Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Leap Year!

I'm still randoming about my life - finishing the new book (which goes to the editor next week - are you ready, Kelly!?), tapping beta readers, and preparing for the BIG CRUNCH at the day job.

While I was randoming, I realized this is a leap year. An extra day on the calendar. The day women are supposed to be able to propose to men, but is that really a restriction? I mean, I proposed to the Big Guy and it wasn't a leap year. (He was unhappy that I stole his thunder, btw. Told me he was planning to take me ring shopping, so no, it wasn't a surprise.)

What about those people who are born on Leap Day? Do they only celebrate their birthdays once every four years?  And of course that makes me want to have a character who is born on February 29, just so I can obsess about all that entails.

Anybody have any February 29 stories to share?

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  1. I don't know anyone whose has a birthday of 29 February, but saw someone on TV many years ago who did. I think at first he celebrated his birthday on 28 February or 1 March (most people born on 29 February do this), but then he decided 29 February still existed in non-leap years, just squished between the days on either side. So he'd invite his friends round on the evening of 28 February, then as the clock started to strike midnight, they'd bring out the cake, light the candles, sing Happy Birthday and let him blow out the candles... and try to do all that before the clock finished striking.

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    1. Sounds fun! Except the getting up in the morning part if it's a work/school night! But I'd do it anyway :-)

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  2. I'll bet if you watch your Facebook birthday feed, you'll find people who were born on the 29th. I was born on the 24th, but it wasn't a Leap Year.

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  3. I'm lying a bit... I know *of* someone whose birthday is 29 February. He got fed up with the inevitable jokes about "how does it feel now that you're (real age divided by 4) years old?" so he decided that only years that *didn't* have 29 February would count towards his age. He turned 48 yesterday, meaning he tells people he's now 36. I dunno how you'd get a story out of that, but you did ask ;-)

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    1. a new spin on "lying" about your age ;-)

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