Friday, May 19, 2017

Adoptable Feline and Friendly 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!

Aren't I just the most adoptable little thing!





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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:


Week 54: May 19, 2017

1. I have googled _________________________.

2. I have________________________ on Ebay.

3. I think ______________________.

4. _______________ thinks ___________________.


1. I have googled the words "I'm bored."  It turned up a couple of fun things, but nothing that kept my interest long.

2. I have bought a very few things on Ebay, and almost never bid on anything.

3. I think that even if the Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey Circus has closed, there will always be a circus any time any legislature, state or federal, is in session.

4. Every cat in this house thinks the other cats get more catnip.  They don't, everyone gets the same amount.




Today is:

Art Fair and Winefest -- Washington, MO, US (the largest tasting if state wines, juried art show, and more; through Sunday)

Asakusa Sanja Matsuri -- Tokyo, Japan (sake and processions of elaborate mini shrines celebrate the goddess of mercy and the three fishermen; through Sunday)

Bath International Music Festival -- Bath, UK (with musicians from more than 30 countries, this is truly a premier festival; through the 29th)

Bike to Work Day 2017 -- the League of American Bicyclists have urged you to celebrate this day the third Friday of May ever since 1956 

Boy's Club Day -- founding in 1906

Celebrate Your Elected Officials Day 2017 -- unless you don't like them, then get to work electing better ones; if you know of a good one, take time today to thank her/him

Circus Day -- the four Ringling Brothers opened their first circus on this day in 1884

Dance to Mark the Third of January -- Fairy Calendar (Third of January is when the Founding Fairy Fathers and Mothers arrived in what is now called Fairyland [no one knows where they lived before, or what lived in Fairyland before], so it is one of their most important days; no one knows why it is celebrated in May, either)

Dermott's Community Fest -- Dermott, AR, US (formerly the Dermott Crawfish Festival, it still proves mud bugs aren't just for Cajuns any more! carnival, music, street dances, tons of crawfish and more through tomorrow)


Fishing Has No Boundaries, Hayward Event -- Hayward, WI, US (sponsored by Fishing Has No Boundaries, Inc., a non-profit with the goal of opening the great outdoors through the sport of fishing to the disabled; the Hayward event is their biggest each year, and runs through tomorrow) 

Greek Genocide Remembrance Day -- Greece

International Virtual Assistants' Day -- acknowledging the dedication, experience, expertise, and determination of virtual professionals; no longer sponsored, but the The International Virtual Assistant's Association is still around 

Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-Off -- Magnolia, AR, US (all the usual fun, with a steak eating contest, live entertainment, and an art show;through tomorrow)

Maifest -- Mainstrasse Village, Covington, KY, US (celebrating German tradition and welcoming the first spring wines; through Sunday)

May Ray Day -- to celebrate being able to go out into the sun's rays as summer nears

National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day -- US (information at Banyan Tree Project

National Defense Transportation Day -- US (remembering the contributions of people working in the transportation industries)

National Devil's Food Cake Day

National Pizza Party Day -- as declared by Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza, on the 3rd Friday of May; Garlic Jim's holds a contest for school students to nominate their favorite teacher, and the winning teacher gets a free pizza party for the class on this day

New England's Dark Day*

Plant Something Day -- because it's fun, and summer is coming so you can!

Praia Municipal Day -- Praia, Cape Verde

Rhododendron Festival -- Florence, Oregon, US (parades, flower show, car show, carnival and more; through Sunday)

Rhubarb Festival -- Intercourse, Pennsylvania (come on out and enjoy the music, games, rhubarb-inspired foods, and lots of family fun, including the Rhubarb Race Car Derby and best pie contest; through tomorrow)

St. Dunstan of Canterbury's Day (Patron of armourers, blacksmiths, blind people, gold workers and smiths, jewellers, lighthouse keepers, locksmiths, musicians, silver workers and smiths, swordsmiths; Charlottetown, PEI, Canada)

