Friday, May 3, 2019

Mikey's Hogging the Sunpuddle Again (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.


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. 13 years ago, I __________________.

2. By this time next year, I hope to ________________________.

3. One word that describes me is _________.

4. If my life were a book or movie, it would be in the _________ genre.

1. 13 years ago, I was still home educating the youngest children and i was getting closer to my weight goal.

2. By this time next year, I hope to at least have one better vehicle than the ones we have now.

3. One word that describes me is cheap.  Just ask Sweetie how i'm always trying to save money and spend less.

4. If my life were a book or movie, it would be in the self-help genre under bad examples!


Today is:

Armed Forces/Amateur Radio Crossband Test Day -- US (today and tomorrow, ham operators and the US military team up to test ham operators ability and expertise in contacting appropriate military radio stations in an emergency)

Bent Wand-Straightening Day -- Fairy Calendar

Bona Dia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a women's festival)

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta -- Portland, Oregon (the sister city to Guadalajara, Mexico, has a multicultural party; through Sunday)

Constitution Day -- Poland

Constitution Memorial Day -- Japan (Part of the Showa Golden Week Festivities)

Dandelion May Fest -- Dover, Ohio (if food or drink can be made from dandelion, you will find it here, and if you've ever wanted to celebrate dandelion wine, this is the place to be; through tomorrow)

Dia de la Cruz -- Mexico (Day of the Holy Cross, a festive day for construction workers, with parties and a flower decorated cross placed on every piece of new construction through the country)

Florae -- Ancient Roman Calendar (ceremony at the temple of Flora)

Garden Meditation Day -- let go your concerns and center your attention on your garden    

Hug Your Cat Day -- sponsored by Apricat

International Space Day -- UN 

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival -- Fernandina Beach, FL, US (celebrating the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry; through Sunday)

Kentucky Derby & Oaks -- Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY, US (the Oaks is today; the Derby tomorrow is the longest continually held sporting event in the US)

Lumpy Rug Day -- the tongue-in-cheek day to tease bigots about shoving unwanted facts under the rug, sponsored by Robert L. Birch of Puns Corps

Magic Dragon Street Meet -- Historic Bagnell Dam Strip and Prewitt's Point, MO, US (if you like car shows, this is the place for you! through Sunday)

National Raspberry Popover Day / National Raspberry Tart Day 

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day -- celebrate your uniqueness, take a risk, and step outside of your routine today    

No Pants Day -- first Friday in May, and not to be confused with the annual No Pants Subway Ride in NYC

Orangeburg Festival of Roses -- Orangeburg, SC, US (celebrating flowers on the banks of the Edisto River, the longest black water river in the world; through Sunday

Paranormal Day -- i have enough trouble with normal, thank you

Pregnancy Fitness Awareness Day -- can't confirm this is still sponsored by Karen Bridson 

Specially-Abled Pet Day -- to learn more about caring for disabled pets, check here    

St. James the Lesser's Day (Patron of apothecaries, druggists, the dying, fullers, hatters and hatmakers, miliners, pharmacists; Frascati, Italy; Monterotondo, Italy; Nemi, Italy; Uruguay; Venegono Inferiore, Italy)

St. Phillip the Apostle's Day (Patron of hatmakers and hatters, milliners, pastry chefs; Luxembourg; Monterotondo, Italy; Nemi, Italy; San Felipe Indian Pueblo; Uruguay; Venegono, Inferiore, Italy)

Togyu Taikai -- Tokunoshima Island, Japan (bull sumo, in which bulls push each other out of the ring; through the 5th)

Upper Canada Village -- Morrisburg, ON, Canada (through early October, various programs that let visitors and students enter the world of the 1860s)

Wordsmith Day

World Press Freedom Day -- International/UN

Birthdays Today:

