Friday, November 27, 2020

Catnip, Please (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.

 A bit of catnip, 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. Why is _________________ so expensive?

2. On holidays, I always have a second serving of __________________________.

3. I’m eternally grateful for _________.

4. ‘Tis the season for _________.

1. Why is   pretty much everything  so expensive?  At least it seems that way.

2. On holidays, I always have a second serving of   vegan cornbread that i only make for holidays.

3. I’m eternally grateful for    salvation.  And coffee.  (Mr. BA and i agree, the best words you will ever hear are, "Well done, good and faithful servant."  The second best are, "The coffee is ready.")

4. ‘Tis the season for    people asking me for extra cleaning.


Today is:

Anniversary of Cerro de Pasco -- Peru (founding of the city and its silver mine)

Bargle Day -- Fairy Calendar (a fairy day with no human equivalent)

Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day -- US, and i will observe the latter

Buy Nothing Day -- UK (Shop Less, Live More)   

Electric Guitar Day -- birth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix

Family Day -- Nevada, US; Palau

Feast of Ullr and Skadi -- Asatru/Norse Pagan (celebrating craftsmen)

Freckle Pride Day -- show your spots, you are beautiful!

Fur-Free Friday -- originally sponsored by The National Humane Education Society, trying to make it a world-wide movement     

Get the Giggles and Give One Away Day -- internet generated, and great if your a preteen girl

Khoiak Ceremonies -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (ceremonies surrounding the stories of the death of Osiris, date approximate)

Lancashire Day -- Lancashire, England (celebrating their first elected representative in Parliament in 1295)

Maaverar Naal -- Tamil Eelam, Sri Lanka (Tamil Heroes' Day)

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

National Day of Listening -- US (sponsored by StoryCorps, encouraging sharing family stories during the holidays; learn how to interview and record those special stories here)   

National Day of Thanksgiving -- Turks and Caicos Islands

National Flossing Day -- US, but a great idea everywhere; help spread peace of mouth!   

Native American Heritage Day -- US; related observance

     Maize Day -- US; celebrating the First Nations of the Americas and the role maize/corn played in their cultures

Pie in the Face Day -- internet generated, and supposed to be a virtual one, so no mess to clean

Pins and Needles Day -- celebrating the 1937 opening of the Pins and Needles Music Revue

Plan Your Dagwood Sandwich Day -- admit you've always wanted to, so build one with your Thanksgiving leftovers!

Sinkie Day -- sponsored by SINKIE, The International Association Of People Who Dine Over The Kitchen Sink, which urges you to combine your Christmas shopping with enjoying a quick meal of Thanksgiving leftovers and become a SINKIE convert!     

St. James Intercisus' Day (Patron of lost vocations, torture victims)

St. Virgilius of Salzburg's Day (Patron of Salzburg, Austria; Slovenes)

Tazaungdaing Lights Festival -- Myanmar (multi-day celebration of the end of the rainy season)

You're Welcomegiving Day -- US, the day after Thanksgiving, started by Richard Ankli to give everyone a reason for a 4-day weekend

Anniversaries Today:

William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway, 1582

Birthdays Today:

Jaleel White, 1976

Samantha Harris, 1973

Brooke Langton, 1970

Robin Givens, 1964

Fisher Stevens, 1963

Caroline Kennedy, 1957

Rick Rockwell, 1956

Kathryn Bigelow, 1951

Jimi Hendrix, 1942

Eddie Rabbit, 1941

Bruce Lee, 1940

Gail Henion Sheehy, 1937

Alexander Dubcek, 1921

"Buffalo" Bob Smith, 1917

Chick Hearn, 1916

James Agee, 1909

L. Sprague de Camp, 1907

Forrest Shaklee, 1894

Chaim Weizmann, 1874

Charles A. Beard, 1874

Bat Masterson, 1853

Robert R. Livingston, 1746 (O.S. date)

Anders Celcius, 1701

Emperor Xiaozong of China, 1127

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Magical Mystery Tour"(Beatles album release), 1967

"Never Too Late"(Play), 1962

"The Dinah Shore Show"(TV), 1951

Today in History:

The first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament", 1295

The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703

The Portuguese Royal Family leaves Lisbon to escape from Napoleonic troops, 1807

Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland, 1815

NY Times dubs baseball "The National Game", 1870

Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, 1895

In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held, 1924

The Soviet space program's Mars 2 orbiter releases a descent module; it crashes, but still becomes the first man-made object to be on Mars, 1971

The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history, 1999

A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet, 2001

The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Quebec a nation within a unified Canada, 2006

Icelanders vote for their own constitution after using a modified Danish constitution for 66 years, 2010

The Nissan Leaf self-driving car completes its first test in Japan, on the Sagami Expressway, 2013

The wreck of the San Jose, considered the "Holy grail" of shipwrecks, sunk 1708, is confirmed found by an international team off the coast of Colombia, 2015

Pope Francis begins a three-day trip to Myanmar, amid the Rohingya refugee crisis, 2017


  1. My Lola was rolling around just like that earlier this afternoon :)

  2. Black Friday/Buy Nothing Day has become a thing here in Denmark too. I'll celebrate them both or rather not celebrate any of them by shopping just as I do every day. By buying no more and no less than what's on my list. In short, I ignore them.

  3. I am quite certain that people are asking you for extra cleaning - and hope you leave time for yourself.

  4. Aww! what cute poses heheh!

    I liked your replies some made me smile heheh!

    Have a catnipttastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  5. Coffee in Heaven?

    I wrote about that:

    God bless.

  6. That kitty has enjoyed that catnip very much. Cute.

    Love all your fill-ins. I'm getting ready for my coffee this morning too. I agree with you on that.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  7. Tee hee- Lucy does that too! Your fill-ins are spot on and Have a lovely day!

  8. I feel like I am looking at photos of my Brody, him and Dansig are so similar. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I bet your cornbread is yummy. Have a nice weekend. XO

  9. I would like to have a second helping of your cornbread as well. And coffee is a must for me every morning!
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  10. That looked like quite the NipFest! Your answers were really good but dang, you already have a full schedule but we know you'll do more.

  11. I had to laugh at those cat pictures (and look more closely). I thought the first one was a skunk, then I saw the second one and thought it was a dog. It wasn't till I got to the third picture that I realized that you actually were posting cat pictures.

  12. Sweet kitty photos with the catnip ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. What an adorable catnip dance! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I know what you mean with #1. It seems like everything costs a fortune these days. I hope your week is going wonderfully!


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