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.
Enigma SissyCat volunteered to be the cat of the day today. Then again, she thinks she's the cat of the day every day, and cat of the universe, too.
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. When I run out of _________, I use _________ as a substitute.
2. I don't understand why _________.
3. _________ is the best time to _________.
4. It seems like I'm the only one who _________.
1. When I run out of cat litter (which does not happen often), I use newspaper as a substitute.
2. I don't understand why The A-mighty had to make so many bugs.
3. A rainy day is the best time to take a nap.
4. It seems like I'm the only one who still makes the hojaldras for our family, and my brother, the children's Uncle J, is the only one who still makes the meat/rice dressing.
Assembly Line Workers' Day -- listed on many sites but no particular reason for it to be this day; then again, why not today?
Azhirnikhua -- Abkhazia (Day of World Creation)
Cakes and Ale Day -- emblems of the good life, a day to remember the good things we have, and be grateful
Celebration of the 2nd Week of Moonhopper -- Fairy Calendar
Daikoku Matsuri -- Kanda Myojin Shine, Tokyo, Japan (purification ceremony; through tomorrow)
Day of Defenders of the Native Land (Army Day) -- Uzbekistan
Feast of Divina Pastora -- Barquisimeto, Venezuela (religious procession attended by about 2 million people)
Feast of the Ass -- Medieval Christianity (commemorates the Flight Into Egypt)
International Kite Festival -- Jaipur and Ahmedabad, India
Lee-Jackson Day -- Virginia, US
Makar Sandranti -- India/Hindu Calendar (part of the sidereal solstice festivals)
National Dress Up Your Pet Day -- do you really dislike your pet this much?
National Forest Conservation Day -- Thailand
National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Niino no Yukimatsuri -- Izu shrine, Niino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan (snow festival with offerings made to bring a good harvest in the coming year; through tomorrow)
Organize Your Home Day -- another one that i can't figure out who started it, but i will say s/he was nuts to think this could be done in one day
Orthodox New Year -- RS, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Serbia
Pongal continues -- Tamil New Year, among the Tamil People (multiple day thanksgiving festival at the end of harvest)
Tamil Thai Pongal Day -- Sri Lanka
Maghi Parba/Maghe Sankranti -- Western Nepal
Ratification Day -- US (anniversary of the Treaty of Paris that recognized the independence of the US from England)
Revolution and Youth Day -- Tunisia
Sidereal Winter Solstice Celebrations -- throughout South and Southeast Asia
St. Felix of Nola's Day (Patron of domestic animals, eyes; Nola, Italy; against eye diseases, false witness, lies, perjury)
St. Sava's Day (Patron of Serbia and all Serbs)
Take a Missionary to Lunch Day -- to honor Albert Schweitzer's birth anniversary
Joe DiMaggio marries Marilyn Monroe, 1954
Kristin Cavallari, 1987
Jason Bateman, 1969
Emily Watson, 1967
Shepard Smith, 1964
Steven Soderbergh, 1963
Lawrence Kasdan, 1949
Carl Weathers, 1948
Nina Totenberg, 1944
Holland Taylor, 1943
Faye Dunaway, 1941
Jack Jones, 1938
Andy Rooney, 1919
William Bendix, 1906
John dos Passos, 1896
Hal Roach, 1892
Hugh Lofting, 1886
Albert Schweitzer, 1875
Thornton W. Burgess, 1874
Richard Felton Outcault, 1863
Matthew Fontaine Maury, 1806
Benedict Arnold, 1741
"The Bionic Woman"(TV), 1976
"Sanford and Son"(TV), 1972
"Sinfonia Antartica"(Vaughan Williams' 7th symphony), 1953
"Today Show"(TV), 1952
"Tosca"(Puccini Opera), 1900
Today in History:
The Knights Templar are formally approved by the Roman Catholic Church, 1129
Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery, 1514
Spain annexes Cuba, 1539
The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut, 1639
Massachusetts holds a day of fasting for wrongly accusing "witches", 1699
Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris, formally ending the American Revolutionary War, 1783
The US Supreme Court rules that racial separation on trains is unconstitutional, 1878
An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica, kills more than 1000, 1907
Henry Ford introduces the assembly line to the production of the Model-T, 1914
The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight, 1950
The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country's central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established, 1960
Toronto, Ontario Mayor Mel Lastman becomes the first mayor in Canada to call in the Army to help with emergency medical evacuations and snow removal after more than one meter of snow paralyzes the city, 1999
The national flag of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years, 2004
Landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan, 2005
The MESSENGER spacecraft performs a Mercury flyby, 2008
American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson become the first to successfully free-climb the Dawn Wall face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, 2015
The US National Safety Council publishes a report saying that, for the first time ever, an American’s chance of dying of an opioid overdose is greater than the chance of dying in a traffic accident, 2019
The Jeopardy "Greatest of all Time" tournament is won by 74 time champion Ken Jennings, 2020