Friday, June 26, 2020

Nyah! (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.

Somebody didn't want her picture taken:

Nyah! No pictures!

Got  her anyway!


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 almost _______________________.

2. I finally _____________________

3. I find _________ very interesting.

4. I have my doubts about _________.

1. I almost   start to get caught up, then get behind again

2. I finally  found treats all the cats can agree on, Friskies Party Mix

3. I find  learning, and i mean learning about just about anything,  very interesting.

4. I have my doubts about   being able to use the new blogger format for very long, since it will not let me post pictures.


Today is:

Alexandra Rose Day -- anniversary of the tradition started by Queen Alexandra on this day in 1912, in which roses and rose emblems were sold in London and the UK, with the money going to smaller charities that are not usually in the national spotlight; also by tradition, the Lord Mayor of London bought the first rose
    Alexandra Rose Charities still exists, but uses other forms of fundraising and now supports healthy eating initiatives among lower income mothers and children

Armed Forces Day -- Azerbaijan

Barcode/UPC Day -- the first scanner, at Marsh's Supermarket in Troy, Ohio, scanned its first item, a pack of Wrigley's gum at 8:01am this day in 1974 (and trivia, via our friend Jz, the scanner does not read the black lines, but the white spaces between them)

Beautician's Day -- on a couple of websites, while other list other days; if yours puts the "beauty" in beautician, remember her next time you go have your do tended to

Handing Back of Tiger-Get-By's Presents -- Fairy Calendar

Holiday for the Shemsu of Heru -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Independence Day -- Madagascar[Fetin'ny Fahaleovantena]; Somalia

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking -- UN

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture -- UN

National Canoe Day -- Canada

National Chocolate Pudding Day

St. Pelayo's Day (Patron of abandoned people, torture victims; Castro Urdiales, Spain; Torreira, Portugal) 

Sunthorn Phu Day -- Thailand (celebration of the country's best-known Royal Poet)

Take Your Dog to Work Day -- depending on where you work, what did your dog do to deserve this?     

Ziua Tricolorului -- Romania (Flag Day)

Birthdays Today:

Jennette McCurdy, 1992
Jason Schwartzman, 1980
Derek Jeter, 1974
Gretchen Wilson, 1973
Chris O'Donnell, 1970
Paul Thomas Anderson, 1970
Sean P. Hayes, 1970
Harriet Wheeler, 1963
Greg LeMond, 1961
Chris Isaak, 1956
Claudio Abbado, 1933
Eleanor Parker, 1922
Charlotte Zolotow, 1915
"Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, 1914
Colonel Tom Parker, 1909
Peter Lorre, 1904
Pearl S. Buck, 1892
Sir Robert Laird Borden, 1854
Lord Kelvin, 1824
Abner Doubleday, 1819
Arthur Middleton, 1742

Debuting/Premiering Today:

For Your Eyes Only(Film), 1981
"Absurd Person Singular"(Play), 1972
"A Hard Day's Night"(Album, US version, release), 1964
"The Valkyrie"(Opera, WWV 86B), 1870

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire; General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield, 363
The legendary Pied Piper leads 130 children out of Hamelin, German, 1284
Richard III is crowned king of England, 1483
Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima, 1541
W. K. Clarkson patents the first bicycle, 1819
The Christian  holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States, 1870
The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity, 1909
The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco, 1945
William Shockley files the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor, 1948
The Berlin Airlift begins, 1948
The Saint Lawrence Seaway opens, opening North America's Great Lakes to ocean-going ships, 1959
The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio, 1974
Indira Gandhi establishes emergency rule in India, 1975
The CN Tower, the world's tallest free-standing structure on land, is opened to general public, 1976*
Biologists J. Craig Venter and Francis S. Collins announced that their research groups had mapped the human genome, 2000
Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, the four thousand year-old ridge-top monastery in Bhutan catches fire and is destroyed; no relics were lost in the fire because the monastery was under renovation, 2012
Following the military coup in Thailand, people are warned that anyone calling for protest on social media will be prosecuted for sedition, 2014
The city of Falluja is freed from Islamic State control after a month-long campaign by Iraqi forces, 2016
Iceland’s presidential election is won by history professor Guðni Jóhannesson, 2016
The Panama Canal's third set of locks opens for commercial traffic, doubling the Canal’s capacity, 2016
A polio outbreak is confirmed in New Guinea by the World Health Organization, 18 years after it was declared free of the disease, 2018
More than 5,000 smuggled turtles are discovered in luggage at the Kuala Lumpur Airport, Malaysia, bound for India, 2019

*It is still the tallest in the Western Hemisphere


  1. Party mix is a winner here too.
    Like you I love learning - but paradoxically have doubts about my ability to get on top of new blogger.

  2. Sorry to hear you have problems with the new blogger format. Why can't you post pictures?

    God bless.

  3. Mimi,

    I have an inactive blogger account so I'm not sure of the changes. It would be fun to tinker with it just to see what's going on with it and maybe I'll find myself doing that after I get done scanning old photographs. That's my quest for the summer to get this long over due job out of the way for good. Of course, I have a separate more challenge stash of photos to finish scanning that we got from DH's late parents' estate. The kitty is really cute. I enjoy learning about new things, too. The problem is the information has away of evaporating, not all gone just partly. :) Have a good weekend, my dear!

  4. She will want a fee now LOL ;-)

    Apparently there seems to be a lot having problems uploading pictures in the new blogger

    Have a tanfastic weekend mimi and stay safe 😷

  5. Nyah is a cutie! WOW, a common treat that everyone likes is amazing!

  6. You did get a good shot of that cute kitten. I knew you would.

    Love all your fill-ins and especially about learning. That's a good thing. Sorry about your issues with the new blogger format.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. the new format takes a bit to get used to, I uploaded a photo of mackerull into a post; I had it saved on the desktop, maybe that's why ??? I've been switching back and forth from old to new. an updated "reading list" is where I have trouble ~~~~~~~~~

    happee week oh end two all from trout towne; N joy sum treatz for uz coz we iz knot a loud ta have em !!! ☺☺♥♥

  8. Such a cute kitten. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. My cats love that party mix too, especially the original one. Have a nice weekend! XO

  9. I haven't gone to new blogger yet, but a couple of weeks ago I couldn't get photos to load with old blogger. I tried drag and drop and it worked. I have never been able to do that before. Maybe you can do that with new blogger.

  10. The new Blogger nearly drove me to distraction. (Silly expression!) I think I have the hang of it now, for how long I don't know. I'm with you on getting caught up.

  11. Nyah is so precious! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Even my pickiest kitty loves Friskies Party Mix. They're a lifesaver when it comes to cat treats. Have a wonderful week!


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