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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.
The tiniest kittens at the shelter this past week had the biggest mess in their cage, they’d knocked over a whole food 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. _________________is a non-cat related blog I follow.
2. My favorite place to shop online for __________________ is __________________.
3. _________ has been keeping me busy lately.
4. If I could go back in time, I would tell my younger self _________.
1. Many blogs (are) is a non-cat related blog(s) I follow. There’s no way for me to list them all.
2. My favorite place to shop online for used books is Abe Books.
3. Work has been keeping me busy lately. Actually, that’s the story of my life in this chapter.
4. If I could go back in time, I would tell my younger self stay in school and get a degree that will get you a desk job!
Alfred G. "Alferd" Packer Day -- Colorado
Book Day and Lover's Day -- Spain, especially Catalan (women give books to men, while men give flowers to the women. Celebrated in the Spanish city of Barcelona since 1714 to honor Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes [author of "Don Quixote"] and in observance of St. George's Day)
Canada Book Day
Chance Day -- Fairy Calendar
Children's Day -- Nepal; North Cyprus; Turkey
Community Day -- CL, Spain
Community Day/St. George's Day -- AR, Spain
English Language Day -- UN
Global Youth Service Day -- annual campaign to mobilize children and youth to make a difference (through Sunday)
Independence Day -- Conch Republic, Key West, FL. US (a tongue-in-cheek micronation which seceeded from the Union in 1982; celebrated yearly with a week long festival)
International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day -- on St. George's Day, encouraging members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to continue to be what Howard V. Hendrix derrogatorily termed "webscabs", posting their stories free on the internet
International Sing Out Day -- no one will claim responsibility for this one, but i promise not to observe it!
Jurgi Festival -- Ancient Latvian Calendar (day sacred to Usins; first day outdoor work began for the summer)
National Cherry Cheesecake Day
National Picnic Day -- US
National Skipping Day -- UK (a fun and healthy way to exercise)
National Sovereignty and Children's Day -- Turkey
Sigurd the Dragon Slayer's Day -- because he was probably the inspiration for the legends about St. George
St. Adalbert's Day (Patron of Bohemia; Czech Republic; Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; Prussia)
St. George's Day (Patron of archers, armourers, Boy Scouts, butchers, cavalry, chivalry, Crusaders, equestrians, farmers, field hands, field workers, horsemen, horses, husbandmen, knights, lepers, Order of the Garter, Palestinian Christians, riders, Romanian Army, saddle makers, saddlers, sheep, shepherds, soldiers, Teutonic Knights; Canada; England; Ethiopia; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Lithuania; Malta; Portugal; Cappadocia; Catalonia; Palestine; over 20 cities and diocese around the world; against herpes, leprosy, plague, skin diseases, skin rashes, syphilis; by the middle ages, St. George was revered in much of Europe as the personification of chivalry)*
Take a Chance Day -- internet generated encouragement to try something different
Talk Like Shakespeare Day -- on The Bard's birth anniversary
Vinalia Priora -- Ancient Roman Calendar (tasting the first wines of the year)
World Book & Copyright Day -- UN (this date chosen because of how parts of Spain celebrate St. George's Day, with books)
World Book Night -- Germany; Ireland; UK; US (anniversary of the birth and death of Shakespeare, and the death of Miguel de Cervantes
*To save a Maid, St. George the Dragon slew
A pretty tale, if all is told be true
Most say, there are no Dragons, and 'tis said
There was no George: pray God there was a Maid.
-- John Aubrey, Remains of Gentilism (1688)
Dev Patel, 1990
John Cena, 1977
Kal Penn, 1977
Scott Bairstow, 1970
Melina Kanakaredes, 1967
George Lopez, 1961
Valerie Bertinelli, 1960
Craig Sheffer, 1960
Jan Hooks, 1957
Judy Davis, 1955
Michael Moore, 1954
Joyce DeWitt, 1949
Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, 1947
Sandra Dee, 1942
David Birney, 1940
Lee Majors, 1940
Roy Orbison, 1936
Shirley Temple Black, 1928
Vladimire Nabokov, 1899
Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson, 1897
Sergei Prokofiev, 1891
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, 1858
Granville T. Woods, 1856
James Buchanan, 1791
William Penn, 1621
William Shakespeare, 1564(attributed -- only the day of his baptism, April 26, is known for certain)
"No Man's Land"(Play), 1975
"She Loves Me"(Musical), 1963
"Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride"(Opera), 1881
"Il re pastore/The Shepherd King"(Mozart opera, K 208)1775
"The Tender Husband"(Comedy), 1705
Today in History:
The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George's Day, 1348
William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I in attendance, 1597
The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts, 1635
Connecticut is chartered as an English colony, 1662
Canada issues its first postage stamps, 1851
The Vitascope system of movie projection debuts the first motion picture at Koster & Bial's Music Hall in NYC, 1896
Namibia becomes the 160th member of the UN and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations, 1990
Eritrians vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia, 1993
Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus, 2003
The gamma ray burst GRB 090423 is observed for 10 seconds. The event signals the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe, 2009
Despite an initial ban on the film 'Borat,' Kazakhstan issues and official 'thank you' to actor Sacha Baron Cohen for his character, Borat Sagdiyev, 2012
Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the first African-American woman as US Attorney-General, 2015
The WHO begins distributing the world’s first malaria vaccine to children in Malawi, 2019