Taking Back Leap Day

I don’t understand leap day. I know it’s an extra day in years evenly divisible by four. I know it’s in February and it somehow keeps our calendars in alignment with the earth’s revolutions around the sun. But if we’re getting an extra 24 hours, why don’t we get to choose how to use it?

I don’t know about you, but I’m at work right now. And it feels like just another Wednesday to me.

If I have an extra day in my life, I’d like to get to choose how to use this valuable time. I’d like a vacation day. I’d like to spend this day writing or drawing or sitting on a beach somewhere.

Shouldn’t we vote on this or something? This is America after all.

Maybe I’m wrong, but I think this is something you can build a political campaign around. Newt, are you listening? This could be the topic you’ve been waiting for! Taking Back Leap Day! (Take that as free advice. Sorry, we don’t do advertising for political candidates.)