This month's questions are about leap year. To be completely honest, I totally forgot that this was a leap year because it doesn't affect us very much. Here are Mike's thoughts about the bonus day!
Q: This year is Leap Year — what are you going to do to celebrate?
A: I don't think we'll do anything at all to celebrate the leap year. Here in Canada, February is the coldest, snowiest month and I always want it over with as soon as possible. So instead of celebrating the extra day in February, I'll probably complain about how it's been extended by another day. Bah humbug.
Q: If you could create an obscure holiday, what would it be and why?
A: If I could create an obscure holiday, it would be called Bracket Day. It would be celebrated annually in March on the first two days of the NCAA Basketball Tournament so that everybody could spend 48 hours watching basketball without pesky work interrupting it and getting in the way. I mean, who actually does work at work on those days anyways?
Q: Have you seen the movie Leap Year? If not, tell us about another romantic comedy you have seen.
A: I have not seen the movie Leap Year. I couldn't even tell you who is in it. Is it like one of those "Valentine's Day" or "New Year's Eve" movies with like 2,839,234 celebrities in them? Unlike most guys (or probably more realistically I'm one of the few who will actually admit it), I actually like RomComs. As far as movie genres go they probably fall somewhere behind teen dramas and Will Ferrell type comedy movies for me. And yes, I do have the movie viewing habits of a 14 year old. I know that really didn't answer the question, but I can't really remember the last romantic comedy we saw as we're not very big movie people in general.
Q: Tradition has it that women are supposed to propose to their men on leap day. Would you (or did you) say yes if your girl popped the question?
A: If Evelina had been the one to propose to me, I'd have said yes. I probably would have been embarrassed that I took so long that it had to come to that, but I definitely would have said yes. While I know there's no practical reason why guys are the ones who have to propose, I'm still a bit of a traditionalist in that sense. I also think you shouldn't propose without knowing what the answer will be and without having spoken about it already, so if you get to that point and your girl is still waiting so long for a proposal that she has to ask herself? Dude.... come on already!
Q: If you had to have a special event take place on leap day, what would it be (ex: wedding, birthday, birth of your child, etc)?
A: If I had to have a special event take place on a Leap Year, I would want it to be a death in the family. Sorry to be morbid, but it's going to happen eventually to everybody anyways. There's nothing worse than being reminded about a sad event that took place on that date every year. Only having to think about that date every four years wouldn't be so bad. A wedding or a birth is a fun event and something that you want to celebrate every year, so I think it would suck to only commemorate that date every four years.
Read more of Mike's thoughts here, here, here, and here.
Linking up with Betsy at Heavens to Betsy and Laura at According to Laura Jean. Thanks for reading!