Friday, September 13, 2019

Disdain (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.

Enigma SissyCat has great disdain for the canines, and doesn't hide it one bit.

She is glaring at them where they sit in the front room.


Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: most weeks, 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!      

This week, because Noel the cat is very ill, Ms. Ellen is bowing out and Lorianne has provided all of the statements.  Please keep Noel and the whole family in your thoughts and prayers. 

1. _________ never fails to improve my bad mood.

2. I feel out of place _________.

3. I would like to find a treasure chest filled with _________.

4. If you ask me, _________ keeps the doctor away.

1. Counting my blessings never fails to improve my bad mood.

2. I feel out of place most of the times that i have to dress up.

3. I would like to find a treasure chest filled with enough love potion to give everyone in the world a dose and get rid of hate once and for all.

4. If you ask me, thankfulness and joy keep the doctor away.


Today is:

Blame Someone Else Day -- the first Friday the 13th of the year is a day you get a free pass to blame someone else; begun in 1982 by Anne Moeller, of Clio, Michigan, on the Friday the 13th on which her alarm clock failed to go off leading to a cascade of increasingly bad luck events throughout the day

Cherokee Strip Days -- Enid, Oklahoma (parade that includes Longhorn steers, arts and crafts, food, and gunfight reenactments; through Sunday)

Defy Superstition Day -- go walk under that ladder!

Dia de los Ninos Heroes -- Mexico 

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 3, Environment (sponsored by We, the World

Epulum Iovis and Lectisternia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival for Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva)

Farmer-Consumer Awareness Day -- Quincy, WA, US (a fun and tasty way to celebrate and learn how food gets from the farm to your table; through Sunday)

Festival of Lighting the Fires of Neith -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fortune Cookie Day -- you might need one after that ladder stunt

Goroka Show -- Goroka, Papua New Guinea (a cultural festival and showcase of over 100 clans and tribes and their customs; through Sunday)

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show -- Harrogate, England (Britains finest blooms show off; through Sunday)

Heritage Open Days -- UK  (What's on your doorstep?  Go find out, explore for free places that often charge admission or are not usually open to the public, castles to cottages to battlefields, all over the country; through the 22nd)  

Independence Day -- Venda (recognized within South Africa only)

International Chocolate Day -- as declared by the National Confectioners Association

King Turkey Day -- Worthington, MN, US (includes a turkey race; through tomorrow)

National Celiac Awareness Day -- US

National Hug Your Boss Day (some claim this began in the UK, others say it was started by and is to be celebrated everywhere, but no matter what nation you live in, be careful with this holiday!  website here)  

National Peanut Day

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival -- Marietta, OH, US (a three day riverfront extravaganza)

Positive Thinking Day -- think positively that nothing bad will happen because of that ladder!

Programmers Day -- Russia, and among programmers around the world (on the 256th day of the year)
    some sites call this "Thank a Programmer Day"

Roald Dahl Day -- it's his birth anniversary    

Runic Half Month Ken begins (illumination)

Snack-A-Pickle Time

St. John Chrysostom's Day (Patron of education, epileptics, lecturers, orators, preachers; Constantinople)

Telluride Blues and Brews Festival -- Telluride, CO, US (nationally touring bands and microbreweries make for a fun weekend; through Sunday)

The Big E -- West Springfield, MA, US (one of New England's largest fairs; through the 30th)

Birthdays Today:

Ben Savage, 1980
Fiona Apple, 1977
Stella McCartney, 1977
Tavis Smiley, 1964
Jean Smart, 1959
Nell Carter, 1948
Jacqueline Bisset, 1944
Peter Cetera, 1944
Bela Karolyi, 1942
David Clayton-Thomas, 1941
Fred Silverman, 1937
Richard Kiel, 1939
Judith "Miss Manners" Martin, 1938
Robert Indiana, 1928
Mel Torme, 1925
Yma Sumac, 1922
Roald Dahl, 1916
Bill Monroe, 1911
Claudette Colbert, 1903
Sherwood Anderson, 1876
John J. Pershing, 1860
Milton Hershey, 1857
Walter Reed, 1851
Clara Schumann, 1819
Cesare Borgia, 1475

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Law & Order"(TV), 1990
Divine Madness(Documentary/Comedy), 1980
"Soap"(TV), 1977
"The Muppet Show"(TV)1976
"The Rockford Files"(TV)1974
"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?"(TV)1969
"Yesterday"(Beatles' single release), 1965
"Canticum Sacrum ad Honorem Sancti Marci Nominis/Canticle to Honor the Name of Saint Mark"(Stravinsky orchestral piece), 1956

Today in History:

The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September, BC509
Building begins on Hadrian's Wall, 122
St. Francis of Assisi receives stigmata, 1224
Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David, 1503
Henry Hudson reached the river that would later be named after him, 1609
NYC becomes the first capital of the US, 1788
US Government takes out its first loan from NYC banks, 1789
Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec, 1847
Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage incredibly survives a 3-foot-plus iron rod being driven through his head; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions, 1848
Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1898
Lusitania completes her maiden voyage, arriving in NYC, 1907
The temperature (in the shade) at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 57.8*C (136.04*F), 1922
Elizabeth McCombs is the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament, 1933
Chiang Kai-shek elected president of the Republic of China, 1943
IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305, 1956
Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane, based on barometric pressure, in the Western Hemisphere, 1988*
Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu, 1989
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted, 2007
Hurricane Ike makes landfall, damaging Galveston Island, Houston, and surrounding area, 2007
Jan van Eyck is credited as the painter of 'The three Mary's at the tomb' a painting from the 1430's held in a Rotterdam museum, 2012

*Replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005


  1. Lots and lots of good thoughts for Noel and his family. And then some more.

  2. LOL @ that look I bet they don't upset her :-)

    I liked your replies mimi especially No. 3

    Have a tanfastictastic weekend :-)

  3. I hadn't heard of Programmer's Day... but laughed very hard at it being on the 256th day!
    I'll take that one to work with me, thank you. :-D

  4. SissyCat and my Shama could be sisters from another mother! :)

    Every day is Feline Day here at my place. My two furry mates make sure I never forget!

  5. Great photo. Lots of emotion with that cat. Great fill ins also. Better than what came tomy mind.

  6. SissyCat is beautiful and what bravado!

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

  7. I am sure the canines will stay away from her. Happy day!

  8. Those were terrific answers and that's some serious look SissyCat!

  9. I had no idea that there was such thing as blame someone else day. I think I'm going to take advantage of that one. lol

  10. If looks could kill. Some kitties like other kitties and some kitties don't like other kitties at all.

    Love your answers and we're on the same page with #3.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  11. sissy...hay ewe gorgeouz...give de dawgz all de diz dain ya can .... ;) ♥♥☺☺☺

    anda 136 in DE SHADEZ.....iz.... knot.....good....

  12. Sissy Cat is a beautiful girl. I love your answers especially #3, such a nice thought. Have a great weekend! XO

  13. SissyCat, Eddy knows what you mean about those naughty dogs. She gives our pup the stink eye very often, and the pup knows to give Eddy her space. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your answer to #1 is wonderful and so true. I intend on starting a gratitude journal, so that I can reflect on the blessings in my life. Have a wonderful day!


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