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.
These two got adopted together, and don't let the innocent looks fool you, i promise they are just trying to plot what mess to make first in their new home!
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. On holidays, I usually have a second serving of _________.
2. I am thankful for _________, _________, and _________.
3. I would like to invite _________ over for a feast.
4. _________ was a blessing in disguise.
1. On holidays, I usually have a second serving of salad.
2. I am thankful for faith, family, and friends.
3. I would like to invite anyone who needs a place to go for the holiday over for a feast.
4. Many of the difficulties i've gone through were
was a blessing in disguise.
Constitution Day -- South Africa (the 1993 Constitution, granting blacks the right to vote, was approved)
Dan sjecanja na žrtve Domovinskog rata i Dan sjecanja na žrtvu Vukovara i Škabrnje -- Croatia (Remembrance Day for Homeland War Victims and for the Sacrifice of Vukovar and Škabrnja)
Day of Ardvi Sura (Aredvi Sura Anahita), Mother of the Stars -- Ancient Persian Calendar (date approximate)
European Antibiotic Awareness Day -- ECDC (because prudent use of antibiotics can help stop antibiotic resistance)
Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquirá -- Maracaibo, Venezuela
Hap-Dancing and Tiger-Tuning -- Fairy Calendar
Holiday Lights on the Lake -- Altoona, PA, US (51 acres of lights, animations, gift shops, food, model train displays, and more; through the Sunday after New Year's Day)
Inasa Puppet Festival -- Hamamatsu, Japan (a rarity in Japan, 3 days of performances by professional puppeteers from around Japan)
Independence Day -- Morocco(1956); Western Saraha(1975)
Married to a Scorpio Support Day -- remembering those married to Scorpios and suffering because of it, and encouraging them to hide the flow charts and assert themselves today; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
National Day -- Oman
National French Vichyssoise Day
Ned Ludd Memorial Machine-Smashing Day -- internet generated, but enjoy! i know i will
Proclamation of the Republic -- Latvia (1918)
Push-Button Phone Day -- launched this day in 1963
St. Odo of Cluny's Day (Patron of needed rain)
Substitute Educators Day -- US (the NEA encourages everyone to recognize those hard-working substitute teachers, especially the ones who work most or all of the school year)
Total Disregard for Taste Day -- marking the debut of Howard Stern's radio show on this day in 1985
Vertieres Day -- Haiti (Battle of Vertieres and Army Day)
William Tell Day -- the famed apple-off-his-son's-head shot was today in 1307
Owen Wilson, 1968
Elizabeth Perkins, 1960
Katy Sagal, 1956
Kevin Nealn, 1953
Andrea Marcvicci, 1948
Jameson Parker, 1947
Wilma Mankiller, 1945
Susan Sullivan, 1944
Linda Evans, 1942
Brenda Vaccaro, 1939
Margaret Eleanor Atwood, 1939
Mickey Mouse, 1928
Alan Shepard, Jr., 1923
John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer, 1909
Imogene Coca, 1908
George Gallup, 1901
Eugene Ormandy, 1899
Clarence Shepard Day, 1874
Dorothy Dix (Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer), 1861
Ignacy Jan Paderewski, 1860
James Edward Sullivan, 1860
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, 1836
Asa Gray, 1810
Louis-Jacques Daguerre, 1787
Sojourner Truth, 1787
Carl Maria von Weber, 1786
Star Trek: Generations(Film), 1994
Malcolm X(Film), 1992
Calvin and Hobbes(Comic strip), 1985 (in this first strip, Calvin catches Hobbes in a tiger trap baited with a tuna sandwich)
"See It Now"(TV), 1951
"Skin of Our Teeth"(Wilder play), 1943
Steamboat Willie (a/k/a Mickey Mouse), 1928
US Uniform Time Zone Plan, 1883 (on this date, the railroads adopted the current uniform time zone plan; it wasn't legally mandated until 1918)
Today in History:
Old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated, 326
The Japanese Emperor Kammy relocates the residence of Nara to Kioto, 794
William Tell shoots the apple off his son's head, 1307
The Holland/Zealand dikes break during a storm, resulting in thousands of deaths, 1421
The first English printed book, "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers", is published, 1477
Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico, 1493
Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope, 1497
The worst earthquake in Massachusetts Bay/Boston area, 1755
The first Unitarian Minister in the US is ordained in Boston, 1787
30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset Maine, to organize the Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America, 1805
Mark Twain's story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is published in the New York Saturday Press, 1865
National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland, 1874
Standard time zones are formed by railroads in the US and Canada, 1883
The first newspaper Sunday color comic strip is printed, in the NY World, 1894
Britain flies its first sea plane, 1911
Lincoln Deachey performs the first airplane loop-the-loop, over San Diego, 1913
Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1917
Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, 1928
Off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, centered on Grand Banks, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula, 1929
New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison, 1940
In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is ratified, 1993
HIP 13044 b, a planet that was formed in another galaxy, is discovered in the Helmi Stream, 2010
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria becomes the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, 2012
NASA launches the MAVEN probe to Mars, 2013
A book written by Charlotte Bronte as a child for her toys is bought by the Bronte Society for €600,000 at auction in Paris, 2019
The longest partial lunar eclipse since 1440 occurs, lasting 3 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds, 2021