Friday, December 13, 2019

Nyah! (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.

Dansig had this reaction when i tried to get him to look at me for a picture while he was eating:
C’mon, Dude, let me get a picture!

Nyah! (he stuck his tongue out at me!)


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. _____________________ stresses me this time of year. 

2. My favorite holiday film is ______________________.

3. If you ask me, _________ makes this season merry and bright.

4. _________ brings back memories.

1. The thought of porch pirates stresses me this time of year.   We have had mail and packages stolen, and it’s a mess to deal with.  The fact that we are no longer home much during the day makes it worse.

2. My favorite holiday film is It’s a Wonderful Life.

3. If you ask me, outdoor Christmas lights make this season merry and bright.

4. Music brings back memories.


Today is:

Acadian Remembrance Day -- Acadians of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

Count the La's in "Deck the Halls" Day -- just so you can say you know

Feast of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of joy, feminine love, and motherhood; date approximate)

Fetes de l'Escalade -- Geneva, Switzerland (Scaling, or Climbing Day; celebrating the defeat of the Duke of Savoy's troops; through Sunday)

Fiesta de Santo Tomas -- Chichicastenango, Guatemala (week long festival celebrating the town's Patron Saint that includes the Palo Volador dance, where men hang by ropes from 30 meter poles, spinning and swinging)

Hanatoro -- Kyoto, Japan (flower and light festival; through the 22nd)

Ice Cream and Violins Day -- another of those silly made up holidays that no one can trace, but would be fun to celebrate.  Get yourself a bowl of buttered pecan or rum raisin -- if you are going to celebrate, do it in style -- and put in a Mozart or Bach CD, and enjoy!

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Giljagaur -- Gully Oaf, who tries to sneak in the cowshed and skim the cream from the pails of milk

Ides of December -- Ancient Roman Calendar; other observance
    Festival for Tellus -- a/k/a Tellura or Tellus Mater, the personification of the earth's productive powers

Jum ir-Repubblika -- Malta (Republic Day)

Le Foire aux Noix -- Bastogne, Belgium (annual "Nuts Fair", commemorating the liberation of the city from the Nazis and the Rights of the Child; through Sunday)

National Day -- Santa Lucia

National Salesperson's Day -- US (begun by Maura Schreier-Fleming, and listed on various days depending on whom you ask)     

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day -- any country that dares to celebrate may claim this one, and you can order your ugly sweater here     

New Calendar Day -- time to get the 2020 model, unless you contribute to so many charities you are already flooded with them

Official Lost and Found Day -- why is this one official?  information here 

Peace Day -- Korea (the fighting stopped in 1953, but the Koreas didn't sign a formal nonaggression pact until this day in 1991)

Pick a Pathologist Pal Day -- Wellcat Holidays reminds us that pathologists and coroners are an especially jovial lot,  and befriending them is a good way to remind yourself that tomorrow is never guaranteed

Runic Half-month Jara commences (fruition)

St. Herman of Alaska (Orthodox Church Patron of the Americas)

St. Jodocus' Day (Patron of boatmen, harvests, mariners, sailors, watermen; against fever, fire, storms, and shipwrecks)

Saint Lucy's Day (Patron of authors, blind people, cutlers, glaziers, laborers, martyrs, peasants, saddlers, salesmen, sore eyes/eye problems, sore throats, stained glass workers; Begijnendijk, Flemish Brabant, Belgium; Conzano, Italy; Mtarfa, Malta; Perugia, Italy; Santa Lucia di Piave, Italy; Syracuse, Sicily, Italy; Villa Santa Lucia, Latium, Italy; against blindness, dysentery, epidemics, eye diseases, hemorraghes)
    Feast of the Light-bringer -- honoring Juno Lucina (Roman goddess of light) and Lucia (Old Swedish goddess of light), all now merged with St. Lucy
    Little Yule a/k/a Luciadagen or Santa Lucia (Festival of Lights in many parts of Scandinavia, honoring St. Lucia.)

