Friday, October 30, 2020

Just a Few (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.

Just a few of our adoptable kittens:


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 keep ___________________, but _____________________.

2. I don’t need _____________, but I want _________________.

3. I would want _________ to be etched onto my tombstone.

4. If I heard something go bump in the night, _________.

1. I keep  trying to figure out time travel,   but   so far no luck

2. I don’t need  another computer,   but I want   to take the one i have in and get them to help me put in a different web browser.  It won't let me do it for some reason.

3. I would want   nothing  to be etched onto my tombstone.  (My family have strict instructions, after any organs that can still be used are taken, what's left of me is to be donated to the medical school.  When they are done, the cremains they return to the family are to be used to fertilize a garden somewhere, so the family can visit by going and seeing a beautiful garden, not a cold, hard piece of stone.)

4. If I heard something go bump in the night,   i'd look to see which cat was acting up again


Today is:

Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security

Anniversary of the Declaration of the Slovak Nation -- Slovakia

Bon Om Touk -- Cambodia (a/k/a The Water Festival, it is Cambodia's largest party, always held for two days around the time of the full moon in November)

Buy A Doughnut Day -- any wonder who started this one? (insert eye-roll here)

Checklists Day -- prevent tragedy, create great checklists; in honor of the development of the first well known checklist following a B-17 prototype's crash due to pilot error

Create a Great Funeral Day -- don't make your family choose the plans in the midst of grief, plan your sending away party now, it's more fun when it's done -- in advance!

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions -- most former Soviet Republics

Frankenstein Friday -- a day to celebrate the "mother" and "father" of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley and Boris Karloff

Lakshmi Puja -- OR, TR, WB, India (Hindu celebration during the Festival of Lights)

Look in the Back of Your Refrigerator Day / Haunted Refrigerator Night (And hope the old hamburger isn't grazing on the moldy salad.)

Makoshe's Holiday -- Asatru/Pagan Slavic Calendar (honoring Mother Earth)

Mischief Night, a/k/a Goosey Night, Devil's Night, Cabbage Night -- US

Mokosh Day -- Ukraine (Slavic goddess of "women's work", a wanderer and spinner, still popular as a life giving force and protector of women, always assoociated with Friday; date approximate)

National Bandanna Day -- Australia (to raise funds for teens with cancer)    

National Breadstick Day

National Candy Corn Day

Practice Winter Snuggling Night -- when it gets really cold, you'll be glad you practiced

St. Dorothy of Montau's Day (Patron of brides, difficult marriages, dying children, parents of large families, widows; Pomerania; Prussia)

St. Marcellus' Day  (as a Roman centurion who threw down his armor and refused to take part in pagan worship, he is Patron of conscientious objectors)

The Rhyne Toll -- Chetwode Manor, UK (through Nov 7) -- the Lord of the Manor may tax any cattle he finds on his Liberty (free pasture) on these days

Try on Your Halloween Costume Early Day -- to see how goofy you look, and make sure you have everything you need

Birthdays Today:

Nastia Liukin, 1989

Matthew Morrison, 1978

Gavin Rossdale, 1967

Diego Armando Maradona, 1960

Kevin Pollack, 1958

Charles Martin Smith, 1953

Harry Hamlin, 1951

Andrea Mitchell, 1946

Henry Winkler, 1945

Ed Lauter, 1940

Grace Slick, 1939

Claude Lelouch, 1937

Dick Gautier, 1937

Dick Vermeil, 1936

Robert Caro, 1935

Louis Malle, 1932

Ruth Gordon, 1896

Charles Atlas, 1893

Ezra Pound, 1885

William "Bull" Halsey, 1882

Emily Post, 1872

Alfred Sisley, 1839

Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1821

Richard Sheridan, 1751

John Adams, 1735

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Symphony No. 11 in G minor(Shostakovich Op. 103), 1957

"Panama Hattie"(Musical), 1940

"War of the Worlds"(Radio), 1938

Today in History:

Antioch surrenders to Rashidun Caliphate and his Muslim forces after the Battle of the Iron Bridge, 637

End of the 8th Crusade, 1270

King Henry VII, Tudor, crowned, 1485

Queen Isabella bans violence against Indians, 1503

The first Methodist church in the US is initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC), 1768

Dr. Richard Gatling patents the machine gun, 1862

Founding of Helena, Montana (capital city), 1864

John Willis Menard, of Louisiana, becomes the first black elected to the US Congress (by special election, he was challenged by the loser, but was allowed to address Congress from the lectern), 1868

Daniel Cooper patents the time clock, 1894

Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes the first woman US Senator, 1896

The first US Automobile Show opens in Madison Square Garden, NYC, 1900

Czar Nicholas II of Russia grants Russia's first constitution, creating a legislative assembly, 1905

Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy, 1922

John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter, 1925

Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States, 1938

Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, 1944

Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier, 1945

Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, 1960

The Soviet Union detonates the hydrogen bomb Tsar Bomba over Novaya Zemlya; at 58 megatons of yield, it is still the largest explosive device ever detonated, nuclear or otherwise, 1961

The Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time, 1973

The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire, 1974

Prince Juan Carlos becomes Spain's acting head of state, taking over for the country's ailing dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco, 1975

In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine, 1987

Quebec sovereignists narrowly lose a referendum for a mandate to negotiate independence from Canada (vote is 50.6% to 49.4%), 1995

The last Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) early time-sharing operating system is shut down at the Canadian Department of National Defense in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2000

George Lucas sells Lucasfilm, Ltd., to the Walt Disney Company, 2012

Canada and the EU sign a free trade deal, 2016

India officially strips Kashmir of its autonomous status, its flag and its constitution, and brings it under federal control, 2019


  1. A definite aww to the kittens - who I hope find a forever home.
    Love your fill-ins. I am hoping for an eco funeral. I really don't need my grave site to be marked with anything other than a tree.

  2. Awww..the kitties are so cute. I like your #3 fill-in. I prefer to see a beautiful garden than a cold tombstone.

  3. Cute kittens.
    I want to be cremated when I die. I have always had a fear of being pronounced dead and then coming around in a coffin 6 feet under.

  4. I hope the kittens find loving homes soon :-)

    I liked your replies unusual not to be able to install a different browser if you haven't already it could be your anti malware/virus software stopping it, if you haven't already try scanning your pc to see f theres anything dodgy on there causing it. I use 2 browsers Chrome and Firefox.

    Have a safetastic weekend 😷😷😷

  5. Maybe I can kill two birds with one stone and find a donut with candy corn on it?? (Actually, that does not sound very good at all... but it makes a good story! ;-D)

  6. We love seeing those sweet wee ones. Those were good answers too.

  7. Aw on all the kitties. So precious.

    I love your fill-ins and especially #3. You are so responsible.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  8. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. How kind of you to plan to donate your body to a medical school after donating organs. Have a Happy Halloween! XO

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  10. Darling kitties and I hope they do not have to wait too long. Your fill-ins were purrfect too! Cheers!

  11. Cute kittens and I like the fertilizing the garden bit, too! Have a great weekend!

  12. mozilla firefox should download without any trouble; you don't have to be an "administrator"

    we use it here at work and these PC's are as old as the earth itself ☺☺

    anda happee howl o ween two all ewe wee onez N best fishez findin yur foreverz :) ♥♥

  13. Sweet kitties ~ hope they are adopted soon ~ Xox

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. What adorable kittens! I have a friend who has been looking for a kitten but I think you're too far fdrom London

  15. What precious kitties! I'm praying they all get adopted very, very soon. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! We had very similar answers for #4. My cats go bump in the night all night long. Have a wonderful week!


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