Friday, October 11, 2019

Two More Tocks (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 at Comedy Plus.
Feline Friday is simple to join.  Follow the link above to Steve's page to see how to be a part of this fun meme.

It's still "Tocktober", so i've snuck around and captured two more tocks:


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. __________________ is tasty.

2. If I was going to a Halloween party, I would go as _____________________.

3. If everything goes according to plan, _________.

4. _________ is the spookiest thing I have ever experienced.

1. A spinach and banana smoothy is tasty.  Honest!

2. If I was going to a Halloween party, I would go as the janitor, that's what i have an outfit for.

3. If everything goes according to plan, i should be able to make my expensive but delicious banana pudding for Sweetie and Brother-in-Law for their birthday later this month.

4. A so-called "fun" house at a carnival is the spookiest thing I have ever experienced.


Today is:

Algonquin Mill Festival -- Carrollton, OH, US (an 1800s pioneer festival; through Sunday)

Apple Butter Makin' Days -- Mt. Vernon, MO, US (making apple butter on the courthouse lawn, and lots of other fun; thrugh Sunday)

Armed Forces Day -- Abkhazia

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Myths and Legends Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; for all the cephalopods of legend, literature and movies

Columbus Day Festival and Hot Air Balloon Regatta -- Columbus, KS, US (through Sunday)

Fort Ligonier Days -- Ligonier, PA, US (commemoration of the Battle of Ligonier with reenactments, parade, entertainment, etc.; through Sunday)

General Pulaski Memorial Day -- US (celebrating Casimir Pulaski, "the father of American cavalry")

Guayaquil Independence Day -- Ecuador

It's My Party Day -- so go have one!

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest -- Kitchener and Waterloo, ON, Canada (second largest Oktoberfest in the world; through the 19th)

Meditrinalia/Vinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (tasting of the year's new wine; in honor of Meditrina, goddess of health/medicine, longevity, and wine, and Bacchus, god of wine)

Mississinewa 1812 -- Mississinewa, IN, US (the largest War of 1812 living history and reenactment event; through Sunday)

Natchitoches Historic Pilgrimage -- Natchitoches, LA, US (National Historic Landmark District homes, plantations, and the sites where the movie Steel Magnolias was filmed are featured on this fabulous tour; through Sunday)

National Sausage Pizza Day

Ocean County Italian Festival and Columbus Day Parade -- Seaside Hgts., NJ, US (through Sunday)

Old Michaelmas Day -- Celtic Calendar

Parke County Covered Bridge Festival -- Rockville, IN, US (with 31 historic covered bridges, this is the covered bridge capital of the world; tours, arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, and old-fashioned homemade foods, through the 20th)

Revolution Day/Uprising Against Fascism Day -- Republic of Macedonia

Royal National (Gaelic) Mod -- Glasgow, Scotland (Gaelic Language Festival; through the 19th)

Sawara Festival -- Chiba, Japan (also called the Grand Festival of Sarawa, one of Japan's major float festivals; through Sunday)

Scenic Drive Festival -- Van Buren County, IA, US (includes flea markets, an arts festival, and historic architecture; through Sunday)

Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word -- Nashville, TN, US (through Sunday)

St. Charles Scarecrow Festival -- St. Charles, IL, US (handcrafted scarecrows, music, entertainment, and more; through Sunday)

St. Gomar's Day (Patron of childless people, courtiers, cowherds, glove makers, people in difficult marriages, separated spouses, woodcutters; Lier, Belgium; against hernias)

Sunbeam Sliding Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (only occasionally on a Sunday)

Tennessee Craft Fair -- Nashville, TN, US (the state's premier outdoor showcaswe for American fine crafts; through Sunday)

Victorian Theatre by Candlelight presents "Ghost Tales of the Civil War" -- Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis, IN, US (haunted tales this weekend and the next two)

World Egg Day -- International (from the International Egg Commission

"You Go Girl!" Day -- in honor of Kathy Sullivan, first American woman to walk in space

Anniversary Today:

William Jefferson Clinton marries Hillary Rodham, 1975

Birthdays Today:

