Friday, October 14, 2016

Beautiful Feline 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! 

Don't hate me because I am beautiful!


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

My fill-ins for the statements are underlined:

Week 23: October 14, 2016

1. It is good to have a spare __________________________.

2. I don't understand why ____________________ is/are so popular.

3. The spookiest thing that ever happened to me was ____________________.                                     
4. My favourite Halloween tale is _____________________.                                          

1. It is good to have a spare book to read in the car with you at all times.  After all, you never know.

2. I don't understand why watching politics is so popular.  To me, it's like watching a terrible movie.

3. The spookiest thing that ever happened to me was a horrible dream i'd rather not talk about.

4. My favorite Halloween tale is It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Today is:

Be Bald and Be Free Day -- Wellcat Holidays wants everyone who is "shiny" to be proud of it! 

Chisinau Day -- Chisinau, Moldova

Dessert Day -- another one?

Doburoku Matsuri -- Shirakawago, Japan (unrefined sake festival and harvest festival; through the 19th)

Fall Festival of Leaves -- Ross County, OH, US (celebrate the beauty of nature and of the arts of the region; through Sunday)

Festival for the Penates -- Ancient Roman Calendar (gods of the storeroom)

First Fiddle of the Month -- Fairy Calendar

Flag Day/Jour de la Proclamation de la Premiere Republique -- Madagascar (flag adopted this day in 1958)

Fort Ligonier Days -- Ligonier, PA, US (commemoration of the Battle of Ligonier with reenactments, parade, entertainment, etc.; through Sunday)

Liberation Day -- Yemen

Mega Kenka Matsuri -- Hyogo, Japan (Roughhouse Festival, wrestling for a blessing; through tomorrow)

Missouri Day Festival -- Trenton, MO, US (parade, baby show, flea market, entertainment, and fun; through Sunday)

Mother's Day -- Belarus

Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Day -- Tanzania (climax of the Uhuru Torch Race)

Natchitoches Historic Pilgrimage -- Natchitoches, LA, US (National Historic Landmark District homes, plantations, and the sites where the movie Steel Magnolias was filmed are featured on this fabulous tour; through Sunday)

National Chocolate Covered Insect Day -- i'll pass, sorry

National Education Day -- Poland

National Frump Day -- National FRUMPS of America (to honor the frugal, responsible, unpretentious, and mature people everywhere)

national lower case day -- someone wants us to not use all caps

Parke County Covered Bridge Festival -- Rockville, IN, US (with 31 historic covered bridges, this is the covered bridge capital of the world; tours, arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, and old-fashioned homemade foods, through the 23rd)

Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Christmas Festival -- Washington County Fairgrounds, Washington, PA, US (over two hundred exhibits, plus food and entertainment; through Sunday, and next Saturday and Sunday, too)

Republic Day / October Revolution Day -- Yemen

Royal National (Gaelic) Mod -- Inverness, Scotland (Gaelic Language Festival; through the 22nd)

Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word -- Nashville, TN, US (through Sunday)

St. Callistus' Day (Patron of cemetary workers)

St. Donatian of Rheims's Day (Patron of Bruges, Belgium; Rheims, France; West Flanders, Belgium)

St. Petca Paraskeva's Day (Patron of embroiderers, needle workers, spinners, weavers, and all who do needlework of any kind)related observance
     Petkouden -- Bulgaria

Stephen Foster Quilt Show and Sale -- Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs, FL, US (fun for quilters, and quilt lovers; through Sunday)

Svetitskovloba/Living Pillar Cathedral -- Georgia (celebration of the first Christian church in Georgia)

Victorian Theatre by Candlelight presents "The Witching Hour" -- Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis, IN, US (fun and frightening tales told by witches both historical and fictional; this weekend and next)

Vinternatsblot, a/k/a Haustbl├│t -- Asatru (to bid Winter welcome; at the approximate date of the start of winter in the Old European Calendar of the Norse

Wisconsin Dells Autumn Harvest Fest -- Wisconsin Dells, WI, US (includes a scarecrow stuffing contest, pumpkin decorating, microbrew tasting, and more; through Sunday)

World Egg Day -- International (from the International Egg Commission

World Standards Day -- International

Youth Day -- Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Birthdays Today:

