Friday, February 1, 2008

Time To Keep Up With the Earth’s Rotation

I have always been fascinated by the concept of a Leap Year. It boggles my mind Julius Caesar’s people, who must have been fairly swamped with their complicated plots to murder him, still had time to figure out that the 365 day calendar wasn’t matching up with the Earth’s rotation, actually 365 days….and ¼.

How in the hell did they figure that out? Are we sure they got it right, because it’s a pretty nutty concept, frankly. If I think about it too hard my head starts to ache and I think I can actually feel the Earth start to spin faster. Ooh, none of that, we may end up with extra extra days. So eventually I just decide to give Caesar and his buddies the benefit of the doubt. A leap of faith.

And so here we are. Another Leap Year has cycled our way. In 2008 we get to insert that extra day we’ve all dutifully accrued over the past three years. A veritable windfall! How are you going to spend all this extra time? I’ve teamed up with BD at The Busy Dad Blog and Piper from Bliss in Bloom to tackle this very question. We’ve decided, in the spirit of Leap Year, to launch TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH 08, a month-long campaign to shake things up.

Spoiler Alert: It’s highly likely we will embarrass ourselves.

So each Friday in the month of February, we are going to share one LEAP OF FAITH that we’ve taken each week. A goal we’ve shelved for way too long. An idea that’s just been nagging away. Something that wrestles us out of our cozy comfort zone. You’ll have to tune in each Friday to learn the LEAP of the week. It could be singing in public. Trying a new sport. Taking a big stand with the boss. We’ll see how it unfolds. Send us your ideas. Share some of your great leaps. Take one with us.

In the meantime I can unveil my first LEAP OF FAITH for the month. I am here to announce the launch of my second blog, Fly Fish Chick. Fly fishing is my truest passion, and I’ve kept my eye on all the boys’ fishing blogs for quite awhile now, secretly wanting my own. Well, with the urging and support of TC at The Trout Underground, I’ve got one. The idea of authoring a second blog is daunting enough. But putting myself out there in this extremely male dominated sport is - to say the least - a bit of a leap.

So we’re off and running. Enjoy the series and by all means, if you want to join the campaign, come on along. Just think, at the end of the month it will be Friday February 29th and we can say Veni Vidi Vici!

Hopefully we won’t be taken down by any traitors in the process.


23 comments:

BusyDad said...

Taking a deeeeep breath… AND WE’RE OFF! This is going to be fun. Embarrassing as hell, but definitely fun. And a flyfishing chick? The world is right again.

piper of love said...

Heart races... breathe deep, exhale, GO!

"Ever notice that 'what the hell' is always the right decision?"

You, me, and BD = power packed fun!

Fly Fish Chick is going to be an enormous success! Many congrats, and much love ~xo

Karen MEG said...

Great, a new blog from you, that's awesome.
Very cool idea with the blog topic.
I, um, totally coincidentally, posted something today could fall under that leap category ... I just put pictures of my ARSE for the whole world to see (fully clothed, of course, but it's still my behind).

BLoghopping...;)
Pomtini

Amy said...

Sounds like a great idea! And very brave of you guys! And I love that you are tackling your new blog. I know nothing about fly-fishing so I will have to come visit it to learn a little.

Maria said...

Fly fishing, eh?
That's where you stand in the water in big rubber overalls, right?

I wanna try! It's probably really popular around here since I live between an intra-coastal waterway and a beach...

Miss said...

Great idea you three! I could get on board with that!

LunaNik said...

I love the whole leap of faith idea. I just dunno if I can do it. So....I guess it would be a leap of faith for me to just TRY to do it, eh?

And congrats on the fly fishing blog. That's awesome. I gladly support any woman brave enough to conquer a "man's" sport. Bravo girl!

secret agent mama said...

I'm so in on this one.. I have to post something later, though, because right now I can't find it.. Grrrrr...

You, Pipes, and BD...TRIPLE THREAT, yo!!

Tara R. said...

Wow... you guys are brave. Good luck in all your endeavors.

Rachel said...

I love this and I adore the three of you! Fabulous! Fantastic and inspirational! I love it! FFC is going to be awesome, I just know it!
Congrats honey!

Angie said...

OOOH.. So many of my favorite bloggers on board. yet, you scare me. There is comfort behind this keyboard. YIKES. Take care young brave one.
KEEP BELIEVING

Stacey said...

What a cool idea! It'll be interesting to see how you guys do (I'm too wimpy to join at this point)! Good luck!
Blog Hopping! Happy Friday!
"Margarita Mom"

amanda said...

Oh, Leap of Faith Friday is an excellent idea! can anyone participate? Because I am so in, if they.

Krista said...

Fly fisher women unite! Sweet! I might totally have to go find me a stream soon... when the ice melts! ;)
Hot Mama

Danny said...

Have fun Christine! Great idea to write about what you're passionate about...Chicken Fried steak, Honky tonks, River runs through it Fly fishing...looking forward to reading about whatever you're up to.

Becky said...

Dude, I am so there with you.

Yes, I am a lurker, but no I won't hide my face anymore.

Hmmm...now what can I do...?

FENICLE said...

I came over from Canape and I must say I am glad I did! You are truly interesting!!

Fly fishing sounds awesome. I've always wanted to try it.

And Leap of Faith...very cool.

JO-N said...

The three of you are awesome. I am beginning to think that my buddies in cre8buzz are all amazing!

Darrin said...

Fly Fishing Chick... awesome! I definitely believe women have the upper hand when it comes to fly fishing. I was never graceful enough to fly fish (correctly) here in Colorado. 5 times out of 10 I slap the water a bit too hard. I don't mind roll casting with my 9 foot over high reeds etc. to hit those perfect pools and banks.

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

oooh - that sounds awesome..i will def be tuning in! GREAT idea!!

YAY!

Momo Fali said...

You're brilliant! A cute chick in a male-dominated ANYTHING will do well. Add brains to it and voila! I guarantee it will be a success!

Getty72 said...

You are sooo spoiling us. Not only do we have the luxury of enjoying this wonderful blog of yours, but you are giving us the wonders of another... pure decadence.

And I agree with busydad.... A flyfishing chick... The world is definitely right again!!!!

I love the idea of your challenge. I wish the three of you lots of warm wishes and good luck. I look forward to following your progress!!

Take care ~ Graham :D

MadameMeow said...

I think I'll be doing this leap of faith thing, too... but continuing after February, obviously, since it's March now... but it's a wonderful idea!