Friday, July 22, 2016

It's Friday! Time for Felines and Fill-Ins

Feline Friday is hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..
1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
2) go to Steve's page, linked above, then on the menu bar click on the Feline Friday tab to get the code
3) paste the code under your cat picture
4) add your name and link
That’s all there is to it! Be sure to check back every so often and visit all the Feline Friday bloggers. Also, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. Nasty comments will be deleted!

Enigma SissyCat is showing her enigmatic pose.


They can call it enigmatic all they want, I'm  just hungry!







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Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and the final two are offered by McGuffy Ann Morris of McGuffy's Reader.  They try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please head to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts! 

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:


1. I wish I could afford to hire someone to really come in and repair everything that's broken in our house.  Always putting a band-aid on everything is getting on  my nerves.

2. Zucchini is so good!  Especially in a stir fry.

3. One Summertime memory i recall is always having to make a back-up plan for my summer birthday.  While it was fun to plan a swimming party, i always had to have a contingency plan in case it rained.

4. This Summer has been different with Little Girl gone to boot camp and me working.  No swim team, the other kids are not spending much time at the pool, and i wasn't able to be involved with VBS.  Little Girl and i always made a good team there.



Today is:

Aphrodisia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (bathing festival of Aphrodite and Peitho [Persuasion]; through tomorrow)

Arcadia Daze -- Arcadia, NY, US (lots of family friendly fun in this scenic village; through Sunday)

Cheyenne Frontier Days -- Frontier Park, Cheyenne, WY, US (held annually since 1897, the world's largest outdoor rodeo; through the 31st)

Festival of Boredom and Reverie -- Fairy Calendar

Gold Discovery Days -- Custer, SD, US (bed races and pancake breakfast, children's fair and more; through Sunday)

Hammock Day -- don't know who came up with this one, but at the height of the dog days, it seems appropriate; on some sites listed as Summer Leisure Day

Iowa Storytelling Festival -- Clear Lake, IA, US (come listen to professional and amateur storytellers in the scenic lakeside setting, and including a story exchange for novice storytellers; through tomorrow)

International Childbirth Education Awareness Day -- can't find confirmation on this, but if you're going to have a kid, it's not a bad idea to get educated about what to expect!

King Father's Birthday -- Swaziland

Lieksa Brass Week -- Lieksa, Finland (the world's finest brass music in various styles by international class musicians; through the 30th)

National Penuche Fudge Day

Pi Approximation Day/Casual Pi Day (22nd day of month 7; 22/7 is the approximation of Pi)

Ratcatcher's Day -- celebrated by the British dating of the Pied Piper story; celebrated June 26 in Hamelin, Germany

Revolution Day -- The Gambia

Soma-Nomaoi Festival -- Haramachi City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (Wild-Horse Chasing, a four day festival in which a thousand horsemen, clad in ancient armor, compete for possession of three shrine flags, and along the Hibarigahara Plain, men clad in white costumes attempt to catch wild horses)

Sourdough River Festival -- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Float Fest and a big water fight! with the famous Sourdough Raft Race tomorrow)

Spooners Day (Spoonerism -- Named for William Archibald Spooner, English cleric and scholar who once fussed at a student because "You hissed my mystery lesson," told a groom it was "kisstomery to cuss the bride," and once accidentally referred to Queen Victoria as "the queer old Dean.")

St. Mary Magdalene's Day (Patron of apothecaries, contemplative life and contemplatives, converts, druggists, glove makers, hairdressers and hair stylists, penitent sinners, penitent women, people ridiculed for their piety, perfumeries and perfumers, pharmacists, reformed prostitutes, tanners, women; Anguiano, Spain; Atrani, Salerno, Italy; Casamicciola, Italy; Elantxobe, Spain; Foglizzo, Italy; La Magdaleine, Italy; against sexual temptation)
   Stilt Dance Day -- Anguiano, Spain (a special stilt dance performed on the Feast of the city's patron, St. Mary Magdalen)


