Sans Meal Plan: Leap Day Madness

Fun Fact: Did you know that Ja Rule is a leaper? For anyone who doesn’t know what that means, a “leaper” (not “leper”) is someone born on Leap Day, or February 29. This is an extra cool birthday for anyone looking for the fountain of youth because you can technically exploit your age by saying you’re a quarter of however many years old you actually are. So, happy ninth birthday, Ja Rule!

As I recently learned from a particularly hilarious episode of 30 Rock, Leap Day is a day of endless possibilities when Leap Day William emerges from the Mariana Trench to trade children’s tears for candy. That sounds legitimate, right? Regardless, it’s made clear that Leap Day gives us the opportunity to do whatever we want just for the heck of it because it “doesn’t count” — after all, it’s a magical day that isn’t real. I’m not one to do things completely out of character, a situation Liz Lemon found herself caught in, but, as a foodie, I like to believe that Leap Day can be a day to eat whatever and whenever you want without consequences. In other words, Leap Day William tells me that I could eat anything in the world without running the risk of permanent arterial damage or becoming overwhelmingly full. Oh, what a joyous day that would be! Continue Reading


I apologize if it looks like I’m yelling at you. I can’t help that it’s Leap Day!

This man knows how to party.

Wahoo! The Gregorian calendar is finally in sync with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun! We give you the 365.25 reasons why we love February 29th:

  1. Leap Day babies turn 5 (or 6). Happy birthday to any five-year-olds (or six-year-olds?) on campus today. You never imagined that you would completely bypass kindergarten to become one of the youngest students at Brown University, did you? We also know you’ve never heard this joke before. We look forward to celebrating your 21st birthday with you in 2076.
  2. Real life doesn’t begin until March 1. This means that you have an extra day to procrastinate on just about everything.
  3. You have 24 more hours at your disposal — more time to watch Leap Day William in all his glory! Continue Reading