Friday, June 24, 2022

Sleeping (Feline Friday), Friendly Fill-Ins and Soon (Monthly Poetry Group)


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.  

They're always angels when they are sleeping.


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. The grossest food I ever ate was _________.

2. The best tasting food I ever had was _________.

3. I should probably _________, but I won't.

4. If I could have an unlimited supply of one item, I would pick _________.

1. The grossest food I ever ate was   mushrooms of any kind, type or sort.  Sorry, fungus fans, i just can't like them.

2. The best tasting food I ever had was   my very favorite, chopped mango mixed with chopped avocado.

3. I should probably   exercise,   but I won't.   (See below.)

4. If I could have an unlimited supply of one item, I would pick _________.   Not sure what to answer here.  Time?  Money?  Patience?  Loving-kindness?  Gasoline?  Clothes that fit? (Being short has drawbacks.)  Right now, i can't think of only one thing that would fill the bill, besides a deeply spiritual answer and i really don’t believe that was the intent.


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, Karen chose Exercise.  Be sure to go check out all the poems.

I can exercise my options,

I can exercise my brain,

but I just can't seem to get myself

on the body exercise train.

I can exercise my right to vote,

or exercise authority,

but i just can't seem to make myself

exercise little ol' me.

There are times I exercise restraint,

but my muscles, to their sorrow,

their exercise is again put off

at least until tomorrow!

The other participants:

Karen at Baking in a Tornado     

Diane at On the Border     


Today is:

Araw ng Maynila -- Philippines (Manila Day)

Bannockburn Day -- Scotland (decisive battle of the first Scottish War of Independence, led by Robert Bruce)

Burning of the Lamps in Egypt at Sais -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar, a celebration of Isis and Neith (date approximate)

Calcio Fiorentino -- Florence, Italy (reviving 16th century style football in period costumes, through the 28th)

Carabobo Day -- Venezuela (battle commemoration)

Cat World Domination Day

Celebration of the Senses -- Wellcat Holidays urges you to enjoy all five (six?) of your senses today

Countryman's Day -- Peru (one of Peru's three Fiestas Patrias Peruanas)

Day of the Caboclo -- Amazonas State, Brazil

Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) -- Baha'i

Flying Saucer Day -- anniversary of Kenneth Arnold's 1947 sighting, while flying near Mt. Rainier, of 9 metallic, circular objects he could not identify

Fors Fortuna -- Ancient Roman Calendar (rites and festival for the goddess of good luck and fortune)

International Fairy Day/Faerie Day -- day for collectors, believers, and artists to share their love for the little folk   

Lost Handkerchief Day -- Fairy Calendar

Midsummer's Eve Holiday -- Aland; Finland; Sweden

Museum Comes to Life Day -- another fun and funny day someone came up with

National Creamy Pralines Day

Sacred Heart of Jesus -- Catholic Christian

St. John the Baptist's Nativity Day and related Midsummer celebrations (Patron of baptism, bird dealers, converts, children with convulsions, epileptics, farriers, French Canadians, lambs, monastic life, motorways, printers, tailors; against convulsions, epilepsy, hail and hailstorms, and spasms; Patron of over 60 cities and countries around the globe)

    Inti Raymi -- Peru (Incan Sun Festival)

    Jaanipaev -- Estonia

    Jani -- Latvia

    Jónsmessa -- Iceland (feast of St. John the Baptist, considered a magical night when cows can speak, seals take on human form, finding magical stones and herbs is propitious, and rolling naked in the dew is healing.)

    Macau Day -- China (celebrating the defeat of Dutch invasion forces in 1622 and paying homage to St. John as the port's Patron Saint)

    Midsummer Day -- England

    National Holiday -- Quebec, Canada (Sant Jean-Baptiste)

    Saint John the Baptist Day -- Andorra

    Saint Jonas Festival or Jonines -- Lithuania

    San Juan -- CT and GA, Spain

    Surinal -- North Korea

    Zuni Buffalo, Corn, and Comanche Dances -- Zuni Native Americans (for fertility of land and people; Vespers is also observed, as San Juan is their Patron Saint)

Swim a Lap Day -- just for fun!

