Friday, December 15, 2017

Zippy's Unique Cuisines (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.

Zippy has his own way of eating.  He says, don't knock it 'til you've tried it, especially if it works!

It may look funny to you that I turn the bowl over to eat...
...ha!  Success!


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 84: December 15, 2017:

1. Snow                           .

2. I                                    .

3. One holiday memory that I cherish is                   .

4. I always thought that Santa                        .

Snow is nice in theory, and even in fact if you are dressed for it and have a warm home.  If you are a swamp dweller and used to heat, it does not need to visit often.  In fact, i'd prefer to travel to it instead of the other way around.

I get very tired by the end of the day, and am more than glad to sit and put my heating pad in my lap and relax in the evenings.  My schedule doesn't show too many signs of change in the near future, either, so i expect to continue enjoying my sit down time into the foreseeable future.

One holiday memory that i cherish is dressing my babies in the elf costume for Christmas.  They were darling little elves, even if i do say so myself.

I always thought that Santa was a nice metaphor.  My children were raised to know that Santa was everyone who wanted good things for others.  We pretended Santa was real, even leaving milk and cookies, and never telling other children, leaving that to their own parents.

Today is:

Alcyone -- Ancient Greek Calendar (kingfisher goddess; date approximate, but during the Halcyon Days)

Bill of Rights Day -- US

Cat Herders Day -- for those whose job or life is like trying to herd cats; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Centipede Boot-Making and Shoe-Repair Season begins -- Fairy Calendar

Consualia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Festival for Consus, god of graineries, with games and races in the Circus Maximus in his honor)

Coonskin Cap Day -- debut of "Davy Crocket" on TV's "Disneyland" in 1954 (and the original Davy Crockett hated the things, by the way)

Free Shipping Day -- with hundreds of participating merchants at 

Homecoming Day -- Alderney, UK

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Pvorusleikier -- Spoon-licker, who tries to steal all the wooden spoons he can find

Kasuga Wakamiya on-Matsuri -- Nara Prefecture, Japan (dates to the 12th century, to pray against plague and for a good harvest; through the 18th)

Koninkrijksdag -- Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba; Sint Maarten (Kingdom Day)

Le Foire aux Noix -- Bastogne, Belgium (annual "Nuts Fair", commemorating the liberation of the city from the Nazis and the Rights of the Child; through Sunday)

National Lemon Cupcake Day

National Regifting Day -- be careful here!

Navidades begin -- Puerto Rico (traditional Christmas celebrations that last through Three Kings Day)

Setagaya no Bori Ichi -- Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (a two day flea market that dates back to 1578)

St. Nino's Day (Patron of Georgia)

Thorn Cutting Ceremony -- Glastonbury, Somerset, England (a sprig from the tree supposedly planted by Joseph of Arimathea is cut, with great ceremony by the eldest child of St John’s Infant School, and sent to the Queen, to decorate her table on Christmas Day)

Trivial Pursuit Day -- honoring Canadians Chris Haney and Scott Abbott, who created the game on this date in 1979

Underdog Day -- the day to celebrate all the number two people who make the number ones what they are (as in Friday to Crusoe); day founded by by the late Peter Moeller, THE Chief Underdog

Zamenhof Day -- International Esperanto Community

Anniversary Today:

Sylvester Stallone marries Brigitte Nielson, 1985

Birthdays Today:

Adam Brody, 1979
Garrett Wang, 1968
Helen Slater, 1963
Nick Beggs, 1961
Don Johnson, 1949
Dave Clark, 1942
Tim Conway, 1933
Edna O'Brien, 1931
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, 1928
Uziel "Uzi" Gal, 1923
Jeff Chandler, 1918
Stan Kenton, 1911
J. Paul Getty, 1892
Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, 1859
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel,1832

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Gone With the Wind(Film), 1939 (Atlanta only, general release Jan. 1, 1940)
"Song of the Forests"(Shostakovich Op. 81), 1949
"Charlie Girl"(Musical), 1965

Today in History:

Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron, 533
Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia, 1265
Bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing round Cape of Good Hope, 1488
The State of Holland grants patent on a windmill with crankshaft, 1593
The first US law school is established at University of Pennsylvania, 1791
The first Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published, 1810
The first street-cleaning machine in US is used in Philadelphia, 1854
The King of Hawaii becomes the first reigning king to visit the US, and is received by President Grant, 1874
The London Underground's Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway opens, 1906
The bandleader Major Glenn Miller is lost over English Channel, 1944
Gemini 6A, crewed by Wally Schirra and Thomas Stafford, is launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida; four orbits later, it achieves the first space rendezvous, with Gemini 7, 1965
Samoa becomes a member of the United Nations, 1976
U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will recognize the People's Republic of China and cut off all relations with Taiwan, 1978
The 3rd reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is shut down, 2000
The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean, 2001
Boeing's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington, 2009
Eighteen asylum seekers drown in the Aegean Sea on the way to Greece from Turkey. 2012
The mayor of Flint, Michigan declares state of emergency over contaminated water supplies amid calls for a a criminal investigation, 2015


  1. Mimi,

    We used to go the mountains after it snowed but these days I'm content to stay home. Growing up in southern WV, we had our share of the white stuff but we don't get so much in Knoxville. It's always a lot of fun to see people from warmer climates who visit the Smoky's to discover snow. They go crazy over the stuff! We're always like, "They must be from Florida." lol It's that obvious but that's ok.

    We did the whole Santa thing with the kids, too. Our pastor from back home said Santa lives in us all, so in fact that means there is a Santa. I like the way he explained Santa, don't you? We used to bake sugar cookies close to Christmas so we could leave them for Santa. That was always such fun. :) Have a good weekend, my friend!

  2. Oh, my heaven...Zippy is adorable! I love the creative thinking.
    I love the cold, but I do understand how you feel. I feel that way about heat! I cannot breathe when it is hot. We are like opposites in this respect, though so similar in many other areas. HUGS. Dressing your kids sounds so sweet, but I did think of Will Ferrell in "Elf". Ha! Have a great weekend, Mimi! HUGS.

  3. Zippy is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers.I especially like your answer fro Santa, that is a sweet way to view him. And I agree, it is up to the kids' parents to tell them. You should post photos of your babies as elves, I would love to see them. Have a nice weekend! I hope you get a lot of time with your heating pad. XO

  4. Awww on the kitty. They can eat however they want. So cute.

    I love your approach to Santa. That's a good thing.

    Did you know that Steve of BF Dude doesn't have a blog anymore? I didn't either until recently.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ♥

    1. We each have our own way of doing things. Zippy, you are just too cute. That looks like a great idea, just tip the bowl over. Much easier that way. Have a great day.

  5. Zippy appears to have a system that works.

  6. Love your answers - when I was little we used to leave out a glass of milk for Santa and a carrot for the reindeer.
    Zippy has a great way of eating - much more efficient.

  7. If at first you don't succeed....try try again! Yippee for Zippy!


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