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.
Coda is tired of the rain, and so we played fetch the ball in spite of the drizzle. Smart Tripod SissyCat sat on the porch and watched, keeping herself dry.
|Wet dog deciding if she's going to chase the ball again.|
|Dry cat watching the crazy wet dog and wet lady throwing the ball.|
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. Lately, I’ve been __________________________.
2. I find ___________________ fascinating.
3. If I had known _________, I would have _________.
4. I can’t help but _________ when I’m nervous.
1. Lately, I’ve been busy, and so a bit behind on blog reading,
2. I find most of the subjects i studied in school fascinating. It’s fun to learn, and that applies to history and science and literature and other such things.
3. If I had known i would have to start cleaning houses for a living at my age, I would have stayed in school and gotten a degree so i could have a less strenuous job.
4. I can’t help but pray when I’m nervous.
American Red Cross Founder's Day -- established by Clara Barton on this date in 1881
Anastenarides Feast -- Greece (feast to St. Constantine and St. Helen)
Battle of Las Piedras Day -- Uruguay
Bike to Work Day 2021 -- the League of American Bicyclists have urged you to celebrate this day the third Friday of May ever since 1956
Circassian Day of Mourning -- Circassians
Día de la Afrocolombianidad -- Columbia (Afro-Colombian Day; commemorates Columbia's abolition of slavery on this date in 1851)
Dia De Las Glorias Navales -- Chile (Navy Day)
Festival for Vevodus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of the dead, swamps, and volcanic movements, and sometimes regarded as the king of the Di Manes)
Honvédelem Napja -- Hungary (Day of Patriots and Military)
Independence Day -- Montenegro
"I Need A Patch For That" Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, which notes that since everything else has a patch, why shouldn't you?
International Virtual Assistants' Day -- acknowledging the dedication, experience, expertise, and determination of virtual professionals; no longer sponsored, but the The International Virtual Assistant's Association is still around
Lilies and Roses Day -- London, England (memorial of the death of Henry VI on this day in 1471; held at the Tower of London with representatives of Eton College and King's College, which he founded.)
National Defense Transportation Day -- US (remembering the contributions of people working in the transportation industries)
National Memo Day -- an internet holiday with no known origin, just take a memo
National Pizza Party Day -- as declared by Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza, on the 3rd Friday of May; Garlic Jim's holds a contest for school students to nominate their favorite teacher, and the winning teacher gets a free pizza party for the class on this day
National Strawberries and Cream Day
National Waitstaff Day
Passion Play Day -- the first Oberammergau, Germany, Passion Play was staged this date in 1634
Sister Maria Hummel Day -- birth anniversary of the Franciscan nun and artist
St. Constantine's Day (Greek Orthodox Church; Patron of Greece)
St. Eugene de Mazenod's Day (Patron of disfunctional families)
St. Helen's Day (Greek Orthodox Church; Patron of Greece)
St. Helena Day -- St. Helena
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development -- UN
Humphrey Bogart marries Lauren Bacall, 1945
Sarah Ramos, 1991
Ashlie Brillault, 1987
Lisa Edelstein, 1966
Judge Reinhold, 1957
Mr. T, 1952
Ian McEwan, 1948
Leo Sayer, 1948
Janet Dailey, 1944
Bobby Cox, 1941
Heinz Hollinger, 1939
Peggy Cass, 1924
Andrey Dmitriyevich Sakharov, 1921
Raymond Burr, 1917
Dennis Day, 1917
Harold Robbins, 1916
Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, 1909
Fats Waller, 1904
Armand Hammer, 1898
Glenn Hammond Curtiss, 1878
Elizabeth Gurney Fry, 1780
Alexander Pope, 1688
Albrecht Dürer, 1471
The Empire Strikes Back(Film), 1980
"Le Fils prodigue / The Prodigal Son(Prokofiev ballet, Op. 46), 1929
Today in History:
Syracuse, Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily, 878
The island of Saint Helena is discovered by the Portuguese navigator João da Nova, 1502
The nobility elect John Sobieski King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, 1674
The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I; it would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky, 1725
Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War, 1758
Slavery is abolished in Colombia, South America, 1851
Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile, 1864
French troops invade the Paris Commune and engage its residents in street fighting, 1871
The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton, 1881
The Manchester Ship Canal in England is officially opened by Queen Victoria, 1894
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris, 1904
Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, 1927
Bad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, and she thereby becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, 1932
Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens, 1934
A Soviet station becomes the first scientific research settlement to operate on the drift ice of the Arctic Ocean, 1937
The National War Memorial in Canada is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa, 1939
Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1946
The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th StreetArt Exhibition – a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively know as the New York School, 1951
Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal, 1972
Democratic Republic of Yemen and North Yemen agree to a unity, merging into Republic of Yemen, 1990
The Ethiopian Civil War ends, 1991
Suharto, Indonesian president of 32 years, resigns, 1998
The clipper Cutty Sark is badly damaged by fire in London, England, 2007
JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, launches the solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS aboard an H-IIA rocket, 2010
The most active volcano in Iceland, Grimsvotn, erupts and triggers 50 small earthquakes, 2011
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus performs for the last time at the Nassau Coliseum in NYC after 146 years, 2017
Nepalese Sherpa Kami Rita sets a new record for the number of climbs of Mt Everest, reaching the summit for the 24th time, 2019
Omani author Jokha Alharthi becomes the first Arabic writer to win the Man Booker International Prize for her novel Celestial Bodiesalong with her translator Marilyn Booth, 2019
Scientists announce the oldest and most distant gravitational waves ever detected, from a collision of two black holes, with first intermediate-mass black hole ever discovered at 7 billion light years away, 2019