Friday, September 29, 2023

Who, Us? (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


Feline Friday was originally started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude (who no longer blogs), and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.

He handed hosting duties off to Sandee at Comedy Plus, and now she's entrusting it to me.

Feline Friday is simple to join.  All you have to do is: Post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (they may be silly or cute).  Then add your link!

One thing for sure is this is a fun and easy meme to do.  So come and join us in Feline Friday.

What better way to start the weekend than with a feline!

They're innocent, they tell you!

Make sure locks are on doors, they figured out how to open it.

They wouldn't do such a thing!


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 find _________ annoying.

2. _________ is a favorite charity of mine.

3. I often have to explain _________ to others.

4. There's a lot of _________ in my life these days.

1. I find   traffic   annoying.

2. Mission to Haiti   is a favorite charity of mine.

3. I often have to explain   rEcess  to others.   

4. There's a lot of   blessing   in my life these days,   and all the time, in fact.


Today is:

Ask A Stupid Question Day -- teachers wanted to get students asking more questions, so they started this day, telling them to ask even if the questions were stupid; now, it's a holiday on the last school day of September each year! 

Battle of Boqueron Day -- Paraguay

Constitution Day -- Brunei

Festival of Tezcatzonctl -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (chief god of intoxication; date approximate)

Full Harvest Moon a/k/a Full Corn Moon/Indigo Moon/Wise-Crone Moon (with so much food ripe for gathering, harvesting can go on well into the night by the light of the hugely full Harvest Moon)

     Binara Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka (began yesterday evening)

     Chusok -- South Korea (Harvest Moon Festival; began yesterday, through the 20th; a harvest festival and day to give homage to the ancestors and celebrate family)

     Han'gawi -- North Korea (Harvest Moon Festival; through the 21st; a harvest festival and day to give homage to the ancestors and celebrate family)

     Navajo Sing Festival -- Navajo Native Americans festival in thanksgiving for the harvest, begins at the full moon and goes on for one week

     Taw Thalin Full Moon -- Myanmar

     Zhongqiu Jie / Chong Chao -- China; Macau; Taiwan (Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival, the birthday of the earth god T'u-ti Kung, celebrating the harvests, family, and eating moon cakes, matchmaking, sky lanterns, Fire Dragon Dances, and more)

Gwynn ap Nudd's Fest -- Celtic Calendar (god of the underworld; date approximate)

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

International Coffee Day -- and i thought this was every day!  It's also National Coffee Day, which should also be every day  

Inventors Day -- Argentina

Make a List of the Top Ten Happiest Days in Your Life Day -- must have been started by an optimist

Manit Day -- Marshall Islands (Culture Day)

Mutation Day -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day -- a day to remind grandparents to be active in their grandchildren's lives (and if you need a reminder, i wonder about you; if you aren't allowed by bitter parents, i feel badly for you)

National Mocha Day

National Youth Day -- Turks and Caicos Islands

Quick Draw Day -- debut of Quick Draw McGraw and his side kick, Baba Looey, in 1959

Sport Purple For Platelets Day(sm) -- Platelet Disorder Support Association   

Sts. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and All Angels' Day (Michaelmas)

     Archangel Gabriel, Patron of broadcasters, clergy, communication workers, diplomats, messengers, philatelists/stamp collectors, post offices and postal workers, radio and radio workers, secular clergy, telecommunication workers, telegraphers, telephones, television and television workers; Argentinian ambassadors; Seattle, Washington

     Archangel Michael, Patron of artists, bakers, bankers and banking, barrel makers/coopers, battle, boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, dying people, emergency medical technicians/paramedics/ambulance drivers, fencers and fencing, grocers and greengrocers, haberdashers and hatmakers, knights, milliners, paratroopers, police officers, radiologists and radiotherapists, security guards, sick people, soldiers, swordsmiths; for a holy death and safety at sea; England, Germany, and over 25 cities around the world; against danger at sea and temptation.    

     Archangel Raphael, Patron of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, blind people, doctors/physicians, guardian angels, happy meetings, love and lovers, mentally ill people, nurses, shepherdesses/shepherds, sick people, travelers, young people; Dubuque, Iowa; MacKenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories; Seattle, Washington; against bodily ills, eye diseases/eye problems, insanity/mental illness, nightmares, sickness

     related observances:

     National Day of Remembrance for Policemen Killed -- Australia (St. Michael, Patron of police officers)

     Payment of Quit Rent by London Royal Courts of Justice -- Michaelmas is a traditional English "Quarter Day", when rents come due

VFW Day -- US (The Veterans of Foreign Wars was established on this day in 1899)

World Heart Day -- International (to raise awareness of the signs and dangers of cardiovascular disease)

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!)

