Friday, March 20, 2020

She Gets What She Wants (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. 

Nothing can quarantine Tripod Sissycat.  She wants outside, so she goes outside.


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. Lately, I have done a lot of _________________________.

2. My ______________are__________________.

3. I can’t help but _________.

4. When I meet a stranger, I _________.

1. Lately, I have done a lot of  praying while i clean, something i already did, but i’m in overdrive right now.

2. My  pets  are  my favorite entertainment right now.

3. I can’t help but  wish i could retire and stay home.  (Although i know me, i would still go clean for my elderly people who have no one else.)

4. When I meet a stranger, I  smile and wish them a blessed and beautiful day.


Today is:

Big Bird Day -- it's his birthday, and he's still only 6 years old!  (wish i could figure out that trick)

Bockbier/Bock Beer Day -- bock is the German word for strong, so a day to honor very strong, very dark, sweet, heavy beer

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Day -- birth anniversary of children's author Bill Martin

Equinox -- related celebrations (3:49 UTC)
    Akitu Festival begins -- Ancient Sumerian Calendar
    Chunfen -- China
    Festival of Dumuzi -- Ancient Sumerian Calendar (return of the god of life and death to be with the goddess of life and bring the spring)
    Festival of Iduna -- Ancient Norse Calendar (goddess of spring, keeper of the apples of youth for the gods)
    Haru-no-Higan -- Japanese Buddhist
    Harvest Festival and Coming Forth of the Great Ones from the House of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar
    Jare -- Old Slavic Calendar
    Kukulcan Snake God in Chichen Itza -- Yucatan (the snake shadow appears only at the equinox, and celebrations are held before and after)
    Maslenitsa -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar
    Ostara/Mabon -- Wicca/Pagan, Ancient Norse Calendar, Old Anglo-Teutonic Calendar
    Pacha Pucuy -- Ancient Inca Calendar ("Earth Ripening")
    Shunbun no Hi -- Japan
    Taoist festival of Shen -- Deities of water, East, and Spring

Extraterrestrial Abductions Day -- another silly made up one, but try telling that to the people who believe in it!

Great American Meat Out Day -- go vegetarian today!    

Independence Day -- Tunisia

International Day of the Francophonie  /  Journée internationale de la Francophonie

International Day of Happiness -- UN

International Earth Day -- the traditional date, still observed in many countries

Jonquil Festival -- Washington State Park, Arkansas, US (through Sunday)

Kiss Your Fiance Day -- do you really need to be reminded to do this? a wedding planner thinks so, that you should stop today and focus on each other, not the wedding

Lajos Kossuth Day -- Hungary

Martyrdom of Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi -- Pakistan

National Cherry Blossom Festival -- Washington, DC, US (through April 14; Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival and parade on April 13)

National Jump Out! Day -- sponsored by Discovery Girls Magazine and Fundex Games; encouraging kids to get out and get active

National Ravioli Day

Nowruz/Nauruz/Novruz Bairam/Norooz (begins at sunset) -- Iranian diaspora, Kurdish diaspora, Zoroastrians; Afghanistan; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Iran (Persian New Year); Iraq; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    celebrations go on for up to seven days or more
    Naw Ruz -- Baha'i (New Year, and an end of the time of fasting; begins sunset)

Proposal Day® -- a day for singles to propose to their true love; on the equinox, equal night and day symbolizing equal commitment  

Smile Rejuvenation Day -- another one from the ecard companies, make someone smile today

Snowman Burning Day  -- Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, US (celebration of the start of spring)

St. Cuthbert of Lindisfane's Day (Patron of boatmen/mariners/sailors, shepherds; England; Durham, England; Lancaster, England; Northumbria, England; against plague and plague epidemics)

Won't You Be My Neighbor Day -- in honor of Mr. Rogers' birth anniversary

World Frog Day -- an initiative, on the first day of spring, to remind people of our fragile ecosystems and the disappearance of our amphibian friends   

World Storytelling Day -- to celebrate the tradition of oral storytelling

Zipper Day -- the 'Separable Fastener' by Gideon Sundback was patented this day in 1917

Birthdays Today:

