Friday, February 5, 2021

Hello, My Name Is...(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.

Hello, my name is Mouse!


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. February is the perfect month to ____________________.

2. I have a subscription to _______________________.

3. _________ is my kind of humor.

4. I shouldn’t _________, but I do anyway.

1. February is the perfect month to   celebrate some fun things, like Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, President's Day, and this year, Mardi Gras and the Lunar New Year.  For a short month, it's packed!

2. I have a subscription to   our local newspaper, because i love the funnies and the puzzles, and it keeps me up on the weather forecast since we don't have TV.

3. A little bit warped, but clean  is my kind of humor.  Think Weird Al, or Mel Brooks' Spaceballs.

4. I shouldn’t   worry about my children,  but I do anyway.


Today is:

Bubble Gum Day -- US Schools (with the principal's permission, pay a $.50 fine and get to chew gum at school today; money is to be donated to a charity the school chooses)  

Constitution Day -- Mexico (trad.)

Feast Day of Jacob, Patriarch -- Catholic Christian

Give Kids A Smile Day -- US (ADA sponsors dentists giving free care to children from low-income families)

Kashmir Day -- Pakistan

Liberation from the Alberoni Occupation -- San Marino (also St. Agatha's Day)

Longest War in History Ends -- The Third Punic War, between Rome and Carthage, was officially ended on this date with a peace treaty signed in 1985, which is 2,131 years after the war began

Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, and Why would they want it?

National Chocolate Fondue Day

National Wear Red Day -- US (wear red for women's heart health awareness)

National Weatherperson's Day -- US (mostly, though some other countries now observe it as well; in honor of the first US meteorologist, John Jeffries)

Nones of February -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also

     Fornacalia -- celebration in honor of bread and the ovens used to dry grain; held any day between now and the 17th, one of Rome's few movable feasts)

Runeberg's Birthday -- Finland (National Poet)

Scout Sabbath -- BSA (Boy Scouts are encouraged to wear their uniforms to synagogue tonight or tomorrow morning and represent scouting to their congregations)

St. Agatha's Day (Patron of bell-founders, fire prevention, jewelers, martyrs, nurses, rape victims, single laywomen, torture victims, wet-nurses; Malta; San Marino; as well as over 50 cities around the world; against breast cancer, breast disease, earthquakes, eruptions of Mt. Etna, fire, natural disasters, sterility, volcanic eruptions)

Unity Day -- Burundi

World Nutella Day

Birthdays Today:

Jeremy Sumpter, 1989

Sara Evans, 1971

Bobby Brown, 1969

Michael Sheen, 1969

Laura Linney, 1964

Jennifer Jason Leigh, 1962

Christopher Guest, 1948

Barbara Hershey, 1948

David Alan Ladd, 1947

Charlotte Rampling, 1946

Roger Stauback, 1942

Jane Bryant Quinn, 1941

David Selby, 1941

H.R. Giger, 1940

Alex Harvey, 1935

Henry "Hank" Aaron, 1934

Andrew Greeley, 1928

Red Buttons, 1919

William Burroughs, 1914

John Carradine, 1906

Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr., 1900

Andre' Citroen, 1878

Belle Starr(Myra Maybelle Shirley), 1848

Dwight Lyman Moody, 1837

Ole Bull, 1810

Robert Peel, 1788

John Witherspoon, 1723

Sanjo, Emperor of Japan, 976

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego"(TV), 1994

"Hagar The Horrible"(Comic strip), 1973

"Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"(TV), 1967

"Peter Pan"(Disney cartoon film), 1953

"Otello"(Verdi Opera), 1887

Today in History:

Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy, 62

King Alfonso V orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons, 1428

A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society, 1597

The first US livestock branding law is passed, in Connecticut, 1644

Georgia becomes the first state to abolish both entail and primogenature, 1777

Sweden recognizes US independence, 1783

Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates the first detachable shirt collar, 1825

The "Oregon Spectator" is the first newspaper published on the American West Coast, 1846

An adding machine employing depressible keys is patented in New Paltz, NY, 1850

Two innovations which helped pave the way for motion pictures are pateneted, a hand turned stereoscope by Samuel Goodale of Cincinnati, and the Kinematoscope by Coleman Sellers of Philadelphia, 1861

Four inches of snow falls in San Francisco, 1887

The loop-the-loop centrifugal railroad (a/k/a the roller coaster) is patented by Ed Prescot, 1901

Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis performed the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane, 1913

Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists, 1919

Reader's Digest magazine is first published, 1922

The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal, 1924

A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered, 1958

The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families, 1997

Danish special forces storm a ship captured by Somali pirates, freeing 25 crewmembers on board, 2010

Archaeologist and runologist K. Jonas Nordby publishes his suggestions for how to decrypt the 13th C Viking jötunvillur runic code, 2014

Computer hackers try to steal 1 billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York, but a typo in their codes alerts authorities before they can finish, 2016


  1. Love your fill-ins - and wish that we didn't have TV. Himself loves it so that wish is not going to be granted.

  2. Hello Mouse.
    I love my TV, but rarely have it on until I turn on the news at 6pm.

  3. Well hello mouse heheh!

    I liked your replies I like all the Mel Brookes films and the Airplane type ones ha!

    Have a tanfasticaltastic weekend :-) 👍 😷😷😷

  4. Hi Mouse! We have a TV but the only thing I watch on it is The Chase quiz show at 5pm when I have a cup of coffee. Hubby watches You Tube on it for tractor programmes. Boring!!!

  5. That really was a heck of a long war, wasn't it?

  6. Mouse is cute, but definitely needs a different name! February is a real busy month for being so short!

  7. Great fill-ins and I would adopt Mouse in a New York minute...but Lucy says NO! Have a great day!

  8. Mouse is a good name for a cat. I laughed out loud.

    Love your fill-ins. I used to love the newspaper too for the funnies and the puzzles. I still miss them, but the newspaper is so expensive here and it's not worth the cost.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  9. mouse itz veree nice ta meet ewe dood....we hope ewe find yur foreverz home yet thiz month :) ☺☺☺♥♥♥

    wonder how much gum will be found under the chair a few months from now !!! ☺☺☺

  10. Wonderful answers! It looks like a Mouse in the house would be a fun thing!

  11. Mouse is a total cutie pie! Good thing they are so far away...and we have enough cats here all ready! Mimi we LOVE your fill-ins! They rock! Have a marvellously Happy Day!

  12. Mouse is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the friendly fill-ins, great answers. Worrying about your kids proves you are a great mom. I miss getting the paper, but it got too pricey-although a lot cheaper than cable. Have a nice weekend. XO

  13. Mouse ~ you are adorable and precious ~ Great responses to fill ins ~

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. Mouse is precious! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I like how you described your sense of humor. Twisted but clean is something I can get behind. I hope your week is going wonderfully!


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