Friday, July 14, 2017

Plotting Escape 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.  Follow the link above to Steve's page to see how to be a part of this fun meme.

Don't let their innocent look fool you, these two, despite everything we try to use to block them into their safe place, are planning a jail break.

And we will succeed!


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:

1. My inner child_____________________.

2. My favorite month is ________________.

3. My favourite commercial is ______________, because ______________________.

4. Personally, I don't care for _______________________.

1. My inner child would much rather play than work, which is why i am a messy mimi.

2. My favorite month is July, January, September, April, November, May, October, March, June, December, August, and February. nNo, i don't have a favorite, really, they all have good and bad points, things to look forward to, and things i wish didn't have to happen.

3. My favorite commercial is an old one, where the young boy hands Mean Joe Green a Coke, because it made me smile then and makes me smile now.

4. Personally, i don't care for cooked greens.  Mustard, collard, and turnip greens are fine in small amounts in a salad or a green smoothie, but i got horribly sick to my stomach on cooked greens when i was pregnant with #1 Son and i cannot tolerate them at all now.  Funny, but he doesn't like them much, either.

Today is:

Arts in the Park -- Kalispell, MT, US (juried arts and crafts show, with food and entertainment; through Sunday)

Barn Day -- celebrating barns, old and new, and their history and importance

Bastille Day / National Day -- France, French Territories and some former Colonies (Quatorze Juillet/Fete Nationale)

Big Sky Games -- Billings, MT, US (an Olympic-style festival for citizens of the Big Sky State, to encourage all ages and abilities to be physically active and even compete sometimes; through Sunday)

Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden -- an official Flag Day of Sweden

Collector Car Appreciation Day -- brought to you by the SEMA Action Network 

Children's Party at Green Animals Topiary Garden -- Portsmouth, RI, US (annual party for children and the young at heart)

Feast of St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

Festival of Millennial Fairy Olympics -- Fairy Calendar (Closing Ceremonies)

Gentse Feesten -- Ghent, Belgium (a ten day music and theatre festival)

Lindenfest -- Geisenheimer, Rhineland, Germany (a new wine festival in the shade of a 600 year old linden tree; through Monday)

Macaroni Day

M&Ms Argument Day -- which are best?  plain?  peanut?  almond?  minis?  spend the day in a heated discussion with friends and end with an M&M feast

Nachi Himatsuri -- Kumano-Nachi Taisha, Nachi-Katsuura, Japan (one of Japan's 3 largest fire festivals, a grand summer festival and purification ritual, through tomorrow)

National Culture Day -- Kiribati

National Grand Marnier Day -- on Bastille day, to show the friendship between France and the US

National Nude Day -- New Zealand (although now it's often called International Nude Day, and celebrated everywhere as a day to enjoy your beautiful human form)

Northwestern State University Folk Festival and the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship -- Prather Coliseum, NSU, Natchitoches, LA, US (this year's theme is "Back Roads and Bayous: Celebrating Louisiana's Rural Folklife", and only traditional Louisiana folk art and music are featured; through tomorrow)

Pandemonium Day -- internet generated; don't let the crazy things that happen in your life get you down, celebrate instead!

Republic Day -- Iraq

Runic Half-Month Ur begins (primal strength)

Sawara Festival -- Chiba, Japan (also called the Grand Festival of Sarawa, one of Japan's major float festivals; through Sunday)

Shark Awareness Day

Sherwood Robin Hood Festival -- Sherwood, OR, US (a free Renaissance festival, which includes an archery contest between archers both in Oregon and in Nottingham, England, with results tallied as each group sends in the information from their respective locations; through Sunday)

St. Kateri Tekakwitha's Day ("Lily of the Mohawks", first Native American proposed for canonization; Patron of ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, exiles, people ridiculed for their piety, people who have lost their parents)

Tape Measure Day -- the first modern spring tape measure was patented this day in 1868 by Alvin Fellows of New Haven, NJ, US

Targhee Fest -- Grand Targhee Mountain, Alta, WY, US (food, games, fun and tons of music in the beautiful Grand Teton mountains; through Sunday)

Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival -- Dorset, England (celebrating freedom, especially the freedom of workers to form unions; through Sunday)

Birthdays Today

Missy Gold, 1970
Robin Ventura, 1967
Matthew Fox, 1966
Jackie Earle Haley, 1961
Jane Lynch, 1960
Joel Silver, 1952
Tommy Mottola, 1949
Steve Stone, 1947
Roosevelt "Rosie" Grier, 1932
Polly Bergen, 1930
John Chancellor, 1927
Harry Dean Stanton, 1926
Dale Robertson, 1923
Ingmar Bergman, 1918
Douglas Edwards, 1917
Gerald R. Ford, 1913
Woodie Guthrie, 1912
William Hanna, 1910
Ken Murray, 1903
Dave Fleischer, 1893
Florence Bascom, 1862

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Licence to Kill(Film), 1989
"Spring Symphony"(Britten Op. 44), 1949
Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care(Publication Date), 1946

Today in History

Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra, 1771
Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners, 1789
First ascent of the Matterhorn, by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent, 1865
The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta, 1902
The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation, 1969
A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth, 2000
The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51", 2003
In Borneo, a rainbow toad, believed to be extinct since 1924, is sighted, 2011
Neptune, discovered in 1846, completes its first orbit of the sun since that date, 2011


  1. Ha ha ha...these 2 little kittens are not only hyperactive but very smart too!

  2. OMG they are rogues you need better security LOL

    Have a naughtytastic FF :-)

  3. I love your answers, Mimi. Julia, of Of Petals & Wool, said the same thing about the months. Great minds think a like. I remember that commercial. Good one; sweet. I can sympathize with your last fill-in. Cooked spinach is that way with me, after being sick on it once. I love greens! Yum! Have a great weekend. HUGS!

  4. Such cute kittens :) Thank you for these great answers, I especially like your second answer. I don't think I have ever had any of those greens cooked, I can see why you have no interest in them now. Have a great weekend!

  5. Yep, they can escape quickly too. So cute.

    I've got the code on my sidebar if you're interested. Steve must have forget about the code.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and an even better weekend. ☺

  6. It looks like you two kitties will be successful with your jail break. Have a great week.

  7. Ha! It does look like a jail break. Happy weekend.

  8. Awww those kitties are adorable. They look like some that we used to have. :)

    I love cooked greens. I'm sorry they make you sick. I agree, uncooked greens are great in salads. The only thing I could hold down when I was pregnant the first time (a boy) was Mexican food. He grew up to marry a sweet, beautiful Mexican girl.

    I always loved that Coke commericial, too!

    These events sound like great fun:
    Arts in the Park -- Kalispell, MT, US
    Barn Day
    Collector Car Appreciation Day

    Wow, I had no idea is was so long ago that these dollar bills had gone out of use that long ago! I was almost 4 years old then. I remember being told about why they stopped allowing the $1000 dollar bills (status symbol for drug dealers), but I thought it was a recent event when I was being told about it. Wrong again. haha

    Have a blessed evening, Mimi.


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