Friday, August 12, 2022

Right Where She Should Be (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.

Tripod Sissycat demonstrates the right place to sit on the porch, exactly where you will trip and fall over her if you step out of the door.


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'd like to peek into _________'s closet.

2. I secretly enjoy _________.

3. There's no use crying over _________.

4. If I don't _________, I _________.

1. I'd like to peek into nobody's   closet.  Trust me, i get enough of that at work, and most closets either have no surprises or way too many of them.

2. I secretly enjoy  doing something nice for people without letting them know about it.

3. There's no use crying over   permanently stained laundry.  Face it, you aren't going to get around to using dye on it so you can change the color and save it (unless you are Charlotte/Mother Owl, she can do almost anything), and no one else wants it, so don't donate it.  Throw it out and be done with it.

4. If I don't   start my morning with prayer,   I   end up having a very difficult day.


Today is:

Aloha Day -- unofficial celebration of the annexation of Hawai'i by the US

Anniversary of Snick-Snacker's Left Foot -- Fairy Calendar

Awa Odori Festival -- Tokushima, Japan (through the 15th; one of Japan's largest dance festivals, Awa-dance is said to be a "fool's dance", and the saying is "It's a fool who dances and a fool who watches, so if both are fools, you may as well dance!")

Chung Yuan (Zhongyuan) Festival -- China (Festival of Hungry Ghosts; according to legend, during this 7th lunar month the souls of the dead are released from Purgatory to wander the Earth, and so today is the day to appease those spirits with joss stick burning, prayers and food, "ghost money", and other offerings; dates of this vary in other countries)

Festival for Hercules Invictus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (through tomorrow; based on an even older Greek celebration of Heracles at the same time of year)

Festival for Venus Vitrix -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Victorius Venus)

Full Sturgeon Moon a/k/a Full Red Moon, Green Corn Moon, or Grain Moon

     Native Wild Rice Harvest -- Northern Cree, Ojibwa, and Algonkian Native Americans (celebrated during the August full moon; if there are two full moons, it is during the second)

     Nikini Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka (begins at sundown)

     Raksha Bandhan -- CG, GJ, MP, RJ, UK, & UP, India; Nepal (the Hindu festival that celebrates the the love and duty between brothers and sisters)

     Waso Full Moon -- Myanmar 

Gals Night Out 2022 -- single or married, you need a night out!

Grouse Day/Glorious Twelfth -- England; Scotland (opening of grouse hunting season)

Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday and National Mother's Day -- Thailand

International Youth Day -- UN

Julienne Fries Day

Lychnapsia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (celebration of the Birthday of Isis, instituted after the conquest of Egypt)

Middle Children's Day -- on some sites, listed as Aug. 14; either way, Middle Children deserve a special day!

National Toasted Almond Bar Day

Osirian Mysteries; Feast of the Lights of Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate, but this is the date the Romans gave it, so who am i to quibble?)

PC Day -- no, not politically correct, personal computer; IBM introduced theirs this day in 1981

Put Peanuts in Your Coca Cola Day -- and no, i can't figure this one out, but they say don't shake it once you do it; if anyone else wants to experiment with why, let me know the results

Solar Alignment with Teotihuacan, City of the Gods -- ancient when the Aztecs found its ruins, this city's ritual cave aligns with the setting sun today and April 29, also the rising and setting dates of the Pleiades

St. Gracilian's Day (Patron of Bassano Romano, Italy)

St. Murtagh's Day (Patron of Killaria, Ireland)

Vinyl Record Day -- celebrating the tremendous cultural influence of records, on the anniversary of the day in 1877 that Edison invented the phonograph

World Elephant Day -- learn more here    

Zaraday a/k/a Zarathud's Day -- Discordianism

Birthdays Today:

Casey Affleck, 1975

Pete Sampras, 1971

Peter Krause, 1964

Ann M. Martin, 1955

Pat Metheny, 1954

Sam J. Jones, 1954

Skip Caray, 1939

George Hamilton, 1939

William Goldman, 1931

George Soros, 1930

Alvis Edgar “Buck” Owens, 1929

John Derek, 1926

Michael Kidd, 1915

Jane Wyatt, 1912

Cantinflas, 1911

Joe Besser, 1907

Alfred Lunt, 1892

Cecil B. DeMille, 1881

Christopher "Christy" Mathewson, 1880

Edith Hamilton, 1867

Katharine Lee Bates, 1859

"Diamond Jim" Brady, 1856

Robert Mills, 1781

Thomas Bewick, 1753

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Wings(Film, only silent film to win the Oscar for Best Picture), 1927

