Friday, December 6, 2013

Feline Friday: Nyah!

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.

If anyone wants to know why even my good clothes that i iron are covered in cat hair, here's photographic evidence of why:

"Nyah, nyah!" says Clio.
Step away from the ironing board for just a second, and this is what i come back to.  The sticking the tongue out at me just as i snapped the photo was icing on the cake for her!

Today is:

Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri -- Odawara, Japan (ritual giving thanks for fire and water)

Christmas Walk and House Tour -- Geneva, IL, US (with appearances by St. Lucia and Santa Claus, lighting the tree in the Courhouse Square, home tours, and special events sponsored by local businesses; through tomorrow)

Clute's Christmas in the Park -- Clute, TX, US (food and fun; through Sunday)

Day of Quito -- Ecuador (founding of the city in 1534)

Days of Reckoning Begin -- Fairy Calendar (no, they will not tell us what they reckon)

Dia de la Constitucion Espanola -- Spain (Constitution Day)

Dickens on the Strand -- Galveston, TX, US (a Victorian Christmas presented by the Galveston Historical Foundation; through Sunday)

Farmers' Day -- Ghana

Flag Day -- Saba Island, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba

Give a Secret Gift Day -- obviously in honor of the original St. Nicholas

Gospel Day -- Marshall Islands (Kamolol, a day of Thanksgiving)

Human Rights and Peace Day -- Kiribati

Independence Day -- Aland Islands(1917); Finland(1917)

Microwave Oven Day -- patented this day in 1945

Mitten Tree Day -- remembering when mittens, along with maybe a knit cap or scarf, were the big gift to find hanging from the Christmas tree

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women -- Canada

National Gazpacho Day

National Miner's Day -- US

Pawnbrokers' Day -- on St. Nicholas' Day, in his role as Patron Saint of pawnbrokers

Quincy Preserves Christmas Candlelight Tour -- Quincy, IL, US (walking tour of beautiful homes in a different neighborhood each year; also on Dec. 20, 27 and 28)

Sindhi Topi and Ajrak Day -- Sindh, Pakistan

St. Nicholas of Myra's Day (Patron of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, archers, bakers, barrel makers, boatmen, bootblacks/shoe shiners, boys, brewers, brides, captives, children, coopers, dock workers/longshoremen, fishermen, grooms, judges, lawsuits lost unjustly, maidens, mariners/sailors, merchants, penitent murderers, newlyweds, old maids, parish clerks, paupers/poor people, pawnbrokers, perfumers, pilgrims, prisoners, scholars, schoolchildren, spinsters, students, penitent thieves, travelers, unmarried girls; Greek Catholic Church in America; Greek Catholic Union; University of Paris; Varangian Guard; Greece; Russia; also dozens of cities around the world; against imprisonment, robberies, robbers)
      Christkind -- Central and Southern Europe (the traditional gift giving day, instead of Christmas)

Winterfest -- Luverne, MN, US (winter fun for all, through Sunday)

Birthdays Today:

Andrew J. Howard, 1969
Janine Turner, 1962
Andrew Cuomo, 1957
Peter Buck, 1956
Randy Rhoads, 1956
Steven Wright, 1955
Tom Hulce, 1953
JoBeth Williams, 1953
Craig Newmark, 1952
James Naughton, 1945
David Ossman, 1936
Wally Cox, 1924
Dave Brubeck, 1920
Agnes Moorehead, 1906
Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1898
Ira Gershwim, 1896
Lynn Fontanne, 1887
Joyce Kilmer, 1886
William S. Hard, 1870
John Singleton Mosby, 1833

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country"(Film), 1991

Today in History:

The Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev, 1240
Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews, 1424
The first edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica is published, in Scotland, 1768
Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, 1849
The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery, 1865
The first crematorium in the Us begins operation, in Washington, Pennsylvania, 1876
London becomes the first city to license taxicabs, 1897
One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence, 1922
U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene, 1933
The Vanguard rocket, the first US attempt to launch a satellite, fails, 1957
The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador, 2001
NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars, 2006


  1. Pokes tongue out back LOL awww!

    Have a tanfastic weekend ;-)

  2. Tongue poking isn't offensive when done by cute critters. What a cute kitty

  3. Awww, she is adorable though. I couldn't get angry at her for being on my clothes. Well perhaps a little.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ♥♥♥

  4. Ha ha ha! Look what i'm doing! She says. :). But she's so cute when she misbehaves, right? Lol

  5. Oh I just adore this pic. She looks like my long gone, but never forgotten Topaz. Torties are just adorable. Please give her a little squoosh for me?

  6. Evidently your house is filled with mischief!

  7. awww she's a cutie! Get out the masking tape for those cat hairs! and have a great weekend!

  8. I miss my kitty... He was a baaaad-to-the-bone cat, but I loved him.
    Great shot of the mischievous fur ball.
    Love this!
    Congratulations on the POTW.

  9. If you just ironed the clothes they are warm just like the beam of sunlight.

    Have a great weekend!


  10. Quiet the rascal, your cat! Fantastic shot, indeed. :-)

    Congratulations on Hilary's "Post of the Week" Award, well deserved. Maybe you should not tell the cat about it, lest there will be even more frequent cat sittings in the future (especially in WARM spots!). ;)

  11. Sorry, I wanted to type "quite the rascal" - Apologies!


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