Friday, July 24, 2020

Asleep On the Job (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.

Abigail is supposed to be snoopervising Mr. BA while he’s on the computer, but she fell asleep on the job:


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 had ___________for _____________.

2. I ________________surprises.

3. _________ is my idea of fun.

4. If I were a food, I would be _________.

1. I had   a luscious quinoa and veggie curry  for   supper last night

2. I  am not a fan of  surprises.  Perhaps i have had too many of the “mom, I have a flat tire” and “mom, I had an accident” and “mom, I think I need to go to the emergency room” variety; if i’d had more pleasant surprises, i might like the idea of a surprise better.

3. Relaxing with a good book   is my idea of fun.

4. If I were a food, I would be  Brussels’ sprouts — they are nutritious, delicious and it’s way cool how they grow on stalks!     

Photo from Wikipedia


Today is:

Amelia Earhart Day

Children's Day -- Vanuatu

Cousins Day -- because cousins are wonderful people to have around! sponsored by Claudia Evart of New York City, who must have had great cousins

Festival of St. Eloi -- French Basque

First Sermon of Lord Buddha -- Bhutan

Jakaba Diena -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (beginning of St. James' [Jacob] Festival, whose day is tomorrow; the beginning of hay harvest)

Jilwalla Jinks' Jamboree -- Fairy Calendar

Lumberjack Day -- for no reason that i can fathom, but there it is; not as famous as the one in September, which has its own website

National Drive Through Day -- but only if you won't pass out from the heat when you roll down the window! on the founding date of Jack-in-the-Box, the first drive through burger chain

National Tequila Day -- celebrate North America's first native-born distilled spirit

Pioneer Day -- LDS Church

Pop a Wheelie Day -- before, not after, the tequila, please; a hospital visit is no fun

Public Opinion Day -- the first public opinion poll was published this date in 1824

Simon Bolivar Day -- Ecuador; Venezuela

Sts. Boris and Gleb's Day (Patrons of princes; Moscow, Russia)

St. Christina the Astonishing's Day (Patron of all with mental handicaps, disorders, or illnesses, and mental health care workers, psychiatrists and therapists; against insanity and mental disorders)

St. Christina of Bolsena's Day (Patron of archers, mariners, millers)

Tell an Old Joke Day

Anniversary Today:

Richard Moll marries Susan Brown, 1993

Birthdays Today

Bindi Irwin, 1998
Dhani Lennevald, 1984
Anna Paquin, 1982
Summer Glau, 1981
Rose Byrne, 1979
Eric Szmanda, 1975
Jennifer Lopez, 1969
Kristin Chenoweth, 1968
Kadeem Hardison, 1965
Barry Bonds, 1964
Julie A. Krone, 1963
Lynda Carter, 1951
Michael Richards, 1949
Peter Serkin, 1947
Robert Hays, 1947
Chris Sarandon, 1942
Ruth Buzzi, 1936
Pat Oliphant, 1935
Billy Taylor, 1921
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, 1900
Chief Dan George, 1899
Amelia Earhart, 1897
Oswald Chambers, 1874
Alexandre Dumas, pere, 1802
Simon Bolivar, 1783
John Newton, 1725 (wrote Amazing Grace)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Fellowship of the Ring(Publication date), 1954

Today in History

Death in Kyoto, Japan, of Kamo no Chomei (b. 1155), Japanese author, poet (waka) and essayist, critic of Japanese vernacular poetry and major figure of Japanese poetics, 1216
Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands strike against a ban on foreign beer, 1487
Jacques Cartier plants a cross on the Gaspé Peninsula and takes possession of the territory in the name of Francis I of France, 1534
Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI, 1567
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan, 1701
A Spanish treasure fleet of 10 ships under Admiral Ubilla leaves Havana, Cuba for Spain; on the 31st, all ships will be lost and come to be known as the !715 Treasure Fleet, 1715
Slavery is abolished in Chile, 1823
The first opinion poll was carried out in Delaware, USA, 1824
Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming's South Pass, 1832
After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City, 1847
The first tramway opened in England, 1861
Tennessee becomes the first U.S. State to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War, 1866
Captain Matthew Webb, who was the first person to swim the English Channel, drowned while trying to swim the rapids above Niagara Falls, 1883
O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank, 1901
Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas", 1911
The passenger ship S.S. Eastland capsizes while tied to a dock in the Chicago River. A total of 844 passengers and crew are killed in the largest loss of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes, 1915
The first insulin treatment is carried out, on a six-year-old girl, at St Guy's Hospital, London, 1925
The Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect, 1929
The dust bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (44°C) in Chicago and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, 1935
During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! ("Long live free Quebec!"), 1967
The Quietly Confident Quartet of Australia wins the Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay at the Moscow Olympics, the only time the United States has not won the event at Olympic level, 1980
Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office, 2001
Lance Armstrong wins his 7th consecutive Tour de France, 2005
Over half of the country of Peru enters a state of emergency as a result of unusually cold weather, 2011
The scientific theory of supersymmetry is challenged after experiments with the Large Hadron Collider yield an incredibly rare particle decay event, 2013
After being reintroduced to Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, the first bison is born there in 140 years, 2018
The US Federal Trade Commission hands down it’s largest fine ever, $5 billion, to Facebook for violating consumer privacy, 2019


  1. Brussels sprouts are one of my favourite veggies too. I'd like to try growing them, but first I need a decent sized yard with good soil.

  2. I love Brussels sprouts and now I know where they come from. Happy weekend and stay safe.

  3. LOL @ snoopervising I hope she don't get fired for ending up snoozepervising :-)

    I do like a nice curry any flavour does me with a curry heheh!

    Have a sprouttastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  4. Snoopervising can be very tiring work.
    I like sprouts too. I can never understand why so many people (including hubby) dislike them.

  5. I cannot cope with sprouts. My mother cooked them until they were a nasty soft grey paste like dish. I do understand that they should be much better cooked than that but old prejudices die hard.
    I too really, really like curling up with a book.
    I suspect that Abigail was snoopervising with one eye (or ear) open.

  6. Lovely cat and tasty sprouts too.

    God bless.

  7. Cats are so lazy they are always sleeping on the job. Mom likes brussel sprouts. They are not very popular around here, though.

  8. I think a Cat's job is sleeping! Love brussell sprouts!
    Have a stressless weekend!

  9. I'm sure she's still supervising while sleeping. Cats can do just about anything.

    Love all your fill-ins. I'm with you on Brussels sprouts. I love them too.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  10. Those were good fill-in answers. Hey, Abigail looks like she's doing a really good job!

  11. Great answers to the fill-ins! I would be Brussels sprouts too, but for different reasons.

  12. Very cute kitty. Such a good helper. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I love Brussels Sprouts. We tried to grown them, but the deer go to them already. Those don't sound like surprises I would enjoy either. Have a nice weekend. XO

  13. Abigail looks so cute and cozy! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I really enjoy quinoa, but can you believe I've never had Brussels sprouts? I really want to and need to remedy that. I hope your week is wonderful!