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.
Dansig is asking me, with some disgust, if this annual taking of pictures of his haunches for "Tocktober" is strictly necessary.
The answer, obviously, is yes.
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. _________ keeps me on my toes.
2. I know it's going to be a bad day when _________.
3. To me, _________ is one of the scariest things in the world.
4. Believe it or not, _________ doesn't scare me.
1. Work keeps me on my toes.
2. I know it's going to be a bad day when i wake up and the light hurts my eyes (and it's not so much a "bad" day as a "painful" day).
3. To me, fire and water are two
is one of the scariest things in the world. Both can be highly destructive forces, especially when not respected.
4. Believe it or not, snakes, spiders and bats don't
doesn't scare me. My brothers and i had pet snakes, and so did my son, i tend to rescue spiders from inside the house as i love arachnids, and watching the bats in the bat house is my favorite place to be at the zoo.
Be Bald and Be Free Day -- Wellcat Holidays wants everyone who is "shiny" to be proud of it! www.wellcat.com
Chisinau Day -- Chisinau, Moldova
Dessert Day -- another one?
Doburoku Matsuri -- Shirakawago, Japan (unrefined sake festival and harvest festival; through the 19th)
Festival for the Penates -- Ancient Roman Calendar (gods of the storeroom)
First Fiddle of the Month -- Fairy Calendar
Flag Day/Jour de la Proclamation de la Premiere Republique -- Madagascar (flag adopted this day in 1958)
Liberation Day -- Yemen
Mega Kenka Matsuri -- Hyogo, Japan (Roughhouse Festival, wrestling for a blessing; through tomorrow)
Mother's Day -- Belarus
Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Day -- Tanzania (climax of the Uhuru Torch Race)
National Chocolate Covered Insect Day -- i'll pass, sorry
National Dessert Day
National Education Day -- Poland
National Frump Day -- National FRUMPS of America (to honor the frugal, responsible, unpretentious, and mature people everywhere)
national lowercase day -- someone wants us to not use all caps
Republic Day / October Revolution Day -- Yemen
St. Callistus' Day (Patron of cemetary workers)
St. Donatian of Rheims's Day (Patron of Bruges, Belgium; Rheims, France; West Flanders, Belgium)
St. Petca Paraskeva's Day (Patron of embroiderers, needle workers, spinners, weavers, and all who do needlework of any kind)related observance
Petkouden -- Bulgaria
Svetitskovloba/Living Pillar Cathedral -- Georgia (celebration of the first Christian church in Georgia)
Vinternatsblot, a/k/a Haustblót -- Asatru (to bid Winter welcome; at the approximate date of the start of winter in the Old European Calendar of the Norse
World Egg Day -- International (from the International Egg Commission)
World Standards Day -- International
Natalie Maines, 1974
Greg Evigan, 1958
Harry Anderson, 1952
Sir Cliff Richard, 1940
Ralph Lauren, 1939
John Dean, 1938
Gary Graffman, 1928
Roger Moore, 1927
Charles Everett Koop, 1916
John Wooden, 1910
Eugene FRodor, 1905
e.e. cummings, 1894
Lillian Gish, 1893
Dwight Eisenhower, 1890
Eamon De Valera, 1882
Francis Lightfoot Lee, 1734
William Penn, 1644
Rescue from Gilligan's Island(TV film), 1978 (the first TV film follow up of a TV series)
Winnie-The-Pooh(publication date), 1926
Today in History:
William the Conqueror wins England in the Battle of Hastings, 1066
Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence, 1322
Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England, 1586
Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 1656
Rabbi Judah Hasid & Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem, 1700
Henry Blair receives a patent for a corn planter, becoming the first black to obtain a US patent, 1834
The 15th and the last military Shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate resigns in Japan, returning his power to the Emperor of Japan and thence to the re-established civil government of Japan, 1867
George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film, 1884
Theodore Roosevelt is shot while campaigning in Milwaukee on the "Bull Moose" ticket, 1912
The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne, is first published, 1926
Ethel Merman makes her Broadway debut in "Girl Crazy", 1930
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers, 1956
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first Canadian Monarch to open up an annual session of the Canadian Parliament, presenting her Speech from the Throne in Ottawa, Canada, 1957
The Cuban Missile Crisis begins when a U.S. Air Force U2 Reconnaissance pilot takes pictures of Soviet missiles being installed in Cuba, 1962
The city of Montreal, Quebec, begins the operation of its underground Montreal Metro rapid-transit system, 1966
The first live telecast from any manned spacecraft, the Apollo 7, 1968
The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords, 1994
Indonesian rights groups applaud the end of a Suharto-era law that bans books deemed 'offensive' or a 'threat to public order,' 2010
A colony of stromatolites is discovered at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, 2011
The Spanish government says it will impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region voted for independence in a referendum, 2017
The Booker Prize is awarded jointly to Margaret Atwood for "The Testaments" and
Bernardine Evaristo for "Girl, Woman, Other:" Evaristo is the first black woman to win, 2019
A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio sells for a record $9.98 million at auction in New York, 2020
The journal "Nature" publishes details of the world's first room-temperature superconductor, created at the University of Rochester, NY, 2020