Friday, April 7, 2017

F for Feline Friday 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!

Sometimes being an adorable feline isn't easy:

Yes, I know I'm cute, now may I please get some sleep!


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 48: April 7, 2017

1. I don't understand why _________ is so popular.

2. My in-case-of-emergency person is ____________.

3. There is so much __________________!

4. I would be lost without __________________.

1. I don't understand why any of the people who are famous just for being famous are so popular.

2. My in-case-of-emergency person is my Sweetie first, then Grandpa or Grandma, and finally, one of the (now supposedly adult) children.  For all of them, the in-case-of-emergency person is me!

3. There is so much living to do and so little time!  Also there is way more on my to be read pile than i will get to in two lifetimes.

4. I would be lost without my calendars and notebooks.  When it's time to figure out where i'm supposed to be or how much i earned last year or how much we spent on car repairs or whatever, nothing beats my calendars and notebooks.

Today is:

Dogwood Festival -- Atlanta, GA, US (fine art, and beautiful trees; through Sunday)

Genocide Memorial Day -- Rwanda

Goddess Karna's Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (goddess of crying and wailing)

Hospital Admitting clerks Day -- remembering those people at the front desk who make sure you get in and to the right place

International Beaver Day -- celebrating the species that restores valuable wetlands 

International Snailpaper Day -- relax today with a hard copy of a regular, old fashioned newspaper

Mennonite Relief Sale -- Hutchinson, Kansas, US (Mennonite, Bretheren in Christ, and Amish congregations from all across the area auction quilts, grandfather clocks, furniture, tools and crafts to raise money for hunger relief worldwide, through tomorrow)

Metric System Day -- officially adopted in France on this day in 1795

Motherhood and Beauty Day -- Armenia (day the Armenian Orthodox Church celebrated the Annunciation; it is the only Church to celebrate it on this day, which is also observed as Mother's Day in this country)

National Beer Day -- US (unofficial, the celebration of the end of Prohibition)

National Coffee Cake Day

National Walk to Work Day -- US (originally sponsored by Prevention Magazine, and different from the one in September) 

No Housework Day/Let Someone Else Clean Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, enjoy this one!

Pandia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (a festival of Zeus; date approximate)

Poteet Strawberry Festival -- Poteet, TX, US (one of Texas' oldest and largest festivals; through Sunday)

Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume Day -- Tanzania

St. Saint John Baptist de La Salle's Day (Patron of educators, school principals, teachers)

Student Government Day -- US (encouraging kids to learn about how government works by learning to govern themselves) 

Tsechu Festival -- Paro, Bhutan (religious celebration in honor of Padmasambhava, with colorfully dressed monks performing masked rituals; through the 11th)

Women's Day -- Mozambique

World Health Day -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

World Health Organization is founded, 1948
Prague University is chartered by Charles IV, the first university in central Europe, 1348

Birthdays Today:

Russell Crowe, 1964
Anthony Drew "Tony" Dorsett, 1954
Jackie Chan, 1954
Janis Ian, 1951
John Oates, 1948
Gerhard Schroeder, 1944
Francis Coppola, 1939
David Frost, 1939
William Hodding Carter III, 1935
Wayne Rogers, 1933
Daniel Ellsberg, 1931
James Garner, 1928
Ravi Shankar, 1920
Billie Holiday, 1915
Walter Winchell, 1897
Bronislaw Malinowski, 1884
 John Joseph McGraw, 1873
David Grandison Fairchild, 1869
W.K. Kellogg, 1860
Walter Camp, 1859
William Ellery Channing, 1780
William Wordsworth, 1770
St. Francis Xavier, 1506

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"South Pacific"(Musical), 1949
"Monsieur Beaucaire"(Operetta), 1919
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major,"Eroica"(Beethoven Op. 55), 1805

Today in History:

Attila's Huns plunder Metz, in northern France, 451
Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I issues the first draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis, the basis for much civil law even today, 529
A crowd in Florence, Italy, storms the Convent of San Marco, demanding Fra Savonarola be turned over as they rebelled against his Bonfires of the Vanities and interference with trade, 1498
Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu, 1521
Michael Cardozo becomes the first Jewish lawyer in Brazil, 1645
American pioneers found Marietta, Ohio, as the first permanent settlement of the new Northwest Territory, 1788
France adopts the meter as the standard measure of length, 1795
The Mississippi Territory is established, 1798
English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches, 1827
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and the only one of a federal politician, 1868 
Nebraska establishes an 8 hour work day, 1891
Texas Oil Company (Texaco) is formed, 1902
An eruption of Mt. Vesuvius devastates Naples, 1906
Dr. K. Winfield Ney performs the first brain tumor operation under a local anesthesia, at Beth Israel Hospital, 1923
Using phone lines, the first long distance television image is sent, of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover, from Washington, D.C. to NYC, 1927
Booker T. Washington becomes the first African-American depicted on a postage stamp in the US, 1940
Syria is officially recognized as independent from France, 1946
Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech, 1954
Spain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco, 1956
IBM announces the System/360, 1964
The publication of RFC1 marks the symbolic birth of the Internet, 1969
Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter, 1978
During STS-6, astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk, 1983
Mars Odyssey is launched, 2001
Mass protests begin across Moldova under the belief that results from the parliamentary election are fraudulent, 2009
Following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, Joyce Banda becomes President of Malawi, 2012


  1. Seeings your so cute I agree to let you sleep heheh!

    Have a cutetastic weekend :-)

  2. That is a very cute kitten. Thanks for participating in the fill-ins, you always have great answers. I know what you mean about so much to read and not enough time, I have over 600 books on my Goodreads "to read" list. There are a lot of people like The Kardashians that are famous for no reason other than having money and they don't even set a good example with it, they just buy expensive clothes and shoes, so sad. Have a great weekend!

  3. Awww, so adorable. I love Feline Friday. Okay, I love kitties.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. Well, cuteness requires beauty sleep. I know this from experience.

  5. Oh, my - Snailpaper day. What a wonderful word. Snailpaper. I love it!

  6. Love your fill-ins, your writing is always so creative. I agree with you about the calendars and notebooks. I would be lost without mine.

  7. I hear you totally on #3! We have over 50,000 books in our Kindle and what feels like about that many coming in print form each week (we review books now). We'd have to live two lifetimes each and then some to get through that stack. haha

    I wish I'd known about this one, "No Housework Day/Let Someone Else Clean Day" before I started the laundry. :)

    This one sounds totally terrifying to me:
    "Dr. K. Winfield Ney performs the first brain tumor operation under a local anesthesia, at Beth Israel Hospital, 1923"

    I wouldn't want to be awake for brain surgery (or eye surgery!) on ANY level. Knock me out cold!

    Your posts always have such interesting information. Thank you!

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

  8. That orange and black combo is very tiger-ish! I totally agree about those awful famous-for-nothing people. We need true heroes, not spoiled rich kids. You'd be my emergency contact too! ;)

  9. I can't understand the whole famous for being famous thing either. We live in a weird world now. Our to be read stack grows more and more each day.

  10. Oh my heavens...what a sweet face that kitten has! I need to try to join you for Feline Friday. I used to do that many moons ago. I miss it.
    Wow, your answers are really good ones. I do not understand the popularity of many of these people who are paid enormous sums for...what?! Remember when people had to earn both: popularity and money. Good grief. I hear you when it comes to keeping track of everything. I do that, too! Happy Palm Sunday!

  11. Awww soft kitty, sleepy kitty... :)
    I love my big family calendar!!! It has been a godsend in helping me stay organized lately!
    And for real, based on what appears to be the standards for talent, we ALL could be famous!


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