Friday, March 27, 2015

Feline Friday: Alert

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

It's easy to participate.  Post a picture, drawing, cartoon, or video of a cat, a silly one, cute one, doofy one, your choice.  Then go to Steve's site and get the code.  Paste the code under your picture, and join the link.  It's that easy!

HopeCat may be asleep, but it looks like her tail is still on the alert:

HopeCat loves our bed.  

HopeCat is the one that is "special" and never leaves our room because she gets lost in the house.  Yes, i'm sure she was asleep here, she was snoring!

Today is:

American Crossword Puzzle Tournament -- Brooklyn, NY, US (puzzle lovers, unite!  through Sunday)

Armed Forces Day -- Myanmar

Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Viewing and Celebrations begin -- Japan (the festivities get started around now, and vary by region depending on when the trees bloom in that area over the next 6 weeks)

Commemoration of Sen no Rikyu -- Omotesenke School of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Japan (remembering the influential master in The Way of Tea)

Corkscrew Day -- M.L. Byrn of New York patented "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" on this date in 1860

Daylight Saving Time begins -- Israel; Jordan; Syria

National "Joe" Day -- no, it isn't official, but today you can make everyone call you "Joe" if you want, and call them the same; probably started by someone who had no memory for names

National Spanish Paella Day

Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day -- after all, they do need their own day; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays (and here's a site with some funny ones

^*St. John Damascene's Day (Patron of pharmacists, icon paiting, theology students)

St. Rupert of Salzburg's Day (Patron of Salzburg; celebrated on the 24th in the rest of the Church)

Tempe Festival of the Arts -- Tempe, AZ, US (hundreds of artists and craftspeople, continuous entertainment, children's area; through Sunday)

Wear a Hat Day -- UK (a brain tumour awareness event and fundraiser)

World Theatre Day

Anniversaries Today:

Mary Pickford marries Douglas Fairbanks, 1920

Birthdays Today:

Brenda Song, 1988
Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson, 1975
Nathan Fillion, 1971
Mariah Carey, 1970
Quentin Tarantino, 1963
Xuxa, 1963
Maria Schneider, 1952
Austin Pendleton, 1940
Michael York, 1942
David Janssen, 1931
Anthony Lewis, 1927
Mstislav Rostropovich, 1927
Sarah Vaughan, 1924
Harold Nicholas, 1921

Gloria Swanson, 1899
Thorne Smith, 1892
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, 1886
Edward Steichen, 1879
Patty Smith Hill, 1868
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, 1845
Nathaniel Currier, 1813

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Starlight Express"(Rock musical), 1984
Funky Winkerbean(Comic strip), 1972
Singin' in the Rain(Film), 1952

"La Rondine/The Swallow"(Puccini Opera), 1917
"The Colleen Bawn"(Play), 1860

Today in History:

Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt, BC196
Pope Clement V excommunicates the entire population of Venice, 1309
Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida, 1513
The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy, 1613
The dike at Hardinxveld breaks, causing the Alblasserwaard flood, 1709
Spain losses Menorca & Gibraltar, 1713
John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster, precursor to the band-aid, 1848
First reported sighting of the Yosemite Valley by Europeans, 1851
M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew), 1860

The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place, 1871
Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars, 1886
The first Japanese cherry blossom trees planted in Washington, D.C., 1912
The first successful blood transfusion takes place in Brussels, 1914
Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, , 1916
Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor, 1931
Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union, 1958
The Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history at a magnitude of 9.2 strikes South Central Alaska, killing 125 people and inflicting massive damage to the city of Anchorage, 1964

The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight. 1970
Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins, 1975
The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212, 1980
The Solidarity movement in Poland stages a warning strike, in which at least 12 million Poles walk off their jobs for four hours, 1981
The US FDA approves Viagra, 1998
HMS Scylla (F71), a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe, 2004


  1. Aww!! how cute does HopeCat look heheh!

    Have a hopetastic weekend ;-)

  2. I wish I had a picture of a cat. I have a cat in my novel, but that's only words. She's really cute, though. White and fluffy, but she's also a little snarky.

  3. So cute! Don't you love how they snore? When we still had our corgi and son lived with us, he would come home late from something and he would say all three of us (hubby, me, dog) were snoring :) Enjoy the weekend!


  4. Cute! My cat, Bubba, sleeps stretched across the floor and we call him "the motion detector" because the second you walk near him, he's up and asking for food again. I think cats are always on the alert somehow.

  5. Good morning beautiful kitty. Up & at it and so the person nexy to her. Ha,ha,ha. Have a beautiful sunny Friday. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Awww, she's a pretty girl too. As long as she has a wonderful place to be all is well with the world.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday HopeCat. My best to your peeps. ☺

  7. so very cute. you're so good to your pets and kids and friends and strangers and...

  8. what a sweet cat! She's lucky to be with you that's for sure!

  9. Yes, T. is right. You are my kind of people.

  10. Hopecat is adorable! It's funny we both have pics of sleeping orange cats on our blogs this week! lol Thanks for the advice on my blog post and have a lovely weekend!

  11. She gets lost in the house? Good thing she isn't an outdoor cat. Happy weekend.

  12. She's darling. Does she have a "condition" where she gets mixed up?

  13. I think she's dreaming about something nice, tails are very expressive arent they!

  14. I think she's dreaming about something nice, tails are very expressive arent they!