Friday, October 27, 2017

Bruiser (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. 

Mikey has been on diet food for several months now, and i don't think it's doing him much good.

For reference, that's my size 7 shoe in the picture with him.


McGuffy's Reader

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 77: October 27, 2017:

1. I would like to interview                                            .

2. I would like to be interviewed by                                         .

3. Halloween night                                    .

4. Once Halloween is over,                           .

1. I would like to interview (person now living) Ringo Starr or (person no longer with us) Vincent Van Gogh.

2. I would like to be interviewed by anyone who would both keep an open mind about what i have to say and actually let me answer the questions and get a word in edgewise.

3. Halloween night and Trick-or-Treat night is not always the same here.  Sometimes The Great Neighborhood Candy Exchange is moved because of weather or other extenuating circumstances.  So far as we can tell this year, we won't need to change anything, and the official local government time is 6-8pm on the 31st for children 12 and under.

4. Once Halloween is over, i can concentrate on Thanksgiving.  One holiday at a time is all i can allow myself to contemplate.

Today is:

American Beer Day

Big Bang Day -- London, England

Boxer Shorts Day -- ???????

Cernova Tragedy Day -- Slovakia

Chicago International Children's Film Festival -- Chicago, IL, US (the largest annual festival of films for children ages 2-18 in the world; through Nov. 5)

Cranky Co-Worker's Day -- because we all have occasional bad days; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays 

Dia de las Iglesias Evangelicas y Protestantes -- Chile (Day of Evangelical and Protestant Churches/Reformation Day)

Feast of Osiris in Abydos -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Frankenstein Friday -- a day to celebrate the "mother" and "father" of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley and Boris Karloff

French Food Festival -- LaRose, LA, US (local specialties, dancing, music, and fun; through Sunday)

Good Bear Day -- on Theodore Roosevelt's birthday, celebrating the stuffed toy created in his honor

Independence Day -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines(1979); Turkmenistan(1991)

London Bridge Days -- Lake Havasu City, AZ, US (come celebrate London Bridge, which was disassembled and moved here and put back together, with a parade and festivities; through tomorrow)

Makoshe's Holiday -- Asatru/Pagan Slavic Calendar (honoring Mother Earth)

Mokosh Day -- Ukraine (Slavic goddess of "women's work", a wanderer and spinner, still popular as a life giving force and protector of women, always assoociated with Friday; date approximate)

National Bandanna Day -- Australia (to raise funds for teens with cancer) 

National Potato Day

National Tell A Story Day -- Scotland; UK (preserving the heritage of traditional stories)

Navy Day -- US (on T.R.'s birth anniversary)

Radio Day -- US (US Commerce Dept. issued the first broadcasting license this date in 1920)

Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler's Festival -- Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach, DE, US (parade, costume contest, Sea Witch Hunt, horse show on the beach, and more; through Sunday)

St. Frumentius' Day (Patron of Abyssinia; Ethiopia)

Sylvia Plath Day

Tunch Puddling -- Fairy Calendar (a contest of throwing twigs in a pond -- awards are for artistically thrown twigs and throwing style, among other things)

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage -- International 

Anniversary Today:

The NYC Subway begins operation, 1904

Birthdays Today:

Zadie Smith, 1975
Marla Maples, 1963
Simon LeBon, 1958
Roberto Benigni,1952
Jayne Kennedy, 1951
Fran Lebowitz, 1950
Carrie Snodgrass, 1946
John Cleese, 1939
Ruby Dee, 1924
Roy Lichtenstein, 1923
Bette Babray, 1920
Nanette Fabray, 1920
Dylan Thomas, 1914
Emily Post, 1872
Theodore Roosevelt, 1858
Niccolo Paganini, 1782
Captain James Cook, 1728

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lettice and Lovage"(Play), 1987
"Beyond the Fringe"(Revue), 1962
"Walt Disney/Wonderful World of Color/Wonderful World of Disney"(TV), 1954 (the show had several different names over the years, but even when it switched stations, it was still the same show)
"You Bet Your Life"(Radio), 1947
"Nocturnes"(Debussy orchestral compsition), 1901(first performance of all three parts together)

Today in History:

Constantine the Great is said to have received his Vision of the Cross, 312
Founding of the city of Amsterdam, 1275
Founding of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1682
US Navy forms, 1775
Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated, 1838
R.H. Macy & Co. opens its first store, on 6th Ave. in NYC, 1858
Boss Tweed is arrested, 1871
The first underground New York City Subway line opens, 1904
The first published reference to "jazz" appears, in Variety, 1916
Chuhei Numbu of Japan sets the long jump record at 26' 2 1/2", 1931
"You Bet Your Life," with Groucho Marx, premiers on ABC radio, 1947*
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force, 1954
Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations, 1961
The British government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang, 1986
The U.S. prison population tops 1 million for the first time in American history, 1994
Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified, 1994
Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown, 1997
The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years, 2004
The SSETI Express micro-satellite is successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, 2005
The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine, likely Japanese, in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea, 2011
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits central Italy, the strongest in 36 years, 2016


  1. Mikey looks like a cat I had called Thomas he was lovely

    Have a fantabulosa day :-)

    PS: Nice shoe ;-)

  2. Mimi...what great interviews: Ringo or VanGogh...two favourites in our house! Maybe someday I can do an interview with you. I think it would be fun; you have much to offer. I look forward to Thanksgiving. It offers perspective and peace. HUGS!

  3. I am sure a lot of Mikey is that fluffy fur :) Maybe you could exercise him with a wand toy or a laser to chase. Thank you for these great fill-in answers. In my area, trick or treat is 4-6, I think it is a little too early. Van Gogh would have been interesting to interview, good choice. Have a nice weekend!

  4. Mikey reminds me of Shoshin, our Maine Coon. She's a big girl and never late for dinner, but she's very furry and looks a lot bigger than she really is.

    Once Halloween is over, I will not post as many morbid posts on The Blog :)

  5. Mikey is a big one. As I recall the diet food is far more expensive. Oh well, he's finding others' food I'm guessing.

    I'm with you and concentrating on one holiday at a time. Thanksgiving is a great time.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and a great weekend. ☺

  6. In reference to Mikey, I reckon some of us are just meant to be "fluffy". :)

    Ooh Van Gogh would be a very interesting interview!

    I, too, will be dreaming of turkey and dressing as I process Halloween's sugar rush. :)

    There are too many great history moments to comment on this time, but the one about London Bridge has given me a goal to work toward. I want to see it!

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

  7. That's a good sized kitty for sure. Maybe he's just "big boned."

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