Friday, May 22, 2015

Feline Friday: Pre-Empted

Feline Friday is hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
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1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
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4) add your name and link
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Cat pillow and cat purse.


My Thursday was pre-empted.

It's understood that i will spend Thursdays cleaning and doing tons of laundry for Ms. P.  Generally i'm done by between 4-5pm.

The Big Boss and his son have had a bit of a difficult time lately.  So when his son on Thursday afternoon extended an olive branch and an invitation to a family event Thursday night, The Big Boss knew he couldn't refuse.

The invite was for him and Ms. P, which is really extending the olive branch.

So my Thursday evening was spent taking Youngest Boy to the birthday party for which they had already RSVP'd.

Because the venue doesn't have anything but pizza available, i left to go find something i could eat.  Because the venue is in a mall area, and parents are asked not to stick around, i got to go do one of my least favorite things -- wander around in a mall area.  (No, i'm not a mall rat, i only go when i actually need to search for and buy something.)
The only good thing about that is i found what cute pillows and purses cat figures make.

Today is

Abolition Day -- Martinique

Azalea Festival -- Brookings, OR, US (with a parade and street fair and bonsai, as well as azaleas and more; through Memorial Day)

Bear Waking Day -- Norway (traditionally said to be the day the bears awaken from their hibernation, at least according to many sites)

Buy a Musical Instrument Day -- even just a kazoo, and have some fun making music; maybe if this one spreads around the world and enough of us do it, it will foster some harmony in our lives

Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Day -- Waterloo, NY, US (the 149th observance at the National Birthplace of Memorial Day includes a car show, crafts, food, races, a biker rally and more; through observed Memorial Day, and again on the 30th, which is traditional Memorial Day)

Cheung Chau Bun Festival -- Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong (one of Hong Kong's liveliest and most coloorful festivals, coincides with Buddha's Birthday celebration, with the procession on the final day; celebration through the 26th)

Coal Miner Days -- Novinger, Missouri, US (a turn of the century coal mining town celebrates its heritage; through Sunday)

Don't Fry Day -- another day to raise awareness of the need for sun protection through the summer

Down East Spring Birding Festival -- Cobscook Bay, ME, US (through Memorial Day)

Florida Folk Festival -- White Springs, FL, US (a true celebration of Florida's folk heritage; through Sunday)

Harvey Milk Day -- The Harvey Milk Foundation

Heat Awareness Safety Day -- US (your guv'mint at work)

Independence Day -- Montenegro

International Day for Biological Diversity -- UN

Iris Festival -- Sumter, SC, US (fun, food, music, and beautiful flowers; through Sunday)

National Death Busters Day -- US, because the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in the US is the most dangerous for driving; be careful out there!

National Maritime Day -- US (commemorating the first transoceanic voyage under steam power)

National Polka Festival -- Ennis, TX, US (everyone is invited to enjoy this festival, through Sunday)

National Sovereignty Day -- Haiti

National Vanilla Pudding Day

National Wig Out Day -- US (on the Friday before Memorial Day, don your wig and your alter ego and have fun!  there are events around the country)

Northwest Folklife Festival -- Seattle, WA, US (ethnic and traditional arts event celebrating world cultures; through Monday)

Pitlochry Festival Theatre -- Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland (plays, concerts, exhibitions, tours and talks; through early November)

Sacramento Music Festival (formerly the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee) -- Sacramento, CA, US (some of the best music from around North America; through Monday)

Spoleto Festival USA -- Charleston, SC, US (a premier performing arts festival; through June 7)

St. Julia's Day (Patron of torture victims; Corsica, Portugal; Livorno, Italy)

St. Rita of Cascia's Day/La Abodada de Impossibles (Patron of desperate causes, difficult marriages, forgotten causes, illness, lost causes, parenthood, sick people, sterile people, victims of physical spousal abuse, widows, wounded people; against abuse, infertility, loneliness, sickness, sterility, wounds, unhappy marriages; Cascia, Italy; Dalayap, Philippines; Igbaras, Philippines)

Toad-Pinching Day -- Fairy Calendar (Pixies)

Toothpaste Tube Day -- the tube was invented on this day in 1892 by dentist Washington Wentworth Sheffield, who wanted to replace the unhygenic practice of dipping the brush into a jar of dental cream

Unity Day / National Day -- Republic of Yemen

World Goth Day -- get your Goth on around the world!

Birthdays Today:

Apollo Anton Ohno, 1982
Ginnifer Goodwin, 1978
A.J. Langer,1974
Naomi Campbell, 1970
Morrissey, 1959
George Best, 1946
Paul Winfield, 1941
Michael Sarrazin, 1940
Frank Converse, 1938
Richard Benjamin, 1938
Susan Strasberg, 1938
Garry Wills, 1934
Peter Nero, 1934
Charles Aznavour, 1924
Judith Crist, 1922
Sun Ra, 1914
Sir Laurence Olivier, 1907
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859
Mary Cassatt, 1844
Richard Wagner, 1813

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"(TV), 1967
"Paulus / St. Paul"(Oratorio, Mendelsshon Op. 36), 1836

Today in History:

The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus, BC334
The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo, 1176
Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe, 1377
Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England, 1455
A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason, 1807
On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna), Napoleon is repelled by an enemy army for the first time, 1809
The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean; the ship arrived at Liverpool, England on June 20, 1819
HMS Beagle  departs on its first voyage, 1826
The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished, 1840
Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns, 1842
The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames is officially opened, 1897
The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine", 1906
Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century, 1915
The most powerful earthquake ever documented, the Great Chilean Quake, measures 9.5 and strikes southern Chile, 1960
The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores, 1968
Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations, 1972
Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man, 1980
Microsoft  releases the Windows 3.0 operating system, 1990
Johnny Carson retires from The Tonight Show after 30 years, 1992
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations, 1992
A jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, 2002
Sarah West, a British naval officer Commander is appointed commander of HMS Portland, the Royal Navy frigate; she is the first female officer to take command of a major British warship, 2012


  1. NIce find. Glad you got some walking around time. Mr. Rogers debuted today back in 1967? Wow.

  2. Those are adorable. Really adorable.

    I hope you found something you could eat and I hate hanging around the mall too. If I have to go it's in and out. I don't go very often either.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  3. you are a good sport Mimi! Have a lovely day today!

  4. Aww! aren't they cute heheh!

    Have a cutetastic weekend :-)

  5. i'm with you - i detest malls.

  6. The cat goodies are cute. I hate shopping in general, but I hate shopping at malls even more. I just go when I have to get something that I can't find elsewhere.

  7. The cat goodies are cute. I hate shopping in general, but I hate shopping at malls even more. I just go when I have to get something that I can't find elsewhere.

  8. You're such a loyal employee. And it's sometimes fun to do something different for a change -- seeing different sights and exploring. Thanks for the cute pillow pics, and thanks so much for singing up for the Vacation blog hop! :)

  9. I never liked wandering malls when I was younger... but since I have become a SAHM - I can wander for hours!!! it kinda scares me. ha
    They are adorable. my girls would love those.

  10. I am not a mall person either, I don't think I am in our mall here more than four times a year, and like you it is then to find and purchase a specific item. Window shopping leads to extra spending of things I can and have been doing without. But those kitty pillows would have caught my eye too! :-)


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