Friday, September 15, 2017

Scritches (Feline Friday) 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.

Link really loves being held like a baby and having his head scritched by his person, Little Girl.

He really, really loves it!


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 71: September 15, 2017

1. I have broken ___________ bones.

2. When I go out to breakfast, I order ___________.

3. As Summer officially comes to an end,                            .

4. Before this year is over, I really need to                                 .

1. I have broken seven bones.  (Both bones in left forearm twice, bone in left ankle once, each little toe once.)

2. When i go out to breakfast, i order fruit and occasionally oatmeal.  There's really not a lot on most breakfast menus that fit my diet.

3. As Summer officially comes to an end, will we even notice down here where the only two seasons are wet and hurricane, with hurricane simply being hotter and wetter?

4. Before this year is over, i really need to get my house organized.  Yeah, right!

Today is:

Applejack Festival -- Nebraska City, NE, US (parade, food, fun, and a celebration of the orchards; through Sunday)

Battle of Britain Day -- UK

Cherokee Strip Days -- Enid, Oklahoma (parade that includes Longhorn steers, arts and crafts, food, and gunfight reenactments; through Sunday)

Clean Up the World Weekend -- it's a big challenge, but we can try 

Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days -- Creston, IA, US (hare and hound races, parade, marching band contest, balloons and more; through Sunday)

Danger Run/Ghost Run -- Louisville, KY, US ("The Most Fun You've Ever Had in Your Car,"  a haunted Halloween scavenger hunt style game in which you and your friends will work together to solve clues to find your way on dark, spooky roads to haunted houses, and compete for prizes; every Friday and Saturday evening through October)

Dia de Nuestra Senora de la Bien Aparecida -- Santander, Spain

Egremont Crab Fair and Gurning Championship -- Egremont, Cumberland, UK (ancient fair given a charter in 1267, includes throwing crabapples from a cart for children to catch and the gurning [making ugly faces] competition; through tomorrow)

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 5, Health (sponsored by We, the World

Engineer's Day -- India

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (Mater Dolorosa) related observance
    Grito de Dolores -- Mexico (Cry of Dolores,a/k/a Father Hidalgo's Cry for Freedom Day, the evening before Independence Day)
    Virgin Mary of the Seven Sorrows Day -- Slovakia

Felt Hat Day (Traditional day upon which men started to wear their winter felt hats, similar to women beginning to wear white shoes on Memorial Day)

Goroka Show -- Goroka, Papua New Guinea (a cultural festival and showcase of over 100 clans and tribes and their customs; through Sunday)

Great British Beach Clean -- UK (the Marine Conservation Society knows the coast needs this extra special focus; through Monday) 

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show -- Harrogate, England (Britains finest blooms show off; through Sunday)

Independence Day -- Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua (all in 1821)

International Day of Democracy -- UN

King Turkey Day -- Worthington, MN, US (includes a turkey race; through tomorrow)

Make a Hat Day -- just for fun (and if you are a guy, make a felt hat)

Monterrey Jazz Festival -- Monterrey, CA, US (59th Annual, featuring some of the world's finest jazz musicians; through Sunday)

National Creme de Menthe Day

National Hispanic Heritage Month -- US, through Oct. 15

National Hug Your Boss Day (some claim this began in the UK, others say it was started by and is to be celebrated everywhere, but no matter what nation you live in, be careful with this holiday!  website here

National POW/MIA Recognition Day -- US 

National Tradesmen Day -- US

New Hampshire Highland Games -- Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH, US (everything highlands you can think of, and those of Scottish descent can even look up their clan connections; through Sunday)

National Linguine Day

Really Bad Ideas Exhibition -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins celebration)

Restoration of Primorska to the Motherland Day -- Slovenia

Riverfest -- Eden, NC, US (a celebration of art, history, and river heritage; through tomorrow) 

Silpa Bhirasri Day -- Thailand

St. Catherine of Genoa's Day (Patron of brides, childless people, people in difficult marriages, people ridiculed for their piety, victims of adultery and unfaithfulness, widows; against adultery and temptation)

Telluride Blues and Brews Festival -- Telluride, CO, US (nationally touring bands and microbreweries make for a fun weekend; through Sunday)

