Friday, April 16, 2021

Nighty-night (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins, an A to Z Post


To enjoy more blogs participating in the A to Z Challenge, click here.     


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.

 What better way to illustrate the letter N than with a cat doing what a cat does best, sleeping.  Nighty-night, Little Girlie!


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 wish I knew how to play _________________________.

2. If offered a free trip to space, I would ______________________.

3. _________ is the most exciting thing in my life right now.

4. I could give a long lecture on the topic of _________.

1. I wish I knew how to play   the cello.  It is my favorite of the strings. 

2. If offered a free trip to space, I would   keep my feet firmly planted on the ground, thankyouverymuch.  Takeoff is optional, but landing is mandatory and does not always go as planned.    

3. Finding cheaper gas   is the most exciting thing in my life right now.   Isn't that just sad!?!

4. I could give a long lecture on the topic of   housekeeping, noting the differences between cleaning and tidying, how to do it faster and more easily, etc.  Another sad thing, isn't it. 


Today is:

Day of Mushroom Encouragement -- Fairy Calendar

Dronningens Fodselsdag -- Denmark (Birthday of Queen Margrethe II)

Emancipation Day -- Washington, D.C., US

Holiday of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Jim Thorpe Day -- US (by Presidential Proclamation in 1973)

National Eggs Benedict Day

National Healthcare Decision Week begins -- US (to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning; "It always seems to early, until it's too late.")   

Offering to Demeter Khloe -- Ancient Greek Calendar (honoring Demeter as goddess of green shoots; date approximate)

St. Bernadette of Lourdes' Day (Patron of people ridiculed for their piety, poor people, shepherdesses, shepherds, sick people; Lourdes, France; against bodily ills, poverty, sickness)

St. Padarn's Day (Celtic peoples traditionally begin weeding crops on this saint's day)

World Entrepreneurship Day

World Voice Day -- if you've ever had laryngitis, you know how important it is to protect your voice   

Anniversaries Today:

Harry Connick, Jr. marries Jill Goodare, 1994

Founding of the University of Queensland, 1910

Birthdays Today:

Lilliana Mumy, 1994

Lucas Haas, 1976

Selena Quintanilla, 1971

Martin Lawrence, 1965

Jon Cryer, 1965

Ellen Barkin, 1955

Jay O. Sanders, 1953

Kareem Adbud-Jabbar, 1947

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, 1940

Dusty Springfield, 1939

Bobby Vinton, 1935

Herbie Mann, 1930

Edie Adams, 1929

Pope Benedict XVI, 1927

Henry Mancini, 1924

Kingsley Amis, 1922

Peter Ustinov, 1921

Barry Nelson, 1920

Merce Cunningham, 1919

Charlie Chaplin, 1889

John Millington Synge, 1871

Wilbur Wright, 1867

Jose De Diego, 1866

Anatole France, 1844

John Franklin, 1786

Hans Sloane, 1660

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Brown Sugar"(Rolling Stones single release), 1971

"Fibber McGee and Molly"(Radio), 1935

"Mazeppa"(Symphonic poem, Liszt' S 100), 1854

"The Contrast"(Comedy), 1787 (First play by an American author, Royall Tyler, to be professionally produced on stage)

Today in History:

Calculated date of the return of Odysseus from the Trojan War, BC1178

The Jewish fortress of Masada falls to the Roman Army, ending the Jewish revolt, 73

Martin Luther is called before the Diet of Worms, 1521

Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina, 1582

The United States Senate ratified the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada, 1880

The first passenger rail opens in India, 1853

Ebenezer Bassett, the first African-American diplomat, begins his service in Haiti, 1869 

US Marshal Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle, in Dodge City, 1881

Harriet Quimby becomes the first female pilot to cross the English Channel, 1912

Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Amritsar Massacre by the British, 1919

Annie Oakley shoots a record 100 clay targets in a row, 1922

Dr. Albert Hofmann first ingests LSD, thus discovering its effects, 1943

Bernard Baruch coins the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, 1947

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation, 1963

The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean, 1992

The Queen Mary II embarks on her first transatlantic voyage, 2004

President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo declares the First Ivorian Civil War to be over, 2007

Elizabeth Holmes, American entrepreneur, inventor, and founder and CEO of Theranos, is named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People" of 2015, 2015

Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn", 2018

The journal Science publishes a new study which claims a multi-year megadrought is already underway in the Western US, 2020


  1. I would probably benefit from your lecture. Which is also sad.

  2. Sweet dreams, Little Girlie! I would not want to go into Space either.

  3. Have a nice sleep Little Girlie heheh!

    I hope you find cheaper gas soon 👍

    Have a tanfastical weekend 👍

  4. Cute sleeping kitty. I which I could play the piano.

  5. Cats live in luxury in your care.

    God bless.

  6. Good morning Mimi.

    1. I wish I knew how to play the guitar.

    2. If offered a free trip to space, I would not take it. I’ll stay her on Earth.

    3. To be alive is the most exciting thing in my life right now.

    4. I could give a long lecture on the topic of going on a cruise and the many islands that you could go to.

    Enjoy your Friday my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. like you, I'd love play the cello, it's so special. Your lecture sounds really...err... interesting?

  8. Napping is a good thing and seeing our furbabes enjoying a good nap is even better.

    Gas is really expensive here. Costco has the best prices. You can I can play together. I want to learn how to play the violin.

    I will tell you that if you lived close to me I'd hire you to clean our home. I'd pay you well too.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  9. Little Girlie is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. It is never too late to learn something- maybe you could take cello lessons or find some free ones online. I like to tidy, hate to clean. :) Have a wonderful weekend. XO

  10. Those were really good answers and that sweet kitty sure looks cozy!

  11. Nothing is more peaceful than a sleeping kitty. Well, a sleeping anything really.

  12. Dearest Mimi,
    I so love your Little Girlie... I wonder what she's dreaming of!
    Sending blessings across the many miles
    Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  13. A happily napping kitty is one of my favorite sights to see. And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! We had the same answer for #1. I think the cello is such an underrated instrument. I hope your week is going wonderfully!