Friday, September 23, 2016

Feline in the Middle and Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday is hosted by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is..
1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
2) go to Steve's page, linked above, then on the menu bar click on the Feline Friday tab to get the code
3) paste the code under your cat picture
4) add your name and link
That’s all there is to it! Be sure to check back every so often and visit all the Feline Friday bloggers. Also, please leave a nice comment on their blogs. Nasty comments will be deleted!

Some days, the middle of the walkway is just the only place to lie down.

Little Girlie just wants her half from the middle, is all.


Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and the final two are offered by McGuffy Ann Morris of McGuffy's Reader.  They try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please head to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts! 

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

Week 20: September 23, 2016

1. The last movie I saw at the theater was ________.

2. The title of my autobiography would be ______________.

3. I would love to learn                                   .

4. I am glad that I learned                                    , because                           .

1. The last movie i saw at the theater was Prince Caspian, and i only went to see that because the church we were attending at the time rented out the theater for a Sunday morning and that was our church service.  The last one before that was when that church did the same thing for The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.  Prior to those two, it was Little Big League back in 1994.  No, i don't go to movies, just as i don't watch TV.  Yes, i'm weird, it's okay, they know me on my planet.

2. The title of my autobiography would be For This I Went To College?

3. I would love to learn another language, and learn it very fluently.  My bits of Spanish are mediocre at best, and i don't seem to make much progress at it.

4. I am glad that i learned to read, because reading is my favorite pastime, and if i couldn't read, i couldn't have online friends, either.

Today is:

Al-Yaom Al-Watany -- Saudi Arabia (National Day/Founding of the Kingdom)

Augustalia -- Roman Empire (birthday of Caesar Augustus, still the traditional New Year's Day in Constantinople and in the Eastern Orthodox Church)

Baltimore Book Festival -- Baltimore, MD, US (the mid-Atlantic’s premier celebration of literary arts; through Sunday)

Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival -- Custer, SD, US (buffalo round up, Western and Native American entertainment, arts and crafts; through Sunday)

Bunster Winding -- Fairy Calendar

Checkers Day/Dogs in Politics Day -- thanks to Mr. Nixon; and i'm tempted to further comment, but this one is too easy

Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival of the Arts And Crafts -- Washington, MO, US (chili fest and contest, juried art festival, beer, specialty foods, music, and fun; through Sunday)

Citua -- Ancient Inca Empire (feast to the Moon, and to banish disease, in the month of Coyaraimi, date approximate)

El Grito de Lares -- Lares, Puerto Rico (anniversary of the first uprising against Spanish rule in 1868)

Fabulous 1890's Weekend -- Mansfield, PA, US (celebration of the first ever night football game in Mansfield in 1892; through tomorrow)

Innergize Day -- the day to take time for yourself! always on the day after the equinox, so either the 23rd or 24th, depending on where you live

International Restless Legs Syndrome Awareness Day -- on the birth anniversary of Professor Karl-Axel Ekborn, the neurologist who first described it

Jeans for Genes Day -- UK (convince your school or workplace to let you pay for the privilege of wearing jeans today, with the money going toward research of genetic diseases)

Mid-South Fair -- Southaven, MS, US (original and fun since 1856! through Oct. 2)

MOFGA Common Ground Country Fair -- Unity, ME, US (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association sponsors an old-time country fair that revives forgotten skills and has something for everyone; through Sunday)

National Great American Pot Pie Day

Neptune Day -- planet discovered this day in 1846 by Johann Galle of Germany

St. Adamnan's Day (Patron of Donegal, Ireland; Raphoe, Ireland)

St. Padre Pio's Day

Tennessee Craft Fair -- Nashville, TN, US (the state's premier outdoor showcase for American fine crafts; through Sunday)

Warrens Cranberry Festival -- Warrens, WI, US (tour a cranberry bog, enjoy the festival and food; through Sunday)

Wild West Show and Bullwhacker Days -- Olathe, KS, US (celebrate the Santa Fe Trail; through Sunday)

Anniversaries Today:

The University of Alberta in Alberta, Canada, is founded, 1908

Birthdays Today:

Anthony Mackie, 1979
Ani DiFranco, 1970
Elizabeth Pena, 1961
Jason Alexander, 1959
Bruce Springsteen, 1949
Mary Kay Place, 1947
Paul Petersen, 1945
Julio Iglesias, 1943
Tom Lester, 1938
Ray Charles, 1930
John Coltrane, 1926
Mickey Rooney, 1920
Walter Pidgeon, 1897
Friedrich Paulus, 1890
Walter Lippman, 1889
Victoria Woodhull, 1838
William H. McGuffey, 1800
Kublai Khan, 1215
Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, BC63
Euripides, BC480

