Friday, November 5, 2021

Side-Eye (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.

Link Linker the Stinker, giving me a bit of the side eye as i snapped his photo:


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. Something I lost, and was never able to find was ___________________.

2. When ________________, I want to _________________.

3. _________ doesn’t bother me.

4. I don’t handle _________ very well.

1. Something I lost, and was never able to find was   my sanity.  That got lost when i had kids, and it has never turned up again.  That's okay, everyone knows i'm generally nuts, not clinically nuts.

2. When   morning comes too early,   I want to   get home early and get a nap (and on occasion, i do!).

3. Other people not being vegetarian  doesn’t bother me.   Some vegetarians believe everyone needs to be just the same, but i disagree.  My diet is for my health, and not everyone has my health problems, so not everyone needs my diet.

4. I don’t handle   really bad traffic when i have an appointment and i left early just in case and i'm still going to be barely on time  very well.


Today is:

Arbor Day -- Samoa

Breeder's Cup World Championship -- Del Mar, CA, US (the world's best horses compete in 14 races; through tomorrow)

Chinggis Khan's (Genghis Khan) Birthday -- Mongolia (also National Pride Day)

Conmemoracion Patriotica en la Ciudad de Colon -- Panama

Day of the First Shout for Independence -- El Salvador

Deepavali/Diwali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (second day of the festival)

     Kukur Tihar/Kukur Puja -- Day of Dogs

     Jain New Year

Egyptian Day -- Medieval Europe day of bad forturne (common saying on this day was, "Notwithstanding, I will trust the Lord.")

Festival of Amun -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Guy Fawkes' Day -- Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador; New Zealand; UK; a/k/a Gunpowder Day, bonfires celebrate that Guy Fawkes plot did not succeed; related famous celebrations

     Burning of the Tar Barrels -- Ottery St. Mary, Devon, UK (17 barrels soaked in tar are lit outside 17 taverns and carried through the town)

     Lewes Bonfire Night -- Lewes, East Sussex, UK

     Turning the Devil's Stone -- Shebbear, Devon, UK (erratic stone, possibly from an Ice Age deposit, turned every year on this day to assure good forturne)

Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Awareness And Appreciation Day -- US

National Hot Sauce Day

Nones of November -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Popes Day -- US name for the remembrance of Guy Fawkes' Day

St. Elizabeth's Day and St. Zechariah's Day -- parents of John the Baptist (Elizabeth is Patron of pregnant women)

Wet Wellington Day -- Fairy Calendar (Imps and Gremlins; they really love it when this falls on a Wednesday)

World Community Day -- sponsored by Church Women United to focus on justice and peace through non-violent means;  this year's theme is "Through G-d Our Hands Can Heal"

Wuwuchim Fire Ceremonies begin -- Hopi Native American (dating approximate, as these ceremonies are now mostly closed to outsiders, a celebration of Masaw, god of death, and Spider Woman, the earth mother; a 16 day festival and manhood ceremony for adolescent boys)

Anniversary Today:

George W. Bush marries Laura Welch, 1977

Birthdays Today:

Kevin Jonas, 1987

Corin Nemec, 1971

Judy Reyes, 1967

Tatum O'Neal, 1963

Tilda Swinton, 1960

Bryan Adams, 1959

Bill Walton, 1952

Peter Noone, 1947

Sam Shepard, 1943

Art Garfunkel, 1941

Elke Sommer, 1940

Geoffrey Wolff, 1937

Ike Turner, 1931

Vivien Leigh, 1913

Roy Rogers, 1911

Joel McCrea, 1905

Strom Thurmond, 1902

Raymond Loewy, 1893

Will Durant, 1885

Ida M. Tarbell, 1857

Eugene Debs, 1855

Debuting/Premiering Today

"Into the Woods"(Sondheim musical), 1987

"Fifth of July"(Wilson play), 1980

"The Nat King Cole Show, 1956

The New York Weekly Journal(first edition), 1733

Today in History:

Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China, 1228

Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier (Brittany); it is the first Breton dictionary as well as the first French dictionary, 1499

St. Felix's Flood ravages the Dutch coast and destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands, 1530

The Gunpowder Plot, in which Catholics were trying to blow up the English Parliament, is foiled, 1605

The first post office in the Colonies is opened in the home of Richard Fairbanks, 1639

Susan B. Anthony is arrested for trying to vote in Rochester, NY, 1871

The first US patent for a gasoline driven motor car is granted to George B. Selden, 1895

Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena from Sheepshead Bay, NY, completing the first transcontinental plane flight, in 49 days, 1911

Colombia joins the United Nations, 1945

USS Rentz, USS Reeves and USS Oldendorf visit Qingdao (Tsing Tao) China — the first US Naval visit to China since 1949, 1986

André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada, but is thwarted when the Prime Minister's wife locks the door, 1995

Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial, 2006

China's first lunar satellite, Chang'e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon, 2007

Collins Dictionary names "binge-watch" the word of the year, followed by "transgender", 2015

NASA's Voyager 2 probe leaves the solar system, becoming the second human-made object to reach interstellar space, 2018


  1. Link is gorgeous, so fluffy :)

  2. Link is lovely.
    I am with you about your third fill in. Vegetarianism is right for me, but I don't insist on it being right for anyone else.

  3. I never, ever laugh or jeer at people misplacing things, because of my answer to number 1:
    1. Something I lost, and was never able to find was a brand new mailbox for opur house. It's still missing now 18 years later.

  4. LOL @ Link Linker the Stinker and a poser heheh!

    I liked your replies I agree with you on #3 well said

    Have a linkerstinkertastic weekend 👍

  5. That is a beautiful cat. My sister in law and family are vegetarian. Whenever we dine with her, we will go for vegetarian. No problem with us.

  6. Link is awdorable even if perhaps a stinker! Your fill ins are great- especially re:vegetarian- I never question folks food preferences- none of my business! Have a lovely not so crazee day!

  7. Good looking kitty and I love your fill-ins. I hate the traffic too. We always leave early so we aren't late. We don't work anymore so we have this issue anymore.

    I love it how many live their lives a certain way and think everyone else needs to do the same. I like your approach. Everyone has their own way.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Love and hugs, my friend. ♥

  8. Your viewpoint about being a vegetarian is my viewpoint about life. I make choices just like everyone else. I see no reason why everyone needs to make the same choices I do, we're all different and it's those differences that make life interesting.

  9. Link and my Brody could be twins. :) Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I think you are sane. And I admire that you are a vegetarian. Have a nice weekend. XO

  10. Link really does look fabulous! Those were good answers, we don't like traffic messes either.

  11. Link has beautiful eyes. Love your answer regarding naps.. my favorite time of day! ~hehehehe~ Have a great weekend!


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