Friday, September 3, 2021

Playtime! (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 pictures aren’t so great, but someone wanted to play.


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. _________________________ is more fun than a barrel monkeys.

2. One should take time to _________________________ every day.

3. I hesitate to _________ because _________.

4. Is it time for _________ yet?

1. Reading and writing  is more fun than a barrel monkeys.  (A barrel of monkeys would take too much cleaning up after!)

2. One should take time to   pray and be thankful for all of your blessings  every day.

3. I hesitate to   make plans and count of them coming true  because   you just never know what The A-mighty has in mind.

4. Is it time for   autumn and the end of hurricane season  yet?


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Taiwan

Blackpool Illuminations -- The Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, England (five miles of spectacular lighting; through Jan. 2, 2022)

     extended by 2 months so as to keep crowds smaller and allow all to come and remain socially distant

Bring Your Manners To Work Day -- sad that we even have to have this one, isn't it?

Cromwell's Day -- The Cromwell Association holds a service at his statue on his death date

Day to Mourn All Manifestations of Sexism -- in honor of passage of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Day of Universal Alarm -- Fairy Calendar (no one remembers what to be alarmed about, which is what is so alarming, at least to the Fairies)

Dri-jerbal -- Marshall Islands (Labor Day)

Feast of San Marino and the Republic -- San Marino (A/K/A National Day)

Flag Day -- Australia

Lazy Moms Day -- a day for mom to be lazy, and let the kids do the housework!

Macchina di Santa Rosa -- Viterbo, Italy (St. Rose, patron of the city, celebration begins this evening at 9pm sharp)

Merchant Navy Remembrance Day -- Canada

National Doodle Day -- UK (fundraiser for Epilepsy Action)    

National Welsh Rarebit Day

National Wilderness Day -- US (commemorates passage of The Wilderness Act in 1964)

Paryushana Parva -- Jain (start of the 8 day festival signifying human emergence into a new world of spiritual and moral refinement and a celebration of the natural qualities of the soul; the final day is Samvatsari, the most important day and focused on forgiveness)

Skyscraper Day -- birth anniversary of Louis H. Sullivan in 1856, architect credited with some of the first skyscrapers

St. Gregory the Great's Day (Inventor of Gregorian Chant; Patron of choir boys, educators, masons, musicians, papacy, Popes, schoolchildren, singers, stone masons, stonecutters, students, teachers; England; Kercem, Malta; Legazpi, Philippines; Montone, Italy; San Gregorio nelle Alpi, Italy; West Indes; against gout and plague)

St. Marinus' Day (Patron and founder of San Marino; also Patron of bachelors, deacons, and falsely accused people)

Tokehega Day -- Tokalau (remembrance of the Treaty of Tokehega)

Birthdays Today:

Shaun White, 1986

Kiran Desai, 1971

Charlie Sheen, 1965

Valerie Perrine, 1943

Pauline Collins, 1940

Eileen Brennan, 1937

Alison Lurie, 1926

Anne Jackson, 1926

Mort Walker, 1923

Kitty Carlisle Hart, 1914

Alan Ladd, 1913

Edward Albert Filene, 1860

Louis Henry Sullivan, 1856

John Humphrey Noyes, 1811

Prudence Crandall, 1803

Anna, Duchess of Bedford, 1783 (in 1840, she began the tradition of afternoon tea)

Nicolo Amati, 1596

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Search for Tomorrow"(TV), 1951

"Poppy"(Musical), 1923

"Funf Orchestrerstucke/Five Pieces for Orchestra"(Schoenberg Op. 16), 1913

"What Every Woman Knows"(Play), 1908

The New York Sun(Newspaper, first of what was to become the Penny Press newspapers), 1833

"Uncle Sam"(Image first used), 1813

Today in History:

Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, is defeated in the Battle of Naulochus by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, which ends the resistance to the Second Triumvirate, BC36

Saint Marinus founds San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world's oldest republic still in existence, 301

Consecration of Pope Gregory the Great, 590

King Richard I (the Lionheart) crowned, and 30 Jews are massacred as part of the celebration, 1189

Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of England, 1658

The first large group of Swiss and German colonists reach the shores of North and South Carolina areas, 1709

The Flag of the United States is flown in battle for the first time, 1777

Signing of the Treaty of Paris, end of the US Revolutionary War, 1783

John Dalton, English scientist begins using symbols to represent different atomic elements, 1803

The first daily newspaper, a "penny paper", that actually succeeded, The Sun (New York), begins publication, as well as employing the first paper boys, 1833

Outbreak of the Greek revolution against the autocratic rule of King Otto, 1843

William, Prince of Albania, leaves the country after six months because of opposition to his rule, 1914

Sir Malcolm Campbell reaches a speed of 304.331 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300 mph, 1935

68th and final transport of Dutch Jews, including Anne Frank and her family/friends, leaves for Auschwitz, 1944

Wally Gator premiers, 1962

Dagen H in Sweden: traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight, 1967

The Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars, 1976

Russia and the People's Republic of China agree not to target each other with nuclear weapons, 1994

An 87-automobile pile-up happens on Highway 401 freeway just East of Windsor, Ontario, Canada after an unusually thick fog from Lake St. Clair, 1999

Iran's Parliament approves the first woman minister in 30 years, confirming the appointment of Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi as Minister of Health, 2009

The mobile division of Nokia is purchased by Microsoft for $7.2billion, 2013

Chris the sheep breaks the world record for biggest shorn fleece (40kg / 88lb) near Canberra, Australia, 2015

A 1.4 ton WWII bomb is defused in Frankfurt, Germany with 60,000 people evacuated beforehand as a precaution, 2017

Curators at St. John's College, Annapolis, announce the discovery of a previously unknown text by John Locke, "Reasons for tolerating Papists equally with others," an argument for religious tolerance, 2019


Elephant's Child said...

Those playful paws are enchanting...

stevebethere said...

LOL thos photos were comical I love seeing cats play heheh!

Have a playfultastic weekend Mimi 👍

Victor S E Moubarak said...

One should take time to pray and be thankful for all of your blessings every day.

Amen, Mimi. God bless you.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Love those little paws peeping out from under the door.

Sandee said...

Aw, love it when they play under the door. So cute.

Love your fill-ins. You and I are much alike.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

A barrel of monkeys? Never heard of this before it sounds noisy, funny and messy!

Nancy Chan said...

That must be a playful kitty. Playing with kitty is fun and good for de-stressing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Brian said...

That playtime looks like fun and your answers were good ones!

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

I love the kitten under the door! It reminds me of so many cats! And your fill-ins rock! We will purray that #4 happens for you and everyone this year! It has been an awful summer.

UP said...

cats can be so much fun. and if those are terazzo floors, I'm green with envy...and

1. _Euchre is more fun than a barrel monkeys.

2. One should take time to __pray_ every day.

3. I hesitate to __express my opinion because _people are so touchy.

4. Is it time for pumpkin pie yet?

pilch92 said...

Cute kitty photos. :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Good point about the monkeys. I hope you don't get anymore hurricanes. We are having a perfect fall day today in Massachusetts, nice to have window opens instead of a/c. Have a great weekend. XO

River said...

Your photos remind me of Angel who used to chase the drying cloth back and forth through the tiny gap between the floor and the glass shower screen.