Happy Leap Year.
I don't think that statement deserved an exclamation point. Yes, it's a day that only comes around once every four years, but it involves no gifts or vacations, but instead a bunch of math, ancient leaders, space and time. Pretty much everything I consider inconsequential. (just joking).
I learned today that the 29th of February is used every four years, as long as that year is divisible by 100 but not by 400. In other words, 2000 had a 29th of February, but 1900 did not ... wait, does that make sense? Maybe I misunderstood. Anyway, that proves my point about the math.
It used to be (as in, back in the day when men wore white dresses) that February 29th didn't count as a day at all. Everyone just lived a day and pretended like it didn't happen. For example, this year I would've lived on the 28th and called it Thursday. Then, I would've lived through the 29th, but it wouldn't be called the 29th and it also wouldn't be Friday. After the "day" was complete, it would be March 1st, a Friday. Yeah, I don't think I'd be able to handle that.
Leap year. I don't even think it's cool to know people who were born on February 29th. I mean, it was a novelty in elementary school when my friend could say she was only 2 or 3 because she had only celebrated her birthday on her actual birthday that many times. It boggled my mind. Now, I'm cynical, tired, and I think we have too many funky days that have to get attention for no good reason except that it gives life something extra when we have nothing worth while to absorb our time.
(Christmas, Thanksgiving, July 4th and December 8th are not some of those extra days. They are definitely needed.)