I was almost a leapling

February 29th, 2008

While reading Barrett Canon’s post about leap year over on GeekSpeak, I realized something that had never occurred to me before: If I had been born 10 days earlier, I would have been born on February 29th. I’d have been a leapling.


In other news you can’t make it through February 29th without:

  • I’m having lunch today with a guy I met at the airport last year; he also graduated from Grissom High School and from Auburn University. He noticed my bright orange T-shirt and came over to say hello. I’ll be meeting him at Perry’s for their awesome Friday lunch special, which I have been craving lately: a blackened chicken breast, sliced and served over veggies and pasta. Yum!
  • I’ll be voting in the primary this afternoon. Early voting closes today and although lines have been long for early voting, I’m afraid Tuesday will be an absolute zoo.
  • I am turning in an application today to build a tool shed in the back yard. The homeowner’s association has to approve it, but there’s nothing nonstandard in my plan, so I expect it will be approved. The review committee meets next Monday so I should know by Tuesday. Then I get to start building.
  • Bryn will be riding in a horse show at Pine Hill in Bellville this weekend. I’ll be going up Sunday to watch her compete in arena jumping and cross-country.
  • Summer texted me today to say that she’s using me as the subject of a writing assignment in English class. Specifically my fall from the tree last year.
  • Leigh Ann emailed me this classic photo that claims to be from Marshall County, Alabama. All it’s missing is the Roll Tide banner out front!
    Alabama Mansion

That’s it — your Leap Day is almost half over. Don’t waste it reading blogs!

2 Responses to “I was almost a leapling”

  1. Leigh Ann Says:

    Christopher would have been a leapling if he had waited another 19 days.

  2. Kay Says:

    I have a friend whose son was born on the 29th of February. He is a college graduate, teaches social studies at H’ville Middle school and turned 6 years old last Friday!