Joseph Addai, 1983
Christine Hendricks, 1975
Dule Hill, 1974
Christopher Cross, 1951
Mary Hopkin, 1950
Doug Henning, 1947
Greg Gumbel, 1946
Frankie Valli, 1937
Engelbert Humperdinck, 1936
James Brown, 1933
Sugar Ray Robinson, 1921
Pete Seeger, 1919
Bing Crosby, 1903
Golda Meir, 1898
Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Bent"(Play), 1979
"All Things Considered"(National Public Radio Network first broadcast), 1971
"The Most Happy Fella"(Musical), 1956
"CBS Evening News"(TV), 1948

Today in History:

Christopher Columbus first sights Jamaica (Santiago), 1494
Francis Bacon is charged with bribery, 1621
A royal charter is granted for Connecticut, 1662
The last total solar eclipse to be observed from London for the next 900 years occurs as predicted by Edmund Halley; called Halley's eclipse as he predicted it to within 4 minutes accuracy and described its path to within 30km, 1715
The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1791
Washington, D.C., is incorporated as a city, 1802
The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened. It is the first steam hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel, 1830
The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island, 1867
The Great Fire of 1901 in Jacksonville, Florida, destroys 1,700 buildings, 1901
Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry, 1913
The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 1915
Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first woman to head the United States Mint, 1933
Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is awarded the Pulitzer Prize, 1937
The Kentucky Derby is televised for the first time, 1951
Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole, 1952
The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1960
The first "spam" email is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States, 1978
The strongest tornado ever recorded, one of  66 tornadoes recorded that day,with winds of up to 313mph, strikes Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1999
The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet, 2000
New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses, 2003
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art announces it will return two statues from northern Cambodia's archeological site Koh Ker, 2013
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences members vote to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, 2018
Kilauea volcano on Big Island, Hawaii begins erupting forcing the evacuation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and residential areas, 2018


  1. I would be very, very surprised if your last fill-in was true. Your positive attitude is inspirational.

  2. Aww! they do like laying in the sun don't they heheh!

    I liked your fill-ins I hope you get the vehicle you want by next year you deserve it:-)

    Have a fill-intastic weekend :-)

  3. I thought that bundle of fluff was what you swept up, then I noticed the tail and feet.

  4. I guess the kitty is waiting for a tummy rub. Sometimes I am cheap too wanting to save every cent.

  5. If there is a sun puddle the kitty will always find it.
    I can do two different coloured shoes day! I bought a new pair of silver sequinned shoes for formal nights on our last cruise. They were so comfortable I ended up wearing them most nights. When I got home I ordered the same shoes in black sequins and they arrived I could wear one silver and one black sparkly shoe.

  6. Ha! I enjoyed the questions. Laughed at the last one. I am sure it is not true. YOur life sounds like a good one because you aim for goodness. That's a fine example to follow! Have a good weekend.

  7. Love the kitty enjoying the sunpuddle. Excellent.

    I love all your answers to the fill-ins. I wish I could wave a wand and you'd have new and dependable vehicles. You could write a book on car issues.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  8. Sun puddles are made for kitties.

  9. Sweet kitty photo and great fillins ~

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

  10. Precious photos! I enjoyed your fillins too!

  11. Fun answers and a darn great sunpuddle catch!

  12. What a happy cat in the sun! AND You definitely deserve a new car!

  13. I assume that grey ball of floof is a cat. I can't really tell from the pic.

    Re: Fill-ins, like I told Sandee, I never participate because I can never think of anything on the spot.

    Your answer to #3 struck a cord with me. I have the same affliction, but I prefer to call it being "trifty."

  14. Such a cute kitty. Thanks for participating in the fill-ins, great answers as always. I admire that you home schooled your kids, that is a big commitment. I try to be cheap too, but vet bills always do me in- I scrimp on everything else though. Have a wonderful weekend! XO

  15. We loved your answers. The Female Human is also cheap (although she prefers to call herself "thrifty").
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  16. What a happy kitty in a sun puddle! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! The self-help genre is such a clever answer. Though, I'm also thinking my life would lead to a what-not-to-do sort of self-help. Have a wonderful day!


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