Friday, July 17, 2020

Hello, Margot! (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.

Margot wants to say hello.  She has FIV, so she is an office cat until she is adopted.


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. My latest obsession is __________________________.

2. I am so over _______________________.

3. I’m skilled at _________.

4. I’m not very good at _________.

1. My latest obsession is  a kale salad from Sam’s club; unlike Boudreaux, i do not believe the only good recipes with kale begin by putting it down the garbage disposer. 

2. I am so over   listening to anger and hate, so i don’t.             

3. I’m skilled at   tact, a skill Grandpa taught me (and we all know that tact is the ability to tell a man where to go and make him happy to be on the way).         

4. I’m not very good at   waiting for packages to arrive, i am very impatient about it.


Today is:

Air Conditioner Day -- the first modern electrical air conditioning unit, invented by William Carrier, began working on this day in 1902

Constitution Day -- South Korea

Feast of St. Kenelm -- saint mentioned in "The Nun's Priest's Tale" of The Canterbury Takes

Feast of the Clockless NowEver -- can't find any confirmation on what this one is, but it sounds like fun if i don't have to bother with a clock or schedule

Festival for Victoria and Virtus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of victory and god of bravery in warfare)

King Letsie III's Birthday -- Lesotho

National Peach Ice Cream Day

Petal-Hopping for Hopeless Cases -- Fairy Calendar

St. Alexius Day (Patron of Alexians, beggars, belt makers, nurses, pilgrims, travellers)

Wear Crazy Socks to Work Day -- at your own risk

World Day for International Justice

Wrong Way Corrigan Day -- anniversary of the flight of Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan, who was supposedly heading for California from New York and ended up in Ireland instead 

Yellow Pig Day -- mathmatics festivals at various universities, celebrating the number 17 and the yellow pig with 17 eyelashes, created by mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly

Birthdays Today

Tash Hamilton, 1982
Alex Winter, 1965
Dawn Upshaw, 1960
Mark Burnett, 1960
Aaron Lansky, 1955
J. Michael Straczynski, 1954
David Hasselhoff, 1952
Phoebe Snow, 1952
Lucie Arnaz, 1951
Camilla Parker Bowles, 1947
Diahann Carroll, 1935
Donald Sutherland, 1934
Phyllis Diller, 1917
Art Linkletter, 1912
James Cagney, 1899
Berenice Abbott, 1898
Erle Stanley Gardner, 1889
John Jacob Astor, 1763
Elbridge Thomas Gerry, 1744
Isaac Watts, 1674

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Yellow Submarine(Animated film), 1968
Punch(Magazine, first publication), 1841

Today in History

Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians, the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world, 180
Zhu Di, better known by his era name as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China, 1402
Catherine II (the Great) becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia, 1762
Londoner Thomas Saint patented the first sewing machine, 1790
The first issue of Punch magazine was published, England, 1841
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston as the first dental school in the U.S, 1867
On the orders of the Bolshevik Party carried out by Cheka, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia, 1918
The RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic, is sunk off Ireland by the German SM U-55; 5 lives are lost, 1918
An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently-elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain begins the Spanish Civil War, 1936
After being denied permission to make a transatlantic crossing, Douglas Corrigan takes off from Brooklyn to fly the "wrong way" to Ireland and becomes known as "Wrong Way" Corrigan, 1928
Disneyland televises its grand opening in Anaheim, California, 1955
An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations, 1975
The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team, 1976
The F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business, 1997
A tsunami triggered by an undersea earthquake destroys 10 villages in Papua New Guinea killing an estimated 3,183, leaving 2,000 more unaccounted for and thousands more homeless, 1998
A diplomatic conference adopts the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, establishing a permanent international court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crime against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression, 1998
South Korea develops a long range cruise missile, 2010
Astronauts, Sunita Williams of the United States, Yuri Malenchenko of Russia and Aki Hoshide of Japan, arrive at the International Space Station for a three-month long mission, 2012
In an effort to curb obesity rates, the United Arab Emirates offers its citizens one gram of gold for every kilogram of weight they lose, 2013
The discovery of the oldest evidence of bread, made from wild grains, is announced by archaeologists in a dig at a 14,000 year old site in the Black Desert, Jordan, 2018


  1. Margot is a honey. I hope she finds a safe forever home soon.
    I don't do patience well either. And sometimes lack tact too.

  2. I just love those crazy fairy holidays. Where did you find them - or did you invent them to amuse us?

  3. Margot is lovely. I hope she gets her forever home. I have to admit that tact is not my strongest point.

  4. Well hello Margot heheh!

    I liked your fill-ins I do like a nice salad
    No 4 I can relate to as I am waiting for one at the moment I just want it here and done LOL

    Have a patienttastic safe week 😷😷😷

  5. Kale is good for you, despite its taste. So is chocolate.

    God bless.

  6. Hello pretty Margot. I hope you find a forever home soon.

    Love all your fill-ins and especially #2. I'm with you.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. Margot is a pretty gal. We enjoyed your fill-in answers, we're over the hate thing too.

  8. check out "irish diplomacy" sometime !!!!! ☺☺☺☺☺

    margot ewe bee one gorgeouz gal N we hope yur in yur for everz home bye monthz end ♥♥♥

  9. I myself was *just* grumbling about a backordered package. Not only am I impatient that it's late but I'm also peeved that they didn't notify me it was delayed for 3 weeks. *mutter, mutter*

  10. I sure love your posts! I do not like waiting on packages to arrive either. My SIL is having a birthday and we are doing the brunch SONday and one of her gifts is still not here. Argh..... I wonder what Walt Disney would think about his once beautiful vision at Disneyland? 65 years ago he was a true visionary. Today they peddle garbage. It is so sad. I love reading the history you share here and all the fun too. Thanks and Happy Weekend to you! HUGS

  11. Hugs to sweet Margot ~ ^_^

    Live the moment with love, Xox
    A ShutterBug Explores

  12. Margot is gorgeous! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I know what you mean about waiting for packages. I'm not a big shopper, so when I order something it's usually because I really need it or really want it, and that makes waiting very difficult. I hope your week is wonderful!