Friday, October 11, 2013

Feline Friday: Laundry Buddy

Steve, the Burnt Food Dude, started Feline Friday, and i like to think it's because he enjoys cats.

My Little Girl's cat, Link, wants to help me with the laundry.

I'll help you find that sock!  I know it's here somewhere!

Today is:

Algonquin Mill Festival -- Carrollton, OH, US (an 1800s pioneer festival; through Sunday)

Apple Butter Makin' Days -- Mt. Vernon, MO, US (making apple butter on the courthouse lawn, and lots of other fun; through Sunday)

Armed Forces Day -- Abkhazia

Columbus Day Festival and Hot Air Balloon Regatta -- Columbus, KS, US (through Sunday)

Dashain Festival -- Nepal (official holiday for Phulpati/Fulpaati, part of a large, multi-day Hindu festival)

Dussehra -- India (official holidays for this Hindu Festival begin today)

Fort Ligonier Days -- Ligonier, PA, US (commemoration of the Battle of Ligonier with reenactments, parade, entertainment, etc.; through Sunday)

Guayaquil Independence Day -- Ecuador

General Pulaski Memorial Day -- US (celebrating Casimir Pulaski, "the father of American cavalry")

It's My Party Day -- so go have one!

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest -- Kitchener and Waterloo, ON, Canada (second largest Oktoberfest in the world; through the 19th)

Medford Jazz Festival -- Medford, OR, US (over 100 jazz performances, many by nationally known bands, plus food and celebration; through Sunday)

Meditrinalia/Vinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (tasting of the year's new wine; in honor of Meditrina, goddess of health/medicine, longevity, and wine, and Bacchus, god of wine)

Mississinewa1812 -- Mississinewa, IN, US (the largest War of 1812 living history and reenactment event; through Sunday)

Natchitoches Historic Pilgrimage -- Natchitoches, LA, US (National Historic Landmark District homes, plantations, and the sites where the movie Steel Magnolias was filmed are featured on this fabulous tour; through Sunday)

National Sausage Pizza Day

Ocean County Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival -- Seaside Hgts., NJ, US (through Sunday)

Old Michaelmas Day -- Celtic Calendar

Parke County Covered Bridge Festival -- Rockville, IN, US (with 31 historic covered bridges, this is the covered bridge capital of the world; tours, arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, and old-fashioned homemade foods, through the 20th)

Revolution Day/Uprising Against Fascism Day -- Republic of Macedonia

Rockport Seafair -- Rockport, TX, US (fresh-from-the-bay seafood, entertainment, crab races, and more; through Sunday)

Royal National (Gaelic) Mod -- Dunoon, Scotland (Gaelic Language Festival; through the 18th)

Sawara Festival -- Chiba, Japan (also called the Grand Festival of Sarawa; through the 14th)

Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word -- Nashville, TN, US (through Sunday)

St. Charles Scarecrow Festival -- St. Charles, IL, US (handcrafted scarecrows, music, entertainment, and more; through Sunday)

St. Gomar's Day (Patron of childless people, courtiers, cowherds, glove makers, people in difficult marriages, separated spouses, woodcutters; Lier, Belgium; against hernias)

Sunbeam Sliding Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (only occasionally on a Sunday)

Tennessee Fall Homecoming -- Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, TN, US (celebrating the culture and heritage of Appalachia; through Sunday)

Victorian Theatre by Candlelight presents "Spirits of Blue and Gray" -- Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis, IN, US (highlighting ghosts from the Civil War; this weekend and next)

World Egg Day -- International

"You Go Girl!" Day -- in honor of Kathy Sullivan, first American woman to walk in space

Anniversary Today:

William Jefferson Clinton weds Hilary Rodham, 1975

Birthdays Today:

Joan Cusack, 1962
Steve Young, 1961
Dawn French, 1957
Elmore Leonard, 1925
Art Blakey, 1919
Jerrome Robbins, 1918
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884
Henry John Heinz, 1844
George Williams, 1821 (founder, YMCA)

Debuting/Premiering Today

The Comptometer (the first adding machine known to be accurate at all times, patented by Dorr Eugene Felt), 1887

Today in History:

Massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria, 1138
Columbus' ship sites land on the horizon (the Bahamas), 1492
Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland, 1531
Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia, 1689
Explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee at the Grinder's Stand Inn, 1809
The first steam powered ferryboat, the Juliana, begins operation, 1811
Australia's oldest university, University of Sidney, is inaugurated, 1852
The Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished, 1871
David Houston patents roll film for cameras, 1881
First female FBI "special investigator", Alaska Davidson, appointed, 1922
With the opening of store # 1252, in Milford, Delaware, J.C. Penney becomes a nationwide company, with stores in all 48 states, 1929
CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, 1950
Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years, Vatican II, 1962
NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, 1968
The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests, 1975
The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth, 1982
The record high of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurs at 14,198.10 points, 2007


  1. My snake helped me with laundry once...well, that's where I found him anyway. Yikes.

  2. Now that's cute. You have to make sure he's not in there before to start the washer though.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. :)

  3. I like the idea of 'It's My Party Day'.

    Love your blog, Mimi - You Go Girl!

  4. Haha now that is a brave cat but he's only going for a sin heheh!

    Have a spintastic weekend ;-)

  5. yikes....glad you spotted that kitty! I am always looking twice before starting the washer or dryer! Have a great weekend!

  6. Cute picture - but it always gives me a strange feeling to see a cat in a washer or dryer. The ones we have here lock tight once they are shut and filling with water and cannot be opened. Still, I have to admit she is looking very cosy in there, and after I got used to the idea of a cat in a washer, the picture made me smile. :)

  7. Cute picture but... I know someone who ran her dryer with the cat in it. Not a happy ending.

  8. Feline Friday. I just realized I could totally participate. My darling Smokey is an outdoor cat, but I'll try to catch a snazzy pic of him in-between cat fights with the other outdoor felines (there's only 2 others).

  9. That kitty is in for a big surprise if that washing machine clicks into spin cycle.

  10. Any kind of enclosure or hiding space is fair game in kitty land. One of mine has learned to pull open the storage drawer under our front-loading washer, and scrambles to hide there if someone comes to the door. She scared the bejezus out of our new cleaning lady who spotted her in the drawer after hearing some shuffling in the laundry room! :-)