Friday, November 23, 2018

Better Than a Black Friday Deal (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.

Instead of boring yourself shopping, why not go adopt a shelter pet and save a life.

We're better than any old Black Friday deal!


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!      

1. Black Friday _________________________________.

2. A pet peeve of mine at this time of year is ___________________________.

3. ‘Tis the season for _________.

4. I never jumped on the _________ bandwagon.

1. Black Friday is a great day to stay home!

2. A pet peeve of mine at this time of year is that we give people who already have way too much stuff even more stuff.

3. ‘Tis the season for celebrating our Savior.

4. I never jumped on the latest hot toy bandwagon when my kids were little.  To tell the truth, they were seldom interested in the “toy of the year” that everyone else had to have.  Made my life easier, too.


Today is:

Belsnickel Craft Show -- Boyertown, PA, US (through tomorrow)

Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day -- US, and i will observe the latter

Buy Nothing Day -- UK (Shop Less, Live More)  

Can You Find Your Old Rubik's Cube and Still Work It Day -- internet generated, and why would you bother?

Christmas Candlelight Tour -- My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Bardstown, KY, US (Christmas as it was in the 1800s; Fridays and Saturdays the first three weekends after Thanksgiving)

Color Photos Day -- anniversary of the Kodak introduction of modern color film in 1935

Eat A Cranberry Day -- just to see why you add sugar, i guess

Family Day -- Nevada, US

Feast of Qawl(Speech) -- Baha'i

Fibonacci Day -- celebrating the mathematical Fibonacci Series, which begins as 1,1,2,3

Full Beaver Moon / Full Frosty Moon
    Ill Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
    Palden Lhamo Festival -- Tibet (protectress of Tibet, celebrated mostly by women)
    Loy Krathong -- Thailand (Floating of the Lamps festival; to appease the water spirits, dedicated to Mae Kongkha, Goddess of Rivers)
    Tazaugmone/Thasaung Mong Full Moon -- Myanmar (Festival of Lights begins)
    That Luang Festival -- Laos (Ventiane's most important Theravada Buddhist festival)

Gettysburg Holiday Festivals -- Gettysburg, PA, US (fun holiday events weekends through the New Year's Eve Bash)

Giorgoba -- Georgia (St. George's Day; they celebrate their patron saint twice a year, today and May 6, his feast day on the OS calendar)

Guru Nanak Jayanti -- India; Nepal (celebration of the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Nanak)

Hadakambo Festival -- Hofu, Japan (men dressed only in loincloths brave the cold carrying floats to the shrine)

International Image Consultant Day -- Association of Image Consultants International    

Jukebox Day -- many days compete for this title, but the first known nickel-in-the-slot record machine went into service on this day in 1889 in San Francisco, CA, US

JuleFest -- Elk Horn, IA, US (a true Danish Christmas festival; through Sunday)

Kinro Kansha no Hi -- Japan (Labour Day Thanksgiving, when people express gratitude to each other for their work through the year)

National Cashew Day -- some sites list it on the 22nd, i'm celebrating both as i love cashews

National Day of Listening -- US (sponsored by StoryCorps, encouraging sharing family stories during the holidays; learn how to interview and record those special stories here)    

National Day of Thanksgiving -- Turks and Caicos Islands

National Espresso Day

National Flossing Day -- US, but a great idea everywhere; help spread peace of mouth!  

Native American Heritage Day -- US; related observance
    Maize Day -- US; celebrating the First Nations of the Americas and the role maize/corn played in their cultures

Pencil Sharpener Day -- John Love of Massachusetts patented the first one this day in 1897

Plan Your Dagwood Sandwich Day -- admit you've always wanted to, so build one with your Thanksgiving leftovers!

Rally of the Tall Pines -- Bancroft, ON, Canada (an event on the Canadian Rally Car Race Circuit; through the tomorrow)

Repudiation Day -- Maryland, US (anniversary of the Franklin County Court refusal to cooperate with Britain's Stamp Tax Act)

Rudolf Maister Day -- Slovenia

Sinkie Day -- sponsored by SINKIE, The International Association Of People Who Dine Over The Kitchen Sink , which urges you to combine your Christmas shopping with enjoying a quick meal of Thanksgiving leftovers and become a SINKIE convert!

St. Clement's Day (Patron of boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, marble workers/stonecutters, sick children; Dundee, Scotland; Velletri, Italy)

St. Columbanus's Day (Patron of motorcyclists; Bobbio, Italy; against floods)

St. Felicity's Day (Patron of martyrs, widows; against the death of children, sterility)

Tree Lighting at Anchorage -- Anchorage, AK, US (Santa and 9 real reindeer help celebrate the annual lighting of the holiday tree, with free cocoa and cookies for all)

World Famous Fish House Parade -- Aitkin, MN, US (plus chili cook-off, craft show, and more!)