Birthdays Today:

George Alexander Louis Windsor, His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge, 2013
Madison Pettis, 1998
Selena Gomez, 1992
Scott Dixon, 1980
Daniel Jones, 1973
Rufus Wainwright, 1973
Irene Bedard, 1967
Rhys Ifans, 1967
Shawn Michaels, 1965
David Spade, 1964
John Leguizamo, 1964
Rob Estes, 1963
Keith Sweat, 1961
Willem Dafoe, 1955
Alan Menken, 1949
Albert Brooks, 1947
Don Henley, 1947
Danny Glover, 1946
Estelle Bennett, 1944
Bobby Sherman, 1943
Kay Bailey Hutchison, 1943
Alex Trebek, 1940
Terrence Stamp, 1939
Louise Fletcher, 1934
Oscar De la Renta, 1932
Orson Bean, 1928
Bob Dole, 1923
Amy Vanderbilt, 1908
Alexander Calder, 1898
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1890
William Archibald Spooner, 1844
Gregor Johann Mendel, 1822 (Note:  some sources say July 20)


Debuting/Premiering Today:

Plan 9 From Outer Space(Film), 1959


Today in History

King Edward I of England and his longbowmen defeat William Wallace and his Scottish schiltrons outside the town of Falkirk, 1298
The Swiss decisively defeat the Imperial army of Emperor Maximilian I in the Battle of Dornach, 1499
A second group of English settlers arrive on Roanoke Island off North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony, 1587
Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada, 1793
In the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Rear Admiral Nelson is wounded in the arm, and part of it is amputated, 1797
Death of Josef Strauss, Austrian composer, 1870
First ever motorized racing event is held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen. The race is won by comte Jules-Albert de Dion, 1894
Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes, 1933
Dezik and Tzygan become the first of Russia's Space Dogs, making a sub-orbital flight, which they both survived, 1951
Japan completes its last reparation to the Philippines for war crimes committed during WWII, 1976
Martial law in Poland is officially revoked, 1983
The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario, 1997
The Stonehenge World Heritage Site announces the discovery of a possible new henge, the biggest discovery at a major monument in over 50 years, 2010
Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, on government buildings in Oslo and a youth camp at Utoya, 2011
Scientific studies reveal that dolphins have unique names for one another, much like humans do, 2013

10 comments:

  1. Aww! I do like SissyCat's regal posing heheh!

    Have a royaltastic weekend :-)

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  2. I'm sure she got fed too. I know how much you and Sweetie love your kitties.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

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  3. lovely cat .....have a purrfectly wonderful day!

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  4. Very cute kitty. Thank you for joining in the fill-ins, great answers. I just made a stir fry with zucchini last night, and snap peas and beans from our garden too:) I know what you mean about putting bandaids on everything. Have a great weekend!

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  5. I've been trying to build cat towers around the apartment for my guest Dexter, but he'd rather climb on me and walk the balcony railing. SissyCat looks pretty content and well fed by her servants up there.

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  6. Hungry or not, a beautiful feline.

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  7. It seems that the older we get that we don't find the time or energy for all the fixer-up projects either, it is defeating! I love zucchini in stirfry. I love stirfry period! :-) Summer birthdays would be fun, except for not taking treats to school. Summer weddings need to have a contingency plan to, mother nature never seems to cooperate at the important times! Your life is changing a lot these days, and sometimes we miss the way things used to be! xoxO

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  8. she's a pretty one. i wish you had easier schedules and more money at hand, too. you deserve a break.

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  9. Mr. Tabby has unusual markings, like an ocelot or something. I'd LOVE to get repairmen to fix everything or to just buy new -- but hubby's handy and is determined to put a bandaid on everything. So every time I look around something's broken. Argh!

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  10. Aww...it sounds like you are missing your Little Girl. I can relate to bandaids on everything. Bill is trying to catch up, now that he is home more. It is hard.

    Thanks for being a part of Friendly Fill-Ins! Hugs!
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

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