Friday, May 31, 2019

Little Darling (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.

This little darling wandered up to the owner of the house where Brother-in-Law lives and adopted him.  They just call her Darling.










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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 would love to be a personal assistant to ___________________________.

2. If I had a boat, I would name it ________________________.

3. I want to improve my _________.

4. Surprises are _________.


1. I would love to be a personal assistant to any person who is better organized than i am, and learn how they do it.

2. If I had a boat, I would name it Wish Me Some Luck, because i would need it, since i know nothing about boats.

3. I want to improve my thinking and logic skills.  In fact, i wouldn’t mind taking a course in logic, which i never got a chance to do.

4. Surprises are fun, accidents are not.  An accident is something that, if you had to do it over again, you wouldn’t.  A surprise is something you didn’t know you wanted until you got it.


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Today is:

Bicycle Race Day -- anniversary of what is supposed to have been the first bicycle race ever, at the Parc de Saint-Cloud, Paris, in 1868

Buffalo Days Celebration (with Buffalo Chip Throw) -- Luverne, MN, US (parade, arts in the park, and the throwing contest; through Sunday)

Centralia Anchor Festival -- City Square, Centralia, MO, US (anchor driving, archery shoot, tractor show, carnival, crafts, softball and more; through Sunday)

Dia de Castilla-La Mancha -- Castile-La Mancha, Spain

Doha Document for Peace in Darfur Commemoration -- Sudan

Farmington Country Days -- Farmington, MO, US (fun for the family, celebrated the old country way; through Sunday)

Feast of the Visitation of Mary -- Christianity (Mary's visit of her cousin Elizabeth, chronicled in Luke 1:39-56)

Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival -- Little Chute, WI, US (celebrate with other Cheeseheads; through Sunday)

Harvard Milk Days Festival -- Harvard, IL, US (parade, carnival, food, fireworks, petting zoo, and more, all as a salute to hard working dairy farmers, and this year's theme is "Harvard Milk Days: helping make family traditions for 78 years"; through Sunday)

Jumatul Bidah -- Bangladesh

Jumat-ul Wida -- JK, UK, & UP, India

Lailat al Kadr (Lailat al Qadr) -- Islam (Night of Destiny; begins at sundown, through sundown tomorrow, although local observances may vary)

"Make My Day" Day -- birth anniversary of Clint Eastwood

Mike the Headless Chicken Festival -- Fruita, CO, US (it all started with a chicken that kept trying to eat even after the farmer lopped off his head to prep him for the stew pot; Mike's indomitable spirit and will to live is a legend here and the basis of a two day festival celebrating the fact that you can live a normal life even after you have lost your mind!)

National Macaroon Day

Old Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival -- West Plains, MO, US (celebrating the unique culture and old time music of the Ozark Highlands; through tomorrow)

Riverbend Festival -- Chattanooga, TN, US (four days of fun on the banks of the Tennessee River)

Route 66 Summerfest -- Rolla, MO, US (citywide kick off to summer, celebrating the famous roadway with a Route 66 cruise, Miss Route 66 Pageant, drummers competition, street dance, movie under the stars and much more! through tomorrow)

Royal Brunei Malay Regiment Day / Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day -- Brunei

Save Your Hearing Day -- because once it is gone, you will regret it; on the anniversary of the concert by The Who which set a Guiness World Record for loudest rock concert in 1976

Speak in Complete Sentences Day -- be a good example!

St. Petronilla's Day (Patron of mountain travellers; against fever)

Take This Job and Shove It Day -- birth anniversary of Johnny Paycheck

Telluride Balloon Festival -- Telluride, CO, US (volunteer to help with the festival and you may get a free balloon ride! through Sunday)

This Day (again) -- Fairy Calendar

What You Think Upon Grows Day -- Stephanie West Allen wants you to remember the power of positive thinking



Birthdays Today:

