Friday, May 22, 2020

Moi? (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 at Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code.

Enigma SissyCat, who was the cause of so much angst for Sweetie this week:

Moi?  Trouble?  I think not!


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 would love to be a fly on the wall in __________________________.

2. I am missing ______________________-.

3. I could use more _________ in my life.

4. I could do without _________.

1. I would love to be a fly on the wall in  any place where actions are being hidden that need to be exposed.

2. I am missing   Sunday school kids and rEcess.

3. I could use more  time at home to spend on my own house  in my life.

4. I could do without  evil in the world, and my house going kerplooey on me.


Quick update — Handyman Mike came, and so far, so good.  As Mr. DE, a contractor friend, noted, once you start messing with old pipes, you jiggle stuff loose and then you have to chase down all the leaks.


Today is:

Abolition Day -- Martinique

Bear Waking Day -- Norway (traditionally said to be the day the bears awaken from their hibernation, at least according to many sites; personally, i think it might be a little late)

Buy a Musical Instrument Day -- even just a kazoo, and have some fun making music; maybe if this one spreads around the world and enough of us do it, it will foster some harmony in our lives

Don't Fry Day -- another day to raise awareness of the need for sun protection through the summer    

Heat Awareness Safety Day -- US (your guv'mint at work, and actually doing something right that you really should pay heed to) 

Harvey Milk Day -- The Harvey Milk Foundation    

Independence Day -- Montenegro

International Day for Biological Diversity -- UN

Jumatul Bidah/Wida -- Bangladesh; JK, LA, India

National Death Busters Day -- US, because the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in the US is the most dangerous for driving; be careful out there!

National Maritime Day -- US (commemorating the first transoceanic voyage under steam power)

National Sovereignty Day -- Haiti

National Vanilla Pudding Day

National Wig Out Day -- US (on the Friday before Memorial Day, don your wig and your alter ego and have fun!)     

St. Julia's Day (Patron of torture victims; Corsica, Portugal; Livorno, Italy)

St. Rita of Cascia's Day/La Abodada de Impossibles (Patron of desperate causes, difficult marriages, forgotten causes, illness, lost causes, parenthood, sick people, sterile people, victims of physical spousal abuse, widows, wounded people; against abuse, infertility, loneliness, sickness, sterility, wounds, unhappy marriages; Cascia, Italy; Dalayap, Philippines; Igbaras, Philippines)

Toad-Pinching Day -- Fairy Calendar (Pixies)

Toothpaste Tube Day -- the tube was invented on this day in 1892 by dentist Washington Wentworth Sheffield, who wanted to replace the unhygenic practice of dipping the brush into a jar of dental cream

Unity Day / National Day -- Republic of Yemen

World Goth Day -- Get your Goth on around the world! 

Yom Yerushalayim -- Israel (Jerusalem Day; began sunset yesterday, ends sunset today)

Birthdays Today:

Apolo Anton Ohno, 1982
Ginnifer Goodwin, 1978
A.J. Langer,1974
Naomi Campbell, 1970
Morrissey, 1959
George Best, 1946
Paul Winfield, 1941
Michael Sarrazin, 1940
Frank Converse, 1938
Richard Benjamin, 1938
Susan Strasberg, 1938
Garry Wills, 1934
Peter Nero, 1934
Charles Aznavour, 1924
Judith Crist, 1922
Sun Ra, 1914
Sir Laurence Olivier, 1907
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859
Mary Cassatt, 1844
Richard Wagner, 1813

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"(TV), 1967
"Paulus / St. Paul"(Oratorio, Mendelsshon Op. 36), 1836

Today in History:

The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus, BC334
The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo, 1176
Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe, 1377
Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England, 1455
A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason, 1807
On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna), Napoleon is repelled by an enemy army for the first time, 1809
The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean; the ship arrived at Liverpool, England on June 20, 1819
HMS Beagle  departs on its first voyage, 1826
The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished, 1840
Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns, 1842
The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames is officially opened, 1897
The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine", 1906
Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century, 1915
The most powerful earthquake ever documented, the Great Chilean Quake, measures 9.5 and strikes southern Chile, 1960
The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores, 1968
Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations, 1972
Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man, 1980
Microsoft  releases the Windows 3.0 operating system, 1990
Johnny Carson retires from The Tonight Show after 30 years, 1992
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations, 1992
A jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, 2002
Sarah West, a British naval officer Commander is appointed commander of HMS Portland, the Royal Navy frigate; she is the first female officer to take command of a major British warship, 2012
Japanese researchers from University of Yamanashi report birth of mice from freeze-dried sperm stored on the International Space Station, 2017
The New York Stock Exchange announces Stacey Cunningham will be its first woman head in its 226-year history, 2018


  1. Butter wouldn't melt in Mistress Enigma SissyCat's mouth would it?
    Love your fill-ins. And wouldn't we all like a life without evil.

  2. Enigma SissyCat looks like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth!

  3. That cat looks so innocent.

    God bless, Mimi.

  4. I initially assumed that Bear Waking was meant as a verb and spent a brief moment being intensely grateful that I wasn't Norwegian... but then the penny dropped. ;-)

  5. Your kitty is purrfect. Never in trouble and doing all the right things. That's what I think.

    Love all your fill-ins. I wish your house was perfect and everything worked as it should.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. Good to hear of a happy ending to your woesome tale.

  7. cool,just passing through,so I gotta say Howdy!!

  8. Aww! the innocence of Enigma SissyCat LOL

    I liked your replies and fun words heheh!

    Have a safetastic weekend 😷😷😷

  9. SissyCat does look innocent :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am sorry you don't get more time at home. I miss your rEcess photos. Have a nice weekend. XO

  10. Such a handsome kitty and great photo ~ wishing you well with your 'pipe' problems ~ May they be fixed soon ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Such a sweet Sissycat face! Those were good answers too!

  12. So funny that you'd like more time at home right when the rest of us would like less.

  13. Hi!!! Finally can read your blog again, but pipes? Eeeeeek! Hope you can get some home time... :/


  14. Sissy Cat is so beautiful! Hope all is well today! Take care!

  15. SissyCat is gorgeous! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I know what you mean with #3. There are times when I just want to call in sick to work so that I can clean my house on my own time. Well wishes!


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