Friday, January 24, 2020

In Her Own Cave (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.

Enigma SissyCat loves to sit in a chair that’s pushed up under the table.  Maybe it’s her personal cave:


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 am particular about _________.

2. My _________ is _________.

3. _________ is a moment I will never forget.

4. Have you ever heard of _________?

1. I am particular about how my clothes are dried.  Only my socks go in a dryer, everything else gets hung up to dry so the material will last longer.

2. My average day is very busy.

3. The births of each of my children is a moment i will never forget.

4. Have you ever heard of epeolatry?  It’s the worship of words!


Today is:

Alasitis Fair -- Aymara Indians, Bolivia (offerings to the god of prosperity, now celebrated in conjunction with the Roman Catholic Feast of Our Lady of Peace, for whom La Paz is named)

Arizona Musicfest -- North Scottsdale, AZ, US (a winter classical music festival; through Mar. 13)

Beer Can Appreciation Day -- the first canned beer went on sale today in 1935

Belly Laugh Day -- at 1:24pm local time, join the Belly Laugh Bounce Around the World!

Dinagyang -- Iloilo, Philippines (huge religious and cultural festival, this year's theme is "Bringing More Fun to the World"; through the weekend)

Eagles Etcetera Festival -- Bismarck, AR, US (bald eagles in the wild, birds of prey demonstrations, and lots of outdoor fun; through Sunday)

Economic Liberation Day -- Togo

Eskimo Pie Day -- patented this day in 1921

Fairy-Four Paganalia -- Fairy Calendar

Gold Rush Day -- US (gold is discovered at Sutter's Mill, sparking the California Gold Rush, in 1848)

Lunar New Year's Eve
    Seol-nal -- South Korea (Lunar New Year Holiday begins)
    Spring Festival -- China; Taiwan (Chinese New Year's Eve, start of the festival)
    Tet Eve -- Vietnam

National Compliment Day -- begun by Debby Hoffman and Kathy Chamberlin, a day in which to compliment at least 5 people

National Peanut Butter Day

Opposite Day -- internet generated, and fun if you play it right

Paul Pitcher Day (So called because it is the eve of the Celebration of St. Paul's Conversion on the road to Damascus.  Cornish tin miners would traditionally set up a water pitcher in a public place and throw stones at it to destroy it.  A replacement pitcher was then bought and filled with beer, which was drunk and replenished through the day.  These miners were great inventors for reasons to celebrate, and they did this to rebel against the rule that only water was to be consumed during the work day.)

Porri Month begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (the name means Middle of Winter, and personifies him as Old Man Winter; often the harshest month, so greet him kindly, to soften his heart and hasten spring)
    Bondadagur (Husband's Day) -- first day of Porri (various traditions honoring the man of the house; these days, women often give the men flowers)

Sailing of Bast -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (people sailed the Nile to converge on Bubastis and celebrate the cat goddess; date approximate)

Sementivae, in honor of Ceres and Terra, begins -- Roman Empire (one of the few dating approximate items on the Roman Calendar, as each area of the Empire celebrated according to the timing of a local magistrate, but now through Feb. 2 was a typical time)

Slamdance -- Park City, UT, US (an independent film festival by and for film makers; through the 30th)

Social Sipping and Nibbling Rehearsal Day -- a day to practice cutting a piece of cake on a paper plate, using a plastic fork, and also balancing a napkin and punch in a paper cup; or practicing what clever thing you will say if you drop it all

St. Francis de Sales' Day (Patron of authors/journalists/writers, confessors, deaf people, educators/teachers; Champdepraz, Aosta, Italy; against deafness)

St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow -- St. Moritz, Switzerland (winter polo on the frozen lake of St. Moritz; through Sunday)

TV Game Show Day -- birth anniversary of Mark Goodson

Ziua Unirii -- Romania (Unification Day)

Anniversaries Today:

Popeye meets Olive Oyl, 1929 (in Elzie Segar's Thimble Theater comic strip)

Birthdays Today:

Mischa Barton, 1986
Tatyana Ali, 1979
Ed Helms, 1974
Matthew Lillard, 1970
Mary Lou Retton, 1968
Nastassia Kinski, 1960
Jools Holland, 1958
Yakov Smirnoff, 1951
John Belushi, 1949
Warren Zevon, 1947
Michael Ontkean, 1946
Sharon Tate, 1943
Neil Diamond, 1941
Aaron Neville, 1941
Ray Stevens, 1939
Maria Tallchief, 1925
Jerry Maren, 1920
Oral Roberts, 1918
Ernest Borgnine, 1917
Jack Brickhouse, 1916
Mark Goodson, 1915
Granny D, 1910 (formerly Granny Haddock, or Ethel Doris Haddock, political activist)
Edith Wharton, 1862

