Friday, November 8, 2019

Flashback Kitty Photo (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.

Today, a flashback kitty photo:

The Lorax, with a milk mustache!


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. Whenever I _________________, I ____________________.

2. ________________ is not _____________. 

3. Good things come to those who _________.

4. _________ makes me grumpy.

1. Whenever I get in a bad mood, I make myself stop and name something for which to be grateful.

2. A pet is not a toy you can get rid of if you grow tired of it.

3. Good things come to those who work for them.

4. Lousy driving makes me grumpy.


Today is:

Abet and Aid Punsters Day -- promoted by Punsters Unlimited, which seems to know better than to host a website

Christkindl Markt -- Canton, OH (fine arts and crafts sale for the benefit of the Canton Museum of Art; through Sunday)

Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day -- especially for those who have had to close up the house for winter, we need to create a beautiful aroma for the house; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Dunce Day -- death anniversary of John Duns Scotus (one of the three most important philosopher-theologians of the Middle Ages, he was called the "Subtle Doctor" but his enemies turned his name into the word we use today for someone who isn't too bright)

Feast of the Four Crowned Martyrs (Patrons of cattle, masons, sculptors, stone cutters; against fever)

Festival of the Mania -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to placate the Manes)

Fuigo Matsuri -- Kyoto City, Japan (Bellows Festival, Shinto festival in honor of Inari, the kitchen hearth goddess)

I Hate to Cook Day -- internet generated, and probably started by someone who wanted an excuse to go out to dinner!

National Cappuccino Day

National Great American Beard and Moustache Championships -- Tinley Park, IL, US (check out some of the former competitors here; through tomorrow)    

National Harvey Wallbanger Day

National Parents as Teachers Day -- US

Pohnpei Constitution Day -- Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Saints, Doctors, Missionaries, and Martyr's Day -- Church of England

Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers of Heaven -- Eastern Orthodox Church

Waterfowl Festival -- Easton, MD, US (includes world class artworks, calling contests, retriever demonstrations, a wine-tasting, and more, to benefit wildlife conservation; through Sunday)

Wish-Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)

World Urbanism Day/World Town Planning Day

X-Ray Discovery Day / World Radiography Day -- commemorating the discovery, in 1895, of x-rays     

Anniversaries Today:

Montana becomes 41st US State, 1889
Mount Holyoke Seminary for Women is founded, 1837 (considered by many to be the first true college for women in the US)
Opening of the Louvre, 1793

Birthdays Today:

Tara Reid, 1975
Masashi Kishimoto, 1974
Parker Posey, 1968
Courtney Thorne-Smith, 1967
Gordon Ramsay, 1966
Leif Garrett, 1961
Rickie Lee Jones, 1954
Alfre Woodard, 1953
Mary Hart, 1951
Bonnie Raitt, 1949
Virna Lisi, 1937
Morley Safer, 1931
Patti Page, 1927
Christiaan Barnard, 1922
Esther Rolle, 1920
Martha Gellhorn, 1908
Margaret Mitchell, 1900
Hermann Rorschach, 1884
Milton Bradley, 1836
Edmond Halley, 1656

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Six Degrees of Separation"(Guare drama), 1990
"Night and Day"(Stoppard play), 1978
"Days of our Lives"(TV), 1965
"Life With Father"(Play), 1939
Sister Carrie(Publication date), 1900
"Ruy Blas"(Victor Hugo drama), 1838

Today in History:

Emperor Theodosius declares Christianity to be the state religion, 392
Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence, Italy, 1494
First meeting of Montezuma and Hernando Cortez in Tenochtitlan, Mexico, 1519
The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public, 1602
Benjamin Franklin opens the first US library, in Philadelphia, PA, 1731
Elijah Craig, of Bourbon, Kentucky, US, first distills Bourbon whiskey from corn, 1789
Sarah Bernhardt makes her US debut at NY's Booth Theater, 1880
The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time, 1892
Wilhelm Roentgen of Germany discovers X-rays, 1895
The New Testament Gospels are translated into Demotic Greek (as opposed to the Koine Greek of ancient texts), resulting in bloody clashes in Athens, 1901
The first Washington state elections in which women could vote take place, 1910
Operation Grapple X, Round C1: Britain conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific, 1957
Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate, 1966
Manolis Andronikos discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon (Alexander the Great's father), 1977
The UN Security Council demands that Saddam Hussein disarm or face serious consequences, 2002
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao releases pictures of the moon's Sinus Iridium, or Bay of Rainbows, taken during the Chang e-2 lunar mission, 2010
The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), 2011
Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War, 2014
Louvre Abu Dhabi is inaugurated, the largest art museum on the Arabian peninsula, 2017
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal, 2017


  1. Thank you for those lists. I always learn something from them.

    1. Me too! I used to scroll on past them, but now I go down the list one by one.

      "Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War, 2014"

      Who would have thunk it?

  2. The Lorax is a honey.
    And no, a pet is not a toy. A pet is a responsibility and a commitment.
    When I am in a bad mood I go into the garden.

  3. 1. Whenever I snore, I am disturbed by a nudge.
    2. Waking me up from my sleep is not a nice thing to do.
    3. Good things come to those who prepare the morning coffee.
    4. No sleep and no coffee make me grumpy.

  4. Love your answers, especially No. 2. Unfortunately, we live in a world that doesn't value any relationship. If we get tired something we just get rid of it, even the people in our lives. Have a blessed week-end.

  5. Playing catch-up today!
    That is the cutest little Lorax ever. Maybe it's the milk mustache!
    I love your answers.
    Hmmm... my answers
    1. Whenever I get time to write, I just smile.
    2. A holiday is not necessarily restful.
    3. Good things come to those who persist.
    4. Cruel people make me grumpy.

    And have I mentioned I love your lists? I learn something new every time. I learned today where the term, Dunce, came from!

  6. Aw, what a cutie pie. They don't stay a kitty for very long.

    Love all your fill-ins and especially the first one.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Sweet little kitten. Thanks for mentioning that pet adoption is for life. Too many people don't seem to understand that.

  8. Oh so precious ~ sweet photo ^_^

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

  9. lorax ewe bee total kewl :) ♥♥♥

    N for what itz werth; de food gurl hatez ta cook EVEREE day !!! ☺☺☺ thanx bee ta cod for who ever inn vented de micro wave ~~~~ ☺☺♥♥

  10. That Lorax is just too cute. Your fill-in were great too. Have a super day.

  11. Lorax looks so content an relaxed at this picture!
    I wish more people would live by your answer #2.
    Have a wonderful Feline Friday!

  12. We really enjoyed your fill in answers but my, Lorax really made us smile!

  13. Lorax is a cutie. Your answer to #2 weighs heavily on me. We had to put down our beloved German Shepherd in 2017 and my husband wants another dog. I think raising a puppy is close to raising a child and I know I'd be the one raising it. It takes a lot of work.