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Marcus Welby, M.D."(TV), 1969
"The Jetsons"(TV), 1962
"Threni: id est Lamentatines Jeremiae Prophetae"(Stravinsky dodecaphonic work), 1958

Today in History:

Concord of Worms, 1122
The first major battle of the Wars of the Roses, at Blore Heath in Staffordshire, 1459
First commencement exercises of Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass., 1642
Liechtenstein declares its independence from the German Empire, 1719
John Paul Jones' "Bon Homme Richard" defeats the HMS Serepis, 1779
Lewis and Clark arrive back in St. Louis from their explorations, 1806
The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York, 1845
Neptune is discovered by French astronomer Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier and British astronomer John Couch Adams, 1846
Nintendo Koppai, later known as Nintendo Company, Limited, is founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi; it produces and markets the playing card game Hanafuda, 1889
The Phantom of the Opera (original title: Le Fantome de l'Opera), a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux, was first published, 1909
The MS Princess of Tasmania, Australia’s first passenger roll-on/roll-off diesel ferry, makes her maiden voyage across Bass Strait, 1959
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos announces over television and radio the implementation of martial law, 1972
Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina, 1973
Saint Kitts and Nevis joins the United Nations, 1983
Qantas Flight 1 overruns the runway in Bangkok during a storm; some passengers only receive minor injuries, it is still the worst crash in Qantas's history, 1991
The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released, 2002
Hurricane Jeanne strikes Haiti and leaves at least 1,070 dead, 2004
The identification of four genetically different types of breast cancer by researchers is announced, 2012


  1. I agree with the kitty. The middle is the better half. :)

    I don't think you're weird. I don't like to go to movies or watch TV anymore, either. Generally, there is just too much garbage, on the screen for both and off the screen, too, at theaters.

    Your book title is great! Many folks end up leading lives that have absolutely nothing to do with what they studied in college, for example, the Starbucks workers with the PhD. I doubt very much that their degrees are in coffeeology or How to be a Barista.

    Reading is great. If we were taught nothing else is school along the way, we could still survive if we knew how to read. Being able to read helps us to be able to learn things for ourselves and it is so freeing!

    Have a blessed day. :)

  2. Great answers, thank you for participating. I like the title of your autobiography, I could have the same title :) No shame in not watching movies or tv, reading is the best anyway :) Have a great weekend!

  3. Cats lay down wherever they want and we let them do just that. Too cute.

    Reading is also one of my favorite pastimes. I read A LOT.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. It's not weird to not go to movies or watch television. Or, if it is, Suzanne and I are in the same boat with you. We only occasionally watch something on television and that is because the kids want us to see it. Most stuff out there is garbage anyway.

    Hang in there, it's Friday!

  5. "...half from the middle"! Funny! I laughed at your "For This I Went to College?" title. I've lived in Egypt for over 20 years and only speak a little Arabic. It's hard to learn a different language!

  6. I need to make more time for reading. It's been ages since I read a novel.

  7. OK, your autobiographical title cracked me up! I love it!! I love how quite a number of people would like to learn a foreign language - we should do it!!

    I watch a lot of TV (well, OK, I stream TV shows because we cut the cable cord a few years ago since it's highway robbery). But I suspect the reason I watch so many shows (actually don't just sit and watch, like right now I have a show playing while I'm blog-hopping...heh!) is because my dad banned TV from our house when we were kids - he thought it was too bad of an influence on us, and I appreciate that I turned into a mega bookworm instead. Plus it enabled us kids to flex our creative muscles a lot more being creative with play. Now, though, I think I'm making up for 'lost time'...heh! Also, my parents have a TV in every room of their house - they're making up for lost time too, apparently. ;) I went to movies a lot more with kids from my youth group at church, and the hubby and I used to go to more movies before the kids arrived, but the cost of going to an actual theater has become so ridiculous, we prefer movie night in the comfort of our home instead. :)

    Sorry, I didn't mean to write a novel as a comment!! Have a great weekend!!

    Movie Time, Life Title, and Wishful Learning: Friendly Fill-Ins for Friday Fun

  8. Where else is any self-respecting cat going to lie down if not in your way? ;)

  9. Furkids have a way of owning spaces, usually ones where they are certain to be noticed and to take note of everyone coming and going!

    I am not much of a movie goer either, and I'm becoming less and less of a TV person... more noise and negativity than anything else!

    I love your bio title, so true that none of us had any idea at that age what our lives would really be like!

    I wish that I could speak fluent conversational Spanish too. It would really come in handy where I live. All children should be taught a second language!

    Reading, yes indeed, we would certainly not be here blogging and sharing without it, and think of all the things we learned from books... and from each other! XOXO

  10. I am right there with reading. I would be so lost without it. I carry a book with me wherever I go. It is necessary.
    Thank you for joining us for the Fill-Ins. Hugs!
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~


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