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.
The cats were being good one morning so i gave them the 'nip, and the boys had a small tussle.
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 wouldn't mind being stuck in an elevator with _________.
2. Now that the formula shortage is fixed, I wish something could be done about the _________ shortage.
3. If I had to sum up my life in one sentence, it would read as follows: _________.
4. _________ is an awkward situation in which I once found myself.
1. I wouldn't mind being stuck in an elevator with Jesus. After all, it would take Him to keep me calm if such a thing happened to me.
2. Now that the formula shortage is fixed, I wish something could be done about the common courtesy shortage.
3. If I had to sum up my life in one sentence, it would read as follows: You messed it, she tried to clean it.
4. Having a credit card declined, taken away and cut up is an awkward situation in which I once found myself. (It wasn't my fault, either. Back in the day of the dinosaur, boys and girls, the credit card companies would print a little booklet list of card numbers that were to be declined and send a copy to each vendor, updating on a regular basis. When you presented your card, the vendor looked up your number and if your card number was in that little booklet, your card was declined, they cut it and sent it back to the company, and you had to find another way to pay. Sometimes, no matter how hard the credit card companies tried, they'd print a wrong number, and that happened to me.)
It's time for the Monthly Poetry Group, hosted by Karen at Baking in a Tornado. Participants write a poem about a topic one of us chose. This month, Diane chose Underwear. Be sure to go check out all the poems.
I'm not sure how I got here
To be born is what I mean,
Now let me explain it further
Before you think me very green.
Oh, I understand the process,
When two people love each other
They make a little whoopee,
Out pops sister or brother.
Yes, there is the length of time
Spent growing all within,
Grandparents each wearing
Such a happy little grin.
No, that is not the wonder,
Though a wonder it truly be,
I have a different wonder
That just occurred to me.
I think it a wonder and lucky that
I got to here from there,
I've seen both of my parents
In only their underwear!
(This is not my joke. My brother, the children's Uncle P, who died of Covid last year, was a stand-up comedian and used to say, "I realize I'm lucky to have been born. I've seen both my parents in their underwear." This is in his memory because he was so funny, i wanted to turn it into rhyme.)
The other participants:
Karen at Baking in a Tornado
Diane at On the Border
To those of you who pray, please remember #1 Son, he is having surgery on a torn meniscus and cartilage today. Thank you!
Abolition Day -- Guadeloupe; Saint Martin
Buttercup Day -- an internet holiday that just sounds fun
Cellophane Tape Day -- patented this date in 1930
Children's Day -- Nigeria (a school holiday)
Don't Fry Day -- another day to raise awareness of the need for sun protection through the summer
FindleFritter's Stoat-Wheedling Event -- Fairy Calendar
Heat Awareness Safety Day -- US (your guv'mint at work, and actually doing something right that you really should pay heed to)
Mother's Day -- Bolivia
National Death Busters Day -- US, because the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in the US is the most dangerous for driving; be careful out there!
National Grape Popsicle Day
National Wig Out Day -- US (on the Friday before Memorial Day, don your wig and your alter ego and have fun! there are events around the country)
Pop-up Toaster Day -- Charles Strite applied for his patent on the first pop-up toaster on this day in 1919
St. Augustine of Canterbury's Day (Roman Catholic Church observance; Patron of England)
St. Melangell's Day (Patron of hares)
Sun Screen Protection Day -- an annual, and unsponsored, reminder to use that SPF protection, every day!
Throw the B*st@rds Out Day -- originally directed at politicians, (and if you want to do that, too, great!), and celebrated on various days on various sites, but whomever is making your life miserable, toss them out! or at least, toss them out of your thoughts for today.
Chris Colfer, 1990
André Benjamin, 1975
Jamie Oliver, 1975
Jack McBrayer, 1973
Joseph Fiennes, 1970
Jeremy Mayfield, 1969
Todd Bridges, 1965
Pat Cash, 1965
Adam Carolla, 1964
Peri Gilpin, 1961
Richard Schiff, 1955
Bruce Weitz, 1943
Louis Gossett, Jr., 1936
Ramsey Lewis, 1935
Lee Meriwether, 1935
John Barth, 1930
Henry Kissinger, 1923
Christopher Lee, 1922
Herman Wouk, 1915
Sam Snead, 1912
Hubert H. Humphrey, 1911
Vincent Price, 1911
Dolores Hope, 1909
Rachel Louise Carson, 1907
Dashiell Hammett, 1894
Isadora Duncan, 1878
Arnold Bennett, 1867
Wild Bill Hickock, 1837
Julia Ward Howe, 1819
Amelia Bloomer, 1818
Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1794
From Russia With Love(Film). 1964
The Three Little Pigs(Disney animated short), 1933
Today in History:
Habeaus Corpus Act, codifying how the writ of habeaus corpus is to be used, passes in UK, 1679
Peter the Great founds St. Petersburg, 1703
In Bolivia, the Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba fight against the Spanish army, 1812
In Canada, American forces capture Fort George, 1813
Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California, 1907
The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight, 1919
The 1,046 feet (319 m) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public, 1930
Richard Gurley Drew receives a patent for his adhesive tape, later manufactured by 3M as Scotch tape, 1930
The Walt Disney Company releases the cartoon The Three Little Pigs, with its hit song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?", 1933
In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, , 1937
Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format, 1957
Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census, 1967
In Culpeper, Virginia, actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition, 1995
Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire, 1996
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milosevic and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity, 1999
The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600, 2006
Scientists in Canada bring 400 year-old bryophyte specimens left behind by retreating glaciers during the Ice Age back to life, 2013
The director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde calls for "tougher regulation and tighter supervision" of the banking sector, 2014
Commercial space company SpaceX is approved as a contractor to the U.S. military for satellite launches, 2015
A research team from University of York publish a study based on 711 samples from 72 countries that shows the world's rivers are widely contaminated with antibiotics, especially in Africa and Asia, 2019