Friday, October 22, 2021

Tocktober, Enigma SissyCat (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.

 It's still Tocktober, and Charismatic Enigma SissyCat agreed to pose but only if i didn't make her get off of her box in the corner that made it hard to get a photo in the first place...


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 go-to place to purchase ______ is _________________.

2. _______________________immediately improves my mood.

3. I think _________ is really spooky.

4. I wish I had a magical potion for _________.

1. My go-to place to purchase   cat litter  is   Wal-Mart, since i only use their clumping brand, Special Kitty.  It works and it's the best value i've found for the stuff.

2. Prayer  immediately improves my mood.   Especially the "give me patience!" prayers when driving (i say a lot of those!).

3. I think   coming home alone late at night to a dark, empty house  is really spooky.

4. I wish I had a magical potion for   making everyone follow The Golden Rule (treat others the way you would want to be treated in that circumstance).


Today is:

Abu Simbel Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (along with Feb. 22, the day when the sunlight fell perfectly on the statues of Ramses, Ra, and Amun at the temple complex)

Caps Lock Day -- celebrating life in screaming CAPITALS (i'd include a link to the promo site, but it's rather annoying)

Clean Up the Earth Day -- begun because having only one Earth Day a year doesn't give enough emphasis to the amount of work that needs to be done

Color Day -- a day to consider how color affects your life, health, and world

Eat a Pretzel Day -- unclaimed sponsorship; does anyone else suspect that pretzel makers know how to spread stuff around the internet, too?

International Stuttering Awareness Day -- information here     

Jidai Matsuri -- Kyoto, Japan (Festival of the Eras or Festival of the Ages)

National Knee Day -- take care of your knees, and they will take care of you!

National Nut Day -- UK & US (also now celebrated around the world) (launched by Liberation Foods CIC, a fair trade nut company, urging us to celebrate fairly traded nuts and swap out a nut based burger for a meat based meal, at least for today, or grab a handful of nutritious almonds or walnuts or your own favorite mix; if you don't like nuts, you can just choose to go be one, instead) 

Provincial Anniversary Day -- Hawke's Bay, NZ

Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar

Smart is Cool Day -- and i don't know who started this one, but i'd say someone tired of being made fun of for being a bookworm

St. Mary Salome's Day (Patron of Veroli, Italy)

Ventiane Boat Racing Festival -- Ventiane, Laos

Anniversaries Today:

John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope, 1978

Toastmasters International founded, 1924

The first Metropolitan Opera House in NYC opens, performing Faust, 1883

Birthdays Today:

Carlos Mencia, 1967

Valeria Golino, 1966

Brian Boitano, 1963

Jeff Goldblum, 1952

Deepak Chopra, 1946

Catherine Deneuve, 1943

Jan De Bont, 1943

Annette Funicello, 1942

Tony Roberts, 1939

Derek Jacobi, 1938

Christopher Lloyd, 1938

Timothy Leary, 1920

Joan Fontaine, 1917

Robert Capa, 1913

Curly Howard, 1903

George Beadle, 1903

N. C. Wyeth, 1882

Sarah Bernhardt, 1844

Franz Liszt, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Me and Bessie"(Musical), 1975

"Take Me Along"(Musical), 1959

"The Far Off Hills"(Play), 1928

Today in History:

The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire, 362

Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto), 794

Battle of the Southern Fujian Sea, Ming Dynasty wins a victory against the Dutch East India Company, 1633

Princeton University is chartered, 1746

Andre-Jacques Trim becomes the first sky diver, parachuting over Paris from a balloon, 1797

Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas, 1836

First telegraph line linking US east and west coasts of the US is completed, 1861

First concert performance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1881

World's first automobile dealer opens in London, 1897

President Hoover gives the "American system of rugged individualism" speech, 1928

The FBI ambushes Pretty Boy Floyd, 1934

First commercial flight from the mainland to Hawai'i, 1936

Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turns down the honor, 1964

A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official Flag of Canada, 1964

The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus, 1975Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it 

is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs, although the dye is still used in Canada, 1976

Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms, 2005

A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama, 2006

India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1, 2008

North Korea gives the US permission to search for the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War, 2011

Six Italian scientists are convicted of manslaughter for their failure to predict the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake, 2012

The Parliament of the UK approves the Brexit deal to leave he EU but refuses the legislation to fast track it to meet the Oct. 31 deadline, 2019


  1. The back view of Charismatic Enigma looks so rounded. Great fill-ins.


  3. I like your golden rule wish. And share it.

  4. A relaxed cat indeed. Why move?

    God bless.

  5. Nothing phses Sisycat not even a chance to pose heheh!

    I liked your replies and you are so right with #4

    Have a charismatictastic week 👍

  6. Nice fill-in answers. Rock and roll music usually lifts my mood, although sometimes it takes a while, it depends on what brought the mood down in the first place.

  7. At least Sissycat gave you a tock-tober pose, albeit begrudgingly.

  8. A great shot of your precious kitty. I love kitties.

    Love your fill-ins, especially the last one. You and I were on the same page on that one.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  9. Nice tocks SissyCat. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. The world would be a better place if everyone did follow The Golden Rule. I only use Walmart litter too, but I like the clay one. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

  10. sissy cat thatz a grate tocks shot !!!! we noe derby and ducky iz most happee ewe helped em sell a brate de day !! ~~~ ☺☺♥♥

  11. Cute SissyCat! and I LOVE your fill-ins- especially #4!

  12. Those were really good answers and SissyCat, you done good girl!

  13. I wish you had a magical potion that makes everyone follow the Golden Rule, too.

  14. Charismatic Enigma SissyCat rocks the tocs (hee! Hee!) and I have to agree with you on your fill-in #1! That's our brand too.

  15. You managed a very sweet kitty photo and lovely fillins too ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. SissyCat is sure a photo op for you. :-) I love your fill in's. We hav had so much going on so I have been away. Thankful God has answeered many prayers and we are so much better. Plus our youngest daughter and her husband are visiting from western NY. Love visiitng you here. Enjoy your weekend too.


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