Friday, September 10, 2021

Because He Was There (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.

As i hunted for a victim photographic subject, the only one i came across was Dansig.


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. My cure for the hiccups is __________________________________.

2. I am currently watching ( or reading) _____________________________.

3. I would recommend _________ to anyone who _________.

4. I can do without _________ as long as _________.

1. My cure for the hiccups is   really weird.  Get a glass of water, stick your thumbs in your ears, bend over and grab the glass with your fingertips, and drink from the far edge so you are drinking upside down.  It works, just drink slowly so you don't spill the water all over yourself.

2. I am currently reading  Fresh Faith by Jim Cymbala and The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World by Melissa Kruger (our current Ladies' Circle book).

3. I would recommend   prayer  to anyone who   is breathing.

4. I can do without   most cleaning products  as long as   i have either Lysol or Clorox, they will clean just about anything in a pinch as well or better than some of the "specialty" cleaners.


Today is:

Dia del Nino -- Honduras (Children's Day)

Harvest Home Nibbling Contest  -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

Heritage Open Days -- UK  (What's on your doorstep?  Go find out, explore for free places that often charge admission or are not usually open to the public, castles to cottages to battlefields, all over the country; through the 19th)

National Day -- Gibraltar

National Hug Your Boss Day (some claim this began in the UK, others say it was started by and is to be celebrated everywhere, but no matter what nation you live in, be careful with this holiday!  website here)

Saint George's Caye Day -- Belize (National Day)

Samvatsari -- Jain (final and most important day of the Paryushana Parva, the day focused on forgiveness)

Sewing Machine Day -- date of issuance of an early sewing machine patent, to Elias Howe; some sites call this "Sew Be It! Day"

Swap Ideas Day -- Robert L. Birch of Puns Corp wants people to explore ways in which their ideas can be put to work to benefit all humanity and develop incentives to encourage using our creative imaginations

St. Finian's Day (Patron of Ulster, Irland)

St. Nicholas of Tolentino's Day (Patron of animals, baby, dying people, mariners/sailors, sick animals; Albi, Italy; Cabanatuan, Philippines; Guimbai, Philippines; Lambuna, Philippines; Mati, Philippines; Tandag, Philippines; Toentino, Italy)

Teacher's Day -- China

TV Dinner Day

World Suicide Prevention Day -- a great resource is here

Birthdays Today:

Clark Johnson, 1964

Randy Johnson, 1963

Colin Firth, 1960

Amy Irving, 1953

Joe Perry, 1950

Judy Geeson, 1948

Jose Feliciano, 1945

Stephen Jay Gould, 1941

Karl Lagerfeld, 1938

Charles Kuralt, 1934

Roger Maris, 1934

Arnold Palmer, 1929

Rin Tin Tin, 1918

Fay Wray, 1907

Adele Astaire, 1896

Elsa Schiaparelli, 1890

Franz Werfel, 1890

Ian Fleming, 1888

Isaac Kauffman Funk, 1839

Marie Laveau, 1801

Carter Braxton, 1736

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The X Files"(TV), 1993

"Gentle Ben"(TV), 1967

"The Road Runner Show"(TV), 1966

"Gunsmoke"(TV), 1955

"Benvenuto Cellini(Berlioz opera), 1838

Today in History:

The Battle of Marathon takes places between the forces of the Persian Empire and those of Athens, BC490*

An earthquake known as "The Lesser Judgment Day" hits Istanbul, 1509

John Smith is elected president of Jamestown, Va., Colony Council, 1608

Nathan Hale answers the call of George Washington for a volunteer spy, 1776

Simón Bolívar is named President of Peru, 1823

Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine, 1846

George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora, 1858

Lincoln Highway, the first paved coast-to-coast road in the US, opens, 1913

Austria and the Allies sign the Treaty of Saint-Germain recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, 1919

20 African-American students enter public schools in Alabama, 1963

Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France, 1977

Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations, 2002

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland, 2008

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres makes an urgent call for a climate change conference saying "climate change is moving faster than we are," 2018

*actual date disputed, but it was the 9th day of the 9th moon on their calendar


  1. Dansig makes a wonderful photographic subject.

  2. Dansig is beautiful.
    I am certain that I would pour water all over myself if I tried your hiccup cure. Fortunately I rarely get them - and never for long.

  3. It is always nice to see Dansig. I would get myself tied up in knots trying to to stop my hiccups like that. Holding my breath usually works for me.

  4. Prayer to everyone who is breathing.

    God bless.

  5. Aww! Dansig thinking how very dare you heheh!

    Your hiccup remedy did meke me giggle lol

    Have a hiccuplesstastic weekend 👍

  6. Using your hiccup remedy whilst reading the detailed instructions guarantees a soaking! Nice-hic-one Mimi.

  7. Good heavens. My boss & I are friends but no WAY am I hugging him! What a less-than-stellar idea...

  8. Dansig is so precious ~ love his colors ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. 1. My cure for the hiccups is a spoon full of sugar swallowed all at once.

    2. I am currently read a mew book on Kindle about WWII--fiction.

    3. I would recommend Malcolm Gladwell podcasts to anyone who is bored.

    4. I can do without the outdoors as long as a few days.

  10. Aw on Dansig. I always enjoy seeing one of your kitties.

    Love your fill-ins and am getting a kick out of all the different ways to get rid of the hiccups. Yours is most unusual, but if it works it's a keeper.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  11. Those were really good answers. Howdy Dansig!

  12. Great kitty and very interesting fill in, hmmmm

  13. Dansig is a cutie. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Now that is a cure I have not heard of- now I want to have hiccups to try it. :) Your book club choice sounds good. My go to cleaner is dishwasher liquid mixed with water- it gets everything out. I used it when Polar Bear used to sneeze all over the walls and it was hard to get off unless I sprayed with that. Have a nice weekend. XO

  14. wavez two ewe dansig; hope yur week end total lee rox anda happee eat all ewe want perch pizza pie day !! :) ☺☺♥♥

  15. I think you will enjoy this weeks offering.

  16. I'm sort of torn between agreeing to try your hiccup cure and seeing about having you committed . . .

  17. Danzig is such a lovely cat- I miss our Orange kitty Larry the Lion! Your answers were great- I have tried that hiccup cure and does indeed work! Cheers!


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