Friday, June 23, 2017

Feline Hammock Time 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.
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The new hammocks in the colony rooms are the place to be!


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 59: June 23, 2017

1. A recurring dream I have is ________________.

2. Turn ______________ into ____________.

3.                              is driving me crazy!

4. Lately, I have been                        

A recurring dream i have is -- actually, most mornings i don't remember having any dreams the night before, and if i do remember dreaming, i mostly have impressions, not memories of the dream itself.

Turn every day into a special day by finding something to celebrate.  That's one reason i include the facts and information and daily celebrations from around the world here.

Traffic is driving me crazy!  The only thing that could turn this teetotaler into a drinking woman is the traffic.

Lately, i have been enjoying my evenings on the porch (when it's not raining) with Tripod Sissycat.

Today is:

Anubis Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Colorado Brewers' Festival -- Fort Collings, CO, US (celebrate Colorado's rich brewing history with over 30 breweries; through Sunday)

Dandruff Dance -- Fairy Calendar (Goblins and Gnomes)

Falconry Festival -- El Haouaria, Tunisia (four days of celebrating the art of falconry, which is passed from fathers to sons in "the country of the eagle", with breeders from aroound the world)

Father's Day -- Nicaragua; Poland

Festival of the Purple Void -- only one internet reference, and not explained there, either, but since purple is my favorite color, and a Purple Void sound like something fun to celebrate, i'm including it!

Festivals of Het-Hert and Bast, and Great Feast of the Southern Heavens -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Grand Duke's Birthday & National Day -- Luxembourg

Grantsville Days -- Grantsville, MD, US (annual homecoming weekend, with fun for all; through Sunday)

Heidi Festival -- New Glarus, Wisconsin (celebrations of the town's Swiss heritage; through Sunday)

Hjemkomst and Annual Viking Festival -- Moorhead, MN, US (celebrating all things Nordic, with exhibitions from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweeden and Saami Land; through tomorrow)

Jumatul Bidah/Jumat-ul Wida -- Bangladesh; JK, UK, & UP, India

Kaposia Days -- South St. Paul, MN, US (Kaposia, or "Little Crows Village," was a seasonal American Indian settlement within the city limits of what is now St. Paul, MN, and a family oriented city festival is now held paying tribute to the orignal name; through Sunday)

Kupala -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (Summer Solstice celebration, always on St. John's Eve, as the pagans hid their celebration by naming it "Ivan Kupala", their name for John the Baptist)

Let It Go Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; whatever you are holding on to, just let it go and the day will get better

Louisiana Peach Festival -- Ruston, LA, US (Ruston grows some peaches worth celebrating! through tomorrow)

Midsummer's Eve Holiday -- Aland; Finland; Sweden

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism -- Canada

National Pecan Sandy Day

National Pink Day -- the color or the flower, your choice, because the creator didn't leave a trail explaining it

Newport Flower Show -- Newport, RI, US (New England's premier summer flower show; through Sunday)

Pink Flamingo Day -- honoring Don Featherstone, creator of the original pink plastic flamigo lawn ornament; decorate your lawn with at least four pink flamigos, the minimum number needed for a flock 

Poop Out Early Day -- act pooped out, see if you can cut out early; your success at pooping out early may vary

Public Service Day -- UN

Purple Hull Pea Festival and World Champion Rotary Tiller Contest -- Emerson, AR, US (the tiny town of Emerson, population 368, puts on a big show that also includes a World Cup Purplehull Pea-Shelling competiton)

Sacred Heart of Jesus -- Catholic Christian

SAT Math Day -- birth anniversary of Alan Turing

Sternwheeler Days/Mountain Men Rendezvous -- Port Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR, US (reliving the days of the mountain men; through Sunday)

St. Agrippina (Patron against bacterial diseases and infections, evil spirits, leprosy, storms and thunder; of Mineo, Italy)

St. Ethelreda's Day (Patron of those with neck and throat ailments, widows; University of Cambridge)

St. John's Eve -- start or culmination of many midsummer festivals, including:
     Dragaica Fair -- Buzau, Romania
     Golowan Festival -- Cornwall
     Jaaniohtu -- Estonia   
     Kupala Days begin -- Belarus; Poland; Russia; Ukraine
     Ligo / Lani -- Latvia (pagan midsummer celebration originally dedicated to the god Janis
     Midsummer Eve -- Denmark; Sweden
     Midsummer Festival -- Portugal

St. Joseph Cafasso's Day (Patron of captives, prisoners, prisons, and prison chaplains)

Take Your Dog to Work Day -- depending on where you work, what did your dog do to deserve this?

