Friday, July 30, 2021

A Bit of Spice (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.

The shelter has some cats that can play a little rough.


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. Only someone with a ____________ would understand _________________.

2. I just started ___________________________.

3. I find it hard to believe that _________.

4. I should probably _________.

1. Only someone with a   degree in engineering  would understand   some of the instructions i've read over the years when putting things together.

2. I just started   to realize that air mattresses have their down sides, as in, once you get down, you need a plan for getting back up.

3. I find it hard to believe that   i have to go a whole week without working, just to be safe.

4. I should probably   go out and start Sweetie's car today, i need to remember to do that since he won't be driving for a while.


Today is:

Dia del Amigo -- Paraguay

Father-in-Law Day -- unsponsored and unclaimed, but fathers-in-law deserve respect, too

Feast of the Throne -- Morocco; Western Sahara

Festival of Fortuna Huiusque Diei -- Ancient Roman Calendar ("Fortune of the Present Day")

Friendship Day/International Day of Friendship -- UN

Herbal Ballooning -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Vanuatu(1980)

Kronia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Kronos as god of the harvest; date approximate)

Martyr's Day -- South Sudan

Mary Prince Day -- Bermuda (Second Day of Cup Match)

National Cheesecake Day

National Support Public Education Day -- wants this to be an official day for support of US public education systems

Paperback Day -- anniversary of the 1935 publication of Penguin #1, Arial, A Life of Shelley, by Andre Maurois in London, the first successful series of paperback books

Schools Tree Day -- Australia (because National Tree Day is always a Sunday, the schools participate in planting trees the Friday before)

Sts. Abdon and Sennen's Day (Patrons of barrel makers and coopers; the ashes of ferns cut and burned on this day will keep away insects and unwanted guests)

Sumiyoshi Matsuri -- Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Osaka, Japan (Osaka's last major summer festival, through Aug. 1)

System Administrator Appreciation Day -- the day to thank your system administrator for keeping your computer up and running

Talk in an Elevator Day -- help break the taboo!

Anniversaries Today

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, marries Michael Tindall, 2011

Birthdays Today

Hope Solo, 1981

Jaime Pressly, 1977

Misty May-Treanor, 1977

Hilary Swank, 1974

Tom Green, 1971

Simon Baker, 1969

Vivica A. Fox, 1964

Lisa Kudrow, 1963

Alton Brown, 1962

Laurence Fishburne, 1961

Kate Bush, 1958

Delta Burke, 1956

Ken Olin, 1954

Jean Reno, 1948

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1947

William Atherton, 1947

David Sanborn, 1945

Paul Anka, 1941

Peter Bogdanovich, 1939

Buddy Guy, 1936

Allan Huber “Bud” Selig, 1934

Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, 1933

Thomas Sowell, 1930

Sid Krofft, 1929

Christine McGuire, 1926

Henry W. Bloch, 1922

Henry Spencer Moore, 1898

Casey Stengel, 1891

Henry Ford, 1863

Thorstein Bunde Veblen, 1857

Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, 1855

Emily Bronte, 1818

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Santa Barbara"(TV), 1984

"Death Valley Days"(Radio), 1930

Today in History

City of Baghdad is founded, 762

The First Defenestration of Prague, 1419

Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage, 1502

At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs, which set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years, 1608

In Jamestown, Virginia, the first European style representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time, 1619

An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people, 1629

Baltimore, Maryland is founded, 1729

Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers, 1756

First ascent of Grand Combin, one of the highest summits in the Alps,1859

Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, agreeing to stop the harassment of emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah, 1863

In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first Football World Cup, 1930

Premiere of Walt Disney's Flowers and Trees, the first cartoon short to use Technicolor and the first Academy Award winning cartoon short, 1932

A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing In God We Trust as the U.S. national motto, 1956

US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid, 1965

David Scott and James Irwin on Apollo Lunar Module module, Falcon, land with first Lunar Rover on the moon, 1971

Six Royal Canadian Army Cadets are killed and fifty-four injured in an accidental grenade blast at CFB Valcartier Cadet Camp, 1974

Jimmy Hoffa disappears, 1975

In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line, 2003

Israel and Palestinian officials agree to resume negotiations for a peace agreement, 2013

The first centenary of the WWI Battle of Passchendaele is marked at a ceremony at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, 2017

NASA launches to Mars its Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter aboard a V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, 2020


  1. Aww! a nice room and space to keep them occupied :-)

    I liked your replies especially the airbed LOL

    Have a spicytastic weekend 👍

  2. #1: only someone with a cat would understand my furniture.
    Feisty cats are adventurous cats.

  3. The cats look happy exploring the room. I don't know, I have not used an air mattress. Hope you and Sweetie are keeping well.

  4. I love the name of that cat room. Fitting for those that play rough.

    Sorry your fill-ins are on the rough side this week, but that's the way things go at times. Prayers for a quick turnaround.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big healing hugs. ♥

  5. Those kitties are all so cute. I hope you and Sweetie are doing well, we're sure thinking of you and sending prayers.

  6. Oh my gosh! What a fun, fact-filled post!

    I thought your friendly fill-in answers were brilliantly funny! I love the degree in engineering one and I couldn't agree more.

    Have a good weekend!

    Elza Reads

  7. Such adorable cats. Thank you for participating in the fil-ins, great answers except for not being able to work. I hope you can sign up. Also hope your Sweetie is feeling better and that you can avoid catching it. XO

  8. Poor Swwetie, hopes he gets well soon, and I hope you profit from a week withoput jobbing despite the sad reason.

  9. Great fill ins and we purr Sweetie is back to better soon. We need a "Spicy Cat" sign to hang around Rumpy and... now that we think of it the ALL need to be labeled Spicy Cats! MOL

  10. I'm sorry you have to go a week without working, seems we're heading back into some difficult times. I do hope you're able to make the most of it.

  11. Oh my gosh- so sorry about your sweetie- life can be complicated and I hope all gets beter very soon! xoxo

  12. I hope Sweetie is soon better and that you stay well.

  13. A week off!?! I bet you are busy at home though, that's what happens here. Thanks so much for coming to my birthday pawty at Ann and June's Blog! We are so furry blessed to have such wonderful blogging furrends! We are expecting to be back to our regularly scheduled blogging unless the wind changes and the internet burns up again!

  14. Sweet kitty photos of the tough kitties ~ Sorry for the multiple comments all at once but the week got away from me somehow ~ Xo

    Living in the Moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. Mimi,

    I've never slept on an air mattress but I've heard others say they aren't comfortable. I guess it's better than the floor, though. It has to be, right? You could just roll off the thing and then you shouldn't have too much trouble getting to your feet. :) I hope the hubby gets well very soon and life returns to normal,too.

  16. Those "spicy" kitties sure are cute! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins. I'm sending you all prayers and well wishes!

  17. Airbeds are sure for the younger ones. I have slept on futons that were comfy. But airbeds are hard to get out of at my age heeheehee. The kitties are so cute. You sure have lots of fun things here. I hope you all stay healthy and your Sweetie gets well soon. Take care


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