Friday, June 28, 2019

My Sister Thinks She's Hiding (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.

My sister thinks she is hiding, but she forgot something:


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. Summer is a good time to ___________________.

2. The most recent _____________ that I _______________________ was ___________________.

3. I thought I would grow out of _________, but I haven’t.

4. I feel annoyed when people ask me _________.

1. Summer is a good time to enjoy being warm before winter comes back.

2. The most recent shift that I cleaned at the shelter was Wednesday, and we had two kitties, one in intake and one in isolation, that wanted to do nothing but turn their water and food over as soon as i'd cleaned their messes and given them fresh supplies.  Yes, i go back tonight, it's still worth it.

3. I thought I would grow out of daydreaming, but I haven’t.

4. I feel annoyed when people ask me to stop and go do something else when i'm in the middle of reading.


Today is:

Constitution day -- Ukraine

Festival of Terrible Poetry -- according to The Daily Bleed, and since there is some hilarious, if terrible, poetry out there, go find some, and bust a gut

Gettysburg Civil War Relic and Collectors Show -- Gettysburg, PA, US (featuring leading collectors and dealers; through tomorrow)

Grantsville Days -- Grantsville, MD, US (annual homecoming weekend, with fun for all; through Sunday)

Heidi Festival -- New Glarus, Wisconsin (celebrations of the town's Swiss heritage; through Sunday)

Insurance Awareness Day -- now who do you think invented that!?!

International Body Piercing Day -- on the birthday of James Mark "Jim" Ward, "the granddaddy of the modern body piercing movement"   

International CAPS LOCK DAY -- a parody holiday created by Derek Arnold, a user on Metafilter, in 2000

Kaposia Days -- South St. Paul, MN, US (Kaposia, or "Little Crows Village," was a seasonal American Indian settlement within the city limits of what is now St. Paul, MN, and a family oriented city festival is now held paying tribute to the orignal name; through Sunday)

Mnarja / L-Imnarja Festival begins -- Buskett Gardens, Malta (folk festival for Sts. Peter and Paul, begins this evening and continues through the 29th)

Montreux Jazz Festival -- Montreaux, Switzerland (a premier jazz event for music lovers from around the world and one of the world's greatest music festivals; through July 13)

National Ceviche Day

National Tapioca Day

Oregon Bach Festival -- University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US (international gathering of musicians, master classes and performances, and family events so even the youngest music fans can fall in love with the works of J.S. Bach and other masters; through July 13)

Paul Bunyan Day -- the tall tale hero of the lumberjacks; celebrated at different times in some parts of the country, but most sites cite this date

Purple Hull Pea Festival and World Champion Rotary Tiller Contest -- Emerson, AR, US (the tiny town of Emerson, population 368, puts on a big show that also includes a World Cup Purplehull Pea-Shelling competiton)

Ra goes forth to propitiate the Nun -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Sacred Heart of Jesus -- Catholic Christian

Stonewall Rebellion Day -- now seen as the start of the gay liberation movement in 1969

St. Irenaeus' Day (Patron of Mobile, Alabama)

St. Paul's Feast -- Kato Paphos, Cyprus (religious festivities with the archbishop officiating and a procession of the icon of St. Paul through the streets, through tomorrow)

St. Peter's Eve -- English Christian tradition, night of bonfires and continuation of midsummer celebrations

Thanksgiving for Useful Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

Vidovdan (Festival for St. Vitus) -- Eastern Orthodox Christian, based on the traditional Julian Calendar date
    a recognized holiday in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Anniversaries Today:

Harry S. Truman marries Bess Wallace, 1919

Birthdays Today:

Kellie Pickler, 1986
Steve Burton, 1970
Danielle Brisebois, 1969
John Cusack, 1966
Mary Stuart Masterson, 1966
Mark Grace, 1964
John Elway, 1960
Thomas Hampson, 1955
Alice Krige, 1954
Kathy Bates, 1948
Gilda Radner, 1946
Bruce Davison, 1946
Turkan Soray, 1945
Pat Morita, 1932
Mel Brooks, 1926
Maria Goeppert Mayer, 1906
Richard Rodgers, 1902
Clara Louise Maass, 1876
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712
John Wesley, 1703
Peter Paul Rubens, 1577
Henry VIII, King of England, 1491

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Nutty Professor(Film), 1996
"Amos 'n' Andy"(TV), 1951
"Quiz Kids"(Radio), 1940

Today in History:

Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul, 1098
Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe, 1389
Guadeloupe becomes a French colony, 1635
The coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom, 1838
The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle, 1841
The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1859
Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I, 1914
The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I, 1919
The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces, 1922
Israel annexes East Jerusalem, 1967
COMECON, as part of the last vestige of the Soviet Bloc, is formally disbanded, followed by the Warsaw pact 3 days later, 1991
Slobodan Milosevic is deported to ICTY to stand trial, 2001
The Republic of Montenegro is admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations, 2006
The U.N. reports 10 million people are effected by the worst drought in 60 years, 2011
Christine Lagarde becomes the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund, 2011
A power company uncovers a Neolithic wooden trackway 2,300 years old in Suffolk, England; it will become of the largest archaeological digs in Europe at 16,000 square meters, 2018
For the first time since the position was created in 1343, Amsterdam elects a woman mayor, Femke Halsema, 2018


  1. I firmly believe we need to dream and your No. 4 applies here too.

  2. Festival of terrible poetry. I read no further. I'll go and find some and the yell (gently) at everybody suggesting that I stop reading and do something useful that I'm celebrating the day :)

  3. I have a niece who used to think she was hiding if she closed her eyes tight. She couldn't see us, so thought we couldn't see her. I think she was two at the time.

  4. Sweet kitties. I see the tail hanging down!

  5. Aww! aren't they cute I think at least one of them likes to pose for the camera too heheh!

    I liked your fill-ins too have a posetastic weekend :-)

  6. Readus Interruptus is real... and it's bad.
    (Unless it's bad poetry that they're interrupting ;-p)

  7. Mimi,

    I'd say winters in Florida aren't too bad. I know the northern portion can get rather chilly at nights but I'd say it's at least most evenings there it's 10+ degrees warmer, wouldn't you say?

    I haven't grown out of daydreaming, either. But who wants to outgrow that? Not me! :)

    Have a great weekend, my friend!

  8. Aw on the kitties. Hiding is an art.

    Love all your answers and I don't like being disturbed when I'm reading either.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  9. Such cuties- gotta tuck in the tail. :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I hate to be interrupted when reading too. Have a nice weekend! XO

  10. Sweet kitties photo and 'fill-ins' ~ ^_^

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

  11. Really good answers and really sweet kittens!

  12. Just look at those cute kitties! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I know what you mean about those kitties who dump their water and food. I have one of those at home. I also used to work at a cat clinic where cats were boarded, and one kitty was there frequently, and he was the ultimate water and food dumper. We even tried buying him heavily weighted bowls, but he still managed to turn his cage into an ocean. He loved it, and he was the sweetest thing. Oh, and I also know what you mean about daydreaming. I think it's a wonderful thing when someone doesn't outgrow that. Have a beautiful day!


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