Friday, September 30, 2016

Find the Feline and Friday Fill-In Fun

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!
Kittens can squeeze themselves into some tight spaces.  If the kitten also happens to be a tortoiseshell cat in the dark corner of the cage, she can be hard to spot!

Can you even see me?  I'm hiding!





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

My fill-ins for the statements are underlined:

Week 21: September 30, 2016

1. _______________________ a __________________________________.

2. My favorite magazine is ____________________________________.

3. Recently,                                       .

4. Even though                                , I                                   .

1. Friday is a long day to get through; two houses, the cat shelter, and sometimes rEcess.  It leaves me ready for Saturday!

2. My favorite magazine is Reader's Digest.  Lots of interesting articles and ideas from all over, and very funny stories and jokes!

3. Recently, Red-headed Alec lost his wallet while out on a run.  It led to the discovery that the same place i sometimes go when i need something notarized is an authorized DMV agency, so you can get your replacement license, or even renew a license, right there with no huge DMV line!

4. Even though it's been several months since she left, i still miss Little Girl and can hardly wait for her graduation in November!


Today is:

Agricultural Reform Day -- Sao Tome and Principe

Ask A Stupid Question Day -- teachers wanted to get students asking more questions, so they did, even if the questions were stupid; now, it's a holiday on the last school day of September each year!

Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival -- Custer, SD, US (buffalo round up, Western and Native American entertainment, arts and crafts; through Sunday)

Cabrillo Festival -- San Diego, CA, US (reenactment of Cabrillo's landing, a Spanish soldier and sailor encampment, Native Kumeyaay demonstrations, dances, crafts, and food; through tomorrow)

Celtic Tree Month Gort begins (Ivy)

Come and Take It Festival -- Gonzales, TX, US (celebrating the cry of Texans fighting for independence when the Mexican military demanded a cannon be returned; through Sunday)

Day of Liberation of the Republic of Abkhazia -- Abkhazia (disputed territory on the Black Sea)

Do Something Wacky With A Grandparent Day -- just not the monkey bars, please; old bones don't knit fast enough; whatever you do, take some pictures!

Eleusinian Mysteries -- Ancient Greek Calendar (the Greater Mystery Rites, date approximate; mystery rites of Demeter and Persephone at Eleusis, one of the most sacred times of their year)

Fell's Point Fun Festival -- Baltimore, MD, US (a festival in Baltimore's original seaport; through Sunday)

Hug a Vegan Day / Hug a Vegetarian Day -- i'm open!  please note that several dates are given on many websites for this "event," and i've chosen the final Friday of September which seems to be the original as sponsored by PETA

Independence Day -- Botswana

International Translation Day -- International Federation of Translators www.fit-ift.org

Kingdom Come Swappin' Meetin' -- Cumberland, KY, US (through tomorrow; celebrating the rich heritage of mountain people)

Kokkeisetsu -- Chinatown, Yokohama, Japan (Chinese National Founding Day in the largest Chinatown in Japan; through tomorrow)

Liberty Fall Festival -- Liberty, MO, US (right in the heart of the town square, among the historic buildings from the 1800s, lots for everyone to do; through Sunday)

Love Note Day -- some good ideas here on keeping romance alive

Manit Day -- Marshall Islands (Culture Day)

Medetrinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival fruits offer to the goddess of medicine)

Monkey Bars Day -- a day to go see if you can still do tricks on the monkey bars, because the internet wants to kill us and let the machines that would never do anything so silly take over

Mount Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival -- Mount Pleasant, PA, US (a "front porch neighborhood" festival; through Sunday)

National Mud Pack Day -- give yourself a facial

National Hot Mulled Cider Day

National Youth Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands

Native American Day 2016 -- US (begun in California, a day to honor all Native Americans, always celebrated the fourth Friday in September)

Neptune Festival -- Virginia Beach, Virginia (a Boardwalk Weekend; through Sunday) related event
     International Sand Sculpting Championship -- Virginia Beach, Virginia, US (through Oct. 4)

New York Film Festival -- NY, NY, US (54th Annual, through Oct. 11)

Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show and Grand National Wedding Cake Competition -- Tulsa, OK, US (Cakes set up today, viewing and judging the next two days with this year's theme as "Mad for Metallics 2016", it's fun for everyone, as the best of the best cake designers vie for the Grand National title; for asounding pictures of last year's competition, go here)
Save the Koala Day -- anyone can help by "adopting" one today

Sport Purple For Platelets Day(sm) -- Platelet Disorder Support Association 

Southern Oregon Music Festival -- Medford, OR, US (over 100 performances, jazz and rock and everything in between, many by nationally known bands, plus food and celebration; through Sunday)

