Friday, October 7, 2022

Should I? (a "Tocktober" Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


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.

Ruthless is asking, "Should I jump on Abigail while she cleans her "tocks" or not?"

Should I?




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. When I turned _________, I _________.

2. My favorite breakfast is _________.

3. I'm so glad I live in a world where _________.

4. _________ is not complete without _________.

1. When I turned   five,   I   was so happy to have a cake i tried to hug the box the cake came in, with the result of getting to scrape some frosting off the box and enjoy it all myself!  (Yes, i was a sugar addict very early in life.)

2. My favorite breakfast is   chopped up mango and avocado, they are a delight together.

3. I'm so glad I live in a world where   there are beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

4. My day   is not complete without   prayer.


Today is:

Bathtub Day -- can't confirm this one, but it's as good a day as any to be glad you have one!

BOL Foundation Day -- Laos

Children's Day -- Singapore

Feast Day of Ma'at -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Festival of the Deerk Toes -- Fairy Calendar (celebrating the toes on a fairy's "deerk", for which there is no human equivalent)

If At First You Don't Succeed Day -- in honor of Frank Sinatra, whose CBS-TV musical variety show debuted on this day in 1950; it and the other two shows that followed didn't succeed, but he never gave up and had a great career

Lee National Denim Day -- US (but i'm sure they want this one celebrated anywhere jeans are sold and worn! proceeds from the day go to fight breast cancer)

Lepanto Day -- Greece

Nagasaki Kunchi -- Nagasaki, Japan (harvest festival, through the 9th)

National Diversity Day -- US (vow to treat everyone with kindness, compassion, and respect, and embrace how differences make the world a better place)

National Education Day / World Teachers' Day -- Kiribati

National Flower Day -- US (anniversary of President Reagan signing the bill, in 1986, that made the rose the US National Flower)

National Frappe Day

Nones of October -- Ancient Roman Calendar; other observances

     Festival of Juno Cutitis and Jupiter Fulgor

     Victoria, Lady of Victories Day a/k/a Pallas Athena -- also celebrated by the Ancient Greeks

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary -- Catholic Christian

St. Justina of Padua's Day (Patron of Padua, Italy; Santa Giustina, Italy)

Try To Start An Argument Over Which Is the Best Muppet Day -- Kermit, hands down (argue below, if you wish)(Possibly started by the International Association of People without a Life)

World Smile Day -- do one act of kindness, help one person smile, in honor of Harvey Ball, who created the Smiley face

     some sites tag this as Send A Smile Day, or have it on different days

You Matter To Me Day -- because the phrase "you matter to me" can make a profound difference in someone's life    

Anniversaries Today:

Larry King married Julie Alexander, 1989

Dow Jones makes the first report, in the Wall Street Journal, of an average of the prices of 12 industrial stocks, 1896

Birthdays Today:

Toni Braxton, 1967

Simon Cowell, 1959

Michael W. Smith, 1957

Yo-Yo Ma, 1955

Vladimir Putin, 1952

John Cougar Mellencamp, 1951

Joy Behar, 1943

Charles Dutoit, 1936

Thomas Keneally, 1935

Amiri Baraka, 1934

Bishop Desmond Tutu, 1931

Al Martino, 1927

R. D. Laing, 1927

June Allyson, 1917

Vaughn Monroe, 1911

Andy Devine, 1905

Niels Bohr, 1885

Thomas J. Wise, 1859

James Whitcomb Riley, 1849

Caesar Rodney, 1728(O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Independent(Newspaper, first issue), 1986

"Cats"(Musical), 1982

"Route 66"(TV), 1960

"Your Hit Parade"(TV), 1950

"One Touch of Venus"(Musical), 1943

"Eve of St. Mark"(Play), 1942

Today in History:

The epoch of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar), BC3761

The first public burning of books in Louvain, Netherlands, 1520

Ralph Wedgewood patents carbon paper in London, 1806

The first chartered railway in the US, the Granite Railway, begins operations, 1826

Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba, 1886

Henry Ford institutes the moving assembly line, 1913

Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland college in the infamous 222-0 football game, 1916

160 consecutive days of 100*F+ temperatures begin at Marble Bar, Australia, 1924

Beat poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" for the first time at a poetry reading in San Francisco, 1955

U.S.S.R. probe Luna 3 transmits first ever photographs of the far side of the moon, 1959

Nigeria joins the United Nations, 1960

Oman joins the United Nations, 1971

Cats opens on Broadway and begins a run of nearly 18 years, 1982 

The Great Flood of 1993 ends at St. Louis, Missouri, 103 days after it began, 1993

Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten, 1998

The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan begins, 2001

A Southampton University research fellow discovers a long lost Antonio Vivaldi flute concerto at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh, 2010

Scientists Stefan Hell of Germany and Eric Betzig and William Moerner of the U.S. share the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing 'super-resolved fluorescence microscopy'; the technology can be used to observe molecular activity in living cells, 2014

Jodie Whittaker debuts in her first full episode as the 13th and first female Doctor Who on BBC television, 2018

The Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology is awarded to Peter Ratcliffe, William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza for discovering how cells sense oxygen, 2019

Zanzibar born writer Abdulrazak Gurnah is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, 2021

Thursday, October 6, 2022

A Hint Will Do (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day and Brian's Thankful Thursday


"Oh, that looks so good!" she heard him say as she walked into the den where he was watching TV.

