Friday, March 30, 2018

Swinging Good Time (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-ins

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.) 

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 Tripod SissyCat and i sit on the porch swing together.


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 99: March 30, 2018:

1. For Easter (or Passover), I                             .

2. My favorite Easter (or Passover) treat is                                 .

3. Lately, the song                    is stuck in my head.

4. The A-Z Blogging Challenge                          .

1. For Easter, i go to the sunrise service (and generally freeze), then we head to NOLA to go out to dinner with the whole family.

2. My favorite Easter treat is (was) Elmer’s Gold Brick Eggs.  Although i generally eschew refined sugars now, i used to love those, they are a NOLA product and much beloved here.

3. Lately, the song _________ is stuck in my head.  There is no one song.  Every morning, i wake up and think of a hymn or praise chorus, and if anything gets stuck it is that, and it is a different one each day.

4. The A-Z Blogging Challenge is fun, i’m sorry it took me a couple of years to discover it.


Today is:

Alcohol-Free Weekend 2018 -- US; sponsored by National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (this year's theme is "Changing Attitudes:  It's not a 'rite of passage.'"  

Check for Change in Every Coin Return You Pass Day -- because someone has a sense of humor and put it on the internet

Culture and Traditions Day -- Micronesia

Daylight Saving Time begins -- Jordan; Syria

Doctors Day -- US (begun by Eudora Almond in 1933 because she thought her husband, Dr. Charles B. Almond deserved recognition for his hard work; for ideas on how to thank your doctor)

Fairies of the First Wand Reunion Dinner -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of Janus and Concordia -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Festival of Bast -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (cat goddess; date approximate)

Festival of Reality Fabrication  -- internet holiday to celebrate your imagination

Festival of Salus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of health)

Good Friday/Passion Friday -- Christian (remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus)
    National Hot Cross Bun Day -- US (always on Good Friday)
    Procession of the Mysteries -- Taranto, Italy
    Via Crusus (Way of the Cross) -- San Fernando, Philippines (reenactment of the Passion)

Grass Is Always Browner On The Other Side Of The Fence Day -- remember how good you have it; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

I am in Control Day -- remember Alexander Haig's words on this date in 1981? well today, if you find the phones won't stop ringing, the kids got into the glue again, the coffee maker is on the fritz, and somebody dyed the poodle purple, stand up and declare that you are in control!

Land Day Commemoration -- West Bank/Palestinian remembrance

Limited Liability Day -- because no one can be responsible for everything

Pencil Day -- the pencil with an eraser top was patented this day in 1858 by Hyman Lipman

Pesach/Passover -- Judaism (begins this evening, through the evening of April 7)

Runic Half-Month Ewhas (Horse) begins

Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day -- Trinidad and Tobago

St. Leonard Murialdo's Day (Patron of apprentices)

Take a Walk in the Park Day -- begun by someone who wanted to get out of the office

Turkey Neck Soup Day

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day -- US (information here)  

World Marbles Day (always on Good Friday)   

Birthdays Today:

Scott Moffatt, 1983
Jason Dohring, 1982
Norah Jones, 1979
Matt Doran, 1976
Mark Consuelos, 1971
Celine Dion, 1968
Ian Ziering, 1964
Tracy Chapman, 1964
M.C. Hammer, 1962
Paul Reiser, 1957
Robbie Cotrane, 1950
Eric Clapton, 1945
Astrud Gilberto, 1940
Warren Beatty, 1937
John Astin, 1930
Rolf Harris, 1930
Peter Marshall, 1930
Richard Dysart, 1929
Peter Marshall, 1927
Frankie Laine, 1913
Sean O'casey, 1880
Anna Sewell, 1820
Vincent Van Gogh, 1853
Francisco Jose De Goya, 1749

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Agnes of God"(Play), 1982
"Applause"(Musical), 1970
"Jeopardy"(TV), 1964
"Verkaufte Braut/The Bartered Bride"(Comic opera), 1866

Today in History:

The first recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, BC240
Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple, 1422
Henry VIII divorces Catherine of Aragon, 1533
British and coalition forces march into Paris after the defeat of Napoleon, 1814
Dr. Crawford Long of Georgia, US, performs the first operation with anesthesia (ether), 1842
A pencil with attached eraser is patented by Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia, 1858
Alaska is purchased from Russia by US Secretary of State William Seward, for $7,200,000 (about 2 cents per acre), 1867
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, 1932
Einstein announces his revised unified field theory, 1953
The Yonge Street Line, the first subway in Canada, opens in Toronto, 1954
President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr., 1981
The oldest copy of Codex Holmiensis, dating from 1280, is returned to Denmark from Sweden after 300 years, and 45,000 Inca artifacts are returned to Peru's Machu Picchu after spending 100 years at Yale University, 2011
Uhuru Kenyatta is declared the rightful winner of the Kenyan presidential election by the Supreme Court, 2013
Slovakia sets a new precedent by electing Andrej Kiska, a millionaire, as president; Mr. Kiska is the first president without ties to the Communist party to be elected since the breakup of the former Czechoslovakia, 2014
North Carolina repeals its controversial bathroom law that restricted transgender use,  2017


  1. Tripod SissyCat has better manners than Jazz who really doesn't share well.
    I really like reading the A-Z challenge, but am far too lazy to participate.

  2. Tripod SissyCat is so cool in addition to gorgeous...I wonder what she is thinking? Wouldn't it be great to know. Great post, I enjoyed it.

    Have a great day. :)

  3. Have a blessed Good Friday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. SissyCat is a pretty girl. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins. Your Easter plans sound wonderful except for the freezing part. I love the A-Z challenge too, I have discovered many wonderful blogs through it, including yours.

  5. Cats too enjoy sitting on a swing! Blessed Good Friday!

  6. Love the picture of you and Tripod SissyCat sitting on the porch swing. What a lovely thing to do together.

    I've never done the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Maybe next year.

    Have a fabulous day and a very happy and blessed Easter. ♥♥♥

  7. So I guess I missed how Tripod Sissycat got her name?

  8. I had *my* hot cross buns...
    Hope you had yours. :-)

  9. Beautiful cat ... and what better place to hang together?