Friday, April 12, 2019

A to Z: Kitties Three (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.

K is for kitty around here, what else, and what do i see?  Three on the bed.

Little Girlie, Link, and Tripod SissyCat


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 12:00am 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 used to be able to ___________________, but I no longer can.

2. I just can’t seem to _____________________.

3. I’m notorious for _________.

4. There’s no use crying over _________.

1. I used to be able to stay up all night, but I no longer can.  (Okay, i could, but i wouldn't be able to work the next day, and it wouldn't be pretty.)

2. I just can’t seem to keep Lunceford the Land Yacht cleaned out.  With all of the cleaning supplies in it, and everything i take to work or church or wherever, it just never quite seems to get cleaned and organized.

3. I’m notorious for making very high calorie desserts for others, and skipping out on them myself.  (After all, they say the secret to feeling thin is to make everyone around you fatter!)

4. There’s no use crying over a wrong choice made in the past.  Today can be a good day, a new start.


Today is:

Big Wind Day -- anniversary of the strongest natural wind ever recorded on the earth's surfact, at Mount Washington, NH, US; the wind gusts reached 231 mph

D.E.A.R. Day (a/k/a Drop Everything And Read) -- sponsored by the ALA, on Bevery Cleary's birth anniversary 

Dogwood Festival -- Atlanta, GA, US (fine art, and beautiful trees; through Sunday)

Eat All Your Snacks Before the Movie Even Starts Day  -- with all the ads before the movie, doesn't that happen anyway?

Fast and Prayer Day -- Liberia

Festival of Cerealia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (seven day public and private festival for Ceres)

Global Youth Service Day -- annual campaign to mobilize children and youth to make a difference (through Sunday)    

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Halifax Day -- North Carolina, US (anniversary of the resolution adopted authorizing voting for independence in 1776)

Holiday in Dixie -- Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana, US (ten days celebrating the Louisiana Purchase and what it meant to the US; at least, that's the formal excuse for a really fun party!)

Mennonite Relief Sale -- Hutchinson, Kansas, US (Mennonite, Bretheren in Christ, and Amish congregations from all across the area auction quilts, grandfather clocks, furniture, tools and crafts to raise money for hunger relief worldwide, through tomorrow)

National Teach Children to Save Day -- sponsored by the American Banking Association    

Navpad Oli -- Jain (nine day religious festival)

Ozark UFO Conference -- Eureka Springs, Arkansas, US (experts -?- from around the world meet to exchange the latest info on UFOs; through Sunday)

Sinhala & Tamil New Year's Eve -- Sri Lanka

St. Sabas' Day (Patron of Lectors, torture victims)

St. Zeno's Day (Patron of anglers, children learning to speak, children learning to walk, fishermen, newborn babies; city and diocese of Verona, Italy)

Thingyan -- Myanmar (Burmese Water Festival; part of the New Year celebrations)

Walk on Your Wild Side Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, a day in which to do something no one would expect from you

Yuri's Night -- International (Commemoration of first human in space, Yuri Gagarin)
    Cosmonaut's Day -- Russia
    International Day of Human Space Flight -- UN

Birthdays Today:

Saoirse Ronan, 1994
Riley Smith, 1982
Claire Danes, 1979
Sarah Jane Morris, 1977
Nicholas Brendon, 1971
Shannen Doherty, 1971
Nick Hexum, 1970
Art Alexakis, 1962
vince Gill, 1957
Andy Garcia, 1956
David Cassidy, 1950
Tom Clancy, 1947
Dan Lauria, 1947
David Letterman, 1947
Ed O'Neill, 1946
Herbie Hancock, 1940
Dennis Banks, 1937
Tiny Tim, 1930
Ann Miller, 1923
Beverly Cleary, 1916
Henry Clay, 1777
Lyman Hall, 1724
Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, BC599

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"21 Jump Street"(TV), 1987
"Your Hit Parade"(Radio), 1935
"Madame Bovary"(Publication date), 1857
"Oberon, or The Elf King's Oath"(Weber opera), 1826
"The Tatler"(Journal, first edition), 1709 Note:  this original version of a publication with the name lasted only two years

Today in History:

Constantinople falls to the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire, 1204
The formal inquest of Galileo by the Inquisition begins, 1633
The first edition of Tatler Magazine is published in London, 1709
The American Civil War begins at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, 1861
George C Blickensderfer patents a portable typewriter, 1892
Pierre Prier makes the first nonstop flight from London to Paris, in 3h 56m, 1911
Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft, at Rugby, England, 1937
The strongest surface wind gust ever measured, 231 mph, at Mount Washington, New Hampshire, 1943
The Salk vaccine is declared safe and effective, 1955
Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into outer space, 1961
Samuel Doe takes over Liberia in a coup d'etat, ending 130 years of peaceful and democratic presidential successions, 1980
The first launch of a space shuttle, the Colombia, 1981
The Euro Disney Resort officially opens (now Disneyland Paris), 1992
Canter & Siegel post the first commercial mass Usenet spam, 1994
Zimbabwe officially abandons the Zimbabwe Dollar as their currency, 2009
Following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japan raises the crisis level to 7, equal to the disaster in Chernoby, 2011
The new drug, ABT-450, with a 90-95% success rate for treating Hepatitis C, is announced, 2014


  1. No living being can be as relaxed as a cat!

  2. The 3 kitties are so comfortably asleep.

  3. It makes me feel relaxed too to see a bed full of relaxing cats.
    I can stay up all night, but I wish I could sleep instead.

  4. I'll already make you feel very thin, but don't let that stop you from offering me dessert! :-)

  5. Aww! they are all having a group lie in heheh!

    No.3 of your Fill-ins cracked me up

    Have a dessertlesstastic weekend :-)

  6. We enjoyed your answers and the wonderful kitty trio too!

  7. I like your last answer best! Though the comment about making others fat is pretty funny (and also terrible)!

    1. I used to be able to ride a bike, but I no longer can. I think I've spent too much time at the computer because my wrists hurt when I try to do it now. 😢

    2. I just can’t seem to get everything done that I want to in a day. I guess that is how it is some times.

    3. I’m notorious for arriving for work at the very last second and not a moment earlier. I'm not getting paid for the extra time so why get in early?

    4. There’s no use crying over spilled milk. Duh. 🙄 😛

    Hope you have a great weekend Mimi!

  8. I love seeing kitties napping together. Thank you for these great fill-in answers. I can imagine with all your supplies it would be tough to keep your vehicle clean. I would gladly eat any high calorie dessert you make. Have a nice weekend! XO

  9. Aw on the kitties. It's a kitty heap. So adorable.

    Love all your answers. Keeping organized lasts about five seconds. I get it.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  10. Those kitties sure know how to 'nap' well ~ sweet! Fun list too.

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

  11. What an adorable group photo of your kitties! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I know exactly what you mean when it comes to making desserts for others but not eating them yourself. I have developed food intolerances that don't allow me to eat most "normal" desserts, but I do still enjoy making them, and they always get eaten by my family. Have a wonderful day!