Friday, September 16, 2016

Felines and Fill-Ins make for a great Friday!

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!
This is my view at the kitchen table when Mikey wants to lie down in front of the fan and catch the breeze.

Mikey is a big cat!


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 19: September 16, 2016

1. Something healthy I do daily is ________________________.

2. Something unhealthy I do daily is ____________________________.

3. This Summer,                                         .

4. This Autumn,                                          .

1. Something healthy i do daily is try to stick as closely as i can to a raw vegan eating plan.  The more closely i stick to it, the healthier i feel.

2. Something unhealthy i do daily is drink coffee.   Yes, i know, the debate rages on about whether it's good or bad, but i consider it my one bad habit in my above mentioned eating plan.

3. This Summer, we've had a terrible time keeping our A/C running, and we aren't done with repairs yet.  The flooding here has caused terrible problems, too, even for those of us whose homes only got a bit of water (like ours, in the laundry area and by the stairs).  Many of us will be glad when the normal summer rain pattern is gone and the water table has a chance to drop back to a normal level.

4. This Autumn, as much as i hate being very cold, i am looking forward to lower temperatures so we can turn off our temperamental A/C!

Today is:

Anne Bradstreet Day -- Massachusetts, US (by Proclamation of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to honor Anne Bradstreet, America’s first poet, who is also recognized as the first published woman poet in the English language)

Applejack Festival -- Nebraska City, NE, US (parade, food, fun, and a celebration of the orchards; through Sunday)

Chästeilet im Justistal -- Merlingen, Switzerland (dividing of the summer's cheese between the dairy farmers of the area, a weekend celebration that must be tasted to be believed!)

Cherokee Strip Day -- Oklahoma, US (anniversary of the last land run, in 1893, which opened Native American land to white settlers)

Cherokee Strip Days -- Enid, Oklahoma (parade that includes Longhorn steers, arts and crafts, food, and gunfight reenactments; through Sunday)

Clean Up the World Weekend -- it's a big challenge, but we can try

Collect Rocks Day -- i guess it means besides all the ones in my head

Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days -- Creston, IA, US (hare and hound races, parade, marching band contest, balloons and more; through Sunday)

Danger Run/Ghost Run -- Louisville, KY, US ("The Most Fun You've Ever Had in Your Car,"  a haunted Halloween scavenger hunt style game in which you and your friends will work together to solve clues to find your way on dark, spooky roads to haunted houses, and compete for prizes; every Friday and Saturday evening through October)

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 6, Children & Youth (sponsored by We, the World)

Festival for Ra, Osiris, and Horus -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Full Harvest Moon a/k/a Full Corn Moon/Indigo Moon/Wise-Crone Moon (with so much food ripe for gathering, harvesting can go on well into the night by the light of the hugely full Harvest Moon)
     Binara Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka (began yesterday evening)
     Chusok -- South Korea (Harvest Moon Festival; began yesterday, through the 20th; a harvest festival and day to give homage to the ancestors and celebrate family)
     Han'gawi -- North Korea (Harvest Moon Festival; through the 21st; a harvest festival and day to give homage to the ancestors and celebrate family)
     Navajo Sing Festival -- Navajo Native Americans festival in thanksgiving for the harvest, begins at the full moon and goes on for one week 
     Taw Thalin Full Moon -- Myanmar
     Zhongqiu Jie / Chong Chao -- China; Macau; Taiwan (Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival, the birthday of the earth god T'u-ti Kung, celebrating the harvests, family, and eating moon cakes, matchmaking, sky lanterns, Fire Dragon Dances, and more)

Goroka Show -- Goroka, Papua New Guinea (a cultural festival and showcase of over 100 clans and tribes and their customs; through Sunday)

Great British Beach Clean -- UK (the Marine Conservation Society knows the coast needs this extra special focus; through Monday)

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show -- Harrogate, England (Britains finest blooms show off; through Sunday)

Independence Day -- Malaysia(1963); Mexico(1910); Nicaragua; Papua New Guinea(1975)

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer -- UN (commemorates the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer)

King Turkey Day -- Worthington, MN, US (includes a turkey race; through tomorrow)

Martyrs' Day -- Libya

Mayflower Day -- the ship left England on this day in 1620

Monkey King Festival -- China (a celebration of this popular character in East Asian stories, with the best place to see the rituals being the Monkey God Temple at Po Tat Estate in Sau Mau Ping, Kowloon)

Monterrey Jazz Festival -- Monterrey, CA, US (59th Annual, featuring some of the world's finest jazz musicians; through Sunday)

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

National Guacamole Day

National Heroes' Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis

National Play-Doh Day -- unofficial; get some anyway and be a kid again for a little while

National POW/MIA Recognition Day -- US

National Stepfamily Day -- US (Founded in 1977 by Christy Borgeld)

National Teaching Assistants' Day -- UK

National Tradesmen Day -- US

New Hampshire Highland Games -- Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH, US (everything highlands you can think of, and those of Scottish descent can even look up their clan connections; through Sunday)

Owain Glyndwr Day -- Wales

Riverfest -- Eden, NC, US (a celebration of art, history, and river heritage; through tomorrow) 

St. Cornelius' Day (Patron of cattle, domestic animals, earache sufferers, epileptics; Kornelimunster, Germany;against earache, epilepsy, fever, twitching )

St. Cyprian of Carthage's Day (Patron of Algeria, North Africa)