Typewriter Day -- patented this day in 1868 by Christopher Latham Sholes

Ugliest Dog Day -- actual day, during the Sonoma-Marin Fair that began two days ago, of the 2017 World's Ugliest Dog® Contest; will Quasi Modo, last year's winner, keep his title?

Victory Day -- Estonia

Vikingespil Frederikssund (Viking Festival) -- Frederikssund, Denmark (the most famous Viking cultural event in Denmark, with two weeks of plays based on Danish Viking legends and a three day festival this weekend, as well as two markets and a Viking camp recreation)

Birthdays Today:

Bridget Sloan, 1992
Chellsie Memmel, 1988
Jason Mraz, 1977
Selma Blair, 1972
Louis Van Amstel,1972
Frances McDormand, 1957
Clarence Thomas, 1948
Bryan Brown, 1947
Ted Shackelford, 1946
James Levine, , 1943
Wilma Glodean Rudolph, 1940
June Carter Cash, 1929
Bob Fosse, 1927
Alan Turing, 1912
Edward VIII, King of England, 1894
Alfred Kinsey, 1894
Johannes Gutenberg, 1400 (estimated)
Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar, BC47 (Son of Cleopatra VII and Julius Caesar)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Batman(Film), 1989
"The Breakfast Club"(Radio), 1933

Today in History:

The world's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Althing, is established, 930
First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan, 1180
First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn, south of Stirling, begins, 1314
The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again, 1611
The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada, 1713
Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev, 1794
Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for Type-Writer, 1868
The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada, creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park, 1887
The International Olympic Committee  is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, 1894
The College Board administers the first SAT exam, 1926
Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane, 1931
The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 1946
The Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force, 1961
Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds, 1972
Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb) , 1982
Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan, 1996
Japan's Iwate prefecture experiences a 6.7 magnitude earthquake, 2011
Nik Wallenda completes a high wire walk across a Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon, 2013


  1. Beautiful cat! And I love all the stats, too. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. The hammock is a cool idea. What keeps the fabric from sliding off the supports? I don't see any stops/guards or anything. Is there Velcro in there to keep it from sliding off?

    I love your facts, celebrations, and history section. :)

    Purple is our baby girl's favorite color, too.

    Let It Go Day sounds like a good one to give a try.

    Wow, I didn't know the Wallendas were even still in show business. What a cool feat!

    I cannot fathom a 45 pound kitty cat. If our Angel Xerxes had been that big, I would not have an arm left. :)

    Have a blessed weekend!

  3. LOL love the hammock only a cat could pose on one haha!

    Have a swaytastic FF :-)

  4. That does look like a happy cat. Thank you for these great fill-in answers. I love your second answer of making every day special, we should because we all have a limited number. Sorry about the traffic, maybe you could get an audiobook to pass the time. I am sure Sissy loves the extra attention Have a great weekend!

  5. What a good looking cat too. I so love kitties and cats. Wish I wasn't allergic.

    I love your porch ritual with you kitty.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  6. wow- handsome cat and very cool hammock!

  7. You are right, every day is a special day. Like Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't believe that, just try missing one of them." Have a great day.

  8. I love your week's satatments

  9. Someone looks ready for their close-up shot.

  10. I have had the school dream. Great #2 fill-in!

  11. I think it is so cool that you list all of these things here! You inspire. And, I agree, there are so many things to celebrate! Stay a tee-totaler! You are safer! *wink* Bill tells horror stories of traffic and its mishaps. I love those hammocks! HUGS.


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