Friday, February 1, 2019

Lopsided (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.

Kitten has a lopsided mustache:




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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. Superbowl Sunday ________________________.

2. __________________bores me.

3. If you have _________, you have everything.

4. My skill set could get me a job at _________.


1. Superbowl Sunday is of no interest to me after the snafu with the NOLA team.

2. Watching most things on TV bores me.

3. If you have The Lord, love, and family, you have everything.

4. My skill set could get me a job at any fast food restaurant, which is why i am a janitor, it pays a bit better.


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Today is:

Air Force Day -- Nicaragua

Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery -- Mauritius

Be An Encourager Day/Inspire Your Employees to Excellence Day -- begun by ecard companies; send someone an encouraging word today

Bon Soo, Ontario's Winter Carnival -- Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada (ten days of winter fun)

Bubble Gum Day -- US Schools (with the principal's permission, pay a $.50 fine and get to chew gum at school today; money is to be donated to a charity the school chooses)   

Candlemas Eve

Cross-Quarter Day of Imbolc/Sughnassad -- various celebrations through the 2nd 

Dignity Action Day -- UK (aiming to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control, and a sense of purpose in their daily lives)  

Federal Territory Day -- Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, and Putrajaya, Malaysia

Festival of the North -- Ketchikan, AK (month long celebration of the arts in Alaska, including a wearable art show, ballet performances, and more)

Freedom Day -- US (anniversary of the approval of the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery)

Give Kids A Smile Day -- US (ADA sponsors dentists giving free care to children from low-income families)

G.I. Joe Day -- the action hero first went on sale this day in 1964

Heroes' Day -- Rwanda

Hula in The Coola Day -- sponsored by iparty.com; a day to laugh at winter doldrums and escape the cold for a bit -- warm up the house, put on your shorts and have a luau!

Independence Day -- Nauru

Kalends of February -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also
    Festival of Helernus (god of vegetables and the underworld)

National Baked Alaska Day

National Wear Red Day -- US (wear red for women's heart health awareness)

Robinson Crusoe Day -- anniversary of the 1709 rescue of Alexander Selkirk, whose story inspired the novel Robinson Crusoe; a day to be adventurous and self-reliant

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Day -- the Dominion Police and the North-West Mounted Police officially merged on this day in 1920 to form the "Mounties"

Solo Diners' Eat Out Week -- sooner or later, everyone faces the challenge of eating out alone, so go enjoy doing so, celebrating this lifestyle skill; sponsored by SoloDining.com 

Spunky Old Broads' Day (also the start of Spunky Old Broads' Month) -- a day for women over 50 to resolve to live a regret free life

St. Brigid's Day (aka St. Bridget or Saint Brighid of Kildare; Patron of babies, blacksmiths, boatmen/mariners/sailors, cattle, chicken farmers, children of unwed parents, dairy workers, fugitives, midwives, nuns, poets, printing presses, scholars, travellers; Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Ivrea, Turin, Italy; Kildare, Ireland; Leinster, Ireland)
    formerly celebrated on Feb. 2 as the Imbolc quarter day of the Irish pagan calendar

Tapati Festival -- Rapa Nui (Easter Island; a unique and exotic Polynesian festival, showcasing the island's culture and traditions; through Feb. 16)

Tuppence's Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Tupperware Sculpting Day -- internet generated; take an old, worn piece of Tupperware, melt it, and sculpt something

Winterlude Festival -- Ottawa, ON, Canada (enjoy parades, dances, snow races, and more; through the 18th, with most of the festivities on weekends)

Working Naked Day -- dedicated to those who work from home without the support system an outside work environment provides     

Ya-Ya Matsuri -- Owase, Mie Prefecture, Japan (parades, street festivals, and boys diving into the sea for purification; through the 5th)


Birthdays Today:

Lauren Conrad, 1986
Michael C. Hall, 1971
Pauly Shore, 1970
Lisa Marie Presley, 1968
Pauly Shore, 1968
Sherilyn Fenn, 1965
Brandon Lee, 1965
Princess Stephanie of Monaco, 1965
Bill Mumy, 1954
Rick James, 1948
Bob Jamieson, 1943
Terry Jones, 1942
Sherman Helmsley, 1938
Don Everly, 1937
Garrett Morris, 1937
Boris Yeltsin, 1931
Stuart Whitman, 1929
S.J. Perelman, 1904
Langston Hughes, 1902
Clark Gable, 1901
John Ford, 1894
Louis Stephen St. Laurent, 1882
Hatty Wyatt Caraway, 1878
Victor Herbert, 1859


