Friday, November 30, 2018

Lucky Catch (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.

It's not often i catch one of the cats with a kibble half in and half out of its mouth:

The tablet doesn't take a great pic, but if you look close, you can see it.




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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 refuse to shop in ____________________.

2. A store I wouldn’t mind being trapped in overnight is _________________________.

3. I’m dreaming of _________.

4. I wouldn’t touch _________ with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.


1. I refuse to shop in stores that specialize in the occult (and we have a couple of them).

2. A store i wouldn't mind being trapped in overnight is almost any bookstore, especially if it had a coffee shop in it.

3. I'm dreaming of having enough to give each of the kids a nice gift for Christmas, and i think it will happen if nothing else breaks.

4. I wouldn't touch an ugh! bug (roach) with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.  (We call them ugh! bugs because every time i see one i say, "ugh!")


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Today is:

Bonifacio Day -- Philippines

Caregiver Rights Day -- UK (with information to help carers available here; this year's theme is Caring for Your Future)   

Christmas on the River -- Demopolis, AL, US (celebrations Southern style, including a Barbecue Cook-off; through tomorrow)

Cities for Life Day -- commemorates the abolition of the death penalty in many countries

Clear Up The Clutter Day -- internet generated, and what!?! in one day!

Computer Security Day -- International (sponsored by The Association for Computer Security Day; often held by some organizations/companies on another day of the week if it falls on a weekend)     

Dickens on the Strand -- Galveston, TX, US (a Victorian Christmas presented by the Galveston Historical Foundation; through Sunday)

Feast of Hecate, Goddess of the Crossroads -- Ancient Roman Calendar (also revered by the Greeks, Egyptians, and came from the Carians of the Bronze Age)

Fur-Free Friday -- sponsored by The National Humane Education Society, with lots of other animal organizations joining in and trying to make it a world-wide movement     

Ham and Roast Beef Night -- internet generated, but a good idea for a make your own sandwich dinner

Independence Day -- Barbados(1966); Yemen(1967)

National Day -- Benin

National Meth Awareness Day

National Mousse Day 

Perpetual Youth Day -- Dick Clark's birth anniversary

Regina Mundi Day -- South Africa

Saint Andrew the Apostle's Day (Patron of anglers/fishermen, fish dealers/fish mongers, maidens, old maids/spinsters, single lay women, singers, women who wish to become mothers; Spanish armed forces; Achaia; Greece; Russia; Scotland; Amalfi, Italy; Antey-Saint-Andre, Italy; Berchtesgaden, Germany; Burgundy, France; Cartosio, Italy; Confienti, Italy; Constantinople, Turkey; Encinasola, Huelva, Spain; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Grongnardo, Italy; Lampertheim, Germany; Luqa, Malta; Patras, Greece; Plymouth, England; Samolaco, Italy; San Andreas, California; Victoria, British Columbia; against gout, sore throats) related observances:
    Argyle Day
    National Day -- Scotland
    Sfantul Andrei -- Romania

Stay Home Because You're Well Day -- sponsored by the Wellness Permission League; if you get in trouble with the boss, make sure they will take the fall!

Whisp and Thread Fair -- Fairy Calendar

Winterfest -- Luverne, MN, US (winter fun for all, through Sunday)


Anniversaries Today:

Lucille Ball marries Desi Arnaz, 1940


Birthdays Today:

Elisha Cuthbert, 1982
Clay Aiken, 1978
Jessalyn Gilsig, 1971
Sandra Oh, 1970
Amy Ryan, 1969
Ben Stiller, 1965
Bo Jackson, 1962
Colin Mochrie, 1957
Billy Idol, 1955
Shuggie Otis, 1953
Mandy Patinkin, 1952
David Mamet, 1947
Noel Paul Stookey, 1937
Ridley Scott, 1937
Abbie Hoffman, 1936
G. Gordon Liddy, 1930
Dick Clark, 1929
Joan Ganz Cooney, 1929
Robert Guillaume, 1927
Richard Crenna, 1926
Shirley Chisholm, 1924
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., 1923
Gordon Parks, 1912
Winston Churchill, 1874
L(ucy) M(aude) Montgomery, 1874 (Anne of Green Gables)
Mark Twain, 1835
Oliver Winchester, 1810
Jonathan Swift, 1667
Philip Sydney, 1554


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Thriller"(Michael Jackson Album), 1982
"The Wall"(Pink Floyd album), 1979
Brian's Song(TV movie), 1971
Bwana Devil(Film, first 3-D movie), 1952
The Joy of Cooking(Publication date), 1931
"Le Cid"(Opera), 1885


Today in History:

Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics, 1523
Death count by plague in Venice is officially set at 16,000, 1630
Beijing earthquake causes 100,000+ deaths, 1731
Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence, 1782
Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day, 1786
Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France, 1803
First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal, 1824
First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking, 1829
Work begins on the first US underwater highway tunnel, in Chicago, 1866
The first international soccer football game is held, in Glasgow; Scotland-England 0-0, 1872
The first commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY, 1886
A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles, 1900
American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor, 1902
Pike Place Market is dedicated in Seattle, Washington, 1907
The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park London destroyed by fire, 1936
Baseball's Negro National League disbands, two years after major league baseball integrated, 1948
In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges Meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap in the only documented case of a human being hit by a rock from space, 1954
Exxon and Mobil sign a $73.7 billion USD agreement to merge, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company, 1998
Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with US$2,520,700, television's biggest game show winnings, 2004
John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York, 2005
The first human face transplant takes place in France, 2005
Enzo di Fabrizio, physics professor at Magna Graecia University in Catanzaro, Italy, successfully takes the first photograph of DNA, 2012

13 comments:

  1. My favorite bookstore does not have a coffee shop, per se, but they do offer mugs, free coffee, and snicky-snacks.
    And goats to pet...

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  2. I like your answers especially about Christmas. I am hoping to keep up a tradition this year for my children and grandchildren but my finances might not allow it. Fingers crossed.

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  3. Well, I think I could certainly enjoy celebrating Christmas on the River in Alabama. My answers to the questions are posted in my comment on Comedy Plus. Have a blessed week-end.

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  4. We just buy for the grands and great grands. It keeps it much simpler. Still costs a lot because they want so many things, but it's a fun thing we do each year.

    Love the kitty, but with my old eyes I can't see it. I even enlarged it. It doesn't matter as long as I get to see a kitty.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, my friend. ♥

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  5. LOL good shot :-)

    I liked your fill-ins number 3 was lovely :-)

    Have a kibbletastic weekend ;-)

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  6. That is a fun shot :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I would not shop in those stores either. A book store would be a perfect place to be trapped. I hope your Christmas dream comes true. Have a nice weekend! XO

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  7. Adorable kitty with its kibbles photo!

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

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  8. That's a pretty cool pic and great fill in answers too!

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  9. TW hates bugs but I like to play with them and eat them.

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  10. We always wonder how some get those great shots of their pet doing something neat. Jan seems to be too early or too late.

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  11. Look at that candid kitty kibble photo! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! A bookstore sounds like my kind of slumber party locale, that's for sure. Have a wonderful day!

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