Unreturned Library Book Sale -- Fairy Calendar (Imps)

Winterfest Boat Parade -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, US (The Greatest Show on H2O; through Sunday)

Birthdays Today:

Taylor Swift, 1989
Amy Lee, 1981
Tom DeLonge, 1975
Christie Clark, 1973
Jamie Foxx, 1967
Steve Buscemi, 1958
Wendie Malick, 1950
Ted Nugent, 1949
John Davidson, 1941
Aga Khan IV, 1936
Christopher Plummer, 1929
Dick Van Dyke, 1925
Archie Moore, 1913
Kenneth Patchen, 1911
Mary Todd Lincoln, 1818
Heinrich Heine, 1797

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Susan B. Anthony Dollar(USD coin), 1978
"Alice's Restaurant"(Song and Album), 1969
"An American In Paris"(Gershwin Symphony), 1928

Today in History:

The Council of Trent opens, 1545
Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to circumnavigate the globe, 1577
Emperor Ferdinanad II delegates the first Anti-Reformation decree, 1621
The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes 3 militias which are today seen as the founding of the United States National Guard, 1636
Dutch navigator Abel Tasman becomes the first European to land in New Zealand, 1642
Dartmouth College in New Hampshire is chartered, 1769
Italo Marcioni patents an ice cream cone, 1903
The Relay 1 communication satellite is launched, 1962
Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or "Moonwalk" of Apollo 17, 1972
The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004, 2002
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured, 2003
The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, is announced as extinct, 2006
Scientists in northeast Madagascar confirm a new species of lemur has been found, 2010
An unpublished early work by Hans Christian Anderson is found at the bottom of a filing box at the National Archives of Funen, 2012
The bones of a prehistoric penguin that was as tall as a human (1.77m) have been found on Otago beach, New Zealand, as reported in "Nature Communications", 2017


  1. That's my favorite Christmas movie too! Stressing me? Buying gifts for everybody. Snow makes the season bright, and the smell of candles and greenery bring back memories.

  2. Porch pirates is a wonderful term - which I hadn't come across before.
    The noise, the bustle and the heat are stressing me out this year. As they do every year. Christmas in July suits me much better (and is celebrated in some places here).

  3. I think you caught them at the wrong time for posing heheh!

    I agree with your replies music always brings back memories, I also like that film it was only on a few days ago here on one of the temporary xmas channels

    Have a wonderfullifetastic week :-)

  4. I've got a doozy of an ugly sweater... I always win. :-D

  5. We always try to stay positive around here, but the world we live in today makes it hard. Porch pirating is so sad. It seems like the world is really missing respecting others these days. Hope nothing of yours gets stolen.

  6. Dansig is busy. Way to busy for a photo shoot. So cute.

    Love your fill ins and we love the same movie. Excellent.

    Yikes on your packages. That's rampant here.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Shame on the PORCH Pirates who do not respect others. Hope nothing disappears this year for you!

  8. Dansig (have I told you lately how much I love his name?) is being a cat. That's how they roll.

    Everything about the season stresses me. I have to keep reminding myself of George Bailey's struggle so I can keep a grip on important things. And with the endless shopping commercials on TV, it makes more and more people forget the reason for the season.

    Sorry about your porch pirates. We haven't had that particular piece of thievery, but we did have our credit card hacked and daughter #1 had her debit card hacked.

  9. Dansig is letting you know what he thinks of having his meal time interrupted.

  10. We've had porch pirates up here too and thanks to the video doorbells most have been busted. That Dansig is one handsome dude.

  11. Dansig is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Are you signed up for informed delivery through the USPS? You will get an email showing all your mail and packages that should arrive that day. That way you will no if something is missing. XO

  12. I wonder what those cat, (and dog), pellets taste like?

    God bless.

  13. Dansig ~ you sweet kitty ~ cute photo ~ great fill-ins ~

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

  14. Dansig, you are your tongue are too cute! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I'm lucky that so far no packages have ever been stolen off of my porch. And I really agree with you on the Christmas lights. There isn't much more festive than seeing houses and more houses decorated for Christmas. Merry Christmas season!


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