Friday, April 19, 2019

A to Z: Quite Comfortable (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.

The Charismatic Enigma SissyCat says she is Quite Comfortable in the chair, and does not intend to move!

I am quite comfortable, and I do not intend to move, no matter who claims ownership of this chair!


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. An Easter ( or Passover) memory that  I have is ________________________.

2. I hope to purchase ________________ this year.

3. When the days are warm, I _________.

4. If the Easter Bunny visited my house, _________.

1. An Easter ( or Passover) memory that  I have is the whole family getting together to eat, hunt eggs, and most fun of all, fly kites.

2. I hope to purchase new prescription eyeglasses this year.

3. When the days are warm, I get to come home and change my work clothes for a light “house dress”, as i call the summer dresses that are light and breezy.

4. If the Easter Bunny visited my house, unless he was one of those six foot tall ones, i’m afraid Enigma SissyCat would eat him!


Today is:

Bendideia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival for Bendis; date approximate)

Dutch-American Friendship Day -- anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the US, America's oldest continuously peaceful diplomatic relations

Full Pink Moon -- a/k/a Full Sprouting Moon, Grass Moon, Egg Moon, White Moon, Virgin Moon, and Fish Moon; in other traditions
    Bak Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
    Tagu Full Moon -- Myanmar

Good Friday/Passion Friday -- Christian (remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus)
    National Hot Cross Bun Day -- US (always on Good Friday)
    Procession of the Mysteries -- Taranto, Italy
    Via Crusus (Way of the Cross) -- San Fernando, Philippines (reenactment of the Passion)

Hanuman Jayanti -- Hindu (celebration of the birth of Lord Hanuman; local dates may vary)

Independence Declaration Day -- Venezuela

John Parker Day -- many US States (anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, where parker said “Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon; but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”)

King Mswati III's birthday -- Swaziland

Lozenge Competition -- Fairy Calendar (no, i don't know what they do with the lozenges that makes it a competition)

National Amaretto Day

National Garlic Day

National Hanging Out Day -- Project Laundry List and other organizations promote bringing back the clothesline to save energy and the planet!

Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day

Okoshi Daiko Festival -- Furukawa, Japan (today, hundreds of men in loincloths fight to touch a wooden frame supporting a huge taiko drum as it is carried through the streets, and tomorrow is an elegant parade with lion dancers and traditional music)

Pesach/Passover -- Judaism (begins this evening, through the evening of April 27)

Primrose Day -- UK (anniversary of the death of Disraeli)

St. AElfheah's Day (Patron of kidnap victims; Greenwich and Solihull, England)

St. Expeditus of Melintine's Day (Patron of merchants, navigators; for expeditious and prompt solutions; against procrastination)

St. Leo IX's Day

Theravada New Year -- Buddhist (through tomorrow; dates and length of celebration can vary locally)

World Marbles Day (always on Good Friday)

Anniversaries Today:

Grace Kelly marries Ranier III of Monaco, 1956
Cheyney University is founded as The Institute for Colored Youth, 1837
Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI by Proxy Marriage, 1770

Birthdays Today:

Maria Sharapova, 1987
Hayden Christensen, 1981
Kate Hudson, 1979
James Franco, 1978
Luis Miguel Basteri, 1970
Ashley Judd, 1968
Al Unser, Jr., 1962
Tony Plana, 1954
Paloma Picasso, 1949
Tim Curry, 1946
Alan Price, 1942
Elinor Donahue, 1937
Dudley Moore, 1935
Jayne Mansfield, 1933
Dick Sargent, 1930
Hugh O'Brian, 1925
Eliot Ness, 1903
Lucretia Rudolph-Garfield, 1832
David Ricardo, 1772
Roger Sherman, 1721

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope"(Musical revue), 1972
"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"(Musical), 1951
"Carousel"(Musical), 1945
"Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder/Mother Courage and Her Children"(Play), 1941
"National Barn Dance"(Radio), 1924
"The Bing Boys are Here"(Musical revue), 1919
"Revizor/The Government Inspector"(Comedy), 1836
"Iphigenia in Aulis,"(Opera), 1774

Today in History:

Sir Francis Drake sails to Cadiz and sinks the Spanish Fleet, 1587
Because he has no male heirs, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI issues the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, assuring Habsburg lands and the Austrian throne would go to his daughter, Maria Theresa, 1713
Captain James Cook sights Australia, 1770
John Adams secures Dutch recognition of the United States, and his home in The Hague becomes the first American Embassy, 1782
Venezuela achieves home rule, 1810
The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom and Luxembourg as a Grand Duchy, 1839
Charles Duryea claims to have taken the first automobile built in the US for a spin, 1892
The first Boston Marathon is won by John McDermott of NY in 2:55:10, 1897
Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute  jump, 1919
The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published, 1928
Burma (now Myanmar) joins the United Nations, 1948
The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba ends in success for the defenders, 1961
Sierra Leone becomes a republic, 1971
India's first satellite, Aryabhata, is launched, 1975
The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168, 1995
The German Bundestag returns to Berlin, the first German parliamentary body to meet there since the Reichstag was dissolved in 1945, 1999
His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected the 265th Pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Benedict XVI, 2005
Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years, 2011
A shipwreck that may have drowned up to 900 North African migrants traveling to Europe has prompted the European Union to meet in order to develop a plan to fund and organize rescues while reducing human trafficking incidents, 2015


  1. Enigma SissyCat does indeed look reluctant to move.
    When we lived in the country we had a cat who was partial to rabbit.

  2. My cat Lola likes to get comfortable in my chair, never mind there's an exact twin to the chair right alongside.

  3. Some cats get too comfortable easily. I am also planning to get a new pair of eyeglasses sometime this year. Happy Easter!

  4. I don't blame her good on you SissyCat

    Coincidence with No.2 I have an optician appointment today to get retested and new glasses I definitaly need new lenses.

    Have an eyetesttastic Easter :-)

  5. I didn't realize Tim Curry was quite that old.
    In my mind, he's always the young (hot!) Dr. Frank N. Furter...

  6. comfy kittys never want to be moved! Have a lovely day!

  7. Those were great answers and that sure is a comfy kitty!

  8. Lovely photo of that precious kitty ~ looking so comfortable ^_^

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

  9. I wouldn't move that kitty either. They are where they are and I'll let them be right there.

    Love your fill-ins. Dressing comfy is so welcome. Winter you feel all bound up in clothes.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  10. New glasses are probably in my future this year, as is cataract surgery. Growing old is such a challenge.

  11. I must remember not come anywhere your house wearing my bunny costume - I'm only 5'11"!

    My A-Z of Children's Stories

  12. SissyCat is such a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Flying kites sounds like fun. You can get prescription eyeglasses online at much better prices, just ask the optician for your prescription- and make sure they give you your pupil distance too. I have ordered online for my mom, hubby and sister and they were all pleased with the glasses. Have a wonderful Easter. I will be back tomorrow to wish you one again though. XO

  13. Make a quilt day. I have 3 in-pieces quilts. One I could finish, but I am tired. Hands hurt.

  14. The kitties here at our house also get first dibs of all chairs. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! SissyCat sounds like my Eddy. She's quite the predator, and the poor Easter Bunny wouldn't stand a chance. I hope you had a happy Easter!


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