Friday, May 26, 2017

Feline Friday with "Biscuits" 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!

Someone had mercy on "Biscuits" (Hibiscus) and gave her a bigger box:




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 55: May 26, 2017

1. My idea of roughing it is _____________.

2. I never get sick of talking about ____________.

3. My youth ___________________.

4. My "golden years" __________________

My idea of roughing it is a hotel with no room service.  (No, wait, that's Grandma's idea of roughing it.  Sorry, i couldn't resist.)  Anything that keeps me outdoors getting bitten by mosquitoes counts as roughing it these days.

I never get sick of talking about what i'm learning in Bible study.  That's the church lady in me coming out.

My youth was misspent, as is just about everyone's.  After all, there are always things we could have done better had we known better.

My "golden years" will, i hope, be full of love and ministry.

Today is:

Alma Highland Festival and Games -- Alma College, Alma, Michigan (annual celebration of Scottish heritage, with world class entertainment and fun; through Sunday)

Azalea Festival -- Brookings, OR, US (with a parade and street fair and bonsai, as well as azaleas and more; through Memorial Day)

Bob Day -- an internet holiday i couldn't confirm, but if your name is Bob, you deserve a special day just for having that name!

Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Day -- Waterloo, NY, US (the 149th observance at the National Birthplace of Memorial Day includes a car show, crafts, food, races, a biker rally and more; through observed Memorial Day, and again on the 30th, which is traditional Memorial Day)

Crown Prince's Birthday -- Denmark

Down East Spring Birding Festival -- Cobscook Bay, ME, US (through Memorial Day)

Don't Fry Day -- another day to raise awareness of the need for sun protection through the summer 

Dracula Day -- Bram Stoker's Dracula went on sale this day in 1897

Dzien Matkl -- Poland (Mother's Day)

Festival of the Valley -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (celebration of the movement of Amun from the East Bank of Thebes to the West Bank; it involved giving flowers and sharing food with the dead)

Florida Folk Festival -- White Springs, FL, US (a true celebration of Florida's folk heritage; through Sunday)

Goblin Races -- Fairy Calendar

Grubstake Days -- Yucca Valley, CA, US (parade, carnival, races, horseshoes tourney, beard growing contest, fun! through Memorial Day)

Heat Awareness Safety Day -- US (your guv'mint at work, and actually doing something right that you should pay heed to for once)

Holiday of the Receiving of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Independence Day -- Georgia(1918); Guyana(1966)

Iris Festival -- Sumter, SC, US (fun, food, music, and beautiful flowers; through Sunday)

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

National Cherry Dessert Day

National Day of Healing -- Australia (formerly called National Sorry Day; to express regret for the ill treatment of Aboriginal Peoples of Australia)

National Death Busters Day -- US, because the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in the US is the most dangerous for driving; be careful out there!

National Paper Airplane Day -- not an official holiday, but go make one, and have a blast; some people even organize contests

National Polka Festival -- Ennis, TX, US (everyone is invited to enjoy this festival, through Sunday)

National Wig Out Day -- US (on the Friday before Memorial Day, Kate and Alice Clark encourage you to don your wig and your alter ego and have fun!)

Northwest Folklife Festival -- Seattle, WA, US (ethnic and traditional arts event celebrating world cultures; through Monday)

Pitlochry Festival Theatre -- Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland (plays, concerts, exhibitions, tours and talks; through mid-October)

Portland Rose Festival -- Portland, OR, US (over 50 events, including three parades, dragon boat races, and more celebrate a city full of roses; through June 10)

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day -- Hawai'i

Ramadan begins -- Islam (at sunset, through the evening of June 25)

Sacramento Music Festival (formerly the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee) -- Sacramento, CA, US (some of the best music from around North America; through Monday)

Sally Ride Day -- US (birth anniversary of America's first woman in space)

Spoleto Festival USA -- Charleston, SC, US (a premier performing arts festival; through June 11)

St. Augustine of Canterbury's Day (First Archbishop of Canterbury and Patron of England; feast day in the Anglican Communion and most Eastern Churches)

St. Philip Neri's Day (Patron of Gravina, Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, and Rome, Italy; the United States Army Special Forces)