"What looks good?" she asked as she took a seat on the couch beside him.

"It was a commercial for that Italian restaurant, and they showed the spaghetti with meatballs, and it got me to thinking about those huge meatballs you make and how good they are..."

"And now you're wanting me to make meatballs this weekend?"

"Pretty please?" he said, with the puppy dog eyes look that he knew always made her laugh.

She did laugh, and said, "You don't have to hit me with a club for me to take a hint."

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Club.      


While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day This week's image and my poem:    

professional dance

requires great strength

to keep in shape

you go to any length

you have to move

with grace and speed

if you want to join us

commitment you need!


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Today i am thankful it's time to renew our termite contract this week, we have a trusted friend who runs his own pest control business who does it for us, and for once we have the money to get it done right away.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Egypt

Bring Your Bible to School Day -- US 

Earthquake Remembrance Day/Commemoration Day -- Turkmenistan

Festival of the Other Five Toes -- Fairy Calendar

Garlic Lovers Day -- internet generated, unofficial, and delicious

Ivy Day -- Ireland (death anniversary of Irish nationalist leader and Home Rule advocate Charles Stewart Parnell)

Jackie Mayer Rehab Day -- Sandusky, OH, US (anniversary of renaming the local rehab hospital after Sandusky's "favorite daughter", Jackie Mayer, Miss America 1963 and stroke survivor, now advocating on behalf of stroke survivors)

Mad Hatter Day -- US (second crazy day in the year, to balance April Fool's Day, and based on the 10/6 on the Mad Hatter's hat in Tenniel's drawing; in English-speaking countries where the day precedes the month in notation, it is celebrated on June 10)

National Depression Screening Day® 2022 -- US (find out where to get screened or help others get screened) 

National German-American Day -- US (anniversary of the disembarking of the first German immigrants to Pennsylvania in 1683)

     German Pioneer Day -- Pennsylvania

National Noodle Day

National Physician's Assistant Day -- US (anniversary of the first graduating class of physician assistants from Duke University on this day in 1967

St. Bruno's Day (Founder of the Carthusian Monks; Patron against demonic possession)

St. Faith's Day (Patron of pilgrims, prisoners, soldiers)

Tishreen Liberation War Day -- Syria

Anniversaries Today:

Elizabeth Taylor marries Larry Fortensky, 1991

American Library Association founded in 1876

Birthdays Today:

Jimmy Sisto, 1974

Elisabeth Shue, 1963

David Zucker, 1947

Britt Ekland, 1942

Thor Heyerdahl, 1912

Carole Lombard, 1908

Janet Gaynor, 1906

Helen Wills Moody, 1905

Florence Seibert, 1897

Le Corbusier, 1887

Karol Szymanowski, 1882

George Westinghouse, 1846

Jenny Lind, 1820

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Instagram(launched by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger), 2010

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"(TV), 2000

"The Gin Game"(Play), 1977

"I Hear a Symphony"(Supremes single release), 1965

"The Mousetrap"(Mystery play), 1952 (still being performed)

The Jazz Singer(Film, the first "talkie"), 1927

Today in History:

The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman Republic army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus in the Battle of Arausio, BC105

Founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania by 13 Mennonite families from Germany, 1683

The Americans and French begin the siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown, which becomes the last battle of the American Revolutionary War, 1781

Benjamin Hanks patents a self-winding clock, 1783

Louis XVI accedes to the demands of the women of Paris and returns to that city, 1789

Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead begins shortly after midnight, leads to 53 deaths and hundreds of injuries, 1854

The American Chess Association is organized and holds the first major US chess tournament, in NYC, 1857

The American Library Association is organized in Philadelphia, 1876

Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture, 1889

Nabisco Foods debuts its Cream of Wheat, 1893

Beatrix Van Rijk becomes the first licensed Dutch woman pilot, 1911

Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie, 1927

Egypt launches a coordinated attack against Israel to reclaim land lost in the Six Day War, 1973

Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, 1976

Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House, 1979

President of Egypt, Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated, 1981

51 Pegasi is discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it, 1995

Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe, 2007

The Messenger Spacecraft performs a second Mercury flyby, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI's butler, Paolo Gabriele, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison, 2012

The Nobel prize for Physics is awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos, 2015

Tens of thousands of protestors in Hong Kong march in defiance of a new ban on face masks, 2019

The Nobel Prize for Physics is awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea M. Ghez for their work on black holes, 2020

The WHO recommends the first anti-malaria vaccine after the pilot program in Africa proves effective, 2021