Friday, November 15, 2019

He Stayed Put (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.

When i asked the cats who wanted to pose yesterday, only Dansig stayed put!


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 have been ______________________ for ____________________.

2. Have you __________________?

3. I always _________ this time of year.

4. The world could use more _________.

1. I have been cleaning houses as a business for about eight years.

2. Have you ever had the strange feeling that you were being watched, and it turned out you were?

3. I always freeze this time of year.

4. The world could use more kindness, compassion, and respect.


Today is:

American Enterprise Day -- US (a project of Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda Chapter)

America Recycles Day -- US     

Birth of Prophet Mohammad and of Imam Sadegh -- Iran

Canterbury Provincial Anniversary Day -- Canterbury, New Zealand

Changeling Restitution Day -- Fairy Calendar (Goblins)

Children in Need Day -- UK and Ireland (telethon begins)

Christchurch Show Day -- Canterbury, NZ

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day -- this reminder comes from the folks at CooksInfo, where they think you need to get rid of USO's (unidentified shrivelled objects)   

Day of the German-speaking Community of Belgium -- German-speaking Community of Belgium

Don't Try To Do Everything At Once Day -- internet generated, and a blow to us multitaskers

Ennead Feast in the House of Ra, Horus, and Osiris -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

George Spelvin Day/More Than One Role Day -- date of first use, in 1886, of this name for an actor playing two roles in one play; George and Georgette Spelvin have since acted in over 10,000 roles on Broadway

Grand Illumination Celebration and Gingerbread House Competition & Display -- Lahaska, PA, US (the holiday fun begins at the Peddler's Village, through the New Year)

Holiday Lights on the Lake -- Altoona, PA, US (51 acres of lights, animations, gift shops, food, model train displays, and more; through the Sunday after New Year's Day)

I Love to Write Day -- encouraging everyone to write something, begun by John Riddle; this is the perfect time for it, really, in the middle of NaNoWriMo     

Inasa Puppet Festival -- Hamamatsu, Japan (a rarity in Japan, 3 days of performances by professional puppeteers from around Japan)

King's Feast / Dynasty Day -- Belgium

National Bundt Pan Day -- yes, really, celebrating the pan itself

National Donor Sabbath Weekend -- US, through Sunday, an initiative to encourage people of all faiths to consider organ donation    

National Peace Day -- Cote d'Ivoire

National Philanthropy Day® -- Association of Fundraising Professionals    

National Raisin Bran Cereal Day

National Spicy Hermit Christmas Cookie Day

Nativity Fast begins a/k/a Winter Lent (through Dec 24) -- Orthodox Christian

Pack Your Mom's Lunch Day -- in honor of all the times she packed yours; combine it with I Love to Write Day and include a note telling her how special she is! 

Republic Day -- Turkish Republic of North Cyprus

Republic Proclamation Day -- Brazil

Rock Your Mocs Day -- Indigenous Americans (begun by Jessica Jaylyn Atsye, a Laguna Pueblo, to encourage all Native Americans to wear the one item they all have in common, hand-made moccasins, with pride)   

Safety Razor Day -- King Gillette was granted the patent for his style of safety razor on this day in 1904, changing how men shaved each day

Salt Lake's Family Christmas Show -- Sandy, UT, US (through Sunday)

Shichi-Go-San (Shrine Visiting Day)/Seven-Five-Three Festival -- Japan (picturesque festival in which 3-year-old children of either sex, five-year-old boys, and seven-year-old girls go to shrines dressed in their best; guardian spirits are thanked for the health of the children and prayers said for their future to be equally bright)

Sing in Your Car Day -- they need a day for this?