Swing a Kid Day -- if swimming isn't right for you, go play on the swing set

Take Your Dog to Work Day® -- sponsored by Pet Sitters International®, and depending on where you work, what did your dog do to deserve this?     

Anniversaries Today:

Eton College is founded by Henry VI, 1441

Birthdays Today:

Sherry Stringfield, 1967

Joe Penny, 1956

Nancy Allen, 1950

Phyllis George, , 1949

Peter Weller, 1947

Mick Fleetwood, 1947

Ellison Shoji Onizuka, 1946

Jeff Beck, 1944

Michele Lee, 1942

Claude Chabrol, 1930

John Anthony Ciardi. 1916

Phil Harris, 1904

Jack Dempsey, 1895

Roy O. Disney, 1893

Ambrose Bierce, 1842

Henry Ward Beecher, 1813

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Catch-22(Film), 1970

"Hopalong Cassidy"(TV), 1949

"American Mercury Presents:  Meet the Press"(Radio), 1945

Today in History:

Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces, takes place, 972

A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion, 1374

John Cabot lands in North America at Newfoundland; the first European 

exploration of the region since the Vikings, 1497

Miguel Lopez de Legazpi founds Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines, 1571

Samuel de Champlain discovers the mouth of the Saint John River, site of Reversing Falls and the present day city of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1604

The colony of New Jersey is founded, 1664

Kingston, Jamaica is founded, 1692

The Premier Grand Lodge of England, the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England), is founded in London, England, 1717

The first republican constitution in France is adopted, 1793

The decisive battle in the war of independence of Venezuela from Spain, the Battle of Carabobo takes place, 1821

First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français, 1880

The first exhibition of Pablo Picasso's work opens, 1901

Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract, 1916

The first airmail service in Canada from Montreal to Toronto begins, 1918

Siam is renamed Thailand by Plaek Pibulsonggram, the third prime minister, 1939

The Soviet Union makes overland travel between the West with West Berlin impossible, 1948

The United Kingdom grants Zanzibar internal self-government, 1963

Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud completes his first mission, becoming the first Arab and first Muslim in space, as a Payload Specialist, 1985

John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history, 2010

The last known Pinta Island Tortoise, Lonesome George, is found dead in his Galapagos Islands home, 2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns after the UK votes to leave the EU, 2016

Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on women driving, 2018


  1. I love mango, and avocado but don't think I have ever eaten them together. I am also a mushroom fan.

  2. What a sweet baby. I love the ticked fur markings.

  3. Aww! how cute I agree

    Your fill-ns made me giggle heheh!

    Have a mushroomlesstastic weekend 👍

  4. I know just how you feel about exercise, although I'm willing to bet you do a lot of it while working. And I love how you tied your fill ins to your poem.

  5. Don't like mushrooms? And I thought you were a fun guy (ess!). As for excercise, I'm with you!

  6. Aw on the precious sleeping kitten. They are very good when they are sleeping.

    Love your fill-ins. We all have food that grosses us out.

    Love your poem on exercise.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  7. That excercise poem just nails it! I love mushrooms, but can't eat them due to stomach issues. And I think the grossest thing I ever ate was sheep's brains, not sure, as I am truly omnivore ;)

  8. Cute kitten. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I like mango and avocado, but never tried them together. Great poem- I can relate. I exercise my brain a lot, but never my body. XO

  9. Angels when they're sleeping, they are! And then they wake...and demand I, too, waken along with them! :)

  10. Such a sweet wee kitten. Those were good answers, I'm not sure exercise is really good for us. That was a fun poem too.

  11. yes they are indeed and a royal pain in the middle of the night

  12. I enjoyed the poem Mimi. Have a great weekend and I'll see you in a week.


  13. Excellent post Mimi! And I love the kitten. Too sweet. Oh yes! The fill-ins rock!

  14. Such a sweet kitty photo ~ great fill ins and glad you are 'exercising' ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. Yep. A sleeping kitten, like a sleeping toddler is cute! Cute! Cute!!!
    I think I'd ask for unlimited faith...except the good Lord would then bless me with opportunities to grow mine. Sigh. Great, great poem!


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