Friday, January 31, 2020

Linker Stinker (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.

Link is showing why he is called Linker Stinker, as i tried to take his picture for today while he was napping and this stink eye was the result:

You are disturbing my rest, how rude!


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. My favorite quote is ______________________..

2. My favorite part of February is ____________________.

3. A little known fact about me is _________.

4. _________ is the most rewarding experience in the world.

1. My favorite quote is   impossible to choose, but if i am limited to just one, it would have to be Luke 6:31, “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” It's commonly called The Golden Rule, and simply means treat other people with the same kindness, consideration and respect you would like them to use toward you.

2. My favorite part of February is  Groundhog Day.  No, Valentine's Day.  Wait, what about Mardi Gras, and then there's the fun of an extra day every four years, Leap Day.  Oh, forget it, i just like February, my favorite part is the whole month!

3. A little known fact about me is  i really am tempted to hold grudges sometimes and have to work hard against it (which is why i quote The Golden Rule to myself frequently).

4. Living true to yourself and your beliefs  is the most rewarding experience in the world.  Yes, having and raising children ranks right up there, too, but not every person can or wants to have children, and the one most rewarding experience should be defined as something anyone can choose to do, at least in my opinion.


Today is:

Backward Day -- no info on the origin, but if you want to do something backward, go ahead

Eat Brussels Sprouts Day --  saute in olive oil with some garlic, they are worth it!

Eve of Brigantia -- Ireland (St. Bridget's Eve, the night when she crosses the countryside and bestows blessings)

Feast of Great Typos -- another that no one will claim inventing, but since we've all made them, we may as well celebrate them

Feast of Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fun At Work Day -- inject laughter and fun into your workplace (if you dare); some sites have this as a national or international day, and dates given vary, but my warning stands if you decide to celebrate this at all

H&ll is Freezing Over Day -- internet generated day to review the list of things you said you would do when h*ll freezes over

Independence Day -- Nauru(1968)

Inspire Your Heart With the Arts Day -- begun by Rev Jayne Howard Feldman as a day to use art to feed your soul

National Brandy Alexander Day

National Bug Busting Day -- UK (this is one idea that needs export to the whole world! the aim is to have every child checked for head lice on the same day, and thus get rid of them in one fell swoop, so they don't circulate endlessly)

National Gorilla Suit Day -- Mad Magazine's Maddest Artist, Don Martin, says this is the day to pull that gorilla suit out of the closet and step out in style.

National Preschool Fitness Day -- US (working to get young children to love moving and exercise) 

Phlegm-Green, Moldy-Grey, and Gazzard Day -- Fairy Calendar (don't ask what color Gazzard is, it doesn't exist in the human world, and you don't want it to)

Play An Old Game You Haven’t Played in Years Night -- internet generated, and a great idea, bust out that old Monopoly or Clue board and have at it

Scotch Tape Day -- it hit the market this day in 1928

St. John Bosco's Day (Patron of apprentices, boys, editors, laborers, schoolchildren, students, young people-especially youth of Mexican descent)

Winterlude Festival -- Ottawa, ON, Canada (enjoy parades, dances, snow races, and more; through the 17th, with most of the festivities on weekends)

Birthdays Today:

Justin Timberlake, 1981
Kerry Washington, 1977
Portia de Rossi, 1973
Minnie Driver, 1971
Kelly Lynch, 1959
Jhn Lydon, 1956
Nolan Ryan, 1947
Charlie Musselwhite, 1944
Richard Gephardt, 1941
Jessica Walter, 1941
Stuart Margolin, 1940
Queen Beatrix, 1938
suzanne Pleshette, 1937
Philip Glass, 1937
James Franciscus, 1934
Ernie Banks, 1931
Jean Simmons, 1929
Carol Channing, 1923
Norman Mailer, 1923
Mario Lanza, 1921
Jackie Robinson, 1919
Thomas Merton, 1915
Garry Moore, 1915
Tallulah Bankhead, 1903
Eddie Cantor, 1892
Zane Grey, 1872
Franz Schubert, 1797
Robert Morris, 1734
Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan, 1543

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"These Are My Children"(TV), 1949 (first daytime TV Soap Opera)
"The Green Hornet"(Radio), 1936
"The Lone Ranger"(Radio), 1933
"Three Sisters"(Chekhov Play), 1901
"Hedda Gabler"(Ibsen Play), 1891

Today in History:

Guy Fawkes is executed for his plotting against Parliament and James I of England, 1606
The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital, 1747
The Corn Laws (tariffs on imported grains) are abolished in Britain, paving the way for more free trade, 1849
The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations, 1876
The Bulletin of Sydney is founded, publishes for 128 years, 1880
An automobile exceeds 100 mph (161 kph) for the first time, at Daytona Beach, driven by A. G. MacDonald, 1905
The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky, 1929
Scotch tape is first marketed by the 3M Company, 1930
Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont, US receives the first US Social Security monthly payment check, for $22.54, 1940
President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb, 1950
A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands, 1953
Explorer 1 – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit, 1958
James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt, 1958
Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space, 1961
The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program, 1966
Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon, 1971
The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow, 1990
Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake, 1996
NASA reveals the Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot (RASSOR), a lunar mining robot which could be used to produce fuel and water directly on the Moon, 2013
Lydia Ko, 17, becomes the youngest golfer in men's or women's golf history to be ranked No. 1 in the world, 2015
Sergio Matarella is elected President of Italy, 2015
"World's best chef" French-Swiss Benoît Violier is found dead after apparent suicide weeks after being named world's best by La Liste, 2016
Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah is crowned King of Malaysia (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) to serve a five-year term, 2019


  1. Linker Stinker is a charmer - despite the evil eye.
    And yes, if more people did their very best to follow the Golden Rule the world would be improved.

  2. LOL @ Linker Stinker so cute

    I liked your replies especially no.4

    Have a fillingtastic weekend :-)

  3. Ah ... it's Brussels sprouts day!!!

    God bless.

  4. How rude indeed. You know better than to mess with a kitties nap. Great shot of the stink eye.

    Love all your fill-ins. We've been around each other so much that you rarely surprise me with your answers. I like that.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  5. Link is a cutie. He reminds me so much of my Brody who is also difficult to photograph. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I can't picture you ever holding a grudge. February does have a lot of fun events. Have a nice weekend! XO

  6. I have to work on holdings grudges myself. It can be hard, but we can do it.
    Link clearly doesn't want anybody to interrupt his nap, Jackie is the same :-)
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Linker the Stinker...he's hilarious! Have a non-stinker weekend!

  8. Those were great answers no matter what Link thought!

  9. hay....wearz R commint.....we bee tryin ta say, link, we wood haz stink eye two if we had ta sharez a post with brussel sprout ~ ☺☺♥♥

  10. Gorgeous kitties and lovely list ~ ^_^

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

  11. Scotch tape is one of those things I have trouble imagining the world without...

  12. February is a short month, but a lot of fun stuff going on. Hard to pick a favorite.

  13. Linker the Stinker gives a good stink eye. I think most cats have elevated stink eye to an art form. I get it the most when I bring the vacuum cleaner into the room. I get a quick stink eye right before they scurry out of the room.

  14. I think Link's stink eye is adorable! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-ins! The Golden Rule is a wonderful quote and sentiment to live by. And your answer to #4 is incredibly inspiring. Have a wonderful week!


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