Friday, September 29, 2017

Willing to Share (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-In Fun

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.

Mikey says, "Hey, buddy, these nibblets are really good!  You ought to try some!"

Yes, the Halloween decorations are coming out already.


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 73: September 29, 2017

1. I am far too _________________.

2. To save money, I _______________.

3.                          matter(s).

4.                      makes me think                          .

1. I am far too content with wearing jeans and t-shirts for work to care that 20-somethings and younger believe i'm too old to wear jeans and t-shirts.

2. To save money, i work to make things last (e.g. wash clothes only in cold water and line dry so they last longer), make do with what i have instead of buying the next great thing (e.g. i kept my old cell phone even after it could no longer update and only got a new one when someone else very kindly paid for it), and try to buy necessities only most of the time.

3. How you behave in private or when you think no one is looking matters.

4. Seeing Little Girl already pulling out the Halloween decorations makes me think of days when i used to dress them up to trick or treat.  It also makes me think that cooler weather will be here soon, and we are all so glad!

Today is:

Ask A Stupid Question Day -- teachers wanted to get students asking more questions, so they did, even if the questions were stupid; now, it's a holiday on the last school day of September each year! 

Battle of Boqueron Day -- Paraguay

Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival -- Custer, SD, US (buffalo round up, Western and Native American entertainment, arts and crafts; through Sunday)

Cabrillo Festival -- San Diego, CA, US (reenactment of Cabrillo's landing, a Spanish soldier and sailor encampment, Native Kumeyaay demonstrations, dances, crafts, and food; through tomorrow)

Constitution Day -- Brunei

Festival of Tezcatzonctl -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (chief god of intoxication; date approximate)

Gwynn ap Nudd's Fest -- Celtic Calendar (god of the underworld; date approximate)

Hug a Vegan Day / Hug a Vegetarian Day -- i'm open!  please note that several dates are given on many websites for this "event," and i've chosen the final Friday of September which seems to be the original as sponsored by PETA

International Coffee Day -- and i thought this was every day!  

Inventors Day -- Argentina

Love Note Day -- some good ideas here on keeping romance alive 

Make a List of the Top Ten Happiest Days in Your Life Day -- must have been started by an optimist

Manit Day -- Marshall Islands (Culture Day)

Mansfield Heritage Weekend / Fabulous 1890's Weekend -- Mansfield, PA, US (celebration of the first ever night football game in Mansfield in 1892; through tomorrow)

Mutation Day -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day -- a day to remind grandparents to be active in their grandchildren's lives (and if you need a reminder, i wonder about you; if you aren't allowed by bitter parents, i feel badly for you)

National Mocha Day

National Youth Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands

Native American Day 2017 -- US (begun in California, a day to honor all Native Americans, always celebrated the fourth Friday in September)

Neptune Festival -- Virginia Beach, Virginia (a Boardwalk Weekend; through Sunday) related event
    International Sand Sculpting Championship -- Virginia Beach, Virginia, US (through Oct. 8)

Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show and Grand National Wedding Cake Competition -- Tulsa, OK, US (Cakes set up today, viewing and judging the next two days with this year's theme as "Perfume 2017", it's fun for everyone, as the best of the best cake designers vie for the Grand National title; for asounding pictures of last year's competition, go here)

Quick Draw Day -- debut of Quick Draw McGraw and his side kick, Baba Looey, in 1959

Save the Koala Day -- anyone can help by "adopting" one today 

Sport Purple For Platelets Day(sm) -- Platelet Disorder Support Association 

Southern Oregon Music Festival -- Medford, OR, US (over 100 performances, jazz and rock and everything in between, many by nationally known bands, plus food and celebration; through Sunday)

Sts. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and All Angels' Day  (Michaelmas)
    Archangel Gabriel, Patron of broadcasters, clergy, communication workers, diplomats, messengers, philatelists/stamp collectors, post offices and postal workers, radio and radio workers, secular clergy, telecommunication workers, telgraphers, telephones, television and television workers; Argentinian ambassadors; Seattle, Washington
    Archangel Michael, Patron of artists, bakers, bankers and banking, barrel makers/coopers, battle, boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, dying people, emergency medical technicians/paramedics/ambulance drivers, fencers and fencing, grocers and greengrocers, haberdashers and hatmakers, knights, milleners, paratroopers, police officers, radiologists and radiotherapists, security guards, sick people, soldiers, swordsmiths; for a holy death and safety at sea; England, Germany, and over 25 cities around the world; against danger at sea and temptation
    Archangel Raphael, Patron of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, blind people, doctors/physicians, guardian angels, happy meetings, love and lovers, mentally ill people, nurses, shepherdesses/shepherds, sick people, travellers, young people; Dubuque, Iowa; MacKenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories; Seattle, Washington; against bodily ills, eye diseases/eye problems, insanity/mental illness, nightmares, sickness
    related observances:
    National Day of Remembrance for Policemen Killed -- Australia (St. Michael, Patron of police officers)
    Payment of Quit Rent by London Royal Courts of Justice -- Michaelmas is a traditional English "Quarter Day", when rents come due

VFW Day -- US (The Veterans of Foreign Wars was established on this day in 1899)

World Heart Day -- International (to raise awareness of the signs and dangers of cardiovascular disease) 

World's Biggest Coffee Morning -- UK (Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser, host or attend a Coffee Morning gathering or go to M&S Cafe, the official partner in the event!)