Emily Deschanel, 1976
Stephen Moyer, 1969
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, 1969
Jane Krakowski, 1968
Luke Perry, 1966
Joan Cusack, 1962
Steve Young, 1961
Dawn French, 1957
David Morse, 1953
Daryl Hall, 1948
Robert Gale, 1945
Ron Liebman, 1937
Dottie West, 1932
Roscoe Robinson, Jr., 1928
Elmore Leonard, 1925
Art Blakey, 1919
Jerome Robbins, 1918
Charles Revson, 1906
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884
Harlan Fiske Stone, 1872
Henry John Heinz, 1844
George Williams, 1821 (founder, YMCA)
Mason Locke "Parson" Weems, 1759

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"(Play), 1984
"Saturday Night Live"(TV), 1975
"Imagine"(Lennon single release), 1971
"Allegro"(Musical), 1947
"The Silver Tassie"(Play), 1929
The Comptometer (the first adding machine known to be accurate at all times, patented by Dorr Eugene Felt), 1887

Today in History:

Massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria, 1138
Columbus' ship sites land on the horizon (the Bahamas), 1492
Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland, 1531
Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia, 1689
Explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee at the Grinder's Stand Inn, 1809
The first steam powered ferryboat, the Juliana, begins operation, 1811
Australia's oldest university, University of Sidney, is inaugurated, 1852
The Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished, 1871
David Houston patents roll film for cameras, 1881
First female FBI "special investigator", Alaska Davidson, appointed, 1922
With the opening of store # 1252, in Milford, Delaware, J.C. Penney becomes a nationwide company, with stores in all 48 states, 1929
CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, 1950
Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years, Vatican II, 1962
NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, 1968
The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests, 1975
The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth, 1982
The record high of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurs at 14,198.10 points, 2007
A ban on fracking is upheld by the Constitutional Council of France, 2013


  1. I hope your finances do allow you to make that banana pudding.

  2. Lovely 'tocks there!
    I used to like going in the spooky fun house at the fair until the time I went in and the spongy floor felt like it was caving in and freaked me out. It really did collapse! Luckily only about 3 feet, but it put me off going in again.

  3. LOL @ tocks and tocktober heheh!

    I liked your replies I used to love the gost train we had a big permanant funfair here in London when I was growing up sadly was closed down :-(

    Have a spookytastic weekend :-)

  4. I had forgotten about Columbus Day coming soon. I like your reminders of what is going on in the world or what has already gone one.
    Too much is going on ... IMHO

  5. Childless people and glove makers, huh?

    The Comptometer's being the "first known to be accurate at all times" made me giggle. I was suddenly seized by a vision of a room full of John Cratchett types, huddled over a bunch of pre-Comptometer ("mostly accurate") models and sputtering madly.

  6. Nice tocks indeed.

    Love your fill-ins. I didn't know you had an outfit.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Spooky Fun house, I can relate there. It was not a big stationary one either, but one belonging to a trawelling fun fair. I screamed!

  8. Those were good answers and those were darn nice tocks too!

  9. You call it a "tock" we call it a "Q" 😁

    I have a feeling that your banana pudding is worth every penny.

    My sister, niece and I went to our community haunted house one year and the lady at the door yelled to the others that something scarier than us is coming in. We gave them a shock.

  10. Great tock shots! Thanks for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I will take your word for it on the spinach and banana smoothie- I think I would prefer that banana pudding :) Have a nice weekend! XO

  11. great tocks guyz !!! N de food gurl rememburrs de original cast oh saturday nite like it waz.....that long ago ! ☺☺♥♥

  12. Yay spinach! I haven't made a lot of smoothies lately, but you can put spinach in just about any smoothie and it's taste wonderful. Though I tend to opt for kale instead :)

  13. The tocks are looking wonderful in the photos. Your friendly fill-in answers we enjoyed very much. Thanks for the wonderful share. Have a fantastic rest of your day.
    World of Animals

  14. The kitties around here still haven't allowed any successful tock shots to be snapped recently, but at least we have these adorable tock shots here to see! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I am so happy you answered #1 the way you did. On nearly a daily basis I have a banana and spinach smoothie, usually with cacao powder and peanut powder added for a chocolaty peanut butter taste. I don't meet many other people who enjoy a banana and spinach smoothie. I hope your week is wonderful and full of yummy smoothies!


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