Friday, May 25, 2018

Company (Feline Friday), Friendly Fill-ins, and Towel Day

(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 when i'm on the computer in the evenings, i have company:


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 the new cohost of the Fill-Ins, Lorianne, The Menagerie Mom of Four-Legged Furballs. 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:

1. It is _________.

2. The best part of last week was _________.

3. Every summer, I _________.

4. Once upon a time, _________.

It is a good thing the mechanics repairing the Jalopy noticed two other things that need to be repaired in time for us to get them before they become major problems.  Minor repairs will be done so major ones will not be needed.

The best part of last week was having half of Wednesday off and getting in a really good nap.

Every summer, i look forward to wearing “beach dresses” (as i call them) in the afternoons and evenings after work.  Very cool and comfortable.

Once upon a time, i thought it would be fun to start and blog, and so i did, and it is fun!


Yes, i know where my towel is:


Today is:

Africa Day / African Liberation Day  -- African Union; related observance
    Heroes' Day -- Lesotho
    President Yajya Jammeh's Birthday -- Gambia

Alma Highland Festival and Games -- Alma College, Alma, Michigan (annual celebration of Scottish heritage, with world class entertainment and fun; through Sunday)

Azalea Festival -- Brookings, OR, US (with a parade and street fair and bonsai, as well as azaleas and more; through Memorial Day)

Celebrate Commemorate Memorial Day -- Waterloo, NY, US (the 149th observance at the National Birthplace of Memorial Day includes a car show, crafts, food, races, a biker rally and more; through observed Memorial Day, and again on the 30th, which is traditional Memorial Day)

Down East Spring Birding Festival -- Cobscook Bay, ME, US (through Memorial Day)

Don't Fry Day -- another day to raise awareness of the need for sun protection through the summer   

First Patriotic Government / National Day -- Argentina (Dia de la Revolucion de Mayo)

Flitting Day -- parts of England; Scotland (traditional day on which leases were up for the year and people moved)

Florida Folk Festival -- White Springs, FL, US (a true celebration of Florida's folk heritage; through Sunday)

Geek Pride Day / Nerd Pride Day -- celebrate the geek / nerd in you!  Geek culture is the obvious choice to laud when it's Glorious 25 May, Star Wars Day, and Towel Day at the same time; began in Spain as "Día del Orgullo Friki"

Glorious 25 May -- in Terry Pratchett's Discworld

Grubstake Days -- Yucca Valley, CA, US (parade, carnival, races, horseshoes tourney, beard growing contest, fun! through Memorial Day)

Heat Awareness Safety Day -- US (your guv'mint at work, and actually doing something right that you really should pay heed to)    

Independence Day -- Jordan(1946)

Iris Festival -- Sumter, SC, US (fun, food, music, and beautiful flowers; through Sunday)

Last Bell -- Russia (tradition of closing schools for the year by having a formal ceremony with the children, and a first grader rings the school bell for dismissal)

Liberation Day -- Lebanon

Memory Days -- Grayson, KY, US ("This is MY Town!" is this year's theme, with a parade, art show, music, Firefighter's Dinner and more; through tomorrow)

National Brown-Bag-It Day

National Death Busters Day -- US, because the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in the US is the most dangerous for driving; be careful out there!

National Missing Children's Day -- US (promoting awareness of the problem of missing children)    

National Polka Festival -- Ennis, TX, US (everyone is invited to enjoy this festival, through Sunday)

National Tap Dance Day -- US, birth anniversary of Mr. Bojangles

National Wig Out Day -- US (on the Friday before Memorial Day, don your wig and your alter ego and have fun!  there are events around the country)    

National Wine Day

Northwest Folklife Festival -- Seattle, WA, US (ethnic and traditional arts event celebrating world cultures; through Monday)

Offering to Demeter -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Pitlochry Festival Theatre -- Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland (plays, concerts, exhibitions, tours and talks; through mid-October)

Poetry Day -- Florida, US (since 1947, the state legislature declared this for all public schools in the state; if you don't live in Florida, enjoy a poem today, anyway)

Portland Rose Festival -- Portland, OR, US (over 50 events, including three parades, dragon boat races, and more celebrate a city full of roses; through June 10)

Procession of the Statue of Artemis -- Ancient Greek and Roman Calendars, at Ephesus (date approximate, but always near the Thargelia)

Self-Reliance Day -- an internet originated holiday, based on the idea that we should all become more self reliant in this day when it is a dying art.

