Friday, January 10, 2014

Feline Friday: Cozy

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

These last several days have been cold.  Not cold by Michigan or Ohio or Alaska standards, but cold by swamp standards.  The temperatures went into the teens one night and low twenties the next.  That happens on occasion here, but not much.

The cats have been seeking out warmth and snuggling a lot.

Dansig, and the kittens all inside, keeping warm.

The next few days should see moderate temps, and i hope everyone has survived this Arctic whatever-it-was.


Today is:

Ati-Atihan Festival -- Aklan, Kalibo, Panay Island, Philippines (start of the vivid religious carnival/feast dating back to the 13th century to honor Santo Nino [Baby Jesus]; through the 19th)

CHA Winter Convention and Trade Show -- Anaheim, CA, US (largest Craft and Hobby Association show of the year; through the 14th)

Feast of St. Geraint -- Wales (legendary Welsh hero who fought King Arthur)

Hitsuichi -- Yamagata, Japan (famous market dating back to the Edo Period)

Majority Rule Day -- Bahamas

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Peculiar People Day -- an internet generated day to celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including me!;)

Scalloway Fire Festival -- Shetland Islands (viking festival)

St. Peter Orseolo's Day

Sturdy Flat-Heeled Shoes Appreciation Day -- listed on many sites, and since i appreciate them, i included it

The Big Chill -- Racine, WI, US (formerly the Flake Out Festival, lots of snowy fun; through Sunday)

The Fairy Lunch -- Fairy Calendar

Vaudoun Day -- Benin (Traditional Religions Day, with a huge festival in the seaside town of Ouidah)

Where's The Beef? Day -- the slogan premiered this day in 1984

Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival -- Whittlesea, England (the "straw bear" goes through the town collecting gifts and performing, and on Sunday, the costume is burned amid much celebration; a festival celebrated since medieval times)

Word Nerd Day -- originated by Maria Schneider of WritersDigest (to celebrate those who enjoy playing with words)

Anniversaries Today:

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands weds Pieter van Vollenhoven, 1967
UN General Assembly first meeting, 1946
Uniform Penny Post (the reformed postal system) starts in the UK, 1840

Birthdays Today:

Pat Benatar, 1953
Bonnie Hellman, 1950
George Foreman, 1949
Rod Stewart, 1945
Jim Croce, 1943
Sal Mineo, 1939
Bill Toomey, 1939
Gisele MacKenzie, 1927
Johnnie Ray, 1927
Paul Henreid, 1908
Ray Bolger, 1904
Robinson Jeffers, 1887
Grigori Rasputin, 1869 (O.S.)
Mary Ingalls, 1865
George Washington Carver, 1864
Charles Ingalls, 1836

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Masterpiece Theater"(TV), 1971
"That Was The Week That Was"(TV, US version), 1964
"Finian's Rainbow"(Musical), 1947
"Arsenic and Old Lace"(Play), 1941
"Pete the Tramp"(Comic strip), 1932
"Street Scene"(Play), 1929
"Rosalie"(Musical), 1928

Today in History:

Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, begins a civil war, BC46
"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776
Napoleon divorces Josephine, 1810
Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin their correspondence, 1845
The first underground railway opens in London, 1863
John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil, 1870
The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, 1901
The League of Nations is established, 1920
The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals, 1946
The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years, 1984
Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people, 2011


  1. Im sooo glad the VORTEX be over.


  2. Awww, so cute too. Cats rock.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. My best to your humans. ☺

  3. Aww! looking very warm & comfy there, glad the weather is not as bad :-)

    Have a meowlicious weekend

  4. they are all cuddled up so sweet enjoy them have a good weekend

  5. The cold snap has ended here in Oregon and now we're back to the usual rain.

  6. We all had to cuddle to stay warm earlier this week! Dansig is beautiful. And i heard the cold weather called a few things in the news. The Polar Vortex, which sounded like something out of Doctor Who, Freezageddon, Thundersnow, and Cold Snap if the Decade. Lol.

  7. st least to dat it's above freezing here in my neck of the woods in Cleveland Ohio.

  8. A friend of mine had an operation in Chicago on the coldest day. I didn't even know if everyone had managed to get to the hospital, but I heard today on FB that she is recovering so they must have done. It just looks as if you have had horrible weather in all states. England has been specialising in rain!

  9. Cosy Kitties - the cutest kind!

    Have swell weekend!

  10. What little cuties. Hope they're warming up now.

    I found mine sitting on the floor vents -- which caused the house temperature to drop even more because the heat wasn't circulating properly. Lol

  11. What a sweet picture. Yes, that Arctic Vortex was quite a mess! I hope we can get back to normal. I have often wondered where you are...a swamp? Interesting!

  12. awww nice to cuddle with cats and then you are participating in
    National Cut Your Energy Costs Day!! Ta Dah! Enjoy your day!