Yom Kippur -- Judaism (begins at sundown)

Birthdays Today:

Emily Lloyd, 1970
John Paxton, 1960
Bryant Gumbel, 1948
Patricia Hodge, 1946
Lech Walesa, 1943
Dave Wilcox, 1942
Ian McShane, 1942
Madeline Kahn, 1942
Jerry Lee Lewis, 1935
Anita Ekberg, 1931
Lizabeth Scott, 1922
Trevor Howard, 1916
Stanley Kramer, 1913
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1912
Greer Garson, 1908
Gene Autry, 1907
Enrico Fermi, 1901
Horatio Nelson, 1758
Miguel de Cervantes, 1547
Pompey the Great, BC106

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Grace Under Fire"(TV), 1993
"Thirtysomething"(TV), 1987
"Designing Women"(TV), 1986
"MacGyver"(TV), 1985
"Houdini, A Circus Opera"(Opera), 1977
"The Judy Garland Show"(TV), 1963
"My Favorite Martian"(TV), 1963
"The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show"(TV), 1962
"My Three Sons"(TV), 1960
"Outlaws"(TV), 1960
"The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis"(TV), 1959
"Sergeant Preston of the Yukon"(TV), 1955
"A View from the Bridge"(Play), 1955
The Barefoot Contessa(Film), 1954
A Star is Born(Film), 1954
"Make Room for Daddy"(TV), 1953

Today in History:

Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumata, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire, BC522
Battle of Salamis, at which the Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I, BC480
Pompey the Great Celebrates ending the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday, BC61
Saladin's army marches into Jerusalem, 1187
The First Congress of the US adjourns, 1789
"Scotland Yard", London's Metropolitan Police Force, goes on duty, 1829
The first practical public electric tramway ever opens in Blackpool, England, 1885
John D. Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire, 1916
The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed, 1954
Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, is launched, 1962
WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world's first black-owned-and-operated television station, 1975
Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to set foot on Irish soil with his pastoral visit to the Republic of Ireland, 1979
The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth, 2004
The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history, 2008
An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami, 2009
The Koreas agree, for the first time in two years, to hold working-level military talks, 2010
Researchers discover their first ever biofluorescent reptile in the wild, a hawksbill sea turtle, in the waters off the Solomon Islands, 2015


  1. Good morning Mimi. JUst to say hi before I leave to go out golfing. Kind of cool this morning, rain was earlier in the morning but not now. Have a great day my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  2. My wife is already looking a Halloween decorations too. Mikey may be willing to share but I bet he leaves nothing behind.

  3. Aww on the cat. I love to watch them eat.

    Love the Halloween cat. We don't decorate here.

    Wearing what is comfortable is key. If jeans and t-shirts fit that bill then go for it.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

  4. It took me a while to figure out which cat was real. Shouldn't read blogs after drinking a glass of wine.

  5. Wll if Mikey feels like saving me some I will try some LOL love the halloween cat heheh!

    Have a niblettastic day :-)

  6. I think Halloween decor is fine, now. It is Autumn!
    Hey! I wear jeans and T-shirts! Why not? Be true to yourself. And, what do kids know? They have never been our age to understand it. I agree with you on saving money. I totally get it.
    How one behaves when alone does matter. God sees me...and I know my Grampy does, too! No matter how old I get, It matters. YES to cooler weather!
    Thanks for your notes. They always make me smile. HUGS, my friend.

  7. If you lived in Texas, no one would think anything good or bad about you wearing jeans at any age. It is just the way it is. I used to raise my hand at college and say, "I have a stupid question", and would proceed to ask my question. Most students won't do that. I had a professor at The University of South Carolina, Dr. Porter McLauren, who had just been one of the three professors to invent 3D television. I would just blurt out questions in a class of over 500 students. I was the only student who ever asked him a question in class. He later would go on to invent the 3D imaging now used in Cat scans and MRIs. I am so glad I asked him questions.
    His answers to one of my questions once would scare most people to death.

  8. Great answers but especially the one about what you do in private. Along a similar line, I used to say to junior nurses that if they found out every conversation they had for the next week was going to be recorded, would they need to change what they say? (Hopefully not).

  9. Cute kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers, as always. One is never too old for jeans, I am too fat for them though :) I hope you have a nice weekend! XO


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