Friday, January 5, 2018

Strange Bedfellows (An Attempt at 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.

Link and Tripod SissyCat are usually enemies, but cold weather makes for strange bedfellows:

Please note that at the moment, Blogger is refusing to publish my pictures!  They are “Sorry” they “cannot post your pictures to your blog.”  While i will continue to work on it, i don’t expect miracles, and i will hope to post the very cute picture of Link and Tripod SissyCat soon.

Meanwhile, please visit the other participants, thank you!

Last year, i started a Wordpress Account so i could more easily comment on other Wordpress blogs.  Guess what?  Wordpress will publish my photos, even though Google won’t any more!

The picture is here.


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 87: January 5, 2018:

1. My guiding word for 2018 is                            .

2. A house is not a home without                          .

3. I look forward to                         this year. 

4.  I really need to                  , because                     .

My guiding word for 2018 is believe.  Although it’s already being put to the test, i will not give up or give in.  A faith that cannot be tested is a faith that cannot be trusted.

A house is not a home without someone or some critter to love.  Even the people i know who live “alone” have pets.

I look forward to vacation this year.  Second week of June, still so far away.

I really need to get my income taxes in as early as possible this year, because it makes things easier for me.  The accountant never does our taxes until the last minute even if i turn it all in very early, but waiting to get it to him puts me on edge.  At least if it’s there, it’s out of my hands and i don’t have to worry.

Today is:

Apple Howling Day -- Henfield, West Sussex (Held at Gill Orchard, always on Epiphany Eve, horn blowing and howling at the trees is said to wake them up and yield a good crop.)

Armenian Christmas Eve -- Armenia (Old Chrismas Day in the West)

Can Opener Day -- one of the earliest forms of can opener was patented this date in 1858 by Ezra Warner of CT, US (tin cans had been around for over 50 years by then, usually opened with a knife or hammer and chisel)

Epiphany Fair -- Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy (toys, sweets, and presents among the beautiful Bernini Fountains)

Get on the Computer Day -- obviously dates back to a time when people didn't have to check email daily or get innundated

Guru Gobindh Singh Birthday -- Sikh

Joma Shinji Festival -- Kamakura, Japan (ceremony and festival to keep evil spirits away)

Mungday -- Discordianism (festival of St. Hung Mung)

National Bird Day -- US (National Association of Audubon Societies incorporated today in 1905)    

National Whipped Cream Day

Nones of January -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also
    Festival of Vica Pota (ancient goddess of victory)

Review Your Wrestling Holds Day -- internet generated, and weird

St. Gerlac of Valkenberg's Day (Patron of domestic animals)

St. Simeon Stylites' Day (The original and most maniacal of the "Pillar Saints")

Take the Cake Day -- a day to do something, anything, over the top, just because

Trettondagsafton -- Sweden (Epiphany Eve)

Turn Up the Heat Day -- all over the internet, but no one explains it

Twelfth Day of Christmas -- and thus, Twelfth Night (Although by some reckonings, this is actually only the 11th day of Christmas, and thus Twelfth Night Eve.  Take your pick.)

Anniversaries Today:

George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis, 1759

Birthdays Today:

January Jones, 1978
Bradley Cooper, 1975
Warrick Dunn, 1975
Carrie Ann Inaba, 1968
Pamela Sue Martin, 1953
Diane Keaton, 1946
Charlie Rose, 1942
Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, 1938
Umberto Eco, 1932
Alvin Ailey, 1931
Robert Duvall, 1931
Walter Mondale, 1928
George Reeves, 1914
George Dolenz, 1908
Jeannette Ridlon Piccard, 1895
King Camp Gillette, 1855
Edmund Ruffin, 1794
Constanze Mozart, 1762 (wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, 1679
Shah Jahal, 1592 (Mughal emperor of India, built the Taj Mahal)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"All My Children"(TV), 1970
"Bozo the Clown"(TV), 1959
“The Member of the Wedding"(Play), 1950
"Pepe LePew"(cartoon character, in "Odor-able Kitty"), 1945

Today in History:

Edward the Confessor dies with no heir, leading to a succession crisis that ends with the Norman Conquest, 1066
Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Z├╝rich, is executed by drowning, 1527
Pope Clemens VII forbids English king Henry VIII to re-marry, 1531
A petition in Recife, Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues, 1638
Anne Clarke of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted the first divorce in the colonies, from her absent and adulterous husband, Denis Clarke, by the Quarter Court of Boston, Massachusetts, 1643
The first Swedenborgian temple in the US holds its first service, in Baltimore, 1800
The Ohio legislature passes the first laws restricting the movement of free blacks, 1804
Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo, 1836
The US House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the UK, 1846
The first US school of librarianship opens at Columbia University, 1887
An Austrian newspaper makes the first public report on Wilhelm Roentgen's discovery of xrays, 1896
The National Association of Audubon Society incorporates, 1905
Colombia recognizes Panama's independence, 1909
The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day's labor, 1914
British premier Lloyd George issues a demand for a unified peace, 1918
Nellie Taylor Ross is sworn in as governor of Wyoming, the first woman governor of a US state, 1925
Mao Tse-tung writes "A Single Spark Can Start A Prairie Fire," 1930
FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time, 1940
The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper, 1944
Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station, 1974
Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered, 2005
Bush fires burn out of control in Tasmania, Australia, leaving thousands stranded, 2013
The tomb of an Egyptian queen, Khentakawess III, is discovered by a team of Czech archaeologists; the queen lived during the Fifth Dynasty and was likely the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre, 2015


  1. Hmm. Wonder why Google isn't publishing your images. And wonder if I will run into something similar next time I try to post an image. :( Hope you are able to figure out what the problem is soon.

    As to Burnt Food Man liking cats … are you sure he "likes" them? Maybe he likes to cook/burn them? That's what his blog name implies to me anyway… ;)

    Happy Feline Friday! May your day be filled with cats!

  2. I saw the photo on wordpress, very cute. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins. Also thank you for the reminder to work on taxes, we usually wait until the last minute. Excellent guiding word too. Have a nice weekend! XO

  3. Aww, what a great shot of the two sleeping together. I'm sure that will be over when the sun warms things up again.

    Love all your fill-in answers.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ♥

  4. What? What? What? Where do they get off not publishing your pics.

  5. Cold, cold, cold with snow. I want heat. I want my cruise. I want to get out of this freezing area. I use to enjoy the cold & snow. I must be getting old. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Very comfy photos of the two cats sleeping so soundly! Makes me want to go to bed too!

  7. Mimi, my word for last year was "Believe". I trust that I nailed it. I know I am stronger for it. I know you will garner from it, too. Hugs.

    What is going on with Blogger & your photos? Please email me. My address is:

    I agree with you about love making a home. Yes.

    I also agree about taxes. We have the same issue here. I try to get it all done exactly the way Mr. Ed needs it. The rest is all him.