Friday, March 14, 2014

Feline Friday: All I Survey

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.  It's fun and easy, you can use a picture of your own perfect feline.

This is Mikey:

Mikey, one of the reason i have to rewash stuff in the kitchen so often.

His usual line:  Whadda ya mean, get off your kitchen counter!  I'm King of All I Survey!

Today is:

Constitution Day -- Andorra

Dita e Veres -- Albania (Summer Day)

Festival of Veturius Mamurius -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of armor makers)

Genius Day -- for Einstein, of course

International Ask A Question Day -- because that's what geniuses do

Jonquil Festival -- Washington State Park, Arkansas, US (through Sunday)

Learn about Butterflies Day -- if you go looking for who started this holiday, you will find out lots about butterflies and nothing about him/her, which i guess makes it a success

Moth-er Day -- for all individuals and museums that have moth collections; some websites have this listed as the day before Mother's Day

Mother Tongue Day -- Estonia

National Heroes Day -- Saint Vincent and Grenadines

National Potato Chip Day

National Pi Day - Why today? Because today is 3.14, the value of Pi.

Red Nose Day -- Comic Relief "Fun Raiser", for famine relief

Runic Half Month Beorc (Birch) begins

Sherlock Holmes Weekend -- Cape May, NJ, US (a weekend of mystery for amateur sleuths and fans of A.C. Doyle)

Shopping Cart Day -- patent filed today in 1938 by Sylvan Goldman

St. Matilda, Queen of Germany's Day (Patron of dying children, disappointing children, falsely accused people, large families, people ridiculed for their piety, queens, second marriages, widows)

Ten Most Wanted Day -- the FBI started its list this day in 1950

The European Fine Art Fair:  Maastricht 2013 -- Maastricht, Netherlands (The Fine Arts Fair; through the 23rd)

White Day -- China; Japan; South Korea; Taiwan (One month after Valentine's Day, which is the day women give gifts to men; today, the men return the favor.)

World Sleep Day -- sponsored by the World Association of Sleep Medicine, aiming to lessen the burdens of sleep problems on society; this year's theme is Restuful Sleep, Easy Breathing, Healthy Body.

Birthdays Today:

Justin Bieber, 1994
Colby O'Donis, 1989
Taylor Hanson, 1983
Grace Park, 1974
Kirby Puckett, 1961
Tamara Tunie, 1959
Rick Dees, 1951
Pam Ayres, 1947
Billy Crystal, 1947
Rita Tushingham, 1942
Michael Caine, 1933
Quincy Jones, 1933
Frank Borman, 1928
S. Truet Cathy, 1921
Hank Ketcham, 1920
Horton Foote, 1916
Les Brown, 1912
Albert Einstein, 1879
Casey Jones, 1864
Lucy Hobbs Taylor, 1833
Johann Strauss, Sr., 1804

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"10 Most Wanted"(FBI list), 1950
"The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu"(Comic Opera), 1885
"MacBeth"(Opera), 1847

Today in History:

The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice, 1489
England grants a patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island), 1644
Scotland dismisses Willem III & Mary Stuart as king & queen, 1689
Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin, 1794
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded in New York, 1821
Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado premiers in London, 1885
During the Great Blizzard of 1888, New York receives its second largest snowfall on record, 21", 1888
The United States goes on the gold standard, 1900
Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics, 1900
The first theater for rear movie projection is built, in NYC, 1931
A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy, 1964
Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released, 1994
Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle, 1995
The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality, 1997
Over a million Lebanese people take to the streets of Beirut to protest against Syrian military presence, in what comes to be called the Cedar Revolution, 2005
After measuring its spin and parity, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider announce they firmly believe the particle discovered in July 2012 is a Higgs boson, 2013


  1. Definitely the boss heheh! looking well comfy there.

    Have a tanfastic weekend ;-)

  2. King Mikey!!! How you doooin'. MEOW!!

  3. OH well,us Mikeys just keep getting into trouble.

  4. Awww, cats just go where they want to go and they don't care too much about what you think about where they go. Too cute.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  5. hah! reminds me of Lucy! Happy Potato Chip Day to you!

  6. He sure is a big boy! :). Our Snickers has a thing for the kitchen counter. She must be Mikey's queen. Lol

  7. I bet we have the cleanest kitchen around ,Jake jumps on the table, glad it has a glass top but when Baby was here he would even climb in the cabinets but oh what I would give to have to clean so much ♥

  8. How interesting that cats can make themselves comfortable just about anywhere.

  9. Ah, bless....! Mikey looks so relaxed, too! I was a fortune in anti-bacterial wipes with my Simon as the kitchen counters were his favourite place to hang out!!

  10. I know his type.. in fact, I have two of them! He's the handsome dude in your header, right?

  11. Mikey just wants to relax & it don't matter where he does it


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