Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy Friday! Felines and 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!

It's such a sleepy day!


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 37: January 20, 2017

1. ________________ makes me feel old.

2.________________ makes me feel young.

3. I have ____________________.

4. __________________ is __________________.

1. When my back or shoulders hurt, it makes me feel old.

2. Music makes me feel young.  Also spending time with young people.

3. I have no clue how things are going to turn out, but i'm determined to be joyful and enjoy the ride!

4. Giving catnip to the cats is a great way to entertain yourself on a rainy afternoon!

Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Mali

Camcorder Day -- five companies agreed, this day in 1982, to cooperate and construct a camera with a built in VCR

Celtic Tree Month Beth (Birch) ends

Coffee Break Day

Day of National Mourning -- Azerbaijan (a/k/a Martyrs' Day)

Festival of Jubilation for Osiris -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate, in Busiris)

Heroes Day -- Cape Verde; Guinea-Bissau (death anniversary of Amilcar Cabral)

La Tamborrada de San Sebastian -- San Sebastian, Spain (24 hours of drumming, begun last evening)

National Buttercrunch Day

National Cheese Lover's Day

National Granola Bar Day

National Disc Jockey Day -- listed lots of places, but no particular reason given for the choice of date

Oregon Truffle Festival -- Eugene, OR, US (celebrating the high-end culinary delight that is the lowly truffle, with seminars, cooking demos, and more; through Sunday)

Penguin Awareness Day -- lots of celebrating, but no history of who started it

Porri Month begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (the name means Middle of Winter, and personifies him as Old Man Winter; often the harshest month, so greet him kindly, to soften his heart and hasten spring)
     Bondadagur (Husband's Day) -- first day of Porri (various traditions honoring the man of the house; these days, women often give the men flowers)

Sacrifices to Athena -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Slamdance -- Park City, UT, US (an independent film festival by and for film makers; through the 26th)

Stay Young Forever Day -- celebrate the child in all of us, do something fun

St. Sebastian's Day (Patron of archers, armorers, arrowsmiths/fletchers, athletes, bookbinders, diseased cattle, dying people, gardeners, gunsmiths, hardware stores, ironmongers, lace makers/lace workers, lead workers, masons, plague victims, police officers, Pontifical Swiss Guards, raquet makers, soldiers, stone masons/stone cutters; several cities, but especially of Rio de Janiero, Brazil and San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, where today is marked with celebrations; against cattle disease, enemies of religion, plague)

Take a Walk Outdoors Day -- unless it's storming, a good way to get some exercise

Tenmangu Kowakamai -- Setaka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (festival of old style Japanese dances)

Tip-Up Town USA -- Houghton Lake, MI, US (Michigan's largest family winter festival, through Sunday and next weekend, Friday-Sunday)

Birthdays Today:

Skeet Ulrich, 1969
Rainn Wilson, 1966
James Denton, 1963
Lorenzo Lamas, 1958
Bill Maher, 1956
David Lynch, 1946
Dorothy Provine, 1937
Arte Johnson, 1934
Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, 1930
Patricia Neal, 1926
Otis Dewey "Slim" whitman, 1924
Federico Fellini, 1920
DeForest Kelley, 1920
Joy Adamson, 1910
George Burns, 1896
Harold Lincoln Gray, 1894
Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, 1889
Carolus Linnaeus, 1778
André-Marie Ampère, 1775
Richard Henry Lee, 1732

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Meet the Beatles"(Album, US release), 1964

Today in History:

The first elected English Parliament called into session by the 6th Earl of Leicester, and meets in the Palace of Westminster (a/k/a Houses of Parliament), 1265
The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored, 1502
The Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) is founded in Spain to deal with American affairs, 1503
The cornerstone of Amsterdam town hall laid, 1648
The third and main part of First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip decides that Botany Bay is unsuitable for the location of a penal colony, and decides to move to Port Jackson, 1788
China cedes Hong Kong to British, 1841
L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster, 1885
The first full length talking motion picture filmed outdoors is released, "In Old Arizona", 1929
Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin deciding on "final solution" calling for extermination of Europe's Jews, 1942
The first atomic submarine, USS Nautilus, is launched at Groton, Connecticut, 1955
Witnesses report sightings of a Bottlenose whale swimming in the River Thames, the first time the species had been seen in the River Thames since records began in 1913, 2006
A three-man team, using only skis and kites, completes a 1,093-mile (1,759 km) trek to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1958 and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance, 2007


  1. Oh, Mimi, I can sympathize! When my arthritis flares, I feel ancient! But, that is life. Like you, I keep going and try not to complain. Music is a great thing. I love the old stuff; it brings back the good memories. But, not too much is more entertaining than watching cats play! Have a great weekend. Thanks for being a part of Friendly Fill-Ins. Hugs!

  2. Awww, so precious. I love kitties. I love cats. I'd have many if I wasn't allergic.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  3. Aww! what an adorable kitten :-)

    Have a kittentastic weekend :-)

  4. Thank you for participating, great answers. Aches and pains do make me feel old too. I am feeling hopeful today. Good idea about catnip :) Have a great weekend!

  5. I love to watch the pups, when I ask them if they want to go for a good as catnip!

  6. Looking at your lists, I think EVERY day should be a "take a walk outdoors day" unless the weather is really terrible. I'll do it tomorrow. :)

  7. National granola bar day? Who comes up with these?

  8. what a sweetheart! Have a lovely day!

  9. What a cute, very furry kitten! I totally agree with you about the aches and pains and the catnip! I just went to a cat cafe in my town run by two Brit ex-pats. There are tables for people, and a zillion cat boxes, cat toys, scratching posts and even couches for the 10 or so cats that live there. As opposed to the tons of feral cats that live wild in Egypt, these are domesticated sweeties, and I really enjoyed petting them! Have a great weekend!

  10. You are so right about #3 and #4. I love your shelter kitties, but I would want to take them all home! <3

  11. "La Tamborrada de San Sebastian -- San Sebastian, Spain (24 hours of drumming, begun last evening)"....I think that I would have to be somewhere else that day.haha

    I love your answer to positive and "I've got this!"...such a great attitude. :)

    Have a great week!


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