Friday, July 7, 2017

Feline Friday Close Up and 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.  Follow the link above to Steve's page to see how to be a part of this fun meme.

Kitten wants a close-up:

Mama, I said a close-up!

There you go!


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 61: July 7, 2017

1. My favorite line from a film is _______________.

2. Other than blogs, a website I visit often is _____________.

3. When I feel down, I                              .

4. If I could                         , I would                           .

1. My favorite line from a film is a tie between "Well the thing's gotta have a tailpipe!" and "Arsenic?  Fester, as if we'd run out!"  The first is Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek V, and the second is Morticia in The Addams Family Movie.  A close third is President Skroob in Spaceballs when he yells, "Why didn't somebody tell me my A$$ was this big?"

2. Other than blogs, a website i visit often is Wikipedia.  After all, i have to get information for my blog from somewhere.  Yes, after i've checked there, i try to check other places to confirm a good bit of it.

3. When i feel down, i pray, then check to see if i need anything.  Am i well hydrated?  Am i over tired?  Is my mind buzzing with too much to do?  If i need to, i get some water, sit down, and figure out what i should be doing next.  Sometimes i realize i'm just ready for a nap, so i take one if i can.

4. If i could afford it, i would retire and spend the time and money it will take to properly repair this house.  That would take about a year.  Once i'd done that, i'm not sure what i would do.

Today is:

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

Bear Lake Days --Bear Lake, MI, US (the fun even includes a Venetian boat parade; through Sunday)

Blissfest -- Harbor Springs, MI, US (three music stages, workshop areas, and the preservation of folk and roots music; through Sunday)

Bonza Bottler Day™

Calgary Stampede -- Calgary, AB, Canada (The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth; through the 16th)

Chocolate Day  -- no one knows why today, so why not?  Enjoy chocolate cereal with chocolate milk for breakfast, some chocolate covered raisins and nuts as a midmorning snack, chocolate milk with lunch, chocolate truffles as a midafternoon snack, chocolate liquer before dinner, chocolate cake for dessert, and sip chocolate coffee any time through the day!

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival -- Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (the finest street performers anywhere; through the 16th)

Fishermen's Day -- Marshall Islands

Global Forgiveness Day -- encouraging "citizens of this global village" to forgive and be forgiven; sponsored by the CECA 

Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day -- encouraging fathers to take some special time out with their girls today

Independence Day / National Day -- Solomon Islands(1978)

Kilburn Feast -- Kilburn, North Yorkshire at The Square, England (dating back hundreds of years, it's no longer a horse-fair, but a great many fun events for villagers; the Mayor and Mayoress, both men in costume, are the highlight, handing out "fines" for "crimes" such as carrying an umbrella or having a moustache, with money going to a local charity; through Sunday)

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant -- DeSmet, SD, US (get a taste of pioneer life, this weekend Friday-Sunday plus the next two weekends, in the original Little Town on the Prairie she wrote about)

Macaroni Day -- it goes with more than just cheese!

National Strawberry Sundae Day

Nones of July -- Ancient Roman Calendar; celebrations on this day included:
     Festival of Feriae Ancillarum -- "Feast of the Serving Women", when female servants dressed up and "attacked" men of free birth with fig boughs; in honor of the serving women who helped free the city of Rome from the Gauls
     Nonae Caprotinae -- "Nones of the Wild Fig", honoring Juno Caprotina with a sacrifice under a wild fig tree
     Parilia -- festival for Pales, god of the herds

Pictou Lobster Carnival -- Pictou, NS, Canada (a tail gate party and more; through Sunday)

Saba Saba Day -- Tanzania (literally "Seven Seven" Day, a/k/a Peasants' Day or Workers' Day, and the biggest day of the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair)
     Maonyesho ya Saba Saba -- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Dar es Salaam Trade Fair, through July 8)

Savonlinna Opera Festival -- Savonlinna, Finland (one of Finland's most illustrious and internationally significant cultural events; through Aug. 4)

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Matsuri -- Shounan City, Kanagawa Prefecture (one of Japan's largest Tanabata festivals; through Sunday)

St. Willibald's Day (Patron of Eichstatt, Germany)

