Friday, November 9, 2018

Little SissyCat Says (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.

I'm ready for my close-up, Ms. Food Provider!


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. I just _________________.

2. My next ________________ will be ____________________.

3. The sound of _________ makes me cringe.

4. Right now, I am craving _________.

I just don't understand how seemingly good, loving people get so wrapped up in hate when it comes to certain other people whom they have set aside in a special category that they almost treat them as subhuman.

My next car will be less that five years old, i hope.  (All of our cars are now over 10.  Lunceford the Land Yacht is almost 18 and old enough to drive himself!  We don't have to have new, i don't expect that, but a little less used would be nice.)

The sound of a cat about to cough up a hairball makes me cringe, as i know i better get up and find it before Sweetie's foot does or the next sound will be him yelling.

Right now, i am craving brown rice vegan sushi.  Yes, i'm weird and i own it.


Today is:

Allama Iqbal Day -- Pakistan

Chaos Never Dies Day -- internet generated, and just look in my closets if you want proof that we need this one

Christkindl Markt -- Canton, OH (fine arts and crafts sale for the benefit of the Canton Museum of Art; through Sunday)

Couch Beachcombing Day -- internet generated; also called sofa diving, you will be amazed what you will find!

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Deepavali/Diwali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (3rd day of the festival)
    Gai Tihar and Laxmi Puja -- Day of Cows and Laxmi (goddess of wealth; day three of the festival)

Dia de los Natitas -- La Paz, Bolivia (Day of the Skulls, when skulls are decorated and then offered cigarettes, coca leaves, and other items)

Fiesta de Nuestra Senora de la Almudena -- Madrid, Spain (Feast of the Virgin of the Almudena, Patroness of the City)

Flag Day -- Azerbaijan

Go to an Art Museum Today Day -- it's a good idea, whoever started this one

Independence Day -- Cambodia (1953)

Lord Mayor's Day / Lord Mayor's Show -- London, England (traditional date, celebrated on the nearest Saturday; a traditional Show since 1215, when King John granted the people of London the right to elect their own mayor)

National Day -- Maldives

National Donor Sabbath Weekend -- US, through Sunday, an initiative to encourage people of all faiths to consider organ donation    

National Nibble Day -- as promoted by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

National Scrapple Day

Neon Sign Day -- Georges Claude received a patent for the neon sign on this day in 1911

Night of Nicnevin (Gyre-Carling), Daughter of Frenzy, Banshee -- Scots Pagan (date approximate)

Paul is Dead Day -- Beatle's Conspiracy Theorists, who claim Paul died this day in 1966 and was replaced by Billy Campbell

Salt Lake's Family Christmas Show -- Sandy, UT, US (through Sunday)

Schicksalstag -- Germany (Destiny Day or Fateful Day) anniversary of
    the execution of Robert Blum in 1848
    dethroning of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1918
    The Beer Hall Putsch in 1923
    Kristallnacht (Crystal Night, marks the beginning of the Holocaust), 1938
    the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989

St.Theodore the General's Day (Patron of soldiers; Brindisi, Italy; invoked for the recovery of lost objects)

Tag der Erfinder -- Austria; Germany; Switzerland (Inventor's Day; birth anniversary of Hedy Lamarr, who was an inventor as well as an actress)

Waterfowl Festival -- Easton, MD, US (includes world class artworks, calling contests, retriever demonstrations, a wine-tasting, and more, to benefit wildlife conservation; through Sunday)

Wish-Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Sprites)

World Freedom Day -- US

Birthdays Today:

Nikki Blonsky, 1988
Nick Lachey, 1973
Chris Hericho, 1970
Thomas Quasthoff, 1959
Lou Ferrigno, 1951
Tom Weiskopf, 1942
Tom Fogerty, 1941
Mary Travers, 1936
Bob Gibson, 1935
Carl Sagan, 1934
Dorothy Dandridge, 1923 
Spiro Agnew, 1918
Hedy Lamarr, 1913
James William Fullbright, 1905
Ed Wynn, 1886
Stanford White, 1853
Elijah P. Lovejoy, 1802
Benjamin Banneker, 1731 (first freeborn child of free African American parents)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Wizard of Id"(Comic strip), 1964
"Omnibus"(TV), 1952

Today in History:

Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery, 694
The Family de' Medici were expelled from Florence, 1494
Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1620
Hungarian parliament promises Protestants freedom of religion, 1681
The Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue in Jerusalem is set afire by Arabs, 1720
Napoleon becomes dictator of France, 1799
The first US pharmacy college begins classes in Philadelphia, 1821
The NY Symphony Orchestra holds its first public performance, 1858
The first documented Canadian football game is held, at the University of Toronto, 1861
Ulyses Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him, 1862
The Great Boston Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings, 1872
Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first US president to visit other countries during his tenure, visiting Puerto Rico and Panama, 1906
The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people, 1913
Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect, 1921
Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965
First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published, 1967
Garry Kasparov 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion, 1985
The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered, 1994
The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, 2005
The German Bundestag passes the controversial data retention bill mandating storage of citizens' telecommunications traffic data for six months without probable cause, 2007
The USS Gerald R. Ford is christened by the U.S. Navy; the aircraft carrier cost $15.5 billion and is technically the most advanced ship ever built, 2013
"Reclining Nude" by Italian artist Modigliani fetches the second highest auction price ever at $170.4m, 2015


  1. Little Sissy Cat is a cutie.
    I do know what you mean about a 'less old' car. The car we had before this one was old enough to vote.

  2. That is a nice close up. Our cars are also more than 10 years old and they have all the aches and pains of old age. Lol!

  3. aww! what a perfect pose heheh!

    I liked your fill-ins and totally agree with the first one

    Have a fillintastic weekend ;-)

  4. Now you've got me curious about brown rice vegan sushi...

  5. Your comment about cars struck a nerve with me. Years ago, my husband gave his old pickup to our eldest daughter when he bought a new one. I gave my Xterra to our youngest when I bought a new one.

    Fast forward to today. My husband wants a new pick up because his has high mileage, but my 2012 Xterra hasn't broken the 10,000 mile mark. My Tara (yes, we name our cars) still has her new car smell and is paid for. My daughter strongly suggests that I should give her my Tara and get a new car for myself. In my opinion, Tara is almost brand new and I plan to keep her for years to come.

    When I took Tara in for her first brake job, the guy at the dealer refused to change the brakes because they weren't worn enough. "Do you ever drive this thing?" he said.

    I think getting one free car is plenty. One shouldn't expect a second one.

  6. That is some serious "I smell food" look!

  7. Yes bring me my food. They want what they want when they want it.

    Love your fill-ins. I so remember the hairballs. Yuk.

    There is comfort in having a newer vehicle. They are so much more dependable.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  8. My daughter is a vegan ambassador - I wonder if she's heard of brown rice sushi?

  9. Very cute kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I know what you mean about wanting a newer vehicle, my Elantra is 14 and my hubby;s truck is 12. You are not weird, you are unique :) I know the hairball sound well, I hear it at least once a day :) Have a nice weekend! XO

  10. You, Kitty, are a good closeup model.

  11. I agree with your number one. I wish we could all get along and that when people spoke of tolerance they meant tolerating everyone, not just a chosen few.

  12. Close-up kitty shots are the best! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I have never bought a brand new car, but the last time I purchased one it was just 1 year old. It's now 8 years old, and though it still does the job, it's certainly starting to show its age. And I quite like your answer to #4. One of my favorite meals is mini pizzas made using brown rice cakes as the crust, and with tomato sauce, oregano, and vegan cheese melted on top. Have a beautiful day!

  13. Oh such an adorable kitty! Xox

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