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.
For Tocktober, we have tocks from Tripod SissyCat and Mr. Jimmy (Ms. RW’s cat). Why yes, Mr. Jimmy does have a bobbed tail.
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. ___________________makes my skin crawl.
2. I enjoy ____________________.
3. I consider myself _________.
4. _________ and _________ are not a good mix.
1. Ugh! bugs (roaches, so called because when you see them you say, Ugh! a bug!) make(s) my skin crawl.
2. I enjoy an afternoon nap, when i can get one.
3. I consider myself generally nuts but not necessarily clinically nuts.
4. Driving long distances and lack of sleep are not a good mix.
Cayenne Festival -- French Guiana (celebration of the capital city)
Day of Hommage for the late King Father -- Cambodia (Norodom Sihanouk)
Dine with TV Dinners on the Floor Night -- probably started by someone who wanted to see how many websites would be crazy enough to even list this
Durga Puja -- Hindu (start of the five day celebration of the goddess Durga)
Feast of the Three Noble Ladies -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (female pharoahs; date approximate)
Fete Nationale de l'Evacuation -- Tunisia (Evacuation Day, celebrates the day all foreign military finally and fully left)
Global Handwashing Day -- International (scrub up! prevent the spread of germs)
Guangzhou Autumn Trade Fair -- Guangzhou, China (through Nov. 15)
Ides of October -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also on this date
Harvest Festival of Mars
Ludi Capitolini (games in honor of Jupiter)
Mahakiki -- Hawai'ian New Year Season (a four month season where warfare is forbidden and many ceremonies take place; begins around the time of the first sighting of the Pleiades in the Northern Hemisphere)
Mammography Day -- the third Friday of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mertz of All Possible Mertzes -- internet generated and on the day "I Love Lucy" premiered; i guess Fred and Ethel were the definition of what a Mertz should be!
National Cake Decorating Day -- again, because every website gives a different date
National Cheese Curd Day
National Chicken Cacciatore Day
National Grouch Day -- sponsored by Alan Miller, chairman of the board of NAG (National Association of Grouches)
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day -- US
National Mushroom Day
National Roast Pheasant Day
National Tree Planting Day -- Sri Lanka
Newspaper Week -- Japan
Poetry Day -- birth anniversary of the Roman poet Virgil
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day -- Canada; NSW, Australia; UK; US
Rectification Day -- Burkina Faso
Rainbow Pickling Day -- Fairy Calendar
Sewing Lovers' Day -- internet generated, as those who love to sew deserve a day to celebrate
St. Teresa of Avila's Day (Founder of the Reformation of the Discalces[Barefoot] Carmelites; Patron of lace makers/workers, people in need of grace, people in religious orders, people ridiculed for their piety, sick people; Amos, Canada; Berzano di Tortona, Italy; Pozega, Croatia; Spain; against bodily ills, headaches, sickness, the death of parents)
Teacher's Day -- Brazil
White Cane Safety Day -- US (celebrating the achievements of the blind/visually impared, and recognizing the white cane as the symbol of their independence)
Wishbones for Pets begins -- US program asking professional pet sitters to gather pet supplies and donations for homeless pets through Thanksgiving
World Rural Women's Day/International Day of Rural Women -- UN; related observance
Mother's Day -- Malawi
World Student Day -- International Fellowship of Evangelical Students
Paige Davis, 1969
Sarah Ferguson, 1959
Tanya Roberts, 1955
Tito Jackson, 1953
Richard Carpenter, 1946
Victor Banerjee, 1946
Jim Palmer, 1945
Penny Marshall, 1942
Linda Lavin, 1937
Lee Iacocca, 1924
Mario Puzo, 1920
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., 1917
John Kenneth Galbraith, 1908
Marty Mann, 1904
P.G. Wodehouse, 1881
Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, 1872
John L. Sullivan, 1858
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844
Publius Vergilius Maro / Virgil, 70BCE
"The Untouchables"(TV), 1959
"I Love Lucy"(TV), 1951
"Abe Lincoln in Illinois"(Play), 1938
To Have and Have Not(Publication date), 1937
"La Mer/The Sea"(Debussy orchestral composition), 1905
Today in History:
Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals, 533
Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine," is staged in Paris, 1581
Asser Levy is granted a butcher's license for kosher meat in New Amsterdam, 1660
The Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon marks the first human ascent, by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, (tethered balloon), 1783
George Washington takes the first formal presidential tour, of New England, 1789
Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to the Island of St. Helena, 1815
Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of the work force, 1874
Edison Electric Light Company is incorporated, 1878
Koln cathedral is completed, 633 years after it was begun, 1880
The German dirigible "Graf Zeppelin' lands in Lakehurst, NJ, 1928
LaGuardia Airport opens, 1939
Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time, 1946
The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia, 1971
The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England, 1987
Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL, 1989
Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 1990
The first supersonic land speed record is set by Andy Green in ThrustSSC (United Kingdom), exactly 50 years and 1 day after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in the Earth's atmosphere, 1997
The Cassini probe launches from Cape Canaveral on its way to Saturn, 1997
NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter's moon Io, 2001
China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission, 2003
The final breakthrough occurs on the east bore of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in the Swiss Alps, now the world's longest railway tunnel, 2010
Actress Alyssa Milano tweets "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’", prompting a flood of replies across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, 2017
The government of Thailand issues an emergency decree banning public gatherings amid the increase in pro-democracy protests and criticism of the king, 2020