Friday, February 9, 2018

Sweet Dreams (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. 

Dansig has a favorite napping spot in his bed on the chair at the table.  When i am sitting at the table, i can often hear him purring, or softly snoring.

Dansig wants you to know he does not snore, he just breathes hard.


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 92: February 9, 2018

1. The Winter Olympics                       .

2. I think the most romantic movie (or book) is                         .

3. Recently, I had an odd experience when                           .

4. I believe that love                          .

1. The Winter Olympics can be a lot of fun.  If i'm near a TV at some point, i might catch a bit of the show.

2. I think the most romantic movie (or book) is Walt Disney's Cinderella (movie) and Robin McKinley's Beauty (book).  (When i was in college, Cinderella was re-released to theaters, and i stood in line, in the rain, for over an hour, to get in.  Twice.)

3. Recently, i had an odd experience when i walked into a dark room and thought i saw another person.  It turned out to be just a hat on top of a stack of objects positioned in such a way that it looked like a person from that angle.

4. I believe that love, in its most pure definition, is putting the good and the needs of the other ahead of the good and the needs of the self.


Today is:

Downers Grove Ice Sculpting Festival -- Downers Grove, IL, US (this year's theme is "Once Upon a Time"; through Sunday)

Feast of Apollo -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Narvik Sun Pageant (Vinterfestuka) -- Norway (annual festival held since ancient times to honor the sun goddess)

National Bagels and Lox Day

National DAV (Develop Alternative Vices) Day -- internet generated, in hopes that bad habits will be altered to positive coping mechanisms

National Read in the Bathtub Day -- yes, the day has its own Facebook page, but please do not try this with a digital book  

Otaru Yuki Akari no Michi -- Otaru, Japan (Snow Light Path Festival; through the 18th)

Pizza Pie Day

Remembrance for Eyvind Kinnrifi -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (martyr)

St. Apollonia's Day (Patron of dentists; Achterbos, Belgium; Ariccia, Italy; Cuccaro Monferrato, Italy; against toothaches, tooth disease)

St. Maroun's Day -- Lebanon (Syriac Maronite Church of Antioch, an Eastern Catholic Church)

Tales of Kelp-Koli begin -- Fairy Calendar (through the 16th)

Toothache Day -- and someone thought this needed a day because...?  Okay, I guess because there is a patron saint for it.  Or against it.  However that works.

Weather Day -- US (Weather Service Founding)

Yuma Square and Round Dance Festival -- Yuma, AZ, US (for square and round dance enthusiasts; through Sunday)

Birthdays Today:

David Gallagher, 1985
Ziyi Zhang, 1979
Mena Suvari, 1979
Shakira, 1977
Travis Tritt, 1963
Charles Shaughnessy, 1955
Judith Light, 1949
Mia Farrow, 1945
Alice Walker, 1944
Joe Pesci, 1943
Carole King, 1942
Janet Suzman, 1939
Roger Mudd, 1928
Brendan Behan, 1923
Kathryn Grayson, 1922
Bill Veeck, 1914
Gypsy Rose Lee, 1914
Ernest Tubb, 1914
Carmen Miranda, 1909
David Dean Rusk, 1909
Ronald Colman, 1891
Amy Lowell, 1874
William Henry Harrison, 1773

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Falstaff"(Verdi Opera), 1893
"Venice Preserv'd"(Otway Play), 1682

Today in History:

The Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps, 1267
The first recorded race meet in England in Roodee Fields, Chester, 1540
The British ex-premier Walpole becomes the Earl of Oxford, 1742
After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States, 1825
– The U.S. Weather Bureau is established, 1870
The first Japanese immigrants arrive in Hawaii, 1885
The Davis Cup competition is established, 1900
The first forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio, 1909
Snow falls on Mauna Loa, Hawaii, 1922
Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty, 1922
Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources, 1942
Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1960
Jamaica becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations, 1962
The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers, 1964
First test flight of the Boeing 747, 1969
Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1971
Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks, 1995
A storehouse of thirty Egyptian mummies is unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb, 2009
The U.S. Department of Defense produces new guidelines that remove restrictions on the use of women in combat, 2012
Scientists from Australian National University observe the oldest star in the universe for the first time. The star, located 6,000 light years from Earth, serves as a fingerprint of the first stars in the universe; it is believed to be 13.7 billion years old, 2013
The International Energy Agency estimates that oil prices will remain relatively low for the next five years, 2015


  1. Couldn't think of what to have for lunch so I am glad to know it is Pizza Pie Day. I do have a gluten free pizza in the freezer.

  2. Dansig sounds like he has asthma or heart trouble. Maggie does that, breathe very loudly. It is worse with the tumour in her palate. What a great answer for romantic movies! And, what an unsettling experience. I have had that happen, where I thought someone was there! Love, yes. I agree. I hope you get to enjoy the Olympics, at least a bit of it. Hugs, Mimi,

  3. Very sweet photo of Dansig. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I never thought of Cinderella for that answer, but that is perfect. Everyone wants their Prince Charming to rescue them. I would have run out of the room screaming instead of investigating what I saw :) Very true about love. Have a nice weekend! XO

  4. Mimi,

    I like your response about love putting the needs of other ahead of oneself. That's truly what love is all about, isn't it? Have a good weekend!

  5. Awww on Dansig. He's not snoring he's sleep softly.

    Love is just that. Excellent.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ♥

  6. I'm sorry but that's a poor excuse Dansig LOL but you do look comfy :-)

  7. Maybe Dansig can use a Breathe Right strip on his cute little nose ;)

  8. Dansig looks so sweet there in his sleeping spot. We had a kitty who snored, our sweet Callie-Jo (we lost her last fall) - They do sound funny when they snore errr...make that breath heavily.


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