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.
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)
George W. Bush marries Laura Welch, 1977
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
"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