Friday, July 28, 2017

Sleepy Kitten and Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the code.

Human baby or kitten, they fight going to sleep!


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 64: July 28, 2017

1. As a child, my favorite playground activity was ______________.

2. For breakfast, I have ______________.

3. An instrument I would like to play is                        .

4. I always try to                 , because   __                .

1. As a child, my favorite playground activity was swinging on the swingset.  It still is my favorite, but i don't do it often and only if no one will see me.

2. For breakfast, i have coffee.  Most days i don't eat until after work.

3. An instrument i would like to play is either cello or ukulele.  For years i've wanted to learn either or both.

4. I always try to get wherever i am going early, because i believe it's important to be punctual.  In fact, unless i am unavoidably delayed by something beyond my control (when the kids were little it was always the diaper bomb as we tried to load the car), i believe that if i'm not early i am late.

Eli of Coach Daddy has published "Our Greatest Adventures" in his monthly Six Words post.  Check it out!

Today is:

Aberdeen International Youth Festival -- Aberdeen, Scotland (talented young people in all areas of performing arts and from around the world participate; through Aug. 5)

Antique Power and Steam Exhibition -- Burton, OH, US (over 100 antique engines show they can still cut the mustard -- or saw the logs, thresh the grain, etc.; through Sunday)

Buffalo Soldiers Day -- US (as designated by Congress) 

Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval a/k/a Expulsion of the Acadians Day -- Canada

Farm Heritage Days -- American Farm Heritage Museum, near St. Louis, MO, US (celebrating America's farm heritage; through Sunday)
Festival of Hedjihotep -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of weaving; date approximate)

Gilroy Garlic Festival -- Gilroy, California (the part of the world that grows more of our garlic than anywhere else, where you can almost marinate a steak just by hanging it on the clothesline in the breeze, celebrates the stinky rose; through Sunday)

Imp-Handling Conference -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Peru(1821)

International Tree Climbing Championships and Arbor Fair -- US National Arboretum, Washington, D.C., US (sponsored by the International Society of Arboriculture, and designed to simulate working conditions of professional arborists, with five different qualifying events; through August 2)

Langholm Common Riding -- Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (a traditional riding of the bounds, with lots of celebrating, begins 5am and ends 9:30pm)

Liberation Day / Anniversary of the Fall of Fascism -- San Marino

Lumberjack Day -- for no reason that i can fathom, but there it is; not as famous as the one in September, which has its own website

Mutomboko Ceremony -- Luapula Province, Zambia (among the Lunda of the Kazembe kingdom, a rich celebration of African cultural heritage, traditional dances and music, and sponsored by the Royal Family; through tomorrow)

Nagasaki Peiron Senshuken -- Nagasaki, Japan (two day dragon boat racing festival begun in the 17th century)

National Milk Chocolate Day

Olavsokuaftan (Olavsoka Eve) and the Olai Festival -- Faroe Islands (St. Olav's Eve, the night before the opening of Parliament and the festival of St. Olav; through tomorrow)

Schools Tree Day -- Australia (because National Tree Day is always a Sunday, the schools participate in planting trees the Friday before)

Soma-Nomaoi -- Haramachi City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (three day wild horse chase which recreates a battle from over 1,000 years ago)

St. Arduinus of Trepino's Day (Patron of Trepino, Italy)

System Administrator Appreciation Day -- the day to thank your system administrator for keeping your computer up and running 

Talk in an Elevator Day -- help break the taboo!

Terry Fox Day -- born in Winnipeg on this date in 1958, he raised $24 million for cancer research by running over 3,000 miles on an artificial leg before his death in 1981 at age 23

UFO Days -- Elmwood, Wisconsin, US (Wisconsin's UFO capital, visit the petting zoo, shop at the community wide thrift sale, take part in the fun run, softball games, medallion hunts, bed races, and dances; watch the crowning of Miss Elmwood, the tractorcade, the car and truck show, the nightly fireworks, and stage bands; let the kids have a ball in the greased pig race and kiddie water fight; enjoy the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast and the bake sale; and no need to miss church Sunday morning, bring a lawn chair for the ecumenical service so you don't miss a moment of the fun and excitement! through Sunday) 

World Hepatitis Day -- International 

Anniversaries Today

The first Singing Telegram is delivered, 1933
Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard, 1540

Birthdays Today

Lori Loughlin, 1964
Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox, 1958
Hugo Chavez, 1954
Sally Struthers, 1948
Linda Kelsey, 1946
Jim Davis, 1945
Rick Wright, 1945
Bill Bradley, 1943
Phil Proctor, 1040
Darryl Hickman, 1931
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 1929
Jacques Piccard, 1922
Earl Tupper, 1907
Rudy Vallee, 1901
Joe E. Brown, 1892
Beatrix Potter, 1866 
Thomas Heyward, Jr., 1746

Today in History

Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason, 1540
Bermuda is first settled by Europeans, survivors of the English ship Sea Venture en route to Virginia, 1609
Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution, 1794
Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina, 1865
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, guaranteeing due process and establishing citizenship for African Americans is certified, 1868
First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1935
The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport", 1948
The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan, the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851, 1976
Andorra joins the United Nations, 1993
Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships, 2001
The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland, 2005
The U-550, a sunken German U-Boat, is discovered off the cost of Massachusetts, 2012


  1. I love your little kitty. Mimi, I think we are truly kindred spirits! Let's go swinging, drink coffee, and make plans to form a band that will never be late. Holy cats! We are so much alike! HUGS! have a great weekend. And, thanks for always being You.

  2. Aww! what a cutie:-)

    Have a sleeptastic FFM :-)

  3. They do fight sleep, but when they sleep, they sleep so very well.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. Such a cutie kittie! Have a beautiful day!

  5. Such a pretty kitty... but, you're right, they're not easy to sleep unless they want to.

    My favorite playground activity was running. I was a thin, small child growing up and when the big girls went after me in soccer, they could try but they never could catch me.

    For breakfast, definitely coffee. I can't eat food right away. Brunch after 10 AM, yes.

    I've been told I have piano hands so I'd like to play the piano. A guitar would be second.

    I always try to be truthful because I hate it when people lie to me.

  6. Such a cute kitten. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I love to swing too :) You are never too old to learn something new so you should take some cello lessons. Always a good idea to be early, I have been told I am punctual so I guess that is better than late. Nice answer to the 6 words too! Have a great weekend!

  7. what a sweet tuxedo kitty! You take such care of each and every one!

  8. Sleeping is hard when there's so much excitement going on.

  9. Punctuality has always been important to me, too. I like to arrive early. It doesn't always work out that way and once, I arrived over an hour early because there was a mixup in the start time of the BYU meeting. Boy was I embarassed and the hostess inconvenienced!

    These sound like fun events:

    Farm Heritage Days
    Gilroy Garlic Festival
    National Milk Chocolate Day (YEAH!)

    That Tangshan earthquake sounds tremendous. Have you ever heard of the New Madrid earthquakes here in the United States? I never learned about them in school, but I don't know why they didn't teach us about something so massive as that!

    That is a beautiful little kitty. :)

    Have a blessed weekend.

  10. In the theatre, there is a saying, "If you are early, you are on time. If you are on time, you are late. If you are late, you are fired." The bottom line is that, unless you are 15 minutes early for call, you are fired. It works well. Have a great week.

  11. They do fight sleep, but when they sleep, they sleep so very well.



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