Friday, May 10, 2019

Play With Me! (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.

At the shelter:

Play with me!

I said, Play with me!

Take that, you!


Okay, let's take a break!


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. ______________ was a very good year.

2. There is nothing quite like _______________.

3. If I had a talk show, I would want to interview _________.

4. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for _________.

1. Every year was a very good year, you just have to look for all of the good things that happened.

2. There is nothing quite like when the rain finally goes away (people who live in a desert wouldn't get that, those of us who live in swamps do).

3. If I had a talk show, I would want to interview lots of the bloggers i follow, because i think average, ordinary people are never just average and ordinary, and are much more interesting than celebrities.

4. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for ...  well, i can't really think of a good answer to this.  Sweetie says if he ever gets so old he can't think and take himself to the restroom, he wants me to shoot him.  As much as i love him, i wouldn't do that.  The fact is, there is no one on earth i love so much i'd knowingly and willfully commit a serious crime for them, and no mere thing on earth i'd want so much i'd harm others on purpose in some way to get it.  So i will recognize i put too much thinking into this one, as it was meant to be funny (like, there's nothing i wouldn't do for ice cream, as an example) and take a pass on it.


Today is:

Blueberry Hill Open Dart Tournament -- St. Louis, MO, US (America's oldest and largest pub dart tournament; through Sunday)

Canadian Tulip Festival -- Ottawa, Canada (the largest tulip festival in the world; through the 20th)

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day -- US (on the Friday before Mother's Day, to recognize the important role of child care providers in society today)    

Clean up Your Room Day -- one of those holidays that no one knows how it got started, but it's a good idea, especially if your house is decorated by teens in "Recently Ransacked" style!

Constitution Day -- Federated States of Micronesia

Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks, Skates, and Rays a Voice -- Whale Times or Shark Research Institute (to raise awareness and encourage advocacy to protect elasmobranchs)     

Golden Spike Day -- finishing the first US Trancontinental Railroad in 1869

Hafengeburtstag -- Hamburg, Germany (Hamburg Harbor Birthday celebration, through Sunday)

Josey's World Champion Junior 5-D Barrel Race -- Josey's Ranch, Marshall, TX, US (finest youth barrel racing in the world; through Sunday)

Lilac Festival -- Rochester, NY, US (a beautiful ten days of the biggest and best lilac festival anywhere)

Maifest -- Mainstrasse Village, Covington, KY, US (celebrating German tradition and welcoming the first spring wines; through Sunday)

Military Spouse Appreciation Day -- US (Friday before Mother's Day)

Mother's Day -- Belize; El Salvador; Guatemala; Mexico (always May 9 in these countries)

Natchitoches Jazz Festival -- Natchitoches, LA, US (what Louisiana is known for, food, music, and passing a good time! through tomorrow)

National Shrimp Day

St. Cathal's Day (Patron of blind people, drought relief, epileptics, paralyzed people; Taranto, Italy; against blindness, drought, epilepsy, hernias, paralysis, plagues, storms)

St. Father Damien of Moloka'i's Day (Patron of lepers, outcasts, those with HIV/AIDS; Hawaii)

St. Job the Patriarch's Day (Patron against depression and ulcers)

Trust Your Intuition Day -- practice, and you'll get better at it

Birthdays Today:

Kenan Thompson, 1978
Amanda Borden, 1977
Jason Brooks, 1966
Paul “Bono” Hewson, 1960
Phil and Steve Mahre, 1957
Donovan, 1946
Dave Mason, 1946
Marie-France Pisier, 1944
Judith Jamison, 1943
Gary Owens, 1936
Barbara Taylor Bradford, 1933
Pat Summerall, 1930
Ara Raoul Parseghian, 1923
Nancy Walker, 1922
T. Berry Brazelton, 1918
"Mother" Maybelle Carter. 1909
David O. Selznick, 1902
Fred Astaire, 1899
Max Steiner, 1888
Karl Barth, 1868
George Ross, 1730
Emperor Fushimi of Japan, 1265
Emperor Claudius, 213

