Friday, February 2, 2018

Always an Interruption (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.)

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.

Once again i am on Horizon's bad side.

i interrupted his bird TV viewing




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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 91: February 2, 2018:

1. Trust                          .

2. I would protest                               .

3. I have                       since                        .

4. Right now, I                     .


Trust G-d and lock your doors.

I would protest cruelty and injustice.  In fact, i do. 

I have lived in this house since 1994.

Right now, i am sorry that i cannot do flower deliveries for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day any more.  Not only am i concerned that the Jalopy is no longer up to it, i have clients to tend and cannot neglect them to take on side work.  As i told the lady when she called to ask me, i will miss it, and the wonderful people i got to work with.


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Today is:

Anniversary of Treaty of Tartu -- Estonia

Bon Soo, Ontario's Winter Carnival -- Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada (ten days of winter fun)

Bonza Bottler Day™

Bubble Gum Day -- US Schools (with the principal's permission, pay a $.50 fine and get to chew gum at school today; money is to be donated to a charity the school chooses)   

Candlemas / Presentation of Our Lord (f/k/a the Purification of the Virgin Mary) -- Christian; commemorates the presentation of Jesus in the Temple and purification of Mary on the 40th day after the birth of Jesus. Candles have been blessed on this day since the 11th century, and this was the original forecaster, “If Candlemas is fair and clear, there’ll be two winters in the year.”
    Bank Holiday -- Liechtenstein
    Candelaria Festival -- Puno, Peru (Virgen de la Candelaria, through the 16th)
    Dia de la Candelaria/Virgin of Candelaria -- Mexico; Spain
    La Fete de la Chandeleur -- Canada; France
    Matka Boska Gromniczna (Mother of God of the Blessed Thunder Candle) -- Poland

Chiang Mai Flower Festival -- Chiang Mai, Thailand (if you love flowers, go to this one year, the whole city is bedecked and species shown include 1,000 varieties of orchids; through Sunday)

Festival of Juno Februa -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Juno as goddess of motherly and matrimonial love)

Give Kids A Smile Day -- US (ADA sponsors dentists giving free care to children from low-income families)

Groundhog Day/Hedgehog Day/Badger Day -- what animal you looked to in order to predict the weather depended on where you lived
    Hromnice -- Czech Republic (hrom = thunder, a weather forecasting day)

Imbolc/Sughnassad -- Pagan/Wiccan (Northern Hemisphere/Southern Hemisphere)
    Brigmid -- Druid Calendar, also called Feast of Imbolc, celebrated later as St. Bridget's Day, but originally a festival for Brigid, (also known as Brighid, Bríde, Brigit, Brìd) goddess of poetry, healing, and smithcraft.  It is always halfway between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, so some years it is on Feb. 1 with St. Brigid's Day
    Disting/Charming of the Plough -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (a feast of new beginnings and spring)
    Serpent Day -- Celtic (The tradition was that on this day, the Brigmid, snakes or badgers would come out of their winter dens and predict the weather; perhaps a precursor to North America's Groundhog Day.)
    Wives' Feast Day -- Northern England (ancient celebration in association with Imbolc)

Inventors' Day -- Thailand

Le Jour des Crepes -- France (Crepes Day, as crepes are traditionally served on Candlemas; if you can flip the crepe pan and catch the crepe in it with your right hand, while holding a gold coin in your left, you will become rich this year!)

National Heavenly Hash Day

National Wear Red Day -- US (wear red for women's heart health awareness)

Presentation of Christ in the Temple -- Anglican Catholic Christian

Providence Boat Show -- Providence, RI, US (start of the boating season; through Sunday)

Sled Dog Day -- anniversary of the arrival, in 1925, of diphtheria antitoxin in Nome, Alaska; in memory of the sled dogs, especially lead dogs Togo and Balto, who made it possible

St. Cornelius the Centurion's Day (the Cornelius converted by St. Paul in the Book of Acts)

Tapati Festival -- Rapa Nui (Easter Island; a unique and exotic Polynesian festival, showcasing the island's culture and traditions; through Feb. 17)

Veja Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (day of wind, with rituals performed to assure no wind damage next summer)

Wand Dedication Day -- Fairy Calendar

Winterlude Festival -- Ottawa, ON, Canada (enjoy parades, dances, snow races, and more; through the 19th, with most of the festivities on weekends)

World Wetlands Day -- UN (the 2018 theme is "Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future")    


