Friday, January 11, 2019

You Are Not There! (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.

Recently i cornered Horizon and brushed him, and now he is giving me the cold shoulder:

I will walk past you on the way to the end of the bed and not look at you!

I am studiously ignoring all of your advances!


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. Better to be ____________ than ___________________.

2. Don’t _______________ just because ________________.

3. You couldn’t pay me to _________.

4. _________ is my comfort food.

1. Better to be yourself than pretend to be someone you are not.  Sooner or later, the real you will come through, so start there and stay there.

2. Don’t overeat just because there's more food on your plate.  If you got to much when you served your plate or were served too much at a restaurant, save the remainder for leftovers later.

3. You couldn’t pay me to hurt someone.

4. Trader Joe's Inner Peas is my comfort food.


Today is:

Banquet of Fairies, Goblins, Pixies, and Elves -- Fairy Calendar

Burning of the Clavie -- Burghead, Scotland (ancient ritual to ensure good luck through the year)

Carmentalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of the goddess of childbirth)

Cuckoo Dancing Week begins -- in honor of Laurel & Hardy, whose theme song was "The Dancing Cuckoos"; watch some of their fabulous material this week, and introduce it to a new fan

Designated Hitter Day -- the American League adopted the "designated hitter" rule on this date in 1973

Feast of Sokar -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Independence Manifesto Day -- Morocco(1944); Western Sahara(1944)

International Thank You Day -- as declared by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith

Juturnalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of prophetic waters festival)

Kosrae Constitution Day -- Micronesia

Milk Day

National Hot Toddy Day

Scalloway Fire Festival -- Shetland Islands (viking festival; through tomorrow)

Secret Pal Day -- no info found on the origin, it's a secret!  do something nice for someone, secretly

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day -- just don't do it to your secret pal

Sts. Paldo, Taso, and Tato's Day (founders of the monastery of San Vincenzo)

St. Theodosius of Cappadocia (Patron of file makers)

Tattoo Pride Day

Birthdays Today:

Amanda Peet, 1972
Mary Blige, 1971
Kim Coles, 1962
Stanley Tucci, 1960
Ben Crenshaw, 1952
Christine Kaufmann, 1945
Naomi Judd, 1946
Jim Hightower, 1943
Clarence Clemens, 1942
Jean Chretien, 1934
Rod Taylor, 1930
Grant Tinker, 1926
Alice Paul, 1885
William James, 1842
Eugenio Maria Hostos, 1839
John A. Macdonald, 1815
Alexander Hamilton, 1755
Theodosius I, 347

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Daktari"(TV), 1966
"Have a Heart"(Musical), 1917

Today in History:

Prophet of Islam Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 Muslims to conquer Mecca, 630
The first recorded lottery in England is drawn in St. Paul's Cathedral, 1569
Isaac Newton is elected a member of the Royal Society, 1642
Mt. Etna erupts, 1693
William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, the moons of Uranus, 1787
An earthquake in Martinique destroys half of Port Royal and results in about 700 deaths, 1839
Charring Cross Station opens in London, 1864
Milk is first delivered in bottles, 1878
Martha H. Cannon becomes the first woman state senator in the US, in Utah, 1897
The Hudson, the first sedan type automobile, goes on display at the 13th Auto Show in NYC, 1913
The first use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient occurs in Canada, with 14-year-old Leonard Thompson, 1922
Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Honolulu to Oakland, California, 1935
The first recorded snowfall in Los Angeles, California, 1949
United States Surgeon General Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., publishes a landmark report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking nation- and worldwide anti-smoking efforts, 1964
The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane in Queensland, Australia is officially opened, 1986
The government of Ireland announces the end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on the IRA, 1994
Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois' death row based on the Jon Burge scandal, 2003
Forty-six  people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China, 2013
In China's first significant #MeToo moment Beihang University in Beijing fires a professor for sexual misconduct, 2018


  1. Cats give the 'cold shoulder' well don't they? Love your fill-ins, though I don't know Trader Joe's Inner Peas.

  2. Mimi,

    I'm with you on being yourself. That's the only person I want to be with me or anyone else. You don't have to pay me to hurt (physically) someone if they are trying to hurt me or someone I love. I'd be a Tigerous ready for a kill. I am woman, hear me roar, 'M-E-O-W!' :) Have a good weekend, dearie!

  3. I was outraged for a bit until I reread and found it was designated hitter day, not designated Hitler day!

  4. LOL he's got the hump with you now, I like the duvet cover :-)

    Nice fill-ins especially the first one have a tanfastic weekend :-)

  5. Sweet photos of kitty 'giving the cold shoulder.' And wonderful fill ins ~ thanks for 'being you.'

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

  6. I feel comfortable being myself, no need to pretend. One of my problem is overeating because I do not want to waste food.

  7. Oh kitties can have some major attitude if you do something they dislike and they will let you know it. Dogs will not, but cats will. I so remember.

    Love your fill-ins.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  8. At least you didn't give him a bath. When my mom's cat was a kitten nearly ten years ago, he got into the garage and got oil on him. My husband (then boyfriend) had to give the kitten his first bath. The cat has never forgiven him. lol.

    1. Better to be _poor and happy_ than _rich and sad_.

    2. Don’t do _something_ just because _everyone else is_.

    3. You couldn’t pay me to _spend a day with snakes … or spiders_.

    4. _Cheese_ is my comfort food.

  9. There is nothing worse than being ignored by the kitty!

  10. I am sure he will forgive you soon. :)
    Thank you for joining the fill-ins, great answers. I need to learn not to eat everything that is in front of me. I thought of you the other day at the grocery store. There were samples of Redi whip whipped cream made with almonds and one with coconut, both vegan.

  11. Normally, I would not hurt anyone either. However, if I thought they intended me or my family harm, I could hurt them. I have never heard of Inner Peas. I think they sound interesting.

  12. Horizon may not have liked getting brushed, but he sure is handsome! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Here's yet another reason why I wish a Trader Joe's would pop up in my area. I love peas, and Inner Peas sound like something wonderful!


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