Today in History:

The last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic Dynasty, Cleopatra VII Philopater, allegedly commits suicide by asp bite, BC30

A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter occurs which may have been what the Bible calls the Star of Bethlehem, 3

Crusaders win the Battle of Ascalon, 1099

Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico, 1508

Praying Indian John Alderman shoots and kills Metacomet, the Wampanoag war chief, ending King Philip's War, 1676

Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine, the first one to be practical for home use, 1851

Asaph Hall discovers Deimos, 1877

The last quagga, a subspecies of zebra once plentiful in South Africa, dies at the Artis Magistra zoo in Amsterdam, 1883

Hawai'i is annexed by the US, 1898

William Somerset Maugham published "Of Human Bondage", 1915

Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge, 1943

The Soviet Union detonates its first thermonuclear weapon, 1953

Echo I, the first communications satellite, is launched, 1960

South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games because of its racist policies, 1964

The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, 1977

The IBM Personal Computer is released, 1981

Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1992

The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise, 2000

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launches, 2005

Director of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, announces plans to release remaining Afghan War Diary documents from War in Afghanistan, 2010

President Obama's health insurance mandate from his Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is struck down by the U.S. court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2011

The International Olympic Committee announces it will punish athletes who support Russian LGBT rights at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, 2013

NASA launches the Parker Space Probe, its first mission to the Sun and its outermost atmosphere, the corona, 2018

Scientists say they are close to an effective treatment for Ebola after a new drug trial has a 90% success rate in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2019

Bennu Asteroid, about the size of the Empire State Building, now has 1-in-1,750 chance of hitting Earth in 2182, according to data from NASA's OSIRIS-REX spacecraft, 2021


  1. I hear you on not wanting to look into anyone's closet. Our own is quite enough.

  2. I hope no one trip over the cat. I agree with your fill-in #4.

  3. LAUGHED about tripping over the cat and her placement! I thik they have an instruction book telling them suggestions as to where to place themselves!!!

  4. I've recently had to tripping episodes with Katie Isabella.

  5. Truth! :-) Happy Feline Friday! :-)

  6. Tripod Sissycat kbows how to annoy everyone LOL

    I liked your replies I am sure nothing shocks you these days in closets LOL

    Have a closetlesstastic weekend 👍

  7. I trip enough even without this lovely cat!

  8. Have a wonderful weekend Mimi. The weather is so great.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. I absolutely love your fill-ins this week. Yes, a morning started with prayer can make the whole day a little better. Have a blessed week.

  10. I can think of a few closets I'd like to peek into. But I think just a peek would be enough.

  11. Kitties do that and when you trip over them they laugh at you. It's the way of cats.

    Love your fill-ins. I figured you'd say that about closets and especially Carl's closet.

    Love your number 4 the best. I already knew that.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  12. Thanks for the confidence ;) I actually throw out iems of clothing too now and then. I'm just now picking up courage to tackle a dress I sewed myself back in the 1970'es This hurts!
    And I too would not like a peep into anybody's closet, oh well maybe the Queen's. That would be a bit exiting.

  13. Ah, Sissycat - perfect cat positioning :)

  14. Why find somewhere convenient when it is more fun to be a trip hazard!

  15. Sissy is too funny. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I definitely wouldn't want to see Carl's closet. :) When we ruin clothes, I line the cat beds with them so they can have our scent with them. XO

  16. Sissycat learned that in Kitty Cat School, lesson 23. Those were good answers too!

  17. SissyCat needs to move over just a few inches to be out of harm's way. I wouldn't mind a peek into the Queen's closet, just because I am nosy.

  18. Kitty wants to be sure you see them ~ they love you ~ Xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  19. Ha! Once again, it become clear that cats are out to take over the world. Tripod Sissycat proves it!
    Great answers! And I am SO with you on starting the day with prayer!


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