Tanabata -- Japan (star festival, 7th day of 7th month; some areas go by lunar calendar, but most larger cities celebrate by the Gregorian Calendar now)

Tell The Truth Day -- a yearly challenge frm Kepa Freeman of Teens Express to go the whole day without telling a lie or saying or doing anything misleading or dishonest

Three Rivers Festival -- Ft. Wayne, IN, US (Fort Wayne's biggest summer party; through the 15th)

Turkey Rama -- McMinnville, Oregon (family fun on "Oregon's Favorite Main Street" that includes the "World's Largest Turkey BBQ"; through Sunday)

Unity Factory Day -- Yemen (all workers are encouraged to play at work today, to build team and national unity)

Wayne Chicken Show -- Wayne, NE, US (this year's theme is "Good Life...Great Place to Roost!", and the family friendly fun includes a rubber chicken chuck and National Cluck Off; through Sunday)

Ways with Words -- Dartington, Devon, England (The UK's most stylish literature festival, through the 17th)

Anniversaries Today

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr., marries Eleanor Rosalynn Smith, 1946

Birthdays Today

Michelle Kwan, 1980
Cree Summer, 1969
Jorga Fox, 1968
Billy Campbell, 1959
Shelley Duvall, 1949
Ringo Starr, 1940
Doc Severinsen, 1927
Pierre Cardin, 1922
Gian Carlo Menotti, 1911
Robert Heinlein, 1907
Satchel Paige, 1906
Marc Chagall, 1887

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Ryan's Hope"(TV), 1975
"All You Need is Love"(Single release), 1967
Waverly(Novel, publication date), 1814
"Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate"(Canticles, HWV 278 & 279), 1713

Today in History

A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death, 1456
Raid of the Redeswire, the last major battle between England and Scotland, 1575
United States begins first military draft; exemptions cost $300, 1863
An International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15, 1915
Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri; it is described as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped", 1928
Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident, 1947
Venus occults the star Regulus. This rare event is used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of the Venusian atmosphere, 1959
In Canada, the Official Languages Act is adopted making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government, 1969
Sharia is instituted in Iran, 1980
Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov, 1983
The Western Black Rhinoceros is declared extinct due to poaching, 2006
In efforts to avoid food shortages and political oppression, South Korea begins work on a new facility to house North Korean refugees, 2011


  1. Cats are the same in Europe and Us

  2. cute! Have a lovely day!

  3. LOL still only a kitten and a diva already :-)

    Have a posetastic FF :-)

  4. This kitten looks just like the new one that my daughter and her family received after their old cat died recently. The kids love her.
    Have a great Friday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Very cute kitten. Thank you for these great fill-in answers. Nice quote choices. Don't forget you can always pet a kitty too when you are feeling down. I like Wickipedia too. Have a great weekend!

  6. Cute kitty.

    Once again I will not be able to attend Savonlinna Opera Festival.

  7. Awww on the kitten and yes you finally got that close up.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

  8. It won't take long for someone to snatch-up this little cutie.

  9. i love the contrasting colors...good choice

  10. Aww what a beautiful black and white kitty and such blue eyes! :)

    I end up on Wikipedia quite often, too. I use it often in my genealogy/family history research.

    I hope that some day you'll be able to do for your home the things that you want and need to do. I think it would take a Rockefeller's purse to fix our house at this point. :)

    "Chocolate Day"...yayay! Now, I have justification for going to get a bowl of Blue Bell Groom's Cake ice cream. :)

    "Global Forgiveness Day"...this is a great one!

    This is one of my earliest TV memories: "Debuting/Premiering Today: "Ryan's Hope"(TV), 1975" It is one of the "stories" that my mama watched. :) She also watched The Doctors, All My Children, Days of Our Lives and Another World.

    I love your history lists and am so glad that you have this section in your posts.

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

  11. Yep, prayer is always a great first line of defense. It seems that being properly hydrated cures a lot of ills.

  12. what a doll- you do such great work helping these kitties! Big hugs to you!

  13. Oh, my! Spaceballs! Excellent choice! We love that movie! I can relate to your answers. Mimi, we are a lot alike. Seriously. HUGS.