St. Gregory the Enlightener (or Illuminator; Patron of Armenia)

St. Jerome's Day (Patron of archaeologists, archivists, Biblical scholars, librarians, libraries, school children, students, translators; Saint-Jerome, Quebec) 
     also an Apache celebration of Geronimo, the Native American who was named after this saint

Vegetarian Festival -- Phuket, Thailand (lots of purification rituals and a rigid vegetarian/vegan diet are observed for spiritual cleansing and ensuring good luck; through Oct. 10)

World's Biggest Coffee Morning -- UK (Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser, host or attend a Coffee Morning gathering or go to M&S Cafe, the official partner in the event!)


Anniversary Today:

Haleakala National Park is established in Maui, Hawaii, 1960


Birthdays Today:

Dominique Moceanu, 1981
Marion Cotillard, 1975
Jenna Elfman, 1971
Crystal Bernard, 1964
Eric Stoltz, 1961
Fran Drescher, 1957
Deborah Allen, 1953
Victoria Tennant, 1953
Marilyn McCoo, 1943
Z.Z. Hill, 1935
Johnny Mathis, 1935
Angie Dickinson, 1931
Elie Wiesel, 1928
W. S. Merwin, 1927
Truman Capote, 1924
Deborah Kerr, 1921
Buddy Rich, 1917
William Wrigley, Jr., 1861
Rumi, 1207


Debuting/Premiering Today:

Millie's Book: As Dictated to Barbara Bush(Publication date), 1990
"Murder, She Wrote"(TV), 1984
"Cheers"(TV), 1982
"Love Child"(Single release), 1968
"The Flintstones"(TV), 1960
"Tea and Sympathy"(Play), 1953
"The Red Skelton show"(TV), 1951
"Porgy and Bess"(Opera), 1935
Little Women(Publication date), 1868
"Les pecheurs de perles/The Pearl Fishers"(Bizet opera), 1863
"Die Zauberflote/The Magic Flute"(Mozart opera, K. 620), 1791
The Gutenberg Bible(first section, publication date), 1452


Today in History:

Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate the Guide of the Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew, 1199
Anesthetic ether is used for the first time by Dr. William Morton, who extracted a tooth, 1846
German scientist Hermann von Meyer announces the discovery of the first fossil of an archaeopteryx, 1861
The first Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawai'i, 1878
The world's first commercial hydroelectric power plant begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States, 1882
Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner, 1901
The first manned rocket plane flight, made by auto maker Fritz von Opel, 1929
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations, 1947
The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time, 1947
The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel, 1954
James Dean is killed in a road accident, 1955
Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers, 1962
James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation, 1962
General Suharto rises to power in Indonesia after an alleged coup by communists, and massacres over a million Indonesian people suspected of belonging to the Communist Party, 1965
BBC Radio 1 is launched and Tony Blackburn presents its first show, 1967
Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation, 1980 
The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, 1990
The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo, 2004
The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, 2005
A case of Ebola virus reaches Dallas, Texas, 2014

11 comments:

  1. cute kitty. great discovery on the dmv site! and i used to love reading my folks' reader's digest. :)

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  2. Aww! how cute I could se eyou when I clicked on the photo heheh!

    Have a snuggletastic weekend :-)

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  3. That kitty blends right into that cage. They can hide very nicely though.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. Have an even better weekend. ☺

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  4. I have always loved Reader's Digest. It is one of the first "real" magazines that I read. My Aunt Mae had lots of them and I would spend a lot of time at her house reading her Digests. Thanks for the memory smile. :)

    Have a blessed weekend!

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  5. Wow. A DMV agent. We have to drive about 14 miles to a town that consists of the State Troopers' office and the Department of Public Safety, and nothing else, to get a license. There is nothing else around for miles. This is Texas.

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  6. I have't seen a Reader's Digest in years. it used to be very popular here but perhaps they don't sell in the UK anymore.
    I'd hug my vegan daughter but she's 200 mile away so it will have to be a virtual one!

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  7. I think I spy a wee kitty ear! :)
    I love Reader's Digest. It actual has Articles!! As opposed to a ton of ads and fashion displays. And the jokes are the best!

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  8. calico cat in camouflage....love those kitties!

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  9. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, sorry I didn't get here sooner. That is sweet that you miss your daughter. Reader's Digest is a great magazine.

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  10. Great answers, Mimi. I like Reader's Digest, too. Substance! I have been sick with a very bad cold. Stay well!
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

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