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.
Horizon, who is usually scared of his own shadow, came out to say hello.
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 would like to be more ___________and less ___________.
2. The color of my ____________ is ________________.
3. _________ was a difficult choice for me to make.
4. I never have trouble _________.
1. I would like to be more often at home and less busy working all of the time.
2. The color of my preferences is purple. As far as i am concerned, all of the other colors exist to show off how beautiful purple is.
3. Attending a different church was a difficult choice for me to make. We had been at that church for 20 years, but it had no Sunday school or youth program at all, and at that time, our children were still young and needed more than to just nap in the pews during a sermon they didn't understand. The church we attend now is just right for us.
4. I never have trouble avoiding the use of "always" and "never." The reason i avoid them is because i know that as soon as i use one or the other, i will get tested on that.
Basava Jayanti -- KA, India (birth anniversary of 12th century philosopher Basavanna)
Carabao Festival -- Pulilan, Philippines (to honor their patron, St. Isidro [St. Isadore the Farmer], hundreds of carabaos [water buffalo] are dressed up and paraded, and eventually blessed in front of the church; through tomorrow)
Dance Like a Chicken Day -- no idea why today, but i'm waiting for wedding season
Drunk Driving Memorial Day -- not sponsored by MADD, or anyone else i can find, but let's all work and pray for the day drunk driving by anyone is just a bad memory
Eid al Fitr -- Islam (celebration of the end of Ramadan; began sundown yesterday, runs through sundown on the 16th, although local dating and official government observances may vary)
French Fairy Awareness Day -- Fairy Calendar
Gesta de Independencia -- Paraguay
Izumo-taisha Shrine Grand Festival -- Izumo-taisha, Japan (through tomorrow)
King Father Nordom Sihanouk's Birthday -- Cambodia
Marshmallow Fluff Day -- Mr. Durkee and Mr. Mower announced, on this day in 1920, that they were in business producing this sweet confection
Mars Invictus Festival -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Midnight Sun at North Cape -- Norway (the sun will not set until July 30)
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
National Unification Day -- Liberia
President Kamuzu Banda's Birthday -- Malawi
Runic Half-Month Ing (expansive energy) commences
"Stars and Stripes Forever" Day -- first public performance of the composition was this day in 1897
St. Bonifatius' Day (4th Ice Saint)
St. Matthias the Apostle's Day (Patron of carpenters, reformed alcoholics, tailors; Gary, Indiana; Great Falls-Billings, Montana; against alcoholism and smallpox)
Underground America Day -- Malcolm Wells wants us to imagine what our landscapes would look like if more of our buildings were under ground
Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark marries Mary Donaldson, 2004
Carlsbad Caverns National Park established, NM, US, 1930
Miranda Cosgrove, 1993
Amber Tamblyn, 1983
Dan Auerbach, 1979
Martine McCutdcheon, 1976
Cate Blanchett, 1969
Danny Wood, 1969
Jose Da Silveira, 1965
Suzy Kolber, 1964
Tim Roth, 1961
Valerie Still, 1961
Ronan Tynan, 1960
David Byrne, 1952
Robert Zemechis, 1951
Meg Foster, 1948
George Lucas, 1944
Jack Bruce, 1943
Atanasio "Tony" Perez, 1942
Bobby Darin, 1936
Laszlo Kovacs, 1933
Patrice Munsel, 1925
Otto Klemperer, 1885
Robert Owen, 1771
Thomas Gainsborough, 1727
Gabrile Daniel Fahrenheit, 1686
"The Kids Are Alright"(Documentary), 1979
“It’s Time for Ernie"(Ernie Kovacs' TV premier), 1951
"When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: A Requiem for those we love"(Hindemith composition), 1946
"Die Hebriden/The Hebrides"(Mendelssohn Op. 26), 1832
Today in History:
Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony, 1607
Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination, 1796
The Lewis and Clark expedition sets out, 1804
Paraguay gains independence from Spain, 1811
The first edition of the London Illustrated Times is published, 1842
Gail Borden patents her process for condensed milk, 1853
Vaseline, the first petroleum jelly, is marketed, 1878
Lina Medina becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history at the age of five, 1939
Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established; immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states, triggering the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, 1948
Kuwait joins the United Nations, 1963
Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched, 1973
The Institute for War documents publishes Anne Franks complete diary, 1986
The last episode of Seinfeld airs, with commercials going for $2M per 30 seconds, 1998
Scientists at Stanford University invent a working bionic eye the is powered only by focused light; the eye could eventually restore the sight of millions of people suffering from macular degeneration and retinal pigmentosa, 2012
Gabriel Medina becomes the first surfer ever to land the move called a "Backflip" in competition, 2016
The successful transfer of memory in snails as achieved by scientists from University of California is published in the journal "eNeuro", 2018
Chinese mountain climber and double amputee Xia Boyu reaches the summit of Mt Everest, 2018
Wikipedia confirms that the Republic of China has banned all versions of its site, 2019