St. Albertus Magnus' Day (Patron of medical technicians, natural sciences, philosophers, schoolchildren, scientists, students, theology students; Cincinnati, Ohio)

St. Leopold's Day (King Leopold III, Patron of dying children, large families, step-parents; Austria)
     Leopoldstag/Goose Day -- Austria (the start of the heurigen, the new wine season)

Anniversary Today:

William Shatner marries Nerine Kidd, 1997

Birthdays Today:

Jonny Lee Miller,1972
Kevin Eubanks, 1957
Beverly D'Angelo, 1954
Daniel Barenboim, 1942
Sam Waterston, 1940
Yaphet Kotto, 1937
Joanna BArnes, 1934
Petula Clark, 1932
Ed Asner, 1929
Bill "C.W. McCall" Fries, 1928
Joseph Wapner, 1919
Erwin Rommel, 1891
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1887
Forrest Clare "Fogg" Allen, 1885
F. William Herschel, 1738
William Pitt the Elder, 1708

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Few Good Men"(Play), 1989
Love Me Tender(Film), 1956
"Li'l Abner"(Musical), 1956
"The Planets"(Holst Op. 32), 1920
"Masse Mensch/Mass Man"(Toller play), 1920

Today in History:

Christopher Columbus notes the first recorded reference to tobacco, 1492
The NY General Assembly permits Jews to omit the phrase "Upon the faith of a Christian" from adjuration oaths, 1727
Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying the Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, 1763
The Articles of Confederation are adopted by the Continental Congress, 1777
Georgetown University, the first Catholic college in the US, opens, 1791
Zebulon Pike gets his first sight of Pike's Peak, Colorado, 1806
Isaac Pitman introduces his steno/shorthand system of writing, 1832
Union Major General Sherman burns Atlanta, Georgia, 1864
King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade, 1904
The first telecast of an unscheduled event, a fire, takes place on W2XBT, in NY, 1938
In Columbus, Ohio, Dave Thomas opens the first Wendy's restaurant, 1969
Intel releases world's first commercial single-chip microprocessor, 1971
René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favour of independence, 1976
The Anglo-Irish Agreement is signed at Hillsborough Castle by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald, 1985
An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed by the Palestinian National Council, 1988
The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands, 1988
Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans, 2007
Sony introduces the Playstation 4, selling a million units the first day, 2013 
World leaders gather in Brisbane for the G20 Summit, which will focus on economic growth, 2014
France launches air strikes on Isis stronghold Raqqa in Syria in the wake of terror attack on Paris, 2015
Pakistan unveils the remains of 1,700 year-old sleeping Buddha in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, 2017


  1. I think Dansig is probably a closet poser heheh!

    I liked your replies especially no.4

    Have a staywarmtastic weekend :-)

  2. Dansig posed nicely for the camera.
    I sometimes feel I am being watched, and when I turn around I am. When they say it feels like the hair on the back of your neck rising, it does feel exactly like that.

  3. Vaguely suspicious that Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day follows so closely on the heels of that swapping leftovers with your neighbor day, don't you think?

  4. Mimi,

    I have had feelings like I'm being watched but I'm not sure that I've actually caught someone doing it. It's normally cold this time of year so I can relate to being frozen. We matched with the last fill-in response. Have a good weekend, my dear!

  5. A lovely pose from Dansig!
    #2 sounds scary! Though, to be fair, I usually am being watched by my kitty Asami
    #3, me too! (*huddles in front of the space heater*)
    #4, Yes!, wholeheartedly agree :)

  6. Thank you Dansig for posing for us today. Excellent job.

    I love all your fill-ins and especially the last one. Spot on.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Those were good answers! You sure got the mighty fine going on Dansig!

  8. Well, Dansig knows how to strike a good pose!
    Yes to #2! It's a strange feeling!
    Have a great Feline Friday!

  9. Dansig is a beautiful cat Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I completely agree with #4. And yes, I get that feeling- it is usually a cat watching me :) Have a nice weekend! XO

  10. oh my gosh- Dansig is a gorgeous guy!

  11. Gorgeous kitteh! And I always look at the questions and draw a complete blank. Then I see your answers and... still wish I was as clever!

  12. Dansig ~ you are one sweet kitty ~ Great answers to questions ~

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

  13. Dansig is so gorgeous! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I agree on the whole freezing this time of year. I always look forward to autumn and the holidays, but I somehow always forget the cold that comes with those things. I hope your week is wonderful!


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