Friday, March 6, 2020

We Are Siamese If You Please (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 cuties reminded me of the song in Lady and the Tramp, even though technically they are colorpoint cats and not necessarily true Siamese.


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 won’t pay more than ________________ for __________________.

2. The last ______________ I ____________________ was ______________.

3. I recently had the opportunity to _________.

4. _________ is cause for celebration.

1. I won’t pay more than  i have to  for   anything.

2. The last  place  i  went on vacation  was  the Florida Gulf Coast, right at the Florida/Alabama border.    

3. I recently had the opportunity to  agree to be part of a new prayer group at church, and i jumped on it.     

4. Every day  is cause for celebration.  Just see the list to choose one reason to make today special!


Today is:

Alamo Day -- Texas, US

Aldo Leopold Weekend -- Wisconsin, US (celebrating Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic; through Sunday)

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Friday:  Middle Name Pride Day, established by Jerry Hall as a day in which to tell at least 3 people who don't know it what your middle name is, and be proud of it

Dress in Blue Day -- US, for colorectal cancer awareness

Employee Appreciation Day

International Festival of Owls -- Houston, MN, US (a great way to celebrate and learn about the wonderful creatures that are owls; through Sunday)

Feast of Excited Insects -- China; Korea (sometimes called Chinese Groundhog Day, the day insects are supposed to awaken for spring; date approximate)

Foundation Day -- Norfolk Island, Commonwealth of Australia

Headache Relief Day -- aspirin was patented today in 1899

Independence Day -- Ghana(1957)

Kirishima Jingu Otaue-sai -- Kirishima Jingu Shrine, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan (rice planting festival)

March Goblins' Galumphing Gala and Display -- Fairy Calendar

Midnight at the Oasis -- Yuma, AZ, US (nostalgic festival featuring cars and music of the 50s and 60s; throughy Sunday)

National Day of Unplugging -- powered by Reboot/Sabbath Manifesto, encouraging recharging your spiritual life by unplugging your technology from sunset today to sunset tomorrow  

National Frozen Food Day

National Salesperson Day

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

Natural Bridge Battle Reenactment -- Tallahassee, FL, US (Civil War reenactment; through Sunday)

Oreo Cookie Day -- no history found on why this day, but if you like Oreos, do you need a reason?

Stoneware Pottery Appreciation Day -- internet generated by those who love stoneware

St. Colette's Day (Patron of Corbie, France; against the death of parents)

St. Rose of Viterbo's Day (Patron of exiles, people rejected by religious orders, tertiaries; Viterbo, Italy)

Words by the Water: a Cumbrian Literature Festival -- Lake District, The Theatre by the Lake at Keswick, Devon, England (a lively literary festival; through the 15th)

World Day of Prayer-- International and Ecumenical; a day for Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action, this year's theme is "Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk"; this year's International Committee is meeting in Zimbabwe  

Birthdays Today:

Ryan Nyquist, 1979
Shaquille O'Neal, 1972
Amy Pietz, 1969
Connie Britton, 1968
D.L. Hughley, 1963
Tom Arnold, 1959
David Gilmour, 1946
Rob Reiner, 1945
Kiri Te Kanawa, 1944
Dave Gilmour, 1944
Ben Murphy, 1942
Willie Stargell, 1941
Valentina Tereshkova-Nikolaeva, 1937
Lorin Maazel, 1930
Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, 1928
Alan Greenspan, 1926
Ed McMahon, 1923
Will Eisner, 1917
Lou Costello, 1906
Bob Wills, 1905
Ring Lardner, 1885
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806
Anna Claypoole Peale, 1791
Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619
Michelangelo Bounarroti, 1475

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lend me a Tenor"(Play), 1986
"Deep Blue Sea"(Play), 1952
"Both Your Houses"(Play; Pulitzer Prize for Drama), 1933
"La Traviata"(Opera), 1853
"La Sonnambula"(Opera), 1831

Today in History:

Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam, 1521
The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island (an external territory of Australia) in order to found a convict settlement, 1788
York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto, 1834
After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated and the fort is captured, 1836
Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata receives its premiere performance in Venice, 1853
Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society, 1869
Bayer registers "aspirin" as a trademark, 1899
The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins, 1951
United Kingdom colonies Gold Coast and British Togoland become the independent Republic of Ghana, 1957
After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time, 1981
Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers, 1992
A referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania, 1994
Picasso's painting Tête de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later, 1997
Microsoft is fined €561 million for not providing E.U. residents with an alternative web browser to Internet Explorer, 2013
The Crimean parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea part of Russia, 2014
NASA's Dawn space probe enters orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, 2015
The world's oldest message in a bottle is found in Western Australia, thrown from the German ship Paula 132 years ago (12 June 1886), 2018


  1. What is the difference between colour-point cats and true Siamese?

  2. International Festival of Owls ... that's my day!
    Thanks for the lists.

  3. Hooray for owls. And Colour-Point cats. And your positivity.

  4. I am curious, like River. I also think I am more allergic to these beauties than others.

  5. Wishing you a splendid weekend.

    God bless.

  6. They look so cute heheh!

    I liked your replies I am with you on no 1 heheh!

    Have a paylesstastic weekend :-)

  7. Mimi,

    You and I are alike with the first and last fill-ins. How neat is that? :) Colorpoint cats? Why are they called this? They look like Siamese to me. Have a good weekend, my dear!

  8. I'm going to have that song going round in my head all day now! I'm 100% with you on your first statement Mimi. I'm a cheapskate by nature!

  9. Those were really good answers and those wee kitties are such cuties!

  10. Love the kitties. So precious.

    I love your fill-ins.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  11. Those kittens are precious. I have always wanted a Siamese ( doesn't need to be purebred). Someday.
    Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers.Have a wonderful weekend! XO

  12. Loved that Disney song...wonder if it is PC today.

  13. Your #4 takes my answer a step further. We should probably enjoy every day, because there no way to relive it.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  14. wavez two ewe catz frum de land oh trout wear we like oreoz... but iz KNOT a loud ta eat but a meer tinee wee bit oh de fillin ~~~~~~~~ ☺☺♥♥

  15. Oh my what lovely Siamese kitties....they'll be in their furever home soon! Have a lovely weekend!

  16. Two cute kitties. I agree with #1. I never like to pay more than I have to for anything.

  17. I won't pay any more than I have to either. When I was young and single, I'd pay more if there was convenience involved but not any more.

  18. Cute kitties! Ugh I am glad I do not knowingly eat insects, but I imagine there are some hidden in our food. Maybe if I was starving or hey were covered in chocolate . Have a wonderful weekend .

  19. Adorable Siamese kittens ~ so sweet and wonderful list from you.

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

  20. Oh, those kitties are so gorgeous! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your #3 is inspiring. My church offers a number of prayer groups, but I'm ashamed to say I've never joined any of them. I should remedy that. I hope your week is going wonderfully!