Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Year Day...

It's Leap Year Day, 2016 and because this particular day only comes around every four years, I wondered what I was doing on the last Leap Year Day.

And because my daily blog was in operation back then, I was able to look back at my blog post from Leap Year Day, 2012. I was a little surprised when I looked it up. I didn't talk about Leap Year Day at all. I posted the results of the Fifth Annual Bob's Vertical Challenge, an event that happened a few days before. If you want, you can look up that particular entry and check out who won.

And since I was also posting a Pic Of The Day, here's what I chose four years ago today. Not the most interesting photograph.

I have an app on my phone that highlights important events that happened on other Leap Year Days. I know my brother and sister-in-law got married on Leap Year Day. Davy Jones from the Monkees and Roland Bautista, guitarist from Earth, Wind, & Fire died on this date four years go. And it's the birthday of my friend, attorney, and fellow Pioneer Village stuntman Brandon Hobbs as well as the birthday of Howard Tayler, American author, podcaster, and illustrator of the Schlock Mercenary comics. They were both born on the same day so they're either 48-years old, or 12-years old.

On this date in 1940 Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to  win an Academy Award and on February 29, 1712 Sweden tried to return to the Old Style calendar by having a February 30th. I guess that didn't work out.

Personally I think it's a great day on which to have a birthday or get married. I could have gotten married on Leap Year Day, but I would have either needed to wait three and a half years, or gotten married one week after my wife and my first date. I mean, we got married quickly, but not that quickly. And as far as my birthday is concerned, I had no control over that one--that was my parent's decision...

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