Friday, August 19, 2022

Kitten, Are You In There? (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.

Somebody was hiding and would only peek out.


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 would like to see what books are on _________'s bookshelf. (Thanks, Melissa!)

2. I adore _________.

3. There is no amount of money you could pay me to _________.

4. When I failed to _________, I _________.

1. I would like to see what books are on   anyone's  bookshelf. (Thanks, Melissa!)   (The books you read tell a lot about you.)

2. I adore   G-d.  While i love, or like, or admire, or enjoy a lot of things, adoration in its purest form, as one of my religion teachers taught me, is for The A-mighty alone.

3. There is no amount of money you could pay me to   purposely eat bugs, and the uggier the bugs, the more i would resist.

4. When I failed to   learn guitar well because my hands are so small,   I   decided to take up ukulele instead.


Today is:

Black Cow Root Beer Float Day -- the ice cream and root beer combination was supposedly first served on this date in 1893 by Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, and he named it after the local Cow Mountain   

Gaura Parba -- Nepal (women's festival for the goddess Gauri to ask for health and long life for their husbands)

Hanawa Bayashi -- Kazuno City, Japan (parades and music in the merchant's quarter, through tomorrow)

Hot & Spicy Food Day

Ibumin Earoeni Day -- Nauru (Day of the Tribes)

Jeshen -- Afghanistan (Independence Day)

Manuel Luis Quezon Day -- Quezon City, Philippines

National Aviation Day -- US

National Men's Grooming Day -- US (sponsored by American Crew, participating salons and barbershops host a day of grooming events for men)

Potato Day

Statehood Day -- Hawaii, US

St. John Eudes' Day (Patron of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada)

St. Sebald's Day (a/k/a Sebaldus) (Patron of Bavaria, Germany; Nuremburg, Germany; against cold weather and freezing)

Vinalia Rustica -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Festival of Ripening Grapes)

Watch the Pot Wednesday -- Fairy Calendar (sometimes actually occurs on a Wednesday, more often not)

World Humanitarian Day -- UN

World Photography Day

Birthdays Today:

Snuffleupagus (year unconfirmed)

Jennifer Morrison, 1979

Matthew Perry, 1969

LeAnn Womack, 1966

Kyra Sedgwick, 1965

Kevin Dillon, 1965

John Stamos, 1963

Adam Arkin, 1956

Cindy Nelson

Peter Gallagher, 1955

Mary Matlin, 1953

Jonathan Frakes, 1952

John Deacon, 1951

Gerald McRaney, 1948

Tipper Gore, 1948

Bill Clinton, 1946

Jack Canfield, 1944

Jill St. John, 1940

Diana Muldaur, 1938

Franklin Story Musgrave, 1935

Willie Shoemaker, 1931

Don Ho, 1930

Gene Roddenberry, 1921

Malcolm Forbes, 1919

Jimmy Rowles, 1918

Ring Lardner, Jr., 1915

Philo T. Farnsworth, 1906 (forgotten inventor of television)

Ogden Nash, 1902

Coco Chanel, 1883

George Bellows, 1882

Orville Wright, 1881

John Dryden, 1631

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Animal Clinic" and "Acrobat Ranch"(first Saturday morning children's programs, on ABC), 1950

Today in History:

The Roman Senate is compelled to elect Octavian, later Augustus Caesar, Consul, BC43

Augustus Caesar dies, 14

Crusaders defeat the Saracens in the Battle of Ascalon, 1099

Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith to assume the throne, 1561

Five people are executed for witchcraft in Salem, Mass., 1692

Presentation of Jacque Daguerre's new photographic process to the French Academy of Sciences, 1839

The New York Herald reports the discovery of gold in California, 1849

The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio, 1934

Hurricane Dianne kills 200 and does about $1 Billion in damage, 1955

Leonard Bernstein conducts his final concert, ending with Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, 1990

Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events which began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989

A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities, 2005

A team of divers discover the wreck of a Swedish warship, part of King Erik XIV's fleet, that sank in 1564 in the Baltic Sea, 2011

The monsoon rains finally ease up in Kerala State, India, where flooding has already claimed 350 lives and left 200,000+ in relief camps, 2018

Apple becomes the first US company to be valued at $2 trillion, just 2 years after it reached the value of $1 trillion, 2020


  1. I love the little peeker.
    And I always check out other people's bookshelves.

  2. You're always good at sending me down internet rabbit holes. This time Snuffleupagus' birthday did it :D

  3. Aww! seeing that one eye peeping made me giggle :-)
    I liked the replies especially #3 yuk heheh!

    Have a ukuleletastic weekend 👍

  4. Kittie pic 3 is gorgeous! As for bugs, they are tastier than they look, believe me!

  5. Cute and shy kitty. I like your fill-in for 2, 3, & 4.

  6. You can hide, but I can still see you. Cute.

    Love your fill-ins and yes you can learn a lot about someone by the books they read.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Love and hugs. ♥

  7. Now I want to see a video of you playing the Ukulele!

  8. Aww. such a cute kitty. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am glad you found an instrument you enjoy. Have a nice weekend. XO

  9. Such a cute hidey kitten! Those were good answers too!

  10. I would like to see what's on anyone's bookshelf. If there is a bookshelf in sight, I'm right there, reading titles and wondering if I can borrow.

  11. Sweet little kitty ~ love you ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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