Friday, November 16, 2018

Mikey's Toes (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.

Mikey is trying to snooze, which is good, as he wouldn’t let me get a picture of his toes otherwise:


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 can't wait to have _________ on Thanksgiving. (If not in the USA, substitute your next holiday.)

2. I am thankful for _________.

3. When it comes to pie, _________. 

4. A feast is not a feast without _________.

1. I can’t wait to have Brussel’s sprouts roasted in olive oil on Thanksgiving.

2. I am thankful for space heaters and heating pads.

3. When it comes to pie, Sweetie will have none other than pumpkin, heavily spiced.

4. A feast is not a feast without family in attendance, as many as can possibly be there.


Today is:

Birth of the Blues Day -- birth anniversary of W.C. Handy, "Father of the Blues"

Button Day -- internet generated; a day to collect, or reminisce about collecting, buttons, with information about buttons here

Canterbury Provincial Anniversary Day -- Canterbury, New Zealand

Christchurch Show Day -- Canterbury, NZ

Children in Need Day -- UK and Ireland (telethon begins)

Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival -- Yuma, AZ, US (through Sunday)

Dagur Islenskrar tungu -- Iceland (Icelandic Language Day)

Day of Declaration of Sovereignty / Day of National Rebirth -- Estonia

Famous San Diego Chicken Day -- a day to celebrate anyone who has ever slugged a purple dinosaur

Flag Day/Statia and America Day -- St. Eustatius

Grand Illumination Celebration and Gingerbread House Competition & Display -- Lahaska, PA, US (the holiday fun begins at the Peddler's Village, through the New Year)

Greater Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Show -- Monroeville, PA, US (through Sunday)

Have a Party with Your Bear Day -- no comment, it's too obvious

Hecate Night -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; celebrated still by some Wiccans)

Holiday Folk Fair International -- Milwaukee, WI, US (featuring costumes, dancing, entertainment, exhibits, and more from 65 cultures; through Sunday)

Holiday Lights on the Lake -- Altoona, PA, US (51 acres of lights, animations, gift shops, food, model train displays, and more; through the Sunday after New Year's Day)

Inasa Puppet Festival -- Hamamatsu, Japan (a rarity in Japan, 3 days of performances by professional puppeteers from around Japan)

International Day for Tolerance - UN

National Fast Food Day -- why?

Ranch Hand Festival and Breakfast -- King Ranch, Kingsville, TX, US (the festival begins today, and tomorrow morning there will be a real ranch hand meal, cooked and served outdoors, on a working cattle ranch where you can watch cowboys round up longhorns)
    kickoff of the celebration La Posada de Kingsville, with special holiday celebrations through December

Silver Bells in the City -- Lansing, MI, US (the capital city sparkles as the business district lights up for the holidays)

St. Gertrude the Great's Day (Patron of nuns; Naples, Italy; West Indies)

St. Margaret of Scotland's Day (Patron of learning, parents of large families, queens, widows; Scotland; against the death of children)

St. Matthew the Evangelist's Day (Eastern Churches)

Substitute Educators Day -- US (the NEA encourages everyone to recognize those hard working substitute teachers, especially the ones who work most or all of the school year)  

York International Postcard Expo -- York, PA, US (over 100 international dealers in post cards show, sell, and trade their finest cards; through tomorrow)

Anniversaries Today:

Oklahoma becomes the 46th US State, 1907

Birthdays Today:

Maggie Gyllenhall, 1977
Oksana Baiul, 1977
Martha Plimpton, 1970
Lisa Bonet, 1967
Diana Krall, 1964
Dwight Gooden, 1964
Susanna Clarke, 1959
Marg Heigenberger, 1958
Shigeru Miyamoto, 1952
Elizabeth Drew, 1935
Daws Butler, 1916
Burgess Meredith, 1908
W.C. Handy, 1873
Tiberius, Roman Emperor, BC42

