* AS I GET OLDER I REALIZE: * I talk to myself because sometimes I need expert advice * Sometimes I roll my eyes out loud. * The biggest lie I tell myself is, “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.” * When I was a child, I thought nap time was punishment…now it’s like a mini-vacation. * Even duct tape can’t fix stupid, but it sure can muffle the sound. * Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes and come out wrinkle free and three sizes smaller? * “Getting Lucky” means walking into a room and remembering why I’m there. * A lady to her fellow: "I think one of my ribs belongs to you!" ~ A gentleman to his lady friend: "If you are looking for a knight in shining armor, I just happen to be wearing the armor of God!" ~ A flirt: "Is your name Grace? It must be because you are amazing." ~ Another flirt: "Is it a sin that you stole my heart?" * Ah, February. The only month of the year that can pass without a single full moon. February is mostly recognized for Valentine's Day, flowers, and depending on where you are, being incredibly cold! Oddly enough, even though it’s just another month, there’s a lot of history behind this month of romance and love! Read on to find out some historical events of February, as well as how it came to be the shortest month of the year. 17th February – Random Act of Kindness Day. 20th February – Love Your Pet Day. 21st February – Sticky Bun Day. 22nd February – Cook a Sweet Potato Day. 26th February – Tell a Fairy Tale Day.
February fluctuates between having 28 and 29 days per year. The 29th day only occurs every 4 years during leap years. The length of February was finalized when Julius Caesar remade the Roman calendar and assigned the month 28 days and 29 days. In 713 B.C., February was officially added to the Roman calendar. If you were born in February, your birthstone is an amethyst and your flower is a primrose. The western zodiac signs in February are Aquarius which is until February 19th, and Pisces, which is until February 20th.
Over time, the length of February kept changing. At one point, it had as little as 23 days. In the Northern Hemisphere, February is the third month of winter. Meanwhile in the Southern Hemisphere, February is the last month of summer. Between the North and South Hemispheres, February is the equivalent of August.
Of all the words you can misspell, February is one of the most misspelled words in the English language.
February is the only month where it’s possible to go the entire time without having a full moon.
The odds of being born on February 29th are about 1 in 1,461. Those born on a leap day can be called a “leaper” or “leapling.”
There are many U.S. states that entered the Union during the month of February. These include Massachusetts, Oregon, Arizona, and Mississippi, which was readmitted.
Sadly, February 1st, 2003 was when the Space Shuttle “Columbia” broke apart in flight, which killed all seven crew members. The accident was believed to be a result of damage which occurred during liftoff. The tragedy occurred only 16 minutes before the shuttle was scheduled to land.
On February 2nd, 1848, U.S. and Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which ended their war. The U.S. paid Mexico $15 million in exchange for California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Texas.