Thargelia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (birthday festival of Apollo and Artemis; through tomorrow, date approximate)

Tivoli Fest -- Elk Horn, IA, US (annual celebration of the area's Danish roots; through Sunday)

World Lindy Hop Day -- Frankie Manning's birth anniversary 

Anniversaries Today:

Boston University is founded by the Massachusetts legislature, 1869

Birthdays Today:

Helena Bonham Carter, 1966
Lenny Kravitz, 1964
Genie Francis, 1962
Sally Ride, 1951
Pam Grier, 1949
Philip Michael Thomas, 1949
Hank Williams, Jr., 1949
Stevie Nicks, 1948
Brent Musburger, 1939
Miles Davis, 1926
James Arness, 1923
Peggy Lee, 1920
Jay Silverheels, 1919
Frankie Manning, 1914
Peter Cushing, 1913
Robert Morley, 1908
John Wayne, 1907
Dorothea Lange, 1895
Al Jolson, 1886

Today in History:

Armenian rebels battle the Sassanid empire and win the right to openly practice Christianity, 451
An earthquake  strikes Kamakura, Japan, killing about 30,000, 1293
Geneva  expels John Calvin and his followers from the city, 1538
Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, 1647
Lewis and Clark first see the Rocky Mountains, 1805
The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress, 1830
Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners, 1857
The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote, 1868
Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia, 1894
Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1896
The first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made, 1908
The world's longest-lasting tornado, lasting for over 7 hours and traveling 293 miles, strikes Mattoon, Illinois, 1917
British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana, 1966
Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing, 1969
The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2, 1970
Willandra National Park is established in Australia, 1972
George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center, 1977
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people, injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed, 1983
The European Community adopts the European flag, 1986
Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era, 1991
The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York, 1998
Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes, 2003
The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skepticism towards sources during the build-up to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, 2004
The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 6,600 people, leaves 200,000 homeless, 2006*

*Occurred 22:54 GMT May 26, 05:54 Local Time May 27, so some sources date it today, some tomorrow


  1. Well that was nice of them to get "Biscuits" a bigger box she will be wanting a mansion next heheh!

    Have a boxtastic weekend :-)

  2. That looks like a really high maintenance cat.

  3. A bigger box is always good. You could even get a bigger one. Just saying.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. I love the name Hibiscus; but, I love "Biscuits", too. Adorable pictures.
    They say that youth is wasted on the young. I agree.
    But, Mimi, you are wonderful. Truly. Hugs.

  5. What a coincidence. I was just watching a video recipe about biscuits, then I come here and ironically find Biscuits. meeeeow!!!

  6. Poor little Biscuits. I'm glad she was able to land a bigger box. I hope she lands a forever home soon.

  7. Bible study is a great thing to talk about. Good answers. Have a good weekend.

  8. I enjoyed your blog hop entries! Youth is definitely wasted on the young! LOL!

  9. What a lovely cat -- such blue eyes! I hate mosquitoes - Roughing it is my own house when my mosquito deterrent disks run out! lol

  10. Biscuits is a beautiful kitty. :)

    After our Valentine's Day tornadoes, and apparently more not too far from here over this past week, the thought of the following is just horrifying:

    "The world's longest-lasting tornado, lasting for over 7 hours and traveling 293 miles, strikes Mattoon, Illinois, 1917"

    I wonder what it measured on the Fujita(sp) scale and where all was hit by it? One of our Valentine's Day tornadoes (there were 6 that morning) was an F-5 in a little town down the road from here. This whole area was a big mess, trees down everywhere. In the town with the F-5, many homes were devastated. A few here in our town had trees land in them.

    Here's to a safe spring and summer to all of us!

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

  11. Love all your answers, Mimi! And WooHoo! that someone gave that beautiful cat a bigger box to lounge in! :) Hope you're having a great weekend!

    Camping, Youth and Golden Years – Friendly Fill-Ins for Friday Fun while Celebrating the Small Things

  12. Great answers to the fill-ins. I prefer to be away from mosquitoes too,but my cats make holes in the screens so one gets inside sometimes. Thank you for the kind words you left on my loss of Snowball. XO


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