Friday, January 8, 2021

Do You Mind! (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 was on a chair under the table, her favorite place to do her bathing. 

After i snapped the photo, she gave me a disgusted “do you mind!” look and jumped down to go to the water bowl.


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 hope _________________never changes.

2. The luckiest I have ever been was _______________________.

3. I never thought I would _________, but I did.

4. I’m waiting for _________.

1. I hope   the swamps here  never change(s).

2. The luckiest I have ever been was   meeting my Sweetie (and i don’t know that it was luck, i believe it was a blessing from G-d).

3. I never thought I would   end up cleaning houses for a living,    but I did.

4. I’m waiting for   my hands to get warm, that should happen around the middle of May.   


Today is:

Bubble Bath Day -- remember how much fun it was as a kid?  enjoy that again today

Day Sacred to Justicia -- Ancient Roman Empire (personification of justice)

Emperor Norton Day -- E. Clampus Vitus Society puts on a party in San Francisco's Chinatown in honor of the passing on this day of Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico

Feast of Hathor and Sekhmet -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Feast of St. Gudula (Patron of single laywomen; Brussels, Belgium)

Grandmothers/Midwives Day -- Bulgaria (a/k/a Babin Den; celebrating Grandmothers as midwives of their grandchildren, for the role they play in the traditional family.)

Haloa -- Ancient Greek Calendar (fertility festival of Demeter and Dionysos called after the halos, or threshing floor; date approximate)

     Rural Dionysia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (the fertility festival of the countryside)

It All Adds Up Day -- anniversary of Hollerith's tabulating machine patent

Kim Jong-un's Birthday -- North Korea

Male Watcher's Day -- often listed as a day for the females to get even and do a little guy ogling, but no site gives any reason behind why this day was chosen

Midwife's Day / Women's Day -- Greece (women get out and go to a cafe or shopping, and the men must stay home and do the chores and care for the children, and in some areas, men caught shirking will be stripped and drenched in cold water; on the approximate date of an ancient Greek celebration of midwives)

     Gynaecocratia -- Macedonia

Milk Carton Day -- Sheffield Farms began packaging milk in parafin lined paper cartons on this day in 1929

National Eat Something Raw Day 

National English Toffee Day

National Joygerm Day -- a day to infect others with joy; begun by Joygerm Joan, whose motto is "The only thing Joygerms allow to get depressed are their tongues!"

Old Hickory Day -- Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson leads the victory in the Battle of New Orleans

Rock 'n' Roll Day -- on Elvis' birth anniversary, of course

Scalloway Fire Festival -- Shetland Islands (viking festival; through tomorrow)

Show and Tell at Work Day -- another Wellcat Holiday to observe carefully if at all

St. Severinus' Day (Patron of Austria and of San Severo, Italy)

Birthdays Today:

Ami Dolenz, 1969

Vladimir Feltsman, 1952

Don Bendell, 1947

David Bowie, 1947

Robbie Krieger, 1946

Kathleen Noone, 1946

Stephen Hawking, 1942

Yvette Mimieux, 1939

Bob Eubanks, 1938

Shirley Bassey, 1937

Elvis Presley, 1935

Charles Osgood, 1933

Soupy Sales, 1926

Ron Moody, 1924

Larry Storch, 1923

Jose Ferrer, 1912

Galina Ulanova, 1910

Wilkie Collins, 1824

James Longstreet, 1821

Nicholas Biddle, 1786

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Symphony No. 15 in A major (Opus 141, Dmitri Shostakovich), 1972

"Almira"(Handel's first opera), 1705

Today in History:

Monaco gains its independence, 1297

Genoa, Italy expels Jews, 1598

The oldest surviving commerial newspaper begins in Haarlem, Netherlands, 1675

The New York Fishing Company is the first American commercial corporation chartered, 1675

Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1734

US President George Washington delivers the first "State of the Union" address, 1790

Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron, emerges voluntarily from the wild in southern France (he had been captured and escaped before), 1800

The Battle of New Orleans, 1815

The first US music school, the Boston Academy of Music, is established, 1833

The US national debt hits $0 for the first and only time, 1835

Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code), 1836

French physicist Jean Foucault proves, using his "Foucault's pendulum," that the Earth rotates on its axis, 1851

Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the US Cavalry at Wolf Mountain in Montana Territory, 1877

Dr. Herman Hollerith receives the first US patent for a tabulating machine, considered by some to be the earliest computer, 1889

The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system, 1904

Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., 1963

Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched, 1973

The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II, 2004

Some scientists claim 2012 weather as the hottest year ever recorded, 2013

The previous year, 2017, is declared a record year for cost of natural disasters, coming in at $306 billion, 2018


  1. Some cats like to have their photo taken and some don't -just like people.

  2. Where do you get all those anniversary dates from? No one told me it was National English Toffee Day. Is that something you celebrate in the USA?

    God bless.

  3. I don't blame her giving you a look LOL how very dare you :-)

    I liked your replies too

    Thanks for stopping by ;-)

    Have a safetastic weekend 😷😷😷

  4. Good morning Mimi. Here's my answers.

    1. I hope _respect for human life never changes.

    2. The luckiest I have ever been was being married to my wife Mary Lou.

    3. I never thought I would get my Camero, but I did.

    4. I’m waiting for the day that Covid disappearance and we can be safe again.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Sweetie is getting all spiffy for the weekend. Those were good answers too!

  6. Cats can give you the look for sure. They can bother you all they want, but you better not bother them.

    I love all your fill-ins and I laughed at your hands getting warm in May. Sounds about right.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  7. Enigma SissyCat has it right! Baths are not to be disturbed with flashy boxes! The fill-ins are terrific and Mom was happy to see it is Bubble Bath Day! She LOVES bubble baths!
    Have a most Happy Day!

  8. Hop into a bubble bath and your hands will warm up!
    Have a toasty day and take care!

  9. sissy cat ewe bee looking gorgeouz az all wayz....we iz gonna eat a raw flounder ;) ☺☺♥♥♥

  10. Sissy is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I hope your hands warm up sooner than that. Have a nice weekend. XO

  11. What a cute kitty! And I prefer to bathe in private, too! ;)
    I always enjoy your fill-ins! And Happy Grandmother's Day to any who have joined the club!
    Also: FYI, Karen of Baking in a Tornado is participating in our Poetry Monday again this coming Monday! Yay!

  12. and a Hound dog howdy. my feline friday is ready for viewing!

  13. Of course Enigma SissyCat looked disgusted. A lady likes privacy for her bathing.

  14. What a well-groomed and pretty girl, SissCat is! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I really relate to your #4. My fingers are constantly cold this time of year. They're also dry and badly in need of lotion, which is nothing new. Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. I wouldn't be happy about someone photographing me taking a bath either.

  16. Our Jackie likes to hang around on the chairs next to the stove. I see Sissy can relate!

  17. Sweet photo of dear kitty grooming herself ~ and wonderful list ~ You are blessed.

    Moment by moment....

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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