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.
EnigmaSissyCat let me know that i've been posting too many shelter kitten photos on Feline Friday and not enough of our own grown-up cats. Then she wouldn't look at the camera!
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 wish I had been alive during ___________________________.
2. My favorite way to have apples is ______________________.
3. I was sad to find out that _________.
4. _________ isn’t rocket science.
1. I wish I had been alive during the time when modern indoor plumbing was starting to become standard. Just modern enough times that i wouldn't be stuck using an outhouse (like just about any other time in history), but none of the current worries we have that are totally peculiar to our age.
2. My favorite way to have apples is fresh off the tree.
3. I was sad to find out that not everyone is a nice person. Some of the children in kindergarten were not nice, and i could not understand why.
4. Cleaning toilets isn’t rocket science. There is an art to it, though. Not a delicate art, but an art nonetheless.
Day of Remembrance/Patriot Day -- US (all flags at half staff)
Discontinued Thoughts Exhibition -- Fairy Calendar
Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 1, Unity (sponsored by We, the World)
Emergency Number Day/National 911 Emergency Day -- US
Fiesta Nacional de Cataluna -- Catalonia, Spain (National Day of Catalonia)
Heritage Open Days -- UK (What's on your doorstep? Go find out, explore for free places that often charge admission or are not usually open to the public, castles to cottages to battlefields, all over the country; through the 20th)
Jinnah Day -- Pakistan (Founder's Day)
Libraries Remember Day -- encouraging libraries, which preserve knowledge and heritage, promote tolerance, and represent all that is the antithesis to terrorism, to remain open the entire 24 hours of this day as symbol of freedom, tolerance, and hope
Make Your Bed Day -- make your mom happy!
National Day of Service and Remembrance/Patriot Day -- US
National Hot Cross Buns Day
National Hug Your Boss Day (some claim this began in the UK, others say it was started by TipTopJob.com and is to be celebrated everywhere, but no matter what nation you live in, be careful with this holiday! website here)
Nayrouz -- Coptic Orthodox Church (Coptic new year and day of confessors) related observances
Enkutatash -- Ethiopia
Keddus Johannes -- Eritrea (a/k/a Geez New Year)
No News is Good News Day
Pohnpei Liberation Day -- Micronesia
Queen Paola's Birthday -- Belgium (an official flag day)
Sacrifice to Zeus Epoptes -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)
St. Sperandea's`Day (Patron of Cingoli, Italy)
St. Vincent of Leon' Day (Patron of Cercemaggiore, Italy)
Teacher's Day -- Argentina
Diocletian New Year
Remembrance of 9/11/2001
Harry Connick, Jr. 1967
Virginia Madsen, 1963
Kristy McNichol, 1962
Amy Madigan, 1951
Donna Lopiano, 1946
Lola Falana, 1943
Tom Dreesen, 1942
Brian DePalma, 1940
Paul "Bear" Bryant, 1913
D.H. Lawrence, 1885
O. Henry, 1862
"Little House on the Prairie"(TV), 1974
"The Rookies"(TV), 1972
"The Carol Burnett Show"(TV), 1967
"The Queen's Messenger"(TV, first drama ever broadcast), 1928
Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale"(first US performance), 1850
Today in History:
Battle of Teutoburg Forest ends, 9
Michimalonko leads indigenous warriors to attack and destroy Santiago, Chile, 1541
Alexander Hamilton is appointed first US Secretary of the Treasury, 1789
The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house used to store them, 1792
Stephen Foster's well-known song, Oh! Susanna, is first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1847
Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale", gives her first US concert, 1850
The Olympia Columbian becomes the first newspaper published north of the Columbia River, 1852
The postal mail chute is patenteted by James Cutler, 1883
Mahatma Gandhi coins the term "Satyagraha" to characterize the Non-Violence movement in South Africa, 1906
The Quebec Bridge's central span collapses, killing 11, 1916
Hurricane Carla strikes the Texas coast as a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest storm ever to hit the state, 1961
U.S. President Jimmy Carter, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel meet at Camp David and agree on the Camp David Accords, 1978
Hungary announces that East German refugees there are free to leave for West Germany, 1989
Hurricane Iniki, one of the most damaging hurricanes in United States history, devastates Hawaii, especially the islands of Kauai and Oahu, 1992
September 11 terrorist attacks on the US, 2001
The State of Israel claims completion for its unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip, 2005
Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs, 2007
The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is attacked by terrorists, 2012
The UN imposes new export sanctions on North Korea, 2017
The journal Nature Astronomy publishes finding which claim water has been detected for first time on planet outside out solar system, on exoplanet K2-18b 110 light-years away, 2019