Friday, January 4, 2019

My Pillow! (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.

Tripod SissyCat has claimed the pillow at the foot of my bed as her personal space, and she defends it against all comers!


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. Looking back, _________________________.

2. _________________ is a treat I give to myself.

3. A new skill I want to learn is _________.

4. One bad habit I want to stop is _________.

1. Looking back, there are things i could have done differently had i known more or known better, but it’s better to take that knowledge and move forward from here than to live in regret.

2. Vegan ice cream sweetened with brown rice syrup is a treat I give to myself.

3. A new skill I want to learn is efficient time management.  Since i spend so much time at work, i want to learn the best ways to use my time at home so things get done around here and i have some down time.

4. One bad habit I want to stop is complaining about traffic.  Instead of complaining, i want to remember to be grateful i have a vehicle so i can get to work.


Today is:

Day of the Fallen against the Colonial Repression -- Angola

Day To Mourn Racism -- anniversary of the day ethnic discrimination was outlawed worldwide in 1969

Dimpled Chad Day -- if you have to ask, you wouldn't understand; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Eleventh Day of Christmas

Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1st US-born Saint; Patron of Apostleship of the Sea, people ridiculed for their piety, widows; Shreveport, LA; against in-law problems, the death of children, the death of parents)

Festival of Fufluns -- Etruscan (god of wine, also of spring and rebirth; date approximate)

Get Out Your Boxer Shorts Day -- internet generated, and why, i do not know

Independence Day -- Myanmar(1948)

Martyrs' Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo

National Spaghetti Day

Ogoni Day -- Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People of the Niger River

Pop Music Chart Day -- Billboard magazine published the first one today in 1936

St. Pharaildis' Day (Patron of difficult marriages, victims of abuse, widows; Bruay, France; Ghent, Belgium; against childhood diseases)

Trivia Day -- celebration of those who have a doctorate in uselessology, sponsored by PunsCorp

World Braille Day -- birth anniversary of Louis Braille

World Hypnotism Day -- to remove myth and misconception, and promote the truths and benefits of hypnotism    

Anniversaries Today:

Utah becomes the 45th US state, 1896

Birthdays Today:

Julia Ormond, 1965
Dave Roley, 1962
Michael Stipe, 1960
Matt Frewer, 1958
Ann Magnuson, 1956
Grace Bumbry, 1937
Dyan Cannon, 1937
Floyd Patterson, 1935
Don Shula, 1930
Barbara Rush, 1927
Jesse White, 1917
Jane Wyman, 1914
Sterling Holloway, 1905
Charles "Tom Thumb" Stratton, 1838
Louis Braille, 1809
Jakob Grimm, 1785
Benjamin Rush, 1746

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Night Court"(TV), 1984
"Blondie"(TV), 1957
The Pop Music Charts in Billboard Magazine, 1936
"Academic Festival Overture"(Johannes Brahms Op. 80), 1881

Today in History:

Titus Labienus is defeated by Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina, BC 46
Columbus leaves the "New World" on return from his first voyage, 1493
Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew", 1570
Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire, 1698
Andre Méchain discovers M80, the globular cluster in Scorpio, 1781
Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government, 1847
4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of NY, 1863
The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City, 1865
Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule, 1878
The last known sighting of an eastern cougar, in Ontario, 1884
Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs the first appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22), 1885
Thomas Stevens is the first man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF); his itinerary accounts "DISTANCE ACTUALLY WHEELED, ABOUT 13,500 MILES", 1887
The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter, 1912
The first elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho, 1915
Sputnik 1 reenters the atmosphere and burns up, 1958
Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon, 1959
Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, 1972
Elizabeth Ann Seton becomes the first American-born saint, 1975
Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC, 2004
The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history, 2007
The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building is officially opened, 2010
Eleven-year-old Kathryn Gray, of Canada, becomes the youngest person in the world to discover a supernova, 2011


  1. Love that pillow hog. Jazz is a bed hog. And a chair hog.

  2. I wouldn't be giving up that comfortable pillow either if I was her.

  3. Ah, Night Court...
    I do like me some John Larroquette.

  4. LOL It's her sspace and nobody is messing with it :-)

    I liked your fill-ins especially the first one :-)

    Have a sissycattastic weekend :-)

  5. My two furry mates claimed my king-size bed as their own years ago...I get to share about six inches of it!! :)

  6. No doubt who owns the pillow!

  7. Cat get to choose their favourite spot and pillow!

  8. SissyCat is such a cutie. Thank you for these great fill-in answers. I can't imagine not complaining about traffic. I have not been in it often, but when I have, it drives me crazy being trapped. I am sure you can master time management. :) Have a wonderful weekend! XO

  9. I listen to music when I’m in heavy traffic. I’ve found as I age I seem to take things in stride. It’s a good thing.

    That pillow is hers and she’ll make sure it stays hers. You go girl.

    Thanks for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  10. I would give that cats it's space.

  11. Sweet kitty photo ~ love the purple with her grey markings ~ also lovely list of changes you want to work on ~

    Happy New Year,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. The kitty looks like a soft hand--inside an iron glove.

  13. Mimi,

    I enjoyed your FF responses. I definitely agree with number 1 about learning from your mistakes and move forward. The one bad habit I want to stop is sitting too long. I worked on that some last year but I need to keep improving. Blogging really keeps me on my bottom too much and that's just not good. Here's to better things this year!

  14. One of the tips I have just been reading about in one of the many books we review is to make several meals at one time. That way, during the week all you have to do is pop it in the oven. Crock pots are also good for that, too. You can prep your veggies only once a week and cut that step out. Have a blessed New Year!

  15. Thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I can honestly relate to all of your answers. Just like you, I plan on working on my time management, as I have a great many things I wish to accomplish this year outside of my work life. And I have been trying out a variety of vegan ice creams, and I'm curious what brands you enjoy? I'm always open to some new ones, as I've been stuck in a bit of a rut with vegan Halo Top. I hope your 2019 has been happy and healthy thus far!


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