Friday, March 18, 2022

Link Linker the Stinker (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 volunteered to let me take his photo for Feline Friday as long as he didn't have to get up and move.

Please hurry, I have my second afternoon nap to take before supper.


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. I rarely _________, I _________ instead.

2. My spring to-do list includes _________ and _________.

3. If I were invisible for a day, I would _________.

4. When I was young, I _________ because _________.

1. I rarely   drink soft drinks  , I   drink water  instead.

2. My spring to-do list includes   taxes  and   cleaning out my car.  (The latter is on the list in summer, fall and winter, too!)

3. If I were invisible for a day, I would   catch up on sleep and reading (realistic answer) or sneak over to Russia and castrate Putin with a rusty knife (unrealistic answer).

4. When I was young, I   wanted to be a librarian  because  i love reading and books so much.


Today is:

Awkward Moments Day -- harness the power of humor in life's more uncomfortable situations

Asklepieia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Asklepios; date approximate)

Bindus Diena -- Ancient Latvain Calendar (believed to be the day bears woke from hibernation)

Butter Lantern Festival -- Tibet (the final celebration of the Tibetan New Year)

Celtic Tree Month Fearn (Alder) begins

Cheikh Al Maarouf Day -- Comoros

Electric Razor Day -- Schick, Inc., marketed the first one today in 1931

Forgive Mom and Dad Day -- because we all make mistakes; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Full Worm Moon -- also called Leaf Moon, Seedling Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Light Snow Moon, White moon, Virgin Moon, Paschal Moon, or Lenten Moon; considered the last full moon of winter

     Madin Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka

     Taubaung Full Moon -- Myanmar

Goddess of Fertility Day -- a modern celebration of all goddesses of fertility

Grandparents' and Grandchildren's Day -- Michigan, US

Jacques de Molay's Day -- death anniversary of the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar

Lailat al-Bara'ah (Shab Barat) -- Islam (Night of Forgiveness, a preparation for Ramadan; begins at sunset, local custom dates may vary)

Men's and Soldiers Day -- Mongolia

National Anthem and Flag Day -- Aruba

National Biodiesel Day -- birth anniversary of Rudolph Diesel, who unveiled his engine at the World Fair in 1900

National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day

Oide Matsuri -- Hakui, Japan (horse-back archery; through the 23rd)

Sheelah's Day -- Ireland (probably Sheela Na Gig, goddess of fertility; celebrated the day after St. Patrick's Day by those who say she was either his wife or his mother)

Sheep and Goats (Separation) Day -- Fairy Calendar

St. Anselm of Lucca's Day (Patron of Mantua, Italy)

St. Edward the Martyr's Day

Supreme Sacrifice Day -- an internet generated holiday now used to honor those who have made a supreme sacrifice, all who have given their lives for others

Usajingu Reitaisai -- Japan (offerings to the Kami from the Imperial Household are shared in this very important festival)

World Sleep Day® -- sponsored by the World Association of Sleep Medicine, aiming to lessen the burdens of sleep problems on society; this year's theme is "Regular Sleep, Healthy Future" 

Anniversary Today:

Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell, 1993

Birthdays Today:

Alexei Yagudin, 1980

Dane Cook, 1972

Queen Latifah, 1970

Bonnie Blair, 1964

Vanessa Williams, 1963

Irene Cara, 1959

Brad Dourif, 1950

Kevin Dobson, 1944

Wilson Pickett, 1941

Charlie Pride, 1938

Sashi Kapoor, 1938

F.W. deKlerk, 1936

John Updike, 1932

George Plimpton, 1927

John Kander, 1927

Peter Graves, 1926

William H. Johnson, 1901

Edward Everett Horton, 1886

Rudolph Diesel, 1858

Grover Cleveland, 1837

John Caldwell Calhoun, 1782

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Do I Hear a Waltz?"(Musical), 1965

"Tovarich"(Musical), 1963

"Tales of Wells Fargo"(TV), 1957

"The new Babylon"(Silent Film), 1929

"Verklarte Nacht"(Schonberg, Op. 4), 1902

Today in History:

Crusaders kill 57 Jews in Bury St Edmonds England, 1190

German emperor Frederick II crowns himself king of Jerusalem, 1229

Kraków is ravaged by Mongols, 1241

According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date, 1325

John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, 1673

Henry Wells and William Fargo form American Express in Buffalo, NY, 1850

Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada, 1893

Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience (he served only 2 years), 1922

The first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City, 1922

The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern US states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people, 1925

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes, 1944

Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space, 1965

The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency, 1968

In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found nearby the Pyramid of Cheops, 1989

White South Africans vote overwhelmingly in favour, in a national referendum, to end the racist policy of Apartheid, 1992

Bosnia's Bosniaks and Croats sign the Washington Agreement, ending warring between the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and establishing the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1994

British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language, 2003

For the first time, a woman served as imam, leading a public, mixed-gender, Muslim congregation in Jum'ah prayer and delivering the sermon, 2005

The Messenger spacecraft enters Mercury's orbit, 2011

Russia formally annexes Crimea, previously part of Ukraine. by signing the Treaty on Accession, 2014

A bushfire in Tathra, New South Wales, Australia, destroys over 70 buildings, 2018

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and US President Trump agree to close the US-Canada border to non-essential travelers in an attempt to limit the spread of Covid19, 2020


  1. When I was young, I love soft drink but as I grow older, I no longer drink soft drink. Water is the best and healthiest drink available.

  2. I remember wanting to be a librarian, or a tea lady with a trolley, taking tea and biscuits around to the office workers.

  3. Librarian was never on my job list, but a writer! I loved books too (and still do)
    Good fill-ins!

  4. LOL well Link was being fair enough heheh!

    I liked your fill-ins but couldn't help but laugh at #3 👍

    Have a castrationtastic weekend 👍

  5. That was very nice of Link to let you take his photo.
    Yes!!! on #3.

  6. Aw on the kitty and yes don't disturb their naps.

    Love your fill-ins and especially #3. I'll go with you to take care of Putin.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  7. What a handsome kitty ~ great photo ~ Xo

    Your fill ins are wonderful ~ Putin is a crazy man ~

    Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Link is such a handsome boy. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I drink water too instead of soda, also a lot of coffee. I love your answer for #3. Have a nice weekend. XO

  9. Oh, how I wish you could be invisible for a day. If I could be too, I'd go with you!

  10. link ewe iz one handsum dood !!!! happee week o end two ewe :) ☺☺♥♥

  11. Awwww Link is a beauty! And can I join you while you are visiting Putin?

  12. That kitty is beautiful! I miss my Boots so much. This orange tabby is a needy guy but he's mine so I have learned to love him. Perhaps he thinks I am the needy one? lol! Your answers were great. That unrealistic answer was a good one! I have days running into nights and do it all over again. I am sure you understand. I better check my posts. Make sure I posted on the right days! I have been known to be early or late. It is a toss up.

  13. Those are really good answers and dang, Link is one handsome dude!


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