Friday, January 12, 2018

Good Buddy (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.

Buddy wandered up to the shelter and established himself as the outdoor guard cat.  He likes people well enough, he’s just lived outdoors his whole life and has no intention of letting that change.  He’s been neutered now, and seems to be mellowing out.  In fact, when the temps got down to well below freezing, guess who allowed himself to be brought in?  (At night only, of course.)

He was not impressed enough with the accommodations to stay long.


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 88: January 12, 2018:

1. I would like to ask                   why                         ?

2. My favorite fast food restaurant is                          .

3. If I could go to any concert of someone still performing, it would be                        . 

4. My Winter pastime is usually                           , because                        .

I would like to ask Sweetie’s parents, both adoptive and biological, why he and his twin were adopted by the parents who raised them.  Yes, their biological mother was very young (17), but she and their father were married.  None of them would ever tell the true, complete story, Sweetie got some bits and Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, got other bits, and what they were told often did not match what someone else had said before.  They’ve dug up documents that shed a bit of light on it, such as the court documents their biological mother wasn’t allowed to sign because she was still technically a minor.  Still, it’s a mystery why their legitimately married parents were forced — or were they forced? — to put their twins up for adoption to a much older couple.  Both fathers were military, and the adoptive father outranked the biological father, did that have something to do with it?  It would be interesting to get the whole story.

My favorite fast food restaurant is none of the above.  Even if most of them have a salad on offer now, i’d rather make my own.  For the most part, fast food is fat food and i got tired of being fat years ago and did something about it and i don’t want to go back, ever.

If i could go to any concert of someone still performing, it would be either Casting Crowns or MercyMe.  TobyMac would be good, too, especially if Mandissa was on tour with him.

My Winter pastime is usually reading because it is my pastime any time of the year, and in winter i can do it in bed with the heating pad.


Today is:

Art Deco Weekend -- Miami, FL, US (for die hard fans; through Sunday)

Compitalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (slave festival to the Lares and Manes, household gods)

Curried Chicken Day

Eat Crackers and Try to Whistle Day -- just to see if it's as much fun as it was when you were young

Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day -- an internet generated holiday with whatever purpose you decide to give it

Goblin Gala -- Fairy Calendar (Fairies not invited)

Hen Galan -- Gwaun Valley, Dyfed, Wales (New Year Celebration begins -- yes, they still use the old calendar)

Kiss a Ginger Day -- some call it a national or international day, although it's not official; a history of this day is here

Lee-Jackson Day -- Virginia, US

Little League Girls Baseball Day -- girls were finally allowed to play this date in 1974

Loop Ice Carnival -- The Loop, St. Louis, MO, US (winter frolics, including the "Frozen Bun" run; through tomorrow)

Memorial Day -- Turkmenistan

National Marzipan Day

National Pharmacist Day -- US

National Youth Festival -- India (through the 16th)

Rubber Band Veteran Day -- to commemorate the warriors and heroes of rubber band fights around the globe and in your very own school or office

Scalloway Fire Festival -- Shetland Islands (viking festival; through tomorrow)

Southwestern Exposition Livestock Show and Rodeo -- Fort Worth, TX, US (the world's first indoor professional rodeo, since 1918; through Feb. 3)

Stick to Your New Year's Resolution Day -- because if you made any it's too soon to give up

St. Benedict Biscop's Day (Founder and Patron of English Benedictines, and Patron of musicians, painters; Sunderland, England)

Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival -- Whittlesea, England (the "straw bear" goes through the town collecting gifts and performing, and on Sunday, the costume is burned amid much celebration; a festival celebrated since medieval times)

Zanzibar Revolution Day -- Tanzania

Birthdays Today:

HAL, 1997 (according to A. C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey)
Jeff Bezos, 1964
Oliver Platt, 1960
Kirstie Alley, 1955
Howard Stern, 1954
Rush Limbaugh, 1951
Joe Frazier, 1944
Glenn Yarborough, 1930
Ray Price, 1926
Ira Hamilton Hayes, 1922
James Farmer, 1920
Luise Rainer, 1910
Tex Ritter, 1905
Joe E. Lewis, 1902
Jack London, 1876
John Singer-Sargent, 1856
Edmund Burke, 1729
Charles Perrault, 1628
John Winthrop, 1588 (O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Dynasty"(TV) 1981
"All in the Family"(TV), 1971
"Batman"(TV), 1966
"Arthur Godfrey and His Friends"(TV) 1949
"Ottone, re di Germania"(Handel's Opera, HWV 15). 1723

Today in History:

Tsarina Elizabeth establishes the first university in Russia, 1755
The first US public museum is established, in Charlestown, South Carolina, 1773
Mission Santa Clara de Asis is founded in California, 1777
The first cargo arrives in New Orleans by steamship, from Natchez, 1812
Anthracite coal is first used to smelt iron, in Mauch Chunk,Pennsylvania, 1839
The Royal Aeronautical Society is founded in England, 1866
The Dow-Jones closes above 100 for the first time, 1906
A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time, 1908
The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees, 1911 
The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote, 1915 
Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens, 1918
Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate, 1932
Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation, 1967
An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait, 1991
A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali, 1992
Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning, 1998
The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage, 2004
Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket, 2006
The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal, 2006
Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years, 2007
An earthquake in Haiti kills an estimated 150,000 and destroys most of Port-au-Prince, 2010
Divers retrieve one of two black boxes from Air Asia Flight 8501, which crashed on December 28th during its flight from Indonesia to Singapore, 2015


  1. Buddy is a charmer. But I have a HUGE weakness for black cats.
    Your questions are intriguing. And yes, reading is the best. And something I do all year round.

  2. Mimi,

    WOW, that's interesting about Sweetie & his twin brother being adopted out! If you ever uncover the truth then please share it! I agree, fast food is fat food. I usually don't trust salads at fast food restaurants and I won't eat at food bars. People just aren't clean as they used to be. It's a great breeding ground for germs. The cold returns tonight. All next week looks rough but not as bad as last week but bad enough. We're in this crazy pattern of really cold and then warm again cycle. All I can say is I'm tired of the cold. Keep warm and have a good weekend, my friend!

  3. Neutered !!!!!!! Ouch ! Have a wonderful Friday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Buddy is a cutie, I hope he decided indoors in more fun. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. I am sick of being fat, I guess I should give up fast food because you are right, it is all fat food. That is an interesting story about your Sweetie. I think if you researched it further, it would make an excellent book. Have a great weekend! XO

  5. Buddy is living life his way. He's a smart guy.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. You have an even better weekend. ♥

  6. Once an outdoor cat, always an outdoor cat! He wants his freedom!

  7. Mimi, you are cute. I can see you with your heating pad and book. And, Buddy is cute, too. Dudes will be dudes.
    Sweetie has quite a story. Maybe he will get the truth. He deserves it. HUGS!

  8. Buddy has his rules and he is sticking to them LOL

    Happy New Year Sorry it's late

  9. awww what a sweetie pie cat! Too bad he doesn't want to sleep in that smiley bed!

  10. that's great that he allowed himself to be brought in! Smart kitty! catchatwithcarenandcody

  11. Some cats are like the wind, Meems. I find that they blow back around when they're hungry or want someplace nice to sleep! So great to be back here again, friend.

  12. Did someone mention Fabulous Wild Men?
    Where do I sign up?


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