Friday, February 23, 2018

Mikey's Water Bowl (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-ins

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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.

Sometimes Mikey drinks from his favorite water bowl:

And sometimes he just gazes into it and makes me wonder what he is seeing and thinking:


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 94: February 23, 2018

1. My favorite president is                       because                      .

2. This weekend, I have plans to                        .

3. I                   my                     .

4. I believe                         .

My favorite president is George Washington because at least i can be relatively certain that he was more concerned about the country than his political career, especially as he really didn't want a political career at that point.  No way can i say that about most office holders these days.

This weekend, i have plans to go visit Grandma and Grandpa on Saturday and volunteer in the Busy Bees room (three-year-olds) for the 11am service on Sunday.

I was very blessed and grateful when my every-other-Tuesday lady, Ms. B, gave me a raise out of the blue!

I believe we have skipped over spring this year and straight into summer, the temperatures are way too high for February.


Today is:

Curling Is Cool Day -- embrace the Olympic sport the whole family can play; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Defenders of the Motherland Day (formerly Red Army Day) -- Russia and some former Soviet Republics
    Homeland Defenders' Day -- Kyrguzstan
    Motherland Defenders' Day -- Transdniestria

Diesel Engine Day -- Rudolph Diesel received his patent in Germany on this day in 1893

Easy Divorce Day -- marking the passage, in 1915, of the Nevada law granting easy divorces after only a 6 month residency, the first such in the US

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day -- while i can't figure out who started this one, even Mr. Google says it's celebrated today

Heritage Day -- Yukon Territory, Canada

Iwo Jima Day -- commemoration of the US flag raising

Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival -- University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, US (students from elementary to college from all over the US participate in student performances and attend concerts and clinics in vocal and instrumental jazz performance; through tomorrow)

National Banana Bread Day

National Day -- Brunei

Pebbles Day -- Pebbles Flintstone was born this day around 10,000BC

Republic Day (Mashramani) -- Guyana

St. Milburga of Shropshire's Day (Patron of birds)

St. Polycarp of Smyrna's Day (Patron against dysentery and earache)

St. Serenus the Gardener's Day (Patron of bachelors, falsely accused people)

Terminalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival for Terminus, god of land boundary markers)

Women in Blue Jeans Conference -- Mitchell, SD, US (celebrating women in agriculture; through tomorrow)

Birthdays Today:

Emily Blunt, 1983
Niecy Nash, 1970
Michael Dell, 1965
"Bobby" Bonilla, 1963
Howard Jones, 1955
Patricia Richardson, 1951
"Too Tall" Jones, 1951
John Sanford, 1944
Johnny Winter, 1944
Peter Fonda, 1939
Sylvia Chase, 1938
Donna J. Stone, 1933
Paul Tibbets, 1915
William L. Shirer, 1904
Victor Fleming, 1889
W.E.B. DuBois, 1868
Emma Hart Willard, 1787
George Frederic Handel, 1685
Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, 1646
Samuel Pepys, 1633

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Fortune and Men's Eyes"(Play), 1967
Pinocchio(Disney cartoon film), 1940

Today in History:

Emperor Diocletian orders the general persecution of Christians, 303
Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed with movable type, 1455
France begins its fifth "holy war" against the Huguenots, 1574
Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army, 1778
The first US raw-cotton-to-cloth mill is founded, in Waltham, Massachusetts, 1813
The first US pharmaceutical college is organized, the College of Apothecaries in Philidelphia, 1821
Santa Anna begins his siege of the Alamo, 1836
John Newman leaves the Anglican Church and is welcomed into the Roman Catholic Church, 1846
In Mexico, American troops under General Zachary Taylor defeat Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna, 1847
Great Britain formally recognises the independence of the Boers in the area between the Orange and Vaal rivers, signing the Bloemfontein Convention with the Orange Free State, 1854
The London Times publishes the world's first classified ad, 1886
Charles Martin Hall, assisted by his sister Julia Brainerd Hall, produced the first samples of man-made aluminum, 1886 
The French/Italian Riviera is struck by an earthquake that leaves 2,000 dead, 1887
The Tootsie Roll is introduced by Leo Hirshfield, 1896
In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing the government of anti-Semitism and wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus, 1898
The Cuban state of Guantanamo is leased to the US, 1903
The US acquires control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million, 1904
The Rotary Club International is founded in Chicago, 1905
Russian Tsar Nicholas II dissolves the Diet of Finland, 1909
The US state of Nevada enacts a convenient divorce law, 1915
The February Revolution begins in Russia, 1917
Plutonium is first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, 1941
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded, 1847
The first mass inoculation with the Salk vaccine begins in Pittsburgh, 1954
First meeting of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), 1955
The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri, 1983
Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud, 1987
A small fire occurs in the Russian Space station, Mir, 1997
An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31, 1999
Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster, 2010


  1. If only Mikey could talk, he could share some interesting things with us! Lol!

  2. I only recently learned that George Washington may have had teeth from slaves in his mouth. 😳 (Not necessarily his.) Either way, ew! 🤢😡

    Anyway, totally agree with you on the weather. It was 77º here, so I can only imagine what the temperature was where you are. I wasn't done wearing my sweaters! I would have preferred a more gradual temperature change. I'm so not ready for summer temperatures. 😕

    Congrats on your raise, though! That's awesome!

    Hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend, Mimi!

  3. Sometimes cats do strange things :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Very good point about Washington. Congrats on your raise! Have a nice weekend! XO

  4. Love all your answers and you're right about George Washington. He was clearly down to earth.

    Love the kitty. Staring off or reading tea leaves or whatever kitties read.

    Way to go on that raise. Always a good thing.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and a great weekend. ♥

  5. They are fascinating to watch sometimes aren't they heheh!

    Have a milkytastic weekend :-)

  6. what a sweet cat- Lucy does that also! Have a lovely day...and to answer your question about my blooming Christmas/Valentine cactus- I use fish fertilizer about every three weeks. Cheers!

  7. Maybe he is hoping water will turn to cream. ��

  8. Kitties like to keep us guessing what they're up to! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  9. And without even knowing it, I baked banana bread.
    I must have secret holiday sensing!


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