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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.
Dansig loves his window:
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 able to _________________, but I won’t.
2. I won’t ever _____________ again.
3. The current chapter of my life would be titled _________.
4. I’ve been meaning to _________ but haven’t yet.
1. I am able to take an almost endless number of photos with my phone, but I won’t, i do try to keep it to a manageable amount.
2. I won’t ever get on an airplane again if i can help it. (In my years i have learned not to say never, but instead to say, "i hope i never".)
3. The current chapter of my life would be titled mimi minds your messes. (Mind, of course, meaning "to take care of.")
4. I’ve been meaning to clear out and organize the car (and the closet, and the bureau, and the kitchen cabinets) but haven’t yet.
Today is a rather sad anniversary. Only follow the link if you are ready to read some really straight talk.
Arts in the Park -- Kalispell, MT, US (juried arts and crafts show, with food and entertainment; through Sunday)
Blissfest -- Harbor Springs, MI, US (three music stages, workshop areas, and the preservation of folk and roots music; through Sunday)
Collector Car Appreciation Day -- brought to you by the SEMA Action Network
Different Colored Eyes Day -- people with heterochromia, celebrate!
Etch-a-Sketch Day -- the toy was first manufactured on this day in 1960, timed to hit toy shelves for Christmas that year
Harrison Festival of the Arts -- Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada (a celebration of the world of music, dance, theater, and visual arts; through the 21st)
Independence Day -- Kiribati(1979; a/k/a National Day); Sao Tome & Principe(1975)
Kronia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate, a festival for Kronos, part of which included masters and slaves switching places for a meal)
National Pecan Pie Day
Orangemen's Day (a/k/a Twelfth Day) -- Northern Ireland (Battle of the Boyne commemoration)
Pori Jazz Festival -- Pori, Finland (a major international music event with world class performances; through the 20th)
Rainforest World Music Festival -- Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia (music in the jungle, featuring local and international artists performing wild music and dance in the mud and tropical rain; through Sunday)
Rainmaker Day -- Salem, Oregon (while it is understood that in Salem, you are more likely to rust than sunburn, from 1892 until 2006, no measurable rain fell on this date in this normally wet city)
Simplicity Day -- sponsored by www.doonething.org on Thoreau's birthday, highlighting the concepts in the book Voluntary Simplicty by Duane Elgin, and advocating finding sustainable ways to live
St. John Gualbert's Day (Patron of foresters and forest workers, park services and parks)
St. Veronica's Day (Patron of laundry workers and photographers)
Targhee Fest -- Grand Targhee Mountain, Alta, WY, US (food, games, fun and tons of music in the beautiful Grand Teton mountains; through Sunday)
Three Rivers Festival -- Ft. Wayne, IN, US (Fort Wayne's biggest summer party; through the 20th)
Turkey Rama -- McMinnville, Oregon (family fun on "Oregon's Favorite Main Street" that includes the "World's Largest Turkey BBQ"; through Sunday)
Wayne Chicken Show -- Wayne, NE, US (this year's theme is "Welcome to Fabulous Wayne America", and the family friendly fun includes a rubber chicken chuck and National Cluck Off; through Sunday)
Henry VIII marries Catherine Parr, 1543 (the lucky wife who outlived him)
Erik Per Sullivan, 1991
Michelle Rodriguez, 1978
Brock Lesnar, 1977
Anna Friel, 1976
Kristi Yamaguchi, 1971
Lisa Nicole Carson, 1969
Rolonda Watts, 1959
Mel Harris, 1957
Paul Guilfoyle, 1955
Cheryl Ladd, 1951
Jamey Sheridan, 1951
Richard Simmons, 1948
Denise Nicholas, 1945
Christine McVie, 1943
Bill Cosby, 1937
Van Cliburn, 1934
Andrew Wyeth, 1917
Curly Joe DeRita, 1909
Milton Berle, 1908
Pablo Neruda, 1904
R. Buckminster Fuller, 1895
Oscar Hammerstein II, 1895
George Washington Carver, 1861
George Ohr, 1857
George Eastman, 1854
Henry David Thoreau, 1817
Josiah Wedgwood, 1730
"Northern Exposure"(TV), 1990
"Family Feud"(TV), 1976
"Evening At Pops"(TV), 1970
"The Adventures of Sam Spade"(Radio), 1946
"Baseball's Sad Lexicon (Tinker to Evers to Chance)"(Publication date), 1910
Today in History
England is unified by Athelstan of England, 927
Saladin's garrison surrenders to Conrad of Montferrat, ending the two-year siege of Acre, 1191
Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatan, burns the sacred books of the Maya, 1562
Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published, 1580
The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario, 1812
The Commonwealth Franchise Act, granting women's suffrage in Australia, is given royal assent and takes effect, 1902
Pune, India floods due to failure of Khadakvasala and Panshet dams; half of the city is submerged and the death toll exceeded 2000, 1961
A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States, 1973
Boris Yeltsin quits the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1990
Israel invades Lebanon in response to Hezbollah's kidnapping of Israeli soldiers, 2006
A ticket holder in Britain wins the largest EuroMillions jackpot in history, 161,653,000GBP, 2011
The Rolling Stones, English rock band, celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its first performance at the Marquee Club in Oxford Street, London, 2012
Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations, calling for worldwide access to education, 2013
A giant iceberg, about 6,000 sq km in length, breaks away from Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, 2017