Friday, September 20, 2019

Cuties (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


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.

These two cuties are up for adoption:


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. Never have I ever _________.

2. I won't _________ again.

3. I believe I have good knowledge of _________.

4. _________ is my worst enemy.

1. Never have I ever been able to learn to use a sewing machine.

2. I won't ever try to ski again.  (Once almost breaking my neck was enough.)

3. I believe I have good knowledge of how to clean.

4. Lack of time is my worst enemy.


Today is:

Applejack Festival -- Nebraska City, NE, US (parade, food, fun, and a celebration of the orchards; through Sunday)

Birthday of the Sun -- Inca (date approximate; a few days before the Autumn Equinox, all fires, including that at the Temple of the Sun, were extinguished and 3 days later ceremonially relighted using only glass to concentrate the sunlight on cotton; followed by 8 days of feasting)

ChÀsteilet im Justistal -- Merlingen, Switzerland (dividing of the summer's cheese between the dairy farmers of the area, a weekend celebration that must be tasted to be believed!)

Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days -- Creston, IA, US (hare and hound races, parade, marching band contest, balloons and more; through Sunday)

Egremont Crab Fair and Gurning Championship -- Egremont, Cumberland, UK (ancient fair given a charter in 1267, includes throwing crabapples from a cart for children to catch and the gurning [making ugly faces] competition; through tomorrow)

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 10, Disarmament (sponsored by We, the World

Feast of Orlog -- Scandinavian Deity of Destiny (date approximate)

Feast of Zywie -- Poland (goddess of longevity and health; date approximate)

Genesia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival to honor the dead, especially those who died in wars)

Jeans for Genes Day -- UK (convince your school or workplace to let you pay for the privilege of wearing jeans today, with the money going toward research of genetic diseases)   

MOFGA Common Ground Country Fair -- Unity, ME, US (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association sponsors an old-time country fair that revives forgotten skills and has something for everyone; through Sunday)

National Farm Safety Day -- US (can't find a sponsor, but farming is hard, and dangerous, work, so it's a good idea)

National Rum Punch Day

National Tradesmen Day -- US

National Youth Day -- Thailand

New Hampshire Highland Games -- Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH, US (everything highlands you can think of, and those of Scottish descent can even look up their clan connections; through Sunday)

Okuma-kabuto Festival -- Nakajima, Japan (Noto Peninsula's top autumn festival)

Pause the World Day -- because we've all wanted to do this at one time or another

Riverfest -- Eden, NC, US (a celebration of art, history, and river heritage; through tomorrow) 

St. Eustace's Day (Patron of difficult situations, fire prevention, firefighters, hunters, torture victims, trappers; Madrid, Spain; Poli, Italy; against fire and torture)

Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival -- Wisconsin Dells, WI (fall festival; through Sunday)

Birthdays Today:

Kristen Johnston, 1967
Guy LaFleur, 1951
Taro Aso, 1940
Sophia Loren, 1934
Anne Meara, 1929
Donald A. Hall, 1928
Dr. Joyce Brothers, 1928
Red Auerbach, 1917
Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, 1890
Maxwell Perkins, 1884
Upton Sinclair, 1878
Rama V, King of Thailand, 1853 (eldest son taught by Anna, of "The King and I" fame)
Emperor Takakura of Japan, 1161

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Cosby Show"(TV), 1984
"Eubie"(Revue), 1978
"The Phil Silvers Show"(TV), 1955
"The Corn is Green"(Play), 1938

Today in History:

Atilla the Hun defeated at Chalons-sur-Marne by General Aetius, 451
Saladin begins the siege of Jerusalem, 1187
Ferdinand Magellan sets sail from SanlĂșcar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe, 1519
Galileo Galilei is tried before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun, 1633
Maryland passes the first "anti-amalgamation" law to stop English women from marrying black men, 1664
The Negro Convention of Free Men agrees to boycott slave-produced goods, 1830
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created, 1848
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company, 1857
The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, 1891
The Otis Elevator Company unveils the first escalator at the Paris Exposition, 1900
Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched, 1906
The first Cannes Film Festival is held, 1946
James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi, 1962
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched, 1967
Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match, 1973
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam joins the UN, 1977
Walt Disney World hosts its 200 millionth guest, 1985
U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror", 2001
The US Military ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, 2011


  1. Aww! I hope they get loving homes very soon :-)

    I liked your replies, I don't blame you about the skiing after what happened

    Have a skilesstastic day :-)

  2. I hope they find a forever home soon!
    Years ago, I tried skiing, but I never felt comfortable. I still prefer walking.
    Have a wonderful Feline Friday!

  3. With my vertigo, downhill skiing is a fools game... but I do like cross country skiing.

  4. Mimi,

    I did some water skiing when I was younger. One time I took a hard tumble and it threw my back out. That was probably the last time I did it. These days you won't catch me on anything that defys laws of nature. If God intended for us to glide across the water or down a mountain slope then I guess we'd have webbed feet like a duck or penquin. :) Lack of time is a good choice for worst enemy, especially if you allow the Internet to be the biggest time drainer.

    Have a funtastic weekend, darlin'!

  5. Aw, they are both adorable. I wish I could take both of them.

    I love your fill-ins. I can't use a sewing machine either. I'm terrible and then some.

    I've never tried to ski. I have enough trouble walking. Just saying.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  6. Sweet kitties photo ~ We all have our talents ~ ^_^

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

  7. Those wee tuxedo kitties are so cute and we enjoyed your fill in answers!

  8. Great answers! I sure hope those cuties are in their furr-ever homes soon!

  9. Very cute kittens, they will get adopted quickly. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. If I can work a sewing machine, I am sure you could. I buy prewound bobbins though because I could never figure out that part. Have a nice weekend. XO

  10. I hope those two sweetie pies soon get their forever home.

  11. Such cute kittens! Hope they go home soon! And in regards to your fill-in answers, I passed up on an opportunity to go a long time ago so I've never tried. I'm not a huge fan of the cold anyway, but I'm glad you made it out okay though!

  12. Those two cuties look just like my Beba. I hope someone with a good heart brings them home and takes good care of them!

  13. What precious kittens! I'm praying that they find their forever home very, very soon. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I relate to your #1 so much. My mom works magic with a sewing machine, but I did not inherit that skill from her in the least. And I also really relate to your #4. I often find myself wishing there were far more than 24 hours in day. Have a wonderful day!


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