GROUNDHOG DAY…..IT’S ALL ABOUT SEX

Key West is buried with chickens. All over the place.

Several years ago, I wrote an article in KONK Life about the chicken problem. One of the items covered was the rooster’s cock-a-doodle do.

Up to that time, I always thought the rooster cock-a-doodle-do’d to wake people from their long night’s sleep. No.

The rooster screech announces to the hens he wants to get laid. His sex call. He’s looking.

Place what I have just shared into practice. The next time you hear a rooster cock-a-doodle-doing, watch closely. The hens all run in the opposite direction.

Today is Groundhog Day. February 2 has been Groundhog Day since 1887. The first and most popular place to watch if the groundhog will remain or scurry back to his burrow is Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

What a name for a town.

The groundhog hibernates from the Fall to sometime in March. He does not come out on February 2 voluntarily. He is prodded out so Groundhog Day can occur.

The fable is if the groundhog comes out of his hole and sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. The groundhog’s shadow scares him and he runs back to his burrow.

If no shadow, there will be an early spring.

A crock. Not true. Whenever the groundhog comes out, whether February 2 or March, he is looking for a female. He has slept the winter away and wants female companionship. Sex!

Man creates stories that last hundreds of years. After a while, fiction becomes truth. The fairy tale replaces truth.

Punxsutawney is not the only community celebrating Groundhog Day. There are others. Some form of rodent involved. Groundhogs are not native to every area.

Other places celebrating the day have named their groundhogs/rodents uniquely. Birmingham Bill, Staten Island Chuck, Canada’s Shubenacadie Sam, and New Jersey’s Milltown Mel.

Punxsutawney’s is named Phil. Phil since 1887.

The groundhog leaving his burrow has already taken place this morning in Punxsutawney and New Jersey. Phil saw his shadow and returned to his burrow signifying six more weeks of winter. Milltown Mel did not, thereby signifying an early spring.

Geiger Key for lunch yesterday. A while since I had been there. The place was packed!

Sat at the bar and looked at all the happy faces around me. Actually looked at the food they were eating. And enjoying!

Something snapped in my mind. Screw the diet! I did and ate! So good! The best, mashed potatoes covered with gravy. Ate last night, also.

A wonderful day! On top of which, I lost a pound!

The Chart Room first last night.

Enjoyed a few gins and popcorn. Delicious popcorn at the Chart Room.

John bartending.

Met Richard and Mary from Chicago. They have been coming to Key West one week a year for 30 years. Richard is retired from UPS. Mary an attorney and still practicing. Specializes in real estate and estate planning.

Mary’s lawyer background interesting. She is the last of her family’s law firm. Started more than 100 years ago in 1913. No family member to take her place when she retires.

John told me seated at the round table were vacationing women from Syracuse. Before I had an opportunity to talk with them, they were up and leaving. I shouted a Syracuse and Utica. They turned. We exchanged pleasantries including a little Syracuse basketball and they were off.

The bartenders were waiting for me when I arrived later in the evening at the Chart Room. They had a copy of yesterday’s KONK Life. There I was! The whole of the front page. Standing with a row of shrimp boats behind me. The announcement of Irma and Me at the bottom of the page.

Inside on page 8 was another photo and a brief article titled: Petrone Writes Again!

Such drama!

Age takes its toll. The older I get, the worse pictures come out. Wrinkles, jowls, eyelids that only open half way, and no hair.

One of the comments this morning was from Anonymous. Wrote Congrats on KONK Life and Shayna Punim.

Shayna Punim? Googled it. Means a beautiful face. Thank you, anonymous for being so generous.

My thanks also to KONK Life owner Guy de Boer for running the photos and article.

A closing observation. Trump tells us the economy is good. He should make a trip to Los Angeles and tell it to the homeless. LA’s homeless has surged 75 percent in the past six years. From 32,000 to 55,000.

Homeless all over the city. The lawn in front of City Hall and across the street from the Los Angeles Police Department a homeless day camp. Tent cities abound. Even in the best of neighborhoods. Two hundred twenty two at last count. Three out of 4 live in cars, campers, tents and leantos.

Enjoy your day!

 

28 comments on “GROUNDHOG DAY…..IT’S ALL ABOUT SEX

  1. KW Lou “A closing observation. Trump tells us the economy is good. He should make a trip to Los Angeles and tell it to the homeless. LA’s homeless has surged 75 percent in the past six years. From 32,000 to 55,000.”

    Now For those of us who do not suffer mental illness or substance abuse issues:

    Congratulations to all of you who have recently found employment. I’m sure you’re walkin’ on sunshine! What a great beginning to the year.

    January employment numbers came out this am and, once again, handily beat expectations by 11%. What’s better, wages are increasing at an ever faster pace. Wage increases beat expectations by 50%. That’s simply insane!

    And get this, MANUFACTURING jobs increased by 15,000! Trumps economy is on fire and jobs are flooding back here into the good ole’ USA!

    We’re now at a 17 year low in unemployment… and it’s actually getting even better!

    In this upcoming payroll, the great American people will begin see their tax cuts. This, combined with INCREASED wages means Americans are going home every 2 weeks with MORE MONEY in their pockets!

    That’s more OF THEIR money that Uncle Sam didn’t get his greedy hands on.

    Again, congratulations and God bless Donald Trump!

    Enjoy your weekend America!

    #MAGA
    #7MoreYears
    #VeryStableGenius
    #RoaringEconomy

  2. Shayna Punim? Googled it. Means a beautiful face. Thank you, anonymous for being so generous.
    end quote

    From anonymous ? Really ? Seems you have an admirer with a crush on you.

