Friday, September 28, 2018

Assistance, Please (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. 

A little help here, please.

Yeah, yeah, very funny, take a picture of the unfortunate cat with a claw snag.  Just get me out of this, would you!


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 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!      

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

1. A  ________________ will ___________________.

2. The best time of the day is __________________.

3. _________ is not my strong suit.

4. It’s all fun and games until _________.

1. A kind deed will come back to bless you somehow.
2. The best time of the day is morning, especially if you don't have to go to work!
3. Being patient in traffic is not my strong suit.  In fact, if anything will ever push me over the edge and make me from a teetotal into a drinking woman, it will be the traffic.
4. It's all fun and games until i have to explain to your mother how her child got hurt.  After all, it really strains a friendship when you break someone's kid.  Yes, i've been on nursery detail way too long.


Today is:

Baltimore Book Festival -- Baltimore, MD, US (the mid-Atlantic’s premier celebration of literary arts; through Sunday)

Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival -- Custer, SD, US (buffalo round up, Western and Native American entertainment, arts and crafts; through Sunday)

Cabrillo Festival -- San Diego, CA, US (reenactment of Cabrillo's landing, a Spanish soldier and sailor encampment, Native Kumeyaay demonstrations, dances, crafts, and food; through tomorrow)

Czech Statehood Day -- Czech Republic

Drink Beer Day

Feast of Hapi and Creation of the Nile -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fish Tank Floor Show Night -- the Wellcat Holidays people say that your fish keep you entertained all year long, so turn about is fair play, entertain your fish tonight!

Frances Willard Day -- Minnesota

Hug a Vegan Day / Hug a Vegetarian Day -- i'm open!  please note that several dates are given on many websites for this "event," and i've chosen the final Friday of September which seems to be the original as sponsored by PETA

International Right to Know Day -- FOI Advocates Network, promoting the right of access to information for all people and the benefits of open, transparent, and accountable governments     

Liberty Fall Festival -- Liberty, MO, US (right in the heart of the town square, among the historic buildings from the 1800s, lots for everyone to do; through Sunday)

Love Note Day -- some good ideas here on keeping romance alive   

Manit Day -- Marshall Islands (Culture Day)

Mansfield Heritage Weekend / Fabulous 1890's Weekend -- Mansfield, PA, US (celebration of the first ever night football game in Mansfield in 1892; through tomorrow)

Marion County Country Ham Days -- Lebanon, KY, US (for those who love ham, and a PIGasus parade, and a Pokey Pig 5k, among other events; through Sunday)

Menkhet Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Michaelmas Eve -- Celtic celebration, bake your bannock bread tonight for eating on St. Michael and All Angel's Day tomorrow; tonight, build a bonfire and dine on roast lamb, and make sure the menfolk protect the horses, for anyone is allowed to "borrow" one for the celebration tomorrow

Mount Pleasant Glass and Ethnic Festival -- Mount Pleasant, PA, US (a "front porch neighborhood" festival; through Sunday)

National Day of Awareness and Unity against Child Pornography -- Philippines

National Good Neighbor Day -- US (begun when Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana, began campaigning for this National Day in the 1970's; go greet the neighbors, and be a good neighbor yourself!)

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

National Youth Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands

Native American Day 2018 -- US (begun in California, a day to honor all Native Americans, always celebrated the fourth Friday in September)

Neptune Festival -- Virginia Beach, Virginia (a Boardwalk Weekend; through Sunday) related event
    International Sand Sculpting Championship -- Virginia Beach, Virginia, US (through Oct. 7)

New York Film Festival -- NY, NY, US (56th Annual, through Oct. 14)

Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show and Grand National Wedding Cake Competition -- Tulsa, OK, US (Cakes set up today, viewing and judging the next two days with this year's theme as "I Am A Modern Classic", it's fun for everyone, as the best of the best cake designers vie for the Grand National title; for asounding pictures of last year's competition, go here)   

Read a Child a Book You Like Day -- someone started this to get us to remember the books we loved as kids, and share them with children now

Rogue Music Festival -- Medford, OR, US (over 100 performances, jazz and rock and everything in between, many by nationally known bands, plus food and celebration; through Sunday)

Runic Half Month Gyfu begins (gift)

Save the Koala Day -- anyone can help by "adopting" one today     

Sport Purple For Platelets Day(sm) -- Platelet Disorder Support Association     

St. Wenceslaus' Day (Patron of brewers; Bohemia; Czech Republic; Moravia; Prague, Czech Republic)

Tales of Kelp-Koli's Second Visit -- Fairy Calendar (through the 30th)

Teacher's Day -- Taiwan (on the traditional Western date of Confucius' birthday, of course)

Warrens Cranberry Festival -- Warrens, WI, US (tour a cranberry bog, enjoy the festival and food; through Sunday)

World's Biggest Coffee Morning -- UK (Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser, host or attend a Coffee Morning gathering or go to M&S Cafe, the official partner in the event!)

