Friday, March 13, 2020

Showing the Way (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.

Today, a blast from the past.  Dansig showing a foster kitten where to get a drink of water:


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 know I am sick when _____________________.

2. For St. Patrick’s Day, I _________________________.

3. It’s been a long time since _________.

4. In order to _________, you have to ________.

1. I know I am sick when  i miss work.  That's been a while. 

2. For St. Patrick’s Day, i  go to the synagogue across the highway and buy corned beef sandwiches at their fundraiser.  

3. It’s been a long time since  i got to sleep in the morning until i was simply ready to get up, instead of having to get up.

4. In order to  succeed,  you have to  keep trying.


Today is:

Africa Scout Day -- Africa (celebration of all Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in Africa)

Anniversary of the Election of Pope Francis

Blame Someone Else Day -- the first Friday the 13th of the year is a day you get a free pass to blame someone else; begun in 1982 by Anne Moeller, of Clio, Michigan, on the Friday the 13th on which her alarm clock failed to go off leading to a cascade of increasingly bad luck events throughout the day

Cherry Blossom Festivals -- Japan (from now through mid-April, every city will welcome spring at some point with a Sakura Matsuri or Hanami, where people sit under the trees and enjoy beer or sake; scheduling in each place depends on weather and the blossoms themselves)

Cumbre Tajin -- Veracruz, Mexico (Tajin Summit, alternative therapies, art, music, and dance; through the 24th)

Ear Muff Day -- invented by Chester Greenwood in 1873, when he was only 15; if you need them today, keep a good thought for Chester

Good Samaritan Involvement Day -- emphasizing the importance of unselfish aid to others

Kasuga Matsuri -- Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara, Japan (Monkey Festival)

K-9 Veterans Day -- US (on the day in 1942 the US Army K-9 Corps was established)

National Coconut Tort Day

National Jewel Day -- for no other reason than that someone who liked jewels wanted a holiday for them

National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day -- an experiment in whether or not bad luck ensues

Sherlock Holmes Weekend -- Cape May, NJ, US (a weekend of mystery for amateur sleuths and fans of A.C. Doyle)  

South by Southwest/SXSW -- Austin, TX, US (internationally recognized music, new media, and film conference; through the 22nd)

St. Ansovinus of Camerino (Patron protector of crops)

Sticking Very Close Together for Fairies of the Fourth and Fifth Flights -- Fairy Calendar

Uranus Day -- the planet was discovered this day in 1781

World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup -- Sweetwater, TX, US (begins with a parade and "Miss Snake Charmer" pageant tonight, and continues with lots of fun through Sunday)

World Sleep Day® -- sponsored by the World Association of Sleep Medicine, aiming to lessen the burdens of sleep problems on society; this year's theme is "Better Sleep, Better Life, Better Planet" 

Birthdays Today:

Emile Hirsch, 1985
Rachael Bella, 1984
Will Clark, 1964
Adam Clayton, 1960
Glenne Headly, 1957
Dana Delany, 1956
Deborah Raffin, 1953
Charo, 1951
William H. Macy, 1950
Neil Sedaka, 1939
Helen "Callaghan" Candaele Saint Aubin, 1929
William Casey, 1913
L. Ron Hubbard. 1911
Sammy Kaye, 1910
Walter Annenberg, 1908
Percival Lowell, 1855
Lorenzo Delmonico, 1813
Joseph Priestly, 1733

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Larry King Show"(TV), 1983
"Same Time, Next Year"(Play), 1975
"Brigadoon"(Musical), 1947
"Three Musketeers"(Musical), 1928
"The Pink Lady"(Musical), 1911
"Marie Magdalena"(Opera), 1846
"Médée"(Opera), 1797

Today in History:

Twelfth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 607
Spanish explorer Cortez lands in Mexico, 1519
The Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli, 1560
Cambridge College is renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard, 1639
Jews are denied the right to build a synagogue in New Amsterdam, 1656
Massachusetts gains title to Maine for $6,000, 1677
The twenty-seventh recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 1759
William Herschel discovers Uranus, 1781
The Uncle Sam cartoon figure makes its debut in the NY Lantern weekly, 1852
The US Senate begins Pres Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, 1868
Oxford defeats Cambridge in their first golf match, 1878
The Siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins, Madhist Sudanese against the Egyptian, British, and loyalist Sudanese forces, 1884
In France the length of the workday for women and children is limited to 11 hours by law, 1900
Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China, 1921
A law is passed in the US state of Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of evolution, 1925
Clyde Tombaugh announces the discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory, 1930
Rotaract begins as a youth program of Rotary International, 1968
Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module, 1969
The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan, 1988
India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader, 1997
Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time, 2008
A Harvard Medical School study claims that red meat increases the risk of death and has additional negative health implications, 2012
In Greenland, the Siumut party wins the parliamentary election, setting up Aleqa Hammond to become the country's first female Prime Minister, 2013
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected the new pope, taking the papal name Pope Francis, 2013
Scientists announce they have concluded that a large ocean exists beneath the icy surface of Ganymede, the largest moon of Jupiter; the discovery was made by using the Hubble Space Telescope to observe aurora movements at the moon's poles, 2014
The home of civil rights activists Medgar and Myrlie Evers is established as a national monument in Jackson, Mississippi, by a land bill signed President Trump, 2019


  1. I LOVE the image of Dansig and the new kitty getting a drink.

  2. Dansig and his new friend are super, super cute.
    I love your fill-ins and hope that you do get enough sleep some day soon.

  3. Dansig is very polite and curteous heheh!

    I liked your replies as always no 4 is so true

    Have a fillintastic weekend :-)

  4. I like your cats at the drinking fountain. What are they talking about?

    God bless.

  5. Those were good fill-in answers and Dansig and his wee pal are so cute!

  6. What an adorable kitty photo ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  7. dansig!!! hi pawz two ewe; thatz a total lee awesum foto...N cuzin dai$y sayz: EVERY DAY should be national jewels day ~~~~~~~~ ☺☺♥♥

  8. Dansig is a good teacher. Love that shot.

    Love all your fill-ins. I remember that sleeping thing. I sleep in now and it's wonderful. Someday you'll get to do the same.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  9. Dansig and the kitty look so cute together!
    To keep trying often makes the difference between failure and success, but it can be hard.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  10. That is such a sweet photo! I can't remember the last time I slept in either … sigh.

  11. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. That is a sweet kitty photo. Have a nice weekend and stay healthy. XO

  12. Hi Mimi. I just wanted to say to please keep safe in these dangerous times. Pray like have been praying. See you my friend.

    Cruisin Pul

  13. Love your fill-ins- especially the last one! and isn't Danzig a sweetheart!

  14. Look at those beautiful ginger kitties! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I also rarely miss work. I also rarely missed school as a kid. It has always made me feel guilty to miss a day, so I never do so unless I'm really sick. Well wishes!