    • foolish post – looks to me like Mr. Comey is coming out of this looking pretty good, better than ever actually! Even Fox News (trump tv) is going to have a hard time spinning this turd!

        • Interesting and insightful way of putting together some words, big words too (sarcasm Patrick!). Is your clever use of the word “libtards” a derogatory play on the term “retard?” Not something I think your mother or even your friends would find becoming of you, don’t you think?

  3. Right wing freaks (well freak singular – wink, wink Patrick), doing Putin’s work for him, right here on Lou Petrone’s personal Key West blog. Awkwardly attempting to change a lot of minds and gain massive influence amongst the hated liberals of America. What a pathetic display of misguided and childish behavior, say nothing of foolish vengeance. Truly pathetic and painfully insightful.

  4. A simple statement about mickey having a schoolgirl crush on Louis [regarding his remark of Louis’ beautiful face] and along comes the character assassination of right wing freak doing putins work.
    So simple, typical and a good laugh. I enjoy just how comical this is.

    • Patrick – No, not character assassination (your regular usage of last resort when you don’t understand something) but a direct quote of Senate Republican John McCain. Only a fools laugh at something decidedly not comical. Have your laugh at your own peril, you are embarrassing yourself, yet again

  5. Michael, I understand how you feel right now. Your entire world view has just been upended. It’s against human nature to turn your back on long held beliefs, no matter what evidence to the contrary is put before you.

    I don’t blame you for how you, or all of your fellow liberals, are dealing with the incredible news that’s breaking right now. Look at it this way…

    If the FBI higher-ups, the DOJ higher-ups, the DNC and even the Clinton campaign did not conspire against Donald Trump by not prosecuting Hillary Clinton for her gross negligence in handling classified information, Bernie Sanders is the Nominee for President…

    Had they prosecuted her (as they lawfully and constitutionally should have), we have a President Sanders right now… he would have beaten Donald Trump.

    If I were you, and of your ilk, I’d be mightily pissed off ad the FBI and DOJ for letting this happen.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • Patric – No not true at all, poor reasoning based on bogus and made up, or manuiplated facts. Including the part about Hilliary beating Donald Trump, which she did, and by a wide margin, in the popular vote. Spin it all you want, the FBI isn’t who made ANY of this happen.

      You and all of your phony pseudo friends are doing exactly as John McCain has said – “doing Putin’s work for him.” This is shameful and deplorable, say nothing about unAmerican of you. Wake up fool, you’re not fooling anyone but yourself, including (especially) everyone who reads this blog you so willfully try to hijack.

      • Bernie would have won. Come to grips with reality man. The FBI, DOJ, DNC and Hillary campaign colluded to take the election, but it backfired.

        Have a super duper weekend!

        #ThankYouForTrumpMrMcCabe
        #DodgedABernie

  6. I have no idea once again where you come up with this stuff, as once again, I’ve posted nothing regarding what you are now responding too. Once again, I’m not Mr Hartman regardless what your simple mind wishes to believe.

    • and BTW, I made absolutely no reply to your comment about my Yiddish remark to Lou.

      You are so quick to holler character assassination, you can’t even comprehend what you’re responding to or comments made in this post.

      Stop pissing yourself with misplaced rage and pay attention.

      • No BTW, your stupid comment was actually to Mr Harman with your demented insertion of my name once again with a stupid conclusion/accusation. My only post to that time concerned your comment about Louis’ face that he mistakingly attributed to anonymous. I know exactly what I respond to. There is no rage to be displaced, just a chuckle. Your posts really do get funnier by the day.

  7. Bernie would have won. Come to grips with reality man. The FBI, DOJ, DNC and Hillary campaign colluded to take the election, but it backfired.

    Have a super duper weekend!

    #ThankYouForTrumpMrMcCabe
    #DodgedABernie

    • You really don’t know what your talking about. Might be wiser to keep the alt right talking points (and dubious advice) to yourself. Otherwise be condemned by them

  8. And here is the GLORIOUS, BIGLY reiteration:

    Congratulations to all of you who have recently found employment. I’m sure you’re walkin’ on sunshine! What a great beginning to the year.

    January employment numbers came out this am and, once again, handily beat expectations by 11%. What’s better, wages are increasing at an ever faster pace. Wage increases beat expectations by 50%. That’s simply insane!

    And get this, MANUFACTURING jobs increased by 15,000! Trumps economy is on fire and jobs are flooding back here into the good ole’ USA!

    We’re now at a 17 year low in unemployment… and it’s actually getting even better!

    In this upcoming payroll, the great American people will begin see their tax cuts. This, combined with INCREASED wages means Americans are going home every 2 weeks with MORE MONEY in their pockets!

    That’s more OF THEIR money that Uncle Sam didn’t get his greedy hands on.

    Again, congratulations and God bless Donald Trump!

    Enjoy your weekend America!

    #MAGA
    #7MoreYears
    #VeryStableGenius
    #RoaringEconomy

  9. piling on?

    Dow down today by 666 pts, largest loss since 2009. wide reporting (bloomberg, forbes, vanity fair, etc., on the ‘bonus scam’ – most (Lowes, Home Depot, Wells Fargo, etc., etc., all tied to lengeth of employment (years) with 20 ys being typical, average payout only $200. Wells only paying out 2-2.5% of what the taxt bill is projected to bring them.

    Doesn’t look so good beyond the hype

    #MAGA?
    #7MoreYears?
    #VeryStableGenius?
    #RoaringEconomy?

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