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.
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
William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway, 1582
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
"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