St. Peter Celestine's Day (Patron of bookbinders; Aquila, Italy)

Syttende Mai -- Stoughton, WI, US (come celebrate the Norwegian heritage of this town with a three day colorful gala; through Sunday)

Youth and Sports Day / Commemoration of Atatürk -- North Cyprus; Turkey


Anniversary Today:

Eric Clapton marries Pattie Boyd, 1979


Birthdays Today:

Rachel Appleton, 1992
Jordon Pruitt, 1991
Eric Lloyd, 1986
Kevin Garnett, 1976
Kyle Eastwood, 1968
Grace Jones, 1952
Joey Ramone, 1951
Archie Manning, 1949
Andre the Giant, 1946
Pete Townshend, 1945
Nora Ephron, 1941
James Fox, 1939
Francis R. Scobee, 1939
David Hartman, 1937
James Lehrer, 1934
Malcolm X, 1925
Ho Chi Minh, 1890
Nancy Astor, 1879
Johns Hopkins, 1762


Debuting/Premiering Today:

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith(Film), 2005
Smokey and the Bandit(Film), 1977
"Room Service"(Play), 1937
Gone With The Wind(Publication date), 1936
"L'heure espagnole / How They Keep Time in Spain"(Ravel comédie musicale), 1911


Today in History:

Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America, 1535
Anne Boleyn is beheaded, 1536
Queen Elizabeth I orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots, 1568
French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spain as a dominant land power, 1643
The Long Parliament declares England a Commonwealth, and England remains a republic for the next 11 years, 1649
King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River, 1749
*A combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover causes complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States at 10:30 A.M, 1780
Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Légion d'Honneur, 1802
Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the Mexican-American War and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for $15 million USD, 1848
Jan Matzeliger begins the first mechanized shoe production, 1885
Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol, 1897
White women win the right to vote in South Africa, 1930
Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind is published, 1936
Churchill and Roosevelt set May 1, 1944 as their goal date for D-Day (it had to be delayed over a month because of weather), 1943
The Soviet Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly-by another planet by passing Venus, 1961
Croatians vote for independence, 1991
The Sierra Gorda Biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts, 1997
Hundreds of Albert Einstein's scientific papers, personal letters and humanist essays were make available on the Internet. Einstein had given the papers to the Hebrew Universtiy of Jerusalem in his will, 2003

A rare 19th century torpedo is discovered off the coast of California by the US Navy dolphins, 2013

13 comments:

  1. Yes your very cute and adoptable heheh!

    Have a cutetastic weekend :-)

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  2. That kitty is adorable, I wish I could adopt him. Thank you for these great fill-in answers. I am glad you are fair with distributing the nip :) Your #3 answer is priceless- so true too. And I amazed you ever have time to be bored. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Indeed this is one adorable adoptable kitty! Have a lovely day!

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  4. That kitten is the essence of innocence.

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  5. Wishing I was not allergic!

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  6. I'm just like that kitten, cute as a button.
    Have a cute Friday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  7. Yes, you are most adoptable. What a cutie pie.

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

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  8. You are right, our government is a circus and most of our elected officials are the clowns. Have a great day.

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  9. Awww what a sweet kitty. :)

    Regarding #3, politicians are always good for a laugh!

    The following sounds like the perfect start to the weekend to me!
    "National Devil's Food Cake Day"
    "National Pizza Party Day"

    I always enjoy your posts. Have a blessed weekend!

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  10. Yes, yes you are the most adorable thing ever!

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  11. Mimi! That kitten face is adorable! *sigh*
    As always, I can identify with your answers. I think we must be soul sisters, or something. I really enjoy you. Thanks. Hugs.

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  12. That sure is one cute little kitten. You have a most wonderful week end.

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  13. What a little cutie! I love when cats wrap their tails around themselves when sitting or sleeping. Your #3 & 4 fill-ins cracked me up!

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