Friday, November 13, 2020

Volunteer? (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.

Enigma SissyCat "volunteered" to be photographed today, although she didn't know it:


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 like being _____________________________.

2. I don’t want to __________________, but I have to.

3. I’m counting down the days until _________.

 4. _________ is a lot like _________.

1. I like being   a bit weird, i'm used to it.

2. I don’t want to   clean houses for a living but I have to.

3. I’m counting down the days until   retirement (see previous answer!).

 4. Cleaning up after Carl  is a lot like   cleaning up after very destructive small children or pets.



Today is:

Canterbury Provincial Anniversary Day / Christchurch Show Day -- Canterbury, New Zealand

Children in Need Day -- UK and Ireland (telethon begins)

Ides of November -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also

     Epulum Iovis -- Festival of Feronia, Juno, Minerva, and Jupiter

     Fortuna Primigenia -- Fortune of the Firstborn

National Donor Sabbath Weekend -- US, through Sunday, an initiative to encourage people of all faiths to consider organ donation    

National Indian Pudding Day

National Reread Old Letters and Magazines Day -- internet generated sentimentality

National Sunflower Day -- South Africa (become a bone marrow donor, no matter where you live)   

Runic Half Month Nyd begins (necessity)

St. Brice of Tours' Day (Patron against stomach diseases)

St. Homobonus' Day (Patron of business people, cloth workers/garment workers/tailors, cobblers/shoemakers, merchants)

St. Stanislaus Kostka's Day (Patron of aspirants to the Oblates of Saint Joseph, last sacraments; against broken bones)

Tooth Collection Days begin -- Fairy Calendar

Triple Crown of Surfing -- Oahu, HI, US (3 separate events, through Dec. 20)

World Kindness Day -- promoting a more compassionate world, on the anniversary of the first  World Kindness Movement® conference  

     Kindness Day UK 

Anniversaries Today:

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated, 1982

The Holland Tunnel opens, 1927

Birthdays Today:

Monique Coleman, 1980

Gerard Butler, 1969

Steve Zahn, 1968

Tracy Scoggins, 1959

Jimmy Kimmel, 1967

Vinny Testaverde, 1963

Chris Nth, 1957

Whoopi Goldberg, 1955

Chris Noth, 1954

Shella E. Frazier, 1948

Joe Mantegna, 1947

Jean Seberg, 1938

Gary Marshall, 1934

Madeleine Sherwood, 1922

Oskar Werner, 1922

Nathaniel Benchley, 1915

Louis Brandeis, 1856

Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850

Edwin Thomas Booth, 1833

James Clerk Maxwell, 1831

Edward John Trelawney, 1792

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Lion King"(Play), 1997

"As the Girls Go"(Musical), 1948

Fantasia(Disney animated film), 1940

"Grand Hotel"(Drake play), 1930

Today in History:

English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice's Day massacre, 1002

Lady Jane Grey and Bishop Cranmer are accused of high treason, 1553

Patriot revolutionary forces under Col. Ethan Allen attack Montreal, Quebec, defended by British General Guy Carleton, 1775

Benjamin Franklin says, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” 1789

The first US anti-slavery party, the Liberty Party, convenes in New York, 1839

James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads him to study the subject and come up with what he later calls hypnosis, 1841

The Denny Party arrives at Alki Point, becoming the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington, 1851

The first shipment of canned pineapple leaves Hawai'i, 1895

French cyclist Paul Cornu flies the first helicopter, 1907

Russia completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles, 1947

A 150-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. This is regarded as the 20th century's worst natural disaster, 1970

The Double Eagle V becomes the first hot air balloon to make it across the Pacific Ocean, 1981

Xavier Suarez is sworn in as Miami, Florida's first Cuban-born mayor, 1985

The High Court of Australia rules in Dietrich v The Queen that although there is no absolute right to have publicly funded counsel, in most circumstances a judge should grant any request for an adjournment or stay when an accused is unrepresented, 1992

In a referendum voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union, 1994

NASA announces that water has been discoved on the moon, 2009

Medical textbooks require rewriting after 39-year-old Canadian Scott Routley becomes the first person believed to be in a vegetative state to tell scientists he isn't in any pain, 2012

A total solar eclipse occurs over parts of Australia and the South Pacific, 2012

The Vatican announces that restrooms being remodeled in St. Peter's Square will include showers for the homeless, and encourages other churches to do the same, 2014

Evidence of the world's earliest wine-making is uncovered from Khramis Didi Gora, Georgia, in clay pots from 6,000BC, 2017

Venice, Italy is hit by its worst flooding in 50 years, 2019

The rediscovered painting "Lucretia" by female baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi sells for $4.1 million at auction in Paris, 2019


  1. As always I like your surprising rakes on friendly fill-inns.

    1. Takes - I've got a new keyboard, it is not totally broken in yet. Sorry.

  2. Weird is fine. And, like Charlotte (MotherOwl) I always look forward to seeing what you will do with the fill-ins.

  3. I like the design on Enigma SissyCat's fur coat. You have done great job of cleaning up after Carl. I salute you.

  4. We started with 14 felines as barn cats. Now there only two. Olive and her son Luke. I vowed never to have house cats but Luke wants inside so badly. I have let him in a few times but Olive does not want to come inside. It is indeed a conundrum.

  5. FRIDAY THE 13th - Do not walk under a black cat.

    God bless.

  6. SissyCat sure is pretty and those were really good answers.

  7. Sissy cat has the most beautiful markings! And your answers are purrfect! Especially #4! xoxo

  8. Sometimes it's better that the kitty doesn't know what you're doing with your camera.

    Love all your fill-ins and yes on Carl's messes. What a challenge that would be.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  9. happee dreamz two ewe sissy cat; ya bee lookin gorgeouz !! de gurl iz lookin two wardz ree tire mint two :) ♥♥

  10. Good capture lol @ volunteered but didn't know it :-)

    Have a sissycattastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  11. SissyCat has beautiful markings. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. You are a saint to clean for Carl. Have a nice weekend. XO

  12. Sissy Cat is sure lovely. I love their unique markings. Good to stop by here and visit. I enjoy all you share. Thank you. Happy Weekend. HUGS and LOVE

  13. SissyCat is so precious! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I really appreciate how you answered #1. There's certainly nothing wrong with going against the flow. Have a wonderful week!