Friday, July 31, 2020

That Would Be a No (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.

Tripod SissyCat loves to be out on the porch.  She knows the word "outside" and when i say it, she runs to have me let her out there.  This is what happens when i ask her if she wants to come in:


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. If you want ________________, you have to __________________.

2. During the month of August, I plan to _________________.

3. Others might think it’s strange that I _________.

4. _________ seems so far away.

1. If you want  to put out quality work you have to   be willing to do what it takes, even when you are tired and want to cut corners. 

2. During the month of August, I plan to   mostly do more of the same that i always do.  Vacation was in June, after all.

3. Others might think it’s strange that I   am vegetarian/vegan, but it works for me.

4. Retirement  seems so far away.


Today is:

Always Live Better Than Yesterday Day

Cotton Candy Day

Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola -- (Founder of the Jesuits, especially revered in Spain; Patron of retreats, soldiers, and the Society of Jesus which he founded; Basque country; Bilbao, Spain; Bizkaia, Spain; Gipuzkoa, Spain; Guipuscoa, Spain; Guipúzcoa, Spain; Spiritual Exercises (by Pope Pius XI); Vizcaya, Spain)

Jump for Jellybeans Day

Ka Hae Hawai'i Day -- Hawai'i (State Flag Day)

Lammas Eve / Lughnassad Eve

Lithasblot -- Norse harvest festival with a "blot", or offering, to the gods, celebrated through tomorrow

Loki and Sigyn's Day - Asatru / Norse Pagan (aka Devoted Couples Day)

Make Homemade Ice Cream and Invite the Neighbors Over Day -- summer's almost over, make the most of the days we have left!

Mutts' Day -- because mutts deserve a day as much as purebreeds do!

National Raspberry Cake Day

Somers Day -- Bermuda (Second Day of Cup Match)

St. Germanus' Day (Patron of Auxerre, France)

St. Joseph of Arimathea's Day -- Eastern Orthodox Church (Patron of funeral directors)

System Administrator Appreciation Day -- the day to thank your system administrator for keeping your computer up and running    

Talk in an Elevator Day -- help break the taboo!

Uncommon Instruments Day    

World Ranger Day -- the International Ranger Federation wants us to honor wildlife rangers around the world as they work to protect the world's natural and cultural treasures, and remember those killed in the line of duty   

Birthdays Today

Eric Lively, 1981
Dean Cain, 1966
J.K. Rowling, 1965
Jim Corr, 1964
Wesley Snipes, 1962
Bill Berry, 1958
Michael Biehn, 1956
Barry Van Dyke, 1951
Evonne Goolagong, 1951
Gary Lewis, 1946
Geraldine Chaplin, 1944
Susan Flannery, 1943
France Nuyen, 1939
Ted Cassidy, 1932
Don Murray, 1929
Curt Gowdy, 1919
Milton Friedman, 1912

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Living Daylights(Film), 1987
"The Shadow"(Radio), 1930

Today in History

Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian's forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide, BC30
The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji, 781
Thessalonica falls to the Arabs, who destroy the city, 904
The Jews are expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree takes effect, 1492
On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus 
becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad, 1498
Aurangzeb is proclaimed Moghul emperor of India, 1658
The Treaty of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War, 1667
Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers, 1703
The U.S. Second Continental Congress passes a resolution that the services of Marquis de Lafayette  "be accepted, and that, in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connexions, he have the rank and commission of major-general of the United States," 1777
First U.S. patent is issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process, 1790
Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city, 1856
The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia, 1865
The radio mystery program The Shadow is aired for the first time, 1930
Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis, 1938
First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio, 1954
At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain, 1961
The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy, 1970
Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover, 1971
NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, 1976
A rare, class F4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage, 1987
Georgia joins the United Nations, 1992
Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro, 2006
Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end, 2007
U.S. Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps wins a record 19th Olympic medal, with gold in the 4x200metres freestyle relay, 2012
Facebook discloses and removes a Russian-linked network of site pages that are attempting to interfere in American politics, 2018


  1. Lola pretends to be deaf when I need her to come inside.

  2. She says , please mum let me stay out a bit longer!

  3. I think that is SissyCat's way of saying no to you when you ask her to come in.

  4. She knows what she wants and so do you. Out on the porch until she's ready to come in.

    Love all your fill-ins. You and I are so much alike. Well I do eat meat, but the rest yes.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  5. SissyCat is such a cutie! Those were good answers and we hope you have a wonderful August.

  6. Tripod's response to coming back in made me laugh out loud. What a sweet kitty! Your answers are so YOU! I do not think being vegan or veggie is odd....we only eat fish/chicken/lamb about once a week- the rest of the time we're veggie!

  7. SissyCat is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I admire vegan and vegetarians, I tried once to be a vegetarian, but only made it 10 months. That was on 2010 and there are a lot more options now so maybe I will try again. Have a nice weekend. XO

  8. SissyCat looks so happy on the porch! We love being on our porch too but we can't go out there without our halters and leashes. The Human says this is because we are "darters" (whatever that means).
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  9. Aww! how cute is Tripod SissyCat :-)

    I liked your fill-ins particularly the first one :-)

    Have a safetastic weekend 😷😷😷

  10. I guess there's nothing strange about being a veggie if you're a human.
    Happy Birthday Bill Berry! Didn't even know that and TW was a huge REM fan.

  11. sissy, wavez two ewe gorgeouz frum uz heer in TT; pleez N joy sum out side time for uz; with thanx

    de food servizz gurl izza veggie tarian all sew ;) ☺☺♥♥

  12. Tripod Sissycat and I are opposites these days, it's so hot out, that's how I look when someone asks me to go out!

  13. SissyCat is so precious! She looks so happy out there on the porch. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your answer to #1 is so true, and also very inspiring. Have a wonderful week!


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