Anniversaries Today:

Marina Ogilvy (daughter of Princess Alexandra) weds Paull Mowatt, 1990
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) marries Olivia Langdon in Elmira, NY, 1870


Birthdays Today:

Shakira, 1977
Michael T. Weiss, 1962
Christie Brinkley, 1954
Ina Garten, 1948
Farah Fawcett, 1947
Graham Nash, 1942
David Jason, 1940
Tom Smothers, 1937
Les Dawson, 1934
Stan Getz, 1927
Elaine Stritch, 1925
James Dickey, 1923
Liz Smith, 1923
Ayn Rand, 1905
George “Papa Bear” Halas, 1895
William Rose Benét, 1886
James Joyce, 1882
Solomom R. Guggenheim,1861
Toyotomi Hideyoshi,1536 (Japan's second "great unifier")


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Rich Little Show"(TV), 1975
"The Midnight Special"(TV), 1973
"And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little"(Play), 1971
"What's My Line?"(TV), 1950
"Le Dame aux Camelias"(Play, Dumas, fils), 1848
"Artaxerxes"(Opera, Thomas Arnes), 1762


Today in History:

Alaric II, eighth king of the Visigoths promulgates The Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum) a collection of Roman law, 506
Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1536
New Amsterdam (later New York) is incorporated as a city, 1653
The first leopard is exhibited in the US, in Boston (admission 25 cents), 1802
Russian settlers establish the Ft. Ross trading post north of San Francisco, 1811
Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral afire, does £60,000 damage, 1829
The first Chinese workers arrive in San Francisco, 1848
The first public men's toilet in Britain opens, on Fleet Street in London, 1852
Samuel Clemens uses the pen name Mark Twain for the first time, 1863
James Oliver invents the removable tempered steel plow blade, 1869
The SS Strathleven arrives in London with the first frozen mutton imported from Australia, 1880
The Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Connecticut, 1882
The first official Groundhog Day is observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, 1887
The bottle cap with cork seal is patented by William Painter of Baltimore, 1892
The longest boxing match under modern rules takes place in Nameoki, Illinois; 77 rounds between Harry Sharpe and Frank Crosby, 1892
The first movie close-up, of a man sneezing, is made at the Edison Studio in West Orange, NJ, 1893
The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital, Canberra, between Sydney and Melbourne, 1899
Queen Victoria's funeral takes place, 1901
Musher Gunner Kaasan and his sled team, led by Balto, finish the serum run from Nenana to Nome, Alaska, delivering the much needed diphtheria medication (inspiration for the Iditarod), 1925
Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine, 1935
The Groundhog Day gale hits the north-eastern United States and south-eastern Canada, 1976
F.W. de Klerk allows the African National Congress to function legally and promises to release Nelson Mandela, 1990
Iran launches its first domestically made satellite, Omid, into orbit, 2009
In a speech directed at Japan's Self-Defense Forces, the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, vows to defend the Senkaku Islands, 2013
Indonesian volcano Mount Sinabung erupts on Sumatra Island, shooting toxic clouds of ash into the air, 2014

11 comments:

  1. Did the cat give you a nasty look! They are capable to doing that!

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  2. Love your Cat curious creature

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  3. Hello!:) Cute picture of your kitty. I like it's name.

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  4. How long to cats hold a grudge?

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  5. Aww! what a nice photo I hope you get on the better side haha!

    Have a meowtastic weekend :-)

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  6. Cats hate to be interrupted. What they are doing is so much more important than anything you might be doing. Cute.

    Sorry you're not doing the flower deliveries, but they were kind of stressful as I recall. Addresses that were incomplete and the like.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ♥

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  7. He doesn't look mad at you, such a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. #1 is great :) Sorry you won't be able to deliver flowers. Have a nice weekend! XO

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  8. I love your blog in any shape- have a lovely weekend!

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  9. Mimi,

    I totally agree, Trust God and lock your doors! I remember when there was a time when it wasn't necessary to lock your front door. My parents rarely did when I was little and often time my older cousin would come into the home late at time usually drunk to sleep it off on the sofa. I wouldn't dare trust anyone to do that today not even family. People have changed so much.

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  10. Mimi, I like #1. And, I agree with #1 and #2. We have lived here since 1988. Stability is not as common as it once was. Those deliveries sound sweet, but you do a lot of important things already, Mimi. Hugs!

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