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"I, Puritani"(Bellini Opera), 1835

Today in History:

Caligula, known for his cruel despotism, is assassinated and succeeded by his uncle Claudius, 41
Connecticut colony organizes under Fundamental Orders, 1639
The first Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland, 1656
Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga, 1776
The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia,1857
The Romania principality arises under King Alexander Cuza, with Bucharest as the capital, 1862
General Baden-Powell's publication of Scouting for Boys starts the Boy Scouts movement, 1908
The Gregorian calendar introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars effective from February 14(NS), 1918
Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada, 1952
A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost, 1961
Jackie Robinson is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, 1962
Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II, 1972
Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor on board, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered, 1978
The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale, 1984
Voyager 2 passes within 81,500 km (50,680 miles) of Uranus, 1986
Japan launches Hiten, the country's first lunar probe,and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than Soviet Union or the United States, 1990
Lara Giddings becomes the first female Premier of the Australian state of Tasmania , 2011
European Bioinformatics Institute scientists announce they have successfully stored audio and text on fragments of DNA, and retrieved them with 99.99% accuracy - the first time in history DNA has been used for data storage, 2013
On this 10th anniversary of the Opportunity rover landing on Mars, NASA announces the rover has discovered clay minerals indicating water flowed on Mars early in the planet's history, 201
Officials at the World Health Organization state that the number of new Ebola cases is rapidly declining, signaling a reversal of the epidemic, 2015


  1. Lola spends a lot of time on chairs under the table too. Usually my chair with the cushion on it.

  2. Love SissyCat.
    Social Sipping and Nibbling Rehearsal Day is a day I need - particularly the time to practise what I will say when I drop the lot. Which I will.

  3. Nope, I never heard of epeolatry. But I'm almost sure that I suffer from it. I hope it is not a sin ;)

  4. Talking about washing of clothes. I got told off about that - see my blog today.

    God bless.

  5. Haha it is comical how some have their own ways :-)

    I liked your replies and I learnt something new too :-)

    Have a laundrytastic weekend :-)

  6. Mimi,

    I hang up somethings to dry, too. If I had an unfinished basement like my late in-laws did then I'd have a clothes line hung up to do this year round. My MIL did that and it's also excellent for large items like blankets. I love that outdoors scent of line dried bedding! My mom used to do that in the warmer months but you know when you hang your stuff outside then your clean laundry isn't so clean anymore. Pollen and dust falls on the clothing or people and animals brush against it. Yeah, I think too much. It's quite maddening. Gone are the days when I once lived in blissful ignorance of such things. :) I have not heard the word epeolatry before now. I guess that's because I don't worship words, you think? lol I'm sure those with a huge reading vocabulary has come across it. Now I feel a little smarter having added a new word to my vocabulary. Of course, I'm sure I won't find a clever use to work it into daily conversation. Have a funtastic weekend, my friend!

  7. That's a wonderful spot for a kitty to hide from the world. Cute.

    Love your fill-ins. I forgot to do mine today. They were just blank. Yesterday was a whirlwind of stuff. Good stuff, but a whirlwind nonetheless.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  8. Sweet photo and love her 'nesting cave.'

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

  9. We wish our cats would sit on the chairs under tables. They are naughty and always sit on the table!

  10. sissycat ya lookz like gram paw dude !!! N just sayin; we wood knot wanna bee in bismarck two day...ya noe ;) ☺☺♥♥

  11. Under the table is a good place. Out of sight but able to see everything that is going on.

  12. Jackie likes to hide on a chair under the table as well... Don't ask how many times I was frantically looking for her and she just was lying there.
    Have a great Feline Friday!

  13. SissyCat is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I learned a new word :) That is a great idea to keep your clothes lasting longer. Have a nice weekend. XO

  14. Thank you messymimi, I always enjoy reading your posts. Enigma SissyCat has found a very comfortable spot to rest :)

  15. SissyCat looks darn cute on her Throne! Those were good answers but we never heard of word worshiping.

  16. Nope, never heard of epeolatry, guess I learned a new word today.

  17. I learned something new today! Worshiping words. Wow! I like that! I say everyday I am going to get up and learn something new. Thank you! I love the feline fotos I find. So cute! Always nice to stop by and say hello. HUGS!

  18. SissyCat, your throne looks so cozy! My parents have 12 cats, and when I go to their house usually all the chairs at the table are occupied by a cat. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your answer to #1 made me laugh, because I'm the exact same way. Almost all of my clothes get hung up to dry, with pretty much just blankets and that sort of thing getting put in the dryer. The washer gets far more use at my house than the dryer. I hope you're having a wonderful week!


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