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Roman Catholic Church issues the first new Universal Catechism since 1563, to address modern issues, 1992
"The Real Thing"(Stoppard play), 1982
"The Sound of Music"(Musical), 1959

Today in History:

The second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published, 534
Francisco Pizarro captures the Incan emperor Atahualpa after the victory at Cajamarca, 1532
The first colonial prison is organized, in Nantucket, Massachussetts, 1676
Kentucky becomes the first state to nullify an act of Congress, 1798
The New York Evening Post publishes its first edition, 1801
An earthquake in Missouri causes the Mississippi River to flow backwards, 1811
Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail, 1821
Napoleon Guerin of NYC patents a cork life preserver, 1841
Fyodor Dostoevsky is sentenced to death for anti-government activities; sentence is commuted to hard labor, 1849
Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens, 1856
William Bonwill patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities, 1875
6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan, 1894
Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera, 1908
US Federal Reserve System formally opens, 1914
LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland, 1938
UNESCO is founded, 1945
NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission, 1973
The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk, 1992
After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons, 1997
The People's Republic of China begins to implement the "Great Firewall," filters which make it impossible to connect to internet sites the government deems illegal or unhelpful to the communist ideal, 2006
Hostess Brands reveals plans to file bankruptcy because of a baker's union strike, 2012
Chocolate manufacturers state that a cocoa-pod fungus and dry weather in cocoa-growing regions has created a shortage of cocoa that may increase in the future; world chocolate demand already exceeds production capacity, 2014
The largest diamond discovered in more than a century, a 1,111 carat stone, is found in the Karowe mine, Botswana, 2015
French President Francois Hollande declares the country at war with ISIS in an address to parliament, 2015
Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, world record price for any artwork, 2017
Nineteen countries pledge to phase out coal at UN Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany, 2017


  1. Mimi,

    We have a mattress heating pad which is furtastic! I hate climbing into a cold bed and it's surely been cold the last several nights. Please keep DD#1 in prayer. She's having a biopsy in 2-weeks. They suspect and want to rule out the possibility of cervical cancer. Also, remember DH. His dental implant failed and has to have it redone. :( God is in charge of all things and I thank Him for everything! Have a good weekend, my friend!

  2. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I have never made Brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving, but I think I will as we still have plenty in the garden ( they taste better after a frost ). And thanks for the reminder of heating pads, I need to get Penny's out. Mikey is adorable. Have a wonderful weekend! XO

  3. Cutie toes! Tis the season to be hungry!

  4. Mikey is a cutie pie too. They are ever so precious.

    I love all your answers. I too love Brussels sprouts, but they don't like me. I take medicine for my digestion for a good reason. So many things I can't eat anymore.

    I love your answer to #4. We both said the same thing.

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

  5. Looks like Mikey is sound asleep! Feasting with family is a good thing.

  6. No TG for us. We missed the reservations at the restaurant and I am not up to cooking all that for just the two of us...oh well.

  7. I'm jealous Mike looks so snug and comfy heheh!

    I liked your Fill-Ins, I lurrrve sprouts with a Sunday dinner with a nice Yorkshire pudding :-)

    Have a sprouttastic weekend ;-)

  8. Mikey cute toes and lovely black jelly beans.

  9. Awe, Mikey looks super comfy! I am not a big fan of brussels sprouts, but my hubby likes them.

  10. Love Mikey's black toe beans.

  11. Good answers. Last year the peeps bought some brussel sprouts right on the stem and are thrilled they're selling them again this year. TW says you can never have too much cinnamon and spices in pumpkin pie and she makes it that way.

  12. Oh Mikey ~ what's not to love ~ love your toes too ~ ^_^

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

  13. Oh, The Tribe of Five is with you on heated things. The Humans bought us a pillow with a sheepskin cover and the best part of this pillow is that it has a cord and when they plug the cord into the wall it heats up! Meowza, every feline needs to have one of these!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  14. Just look at those kitty toesies! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Can you believe I've never had Brussels sprouts? I should probably remedy that. I have, however, had lots of pumpkin pie.