Every four years there is one extra day on the calendar, February 29, known as Leap Day. The entire year is of course Leap Year:
The rest of the years without Leap Day are called common years. So 2011 was another common year just ending.
I always feel a bit sorry for those individuals born on February 29 as they only get to celebrate their birthdays every 4 years. But as we get older, those people stay a lot younger than the rest of us.
And watch out for women pursuing men (or other lesbian women) this year. Leap Year is the year when women are supposedly allowed to be assertive in the dating game.
According to the 2010 Census in the U.S. among adults 25 and older, 103 million are women, 96 million are men. So there are indeed more eligible women than men. And it seems that women outlive men, as there are usually more women in many Senior groups, or is it perhaps that just because widowers don’t like to join such groups?
Anyway, Happy Leap Year and Happy New Year everyone.
Post New Year’s celebration: ate at El Sabroso Oakwood Grille last night, a Mexican restaurant west of the I-10 at 610 N.Grande (between St. Mary’s & Speedway). We were pleasantly surprised at the freshness of the chicken/beef fajita dish we had, as well as the delicious rice & beans, and excellent Chardonnay wine. They also offer something different like “grilled salmon w/ rice & vegetables, halibut w/ shrimp brochette, shrimp chile rellenos w/ rice & beans, grilled salmon salad…so it’s not only a standard Mexican restaurant, but seafood & much more. Check it out in 2012 – especially the murals on the ceilings, phone 520-792-2282. The name El Sabroso is exactly what is means “the tasty”.