Friday, November 20, 2020

Sleepy Boy (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.

 Dansig doing his favorite thing, napping.


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. ___________________ is funny.

2. I’ve written a fan letter to _________________.

3. _________ is easier than it looks.

4. _________ is harder than it looks.

1. Life  is funny.  All you have to do is keep your eyes and ears open, and you will find fun and joy and thankful things and happiness everywhere, as well as something to laugh about.

2. I’ve written a fan letter to   nobody; i thought about it, but never actually did.  Sweetie, however, once wrote to his boyhood crush, Marcia Brady (Maureen  McCormick) and she sent him an autographed picture.

3. Everything  is easier than it looks   if you are not the one doing it.

4. Everything  is harder than it looks   if you are procrastinating.


Today is:

Absurdity Day -- an internet generated absurd holiday

Africa Industrialization Day -- UN

Air Your Dirty Laundry Day -- internet generated, and be careful with this one!

Beautiful Day -- Fairy Calendar

Chhat Parwa/Chhath Puja -- Nepal (start of the four day Hindu/Vedic Festival of the sun god Surya)

Clean the Cat Hair Out of the Vacuum Cleaner Day -- internet generated, and always tops on my chore list

Day of Sekhmet and the Purifying Flame -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Day of National Sovereignty -- Argentina (commemorates the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado)

Dia da Consciencia Negra -- Brazil (Black Consciousness Day)

Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day aka G.O.H.A.R.D

Name Your PC Day -- mine is Ol' Bessy, a/k/a Old Crankypants; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays  

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Praetextatus and Paulina's Day -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Guardians of the Eleusinian Mysteries, pagan activists and devotees who tried to save Roman religions; date approximate)

Revolution Day -- Mexico (traditional)

Shalako Festival -- Hopi and Zuni Native Americans (dates of main festivals and dance ceremonies vary by area, but usually the weekend nearest the 49th day after the 10th full moon)

St. Edmund the Martyr's Day (Patron of kings, torture victims, wolves; East Anglia, England; against plagues)

Substitute Educators Day -- US (the NEA encourages everyone to recognize those hard working substitute teachers, especially the ones who work most or all of the school year)   

Teachers' Day -- Vietnam

Transgender Day of Remembrance -- memorial for those who have been killed because of transphobia

Universal Children's Day -- UN

Zumbi Day -- Brazil (death anniversary of Zumbi dos Palmares, a day of Afro-Brazilian consciousness, as he was a hero and freedom fighter)

Anniversaries Today:

The Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London, 1947

The first municipal airport in the US opens, in Tuscon, AZ, 1919

Birthdays Today:

Sabrina Lloyd, 1970

Ming-Na Wen, 1967

Sean Young, 1959

Bo Derek, 1956

Steve Dahl, 1954

Richard Masur, 1948

Duane Allman, 1946

Judy Wooodruff, 1946

Veronica Hamel, 1943

Joe Biden, 1942

Dick Smothers, 1939

Don DeLillo, 1936

Richard Dawson, 1932

Estelle Parsons, 1927

Kaye Ballard, 1926

Robert F. Kennedy, 1925

Nadine Gordimer, 1923

Gene Tierney, 1920

Robert Byrd, 1917

Alistair Cooke, 1908

Chester Gould, 1900

Edwin Hubble, 1889

Karl von Frisch, 1886

Kenesaw Mountain Landis, 1866

Selma Lagerlf, 1858

Sir Wilfred Laurier, 1841

Thomas Chattertn, 1752

Oliver Wolcott, 1726

Susanna Wesley, 1669 (mother of John, Charles, and 17 other children)

Peregrine White, 1620 (born on the Mayflower)

Maximinus, Roman Emperor, 270

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Beatles Antology 1(album release), 1995