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Twister(Film), 1996
"The Rest of the Story"(Radio), 1976
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major(Shostakovich Op. 102), 1957

Today in History:

The Roman armies under Titus open a full scale assault on Jerusalem, 70
Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garb, 1267
Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I, 1291
Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves on a voyage to the New World, 1497
Christopher Columbus "discovers" the Cayman Islands, 1503
Jacques Cartier visits Newfoundland, 1534
Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother Mary, 1559
England forcefully annexes Jamaice from Spain, 1655
Benjamin Franklin first tests the lightning rod, 1752
Louis XVI becomes King of France, 1774
The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America, 1801
New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels, 1837
In India, the first war of Independence begins, 1857
The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah (not Promontory Point, Utah) with the golden spike, 1869
Romania  declares itself independent from Turkey, 1877
The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Nix v. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883, 1893
The first Mother's Day is observed, 1908
J. Edgar Hoover is appointed Director of the FBI, 1924
First successful launch of a V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground, 1946
Bill Haley & His Comets release "Rock Around the Clock", the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts, 1954
The nuclear submarine USS Triton completes Operation Sandblast, the first underwater circumnavigation of the earth, 1960
The Federated States of Micronesia  becomes self-governing, 1979
François Mitterrand becomes the first Socialist President of France in the French 5th republic, 1981
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president, 1994
Deadliest day on the mountain: a rogue storm on Everest claims 8 lives, including experienced climbers, 1996
The Maeslantkering, a storm surge barrier in the Netherlands that is one of the world's largest moving structures, is opened by Queen Beatrix, 1997
Solicitor General Elena Kagan is the youngest Justice and third woman nominated for the Supreme Court of the United States, 2010
Microsoft announces plans to purchase Skype, 2011
An Indian fertility clinic announces that a 70 year old woman has successfully gave birth to a baby boy, 2016
The United States Geological Survey releases a report saying that some glaciers in Montana have receded by 85% in the last 50 years, 2017
Mahathir Mohamad is sworn in as the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia, the world's oldest leader at 92, 2018


  1. Love the kittens.
    And suspect there is nothing (legal) you wouldn't do for your family or your faith.

  2. Its fun and entertaining to watch the playful kitties. Have a great day!

  3. Yes I sat wondering what you would do with the 4th fill in. I would have been rambling like you. Or going stone dead serious and filled in "world peace" or some such.

  4. I love to watch the rough and tumble of kittens playing.
    Your "Today Is" has given me a Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino version) earworm!

  5. I think they definitely need a break after that heheh!

    Have a tanfastical weekend :-)

  6. 2012/What else?/Mickey Mantle (but I liked your answer)/ Please! see #2

  7. I believe my mother invented National Clean Up Your Room day:-) I didn't believe her then.

  8. Gotta love that wee, wee rumble!

  9. Awww, on the kitties. I hope they find a forever home soon.

    I love all your answers and are not surprised by a one of them.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  10. Such cute kittens. Thanks for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I Hadn't thought of illegal things for #4- good point, I need to rethink my answer. Have a wonderful weekend! XO

  11. We agree with #1. Even when there's a tough year, there is still something wonderful you can find in it. The Female Human says we can always find joy in the midst of our circumstances.
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  12. Sweet shelter kitty photos!

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

  13. SHRIMP!!!

    Your final fill-in reminded me of a friend's words about speeding - "I don't need to be anywhere bad enough that it's worth dying for."
    (Except, you know, she kept hers short! ;-p)

  14. Kittens! I just love seeing kittens playing and interacting with each other. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I appreciate how profoundly you answered #1. You are so right with that sentiment. The same goes for #3. I agree that fellow bloggers are so much more special and interesting than celebrities. Have a wonderful day!


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