Friday, December 18, 2020

Unsure (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.

This is Big Red, at Ms. GA's house, trying to decide if he wants to go out in the cold:


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. My favorite kind of homemade cookie is _________.

2. I'm a big fan of _________.

3. I look most forward to _________ during the holiday season.

4. _________ is my least favorite thing about the holiday season.

1. My favorite kind of homemade cookie is   just about any kind, because home made is always better.

2. I'm a big fan of   keeping things simple, especially at the holidays.

3. I look most forward to   seeing all of the festive decor, indoors and out,   during the holiday season.

4. Traffic  is my least favorite thing about the holiday season.


Today is:

Bake Cookies Day -- the holiday for everyone!

Eponalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (feast of Epona, goddess of fertility and horses, mules, and donkeys; during the Saturnalia and the only Roman honoring of a Celtic deity)

Flake Appreciation Day -- snow or human, your choice!

Hug a Soccer Player Day -- this "holiday" has a Facebook page, but no other history

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Hurdaskellir -- Door-Slammer, a noisy fellow who tries to keep everyone awake

International Answer the Phone like Buddy the Elf Day -- for fans of the film Elf, starring Will Ferrel

International Migrants Day -- UN

Khoiak Ceremony for the Sokar Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (falcon god; date approximate)

Let's See What We Find In the Fridge Day -- to bravely see if you've left anything in the back that you shouldn't have

National Day / Founder's Day -- Qatar

National Roast Suckling Pig Day

National Scrooge Week begins -- at least according to Mr. Ed

Nuestra Senora de la Soledad -- Oaxaca, Mexico (Our Lady of Solitude, Patron of the lonely, of Oaxaca, and of sailors who bring her pearls)

Republic Day -- Niger

St. Flannan's Day (Patron of Killaloe, Ireland)

Tulya's E'en -- Orkney Island (beginning of the Yule season when evil spirits roamed; date approximate, as we aren't sure if they equated Yule initially with Dec, 25 or the 22nd)

Underdog Day -- the day to celebrate all the number two people who make the number ones what they are (as in Friday to Crusoe); day founded by by the late Peter Moeller, THE Chief Underdog

Wear a Plunger On Your Head Day -- observe this internet generated holiday at your own risk (and you will be one of the human flakes, i guess, that the rest of us appreciate)*

Anniversaries Today:

Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future president, marries Asif Ali Zardari, 1987

Capitol Reef National Park established, Utah, US, 1971

The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, outlawing slavery, takes effect, 1865

New Jersey becomes the 3rd US State, 1787

Birthdays Today:

Christina Aguilera, 1980

Katie Holmes, 1978

Earl "DMX" Simmons, 1970

Rob Van Dam, 1970

Rachel Griffiths, 1968

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin, 1964

Brad Pitt, 1963

Ray Liotta, 1955

Leonard Maltin, 1950

Steven Spielberg, 1946

Keith Richards, 1943

Ossie Davis, 1917

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, 1917

Douglas Fraser, 1916

Betty Grable, 1916

Willy Brandt, 1913

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., 1912

Ty Cobb, 1886

Joseph Grimaldi, 1778

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Sunshine Boys"(Play), 1972

"To Tell The Truth"(TV), 1956

"The Nutcracker"(Ballet), 1892

Today in History:

Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic, BC218

Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan", officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China, 1271

The Mayflower lands in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts with 102 Pilgrims on board, 1620

Abel Tasman becomes first European to land in New Zealand, 1642

Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children", 1719

Empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia & Moravia, 1774

The first celestial photograph (of the Moon) is made in US, by John Draper, NYC, 1839

William Bond obtains the first photograph of Moon through a telescope, 1849

Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Mesa Verde, 1888

The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic, 1900

The Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson, 1912

Japan joins the United Nations, 1956

Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker, 1966

Dominica joins the United Nations, 1978

HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium, 1997

The first of a series of floods strikes Malaysia, 2006

The United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II attends a meeting of the Cabinet for the first time, receiving a gift honoring her Diamond Jubilee; this was first time a Cabinet meeting was attended by a British monarch since the reign of Queen Victoria, 2012

*Unless this should have been Wear A Brand New, Never Before Used Plunger on Your Head Day, and was started by the plumbing supply industry


  1. Love your responses to the fill ins.
    I suspect that Big Red wants to go out. Until he is let out, when he will want to come in. A perpetual dance.

  2. If I was Big Red I would stay in heheh!

    I liked your replies esp 2 and 3 :-)

    Have a decortastic safe weekend 😷😷😷

  3. I like all your replies. The cold must be stopping Big Red from going out. Happy weekend and a Merry Christmas.

  4. No, you don't really want to go out in the cold, Big Red. Find a favourite spot and curl up in the warmth.

  5. I did my baking and my flake appreciation yesterday, so I'll celebrate "Ice Your Aching Back Day" today, instead.

  6. I did my baking and my flake appreciation yesterday, so I'll celebrate "Ice Your Aching Back Day" today, instead.

  7. 1. My favorite kind of homemade cookie is peanut butter.

    2. I'm a big fan of THE CHRISTMAS STORY movie.

    3. I look most forward to laughter and singing during the holiday season.

    4. Absent family is my least favorite thing about the holiday season.

  8. 1. My favorite kind of homemade cookie is _peanut butter.

    2. I'm a big fan of _Michael Buble, Canadian singer.

    3. I look most forward to _watching Christmas movies during the holiday season.

    4. _None, I love it all is my least favorite thing about the holiday season.

    Have a great weekend Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Big Red looks like a handsome dude! We enjoyed your answers and we don't like traffic no matter the season!

  10. I love the cats name. I also love your fill-ins. You keep things simple, but those around you try their best to make them complicated. I'm talking about some of your clients.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  11. Great fill-ins and boy howdy do I agree with #4! Have a lovely weekend! and Our Lucy will stand by the door...we show her that it is raining and of course she turns around and goes back on the couch! Happy days to you and your family!

  12. I hope Big Red decided to stay inside. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am glad traffic is never an issue where I live. And I agree that homemade is always best. Have a nice weekend. XO

  13. Don't go, Big Red! Don't go! (And I bet he didn't!) :)

  14. Big Red is a handsome boy. I've had two ginger cats in my lifetime.

  15. Big Red is so handsome! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I really like your answer for #2. Simplicity makes everything so much more enjoyable. I hope you're having a merry Christmas week!


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