Friday, February 24, 2017

Feline Balancing Act 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!

Dansig likes to "sleep dangerously":

Sometimes he doesn't quite stay balanced and tumbles off when he turns over!


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 42: February 24, 2017

1. I wish _____________________________ would come back in style.

2. I always have _____________________ in my purse (or wallet for men).

3. I think that I ___________________.

4. ___________________ is a pet peeve of mine.

1. I wish common sense and behaving with respect would come back in style.  Not being a fashion maven, there's no particular clothing trend from years past that i am crazy with longing to wear, but these two items making a comeback would transform our world!

2. I always have ID, proof of both health and auto insurance, debit card, and library card in my wallet.  Other stuff i could live without, those are the essentials.

3. I think that i will never have enough time to read everything i want to get to read.  In fact, it would take several lifetimes.

4. People wanting their half out of the middle is a pet peeve of mine.

Today is:

Amun in the Festival of Raising Heaven -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Dragobete -- Romania (lover's day, and the day birds choose a mate, also considered by locals as the first day of spring)

Flag Day -- Mexico

Giving of Shoes -- Fairy Calendar

Gregorian Calendar Day -- Gregory XIII issued the Papal Bull requiring Roman Catholics to adopt his calendar reform on this day; the effective date of adoption was to be Oct. 4, 1582

Heritage Day -- Yukon Territory, Canada

Iseseisvuspaev/Independence Day -- Estonia(1918)

National Artist Day -- Thailand

National Tortilla Chip Day

N'cwala -- Zambia (Thanksgiving festival, celebrated with traditional dance, music, and specially brewed beer)

Nylon Toothbrush Day -- the first ones went on sale this date in 1938

Obnoxious Day -- probably started as a joke, the only ones who benefit from this day are the ecard companies

Regifugium -- Ancient Roman Calendar (flight of the king)

St. Æthelberht of Kent's Day (first Christian King of the Anglo-Saxons; some have his day listed tomorrow instead)

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering -- Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX, US (annual gathering of cowboys for poetry readings and music; through tomorrow)

Women in Blue Jeans Conference -- Mitchell, SD, US (celebrating women in agriculture; through tomorrow)

Anniversaries Today:

Hadassah is founded, 1912
Western Washington University is established, 1899
The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America, 1893

Birthdays Today:

Billy Zane, 1966
Kristin Davis, 1965
Eddie Murray, 1956
Paula Zahn, 1956
Steven Jobs, 1955
Alain Prost, 1955
Helen Shaver, 1951
George Thorogood, 1950
Edward James Olmos, 1947
Rupert Holmes, 1947
Barry Bostwick, 1945
Joe Lieberman, 1942
James Farentino, 1938
Renata Scotto, 1937
Michel Legrand, 1932
Mark Lane, 1927
Stephen Hill, 1922
Abe Vigoda, 1921
Chester W. Nimitz, 1885
Honus Wagner, 1874
Winslow Homer, 1836
Wilhelm Karl Grimm, 1786
Ibn Battutah, 1304
Emperor Toba of Japan, 1103

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Peer Gynt"(Play), 1876
"Rinaldo"(HWV 7), 1711
"L'Orfeo"(SV318), 1607

Today in History:

St. Francis of Assisi, age 26, receives his vocation in Portiuncula, Italy, 1208
In the first imperial coronation by a pope,Charles V is crowned by Clement V, 1530
Pope Gregory XIII, by decree, institutes what is now known as the Gregorian Calendar, correcting the older Julian Calendar, 1582
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance, 1607
The London première of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage, 1711
The US Supreme Court first declares a law unconstitutional (Marbury v Madison), 1803
London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute, 1804
The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West, 1831
William Otis of Pennsylvania patents the steam shovel, 1839
The first parade to have floats is staged at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1868
Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached, 1868
The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries, 1875
China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty, 1881
Chicago is selected to host the Columbian Exposition, 1890
Rudolf Diesel receives a patent for the diesel engine, 1893
Hudson Motor Car Company is founded, 1909
National Public Radio is founded in the United States, 1970
The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal, 1980
Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer, 1981
A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II, 1983
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie, 1989
The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church, 1996*
Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea, 2007
Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years, 2008
Final launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery, 2011

*The Romans counted Feb. 24 twice in leap years, instead of adding Feb. 29; that continued in some areas of the former Roman Empire until 1996


  1. Dansig, that does look like a kind of dangerous place to nap. But you sure are a good looking orange kitty. Have a great day.

  2. MessyMimi, Common sense and respect would be two nice comeback kids to our society. If folks have a wakening of the heart then we might see these attributes in others again. Have a good day and better weekend!

  3. LOL right on the edge what a daredevil Dansig is :-)

    Have a sleepytastic Friday :-)

  4. Dansig on the edge. #1 would certainly help heal much of society's ills, #2 I would add tissues, #3 yes, too many books, too little time, and #4 people who stand too close behind me in line.

  5. Dansig will probably climb back up the chair to continue his nap after the tumble.

  6. Poor baby. I had a cat like that once and he did pretty much the same thing. Never seemed to hurt himself though.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. Have an even better weekend. ☺

  7. I totally enjoyed my visit here this morning... visiting from Friendly Fill-ins. I love cats, so I enjoyed meeting Dansig. I am with you on #1 and #4 on your Fill-ins. I want to come back and browse... adding you to my Feedly Reader, I didn't see a way to sign up for email subscription.

  8. Dansig is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. I know what you mean about not enough time to read, I have over 600 books on my "want to read" list on Goodreads. Have a great weekend!

  9. I used to have a cat that fell off the bed regularly at night, I think he slept too soundly. Then he would glower at me as if I pushed him. :-) Yes, please, #1 of your fill-ins. Both seem to become more rare with every passing year. It isn't all that hard to treat others with a little respect and kindness!

  10. Best to only let Dansig sleep on chairs with short legs.

  11. Like Dansig, Maggie tends to sleep like that! She is always hanging over the edge...and falls, unfortunately. She dislocated her knee a few years ago. She is not very graceful, bless her big, sweet heart.
    Your answers are great. I could not agree with you more: Common sense and respect are in short supply. Selfishness is very much the normal way, now. It is sad. Too many want pity for what they want, instead of being thankful for what they do have. Too much "me-me-me". When you do not have much, you learn. HUGS.

  12. I had a cat who loved sleeping atop the TV. He fell off regularly and it was a long way down. Same cat used to sleep so close to the space heater that he singed his fur! None of my girl cats did that. Yes, this world really needs common sense & respect, plus a dash of tolerance and kindness, too. Have a great weekend!

  13. He likes to sleep on the edge! Cheers!

  14. Ditto on the common sense and the manners! And there is never enough time to read all the things I want to read. How do I get a job that just pays me to read all day?


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