I know lots of people seem to enjoy celebrating ordinary, annual, regular holidays. You know, like Christmas and New Years, oh, or Thanksgiving or Easter, crap, also July 4th and St. Patrick's. Damn, there's a lot of them. My point being, if you want to be boring and normal then go right ahead. But, if you would rather be slightly unusual and you know, weird, which odds are you probably do since you're reading this, then have I got a holiday for you...
I know, just take it in. Breathe. Awesome, right?
But, you might say, I grew up with all those other holidays. I don't even know what to do for leap day. I don't even have any decorations. Well, no worry. Nope, the celebration of leap day couldn't be simpler.
First, take off work. If your boss complains just tell him (or her) to fuck off and die. Hey, it's leap day, you can worry about your future employment on March 1st. Alright, so looks like someone's schedule is suddenly wide open. Now, go to your neighborhood megamart for supplies and decorations. You're going to need three things for a true leap day celebration.
1) A Trampoline. The bigger the better here. A small "exercise" model will work, but it's your first leap day celebration, go for the 20 foot monster that violates your local zoning ordinances and will guarantee at least two broken bones.
2) Pop Rocks. Just take all they have. See if they have more in the back too. You're going to want a shit-ton of them.
3) Booze. Hey, it's a celebration, right? Now, the traditional Leap Day cocktail consists of equal parts tequila, vodka, beer, purple kool-aid, and sprite. But, you're a rookie, just pickup your personal choice of intoxicants.
Now we get to the optional items. A few things you may want to grab in addition: paper towels, first aid kit, ice, crutches, full body splint, life-flight helicopter. Let's just say leap day often gets messy.
Now, get out there, jump like mad, discover the unforgettable feeling when you fall off the trampoline and accidentally aspirate pop-rocks (it's called a leap-spasm), and just enjoy the shit out of this day. Now, you may be sad that it only occurs once every four years, but if you do it right you need that time to recuperate. Well, and find a new job too.