Friday, November 6, 2020

Gray and Grumpy (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.

When i asked for kitty volunteers to be photographed for Feline Friday, only Link (a/k/a Linker Stinker) stayed put, yet he did not look too happy about it (mostly because his food bowl wasn't full enough to his liking).

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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 never thought I would say this, but ______________________________.

2. I  can’t believe ________________ is _______________________.

3. _________ is how I deal with stress.

4. Now is the perfect time to _________.

1. I never thought I would say this, but   #2 Son has a motorcycle.     

2. I  can’t believe  we have a good, used generator and it  is  installed and ready if we need it.

3. Prayer  is how I deal with stress.  (And what is the difference between prayer and meditation?  Anyone?  Meditation looks inward, prayer looks upward.)

4. Now is the perfect time to   start addressing Christmas cards, a few each day.  Trust me on this.


Today is:

Arbor Day -- Samoa

Basketball Day -- birth anniversary of James Naismith

Birth of Tiamat -- Ancient Babylonian Calendar (mother of gods, goddess of primeval chaos; date approximate)

Constitution Day -- Dominican Republic; Tajikistan; Tatarstan, Russian Federation

Electric Razor Day -- Jacob Schick patented the first electric razor on this day in 1937

Finnish Swedish Heritage Day -- Finland

Fish Returning Days begin -- Fairy Calendar (the fairies borrow centuries old fish in sealed crystal boxes from each other, and why they prefer each others' fish or what they do with them, they will not tell)

Green March Day -- Morocco; Western Sahara

Gustavus Adolphus Day -- Sweden

Halfway Point of Autumn

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict -- UN

International End Gossip Day -- the founder of this didn't want to be gossiped about, and left no trace

Marching Band Day -- birth anniversary of John Philip Sousa

Marooned Without A Compass Day -- internet generated; how's your sense of direction?

Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness And Appreciation Day -- US

National Nachos Day / I Love Nachos Day

Saxophone Day -- Adolphe Sax birth anniversary

St. Illtyd's Day (Abbot, reputed cousin of King Arthur)

St. Leonard's Day (Patron of barrel makers/coopers, blacksmiths, captives, childbirth, coal miners, coppersmiths, greengrocers, horses, imprisoned people, locksmiths, miners, porters, P.O.W.'s, prisoners; Castelmauro, Italy; Conegliano, Italy; Kirkop, Malta; against burglaries, robberies/robbers)

World Community Day -- sponsored by Church Women United to focus on justice and peace through non-violent means;  this year's theme is "Through G-d Our Hands Can Heal"

Birthdays Today:

Ethan Hawke, 1970

Pat Tillman, 1976

Rebecca Romijn, 1972

Thandie Newton, 1972

Ethan Hawke, 1970

Kelly Rutherford, 1968

Lance Kerwin, 1960

Maria Shriver, 1955

Nigel Havers, 1949

Glenn Frey, 1948

Sally Field, 1946

Mike Nichols, 1931

Walter Perry Johnson, 1887

James Naismith, 1861

Ignace Paderewski, 1860

John Philip Sousa, 1854

Cesare Lombroso, 1835

Adolphe Sax, 1814

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Good Morning America"(TV), 1975

"The Phil Donahue Show"(TV), 1967

"Meet The Press"(TV), 1947

Today in History:

Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas, 1528

Spain grants independence to the Dominican Republic, 1844

Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication, 1856

Canada celebrates its first official, national Thanksgiving Day, 1879

Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa, 1913

Colonel Jacob Schick patents the first electric razor, 1928

Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers (hello, FM radio!), 1935

Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie, 1935

Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility, 1944

The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation, 1962

Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States, 1965

Green March begins: 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara, 1975

Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum, 1999

Sweibodzin, Poland announced the world's largest statue of Jesus, called Christ the King, has been completed, 2010

Tammy Duckworth becomes the first disabled woman and first person born in Thailand to be elected to US Congress, 2012

Officials crack down on foreigners working illegally in Saudi Arabia and over 16,000 are arrested, 2013

According to a UN report, ISIS left behind over 200 mass graves containing thousands of victims in the area they once controlled, 2018

According to a study of over 400 million records on Ancestry and published in the journal Genetics, less than 10% of human longevity is due to our genes, 2018


Nancy Chan said...

Yes, I can see that the kitty isn't happy. Ha ha... We have stopped sending Christmas cards, we send Christmas greetings through Whatsapp.

Elephant's Child said...

A full food bowl is always first priority. Or should be.
I am not ready to think about Christmas yet.

stevebethere said...

He wanted a deal food for a pose heheh!

I liked your replies and 4 is good advice :-)

Have a linkerstinkertastic safe weekend ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜ท

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Prayer is always a good thing.

God bless.

Brian said...

That is such a cute tuxie kitty! Those were good answers and our Mom is addressing Christmas cards today.

Tabor said...

1. I never thought I would say this, but I do not recognize this America.

2. I can’t believe 2020 is almost over.

3. Screaming and hitting my head and swearing is how I deal with stress.

4. Now is the perfect time to breathe.

Sandee said...

Did you fill up that food bowl? I'm guessing you didn't. He knows who's boss.

Love your fill-ins. We don't do Christmas cards anymore, but if we didn't starting now would be what we would do too.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

pilch92 said...

I love seeing Link, he looks so much like my Brody. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Prayer is a good thing. And good idea to start Christmas cards. Have a nice weekend. XO

Kathe W. said...

such a darling kitty even if wanting more than he needs! And your answers are spot on- especially #4....thanks for the reminder!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

wavez two ewe link !!! ewe haz de same name aza pal oh R'z who bee livin in chicagoz !!!! we hope bye now yur food bowlz filled N over flowin ~~~ ☺☺♥♥

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

At least he is looking towards the camera.

Pauline said...

How do you get a cat to pose like that?1.
1. I never thought I would say this, but I quite enjoy living in town.
2. I can’t believe my little grand-daughter is 6 months old and I've never cuddled her.
3. Hiding my head in the sand is how I deal with stress.
4. Now is the perfect time to make the most of life.

Karen BakingInATornado said...

Link is adorable, I love motorcycles, and I'm glad you have a generator. I hope you don't need it but I'm glad you have it.

Homestead Prowlers said...

We hope Linker Stinker's bowl was filled promptly. ๐Ÿ˜€Otis likes it when the food is very fresh, so even if there's food in the bowl he wants fresh stuff on top.

My Tata's Cottage said...

Prayer is how I survive! My mom use to say if life gets hard, pray harder. A friend put that on a wall hanging for me. MY mom was so smart. I love to send and receive CHRISTmas cards. SO I May do just that, get busy now. Thanks for the tip and good advice. Have a wonderful SONday and enjoy the new week. HUGS across the miles XO XO

carol l mckenna said...

Oh sweet kitty pho(even if he is not happy) ~ wonderful thankful list ~ ^_^

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

The Menagerie Mom said...

Link is so handsome! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your answer to #3 is so true and inspiring. Prayer is the cure for everything. And I haven't started on Christmas cards yet, though I have just about finished my Christmas shopping and am ready to start wrapping gifts. Have a wonderful week!