Friday, December 10, 2021

Bribery (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.

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.


Today is:

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)

Anniversaries Today:

Mississippi becomes the 20th US State, 1817

Birthdays Today:

Raven-Symone, 1985

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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


  1. I didn't know that Santa's colour was a gift from Coca Cola. Thank you for that piece of trivia.

  2. Now I know that Santa Claus' costume was Coca Cola's idea. Happy weekend.

  3. They now lik you Mimi heheh!

    I liked your replies :-)

    Thats the best thing to do with gifts give them the cash to get what they want.

    Have a seasonaltastic weekend 👍

  4. Facinating name "Angel" must be a realy nice angel

  5. I did read somewhere about Coca Cola and Santa. Lovely TV adverts over here.

    God bless.

  6. If you feed kitties what they love they will accept you for sure. Cutie pies.

    Love your fill-ins and I'm enjoying the trivia fill-in the best. Learning lots of new things.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  7. Great photos of the kitties that know a kind person when they know you ~ Wonderful fill ins ~ Like the Coca Cola one ~ Xo

    Happy Weekend to you,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A creative Harbor)

  8. Cute kitties, that is good they don't hide from you. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I did not know that about Santa, I would have thought the red suit was around longer than that Have a nice weekend. XO

  9. buddy & angel....ewe noe what two day iz dont ewe !!! ???? get inta all KINDZ oh trubullz bee ;) ♥3♥

    happee weekend ☺☺♥♥

  10. Buddy and Angel look like cool cats! My cats would be the same. And I LOVE your fill-ins especially #1 and #4! Enjoy the cat sitting! We hope you have a marvellously happy weekend.

  11. Great fill ins.
    #4 It was actually an American cartoonist who first dressed Santa in red in the 19th century. I can't remember the date without looking it up. CocaCola adopted the red Santa for advertising in 1930 or thereabouts.
    Glad Buddy and Angel have become more friendly. It's amazing what food will do!

  12. My pet peeve is both the traffic, and it's first cousin the parking space search.

  13. I'm glad the kitties like their cat sitter now! Those were really good answers too!

  14. Great fill-ins this week. When we first moved to NW Arkansas I never thought traffic would be a problem. I was sooooo wrong.

  15. A few more weeks of wet food and Buddy and Angel might even come running when you open the cans. They may consent to be patted.

  16. You sure had a full day. Pizza is good. I liked your fill ins not so much, as I do not like Santa (shh don't tell anyone)


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