The Day After(TV movie), 1983

"A Soldier's Play"(Fuller Pulizer winning play), 1981

"Cabaret"(Musical), 1966

"The Seven Year Itch"(Play), 1952

"The Children's Hour"(Play), 1934

"The Goldbergs"(Radio), 1929

The Sheik(Film, with Rudolph Valentino), 1921

"Das Lied von der Erde/The Song of the Earth"(Mahler symphony), 1911

"The Doctor's Dilemma"(Play), 1906

"Fidelio"(Opera, Beethoven Op. 72), 1805

Today in History:

Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire, 762

Zumbi, the last leader of the Quilombo dos Palmares of Brazil, is executed, 1695

New Jersey becomes the first state to ratify the US Bill of Rights, 1789

Curacao's government forbids slave work on Sunday, 1795

Howard University is founded in Washington, D.C., 1866

US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports, 1914

The first municipally owned airport in US opens, in Tucson Az, 1919

In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation, 1962

The SETI Institute is founded, 1984

Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released, 1985

The number of protesters assembled in Prague, Czechoslovakia swells from 200,000 the day before to an estimated half-million, 1989

In England, a fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, badly damaging the castle and causing over £50 million worth of damage, 1992

The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched, 1998

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level in eleven years, 2008

NATO agrees to begin handing over Afghanistan's security to the Afghan military, 2010

The UN World Meteorological Organization announces the 2011 greenhouse gasses reached record levels, 2012

A vote of the General Synod of the Church of England approves women to be ordained bishops beginning the next year, 2013

Atlanta's Georgia Dome, once the world's largest covered stadium, is destroyed in a controlled implosion, 2017


  1. I see Dansig napping, I feel like taking a nap too. So true about fill in #1, 3 & 4.

  2. How I would love to be able to 'lax like a cat.
    Your fill-ins are spot on. Again.

  3. Kitties love to nap. Great shot.

    I love your fill-ins. I especially like #1. That's so you.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  4. I'm going with Absurdity Day! :-)

  5. 1.) Communication is funny.
    2.) I've written a an letter to a prison inmate.
    3.) Telling the inmate tall tales of my fortune in life is easier than it looks.
    4.) Finding out the prison has released this robber early for over-crowding and getting out of town is harder than it looks. Yikes!

  6. 1. Life is funny.

    2. I’ve written a fan letter to an old local radio show host, long forgotten the name but he wore a cowboy hat.

    3. Few things (are) is easier than it looks.

    4. _Raising human beings________ is harder than it looks.

  7. Those were good answers and Dansig sure does look comfy!

  8. Aww! Dansig napping again haha! zzzz

    I liked your replies especially 3 so true :-)

    Have a sleeptastic safe week 😷😷😷

  9. When Blues Clues first aired, my kids loved it. I sent a funny tongue-in-cheek fan letter (about my kids' obsession with the show to them. They loved my letter so much they sent a response, autographed pictures of Steve, and a box of show related treats and gifts for my kids.

  10. Dansig is a cutie. I love gingers, I miss our Prancie so much. Thanks for participating in the fill-ins, great answers-especially #1. Have a nice weekend. XO

  11. Lucy is napping too! Love your fill-ins! Take care and have a happy day!

  12. Sweet kitty curled up in a ball photo ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Dansig and I could be soul mates, I love napping too.

  14. Dansig is sweet, I would like to take a nap most days. Sigh....Always apleasure to stop by here. That was neat to hear your Sweetie received an autographed photo of Marica Brady a/k/a Maureen McCormick. I never wrote fan mail but once sent a letter to Tom Landry (Head Coach Dallas Cowboys). My uncle Tom in Baton Rouge and my aunt Jo were huge fans and I wanted to buy my uncle the book Landry wrote and have it autographed. I did receive a reply. Unfortunately I was not able to purchase the book. But I still have his letter all these years later. Thanks for sharing all the thoughts. Enjoy a wonderful weekend. HUGS across the miles XO XO XO XO

  15. Happy napping, Dansig! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Your always manage such profound and inspiring answers. Thank you for that!


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