Usher, 1978
Natalie Maines, 1974
Greg Evigan, 1958
Harry Anderson, 1952
Sir Cliff Richard, 1940
Ralph Lauren, 1939
John Dean, 1938
Gary Graffman, 1928
Roger Moore, 1927
Charles Everett Koop, 1916
John Wooden, 1910
Eugene FRodor, 1905
e.e. cummings, 1894
Lillian Gish, 1893
Dwight Eisenhower, 1890
Eamon De Valera, 1882
Francis Lightfoot Lee, 1734
William Penn, 1644

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Rescue from Gilligan's Island(TV film), 1978 (the first TV film follow up of a TV series)
Winnie-The-Pooh(publication date), 1926

Today in History:

William the Conqueror wins England in the Battle of Hastings, 1066
Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence, 1322
Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England, 1586
Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 1656
Rabbi Judah Hasid & Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem, 1700
Henry Blair receives a patent for a corn planter, becoming the first black to obtain a US patent, 1834
The 15th and the last military Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate resigns in Japan, returning his power to the Emperor of Japan and thence to the re-established civil government of Japan, 1867
George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film, 1884
Theodore Roosevelt is shot while campaigning in Milwaukee on the "Bull Moose" ticket, 1912
The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne, is first published, 1926
Ethel Merman makes her Broadway debut in "Girl Crazy", 1930
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers, 1956
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian Monarch to open up an annual session of the Canadian Parliament, presenting her Speech from the Throne in Ottawa, Canada, 1957
The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when a U.S. Air Force U2 Reconnaissance pilot takes pictures of Soviet missiles being installed in Cuba, 1962
The city of Montreal, Quebec, begins the operation of its underground Montreal Metro rapid-transit system, 1966
The first live telecast from any manned spacecraft, the Apollo 7, 1968
The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords , 1994 
Indonesian rights groups applaud the end of a Suharto-era law that bans books deemed 'offensive' or a 'threat to public order,' 2010
A colony of stromatolites is discovered at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, 2011


  1. How could anyone hate this cutie? Have a splendid day!

  2. Very cute kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. That is a good idea to have a book with you to read when waiting in the car. Sorry about that bad dream. I love The Great Pumpkin and I try to avoid anything political. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. A very cute kitty indeed. Beautiful and then some. I don't hate you one bit.

    Yes politics sucks. Lies, lies and then more lies. I'm sick of our two party system.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. That is adorable! Have a great weekend.

  5. Who could hate a beautiful kitty...BTW all kitties are beautiful. I agree about the book. I get twitchy if I don'y have a book handy. As for politics...somewhere along the way diplomacy got lost and politics got dirty. Sad. Why is it horrible dreams are so hard to forget and good ones are hard to remember?

  6. Politics has gotten stupid. We have no one to choose from. They are both bad choices. It is like getting to choose which method of execution you want.

  7. I'm sorry that you had a horribly bad dream. It is very hard to shake those. Patricia asked a very good question up there, too. It would be great if we could remember everything about the good dreams and forget totally about the bad ones.

    That looks like a very sweet kitty in the picture. :)

    It looks like David and I celebrated World Egg Day today and didn't even realize it. We had egg sandwiches for lunch.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  8. I always carry a book with me. Always. Great idea!
    I really hate politics. It makes me ill; seriously.
    I am sorry about your dream. I have had some scary ones, too. Unnerving.
    We like the same Halloween special!
    Hugs, my friend. Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

  9. That little kitty definitely is beautiful and royal looking. This election is like watching a horrible car crash in slow motion. I know it will be terrible but I can't tear my eyes away. I love Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin too! Have a lovely weekend!

  10. Such a beautiful kitty!! I love having spare books on my phone and tablet, it's made many a wait pass by quickly! I so agree about the political debates, two unruly children throwing jibes at each other. It terrifies me to think one of them will be the President next year. God help us all! I have had more than a few scary dreams, but one that felt so real and I am thankful that it never came true. It looks like many of us are Great Pumpkin fans, my kind of Halloween viewing!

  11. No one could hate such a pretty kitty!! I don't watch the political debates either - I just assume they all are lying anyway. I can get the highlights on the news if I really need to know.


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