The Groundhog Zombie

My husband and I have a friend, we’ll call him “C,” and he is a pilot for a major airline. The funny thing about C is that we met him in North Carolina when he sublet our apartment from us when we bought our house. Anyway, C got a job with the major airline and moved to Houston a couple of months before we did. Then we moved to Houston. And we all ended up living in a suburb called Kingwood, in the same apartment complex.

Then we moved and then C moved to another suburb, which we will still call TW. He lives a few minutes away from us now.

Anyway, C and The Hubs were meant to be friends. We could all be so lucky to find a friend like my husband has. They’re both smart and silly guys who don’t take anything seriously. They’re both also really tall (6′2 and 6′4) so they have that in common.

But what they have most in common is the ability to discuss things ad nauseum. Por ejemplo: Two Sundays ago, C came over with the movie “Dawn of the Dead.” Basically the premise is that zombies take over the Earth and this small group of people have to survive.

These two guys go on and on about what they’d do if zombies take over the Earth. I can’t remember what they decided on as I tend to drown them out by singing Jimmy Buffett songs in my head, but I know I decided that I’d stay in the shopping mall like the people in the movie did.

So last night we all get together to watch the movie “Groundhog day.” And, of course, they have to decide what they’d do if they were in a day that kept repeating. Would they continue to kill themselves? Cause mayhem? Eat anything they wanted?

Then The Hubs asked me if I’d rather be in a Groundhog Day that continued for thousands of years or six months of zombies. After six months, the zombies would be gone for good, but he could not promise that they would not devour anyone you love.

I chose Groundhogs Day. Zombies aren’t my thing, even if I get to stay in the mall.

So, what would you choose? The six months of zombies or the neverending groundhogs day?

6 Responses to “The Groundhog Zombie”

  1. Gretchen
    November 30th, 2004 11:20

    I’m a very small, very frightened animal, like Piglet, so I would never choose the zombies. :)

    This sounds a lot like my husband and his best friend. They love to have conversations about statistics and mileage and other things like that (”It’s approximately 2.6 miles to my house from here, but if you factor in miles per hour and wind speed, you could get there in approximately . . .”) When B would come over, the two would disappear into the basement, and I’d hear yells and thumps and shouts of, “Big Guy!” (what they call each other), and I’d just pretend I didn’t hear a thing, because God knows what they were doing down there.

    Now that we’ve moved far away from B, I sort of miss all the noise and the statistics, the endless statistics.

  2. Robotnik
    November 30th, 2004 14:20

    But wait, what if you DIDN’T know you were repeating the same day over and over. I think that would be HELL. If I were aware of the perpetual repeat, probably I’d choose existentialism. You know…the Myth of Sisyphus philosophy. (Google it). It’s the only way to go if you’re doomed to repeat over and over into eternity.

  3. Amanda
    November 30th, 2004 15:00

    Groundhogs Day, for sure. I never did mind redundance. I imagine that I would, however, mind zombies.

  4. Jazzy
    November 30th, 2004 15:12

    I think I would have to go with Ground Hog Days. Then I would go to the mall without zombies everyday.

  5. Mari
    December 1st, 2004 00:22

    i dont like groundhogs or zombies. but zombies are more in my nightmares than groundhogs, so yea, the groundhog thing.

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