Friday, May 12, 2017

Feline Friday: Conversation with The Duchess / 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!

At Ms. G's house, i had a conversation with The Duchess.

Me:  Duchess?

This better be important.

Me:  You do realize you are lying on the clean laundry, right?

And your point?

Me:  My point is now the clean laundry is covered with cat hair!

You disturbed me to tell me that!  I'm going back to 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 53: May 12, 2017

1. My favorite cereal is _________________.

2. My prom ____________________.

3. The                         thing about                     is                     .
4. I cannot help                            , but                                     .

1. My favorite cereal is Ezekiel (like the Ezekiel bread) cereal with coconut water on it.  Yes, i'm a weird vegan, but they know me in my world and i don't hurt anyone.
2. My prom did not see me.  It was an all girls Catholic school, and my parents wouldn't let me date, so i had no one to ask to go with me. 
3. The most fun thing about having children is life is never boring.
4. I cannot help everyone, but that won't stop me from helping those i can.

Today is:

Blueberry Hill Open Dart Tournament -- St. Louis, MO, US (America's oldest and largest pub dart tournament; through Sunday)

Canadian Tulip Festival -- Ottawa, Canada (the largest tulip festival in the world; through the 23rd)

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day -- US (on the Friday before Mother's Day, to recognize the important role of child care providers in society today) 

Day of Purification of All Things -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Electra Goat BBQ Cook Off & Craft Show -- Electra, TX, US (with a salsa dance contest, Cow Patty Drop, live bands, games, a Jackpot Steak & Beans Competition, there is something here for everyone; through tomorrow)

Fairy Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Royal Humans Disbanded -- Fairy Calendar (and don't ask how we blew it)

Fes Musiques Sacrees du Monde -- Fez, Morocco (Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, with all types of sacred music featured, from Spanish gypsy laments to Sufi chanting and everything between; through the 20th)

Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks, Skates, and Rays a Voice -- Whale Times or Shark Research Institute (to raise awareness and encourage advocacy to protect elasmobranchs)    

Hug Your Cat Day  -- another date given on many sites, and here's some advice about how to do it safely 

International CFS/ME Awareness Day -- bringing awareness about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis 

International Nurses Day -- birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale

Lailat al-Bara'ah (Shab Barat) -- Islam (Night of Forgiveness, or sometimes Night of Records, a preparation for Ramadan; began at sunset yesterday, local custom dates may vary)

Lilac Festival -- Rochester, NY, US (a beautiful ten days of the biggest and best lilac festival anywhere)

Limerick Day -- birth anniversary of Edward Lear

Military Spouse Appreciation Day -- US (Friday before Mother's Day)

National Nutty Fudge Day

Odometer Day -- actually first called a "roadometer", it measured wagon wheel revolutions, as 360 of them made a mile, and was invented and first used this day by William Clayton, Orson Pratt, and Appleton Milo Harmon, Mormon pioneers traveling to Utah in 1847

Olde May Day (Julian Calendar)

One Day Without Shoes -- originally sponsored by Toms Shoes, to raise global awareness for children's health and education, which can be compromised when they do not have shoes 

Pilgrimage to Fatima -- Fatima, Portugal (procession, mass, and etc. to commemorate the first appearance of the Virgin of the Rosary to the three shepherd children on this day in 1917)

Rotuma Day -- Rotuma, Fiji

Saint Andrew, the First Called Day -- Georgia

Snellman Day/Day of Finnish Identity -- Finland

Store Bededag -- Denmark; Faroe Islands; Greenland (Great Prayer Day)

St. Diomma of Kildimo's Day (Patron of Kildimo, County Limerick, Ireland)

St. Francis Patrizi's Day (Patron of reconciliations)

St. Pancras' Day (2nd Ice Saint; Patron of children, oaths, treaties; Albano, Italy; Iserlohn, Germany; Pontevico, Italy; Sestino, Italy; against cramps, false witness, headaches, and perjury)

Anniversaries Today:

Mick Jagger marries Bianca De Macias, 1971
Eddie Fisher marries Elizabeth Taylor, 1959 
Coronation of George VI of England, 1937
Maria Theresa of Austria is crowned Queen of Bohemia, 1743
National University of San Marcos is founded in Lima, Peru (oldest in the Americas), 1551
Jagiellonian University is fouded in Krakow, Poland (oldest in Poland), 1364
Richard I (Lionheart) of England marries Berengaria of Navarre, 1191

Birthdays Today:

