Friday, November 18, 2022

Future Mischief Makers (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.

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.


Today is:

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

Birthdays Today:

Owen Wilson, 1968

Elizabeth Perkins, 1960

Sinbad, 1956

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

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


  1. I'm not surprised they got adopted together, I hope the new owner is prepared for mayhem.

  2. Love the furry little plotters. And your fill-ins.

  3. Aww! what cuties so comfy in their hammock heheh!
    I liked your fill-ins especially #3
    Have a saladtastic weekend 👍

  4. The kittens are cute. I am glad they were adopted together.

  5. Those kittens seem to be very happy in a hammock.

    God bless.

  6. Those kitties are so cute! But I can definitely see the "plotting the next move" look on their faces. Lol. Love your fill-ins. Salad is usually the one thing I don't eat at all on Thanksgiving. I eat it on a regular basis, so on Thanksgiving I just go for the high carb sides. :-)

  7. Those two will be a handful, but they are most cute.

    Love your fill-ins. I've invited many that didn't have family during the holidays.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

  8. The kitties lok deep in thought. A second salad? I go on holiday to avoid salad! Each to their own I guess!

  9. The kitties look innocent to me. Glad they got adopted together. Amen to your fill-in for #2 & #4.

  10. I have some seconds at the holiday table, but I have to admit, it's not usually the salad I go for.

  11. Such cute ginger kitties. Thank you for participating in the fil-ins, great answers. Wonderful thankfuls. XO

  12. Those we kittens are pure orange goodness. Those were really good fill-in answers.

  13. Two adorable kitties ~ soooo cute ~ and love your fillins ~ xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka(A Creative Harbor)

  14. Cuties! Yeah, my extra helping will be mashed potatoes!


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