Jonathan Tucker, 1982
Colin Farrell, 1976
Phil Keoghan, 1967
Brooke Shields, 1965
Lea Thompson, 1961
Chris Elliot, 1960
Roma Maffia, 1958
Kyle Secor, 1958
Gregory Harrison, 1950
Tom Berenger, 1950
John Bonham, 1948
Sharon Gless, 1943
Joe Namath, 1943
Johnny Paycheck, 1941
Terry Waite, 1939
Peter Yarrow, 1938
Clint Eastwood, 1930
Patricia Roberts Harris, 1924
Prince Rainier of Monaco, 1923
Denholm Elliott, 1922
Don Ameche, 1908
Norman Vincent Peale, 1898
Fred Allen, 1894
Walt Whitman, 1819


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Peppa Pig"(TV), 2004
"Survivor"(TV), 2000
"Seinfeld"(TV), 1990
"Beatlemania"(Musical), 1977


Today in History:

Rameses II (The Great) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, BC1279
A devastating earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing 250,000, 526
Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus and Cumans, 1223
Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary, 1669
The Godiva procession through Coventry begins, 1678
The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions, 1759
In Australia, Lawson, Blaxland and Wentworth, reached Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains, 1813
In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O'Neill leads 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the United Kingdom. Canadian militia and British regulars repulse the invaders in over the next three days, 1866
Dr James Moore of the UK wins the first recorded bicycle race, a 2k velocipede race at Parc de St Cloud, Paris, 1868
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patents corn flakes, 1884
Arrival at Plymouth of Tawhiao, King of Maoris, to claim protection of Queen Victoria, 1884
Over 2,200 people die after a dam break sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1889
The Union of South Africa (predecessor of the Republic of South Africa) is created, 1910
The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles, 1927
A 7.1 magnitude Earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan, 1931
The Republic of South Africa is created, 1961
The Ancash earthquake causes a landslide  that buries the town of Yungay, Peru, 1970
In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30, 1971
The Muppet Movie, Jim Henson's Muppets' first foray into the world of feature length motion pictures, is released, 1979
The burning of Jaffna Library, Sri Lanka, is one of the violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the twentieth century, 1981
Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead, 1985
Athena 98.4 FM, the first legal private radio station in Greece, starts broadcasting, 1987
Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was Deep Throat, 2005
Asteroid 1998 QE2, an asteroid measuring nearly 1.7 miles across, and its moon, pass within 3.6 million miles of the earth, 2013
The Danish government bans garments that cover the face, including the niqab and burqa, 2018

13 comments:

  1. Darling looks well named.
    Some days I feel everyone is better organised than I am.

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  2. Wonderful fill-in. There are some courses which I would like to attend but didn't have the chance to. Darling sure knows where to look for an owner and a home. Smart kitty!

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  3. Darling is a cutie. Wonder where she came from?

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  4. BG's cat adopted him, too.

    As for #3- Logic puzzles! I know a lot of people like soduku but that's numbers, which puts me off. I like to do regular ol' logic problems. *nod, nod*

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  5. Aww! Darling ended up with a good home nice story :-)
    I always like your pop ups :-)

    Have a tanfastical weekend :-)

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  6. Darling is a pretty girl. I love how cats just adopt the person they want to live with. Well done.

    Love all your fill-ins. Being organized is so hard for me most of the time. I will say in your defense that you have a lot on your plate all the time. I'm amazed at how organized you really are.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

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  7. I have had so many cats through the years adopt me.They all got a loving home.

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  8. That Little Darling is a little darling!

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  9. itz veree nice ta meet ewe darling !! happee fryday two ewe :) ♥♥

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  10. Handsome kitty photos and lovely fill-ins ^_^

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

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  11. I am so happy this little "Darling" was rescued. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I searches for free logic courses and this one appears to be free: https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/introduction-to-logic/id1074056829
    now to find the time to do it :) Have a nice weekend! XO

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  12. Darlin looks like a sweetie ~ neat photo ~

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

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  13. Darling is a darling, and a beauty! I'm sorry I'm so late to visit again. Thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I can really relate to your #1. Some days I feel incredibly organized, and then there are days that I don't even know if my head is screwed onto my neck and I could use all the help I could get.

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