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.
Buddy and Angel, the cats i will be cat-sitting this weekend, have decided i am tolerable since i distribute the coveted wet food.
They no longer stay UTB (under the bed) when i am in the house.
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 biggest pet peeve at Christmastime is ________________________.
2. _________________ is on my list to Santa.
3. My Christmas to-do list still includes _________.
4. A random piece of Christmas trivia that I know is _________.
1. My biggest pet peeve at Christmastime is traffic. Of course, that’s my pet peeve any time.
2. Being able to find something to give Grandma is on my list to Santa.
3. My Christmas to-do list still includes a trip to the bank for the gifts for the children (heaven only knows what they want, i give them cash and let them enjoy themselves, and they don’t end up with a sweater they’ll never wear).
4. A random piece of Christmas trivia that I know is it was the Coca Cola company that first dressed Santa in their signature color, Coca Cola Red. They plastered his picture in that color all over the place, and he's been associated with it ever since.
Anniversary of the Victory over Daesh/ISIS -- Iraq
Chief Red Cloud Day -- marking the Sioux leader's death in 1909; defender of Native rights, son of Lone Man and Walks As She Thinks
Constitution Day -- Thailand
Dewey Decimal System Day -- anniversary of Melvil Dewey's birth
Do Something Wild and Crazy with Velveeta Day -- guess they mean besides turn it into Hillbilly Hor d'oeuvres (melted with Rotel and served with chips)
Fetes de l'Escalade -- Geneva, Switzerland (Scaling, or Climbing Day; celebrating the defeat of the Duke of Savoy's troops; through Sunday)
Human Rights and Peace Day -- Kiribati
International Animal Rights Day
International Human Rights Day -- anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948
Jane Addams Day -- Hull House Museum, Chicago, IL, US (sponsored by the American Association of University Women-Illinois)
Lux Mundi -- Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring Libertas as the bringer of light into the world)
Namibian Women's Day -- Namibia
National Lager Day
National Salesperson's Day -- US (begun by Maura Schreier-Fleming, and listed on various days depending on whom you ask)
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day -- any country that dares to celebrate may claim this one
Nobeldagen -- Sweden (Alfred Nobel Day, presentations of the Nobel Prizes at the Stockholm Concert Hall)
Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony -- Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway
Official Lost and Found Day -- why is this one official? information here
Sister-Friend Day -- internet generated, but if you have a sister who is a good friend to you, it's worth celebrating
St. Eulalia of Merida's Day (Patron of runaways, torture victims, widows; Merida, Spain; Oviedo, Spain)
Whirling Dervishes Festival -- Konya, Turkey (through the 17th)
Mississippi becomes the 20th US State, 1817
Bobby Flay, 1964
Kenneth Branagh, 1960
Susan Dey, 1952
Gloria Loring, 1946
Dan Blocker, 1928
Harold Gould, 1923
Dorothy Lamour, 1914
Chet Huntley, 1911
Hermes "Pan" Panagiotopolous, 1909
Mary Norton, 1903
Melvil Dewey, 1851
Emily Dickinson, 1830
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, 1787
"Wings Over America"(Album release), 1976
Lawrence of Arabia(Film), 1962
"The Mighty Mouse Playhouse" (TV), 1955
Grand Ole Opry (first radio broadcast), 1927
Today in History:
Martin Luther publicly burns the papal edict demanding that he recant, 1520
Isaac Newton's paper De Motu Corporum in Gyrum, containing the derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley, 1684
The Massachusetts Bay Colony becomes the first American Colonial government to borrow money, 1690
The metric system is formally established in France, 1799
The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London, 1868
Women's suffrage is granted in Wyoming Territory, the first in the US, 1869
Women are granted suffrage in Tasmania, 1902
The 10,000,000th Model T Ford is assembled, 1915
The Grand Ole Opry makes its radio debut, in Nashville, Tn, 1927
UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
Ralph J Bunche becomes the first black to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, 1950
The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan's proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia, 1981
The last shift leaves Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland; the closure of the 156-year-old pit marks the end of the old County Durham coalfield, which had been in operation since the Middle Ages, 1993
An archive documenting the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda is revealed in the capital city of Kigali, 2010
Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company, 2013
Governor Jerry Brown tours Southern Californian wildfires and declares them "the new normal", 2017
The first fully electric commercial plane, a retrofitted seaplane, completes its test flight in Vancouver, 2019