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.
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'm usually _________ but sometimes I can be _________.
2. A new show (or book or food) I like is _________.
3. I would like to skip _________ and jump right to _________.
4. I haven't _________ since _________.
1. I'm usually right on time or early but sometimes I can be late if i didn't pay enough attention to when i needed to leave.
2. A new show (or book or food) I like is the book Name Above All Names, it is our ladies' circle book this year.
3. I would like to skip the next couple of years of major highway construction they'll be doing around here and jump right to the supposed better traffic flow it's promised to bring (but i'm not holding my breath on that, either).
4. I haven't taken the time for a long, hot soaky bubbly bath since i can't remember when.
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 Reboot. Be sure to go check out all the poems.
Zen computer repair is the
one kind you'll ever see from me,
just reboot the reluctant thing,
when it works, makes the heart to sing.
Laundry has stages manifold,
so i make a suggestion bold,
consider each stage a reboot
until done with each sock and suit.
Don't leave leftovers congealing,
since food costs now send us reeling,
reboot, though you may think i'm daft,
i promise new meals you can craft.
Sink dispose-all giving you fits?
You threw in some eggs mixed with grits?
Reboot with that nice reset switch,
to stop mom's eye doing that twitch.
A reboot in life can be good,
if life's stale in your neighborhood,
don't be shy to start something new,
adventures are waiting for you!
The other participants:
Karen at Baking in a Tornado
Diane at On the Border
Agricultural Reform Day -- Sao Tome and Principe
Ask A Stupid Question Day -- teachers wanted to get students asking more questions, so they did, even if the questions were stupid; now, it's a holiday on the last school day of September each year!
Celtic Tree Month Gort begins (Ivy)
Day of Liberation of the Republic of Abkhazia -- Abkhazia (disputed territory on the Black Sea)
Do Something Wacky With A Grandparent Day -- just not the monkey bars, please; old bones don't knit fast enough; whatever you do, take some pictures!
Eleusinian Mysteries -- Ancient Greek Calendar (the Greater Mystery Rites, date approximate; mystery rites of Demeter and Persephone at Eleusis, one of the most sacred times of their year)
Hug a Vegan Day / Hug a Vegetarian Day -- i'm open! please note that several dates are given on many websites for this "event," and i've chosen the final Friday of September which seems to be the original as sponsored by PETA
Independence Day -- Botswana
International Translation Day -- International Federation of Translators
Kokkeisetsu -- Chinatown, Yokohama, Japan (Chinese National Founding Day in the largest Chinatown in Japan; through tomorrow)
Manit Day -- Marshall Islands (Culture Day)
Medetrinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival fruits offer to the goddess of medicine)
Monkey Bars Day -- a day to go see if you can still do tricks on the monkey bars, because the internet wants to kill us and let the machines that would never do anything so silly take over
Monkey King Festival -- China (a celebration of this popular character in East Asian stories, with the best place to see the rituals being the Monkey God Temple at Po Tat Estate in Sau Mau Ping, Kowloon)
National Hot Mulled Cider Day
National Mud Pack Day -- give yourself a facial
National Youth Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands
Sport Purple For Platelets Day(sm) -- Platelet Disorder Support Association
St. Gregory the Enlightener (or Illuminator; Patron of Armenia)
St. Jerome's Day (Patron of archaeologists, archivists, Biblical scholars, librarians, libraries, school children, students, translators; Saint-Jerome, Quebec)
also an Apache celebration of Geronimo, the Native American who was named after this saint
Truth and Reconciliation Day -- Canada
World's Biggest Coffee Morning -- UK (Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser, host or attend a Coffee Morning gathering or go to M&S Cafe, the official partner in the event!)
Haleakala National Park is established in Maui, Hawaii, 1960
Dominique Moceanu, 1981
Marion Cotillard, 1975
Jenna Elfman, 1971
Crystal Bernard, 1964
Eric Stoltz, 1961
Fran Drescher, 1957
Deborah Allen, 1953
Victoria Tennant, 1953
Marilyn McCoo, 1943
Z.Z. Hill, 1935
Johnny Mathis, 1935
Angie Dickinson, 1931
Elie Wiesel, 1928
W. S. Merwin, 1927
Truman Capote, 1924
Deborah Kerr, 1921
Buddy Rich, 1917
William Wrigley, Jr., 1861
Millie's Book: As Dictated to Barbara Bush(Publication date), 1990
"Murder, She Wrote"(TV), 1984
"Love Child"(Single release), 1968
"The Flintstones"(TV), 1960
"Tea and Sympathy"(Play), 1953
"The Red Skelton show"(TV), 1951
"Porgy and Bess"(Opera), 1935
Little Women(Publication date), 1868
"Les pecheurs de perles/The Pearl Fishers"(Bizet opera), 1863
"Die Zauberflote/The Magic Flute"(Mozart opera, K. 620), 1791
The Gutenberg Bible(first section, publication date), 1452
Today in History:
Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate the Guide of the Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew, 1199
Anesthetic ether is used for the first time by Dr. William Morton, who extracted a tooth, 1846
German scientist Hermann von Meyer announces the discovery of the first fossil of an archaeopteryx, 1861
The first Portuguese immigrants arrive in Hawai'i, 1878
The world's first commercial hydroelectric power plant begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States, 1882
Hubert Cecil Booth patents the vacuum cleaner, 1901
The first manned rocket plane flight, made by auto maker Fritz von Opel, 1929
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations, 1947
The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time, 1947
The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel, 1954
James Dean is killed in a road accident, 1955
Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers, 1962
James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation, 1962
General Suharto rises to power in Indonesia after an alleged coup by communists, and massacres over a million Indonesian people suspected of belonging to the Communist Party, 1965
BBC Radio 1 is launched and Tony Blackburn presents its first show, 1967
Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation, 1980
The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, 1990
The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo, 2004
The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, 2005
A case of Ebola virus is diagnosed in Dallas, Texas, US, 2014
A 315-billion-ton iceberg named D28 calves from the Amery ice shelf, Antarctica, 2019
Canada observes its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, honoring victims and survivors of residential schools for indigenous children, 2021
Land, including the world's oldest living rainforest, Daintree National Park, is returned to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people in Far North Queensland, Australia, 2021