The Big E -- West Springfield, MA, US (one of New England's largest fairs; through Oct. 2)

Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival -- Wisconsin Dells, WI (fall festival; through Sunday)

Anniversaries Today:

Greenpeace is founded, 1971

Birthdays Today:

Heidi Montag, 1986
Prince Harry, 1984
Dave Annable, 1979
Josh Charles, 1971
Dan Marino, Jr., 1961
Tommy Lee Jones, 1946
Oliver Stone, 1946
Carmen Maura, 1945
Jessye Norman, 1945
Merlin Olsen, 1940
Gaylord Jackson Perry, 1938
Norm Crosby, 1927
Jackie Cooper, 1922
Fay Wray, 1907
Roy Acuff, 1903
Agatha Christie, 1890
Robert Benchley, 1889
William H. Taft, 1857
James Fenimore Cooper, 1789
François de La Rochefoucauld, 1613
Marco Polo, 1254

Debuting/Premiering Today:

USA Today(Newspaper first issue), 1982
"CHIPs"(TV), 1977
"Columbo"(TV), 1971
"I Spy"(TV), 1965
"Lost in Space"(TV), 1965
"Bachelor Father"(TV), 1957
"The Lone Ranger"(TV), 1949

Today in History:

The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy, 1616
The French army under Napoleon reaches the Kremlin in Moscow, 1812
The first Negro National Convention begins in Philadelphia, 1830
The locomotive John Bull operates for the first time in New Jersey on the Camden and Amboy Railroad, 1831*
HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands, 1835
Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell becomes the first woman in the US to be ordained a minister (Congregationalist), 1853
Timothy Alder patents the typesetting machine, 1857
RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube, 1947
United Nations gives Eritrea to Ethiopia, 1952
The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
*The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, D.C., 1981
Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations, 1981
Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history, 2008
In Australia, "Indeterminate" can now be listed on a passport as a gender, 2011
A previously unknown species of bottlenose dolphin is found by Australian researchers, and named Tursiops australis, 2011


  1. Awww...Link really enjoys the loving scratches on its head and held like a baby!

  2. Aww! how cute is Link and a lovely looking cat too :-)

    Have a scritchtastic day :-)

  3. Link and my Brody could be twins and he likes to be held like that too :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, nice answers. I think we all have a lot of organizing to do at home. I hope your hurricane season is done. Have a nice weekend! XO

  4. Link does look like Brody! What cute pictures. Chloe Jo does that same thing, with me. Cute! Oh, Mimi, I worry about your weather. I like it down there, but never could live there again. The humidity would be too much. Stay safe and be careful! HUGS!

  5. Aww, he really, really, really loves it. So adorable.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  6. Wow, Link does enjoy being a baby. Don't we all. Ha,ha,ha. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Link is just a furry baby. Heck, I'd probably like that also.

  8. Fruit makes a great breakfast. I had key lime pie for breakfast yesterday. Lime's a fruit! haha

    You hit the nail on the head with #3!

    We can keep hoping for an organized house. Maybe one day it will actually happen. :)

    That Danger Run/Ghost Run in Kentucky sounds like a lot of fun.

    Thanks for the history lessons. Have a blessed weekend. :)

  9. Get organized? How is that done? Or maybe the better question is why? Everything just gets disorganized less time than it takes to do the work.

  10. We have the same kind of weather you do. We are on the Texas Gulf Coast. Have a great week.

  11. Mimi,

    I'm with you on getting the house organized. I don't think this will EVER happen where we are with little to no room to do anything. We made a huge dent in the sort and toss process a few years ago but I mostly what's remaining requires more attention than either of us can give, so I reckon whenever we move into our next house someday then we'll have to make some radical decisions quickly because I do not want to transport unwanted stuff into our new place.

    I can not imagine living in area threatened by hurricanes. I guess it's a matter of what you get used to but I don't think I want to make the effort to get used to it. I know material things can be replaced but how do you decide what to take with you when you evacuate ten zillion times per season? Okay, I know it's not that often...may it's just one zillion times. :)

    "National Cream de Menthe Day" I like mint candy (Peppermint Patties or Andy's mints) but I can't recall the difference. Do you know?

    I really loved Peter Falk as "Columbo"! That was one of my favorite TV shows!


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