Birthdays Today:

Frankie Jonas, 2000
Hilary Duff, 1987
Gwyneth Paltrow, 1973
Naomi Watts, 1968
Mira Sorvino, 1967
Janeane Garofalo, 1964
Suzanne Whang, 1962
Steve Largent, 1954
Jeffrey Jones, 1947
Ben E. King, 1938
Koko Taylor, 1935
Brigitte Bardot, 1934
Arnold Stang, 1925
Marcello Mastroianni, 1924
William Windom, 1923
Al Capp, 1909
Max Schmeling, 1905
Ed Sullivan, 1901
Kate Douglas Wiggin, 1856
Frances Willard, 1839
Confucius, BC551

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Ed Wood(Film), 1994
"Cosmos: A Personal Voyage"(Documentary series), 1980
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"(Single release, Gladys Knight), 1967
"Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales"(TV), 1963
"Dr. Kildare"(TV), 1961
"Hazel"(TV), 1961
"Purlie Victorious"(Play), 1961
Radio Times(Magazine, first issue), 1923

Today in History:

Pompey the Great, member of the Triumvirate, is assassinated by order of King Ptolemy of Egypt upon landing in that country, BC48
King/Saint Wenceslas murdered by his brother, 935
William the Conqueror invades England, 1066
Sinking of the Spanish fleet during a hurricane off the coast of Florida, 1528
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo becomes the first European to reach San Diego Bay, 1542
Publication of "Pilgrim's Progress", 1678
Divorce is legalized in Maryland, 1701
American and French forces begin the siege of Yorktown, 1781
Napoleon Bonaparte, age 16, graduates from the Military Academy of Paris -- 42nd in a class of 51, 1785
Donati's comet becomes the first to be photographed, 1858
Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario, 1867
Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mould growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin, 1928
Indonesia joins the United Nations, 1950
Mali and Senegal join the United Nations, 1960
SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit, 2008
Research teams from Exeter and Cambridge Universities announce in the journal Nature Genetics their discovery of the DNA controllers that determine at what age women go into menopause, 2015


  1. Poor Mr Ginge.
    And yes, mornings are my favourite part of the day. Early morning.

  2. Some of us who have kids who got broke understand that it happens so fast, no one could stop it Our oldest was playing Barney with the youngest. He stacked a bunch of boxes of tiles up on top of each other like stairs going up and down so she could march over them like the kids on Barney. The boxes slipped, she fell, and bit through the front of her face just under her lower lip.

    Another time she managed to cut the inside of her nose with the handle end of a butter knife while cutting an orange. She knew she was not supposed to cut her own food, but she did.

    Have a blessed week.

  3. I think the first cat will be complaining about the service LOL, aww nothing worse than being snagged :-)

    I am so glad I don't drive the traffic here in central London is horrific thank god for the underground heheh! :-(

    Have a snaglesstastic weekend :-)

  4. Mimi,

    Oh, the life of a cat! Wouldn't it be grand to just lounge around like that? You are often rewarded for your kindness but I've learned it usually comes via another source not the party you did something good for. The best part of the day is the mornings for me, too. That's my most productive time and I get to drink coffee. :) Patience in general isn't my strong suit but I'm learning. I don't see myself as patience but others say that I am. One of us is wrong, I just don't which. lol I'm not sure how I would've filled in that last one but it's never fun to explain to a mother why her kid got hurt but those things happen. Boo-Boos and kids go hand-in-hand. It's nearly impossible to be in multiple places at one time with a group of wee ones. Have a furtastic weekend, my friend!

  5. OK, I just read the opening of Today in History as, "Popeye the Great..." (More Coffee, Please!) Anyhow, I'd stay and chat but I have to go book a flight to Baltimore.
    (*dashes off, pauses, turns to dash back and give you a hug before sprinting off again*)

  6. Some kitties have it made don't they. I hope these little ones find a forever home soon.

    Love your answer to #3. Traffic can get to me too, but the grocery store can send me over the edge.

    Have a fabulous Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  7. Such a cute kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I used to work in daycare so I understand #4. I hope you have a nice weekend! XO

  8. Colorful and creative photos of an endearing kitty!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  9. The kitties around here can get even newly trimmed claws snagged on just about anything. I often wonder how they get themselves in such predicaments.

    And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! You are so right about #1. And oh my goodness, I hear you on #3. I live in a sort of mid-sized city, so rush hour is not the absolute worst that's ever existed, but it is also still perfectly annoying. Have a beautiful day!

  10. Oh, #3 describes our Female Human. We've been in the car with her (on the way to the stabby place with the people in white coats) and sometimes we hear her yelling. And since we're singing the song of our people in our carrier anyway it provides a nice sing along time.
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Oliver & The Tribe of Five at Feline Opines

  11. Mornings are my time of day too and poor wittle kitty!


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