Friday, March 8, 2019

Desperate (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

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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.

If it's cold enough, even the shyest cat will snuggle close.  Horizon, the cat that looks upon me with deep suspicion as i'm the dispenser of meds when they are needed, sat close enough for a selfie:


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 Lorianne The Menagerie Mom of Four-Legged Furballs. 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!      

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

1. I am always ____________________.

2. I brake for ______________________

3. I’d be lying if I said _________.

4. _________ wins the race.

1. I am always praying for my family and friends.

2. I brake for any and every animal that ends up in the road, and i've been known to pull off the road to get out of the car and see the critters to safety; Sweetie has stopped traffic to make sure the mama ducks with ducklings get across safely, too.

3. I’d be lying if I said i wasn't tired.

4. Never giving up wins the race.


Today is:

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Friday:  Middle Name Pride Day, established by Jerry Hill as a day in which to tell at least 3 people who don't know it what your middle name is, and be proud of it

Day of No Interest to Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of Tou Tei -- Macau (earth god; celebrated on the second day of the second lunar month, so if i've mixed up the date in Gregorian, i'm sorry, i tried)

Finnmarkslopet -- Alta, Finland (the world's northernmost dog sled races, since 1981; through the 18th)

Girls Write Now Day -- on International Women's Day, encouraging girls as the makers of future history to put pen to paper and make their voices heard

International Women's Day -- also celebrated as:
    Day for Women's Rights and International Peace -- UN
    Mother's Day -- Afghanistan; Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Kazakhstan; Kosovo; Laos; Macedonia; Montenegro; Republic of Moldova; Russia; Serbia; Slovenia; Tajikistan; Vietnam

National Peanut Cluster Day

National Proofreading Day -- to promote accuracy in written messages

Revolution Day -- Syria

South by Southwest/SXSW -- Austin, TX, US (internationally recognized music, new media, and film conference; through the 17th)

St. John of God's Day (Patron of alcoholics, bookbinders, booksellers, dying people, firefighters, heart patients, hospitals, hospital workers, nurses, publishers, printers, sick people; Tultepec, Mexico; against alcoholism, bodily ills and sickness)

Words by the Water: a Cumbrian Literature Festival -- Lake District, The Theatre by the Lake at Keswick, Devon, England (a lively literary festival; through the 17th)

World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup -- Sweetwater, TX, US (begins with a parade and "Miss Snake Charmer" pageant tonight, and continues with lots of fun through Sunday)

Zhonghe/Longtaitou -- China (Double Second Festival and Blue Dragon Festival, the time to wake the dragons that control the rains; celebrate the 2nd day of the 2nd lunar month the modern way now by cleaning the house, getting a hair cut, and eating popcorn, pancakes, and noodles)

Anniversary Today:

Harry Hamlin marries Nicollette Sheridan, 1991

Birthdays Today:

Marcia Newby, 23, 1988
Bob, Clint, and Dave Moffatt, 1984
Kat Von D, 1982
James Van der Beek, 1977
Freddie Prinze, Jr., 1976
Kathy Ireland, 1963
Camryn Manheim, 1961
Aidan Quinn, 1959
James Edward "Jim" Rice, 1953
Carole Bayer Sager, 1947
Micky Dolenz, 1945
Lynn Redgrave, 1943
Susan Clark, 1940
Raynoma Gordy Singleton, 1937
Cyd Charisse, 1923
Alan Hale, Jr., 1921
Claire Trevor, 1909
Louise Beavers, 1902
Kenneth Grahame, 1859
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1841
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, 1714

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Mary, Mary"(Play), 1961
Symphony No. 2 in D major(Sibelius Op. 43), 1901
"Don Quixote"(Straus Op. 35), 1898
"Emilia Galotti"(Play), 1772

Today in History:

William Claxton completes his translation from French into English of Mirror of the World; as England's first printer, he will soon turn this into England's first illustrated print book, 1481
John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in what will be the United States, 1655
Anne Stuart, sister of Mary II, becomes Queen regnant of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1702
Thomas Paine's "African Slavery in America," the first article in the U.S. calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery is published, 1775
Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians, 1782
The New York Stock Exchange is founded, 1817
The first train crosses the first US railway suspension bridge at Niagara Falls, 1855
Everett Horton of Connecticut patents a fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes, 1887
International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany, 1911
Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India, 1930
Daytona Beach Road Course holds their first oval stock car race, 1936
Phyllis M Daley is the first black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign, 1945
Ghana joins the United Nations, 1957
The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4, 1978
Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time, 1979
Martina Navratilova becomes the 1st tennis player to earn $10 million, 1986
The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing, 1999
The first comprehensive map of the debris field of the RMS Titanic is revealed, 2012
The Aboriginal DNA study by University of Adelaide shows that the Aboriginal population dates back 50,000 years from one migration, 2017


  1. Horizon looks very comfortable. Lola snuggles as soon as I crank back the recliner and when we go to bed.

  2. Horizon looks cosy there. It is always nice when a shy cat will come for a snuggle.

  3. Proofreading day - I AM going to celebrate that one!

  4. I have trouble juxtaposing "rattlesnakes" with "lots of fun", but that is, of course, just one woman's opinion.

  5. I think Horizon is warming up to you.

  6. Oh adorable 'selfie' of sweet kitty and great fill-ins too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Aw, when it's cold you'll even snuggle with the pill dispenser. Too cute.

    I love your fill-ins and yes this is so you about the animals. Sweetie too.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect day and weekend. ♥

  8. Thank you for protecting our little pedestrian animals who don't understand traffic laws. We have stopped traffic too.

  9. Aww! heheh! Horizon LQQKING very dominant there

    I enjoyed your nice fill-ins have a fillintastic weekend :-)

  10. Horizon is such a pretty tuxie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am sorry you are tired though and you are going to lose an hour this weekend. :( XO

  11. That’s sweet Horizon! Good answers too!

  12. Cats are like heat seeking missiles when it gets cold. As a tropical flower myself, I can't blame Horizon. I think cuddling together and having a nap will do you both some good.

  13. oh my- I love those Tuxedo Cats!

  14. Horizion is so handsome! He reminds me of one of my childhood kitties, whose name was Sammy. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I really relate to your answer about braking for all animals. It amazes me every day that I haven't caused a wreck by stopping for animals at the last second. Have a wonderful day!