Wednesday, February 29, 2012

If all the frogs leaped together - 4 years later

Exactly 4 years ago today, I wrote this post which I have copied below: 

"I was just thinking that you don't get that many 29 Februarys in a lifetime. Well, at least not as many as say, 29 March or 29 April, which makes this post a once in a 4 year thing. Not knowing what the future holds (in the sense if I will still be blogging in 4 years time - though I don't see it any other way currently) I thought it would be appropriate to say something today.

See, now I have a post dated 29 February 2008. Happy leap day... (if there is such a thing!)"

I suppose I was right in predicting that I'd most likely still be blogging today and hence have yet another post dated 29 February. As I was looking at the calendar, and recalling having written a post to commemorate Feb 29 of 2008, it got me thinking about this lovely comment my friend wrote in response to that blog post:

 Aunty Helpful Dictator Feb 29, 2008 04:14 AM
 
Also there's the whole thing that traditionally this is the day that women can propose marriage to men... and I remember something about them saying no requires them to buy you a gold dress. So for kicks and giggles (and possibly a new wardrobe) you can propose to lots of blokes today!

Source: Wikipedia

I was rather curious about this tradition seeing that it's not practiced here, and besides, I saw my friend's comment only on 1st March - 1 day too late! Wikipedia tells me that it's actually from the British Isles. Interesting stuff, really - how you learn of cultures and customs from your international friends via blogs. Despite the fact that I'm all for kicks and giggles, proposing marriage to any of the blokes I know today is probably out of the question.

Happy leap day 2012 :)

17 comments:

  1. Hey nothing is really out of the question. I knew of that tradition, it's supposed to be the one time a girl can do it, but now I think women proposing is becoming more common, even outside of lesbian relationships. Where a woman has to be the one proposing really. I've only really looked at how long you've been blogging. That's quite some time. Maybe I'll manage to last that long.

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    1. It's only out of the question due to the fact of the fears of the consequences.

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  2. Yeah what happens if they say yes and take you seriously, then you'll end up with a stalker..haha...best not to abide by that tradition.

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    1. True... on the other hand rejection would be really bad for the self esteem too.

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  3. I love the little logo at the bottom left of the picture.

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  4. Dang, I have a post scheduled to go up the day before. It would be neat to have a leap year post though...

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    1. Too late now, but you could have posted a 'just because I can' post.

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  5. Gold is not really my colour anyway

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    1. I don't think it's mine either, Nurse. :)

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  6. Woohoo! I still think we should have off work. They're getting an extra day out of us!!

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    1. true dat, Gia :p
      i'm at work right now, and i won't be off till at least 9pm.
      yikes.

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    2. Ha ha... yes, February actually felt like a really long month. But now it's March already. Eeek.

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  7. Happy Leap Day to you, too.

    I just checked and see that on Leap Day, 2008 I wrote about taking the day off to work around the house and then making cookies with the kids. I see we built a fire in the fireplace, so clearly it was a lot colder this time four years ago.

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    1. It's great to check back and see what we were up to way back when.

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  8. never heard of the marriage thing

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