Friday, February 29, 2008

Don't you love this day?

You only get this day once every 4 years. SO you should take full advantage of it. Make love to your spouse, run around the house naked, bake a cake, just go out and enjoy it.

Historically speaking, there should be less going on today that we want to give it credit for, but there were some killa happenings. First up is in 1288, over in Scotland, they made a rule that on this day only a woman could ask a man to marry her. Here is the kicker, if the guy said no, he pays a fine. I don't know if this was a good thing or not. Think of all the unions that happened because the guy didn't want to pay a fine. I wonder how many times a woman used this day to make a dude pay cause they knew he would say no? This is the kind of law that would cut down on male whores. We should bring this law to the Us of A so US Americans would have a new holiday. This could be the most coveted reality show of all time. It would be like the Olympics cause its once every 4 years. And make the penalty either money or some form of humiliating community service like picking up trash in your boxers. Alright, its far fetched but fun to think about. Hell it really makes me think about those Scots. First they invent golf and now we get this little leap year gem. Oh and don't forget William Wallace.

Alright, now I want to give a big shout out for Hattie McDaniel who was the first person of color to win that Oscars statue back in 1940 on this day. She snagged the little golden guy for her brilliant work in Gone With The Wind. Big ups to her. This may not seem important, but this was a turning point for blacks in the entertainment industry. It paved the way for generations a few decades down the road.

Peace out people. Do good works and do good things.


BeckEye said...

Shit, I think this might be my last chance to snag me a husband! I'm taking the rest of the day off.

I can't really bake, but I do like to run around the house naked, so you'd think SOMEONE would wanna marry me.

Butterfly said...

i found this out about leap year today too:

Leap Year has been the traditional time that women can propose marriage. In many of today's cultures, it is okay for a woman to propose marriage to a man. Society doesn't look down on such women. However, that hasn't always been the case. When the rules of courtship were stricter, women were only allowed to pop the question on one day every four years. That day was February 29th.

St. Bridget's Complaint
It is believed this tradition was started in 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about women having to wait for so long for a man to propose. According to legend, St. Patrick said the yearning females could propose on this one day in February during the leap year.

bayboy said...

Just think Wit, if your birthday was on leap day, you'd still be a young-ass dude!!