Friday, October 2, 2020

Kiki Cat Chills Out (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.

Ms. S's cat, Kiki, has always been terrified of everyone except Ms. S.  Now that they have moved and i am over there so much, i let her out, give her food, take care of her box, etc., and she has grown much more tolerant of me.  When i took these photos, she looked up, saw it was only me, and laid back down!


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. You will never find _______________ in my home.

2. Once a year, I __________________.

3. _________ has gotten me in trouble.

4. The last time I _________ was when _________.

1. You will never find    rosemary    in my home.  Sweetie was never impressed with it when used in cooking to begin, then he went and worked at a place where the cafeteria people put so much of it in the mashed potatoes that you could not taste anything else, and now he hates it.  We won't even have it in the house, even though i do like the smell, i defer to him on this one.

2. Once a year, I   go on vacation.  The rest of the year, i generally work 6 days a week.

3. Being willing to go out of my way for other people   has gotten me in trouble.

4. The last time I   stayed up all night voluntarily   was when   i was in college.  Of course, there were a few sleepless nights with the kids, but that's not voluntarily.  These days, i need my sleep!     


Today is:

Batik Day -- Indonesia (UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage)

Boun Suang Heua -- on the Mekong River near Vientiane, Laos (second day of the Ok Phansa festival, the Boat Racing Festival)

Buttering-Up Quarter Finals -- Fairy Calendar (I have no idea what this means, but anything to do with butter sounds good.)

Children's Day -- Singapore

Day of Appearance of the Primordial/Eight Great Netjers -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Gandhi Jayanti -- India (Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary)

Go for a Stroll After Dinner Night -- because it's healthy

Guardian Angels Day -- recognize and thank your own Guardian Angel
     Feast of Guardian Angels -- Spain (patrons of the police force)

Independence Day -- Guinea(1958)

International Day of Non-Violence -- UN, in honor of Gandhi's birth anniversary

Lee National Denim Day -- US (but i'm sure they want this one celebrated anywhere jeans are sold and worn! proceeds from the day go to fight breast cancer) 

Mehregan -- Iran (pre-Muslim Zoroastrian festival of Persia to honor Mehr, which means friendship, affection, and love; also called Persian Festival of Autumn)

Name Your Car Day (and i hope you don't have to name it "Old Unreliable")

National Custodial Workers Day -- US

National Diversity Day -- US (vow to treat everyone with kindness, compassion, and respect, and embrace how differences make the world a better place)

National Fried Scallops Day

Old Man's Day -- Braughing, Herts, England (in honor of a 16th-Century man's escape from premature interment; he left money for a street sweeping and celebration on this day which is still observed)

Phileas Fogg's Wager Day -- he made his famous wager, according to Jules Verne, this day in 1872

Sukkot -- Judaism (begins at sundown, through sundown Oct. 9)

St. Leger's Day (a/k/a Leodegar; Patron of blind people, millers; against blindness and sore eyes)

World Farm Animals Day

World Smile Day -- do one act of kindness, help one person smile, in honor of Harvey Ball, who created the Smiley face    
     some sites tag this as Send A Smile Day, or have it on different days

Anniversaries Today:

Redwood National Park is established in CA, US, 1968

Birthdays Today:

Paul Teutul, Jr., 1974
Kelly Ripa, 1970
Lorraine Bracco, 1955
Sting, 1951
Annie Leibovitz, 1949
Donna Karan, 1948
Don McLean, 1945
Rex Reed, 1938
Moses Gunn, 1929
George "Spanky" McFarland, 1928
"Sheriff John" Rovick, 1919
Alex Raymond, 1909
Graham Greene, 1904
Bud Abbot, 1895
Ruth Cheney Streeter, 1895
Groucho Marx, 1890
Cordell Hull, 1871
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869
King Richard III of England, 1452

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Moon Over Buffalo"(Play), 1995
"Ben Casey"(TV), 1961
"The Twilight Zone"(TV), 1959
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents"(TV), 1955
"The George Gobel Show"(tv), 1954
"The Jimmy Durante Show"(TV), 1954
"Comedy in Music"(Victor Borge one man musical), 1953
Peanuts(Comic strip by Charles Schultz), 1950
"Ah, Wilderness"(Play), 1933
Volkskrant(Dutch newspaper, first edition), 1919

Today in History:

Saladin takes Jerusalem from the Crusaders, 1187
Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal), 1535
Kazan is conquered by Ivan the Terrible, 1552
Jan Lippershey completes a prototype of the modern reflecting telescope, 1608
George Washington transmits the Bill of Rights to the States for ratification, 1789
The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales against Mexican troops attempting to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, and meeting with stiff resistance, 1835
J Osterhoudt patents the tin can with key opener, 1866
John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system, 1925
The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá, 1928
Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published, 1950
The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television, 1959
Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court, 1967
NATO backs US military strikes following 9/11, 2001
American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan, 2004
NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico, 2005
The parliamentary election in Georgia is determed by the OSCE to be "fair and free", 2012
Veteran broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final LA Dodgers game (7-1 loss in SF) after a record 67 MLB seasons, 2016
US scientists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young are awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for work on the body clock, 2017


  1. Well done on getting Kiki to trust you.
    Sigh on the rosemary front, but I can understand why your Sweetie cannot cope with it.

  2. I am glad that Kiki has leaned to trust you. I am not a lover of rosemary either.

  3. Aww! she looks very cute in the photos :-)

    I liked your replies number 1 made me chuckle so Rosemary is permanantly off the menu then heheh!

    Have a rosemarylesstastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  4. Overdosing on spices can do this. I had an aversion to nutmeg for many years for the same reason.

  5. Aw, the kitty is adorable and it's good that it tolerates you. Come cats just aren't very social.

    Love your fill-ins. There are spices that are overpowering and I don't like that either.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. We enjoyed seeing sweet Kiki and we're glad she is pretty used to seeing you now. Those were good fill-in answers too.

  7. Awesome kitty- she knows who she can trust! and great fill-ins! Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Oh such a sweet kitty and great photos ^_^

    Live with love each moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Kiki is adorable. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I have never stayed up all night, I just can't do it. You are a hard worker, I admire that. Have a nice weekend. XO

  10. Oooh, I love batik.
    That's my celebratory pick of the day!

  11. Kiki looks like she suffers no fools. Good for her.

  12. Kiki seems happy! What a kind soul you are. My mom always said go easy on the rosemary and thyme. I listened and use them sparingly but if you had a bad experience I understand fully. Less is more you know. (Wink Wink) HUGS and LOVE

  13. Kiki is gorgeous! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I don't think I've ever pulled a true full nighter, but the closest I ever came was certainly in college. I studied for finals almost all night. Have a wonderful week!