I May Never Blog on a Leap Year Again…

…Or I might. Who’s to say? They’re just not that common and who knows what I’ll be doing four years from now. I think there’s something really charming about leap years. It reminds us that our human sense of timing just isn’t quite right. Obviously our calendar is the best one we have (hence why we’ve stuck by it for so long) and it works out pretty well, but every four years we’re reminded that it’s not quite perfect.

I’m not sure where this tradition started but apparently February 29th is the day for any ladies out there who so desire to propose to their men. However, get ready for a long engagement if you do just so because it’s said to be bad luck to get married in a leap year. Sorry, everybody who is planning their wedding right now.

There’s also something called a “leap second”. It’s when you count down from ten and jump in the air. No, that’s not true but I don’t really understand the real definition.

Did you also know it’s Ja Rule’s birthday? Well it is. He’s what is known as “a leaper”. Man, what an informative blog.

In other news, yesterday I went on a cultural field trip to the Chilliwack Museum.

Housed in former City Hall.

It might be the smallest public museum I’ve ever been to. In fact, I’ve been in private museums that are larger. But the volunteer staff were friendly, I learned a little more about this place I live in, and it was a unique couple of hours spent with a good friend.

I caught a fish in the room where they explained about the Fraser River.

All in all, not a bad way to spend a grey afternoon and $3.

Any big plans for this once-in-four-years day? Any women out there planning to pop the question?

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