You're Welcomegiving Day -- US, the day after Thanksgiving, started by Richard Ankli to give everyone a reason for a 4-day weekend

Birthdays Today:

Miley Cyrus, 1992
Lucas Grabeel, 1984
vSalli Richardson, 1967
Steve Harvey, 1956
Bruce Hornsby, 1954
Susan Anspach, 1945
Krzysztof Penderecki, 1933
Jerry Bock, 1928
Johnny Mandel, 1925
Emmett Littleton Ashfrd, 1914
Harpo Marx, 1888
Boris Karloff, 1887
Billy the Kidd (William H. Bonney), 1859
Franklin Pierce, 1804
Edward Rutledge, 1749

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"I Feel Fine"(Beatles single release), 1964
"Dr. Who"(TV), 1963
"Fiorello!"(Musical), 1959
"Of Mice and Men"(Play), 1937
Life Magazine(First issue), 1936
First play-by-play American style football game radio broadcast, 1919 (Texas A&M beat University of Texas, 7-0)

Today in History:

Thespis of Icaria becomes the first actor to portray a character onstage, BC534
Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III, 800
Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile. 1248
Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, and written by John Milton is published, 1644
People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax, 1765
Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine, 1835
Patent granted for a process of making color photographs, 1863
The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco, 1889
King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to become his heir, 1890
Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler," to connect railroad cars, 1897
Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love, 1897
Enrico Caruso makes his US debut at the Metropolitan Opera House, NY in "Rigoletto", 1903
Wright Brothers forms million dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes, 1909
Life Magazine publishes its first issue, 1936
The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia, 1955
The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world's longest running science fiction drama, 1963
Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time, 1971
A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 4,800 people, 1980
The first all woman expedition to the south pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians), sets off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek, 1990
Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary, 2001
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country, 2005
A message is found on the leg of a mummified pigeon from WWII in Surrey, England, in a code that is unrecognized, 2012
A special 50th anniversary episode of Dr. Who is aired, simulcast to 94 countries and earning a Guiness World Record for the largest simulcast of a TV drama, 2013


  1. The life you save when you adopt from a shelter might well be your own. Our rescue cats have improved our lives immeasurably.

  2. I can't stand all this frenzy for buying stuff either. Black Friday today and I will stay at home!

  3. I agree they are better than any deal heheh

    I liked your fill-ins I am not eve going to mention Black Friday ooops I just did heheh!

    Have a blackfridaylesstastic day :-)

  4. I don't like shopping during cheap sales.

  5. Lucy came to us as astray....we're so lucky to have her! I hate Black Friday....refuse to go there.

  6. Adopting a kitty are two is a great idea. If only hubby would go for it. He loves kitties and puppies, but after Little Bit he can't stand to lose any more babies.

    Your answers are great. I especially like one and two.

    Thanks for being such a loyal participant of Feline Friday.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  7. I agree, those kitties are way better than any Black Friday deal could ever be.

  8. Yes, yes, yes, adopt don't shop!

  9. I remember those years of the have to have toy. We never catered to our kids that way either. However, when the Cabbage Patch Doll was so popular, I saw it from the retailer's side of the fence. Back then, we had to order all the toys in May. We went to a toy show for Western Auto Dealers and had to guess which toy would be "the toy '. We only ordered one case (12) of the ugly patch dolls. We only got one doll and had hundreds of requests for the doll. We secretly sold it to the first woman who had asked for one.

    Have a blessed week.

  10. Such cute kitties, I would adopt another if my hubby would let me. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I agree we do give too much stuff to people who already have too much. I have cut back a lot on that though. You are lucky your kids didn't go through the Furby craze. Have a nice weekend! XO

  11. What cute kittens! My Mom is a sucker for their cuteness! And your fill-ins Purrfect.
    Oh Yes! A Belated Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. I agree ~ I would rather be with the kittens ~ so adorable and no Black Friday for me either ~ Being with my l'il doggie is wonderful ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. I adopted Lola 15 months ago and it was tough a first because I was missing Angel so much, also Lola had a few problems that needed sorting (Hayfever, IBS), but things got better and I love that she sleeps in the bed with me when the weather is cold, gets under the covers and snuggles up by my ribs.

  14. What a wonderful message on animal adoption! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I can relate to all of your answers. Unless there's an absolute emergency, I hole up inside on Black Friday.