Friday, January 22, 2021

Not Impressed (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.

Sadie is not impressed with her accommodations as she awaits her spay surgery so she can go to her adoptive family:


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 a mystery I would love to know the answer to.

2. __________________is the farthest I have ever been from home.

3. I’ve lost count of how many times _________.

4. _________ reminds me of _________.

1. How the world’s worst drivers are always just in front of me no matter where i go  is a mystery I would love to know the answer to.

2. Athens, Greece,   is the farthest I have ever been from home.

3. I’ve lost count of how many times   i've had my mask fall off my face as i'm working, the masks are made for average size people and most of them swamp me and fall off too much.

4. #2 Son  reminds me of   Uncle J.  Both could have "Mischief" as a middle name.


Today is:

Answer Your Cat's Questions Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; meditate on what your cat's question might be, then answer it

Celebration of Life Day

Come in From the Cold Day -- somebody at an ecard company decided today would be a good day to do that 

Day of Unity and Liberty of Ukraine -- Ukraine

Dia de la Fundacion del Estado Pluinacional de Bolivia -- Bolivia

National Blonde Brownie Day -- i thought these were just called "blondies."

Polka Dot Day -- looking up why they are called "polka dots" gives lots of stories, but no concrete evidence; they were probably named after the dance craze that became fashionable around the same time the pattern appeared

Porri Month begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (the name means Middle of Winter, and personifies him as Old Man Winter; often the harshest month, so greet him kindly, to soften his heart and hasten spring)

     Bondadagur (Husband's Day) -- first day of Porri (various traditions honoring the man of the house; these days, women often give the men flowers)

St. Vincent of Zaragoza's Day (Spanish martyr and Patron of vine dressers, vinegar makers, vintners; Lisbon, Portugal; Portugal; vicenza, Italy; Vilamalla, Catalonia, Spain)

     a sunny day today indicates a good wine crop next season

Birthdays Today:

Christopher Masterson, 1980

Balthazar Getty, 1975

Olivia D'Abo, 1967

Steven Adler, 1965

Diane Lane, 1965

Michael Kelland Hutchence, 1960

Linda Blair, 1959

Steve Perry, 1949

John Hurt, 1940

Joseph Wambaugh, 1937

Seymour Cassel, 1937

Sam Cooke, 1935

Bill Bixby, 1934

Piper Laurie, 1932

Ann Sothern, 1909

Robert E. Howard, 1906

George Balanchine, 1904

Rosa Melba Ponselle, 1897

D.W. Griffith, 1875

Grigori Rasputin, 1869

August Strindberg, 1849

Richard Upjohn, 1802

Nat Turner, 1800

Lord Byron, 1788

Andre Ampère, 1775

Sir Francis Bacon, 1561

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Emergency!"(TV), 1972

"Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In"(TV), 1968

"The Crucible"(Miller play), 1953

"Our Town"(Wilder play), 1938

"Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District"(Opera; Shostakovich Op.29), 1934

Today in History:

The first contingent of Swiss Guards arrive at the Vatican, 1506

Postal service between NYC and Boston is inaugurated, 1673

The Native American Iroquois tribes renew their allegiance to the British against the French, 1690

Spain ceded the Falkland Islands to Britain, 1771

A severe earthquake in southern Syria kills thousands, 1837

The Zulus attack the British Army camp in Isandhlwana, South Africa, 1879

The Ancient Egyptian obelisk "Cleopatra's Needle" is erected in Central Park, 1881

After 63 years, England stops the sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series and begins King Edward VII series, 1901

First live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury, 1927

KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California, 1947

Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space, 1968

The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service, 1970

The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued, 1971

The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial, 1984

Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm, 1990

Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, 2002

Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president, 2006

Water vapour is detected on the dwarf planet Ceres, 2014

Winter storm conditions strand 500 motorists for 24 hours on the New Jersey turnpike in Pennsylvania, 2016

Netflix becomes the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world worth $100 billion, 2018


  1. Thank you as always for enlightening and funny lists and you never faltering positive attitude.

  2. Sadie looks bored waiting for the surgery. Hope she gets a good home. I don't travel much and the furthest I have travelled is Hong Kong.

  3. Poor Sadie. I hope her surgery and her new home are both very, very soon.
    And Charlotte (MotherOwl) is right about your attitude. It pulls me up and puts me on a better path so very often. Thank you.

  4. Cat in a hammock. (Name for a song).

    God bless.

  5. Mimi,

    Masks are generally a bit too big on me, too. We attached a cord lock to one of the strips so we can adjust them to fit a snugger or else they will fall off my face. :)

  6. Oh the necessary surgery. They bounce back quickly and it's ever so important for them to have. Cutie pie.

    Love all your fill-ins. The masks fog up my glasses. That's my biggest complaint.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  7. Sadie ~ sweet kitty and photo ~ may you find a forever home soon ~ Xox

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Don't worry Sadie luxury awaits when it's all over hope all goes well 👍👍👍

    LOL @ no 3

    Have a safetastic weekend and keep your mask on heheh! 😷😷😷

  9. We hope all goes well for sweet Sadie and those were good fill-in answers!

  10. sadie; best fishez two ewe and heerz two yeerz oh happeez & healtheez in yur new home ♥♥♥

  11. Such a cutie. I hope her surgery goes well. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I know what you mean about bad drivers. Maybe you should try a mask for kids. :) Have a nice weekend. XO

  12. Sadie does look a little miffed! We hope she gets a forever home soon! And we LOVE your answers to the fill-ins! Thanks for sharing and thanks for commenting on our blog! Have a marvellously Happy Day!

  13. Awww Getting a spay surgery is a good thing! She will bounce back in no time! And I love your fill ins- especially #1! Made me laugh while agreeing !

  14. I hope Sadie can move in her new home quickly!
    I struggle with masks as well, it's difficult to arrange them in a way that doesn't make my glasses go foggy.
    Have a fantastic weekend!

  15. Sadie will be much happier when her surgery is over and she is in her forever home.

  16. Sadie is beautiful! I'm excited for her to go her to forever home. She deserves it. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I feel for you on #1. It seems like everyone has forgotten how to drive these days. Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. I've done a lot of traveling but never been to Greece. The Greek Islands are on my bucket list.

  18. Sadie says if you don't go away and let me sleep, there'll be hissing and scratching happening.


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