Friday, November 22, 2019

Always (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.

No matter what, every time i try to take pictures of kittens in the bigger cages at the shelter, they head right for the litter box!

Do you mind?  I came down here to get some privacy!


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 can’t wait to sink my teeth into _____________________ on Thanksgiving.

2. I will pass on ___________________ on Thanksgiving.

3. I wish _________ was served at holiday gatherings.

4. I will always be thankful for _________.

1. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into Brussels sprouts sautéed in olive oil on Thanksgiving.

2. I will pass on all things non-vegan on Thanksgiving.

3. I wish vegetable sushi was served at holiday gatherings.

4. I will always be thankful for faith, family, and friends.


Today is:

Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival -- Yuma, AZ, US (through Sunday)

Dispute-Settling Assizes -- Fairy Calendar (no, they won't tell us what kind of disputes)

Dita e Alfabetit -- Albania and Ethnic Albanians (Day of the Albanian Alphabet)

Go for a Ride Day -- internet generated; during the crazy holiday season, go out for a relaxing sleigh ride or something

Greater Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Show -- Monroeville, PA, US (through Sunday)

Holiday Folk Fair International -- Milwaukee, WI, US (featuring costumes, dancing, entertainment, exhibits, and more from 65 cultures; through Sunday)

Independence Day -- Lebanon(1943)

National Cashew Day -- some sites have this on the 23rd, i celebrate both as i love cashews

National Day of Thanksgiving -- Turks and Caicos Islands

National Stop the Violence Day -- a call by US radio and TV stations for a cease fire on American streets, on the anniversary of John Kennedy's assassination; observed with white ribbons and driving with headlights on during the day

Phonograph Day -- Edison publicly  demonstrated his new music playing device on this day in 1877

Rally of the Tall Pines -- Bancroft, ON, Canada (an event on the Canadian Rally Car Race Circuit; through the tomorrow)

Ranch Hand Festival and Breakfast -- King Ranch, Kingsville, TX, US (the festival begins today, and tomorrow morning there will be a real ranch hand meal, cooked and served outdoors, on a working cattle ranch where you can watch cowboys round up longhorns)
     kickoff of the celebration La Posada de Kingsville, with special holiday celebrations through December

Shalako Festival -- Hopi and Zuni Native Americans (dates of main festivals and dance ceremonies vary by area, but usually the weekend nearest the 49th day after the 10th full moon)

Silver Bells in the City -- Lansing, MI, US (the capital city sparkles as the business district lights up for the holidays)

Start Your Own Country Day -- begun at the 1939 World's Fair in New York

St. Cecilia's Day (Patron of composers, luthiers, martyrs, music, musicians, musical instrument makers, poets, singers; Academy of Music, Rome, Italy; Albi, France; Omaha, Nebraska; Valleyfield, Quebec)

Substitute Educators Day -- US (the NEA encourages everyone to recognize those hard working substitute teachers, especially the ones who work most or all of the school year)   

Ydalir -- Ancient Norse Calendar (Celebration of the wintertime god of skiing and archery, Ullr; date approximate)

York International Postcard Expo -- York, PA, US (over 100 international dealers in post cards show, sell, and trade their finest cards; through tomorrow)

Anniversary Today:

The Humane Society of the United States is founded, 1954

Birthdays Today:

Scarlett Johansson, 1984
Scott Robinson, 1979
Boris Becker, 1967
Mariel Hemingway, 1961
Jamie Lee Curtis, 1958
Richard Kind, 1957
Billie Jean King, 1943
Guion S. Bluford, Jr., 1942
Harry Edwards, 1942
Tom Conti, 1941
Terry Gilliam, 1940
Robert Vaughn, 1932
Rodney Dangerfield, 1921
Benjamin Britten, 1913
Hoagie Carmichael, 1899
Wiley Post, 1898
Charles de Gaulle, 1890
John Nance Garner, 1868
George Eliot (Mary A. Evans), 1819
Abigail Adams, 1744

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Cathy"(Comic strip), 1976
"The Beatles/The White Album"(Beatles album release), 1968
"Man of La Mancha"(Musical), 1965
"The Grand Canyon Suite"(Grofe suite for orchestra), 1931
"Bolero"(Ravel orchestral piece), 1928
"La Forza del Destino/The Power of Fate"(Verdi opera), 1862
On the Origin of Species(Publication date), 1859

Today in History:

The first Duke of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon, 845
Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America, 1542
Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in Dutch control of the middle and south of the island, 1635
Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard, 1718
Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen, 1809
Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie called for a rebellion against Great Britain, 1837
In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever to be built, and the only one still surviving to this day, 1869
Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia, 1886
The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet, 1908
1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason of Sayner Wisconsin, 1927
The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris, 1928
Gasoline pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered, 1932
"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" first heard on Eddie Cantor's show, 1934
The Humane Society of the United States is founded, 1954
US President John F. Kennedy is killed and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963
The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status, 1974
Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco, 1975
In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed, 1988
Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, 1995
Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany, 2005
Germany holds its first piracy trial in 400 years, placing 10 Somalis accused of piracy on trial for alleged attacks on a German ship, 2010
Scientists in New Britain, Papua New Guinea, discover the first orchid known to flower at night, 2011
The Leaning Tower of Pisa's tilt is reduced by 4 cm as part of a 20 year project to stabilise it, 2018


  1. Their allergic to your camera/phone heheh!

    I liked your replies especially 4 ;-)

    Have a sprouttastic weekend :-)

  2. Love the kitties going to the litter box. Perhaps they are giving your their best side? Don't know.

    Love your fill-ins. I could go meatless too. I'm pretty close now.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  3. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins- great answers, especially #4. I love Brussels sprouts too. Cute kitten, cats always know how to ruin a good photo on us though. Have a nice weekend.XO

  4. Do you think those kitties are trying to tell you something?
    I love Brussels sprouts and can never understand why so many people dislike them.

  5. Yep, kittens aren't sure about lots of things yet. We enjoyed your answers and russels sprouts in olive oil show up here from time to time.

  6. That's an odd affect you have on cats lol.

  7. Kittens and cats are born with an innate ability to avoid a camera. I'm surprised you didn't know that it's a biological fact. Just kidding. We haven't experimentally proven that yet, but we're working on it. 😉

    Brussels sprouts in olive oil baked in the oven is a staple at our Thanksgiving table and although I've never heard of vegetable sushi before, I'm good with it.

  8. Perhaps the camera scares the kitties ~ lush fillins ~ making me hungry ~ ^_^

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

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  10. What a precious kitten! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Can you believe I've never had a Brussels sprout? I really want and need to try some. And your answer to #4 is perfect. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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