Friday, September 30, 2022

Hideout (Feline Friday), Friendly Fill-Ins and Monthly Poetry


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     


Today is:

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!)

Anniversary Today:

Haleakala National Park is established in Maui, Hawaii, 1960

Birthdays Today:

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

Rumi, 1207

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Millie's Book: As Dictated to Barbara Bush(Publication date), 1990

"Murder, She Wrote"(TV), 1984

"Cheers"(TV), 1982

"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


  1. Love your fill ins - and hope you do get time for that relaxing bath. Soon.
    I like your poem too. Thank you.

  2. Is it possible to have a bath and a shower at the same time?

    God bless.

  3. Cute kitties. You write good poems. I am hopeless at poems.

  4. I love a long soak in a bubble bath; flickering candles, a glass of wine to hand, gentle classical music playing in in the background. Bliss!

  5. Aw on the kitties. So adorable.

    Love your fill-ins and I say take the time for that bubble bath. You deserve it.

    Love the poem. You're so good at following the prompts.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  6. Bubble baths are a true luxury. I have not had one since 'my' bubbles were retired. I hope for bubbly bath time for you soon.

  7. Of course the leftovers part of your Reboot poem speaks to me, but your upbeat ending is the best!

  8. Aww! What cute photos heheh!

    I liked your replies too have a bubblebathlesstastic weekend 👍

  9. What is that thing the kitties are hiding out in?
    Great poem.

  10. Amazing kitty in the 'washing machine' ~ and what a marvelous poem about 'rebooting' ~ and great fill ins too ~ xo

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

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Cute kittens. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Road construction is always a pain. I enjoyed your poem. Have a nice weekend- hope you can get a bubble bath in. :) XO

  12. I love the miniscule places cats fit themselves! Great fill-ins. Here's hoping for that relaxing bath!
    Love your poem! There is a lot of rebooting needed in daily life, isn't there?!

  13. Those kittens are so cute and the poem is really fun too. I liked your answers, especially #3, our whole area is a road construction zone these days.

  14. I love the cats! :) I hope you have a wonderful, relaxed, safe weekend, messymimi...take care. :)


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