Friday, July 19, 2019

At Last! (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.

Tripod SissyCat didn't get to go outside during the rainy days we had and then during the storm, so now she is making up for lost time, enjoying her grass nibbles.


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. I have been contemplating ___________________________________.

2. I want to ____________ a _________________ about __________________.

3. People should worry less about _________ and more about _________.

4. I want to make the world a better place by _________.

1. I have been contemplating retirement, although it isn't going to be any time soon.

2. I want to learn a sufficient amount about most subjects to be able to talk intelligently about them.

3. People should worry less about what others think of them and more about making sure the life they are living is such that if others tell bad stories about them, the stories won't be believed.

4. I want to make the world a better place by treating others the way i would want to be treated.


Today is:

Back-to-Front Yad -- Fairy Calendar

Big Sky Games -- Billings, MT, US (an Olympic-style festival for citizens of the Big Sky State, to encourage all ages and abilities to be physically active and even compete sometimes; through Sunday)

Bloomer Day -- anniversary of the opening day of the first US women's rights convention in 1848*

Cheyenne Frontier Days -- Frontier Park, Cheyenne, WY, US (held annually since 1897, the world's largest outdoor rodeo; through the 28th)

Festival of Honos -- Ancient Roman Calendar (personification of morality and honor)

Gentse Feesten -- Ghent, Belgium (a ten day music and theatre festival)

Georgia Mountain Fair -- Hiawassee, GA, US (an authentic Pioneer Village with demonstrations, arts and crafts fairs, family fun; through the 27th)

Gold Discovery Days -- Custer, SD, US (bed races and pancake breakfast, children's fair and more; through Sunday)

Great Wellsville Balloon Rally -- Wellsville, NY, US (balloons galore, plus food, music, and fireworks; through Sunday)

Kokura Gion Taiko -- Yasaka Shrine, Fukuoka City, Japan (shrine festival that incorporates a taiko drumming competition with up to 100 teams; through the 21st)

Liberation Day -- Nicaragua

Lindenfest -- Geisenheimer, Rhineland, Germany (a new wine festival in the shade of a 600 year old linden tree; through Monday)

Martyr's Day -- Myanmar

National Daiquiri Day

Sherwood Robin Hood Festival -- Sherwood, OR, US (a free Renaissance festival, which includes an archery contest between archers both in Oregon and in Nottingham, England, with results tallied as each group sends in the information from their respective locations; through Sunday)

Stick Out Your Tongue Day -- internet generated, do it just because it's fun

St. Justa's Day (Patron of potters; Seville, Spain)

Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival -- Dorset, England (celebrating freedom, especially the freedom of workers to form unions; through Sunday)

Triple Play Day -- the first Major League unassisted triple play was made by Neal Ball on this day in 1909

Vancouver Folk Music Festival -- Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada ( folk music from around the globe, performed in a beautiful outdoor venue; through Sunday)

Yarmouth Clam Festival -- Yarmouth, ME, US (annual 3 day celebration of the gifts of the sea that are clams with 120,000 of your closest friends)

Amelia Bloomer's birth anniversary on May 27 is also called "Bloomer Day"

Anniversaries Today:

Frank Sinatra marries Mia Farrow, 1966
Isis marries Osiris (year unknown, ask the ancient Egyptians!)
Adonis marries Aphrodite (year unknown, ask the ancient Greeks!)

Birthdays Today:

Stephen Anthony Lawrence, 1990
Jared Padalecki, 1982
Topher Grace, 1978
Angela Griffin, 1976
Clea Lewis, 1965
Anthony Edwards, 1962
Campbell Scott, 1962
Brian May, 1947
Ilie Nastase, 1946
Vikki Carr, 1941
Arthur Rankin, Jr., 1924
George McGovern, 1922
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, 1921
Eve Merriam, 1916
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, 1904 (last direct descendent of Abraham Lincoln)
Max Fleischer, 1883
Charles Horace Mayo, 1865
Lizzie Borden, 1860
Edgar Degas, 1834
Samuel Colt, 1814

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Captain America: The First Avenger(Film), 2011
"That's All Right"(Elvis' first single release), 1954

Today in History

A dragon more than 100 metres long was found dead on Yehwang Mountain in Henan province and was seen as a bad omen for Emperor Huan, who ignored it and died at age 35 (three years later); Xiang Kai, who had warned him of the omen, was released from the prison the emperor had placed him in, and lionised as a hero, BCE164
Moslem forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeated the Visigoths led by their king Roderic, 711
A hailstorm brings down the ceilings of the Papal Palace, Rome, 1500
Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after having that title for just nine days, 1553
Five women are hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692
Representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy sign the Nanfan Treaty, ceding a large territory north of the Ohio River to England, 1701
Australia's first recorded use of gaslight was commenced in a Sydney shop, 1826
The British Medical Association was founded as the Provincial Medical and Surgical Association by Sir Charles Hastings at a meeting in the Board Room of the Worcester Infirmary, 1832
The two day Women's Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York; "bloomers," named after developer Amelia Bloomer, are worn at this very early feminist convention, 1848
A meteorite with an estimated mass of 190 kg explodes over the town of Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town, 1912
Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention, 1963
The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua, 1979
The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT is published, 1983
President Clinton announces his idea for a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in regards to gays in the US military, 1993
Scientists discover a black spot the size of Earth on Jupiter caused after an unknown object crashed onto the planet, 2009
A Tel Aviv judges orders safe deposit boxes that contain manuscripts of Franz Kafka to be opened, 2010
A Pontifical Commission is established by Pope Francis to investigate current accounting practices and implement new strategies for greater fiscal transparency and fiscal responsibility among all Vatican office, 2013
Scientists in the US calculate that the total amount of plastic ever produced is 8.3 billion tons, the equivalent of about 1 billion elephants in weight, 2017
The Russian ship Dmitri Donskoii, with a possible cargo of gold coins, is discovered in waters between South Korea and Japan where it sunk in 1905, 2018


  1. I am pretty certain that you have already achieved your aim in point four.

  2. Cats love to be able to get at the fresh grass.
    We have a horse livery yard so you never completely retire from that, but when I first became ill 8 years ago we changed from me doing full liveries to a DIY yard. Now it is nice to be able to just pick up and go whenever we want to, and make the most of life while we can.

  3. Really, one should never ignore a dead dragon in one's property...

  4. I don't blame her for making up for lost time happy muching Sissy cat heheh!

    I liked your fill-ins all of them

    Have a catchuptastic weekend :-)

  5. Sweet and busy kitty ~ neat photos!

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

  6. Being outside to nibble on the grass is a good thing.

    I love all your answers to the fill-ins. Looks like many are on the same page today.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  7. Our cat bro Bert thinks your kitty is eating from a field of catnip. We told him it is most likely just regular grass, not cat grass...LOL! Happy Weekend!

  8. Cats love their grass :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. You already do make the world a better place with your writing and all the volunteering you do. Have a nice weekend! XO

  9. Hooray for time outdoors and yummy grass, Tripod Sissycat! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I know what you mean with #2. There are times when I wish I had more time in a day simply to gain more knowledge. And your answer to #4 is perfect. The Golden Rule is the way to live. Have a wonderful weekend!


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