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i heart learning

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

leap year

This is my 8th leap year.
And my first leap year to learn that women proposing to men on February 29th is like a 'thing.'
What the..?

Yes. It is considered good luck in Ireland. And was permitted in Scotland as long as the woman wore a red petticoat to warn her man that she was going to pop the question.

This information would have been a little more useful to me yesterday - so I could have proposed to Nelson a la britney spears and made a proper groom of him.

yooooooooo-hoooooooooo!
If I like it than i better put a ring on it....

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

happy birthday blog!

happy birthday blog.
One year ago today you were born.
if you were a human you would be taking your first steps any day now.
you would look like this:

hi mom
You would eat with a spoon, get food all over your face, and have separation anxiety when i left your sight.

And I would have a serious charge against me for child neglect. no blogging since October. me bad.

a year passes fast doesn't it?

It feels like just yesterday I was toasting fake champagne to my 28th birthday -  but now here I am in my last year pre 30. I have but one more year of learnings left to blog as a 20-something. follow me.

so lets get started - and toast some phony bubbly to my blog return.


I assure you - it will not be as cheesy as other sequels you may have seen in the past.  Dirty Dancing Havana Nights or Land before Time part XVI this is not.

Today I learned that in order to be president of the United States you must be at least 35 years old.
So if I were a man, born american, and knew anything about american politics - i would still have to wait 6 years before i could lead the US and have SNL skits made about me.

Im 35+
The youngest president to date was Theodore Roosevelt - who was 42 years old, 10 months, 18 days (probably 6 hours and 47 seconds) when he became the head cheese. JFK was 43 years, 236 days.

I also learned that when you are president, people care enough to calculate how long you have been on this planet to the day.