Spoleto Festival USA -- Charleston, SC, US (a premier performing arts festival; through June 10)

Star Wars Day -- Part IV, A New Hope was released this date in 1977

St. Bede the Venerable's Day (Patron of lectors; Father of English History)

St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi's Day (Patron of the ill; against illness and sexual temptation)

Tivoli Fest -- Elk Horn, IA, US (annual celebration of the area's Danish roots; through Sunday)

Towel Day -- Douglas Adams fans, unite!  Always know where your towel is!    

Week of Solidarity with the People Of Non-Self-Governing Territories begins -- United Nations

Anniversary Today:

Lord Guildford Dudley marries Lady Jane Grey, 1553

Birthdays Today:

Brian Urlacher, 1978
Ethan Suplee, 1976
Lauryn Hill, 1975
Justin Henry, 1971
Jamie Kennedy, 1970
Anne Heche, 1969
Stacy London, 1969
Mike Myers, 1963
Connie Sellecca, 1955
Jessi Colter, 1947
Karen Valentine, 1947
Frank Oz, 1944
Leslie Uggams, 1943
Ian McKellen, 1939
Raymond Carver, 1938
Tom T. Hall, 1936
K.C. Jones, 1932
Beverly Sills, 1929
Robert Ludlum, 1927
Miles Davis, 1926
Jeanne Crain, 1925
Claude Akins, 1918
James Joseph "Gene" Tunney, 1898
Igor Sikorsky, 1889
Philip Murray, 1886
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, 1878
John Alexander Dowie, 1847
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi(Film), 1983
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope(Film), 1977
"The Subject Was Roses"(Play), 1964
"H.M.S. Pinafore"(Comic Opera), 1878 

Today in History:

First recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, BC240
Alfonso VI of Castile  takes Toledo, Spain back from the Moors, 1085
Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ, 1420
The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw, 1521
Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England, 1659
Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek, 1784
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States, 1787
In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the Semana de Mayo, 1810
The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom, 1837
The first telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot, 1844
Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London, 1878
The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president, 1895
John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee, 1925
Henry Ford stops production of the Model T to begin the Model A, 1927
Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks five world records and ties a sixth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field  Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1935
The first ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition, 1955
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established, 1963
Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theaters, inspiring the Jediism religion and Geek Pride Day holiday, 1977
Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people, 1985
Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion, 2000
32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, 2001
Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, 2011
The first commercial spacecraft, SpaceX Dragon, docks with the International Space Station, completing the maneuver at 12:02pm EDT, 2012


  1. I often have company at the commputer. The last time we had to open it we noticed that it also has the patina of cat fur which decorates the rest of the house.
    Aren't naps a treat?

  2. LOL so cute looks like that kitten is waiting for a coffee refill heheh!

    Have a blogtastic weekend mimi :-)

  3. The Glorious 25th |may - oh yes. I do so miss Terry Pratchett.

  4. Great fill-ins. Cute picture of the cute kitten. Bet that one is good company. Have a great day.

  5. Oh, how cute!! The kitten, I mean, not your towel :-)

    Blogging is fun, isn't it. Have a great weekend.

  6. Very sweet kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am glad you got in a well-deserved nap. I would love to be able to wear dresses, but I am too fat. I am glad you started a blog, I wish I had found it sooner though. Have a great weekend! XO

  7. Your evening helper is too cute!

    Thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Half days and naps sure are great. And I am with you on #4. I remember randomly thinking one day how it might be fun to start a blog, and then trying it out. I'm sure glad I did, and I bet you're glad you did, too!

    Have a beautiful day!

  8. This is great- I have company too! Have a great day, Messy!

  9. Awww, so adorable. It's good company to have. So cute.

    I'm glad you're finding the minor things to repair before they become major. Good for you.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  10. Your evening company is so cute!

  11. It is beach dress season indeed! Already tired of the hot! I need to get to the beach pronto!

  12. It's always fun to read your blog. Too fun. Be well!

  13. I often have company at the computer too. Yours probably wants to play, mine wants to be petted.

    I never thought of posting the same content on both blogspot and wordpress. I have a wordpress blog, I'll have to dust it off and start doing that too. Thanks!

  14. Every human needs a feline snoopervisor, even when they're working late!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Alberto & The Tribe of Five

  15. Damnit! I forgot all about Towel Day!
    Thank goodness you were on top of things, Miz Mimi!

  16. My assistant, Shoshin, loves to hang out at the computer with me. She often takes over the keyboard.

    On Friday, she went to the vet with her brother, Butterball, and they got their yearly shots. They were very unhappy with us at first, but they got over it by din-din ;)


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