Friday, February 3, 2017

Look-Alike Felines and Fill-In Fun

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.  Right now, Steve is recovering from surgery, so Sandee of Comedy Plus is hosting.

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 Sandee'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!

These little apples didn't fall far from the mama tree:

Black and white mama and babies.

They are very active much of the time.


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 39:  February 3, 2017

1. My middle name is __________________.

2. ______________________ surprises.

3. The Super Bowl ______________________.

4. My favourite sport is _____________________.

1. My middle name is mimi.  Yes, messy is my first name, and i came by it honest.

2. When it comes down to it, i don't much like surprises.  Part of me wants to be in control and know what's going on all the time.  That's probably also why i don't drink and have no interest in doing drugs, the lack of control of my thoughts and actions would make me crazy.

3. The Super Bowl only interests me if the (S)Ain'ts are playing.

4. My favorite sport is lying on a couch, eating bonbons.  It's not a sport i indulge in, but in a perfect world, i'd be the champion of this!

Today is:

Bubble Gum Day -- US Schools (with the principal's permission, pay a $.50 fine and get to chew gum at school today; money is to be donated to a charity the school chooses) 

Chiang Mai Flower Festival -- Chiang Mai, Thailand (if you love flowers, go to this one year, the whole city is bedecked and species shown include 1,000 varieties of orchids; through Sunday)

Day of Remembrance for Oleg the Prophet -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan

Four Chaplains Day -- US (by act of Congress, honoring the four chaplains of the Dorchester who gave their life jackets to others and went down with the ship on Feb. 3, 1943)

Fukuju no mai (Jimai) -- Sensouji Temple, Japan (dance of the seven gods of fortune)

Give Kids A Smile Day -- US (ADA sponsors dentists giving free care to children from low-income families)

Halfway Point of Winter/Summer -- which it is depends, of course, on your hemisphere; enjoy that cold weather will warm soon, or that cooler temps will relieve your hot spells

Heroes' Day -- Mozambique

James Dean Birthday Celebration -- Fairmount, IN, US (the town he grew up in celebrates James Dean's birthday thrugh Sunday, with a movie screening, refreshments, and more)

Magnolia and Fish Jubilee -- Fairy Calendar

Martyr's Day -- Sao Tome and Principe

National Carrot Cake Day

National Wear Red Day -- US (wear red for women's heart health awareness)

Nuestra Señora de Suyapa -- Honduras (Festival of the Virgin of Suyapa, Patroness of Honduras)

Otaru Yuki Akari no Michi -- Otaru, Japan (Snow Light Path Festival; through the 12th)

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival -- Saranac Lake, NY, US (oldest winter festival in the eastern US, a ten day celebration with this year's theme as "Adirondack Wildlife")

Setsubun-sai (Bean-Throwing Festival) -- Japan/Shinto (many fests throughout Japan) 

St. Anskar's Day (patron of Denmark, Scandinavia, Sweden; Bremen, Germany; Hamburg, Germany)

St. Blaise's Day/Blessing of Throats Day (Patron of animals, builders, carvers, healthy throats, stonecutters, veterinarians, wool-combers, wool weavers; Dalmatia; Anguillara Sabazia, Italy; Bovolone, Italy; Camastra, Sicily, Italy; Cassano allo Ionio, Italy; Castellania, Italy; Doues, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Militello, Sicily, Italy; Montecatini Val di Cecina, Italy; Palombara Sabina, Italy; Pietrasanta, Italy; Revello, Italy; Sacrofano, Italy; against coughs, goiters, throat diseases, whooping cough, wild beasts)

Takisanji Oni Matsuri -- Takisan-ji Temple, Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

The Day the Music Died -- anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson)

Veterans' Day -- Thailand

Winterlude Festival -- Ottawa, ON, Canada (enjoy parades, dances, snow races, and more; through the 20th, with most of the festivities on weekends)

Anniversaries Today:

Jean-Claude van Damme weds Darcy Lapier, 1994
Wake Forest University is established, 1834

Birthdays Today:

Isla Fisher, 1976
Maura Tierney, 1965
Keith Gordon, 1961
Thmas Calabro, 1959
Nathan Lane, 1956
Morgan Fairchild, 1950
Dave Davies, 1947
Blythe Danner, 1943
Fran Tarkenton, 1940
Shelley Berman, 1926
Joey Bishop, 1918
Simone Weil, 1909
James Michener, 1907
Norman Rockwell, 1894
Gertrude Stein, 1874
Elizabeth Blackwell, 1821
Horace Greeley, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Victor Borge Show"(TV), 1951
The Three Caballeros(Cartoon Film; US debut), 1945 
"Face the Music"(Musical), 1932
"Le carnaval romain"(Berlioz, Op. 9), 1844
"Semiramide"(Opera, Rossini), 1823

Today in History

Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope, becoming the first known European to travel so far south, 1488
The first paper money in America is issued by the colony of Massachusetts, 1690
Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants, 1743
The Dutch States-General forbid the export of windmills, 1752
Spain recognizes US independence, 1783
The world's first commercial cheese factory is established in Switzerland, 1815
The sovereignty of Greece is confirmed in a London Protocol, 1830
The Wisconsin Supreme Court declares the US Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional,1855
Emperor Meiji becomes the 122nd emperor of Japan, 1867
The 15th Amendment to the US Constitution, guaranteeing Black suffrage, is passed, 1870
Albert Spalding, with only $800, starts a sporting goods company, which eventually manufactured the first official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, and football (American style football), 1876
Circus owner P.T. Barnum buys Jumbo the elephant, 1882
The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution, the income tax, is ratified, 1913
Canada's original Parliament building, in Ottowa, burns down, 1916
Percival Prattis becomes the first African-American news correspondent allowed in the United States House of Representatives and Senate press galleries, 1947
A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson and the incident becomes known as The Day the Music Died, 1959
British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the "a wind of change" of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government was likely to support decolonisation, 1960
The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon, 1966
In Cairo, Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress, 1969
New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption, 1971
John Buster and the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth, 1984
Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, 1995
The New York Giants defeated the heavily favored and previously undefeated 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, 17-14, in what is known to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history, 2008


  1. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. That is a cute middle name. I feel the same about surprises and being in control which is why I don't drink either.
    Those cow kitties and mama are so adorable! Have a great weekend!

  2. Those cute kitties look exactly like their mama cat. Have a great day!

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  3. oh my like their mom! Have a great day Mimi!!

  4. Awww, so cute. If I wasn't allergic I'd take them all so mama could raise her young. Okay, I'd do that for her somewhat.

    I thought Mimi was your name. Now I know it's Messy.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  5. Aww! ain't they cute heheh!

    Have a kittentastic day :-)

  6. Those kittens look so much like their mother. Cute little guys.

  7. As far as names go, Messy is different, and I like different!

  8. Those kittens look my Jack. So cute.

  9. What a fun post today! I love the "cow-kittys" and their matching mom. Not so common for them all to be the same. I feel exactly like you do about surprises. I want to join your bonbons team, I think I'd be a star player! :-)

  10. What adorable kittens! I'm totally with you on the control thing. I never understand drinking or taking drugs. All the problems are still there in the morning. "My favorite sport is lying on a couch, eating bonbons." Haha! I'd love a sport like that!

  11. I need that whole kitten-kaboodle of matching kits!
    I am so with you on the self-control thing. I have been told it is annoying, but, I know myself. No drinking, no drugs, just the real deal. Reading and writing good for fiction. Hugs!


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