Friday, February 15, 2019

Happy Place (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.

Little Girlie's happy spot is her bed:

She is close to the edge here, so after the pic i moved her closer to the wall.


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. If it wasn’t for ___________________, I ___________________.

2. ____________________ before ________________________.

3. _________ is my preferred method of communication.

4. You can’t buy _________.

1. If it wasn’t for books, I would live in a much narrower world.

2. Think before speaking.

3. Conversing face to face is my preferred method of communication (so you can catch tone of voice and nonverbal cues you miss otherwise that might affect the meaning of what's said).

4. You can’t buy friends worth having.


Today is:

Candlemas -- on the Julian Calendar, and in the Orthodox Christian Churches

Decimal Day -- UK (anniversary of the 1971 currency conversion to the decimal system)

Flag Day -- Canada (Maple Leaf adopted this date 1965)

Great Back Yard Bird Count begins -- a four day project for anyone from across North America; count birds for a few minutes a day today, or every day for the next four days, and report in, thus giving a real time idea of where the birds are now     

John Frum Day -- Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Kamakura Matsuri -- Yokote, Akita Prefecture, Japan (Snow Cave Festival; through tomorrow)

Kuromori Kabuki -- Kuromori, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan (traditional Kabuki, through the 17th)

Liberation Day -- Afghanistan

Lupercalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (remembrance of the she-wolf who suckled Romulus and Remus)

National Date Festival -- Indio, CA, US (a most exotic county fair, the date comes from the land of the Arabian Nights and this festival celebrates all aspects of the theme; through the 24th)

National Gum Drop Day

Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee -- Olustee, FL, US (largest Civil War battle in Florida; through Sunday)

Remember the Maine Day -- US (remembrance of the Spanish War)

Singles Awareness Day -- although some celebrate on the 14th as an anti-Valentine's Day

Sretenje -- Serbia (National Day)

Stop and Smell Your Compost Pile Day -- snort away the winter blues and think about spring (but i think this one is just plain weird)

St. Sigfrid's Day (Patron of Sweden)

Susan B. Anthony Day -- US (birth anniversary)

Tokamachi Yuki Matsuri -- Tokamachi, Niigata Prefecture, Japan (snow fest and kimono festival; through Sunday)

Total Defense Day -- Singapore

Wings Over the Platte Spring Migration Celebration -- Grand Island, NE, US (the world's largest concentration of sandhill cranes is celebrated through mid-April)

Women in Blue Jeans Conference -- Mitchell, SD, US (celebrating women in agriculture; through tomorrow)

Birthdays Today:

Amber Riley, 1986
Renee O'Connor, 1971
Jane Child, 1967
Chris Farley, 1964
Matt Groening, 1954
Melissa Manchester, 1951
Jane Seymour, 1951
Marisa Berenson, 1948
Susan Brownmiller, 1935
Adolfo, 1933
Claire Bloom, 1931
Harvey Korman, 1927
Kevin McCarthy, 1914
Irena Sendler,1910
Miep Gees, 1909 
Cesar Romero, 1907
Harold Arlen, 1905
John Barrymore, 1882
Ernest Shackleton, 1874
Alfred North Whitehead, 1861
Elihu Root, 1824
Susan B. Anthony, 1820
Charles Lewis Tiffany, 1812
Cyrus McCormick, 1809
John Augustus Sutter, 1903
Henry Engelhard Steinway, 1797
Abraham Clark, 1726
Galileo Galilei, 1564
Pedro Mememdez de Aviles, 1519
Babur, 1483 (founder of Mughal dynasty in India)
Claudius Drusus Germanicus Caesar Nero, 37 

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Come Back, Little Sheba"(Play), 1950
Cinderella(Disney cartoon film), 1950
"The Little Foxes"(Play), 1939

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"An der schönen blauen Donau"(The Blue Danube)(Strauss Waltz), 1867

Today in History:

Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death, BC399
Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia, 590
Ho-tse Shen-hui, Zen teacher, disputes the founder of Northern Ch'an line, 732
The city of St. Louis, Missouri, is founded by Pierre Laclade Ligue as a French trading post, 1764
The first US printed ballots are authorized, in Philadelphia, 1799
Sarah Roberts is barred from attending a white school in Boston, 1848
Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits its first patient, 1852
A fire in Rotterdam, Netherlands, damages the Museum Boymans, 1864
American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, 1879
Nine inches (23cm) of snow falls on New Orleans, Louisiana, 1898
The USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown-258 sailors die, 1898
The first Teddy Bear is introduced in America, made by Morris and Rose Michtom, 1903
Gerald Lankester Harding and Roland de Vaux begin excavations at Cave 1 of the Qumran Caves, where they will eventually discover the first seven Dead Sea Scrolls, 1949
The Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China sign a mutual defense treaty, 1950
Canada and the United States agree to construct the Distant Early Warning Line, a system of radar stations in the far northern Arctic regions of Canada and Alaska, 1954
A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner, 1965
The decimalisation of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day, 1971
The 1976 Constitution of Cuba is adopted by the national referendum, 1976
The drilling rig Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing 84 rig workers, 1982
The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan, 1989
At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing an unannounced number of people, 1996
First draft of the complete Human Genome is published in Nature, 2001
YouTube, the Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States, 2005
A near-Earth asteroid, 2012 DA14, comes within 17,200 miles of the Earth's surface, a record-close approach for an object estimated at 50 meters, or 160 ft in in diameter, 2013
The Indian space rocket PSLV-C37 successfully launches 104 satellites in a single flight, 2017 
IBU Female Rookie of the Year Hanna Öberg of Sweden wins the individual biathlon gold medal with 4 clean shootings at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the first victory and podium of her career, 2018


  1. YES on the book front.
    That is one v cute (and contented) cat.

  2. She looks sweet and comfy in her bed.
    I agree with #3 in your fill ins. Things said online can easily be taken the wrong way, whereas tone of voice portrays accurately what is meant.

  3. LOL aww! literally on the edge :-)

    No. 3 I think the same especially when somone text's me an essay length text LOL

    Have a communicationtastic weekend :-)

  4. That sure is a happy snoozy girl! We enjoyed your answers too!

  5. Somehow, even when I think before speaking, I *still* end up in trouble...!

  6. Contented kitty in her bed ~ Sweet! Wonderful fill-ins too!

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

  7. Love all your answers. Spot on and especially #4.

    Aw on the kitty. Kitties are such fun.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  8. Great replies...especially #4....Little Girlie looks quite happy!

  9. Little Girlie is a pretty kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Very wise to think before speaking. And I would be the same without books. Have a nice weekend! XO

  10. I totallt agree with you and EC on the book front, but the written word is my medium of choice.
    And I totally admire how you always have all those holidays, celebrations and birthdays. Most of the people and fests I've never herard of before.

  11. I really probably should pay more attention to your second fill in than I normally do. I often speak before thinking. Sometimes it is funny. Most times it is not. Have a blessed week.

  12. That bed looks so cozy! My kitties are the same way, often hanging off the edges of things so that I have to move them to a safer place. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! You are so right with #1. Books allow our minds to expand, taking us through all sorts of new experiences. Have a beautiful day!


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