Friday, July 16, 2021

Big Boy (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.

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!


Today is:

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!

Anniversary Today:

Michael J. Fox marries Tracy Pollan, 1988

Birthdays Today

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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


  1. Goliath does look like a big boy.
    Happy Birthday to your son.
    And hooray for having no time (and making no space) for hate.

  2. The name Goliath suits the big cat. Looks like a friendly cat. I can't bring myself to eat bugs too. Yes, to an ice cream, any flavour. Not worth to hate anyone.

  3. You mentioned 2 things I like - bugs, I ate a lot in China, and my famous home made coconut ice cream!

  4. What an apt name too Goliath heheh!

    I liked your replies especially #4

    A Happy Birthday to your son best wishes from London 👍

  5. That's a great name for a huge cat. He's handsome though.

    Love your fill-ins. We both want ice cream and we both have no time for haters.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  6. I saw a bigger cat the other day at the zoo. I'll stick with your little big cat, thank you very much.

  7. Goliath looks like a big sweetie. Those were good answers and we're sure with you on #4. Happy Birthday to #1 Son!!!

  8. Goliath is a lovely cat! Happy Happy Birthday to #1 Son and your answers are great- especially #4!!!

  9. Goliath is so handsome and sounds sweet. I hope he gets his forever home soon. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Good point about #3, every choice we make does change our life. I hope you have a nice weekend.XO

  10. Yuk, no bugs for me either! Goliath does look a big handsome boy. Happy birthday to your son.

  11. Goliath looks about the same size my Angel was. Happy Birthday to your son.

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  13. Happy Birthday to your son ~ Sweet kitty and neat photos ~ lovely fill'ins ~ Xo

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  14. Goliath and his name are so perfect! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I also cannot bring myself to eat bugs in any form, but I do have some coconut milk ice cream in my freezer, so I'll go ahead and eat that. Have a wonderful week!


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