Friday, February 21, 2020

Snuggle Buddies (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.

These are snuggle buddies: 


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 trying to ___________________.

2. I always _______________when ________________________.

3. _________ has my seal of approval.

4. I would not recommend _________.

1. I am trying to  learn Spanish, and i have been trying for years and making a little progress, and i will continue to be trying to learn, as i do not give up easily.

2. I always  love it  when  it's feets up time after work.

3. Vegan sushi  has my seal of approval.

4. I would not recommend  trying to learn to juggle.  No matter how good you get at it, your friends will always wonder if you can do one more item.  (This is what i learned from someone who wrote a book about juggling and made a living at it.  He said that no matter how good he got, friends gave him little credit until he could add one more item, even though they couldn't juggle at all!)


Today is:

Anniversary of His Majesty the King -- Bhutan

Anthesteria -- Ancient Greek Calendar (three day Festival of Flowers, feast of the dead, and drinking festival; date approximate)

Card Reading Day -- because greeting cards can be fun to just stop and read, can't they?

Day in Honor of Dr. W. H. Lini, Father of Independence -- Vanuatu

Feast of the Feralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (final day of the Parentalia, with picnics in the graveyard that included libations to the departed)

Heritage Day -- Yukon Territory, Canada

National Sticky Bun Day

Remember the Funniest Thing Your Kid Ever Did Day -- in honor of Erma Bombeck's birth anniversary

Sandino Day -- Nicaragua (assassination anniversary of Augusto César Sandino)

Shaheed Dibosh -- Bangladesh (International Mother Language Day/Language Martyr's Day, for those who died in the Bengali Language Movement in 1952)

St. Peter Damian's Day (Doctor of the Church)

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering -- Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX, US (annual gathering of cowboys for poetry readings and music; through tomorrow)

Women in Blue Jeans Conference -- Mitchell, SD, US (celebrating women in agriculture; through tomorrow)

Anniversaries Today:

Dudley Moore marries Brogan Lane, 1988
Liz Taylor marries Michael Wilding, 1952
The Washington Monument is dedicated, 1885

Birthdays Today:

Corbin Bleu, 1989
Ashley Greene, 1987
Ellen Page, 1987
Charlotte Church, 1986
Jennifer Love Hewitt, 1979
William Baldwin, 1963
Christopher Atkins, 1961
Alan Trammell, 1958
Jack Coleman, 1958
Mary Chapin Carpenter, 1958
Kelsey Grammer, 1955
Christine Ebersole, 1953
William Petersen, 1953
Olympia J. Snowe, 1947
Tyne Daly, 1946
Alan Rickman, 1946
David Geffen, 1943
John Lewis, 1940
Gary Lockwood, 1937
Barbara Jordan, 1936
Rue McClanahan, 1935
Nina Simone, 1933
Roberto Gomez Bolanos, 1929
Erma Bombeck, 1927
Hubert de Givenchy, 1927
Sam Peckinpah, 1925
Ann Sheridan, 1915
W.H. Auden, 1907
Anais Nin, 1903
Andres Segovia, 1893
Alice Freeman Palmer, 1855
Charles Scribner, 1821
John Henry Cardinal Newman, 1801
Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana, 1794

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Die Physiker"(Play), 1962
"A Woman to Remember"(TV; first soap opera), 1949
"War as it Happens"(TV), 1944
"Green Pastures"(Play), 1930
The New Yorker(Magazine), 1925
The Communist Manifesto(Publication date), 1848
Cherokee Phoenix(Newspaper, first US Native American paper), 1828  
Today in History:

