Friday, December 30, 2016

The Tripod Feline / New Year 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!

Tripod SissyCat says:

No, I don't want to move so you can make the bed!


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 34: December 30, 2016

1. The highlight of my Christmas was ___________________________.
2. My New Year's resolution is __________________________.

3. This year, 2016, ______________.

4. Next year, 2017, ______________.

1. The highlight of my Christmas was all the laughter as we joked and gently teased at Christmas dinner.  Any time i can laugh with family is a great time.

2. My New Year's resolution is to exercise more consistently.  Being busy isn't an excuse!

3. This year, 2016, will be remembered for The Great Flood of 2016.  Many people are still displaced, and many houses will never be rebuilt.  Those that have been rebuilt, many will never be the same as people didn't have the money to replace everything.  As one of my clients said, "You should have seen how beautiful our house was before!  Chair molding, and the wall color below that matched what's in the countertops, and above was a shade lighter than what we have now, and..."  With no flood insurance and having to pay for their own repairs, they are just getting the most basic parts done.  They will only have the furniture they were able to salvage, and a new bed.  Life will go on, never the same.

4. Next year, 2017, who knows?  It would be nice if we got to skip out on the big storms for a few years, that's for sure.

Today is:

Araw ni Rizal -- Philippines (commemoration of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal in 1896, as well as all victims of the Spanish government during their rule of the Philippines)

Bacon Day -- for those tired of the same old winter holidays, see this site 

Day of the Declaration of Slovakia as an Independent Eccliesiatic Province -- Slovakia

Fairy Frequent Fliers' Awards

Falling Needles Family Fest Day -- gather the family, watch the needles fall from the tree, and have a party; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Feast of the Holy Family -- Catholic Christian

Festival of Enormous Changes At the Last Minute -- internet generated, and i'm not sure i'm up to it

Kwanzaa, Day 5, Nia(Purpose)

Lhosar -- Gurung People of Nepal (sometimes called the Tamu People; Losar is celebrated by the rest of Nepal in February or March)

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day -- shouldn't this be on Jan. 1, to help us get over the indigestion from the night before?

No Interruptions Day -- let people finish up what needs to get done before the New Year at work, and silence the devices at home that keep us from spending uninterrupted time with family 

Sixth Day of Christmas

St. Ruggero of Canne's Day (Barletta, Italy)

Anniversary Today:

The Arroyo Seco Parkway, California's first freeway, opens, 1940
Rutherford B. Hayes (19th US President) marries Lucy Ware Webb, 1852

Birthdays Today:

LeBron James, 1984
Kristin Kreuk, 1982
Eliza Dushku, 1980
Laila Ali, 1977
Tiger Woods, 1975
Sean Hannity, 1961
Tracey Ullman, 1959
Matt Lauer, 1957
Meredith Vieira, 1953
Patti Smith, 1946
Davy Jones, 1945
Concetta Tomei, 1945
Michael Nesmith, 1942
James Burrows, 1940
Del Shannon, 1939
Joseph Bologna, 1938
Noel Paul Stookey, 1937
Sandy Koufax, 1935
Russ Tamblyn, 1935
Bo Diddley, 1928
Jack Lord, 1920
Bert Parks, 1914
Stephen Leacock, 1869
Simon Guggenheim, 1867
Rudyard Kipling, 1865

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Let's Make a Deal"(TV), 1963
"The Roy Rogers Show"(TV), 1951
"Kiss Me, Kate"(Musical), 1948

Today in History:

Hugh Capet, King of the Franks, crowns his son Robert the Pious king and co-ruler, 987
A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city, 1066
Tokyo is hit by an earthquake, about 37,000 die, 1703
The first coffee is planted in Hawaii (Kona), 1817
Gyula, Count Andr·ssy, of Hungary, issues the Andrassy Note, calling for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms, 1875
Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres, 1879
The American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans, 1903
Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy, 1906
The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan, 1906
Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student, 1919
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed, 1922
Japan dedicates the first subway in the Orient (route under 2 miles long), 1927
The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award, 1948
In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record , 1981
Israel and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations, 1993
Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin, 2005
The last roll of Kodachrome film is developed by Dwayne's Photo, the only remaining Kodachrome processor at the time, concluding the film's 74-year run as a photography icon, 2009


  1. I hope it will be a better New Year for everyone.

  2. And there will be no moving until I want to move. Make the bed then. I agree with that thought process.

    Have a fabulous Feline Friday. ☺

  3. LOL when your ready take your time :-)

    Happy New Year to you :-)

  4. Poor little three-legged kitty. I would let making the bed slide that day.

    2016 was a heck of a year for some folks. Let's hope and pray 2017 is a kinder, gentler year.

  5. Very cute kitty, I don't blame him for not moving. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins. That is so sad about all the flood damage. I hope 2017 is a good year for everyone.

  6. Enjoy your last day of the year tomorrow. What a year. I hope that 2017 will give us a wonderful year. To you and your family Mimi,
    " Happy New Year " my blogging friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Hey- cats are like this! Yes indeed they are! What a lucky cat to be with YOU!

  8. Well, here is to a storm-free 2017. Have a Happy New Year.

  9. Cats are always the kings of their castle! I'm glad to hear you & your family enjoyed Christmas dinner. I'm sorry about the flood and bad storms. Your area definitely deserves a respite from that. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2017. Happy New Year!

  10. Bacon Day is a great day. :)

    I am sorry for the flooding in your area. For two years in a row, we've had flooding during the month of May. This year we also had it in April. Water everywhere, but others got it so much worse than we did here in our neighborhood. You're all in my prayers.

    Here's to a happy, healthy, and SAFE 2017 for everyone!

  11. Great answers, as always, my friend. Thank you for blogging with us! Happy New Year!


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