Friday, March 22, 2019

Enjoying Sunshine (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.

The weather is just right and Tripod SissyCat is enjoying the view from the safety of the porch.


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 admire ____________________.

2. I can’t wait for _____________to bloom.

3. I’m proud to say _________.

4. _________ make(s) me nervous.

1. I admire those who go after their dreams.  Even if they don't quite succeed, i admire they had the courage to try.

2. I can’t wait for the pecan trees to bloom.  Once they bloom all danger of frost is over.  You can fool other trees, you cannot fool the pecans.

3. I’m proud to say i am more consistently remembering my calcium supplements.  It's not easy to remember, i'm not sure why.

4. Rain and storms can make(s) me nervous.  It didn't used to be that way, but this house has made me much more jumpy about such things.


Today is:

American Crossword Puzzle Tournament -- Stamford, CT, US (puzzle lovers, unite!  through Sunday)

As Young As You Feel Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which encourages you to stop acting your chronological age and go act peppy!

Banned in Boston Day -- see history for 1630 for explanation of why today

Coq Au Vin Day

Día de la Abolición de la Esclavitud (Emancipation Day) -- Puerto Rico

International Goof-off Day -- sponsored by Monica A. Dufour and A.C. Vierow, who think everyone needs a special day each year to goof off.

International Day of the Seal -- drawing attention to a disappearing species

Laser Day -- the first patent on a laser was granted this day in 1960 to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes

Macon, Georgia International Cherry Blossom Festival -- Macon, Georgia ("The Pinkest Party on the Planet"; through the 31st)

National Bavarian Crepes Day

National Sing-Out Day -- begun by an anonymous person who must love singing; and yes, i promise, i won't sing where anyone has to listen to me

National Skipping Day -- UK (a fun and healthy way to exercise)  

Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival -- Monroeville, PA, US (fun way to break up the spring fever blues; through Sunday)

St. Darerca's Day (reportedly the sister of St. Patrick; Patron of Valentia Island, Ireland)

World Day for Water -- UN

Anniversary Today:

The Tuskegee Airmen are activated, 1941

Birthdays Today:

Cristen Powell, 1979
Reese Witherspoon, 1976
Elvis Stojko, 1972
Matthew Modine, 1959
Stephanie Mills, 1957
Lena Olin, 1955
Bob Costas, 1952
Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1948
James Patterson, 1947
George Benson, 1943
Bruno Ganz, 1941
Marvin Yagoda, 1938
M. Emmet Walsh, 1935
J.P. McCarthy, 1933
William Shatner, 1931
Pat Robertson, 1930
Stephen Sondheim, 1930
Allen Neuharth, 1924
Marcel Marceau, 1923
Karl Malden, 1912
Louis L'Amour, 1908
Chico Marx, 1887

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Conversations with My Father"(Play), 1992
"Brighton Beach Memoirs"(Play), 1983
"All You Need is Cash"(TV movie), 1978
"I Can Get It For You Wholesale"(Musical), 1962
"Mr. Wonderful"(Musical), 1956
"This Year of Grace"(Musical), 1928
"El maleficio de la mariposa/The Butterfly's Evil Spell"(Play), 1920

Today in History:

Hugo de Groot escapes imprisonment in Loevenstein Castle in a book case, 1621
The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags, 1621
Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population, 1622
Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables, 1630
Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer), 1733
The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Stamp Act, which introduced a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies, 1765
The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand, 1784
The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece, 1829
Cornstarch is patented by Orlando Jones, 1841
Slavery is abolished in Puerto Rico, 1873
The Edmunds Act adopted by US to suppress polygamy in the territories (especially aimed at the Mormons), 1882
August and Louis Lumiere privately screen the first "motion picture" ever made, of workers leaving their factory three days earlier, 1895
World's first airline, St Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, begins, 1914
The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt, 1945
Arthur Leonard Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes receive the first patent for a laser, 1960
Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1978
The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips, 1993
Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov returns after setting a record for 438 days in space, 1995
The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to earth, 1997
Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest women's World Figure Skating Champion, 1997
ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire, 2006
Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska began erupting after a prolonged period of unrest, 2009
A massive fire devours thousands of hectares of ancient forests and threatens wildlife on Mount Kenya, 2012
The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" between Hawaii and California has 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic and increasing rapidly according to new research, 2018


  1. Tripod SissyCat has a beautiful. The cat must have seen something from the posture of the body and tail. I can identify with statement #4. Every time there is a storm, I get jumpy too because a storm blew off part of our roofing.

  2. It's always good to read througt your today-list. Every time I read the birthday section, I wonder how many unknown to me celebrities exist. Today only Groucho Marx saved me from an Oh I don't know any of the listed persons-moment ;)

  3. I am glad the weather is good for SissyCat to enjoy the fresh air outdoors.
    Storms make me nervous too. We have a big electricity pylon near us and it often gets lightning strikes.

  4. "Sorry, boss... It's Goof Off Day!"
    (I'm practicing)

  5. Tripod SissyCat having a good nose about heheh!

    Nice fill-ins and well done for remembering your calcium regularly heheh!

  6. Sissy is such a cutie! Hey, we don't care for storms, nope, not at all!

  7. SissyCat us taking her adventure on the porch very cautiously. Good for her.

    I love all your fill-ins and especially the first one. Spot on. I never let anything stop me when it came to a goal.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, my friend. ♥

  8. Glad SissyCat got to enjoy the fresh air. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I did not know that about pecan trees, they sound pretty clever. I have been reading lately that a magnesium supplement is needed to absorb the calcium-do you take one of those to? If not, you should ask your Dr. about it. Have a great weekend! XO

  9. Sweet kitty photo and lovely fill-ins ~

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Tripod kitty is so sweet....and I don't like storms either...take care and have a lovely weekend!

  11. I am so glad you are having nice weather, SissyCat, and that you have such a wonderful porch from which to enjoy it! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your #1 is perfect, and I completely agree. I think those who turn dreams into reality are true inspirations. Have a beautiful day!

  12. I'm glad the weather is cooperating for Tripod SissyCat's sake. My cats don't like storms anymore than I do. BTWI didn't know pecan trees were that clever.