Friday, January 4, 2013

Photo-Finish Friday: Sassy Siamese

Kida the Mosquito -- so called because she is always buzzing around.  Our aging, asthmatic Siamese, as i always say.  She manages, as you can probably tell from that stare, to rule the roost, age and asthma be danged.

Photo-Finish Friday is the brainchild of Leah at The Goat's Lunch Pail.

Today is:

Day of the Fallen against the Colonial Repression -- Angola

Day To Mourn Racism -- anniversary of the day ethnic discrimination was outlawed worldwide in 1969

Dimpled Chad Day -- if you have to ask, you wouldn't understand; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Eleventh Day of Christmas

Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1st US-born Saint; Patron of Apostleship of the Sea, people ridiculed for their piety, widows; Shreveport, LA; against in-law problems, the death of children, the death of parents)

Festival of Fufluns -- Etruscan (god of wine, also of spring and rebirth; date approximate)

Get Out Your Boxer Shorts Day -- internet generated, and why, i do not know

Independence Day -- Myanmar

Martyrs' Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo

National Spaghetti Day

Ogoni Day -- Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People of the Niger River

Pop Music Chart Day -- Billboard magazine published the first one today in 1936

St. Pharaildis' Day (Patron of difficult marriages, victims of abuse, widows; Bruay, France; Ghent, Belgium; against childhood diseases)

Trivia Day -- celebration of those who have a doctorate in uselessology, sponsored by PunsCorp

World Braille Day -- birth anniversary of Louis Braille

World Hypnotism Day -- to remove myth and misconception, and promote the truths and benefits of hypnotism

Anniversaries Today:

Utah becomes the 45th US state, 1896

Birthdays Today:

Michael Stipe, 1960
Matt Frewer, 1958
Grace Bumbry, 1937
Dyan Cannon, 1937
Floyd Patterson, 1935
Jesse White, 1917
Jane Wyman, 1914
Sterling Holloway, 1905
Charles "Tom Thumb" Stratton, 1838
Louis Braille, 1809
Jakob Grimm, 1785

Today in History:

Titus Labienus is defeated by Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina, BC 46
Columbus leaves the "New World" on return from his first voyage, 1493
Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew", 1570
Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire, 1698
Andre Méchain discovers M80, the globular cluster in Scorpio, 1781
Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government, 1847
4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of NY, 1863
The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City, 1865
Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule, 1878
The last known sighting of an eastern cougar, in Ontario, 1884
Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs the first appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22), 1885
Thomas Stevens is the first man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF); his itinerary accounts "DISTANCE ACTUALLY WHEELED, ABOUT 13,500 MILES", 1887
The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter, 1912
The first elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho, 1915
Sputnik 1 reenters the atmosphere and burns up, 1958
Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon, 1959
Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, 1972
Elizabeth Ann Seton becomes the first American-born saint, 1975
Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC, 2004
The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history, 2007
The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building is officially opened, 2010


  1. Siamese cats always manage to look both noble and sly. I wouldn't want to play poker with one.

  2. Kida looks like a super friend. We lost our cat several years ago (have just a big dog now), but our young daughter has been working on mom about adding felines. We will see how long she can hold out.

  3. I have always loved Siamese. Sigh, she is a lovely one... Boxer shorts day? If you have to ask, you probably don't want to know!

  4. Great shot of the cat. Makes me glad, cats can't speak. Not sure I'd like to hear what she'd say...

  5. Stephen, i think she would win every time.

    Slamdunk, if she loves cats, too, it may not be long.

    Thank you, Cat. She's big, too.

    Angelika, thank you, and she doesn't talk as much as most Siamese, because of the asthma.

  6. Awww. Look at cute little Kida. Isadora was the name of my childhood Siamese pal.

    11th Day of Christmas? I'm gonna be different here and ask for 11 loaves of hot fresh bread smathered in melted buttery goodness. Can you do that for me?

  7. Josie, come on over. We can go get some nice, hot, fresh French bread at the local mom and pop store, and butter is on special there this week.

  8. love the Siamese Lucy cat tries- but doesn't quite have it!