Friday, August 18, 2017

He's Got the Color, Sort Of 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 rules and the code.

Why yes, I do think I'm a mango.  Why do you ask?


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 67: August 18, 2017

1. If someone were visiting my area, I would recommend a visit to ___________.

2. My favorite room in my home is ______________.

3. Back-to-school time makes me think of                             .

4. My favourite year of school was                      , because    __                   .

1. If someone were visiting my area, i would recommend a visit to at least one swamp/bayou (either a walking tour or a boat tour, whichever was preferred), the House That Huey Built (the State Capitol Building, complete with stories about the Kingfish), NOLA to Cafe du Monde for coffee and beignets, and as many restaurants between NOLA and Lafayette as you had time to squeeze in.  You might have to waddle home, but it would be worth it!
2. My favorite room in my home is a toss up between the kitchen and the library.  They open into each other anyway, and i sit where i can see both.
3. Back-to-school time makes me think of both the worst and the best teachers i ever had.  You know the best because they had nicknames like Mr. Z and Miss Piggy.  The worst i'd rather not talk about!
4. My favorite year of school was any year in college, because i didn't have to dink around with too many classes i didn't want to take, and i could set my schedule to have all my classes over by noon and get the rest of the day to myself.

Today is:

Bad Poetry Day -- Wellcat Holidays suggests you get back at your high school English teacher for making you read all that "good" poetry; get together with friends, write some truly awful stuff, and mail it to him/her!

Elwood Glass Festival -- Elwood, IN, US (glass factory tours and so much more; through Sunday)

Festival of the Little Hills -- St. Charles, MO, US (largest festival of the year, a great time for all; through Sunday)

Helsinki Festival -- Helsinki, Finland (Finland's largest arts festival; through Sept. 3)

Linwood National Pickle Festival -- Linwood, MI, US (tons of fun, tons of pickles; through Sunday)

Long Tan Day a/k/a Vietnam Veterans Day -- Australia

Machias Wild Blueberry Festival -- Machias, ME, US (blueberries and fun, in the place that has lobster, too; through Saturday)

Mail Order Catalog Day -- the first one was published by Montgomery Ward this day in 1872, and was only one page (Do yourself a favor and opt out of the doggone things, save a few trees: )

National Ice Cream Pie Day

National Men's Grooming Day -- US (sponsored by American Crew, participating salons and barbershops host a day of grooming events for men)

National Science Day -- Thailand

National Soft Ice Cream Day

Northeastern Wisconsin Antique Power and Machinery Show and Thresheree -- Sturgeon Bay, WI (continuous display of operating antique machinery and lots of fun; through Sunday)

Parsi New Year/Shahenshahi -- MH, India

Serendipity Day -- and it's here serendipitously! begun by writer Madeleine Kay, it's the day to step out of routine, do something you've always wanted to do, and see what happens

St. Agapitus' Day (Patron of Palestrina, Italy; against colic)

St. Helena's Day (Mother of Constantine the Great; Patron of archaeologists, converts, difficult marriages, divorced people, dyers, empresses, nail smiths, needle makers; Birkirkara, Malta; Helena, MT, US; against fire and thunder)

Statehood Day -- Hawaii, US

The World's Greatest Carrot Festival -- Bradford, Ontario, Canada (unleash your inner Bugs Bunny! through tomorrow)

Toge-Pogling Season begins -- Fairy Calendar (Toges are normally pogled in groups of five or six, depending upon the size and strength of the individual Poge)

Birthdays Today:

Andy Samberg, 1978
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, 1970
Christian Slater, 1969
Edward Norton, 1969
Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, 1962
Madeleine Stowe, 1958
Patrick Swayze, 1952
Elayne Boosler, 1952
Martin Mull, 1943
Robert Redford, 1936
Roberto Clemente Walker, 1934
Roman Polanski, 1933
Luc Montagnier, 1932
Rosalynn Carter, 1927
Shelley Winters, 1920
Greta Garbo, 1905
Max Factor, 1904
Meriwether Lewis, 1774
Virginia Dare, 1587 (first English child born in the Americas)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Private Lives"(Play), 1930
"Iphigénie"(Racine's dramatic tragedy), 1674

Today in History:

Founding of the oldest known Roman temple to Venus, BC293
Rome is occupied and plundered by Visigoths under King Alarik I, 410
Death of Genghis Khan (fell from his horse), 1227
A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the Japanese province of Higo, 1541
The Boston, Massachusetts Evening Post begins publishing, 1735
Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, 1834
Pierre Janssan discovers helium, 1868
German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers, 1903.
Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River, 1909
A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless, 1917
19th US Amendment ratified (gives women the vote), 1920
Premier of The Wizard of Oz, 1939
The first commercially produced oral contraceptives are marketed, 1960
James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi, 1963
Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William's Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa's apartheid policies, 1977
Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, 2005
Columbia's Chiribiquete National Park expands to 3 million hectares from 1.2 million hectares, becoming one of the Amazon's largest protected zones, 2013


  1. Aww! I was only wondering LOL :-)

    Have a fruitytastic day :-)

  2. Cutest mango I have ever seen :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. I was never that lucky in college to be done with classes by noon, there was always one that I needed that was late-and on a Friday. Sounds like a lot of fun things to do and eat where you live. Have a nice weekend! XO

  3. Cute mango kitty! xo
    I would love to visit a LA swamp. I hope to someday!
    Your libray sounds like our family room. Fun. You are so right about college, too. Your life begins to be your own choices. Powerful. Hugs, Mimi.

  4. You can be anything you want. Yes you can.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  5. I bet you do,but I'm not gonna eat ya!

  6. I'm impressed that you were able to get your college classes over by noon.

  7. Cute kitty! I know teachers who played a great part to motivate my life and also teachers who discouraged.

  8. I like your favorite room choices - both rooms where we can be fed some wonderful adventures. :)

    I remember learning in elementary school about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii in 79AD. I found it so amazing that the people were just stopped suddenly in their tracks, like statues.

    The 19th Amendment means a lot to me, not so much because it gave future me the right to vote, but because it gave me pictures of my 2nd great-grandmother and father. I was searching for information on 19th Amendment in regards to my great-grandmother, how old she would have been at the time she was given the right to vote, etc. What I found was so much more. I came across a site that had loads of my ancestors' photographs. While my great-grandmother and great-grandfather were not among those in the images, my great-great-grandparents were. It was one of the happiest moments of my life!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  9. It seems there is always one or two teachers that stand out as great. There are also a few who were not so great. I was fortunate in that I had no not so great ones but I did know a few I would have had problems with if I had them as teachers. Have a great week.


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