St. Euphemia's Day (Patron of Rovinj, Croatia)

St. Ludmilla's Day (Grandmother of St. "Good King" Winceslaus; Patron of converts, duchesses, widows; Bohemia; Czech Republic; against in-law problems)

Stay Away From Seattle Day -- yes, really

Summerset Festival -- Clement Park, Littleton, CO, US (a big, fun good-bye to summer; through Sunday)

Telluride Blues and Brews Festival -- Telluride, CO, US (nationally touring bands and microbreweries make for a fun weekend; through Sunday)

The Big E -- West Springfield, MA, US (one of New England's largest fairs; through Oct. 2)

Working Parents Day -- internet generated, enjoy if you are a working parent or have a working parent you want to thank

Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival -- Wisconsin Dells, WI (fall festival; through Sunday)

Birthdays Today:

Nick Jonas, 1992
Sabrina Bryan, 1984
Alexis Bledel, 1982
Amy Poehler, 1971
Marc Anthony, 1968
Molly Shannon, 1964
Richard Marx, 1963
Jennifer Tilly, 1961
Orel Leonard Hershiser IV, 1958
David Copperfield, 1956
Mickey Rourke, 1956
Robin Yount, 1955
Mark McEwen, 1954
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1950
Susan Ruttan, 1950
Ed Begley, Jr., 1949
Elgin Gay Baylor, 1934
Anne Francis, 1932
Peter Falk, 1927
B.B. King, 1925
Lauren Bacall, 1924
Janice Page, 1923
Allen Funt, 1914
James Cash Penney, 1875
Francis Parkman, 1823
Anthony Panizzi, 1797
Hildegard of Bingen, 1098

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Frasier"(TV), 1993
"Miami Vice"(TV), 1984
"Logan's Run"(TV), 1977
"Bridget Loves Bernie"(TV), 1972 (first mixed marriage portrayed on television)
"Mannix"(TV), 1967
"Shindig"(TV), 1964
"The Outer Limits"(TV), 1963
"Broadway"(Play), 1926

Today in History:

The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston, 1630
Handel's "The Messiah" premiers in Dublin, 1741
The Great Seal of the United States is used for the first time, 1782
Russians set fire to Moscow shortly after midnight – the city burns down completely days later, 1812
Slavery is abolished in all French Territories, 1848
The Cherokee Strip, in Oklahoma, is opened, making land available to white settlers, 1893
Roald Amundsen discovers the magnetic south pole, 1906
William Durant, carriage-maker, founds General Motors Corp., 1908
Juan Perón is deposed in Argentina, 1955
Malaysia is formed, 1963
Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations, 1975
Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir, 1976
An earthquake measuring 7.5-7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people, 1978
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations, 1980
The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion, 1987
The Pound Sterling is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark, 1992
Mexico celebrates its 200th anniversary of independence, 2010
Denmark elects its first female Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 2011
NASA scientists announce the discovery of a circumbinary planet - a planet the orbits two stars instead of one, 2011
The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., announces a successful artificial insemination as Mei Xiang gives birth to her second giant panda cub, 2012
The brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, is found in tap water near New Orleans, the first time ever detected in the U.S. water supply, 2013


  1. Aww! My cat Thomas was similar to Mikey in looks and used to always lay like that too heheh!

    Have a lazytastic weekend :-)

  2. I used to love cinnamon raisin bread.

  3. Mikey is a cute kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. I am impressed at how well you eat. I drink a lot of coffee too, but I don't look at it as a vice. Sorry about your a/c that is a pain, Have a great weekend!

  4. Awww, so adorable. He's a smart one too.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  5. The last cat I saw that size was a bobcat.

  6. Mikey's smart kitty! :)

    Here's hoping autumn comes quickly with cooler temperatures for you! It's my favorite season and time of year. :)

    Daily Healthy or Not, Summer and Fall – Friendly Fill-Ins for Friday Fun

  7. Good luck with the A/C.
    My friend, the late Brother Bill, had a cancer doctor that told him the very best thing he could do was drink at least two cups of coffee a day.

  8. I hope that you're able to get the A/C working properly soon and that cooler temps will happen soon, too.
    We're had two rounds of flooding in our town this year, but thankfully none got into our house. It just made our yard really wet and squishy and made a river at the end of our driveway. The folks on the other side of town were not so lucky. I hope the floods are over for your area!

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

  9. What a fluffy cutie you have here!

    I hope that things improve for you, sooner rather than later. You have had more than your share!

    Thanks for being a part of Friendly Fill-Ins. I really enjoy and appreciate your thoughts, as always. Sharing and getting to know each other is what this is all about. Have a great week!

    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

  10. Those huge, fluffy feet look familiar. Mikey must be a Maine Coon. (I used to have a lovely one.) So sorry to hear about the flooding and problems, especially that the AC is being a pain. Come on Autumn!

  11. Mikey is a smart boy, he knows how to chill! Sometimes our Tiggy will lay right on top the floor vent to enjoy the full A/C effect! :-)

    I think you are doing better than most of us if you are eating primarily raw vegan. Maybe you can reduce your coffee intake and alternate with tea, but we all have to have a few "bad" habits, or we would be annooyingly perfect to everyone else. ;-)

    I hope you can soon be past the A/C woes there too, and that everyone can begin to recover from all the horrible damage done by flooding.


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