Friday, December 8, 2017

Big Buddy/Little Buddy (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code.

As is usual, Dansig has become the best buddy of our foster kitten, Zippy.  They do everything together.

And they are always up for a bit of grub.



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McGuffy's Reader

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 83: December 8, 2017:

1. The best part of last week was                                  .

2. The worst part of last week was                             .

3.                               is a Winter project that I will be working on.

4. A holiday gift that I always buy for someone is                           .


1. The best part of last week was watching nestlings fly (#1 Son and Friend Chris moving out to be on their own).

2. The worst part of last week was watching nestlings fly (same as above).  It really is a mixed blessing that they grow up.

3. Staying warm is a Winter project that i will be working on.  It gets harder each year.

4. A holiday gift that i always buy for someone is pistachio nuts for Grandpa.  He loves them (we all do), and i shell them for him.



Today is:

Battle Day -- Falkland Islands

Be Someone's Pillow While You Watch TV Night -- a good idea, i guess, especially if it is cold

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) -- Buddhism (especially among Zen Buddhists, and in Japan, a celebration of the Buddha's enlightenment)

CARICOM-Cuba Day

Constitution Day -- Northern Mariana Islands; Romania; Uzbekistan(Konstitutsiya Kuni)

Dita Kombetare e Rinise -- Albania (National Youth Day)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception -- Roman Catholic Holy Day of Obligation; recognized holiday in Andorra; Argentina; Austria; Chile; Columbia; East Timor; Equatorial Guinea(Patrona de Guinea Ecuatorial); Holy See(Vatican City); Italy; Liechtenstein; Macau; Malta; Monaco; Nicaragua(Fiesta de la Griteria); Paraguay; Peru; Portugal; San Marino; Seychelles; Spain; Switzerland; special observances
    Dia de las Playas -- Uruguay (Day of the Beaches, a/k/a Family Day or Blessing of the Waters Day; official opening day of beach season, marked with a ceremonial blessing by a priest, as well as sailing regattas, horse races, and more)
    Festa da Conceição da Praia -- Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (syncretic celebration of Yemanjá, Queen of the Ocean and the Immaculate Conception)
    Festival of Lights -- Lyon

Festival of Tiberinus -- Ancient Roman Empire (guardian of the Tiber River)

Fetes de l'Escalade -- Geneva, Switzerland (Scaling, or Climbing Day; celebrating the defeat of the Duke of Savoy's troops; through Sunday)

Hanatoro -- Kyoto, Japan (flower and light festival; through the 17th)

Human Rights and Peace Day -- Kiribati

Maouloud -- Mali (Baptism of the Prophet)

Mother's Day -- Panama

National Chocolate Brownie Day

National Salesperson's Day -- US (begun by Maura Schreier-Fleming, and listed on various days depending on whom you ask) 

National Students' Day -- Bulgaria (studentski praznik)

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day -- any country that dares to celebrate may claim this one, and you can order your ugly sweater here   

Official Lost and Found Day -- why is this one official?  information here   

Popeye Day -- birth anniversary of his creator, Elzie Crisler Segar

Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day -- although some sites say this day was actually cancelled in 2015, others suggest dressing up as if you are from a dystopian future and running up to people, asking them what year it is, when they answer say, "Then there's still time!" and dash off.  Just don't get arrested if you try it at home, okay?   

Santa Marian Kamelen -- Guam (Our Lady of Camarin Day)

St. Kliment Ohirdski -- Macedonia (St. Clement of Ohrid's Day)

Take It In the Ear Day -- a bizarre and unexplainable internet generated holiday; and by the way, your ENT will tell you not to put anything in your ear that is smaller than your elbow

Virgin de Caacupe -- Paraguay (Nuestra Senora de Caacupe/Our Lady of Miracles of Caacupe, patroness of Paraguay)

Winterfest Boat Parade -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US (The Greatest Show on H2O; through Sunday)

Winter Flowers Day -- internet generated, a day to find and enjoy whatever flowers are still blooming right now


Anniversary Today:

American Federation of Labor founded, 1886


Birthdays Today:

Ian Somerhalder, 1978
Dominic Monaghan, 1976
Sinead O'Connor, 1966
Teri Hatcher, 1964
Ann Coulter, 1961
Kim Basinger, 1953
Sam Kinison, 1953
Gregg Allman, 1947
Mary Woronov, 1946
Jim Morrison, 1943
"Red" Berenson, 1941
James Galway, 1939
James MacArthur, 1937
David Carradine, 1936
Flip Wilson, 1933
Maximilian Schell, 1930
Sammy Davis, Jr. 1925
Richard Fleischer, 1916
Lee J. Cobb, 1911
James Thurber, 1894
Elzie Crisler Segar, 1894
Diego Rivera, 1886
Jean Sibelius, 1865
Willam C. "Billy" Durant, 1861
Eli Whitney, 1765
Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Roman writer, BC65


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"(Musical), 1949
"Green Grow the Lilacs"(Musical; precursor to "Oklahoma"), 1930


Today in History

Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi, 1326
Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe, 1609
The Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco, 1659
Margaret Hughes becomes the first actress to appear on an English public stage, playing the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello, 1660
Vienna's Ring Theater is destroyed by fire, killing over 600, 1881
The American Federation of Labor is formed by 26 individual craft unions, and Samuel Gompers is elected its first president, 1886
The Japanese military police launch a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, 1935
The Chinese Nationalist government moves from mainland China to Formosa, 1949
John Lennon is murdered, 1980
The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States, 1991
The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations, 2004
Kirsty Williams is elected the first female leader of a political party in Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats, 2008
With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft, 2010
Japan's Gvernment apologizes to Canada for the treatment of its POWs during WWII, 2011
Egyptian President Morsi agrees to not expand his powers but declares the referendums on a new constitution will be enacted, 2012
In Kiev, Russia, protestors topple the last surviving monument to Lenin, 2013

9 comments:

  1. Aww! glad to see Zippy has a best friend in Dansig but grub comes first haha!

    Have a bestietastic day :-)

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  2. Even cats need good company! Have a beautiful day!

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  3. Maybe Zippy could stay?? That is so sweet they are buddies. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I know what you mean about mixed blessings of kids moving out. My niece lived with us for 10 years and drove me nuts, but I was sad to see her leave. Have a nice weekend!

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  4. What a great buddy! Danzig is a great cat!

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  5. Awww, it's good to have a buddy to pal around with.

    I remember my son moving out, then back in. Moving out and then back in. That went on for some time.

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

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  6. Leave it to Dansig (the cat with the coolest cat name) to be cool enough to befriend a small one.

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  7. That is such a nice gift for Grandpa. And Shelled too. You all have a nice day.

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  8. Glad that Zippy has a friend and isn't lonely.

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  9. Dansig is such a sweetheart! Zippy is blessed.
    That is just so sweet that you get Grandpa pistachios and then shell them for him. Mimi, you are special. Hugs.

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