Friday, October 16, 2020

Tocktober for 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.

Here are two more tocks for Tocktober, Link and Tripod SissyCat.  By the way, if anyone has figured out how to caption the photos themselves in the new Blogger formal, let me know in the comments, please.


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 have zero interest in ___________________.

2. Note to self: ___________________.

3. _________ is my favorite treat.

4. If I were living in a horror film, I would _________.

1. I have zero interest in   being a party animal.

2. Note to self:   buy earplugs for napping purposes!   

3. Vegan pudding  is my favorite treat.

4. If I were living in a horror film, I would   pray...a lot.  (not a big horror fan, sorry)


Today is:

Boss's Day -- either celebrate, or roll your eyes, both are acceptable responses (begun by Patricia Bays Haroski in 1958 in honor of her boss, who was also her father; this date was his birthday)

Clean Your Bug Zapper Day -- internet generated, and we're getting a bit overboard here, aren't we?

Day of Pope John Paul II -- Poland

Dictionary Day / Learn a Word Day -- Noah Webster's birth anniversary

Dress Like A Dork Day -- does someone have it out for us with these?

Elephantine Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (several such celebrations of elephants were held around this time of year in Egypt)

Ether Day (first demonstrated use, see History)

Feast of 'Ilm (Knowledge) -- Baha'i 

Mammography Day -- the third Friday of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Feral Cat Day -- US (sponsored by Alley Cat Allies)     

National Liqueur Day

St. Hedwig's Day (Patron of brides, duchesses, difficult marriages, widows; Bavaria; Berlin, Germany; Gorlitz, Germany; Silesia; against the death of children, jealousy)

Teachers' Day -- Chile

Vegetarian Festival -- Phuket, Thailand (lots of purification rituals and a rigid vegetarian/vegan diet are observed for spiritual cleansing and ensuring good luck; through Oct. 25th)

World Food Day -- UN

World Student Day -- International Fellowship of Evangelical Students   

Anniversaries Today:

The first birth control clinic in the US is opened, 1916

Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah, 1875

Girton College, Cambridge is founded, becoming England's first residential college for women, 1869

Zion's Co-Operative Mercantile Institution, America's first department store, opens, 1868

The Collegiate School is established(forerunner of Yale University), 1701, Old Style Date

Birthdays Today:

John Mayer, 1977

Kellie Martin, 1975

Flea, 1962

Tim Robbins, 1958

Melissa Louise Belote, 1956

Barry Corbin, 1940

Bob Weir, 1947

Suzanne Somers, 1946

Gunter Grass, 1927

Angela Lansbury, 1925

William Orville Douglas, 1898

Eugene O'Neill, 1888

David Ben-Gurion, 1886

Oscar Wilde, 1854

Noah Webster, 1758

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Red Mill"(Musical), 1945

"The Man Who Came too Dinner"(Play), 1939

"Billy the Kid"(Ballet), 1938

Jane Eyre(Publication date), 1847

Today in History:

Jadwiga (yes, a she) is crowned King of Poland, 1384

Olivier van Noorts' ships reach the Philippines, 1600

George Washington takes Yorktown, 1781

Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, is guillotined, 1793

Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers, 1843

Dentist William T. Morton demonstrates the effectiveness of ether, 1846

Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" is published, 1847

John Brown leads a raid on Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, 1859

The Cardiff Giant, one of the most famous American hoaxes, is "discovered", 1869

John Harwood takes out a patent on a self-winding watch, 1923

The Disney Company is founded, 1923

Benjamin O. Davis Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army, 1940

Fidel Castro is sentenced in Havana to 15 years in prison, 1953

The People's Republic of China detonates its first nuclear weapon, 1964

In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act, 1970

Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 1973

Pope John Paul II is elected after the October 1978 Papal conclave, 1978

Wanda Rutkiewicz is the first Pole and the first European woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, 1978

Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 1984

Reinhold Messner becomes the first person to summit all 14 Eight-thousanders, 1986

Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated, 2002

A 1,255lb. portion of the Chelyabinsk meteor is recovered by divers in Russia, 2013

New Zealand, Malaysia, Angola, Spain and Venezuela are elected to the United Nations Security Council, 2014

Ed Whitlock, 85, becomes the oldest person to ever finish a marathon in under 4 hours, completing the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 56 minutes, 2016

In an experiment on microbial fuel cells, Pete the Fern at the London Zoo becomes the first plant to take a selfie, 2019

Egyptian archaeologists announce the discovery of more than 20 painted wooden coffins from the Theban necropolis of Asasif, 2019


  1. I am no help on the New Blogger front (sorry).
    And not a party animal. Nor do I do horror at all well. I am a wimp.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Too many horror films on TV.

    God bless.

  3. If you click on the photo that you want to add a caption, you will see a format table under the photo. To add caption, you click on the letter A with a bold underline. Hope this helps.

  4. I am no party animal either, I don't mind horror as long as it's not too far fetched...coughs :-)

    Aww! Nice photos

    Have a horrorlesstastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  5. Those were good answers and nice kitty tocks too!

  6. Cute kitties. They are such joys to live with.

    Love your fill-ins and I'm not a fan of horror movies either, but Beetlejuice is a funny horror film.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  7. Lovely kitties. It took me a while to find how to add captions. Click on the picture and you will get a short row of the different things you can do. Click on the underlined A to add a caption. You can also change the size of the photo if you click on the settings icon that comes up. That is the only thing I have found useful up to now. The rest of it makes me want to scream!

  8. You load your image and then just click your cursor below the photo- and then on the left hand side click on text- choose size whether you want it bold etc. Did this help? Meanwhile I just love all what you do on your blog with poems, photos and fun facts! xoxoxo

  9. I am glad someone provided advice on the captions part. I would have had to go back to my blog and see how I did it. I do things these days from habit, once I have figured them out.

  10. Nice tocks. Link and my Brody could be twins.
    Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am not a fan of horror films either, just watching the news is horror enough for me. Have a nice weekend. XO

  11. I have all kinds of interest in being a party animal. And I could probably still do it too. Well, if I took a nap beforehand, that is.

  12. Sweet photos of your kitties ~ fun fill ins ~

    As for caption under photo ~ The only I can find is to just type it after you leave a line and then center and type in your 'caption for photo' ~

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Such adorably furry tocks! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I'm exactly like you with #1. I lived at home with my parents while attending a local university not only to save money, but because I didn't want to be around the party life. And now I'm hungry for pudding. I like making different variations of chia pudding. I hope your week is going wonderfully!


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