Friday, October 15, 2021

Tocktober, Tripod SissyCat and Mr. Jimmy (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.

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.


Today is:

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)

     Winter's Day

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   

Birthdays Today:

Paige Davis, 1969

Sarah Ferguson, 1959

Emeril Lagasse,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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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


Elephant's Child said...

I quite like most bugs - but agree with your other fill ins.

Style said...

What cuties!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

You have lovely cats.

God bless.

stevebethere said...

Aww! They LQQK soooo cute heheh!

I liked your replies I hate bugs etc too I run a mile heheh!

Have a buglesstastic weekend 👍

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Ugh! bugs, aka roaches is the only bug to make my skin crawl as well. Earwicks are runners-up, but only because I once ate some, Urgh!
Thank you for all those lists!

Sandee said...

Love the tocks and love your fill-ins. I had a tough time this week. Oh well.

I hope you can grab a nap this weekend.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

Susan Kane said...

So many special day, and I am big on cake decorating.

pilch92 said...

Very nice tocks from all- cute tails too. :) Thank you for participating in the fil-ins, great answers. I have only seen roaches when I worked in a bad part of the city- I am glad we seem to not have them in my area. I love naps too. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

Kathe W. said...

Darling trio! Your fill-ins a spot on! Have a lovely day!

Brian said...

Those were nice tocks gang and the fill-in answers were great!

carol l mckenna said...

Whatever kind of tail ~ the trio is awesome ~ sweet kitties and great fill ins ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Karen BakingInATornado said...

Generally nuts but not necessarily clinically nuts, that's both hysterical and profound. I can relate.

River said...

Mr Jimmy has a gorgeous coat and I'm betting there is a soft fluffy under coat, just like my Angel had.
I like your fill-in answers. I'm not a fan of roaches either and just last month put roach baits all over because I killed a huge roach in my kitchen.

Anne Robinson said...

Great fill in's! I love cats so enjoyed youe post here. I was sad to hear of the passing of Thelma Lou (Betty Lynn) at age 95. From the Mayberry clan . We still love Andy and Barney and all the Cast. :-)