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Late Night with David Letterman"(TV), 1982
"Rich Man, Poor Man"(TV Miniseries), 1976
"The Secret Storm" (TV), 1954 (first TV soap opera)
"General Electric Theater"(TV), 1953
"You Are There"(TV), 1953
"La Boheme"(Puccini Opera), 1896
"The Corsair"(publication date), 1814


Today in History:

Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Isabella of France and her lover Roger Mortimer, 1327
The Colony of Roanoke Island is established by the landing of Sir Walter Raleigh, 1587
Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, is rescued from the uninhabited archipelago of Juan Fernandez, 1709
The Ottoman sultan orders the capture of his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII, resulting in the Kalabalik i Bender (Tumult in Bender), 1713
The first US steamboat patent is issued, by Georgia, to Briggs & Longstreet, 1788
The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York, 1796
The American Insurance Company of Philadelphia opens, the first such company managed by blacks, 1810
Volcano Mayon on Luzon, Philippines erupts killing 1,200, 1814
Slavery is abolished in Mauritius, 1835
The first US dental school, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, is incorporated, 1840
Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College, 1856
Morris Raphall of NYC becomes the first rabbi to open the House of Representatives, 1860
Julia Howe publishes the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," 1862
Jefferson Long of Georgia is the first black to make an official speech in the House of Representatives (opposing leniency to former Confederates), 1871
The first volume of A New English Dictionary, A to Ant,later called the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, is published, 1888
Thomas Edison completes the world's first movie studio, in West Orange, N.J., 1893
The first auto insurance policy is issued, by The Travelers Insurace Co., 1898
China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet, 1902
The first US federal penitentiary is completed, at Leavenworth, Kansas, 1906
Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar, 1918
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police, 1920 
The United States Army launches Explorer 1, 1958
Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, 1960
The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill, 1965
Canada's three military services, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Can
adian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces, 1968
Director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl, 1978
The Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile, 1979
Lillian E. Fishburne becomes the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral, 1998
Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard, 2003
Johanna Siguroardottir is elected as the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, 2009
Myanmar's first freely elected parliament in 50 years has its opening session in Nay Pyi Taw, 2016
Archaeologists announce that the discovery of thousands of undetected structures in Mayan lowland civilisation, Guatemala, using Lidar technology, suggests there was a population of 10 million, 2018

15 comments:

  1. Sweet little pussycat <3 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend πŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž

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  2. I don't think I want any work of art enough to put up with the stink of melted Tupperware...
    (And I would have just combined fill-ins #1 & #2 and called it a day!)

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  3. What a cute one Kitten is heheh love the pose

    Your no.2 fill-in made me laugh heheh!

    Have a superbowllesstastic weekend :-)

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  4. That is a cute kitten. Apart from a few quiz shows, watching TV bores me too.

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  5. Such a sweet, sweet kitten and lovely fillins ~ fun!

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

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  6. Aw that kitty is adorable.

    Love your fill-ins. We don't have television. We have Netflix and Amazon Prime. We just don't want to watch mainstream television. Your answer to #3 I could have written for you.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, my friend. ♥

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  7. Oh she is such a cutie kitty! Great answers, yes, NOLA got robbed!

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  8. The Tribe of Five says two paws up for #3!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,
    Oliver

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  9. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Another job you could get is anything to do with writing, you are very talented and creative. I want that kitten! So cute. Have a nice weekend! XO

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  10. I am sure it will grow in! Happy Weekend to you!

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  11. There is something other worldly about a cat with that many colors.

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  12. Mimi,

    We watched the Super Bowl but it was such a disappointing game. We were pulling for the Rams but I figured the Patriots would blow them off the field. Defense played well on both sides and the offense was stinking bad. That's what cost L.A. the game, just couldn't get a touch down. It was a low scoring game 13-3. Is that pitful or what?

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  13. Oh my goodness, what a precious calico kitty! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I have never been into sports, and that includes the Super Bowl. I do like the Kitten Bowl and Puppy Bowl, though, which air on Super Bowl Sunday. And you are so right with #3. Have a blessed day!

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