Friday, December 16, 2016

Camo Doesn't Become Him and Holiday Favorites

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!

Sorry to tell you this, Dansig:

The camouflage is not working!


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:

Week 32: December 16, 2016

1. My favorite Christmas Song(s) is/are_____________, but I could do without hearing ___________ ever again.

2. My most meaningful Christmas ornament/decoration is ____________, because _____________.

3. My favourite holiday treat is _____________________.

4. A holiday tradition in my house is _____________________.

1. My favorite Christmas Song(s) is/are:  for a serious Christmas song, O Holy Night, for a wild and funny Christmas song, Rusty Chevrolet sung to the tune of Jingle Bells.  But i could do without hearing Little Drummer Boy ever again.  (Sorry for those who like it, but i think singing Parumpapumpum over and over a over is Dadadadadumb.

2. My most meaningful Christmas ornament/decoration is the one pictured below, because i simply have fond memories of it from when i was a very little girl.

My favorite, then and now.

3. My favorite holiday treat is raw cacao nibs, which i only buy as a treat for this time of year because they are so expensive.

4. A holiday tradition at my house is picking oranges from Grandma and Grandpa's navel orange trees in the back yard.  The kids do that at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and they have so much fun!

Today is:

Barbie and Barney Backlash Day -- if you need an explanation, you don't have kids; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Beethoven Day -- celebrate the anniversary of his birth by listening to one of his fine works

Bijoy Dibosh -- Bangladesh (Victory Day)

Day of Reconciliation -- South Africa

Day of the Republic -- Kazakhstan (Independence from the USSR in 1991)

Festival of Sapientia -- Ancient Roman Empire (personification of wisdom and knowledge)

Free Shipping Day -- with hundreds of participating merchants at 

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Pottasleiker -- Pot-licker, who tries to snatch unwashed pots and lick them clean

Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society Annual Meeting

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

National Day/Independence Day -- Bahrain(1971)

Posadas Navidenas (Fiesta of the Virgin of the Lonely) -- Mexico (celebrated through the 24th, "pilgrims" go house to house seeking shelter to commemorate the search of Mary and Joseph for shelter in Bethlehem)

Simbang Gabi -- Philippines (Christmas festivals that last until Three Kings Day)

St. Adelaide's Day (Patron of abuse victims, brides, empresses, exiles, in-law problems, parenthood, parents of large families, princesses, prisoners, second marriages, step-parents, and widows)

Stupid Toy Day -- make sure you aren't giving any of those to any kids you buy for

Tea Party Day -- Boston, MA, US (anniversary of the 1773 Party)

Underdog Day -- the day to celebrate all the number two people who make the number ones what they are (as in Friday to Crusoe); day founded by by the late Peter Moeller, THE Chief Underdog

Vijay Diwas --  India (Victory Day)

Wan Kila Haeng Chat -- Thailand (National Sports Day)

Birthdays Today:

Michael McCary, 1971
Benjamin Bratt, 1963
William "Refrigerator" Perry, 1962
Jon Tenney, 1961
Alison La Placa, 1959
Billy Gibbons, 1949
Benny Andersson, 1946
Steven Bochco, 1943
Lesley Stahl, 1941
Liv Ullmann, 1939
Bruce N Ames, 1928
Arthur C. Clarke, 1917
Margaret Mead, 1901
Noel Coward, 1899
Wassily Kandinsky, 1866
George Santayana, 1863
Jane Austen, 1775
Ludwig von Beethoven, 1770
Catherine of Aragon, 1536

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"One Day At a Time"(TV), 1975
"Dragnet"(TV), 1951
"Me and My Girl"(Musical), 1937
Variety(Magazine, first issue), 1905
"From the New World"(Dvorak Symphony), 1893 (often called "New World Symphony")

Today in History:

An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China, 755
Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages & kills 4,000, 1631
Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector, 1653
The last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan, 1707
A big tea party in Boston harbor -- Indians welcome -- is "celebrated" (Boston Tea Party), 1773
Fire burns over 600 buildings in NYC, 1835
In New Zealand, the Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, 1850
The Kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution, 1862
AntonÌn Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From The New World is given its world premiËre performance at Carnegie Hall, 1893
The first submarine with an internal combustion engine is demonstrated, 1897
The "Great White Fleet" sails from Hampton Downs on its round the world tour, 1907
The first credit union in the US is formed, in Manchester, New Hampshire, 1908
The first US postage stamp picturing an airplane, a 20 cent parcel post, is issued, 1912
Albert Einstein publishes his "General Theory of Relativity", 1915
The Haiyuan earthquake, magnitude 8.5, rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000, 1920
Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again, 1937
Thailand joins the United Nations, 1945
William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor, 1947
Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era US city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks, 1978
An episode of Pokemon, "Denno Senshi Porygon", aired in Japan induces seizures in 685 Japanese children, 1997
George W. Bush signs the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 into law, 2003
The US National Institutes of Health places a moratorium on new studies using chimpanzees as research models when a report comes out showing that most of such research is scientifically unjustified, 2010
After years of receding, the Arctic sea ice is shown to have rebounded in extent and volume, 2013


  1. What a cutie Dansig is. He looks pretty satisfied with himself. I've never seen one of those Ferris Wheel Christmas decorations before, but it looks like the scenes would be very pretty. When I was young, I enjoyed something called a View Master. It looked like binoculars and you put disks of slides in. I loved the slides of foreign places. Have a great weekend, Mimi!

  2. A very pretty cat, but yes, I can see him!

  3. In typical cat fashion, Dansig doesn't give a fig that he's clashing something awful with that cushion. One of the many reasons I love cats so much.

  4. I agree with you about the Little Drummer Boy and about how the best ornaments are the early ones. I would add that the ornaments my girls made in school every year are the ones I value the most every passing year.

  5. He's a handsome one and I don't think he cares one bit about anything but a nap.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  6. What a sweetie- he's looking good!

  7. LOL he will have to try harder than that he is so cute :-)

    Have a ridiculously happy weekend :-)

  8. If he was out in the tall fall wheat grass he would be hard to spot.

  9. Dansig, you are so handsome, and so sorry, but we can see you.You all have a fine week end.

  10. Dansig is such a cute kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I need to look up Rusty Chevrolet. That is a beautiful decoration from your childhood. Have a great weekend!

  11. Picking fruit from grandparents' trees sounds like a fun tradition. Have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas.

  12. National Chocolate Covered Anything Day sounds like my kind of day!
    Dansig is a pretty kitty. :)
    O Holy Night is a beautiful song. Another Christmas song that I like, but it isn't a Christmas carol is "Hallelujah He is Born" by Sawyer Brown. The Pentecostal Holiness/Church of God girl in me absolutely loves it. :) Have you ever heard it?
    Have a blessed day and a very Merry Christmas!

  13. brought back some good memories. You usually do, my friend. Merry Christmas!