England begins the trial against Joan of Arc, 1431
John Wilkes is thrown out of the English House of Commons for his pornographic poem "An Essay on Woman," a satire of Pope's "An Essay on Man," 1764
Freedom of worship is established in France under its Constitution, 1795
The first locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for the first time, in Wales, 1804
The first Native American Indian newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, begins publication, 1828  
The first known sewing machine in the US is patented by John Greenough of Washington, D.C., 1842
Sarah G Bagley of Lowell, Massachusetts becomes the first US woman telegrapher, 1846
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish the Communist Manifesto, 1848
The US Congress outlaws foreign currency as legal tender in the US, 1857
Edwin T. Holmes installs the first electric burglar alarm, in Boston, Massachusetts, 1858
The first Roman Catholic parish church for blacks in the US is dedicated, in Baltimore, Maryland, 1864
Lucy B. Hobbs becomes the first US woman to earn a DDS degree, 1866
Benjamin Disraeli replaces William Gladstone as English premier, 1874
The first telephone book is issued, to 50 subscribers in New Harbor, Connecticut, 1878
Oregon becomes the first US state to declare Labor Day a holiday, 1887
The North Carolina legislature adjourns for the day to mark the death of Frederick Douglass, 1895
Dr. Harvey Cushing, the first US neurosurgeon, performs his first operation, 1902
Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto, 1911
The Battle of Verdun (WWI) begins, will last until Dec. 18; over a quarter of a million casualties, half a million injuries, 1916
The last Carolina parakeet, Incas, dies in the Cincinati Zoo, in the same cage that had held Martha, the last passenger pigeon, 4 years earlier, 1918
The Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution, 1921
Great Britain grants Egypt independence, 1922
The first issue of New Yorker magazine is published, 1925
The first instant developing camera is demonstrated in NYC, by E H Land, 1947 
The British government, under Winston Churchill, abolishes identity cards in the UK to "set the people free", 1952
Watson and Crick discover the structure of the DNA molecule; according to legend, they walk into the Eagle Pub in Cambridge and Crick announces "We have found the secret of Life," 1953
The Peace symbol is designed and completed by Gerald Holtom, commissioned by Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 1958
Malcolm X is assassinated, 1965
The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna, 1971
The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands on the Moon, 1972
Former United States Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman are sentenced to prison, 1975
Steve Fossett lands in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada becoming the first person to make a solo flight across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon, 1995
Euro zone finance ministers agree on a second bailout for Greece, 2012
Scientists discover that bumblebees have the ability to sense electric fields around flowers, enabling them to identify specific flowers for pollination , 2013
Turkey sends troops to Syria to rescue 40 guards and relocate remains from the tomb of Sulayman Shah, which is now surrounded by ISIS militants; the site is internationally recognized as Turkish territory, 2015
The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2 touches down on asteroid Ryugu on a mission to collect rock samples, 2019


  1. Love the snuggle bunnies.
    I hadn't considered the 'just one more item' thing, but can well see that it is correct. And I couldn't juggle to save my life.

  2. I thought it was Saturday until I read "Feline Friday". Are you sure it's Friday where you are?

    God bless.

  3. What cute snuggle buddies heheh!

    My brother is learning Spanish too I hope you make good prgress in the future.

    Have a spanishtastic weekend

    Adiós :-)

  4. OK, I need to go find a copy of "An Essay on Woman"...
    Project Gutenberg, here I come!

  5. Aw on those two kittens. That's an adorable shot.

    Love your fill ins and I so remember coming home from work and off goes the clothes and into the comfy clothes and yes the feet went up.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. I tried to learn how to juggle - It's one of the very few things I've ever given up on tryning to learn.
    As always thanks for the lists.

  7. Love the sweet little snuggle kitties ~ adorable photo ^_^

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

  8. Those snuggle tabbies are sure cuties! Good answers too, espero que aprendas esa cosa espanola.

  9. Tee hee ...learning to juggle has never entered my mind! Have a great weekend!

  10. These are wonderful snuggle buddies!
    Yes, juggling many things doesn't mean you are appreciated. Focusing works much better!
    Have a great weekend!

  11. AWWWWWWWWWWW Don't you wish they could always stay little!

  12. I think it's good to keep a brother/sister of kittens... well puppies too if you have the patience and room. They're too cute.

  13. I hope these 2 cuties get a forever home together.
    Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am sure you can learn Spanish if you keep at it. Have a nice weekend. XO

  14. I found that the best way to master a language is to go where they speak it. I've vacationed in Venezuela, Cancun and Cozumel and those short trips had me speaking Spanish like I haven't before or since. Same with when I went to Israel and was able to speak and understand Hebrew more than I had before or since.

  15. Love the snuggle buddies in the basket. None of my cats ever used a basket, all preferring my bed or chair.

  16. My two snuggle-buddies aka furry mates...aka pets...aka Remy and Shama both are snuggled up on "our" bed! :)

  17. Those snuggle bunnies are cute. I have a Yorkie mix for mine. About the only things I've been able to juggle are scarves, they go a little slower. Have a super Saturday and Sunday !

  18. What a adorable and sweet snuggle buddies! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I find it inspiring that you don't give up and continue to learn Spanish. I learned Spanish for quite a few years in school, and I'm annoyed at myself for not practicing it often since graduating and therefore losing a lot of my fluidity. And I also actually learned how to juggle back when I was in school. I still do practice that, and I can juggle three items, but whenever anyone finds out I can juggle or asks to see me do it, it seems they do indeed always ask me to add one more item. I hope your week is going wonderfully!


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