Today is February 29th. Every 4 years ( what we call a leap year ) there is one extra day in February. In my case I get one extra day to move all my shit and get the fuck out. Yes, I am being evicted from my haunted cottage. Where I will go? Who knows? I’m putting all my guitars and books and records in storage and getting the fuck out of dodge. Why am I being evicted you ask? Long story but the gist is the slumlord I rent from never made any repairs, never took care of the yard, treated the place like it was his private dump, moved his boat into the backyard, etc. etc. and I couldn’t take it anymore. So it wasn’t necessarily because the ancestral Tequesta Indian spirits that lived there were getting to me…( they were. )
So back to this whole leap year thing. One extra day every 4 years? What? You probably get the impression that the Gregorian calendar isn’t the most accurate way to tell time. It was a Papal bull, an edict from the Pope back in 1582. One day the Pope says, ok people today’s date is such and such ( to the consternation of calendar makers everywhere ) and they had no choice but to go along his bull. Of course that only affected those unfortunate souls that lived in Christendom A.D. ( move ) Everywhere else to this very day…it’s just a bunch of PAPAL BULL!
read more about the origins of the Gregorian calendar here: