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.
This is Goliath, at the shelter. He's a really big cat, i tried to put my foot next to him to show his size, but he wants to be petted and won't hold still.
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 just can’t bring myself to _______________________.
2. I have a hankering for ___________________.
3. _________ changed my life.
4. At this stage of my life, I _________.
1. I just can’t bring myself to try to eat bugs, or something with bugs in it. Yes, i know all of the arguments for it, i just can't.
2. I have a hankering for coconut milk ice cream.
3. Too many things to count changed my life. Think about it, every choice made sends your life in one direction and not another, whether it's to marry or not, go to college or not, have kids or not, every choice changes your life.
4. At this stage of my life, I have no time for hating or for haters.
Wishing many happy returns of the day to my #1 Son, who is 30 today!
Atomic Bomb Day -- the first experimental bomb was set off today in 1945
Closet Space Appreciation Day -- if you have some, enjoy (we have tiny closets!)
Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel; related observances (many noting her relationship to Carmen, ancient goddess of healing and midwifery)
Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen -- Santurtzi, Basque Region, Spain
Lady of Carmen Day -- Chile
La Madonna della Carmine -- Naples, Italy (all of Italy, actually, but especially here)
Virgen Del Carmen -- Cetano, Puerto Rico
Fresh Spinach Day -- yippee!
Gentse Feesten -- Ghent, Belgium (a ten day music and theatre festival)
Ice Cream Cone Day -- this is one of the many days people say the confection was invented, so why not?
LaPaz Day -- Bolivia
Manu'a Cession Day -- American Samoa
National Corn Fritters Day
National Personal Chef Day -- some websites say Feb. 24, but since i'm not going to have one, you may celebrate it whichever you choose
Parking Meter Day -- the first parking meter was installed on this day in 1935 in Okalahoma City, OK
Petal-Hopping for Non-Starters Day -- Fairy Calendar
St. Eustathius' Day
Talk to a Telemarketer Day -- only if i can mess with his/her mind in some way!
Michael J. Fox marries Tracy Pollan, 1988
Mark Indelicato, 1994
Jayma Mays, 1979
Corey Feldman, 1971
Larry Sanger, 1968
Barry Sanders, 1968
Will Ferrell, 1967
Phoebe Cates, 1963
Michael Flatley, 1958
Stewart Copeland, 1952
Ruben Blades, 1948
Pinchas Zukerman, 1948
Bess Myerson, 1924
Ginger Rogers, 1911
"Miss Frances" Horwich, 1907
Barbara Stanwyck, 1907
Orville Reddenbacker, 1907
Roald Amundsen, 1872
Ida B. Wells, 1862
Mary Baker Eddy, 1821
Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723
Andrea del Sarto, 1486
"Golden Horseshoe Revue"(Disneyland show), 1955
The Catcher in the Rye(Publication date), 1951
"Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail"(Opera, Mozart K. 384), 1782
Today in History
The Islamic Calendar begins, 622
East-West Schism between the Eastern and Western Christian churches begin, 1054
The first banknotes in Europe are issued by the Swedish bank Stockholms Banco, 1661
Manchu Qing Dynasty naval forces under traitorous commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands, 1683
Father Junipero Serra founds California's first mission, Mission San Diego de Alcalá. Over the following decades, it evolves into the city of San Diego, 1769
First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Abduction from the Seraglio, 1782
The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declares its independence from the Spanish Crown, 1809
Emily Stowe becomes the first female physician licensed to practice medicine in Canada, 1880
The world's first parking meter is installed in the Oklahoma capital, Oklahoma City, 1935
The world's first nuclear weapon, the "atom bomb," is detonated in New Mexico, 1945
The storming of the cockpit of the Miss Macao passenger seaplane, operated by a subsidiary of the Cathay Pacific Airways, marks the first aircraft hijacking of a commercial plane, 1948
J.D. Salinger novel The Catcher in the Rye published by Little, Brown and Company, 1951
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes its very last "Big Tent" show in Pittsburgh, due to changing economics all subsequent circus shows will be held in arenas, 1956
USS George Washington (SSBN-598) a modified Skipjack class submarine successfully test fires the first Ballistic missile while submerged, 1960
The Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy opens, 1965
Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the Moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1969
Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister; he will be in office 22 years, Asia's longest-serving political leader, 1981
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collides with Jupiter (impacts continue until July 22), 1994
John F. Kennedy, Jr., piloting a Piper Saratoga aircraft, dies in a plane mishap over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, along with his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette, 1999
Chicago's Millenium Park is opened to the public, 2004
The funeral for the final heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Otto von Habsburg, occurs in Vienna, attended by monarchs and members of the political elite, 2011
NASA's Dawn space probe enters orbit around the protoplanet Vesta, 2011
Scientists reveal the first close-up pictures of Pluto, sent by the New Horizons probe, 2015
The BBC announces that the first ever female Doctor Who will be played by Jodie Whittaker, 2017
Scientists at the Carnegie Institute for Science announce the discovery of 12 more moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing the total of Jupiter’s known moons to 79, 2018