Louis "Louie" Vito, 1988
Fernando Torres, 1984
Kathy Ireland, 1963
David Thewlis, 1963
Holly Hunter, 1958
Spike Lee, 1957
Theresa Russel, 1957
Jimmie Vaughan, 1951
William Hurt, 1950
Bobby Orr, 1948
Pat Riley, 1945
Paul Junger Witt, 1943
Brian Mulroney, 1939
Lois Lowry, 1937
Hal Linden, 1931
Fred "Mr." Rogers, 1928
Carl Reiner, 1922
Marian McPartland, 1920
Bill Martin, Jr., 1916
Ozzie Nelson, 1906
B.F. Skinner, 1904
Frederick Winslow Taylor, 1856
Henrik Ibsen, 1828
Ovid, BC43

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Uncle Tom's Cabin"(Publication date), 1852

Today in History:

Sixth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 141
Maximus Thrax, who never set foot in Rome, becomes the first of the Foreign or Barracks Emperors of the Roman Empire, 235
A Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction is thought to be the "cause of plague epidemic," 1345
Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment, 1616
France and Spain sign an accord for fighting protestantism, 1627
Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne, 1739
The Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings, 1760
After escaping from Elba, Napoleon enters Paris with a regular army of 140,000 and a volunteer force of around 200,000, beginning his "Hundred Days" rule, 1815
US and Siam sign commercial treaty, 1833
Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published in Boston, 1852
An earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina, 1861
The first AC power plant in the US begins commercial operation, in Massachusetts, 1886
In the first known intercollegiate basketball game, Yale beats Penn 32-10, 1897
The first international figure skating championship takes place, in New Haven, Connecticut, 1914
Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity, 1916
The Arts Club of Chicago hosts the opening of Pablo Picasso's first United States showing, 1923
A test of a practical radar apparatus is made by Rudolf Kuhnold in Germany, 1934
The precursor of the European Space Agency, ESRO (European Space Research Organization) is established, 1964
Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, 1985
Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering, 1990
Stephen Harper wins the leadership of the newly created Conservative Party of Canada, becoming the party's first leader, 2004
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Fukuoka, Japan, its first major quake in over 100 years, 2005
Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country's banana crop, 2006
In Morocco, thousands rally to demand and end to corruption and more civil rights for the Moroccan people, 2011
The Indian rivers Yamuna and Ganges are declared to be "living entities" by a court in the state of Uttarakhand, 2017
Finland is the world's happiest country, South Sudan is world's least happy, according to annual World Happiness Report


  1. Tripod Sillycat is a beauty.
    I am not in the slightest bit surprised that if you retired you would continue to support people who need you.

  2. My cat would love to get outside, but she isn't allowed, local council rulings say all cats must be confined.

  3. Nothing gets in the way of Tripod Sissycat heheh!

    What nice fillins have a good weekend and stay safetastic :-)

  4. I'm smiling and wishing you a blessed and beautiful day right now!

  5. World Frog Day! I want to celebrate, but I think our frogs are still asleep.

  6. Chick a boom boom day....I love it. I'm going to wander around daying humming chick a boom chick a boom now don't you just love it>

  7. Tripod Sissycat gets what she wants. My kind of gal.

    Love all your fill-ins and especially the last one.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  8. SissyCat is a beauty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I have been praying a lot more now too. Have a nice weekend and stay healthy. XO

  9. Darling Tripod! Such a good kitty. And aren't you such a good person-helping others...I think it makes us feel good when we can help others.Stay healthy! Cheers!

  10. Those were great answers! Awww, that Sissycat is such a tabby cutie!

  11. wavez two ewe sissycat; ewe iz one gorgeouz gal !!! heerz two a grate week oh end two all ~~ :) ♥♥♥

  12. Once again I find myself wishing I were a cat, I want to go outside too . . .

  13. Tripod Sissycat rules!
    Stay safe and take care.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  14. "boatmen/mariners/sailors, shepherds"
    Nope, not gettin' that one...! ;-)

  15. Of course tripod Sissycat can go outside. Who is going to tell a cat they can't do something and expect them to obey?

  16. Love the answers on Friendly Fill-Ins. I enjoy all the events you list here and of course, feline photos. Great post! Have a blessed weekend. HEALTH HAPPINESS HUGS across the miles

  17. Precious kitty photos ~ sweet ~ and great fill-ins

    More time I have ~ the less I seem to get done ~ Crazy!

    Keep Calm, Be well.
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. Tripod Sissycat is a free and independent woman! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I really appreciate your answer to #1. Prayer is a wonderful thing. My church, and all churches in my area, have been told to remain closed even through Easter. That breaks my heart, and I can't wait for all of us this to pass. Well wishes!