Emily VanCamp, 1986
Cheryl Burke, 1984
Jason Biggs, 1978
MacKenzie Astin, 1973
Christian Campbell, 1972
Jamie Luner, 1971
Kim Fields, 1969
Tony Hawk, 1968
Stephen Baldwin, 1966
Emilio Estevez, 1962
Ving Rhames, 1961
Kim Greist, 1958
Bruce Boxleitner, 1951
Gabriel Byrne, 1950
Lindsay Crouse, 1948
Steve Winwood, 1948
Millie Perkins, 1938
George Carlin, 1937
Tom Snyder, 1936
Frank Stella, 1936
Burt Bacharach, 1929
Yogi Berra, 1925
Mary Kay Ash, 1918
Katharine Hepburn, 1907
Florence Nightingale, 1820
Edward Lear, 1812

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music"(Musical revue), 1981
"Mary Had a Little Lamb"(Paul McCartney & Wings single release), 1972
"The Poisoned Kiss, or The Empress and the Necromancer"(Opera), 1936
The Symphony No. 1 in F minor(Shostakovich Op. 10), 1926
"L'elisir d'amore / The Elixir of Love"(Opera), 1832

Today in History:

Antipope  Nicholas V, a claimant to the papacy, is consecrated in Rome, 1328
Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief  of to the Rathore clan, founds Jodhpur, India, 1459
Philip Lenzi places the first ice cream advertisement, in the NY Gazette, 1777
Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers; it later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses, 1789
The Manitoba Act is given the Royal Assent, paving the way for Manitoba to become a province of Canada on July 15, 1870
US District Court Judge J. Dundy rules, in Standing Bear vs. George Crook, that Native Americans are persons within the meaning of the laws of the United States, 1879
Tunisia  becomes a French protectorate, 1881
In the North-West Rebellion, the four-day Battle of Batoche, pitting rebel M├ętis against the Canadian  government, comes to an end with a decisive rebel defeat, 1885
Ten weeks after his abduction, the infant son of Charles Lindbergh is found dead in Hopewell, New Jersey, 1932
Konrad Zuse presents the Z3, the world's first working programmable, fully automatic computer, in Berlin, 1941
A formal North American Aerospace Defense Command agreement is signed between the United States and Canada, 1958
West Germany and Israel establish diplomatic relations, 1965
The U.S. merchant ship Mayaguez seized by Cambodian forces in international waters, 1975
South Africa prisoner Nelson Mandela sees his wife for 1st time in 22 years, 1984
Amy Eilberg is ordained in New York as 1st woman Conservative rabbi, 1985
Fred Markham of the US becomes the first person to pedal a bike at 65mph unaided by wind, 1986
Ingrid Baeyens becomes the first Belgian woman to ascend Mount Everest, 1992
Russia and chechnya sign a peace agreement after 400 years of conflict, 1997
The Texas, US, legislature is brought to a standstill when 59 Democratic lawmakers go into hiding in a dispute with Republicans over redistricting, 2003
An 8.0 earthquake in southwest China kills more than 69,000 people, 2008
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the second-longest-reigning monarch in British history, 2011 


  1. I think Duchess has a point how very dare you LOL

    Have a regaltastic FF :-)

  2. Duchess is adorable. Kitties have to do so much work on clean laundry to get their scent and fur back on. Thank you for your great fill-ins answers. I am so impressed that you are vegan, I would like to at least be a vegetarian, but I find it hard when I have to still cook meat for the hubby. Glad your kids keep you from being bored :) Same here with cats. Have a great weekend! XO

  3. Do you realize that having a cat means having cat hairs around the entire house and I mean everywhere. But you know Mimi, they are so cute.

    Have a beautiful Friday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. I took the best picture of my meow this morning. I woke up about 5 am and she was laying there, looking all adorable. I will have to look into the link up. I would love to share her..picture...not actually her.

    Like Duchess, my Maggie enjoys a clean pile of laundry.

  5. You have some nerve disturbing a cat.

  6. I'm sure we all think everyday is hug your cat day! I love all the trivia you posted!

  7. Your comments on the Ezekiel cereal reminded me I had meant to make Ezekiel bread one of these days, it always sounded interesting. For a breakfast cereal I would add raisins. I might try answering those questions myself, in my own mind, they are interesting aren't they? As for the cat conversation, it certainly figures! I do believe that is exactly what she was thinking! :)

  8. Cat hair happens... all the time on our clean laundry

  9. especially do not disturb if the laundry IS STILL WARM!

  10. Mimi, you rock. I am sure you help more than you even know. I wish you a beautiful mother's day, because you really deserve it. Enjoy! Hugs.

  11. Children have added that fun element to our lives, too. Who could get by without having made a diaper out of newspaper in an emergency? Have a great weekend.

  12. Your answer to #3 is absolutely right! There is always something going on and you never know what they are going to say or do next. :)

    Your history tidbits has had me chasing bunnies for hours now, reading about Queen Victoria (now the second-longest reining British monarch - Elizabeth surpassed her) and about all the castles involved with their families. It was fascinating reading. Thank you for these history lessons!

    Have a blessed weekend. :)


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