Zhong Qui Jie -- China (mid-Autumn festival)

Birthdays Today:

Emily Lloyd, 1970

John Paxton, 1960

Bryant Gumbel, 1948

Patricia Hodge, 1946

Lech Walesa, 1943

Dave Wilcox, 1942

Ian McShane, 1942

Madeline Kahn, 1942

Jerry Lee Lewis, 1935

Anita Ekberg, 1931

Lizabeth Scott, 1922

Trevor Howard, 1916

Stanley Kramer, 1913

Michelangelo Antonioni, 1912

Greer Garson, 1908

Gene Autry, 1907

Enrico Fermi, 1901

Horatio Nelson, 1758

Miguel de Cervantes, 1547

Pompey the Great, BC106

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Grace Under Fire"(TV), 1993

"Thirtysomething"(TV), 1987

"Designing Women"(TV), 1986

"MacGyver"(TV), 1985

"Houdini, A Circus Opera"(Opera), 1977

"The Judy Garland Show"(TV), 1963

"My Favorite Martian"(TV), 1963

"The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show"(TV), 1962

"My Three Sons"(TV), 1960

"Outlaws"(TV), 1960

"The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis"(TV), 1959

"Sergeant Preston of the Yukon"(TV), 1955

"A View from the Bridge"(Play), 1955

The Barefoot Contessa(Film), 1954

A Star is Born(Film), 1954

"Make Room for Daddy"(TV), 1953

Today in History:

Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumata, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire, BC522

Battle of Salamis, at which the Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I, BC480

Pompey the Great Celebrates ending the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday, BC61

Saladin's army marches into Jerusalem, 1187

The First Congress of the US adjourns, 1789

"Scotland Yard", London's Metropolitan Police Force, goes on duty, 1829

The first practical public electric tramway ever opens in Blackpool, England, 1885

John D. Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire, 1916

The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed, 1954

Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, is launched, 1962

WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world's first black-owned-and-operated television station, 1975

Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to set foot on Irish soil with his pastoral visit to the Republic of Ireland, 1979

The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth, 2004

The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history, 2008

An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami, 2009

The Koreas agree, for the first time in two years, to hold working-level military talks, 2010

Researchers discover a biofluorescent hawksbill sea turtle in waters off of the Solomon Islands; though biofluorescence has been observed in captive reptiles, this is the first occurrence seen in a wild reptile, 2015

Scientists confirm that Mars does have underground lakes, 2020

Tunisian President Kais Saied appoints Najla Bouden Romdhan as Tunisia's and the Arab world's first female prime minister, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declares 23 species of bird, fish and other wildlife extinct, including the ivory-billed woodpecker, 2021


  1. Of course cats are innocent. Just ask them.
    Love your fill-ins. A big sad sigh at the continuing number of extinctions.

  2. Yes, how can cats, dogs and babies look so innocent?
    This seems a busy day with lots of things happening. I looked up a few of them, and found the Intermnational coffee day to be tomorrow.

  3. They are also cute and we hope they all get homes. You have great answers for your feelings today. Especially the last one.

  4. Lovely cats. Thank you for all your good works, Mimi.

    God bless.

  5. What innocent cuties heheh! :-)

    Have an innocenttastic weekend and thanks for hosting mimi 👍

  6. Such sweet kittens being blamed for a naughty crime! Love the one in the hammock.

  7. Those kittens are cuties! Someone dropped off a cat near my parents earlier in the summer. I hate when people do that. Why not just take them to a shelter. Surely, even rural communities have them but what do I know. Daddy fussed at mom for feeding them but it breaks her heart to see them going hungry. Now she can't get rid of them. I'm afraid one of them will get underfoot causing Mom to fall. She has a lot of trouble with her right leg. She doesn't need to break anything.

    I'm with you I thought everyday was "coffee day". lol I ask plenty of stupid questions. I'd do well in school if I went back. 🤣

    I'm sharing another edition of Friday Funnies for anyone needing a giggle or two. Have a funtastic weekend, my dear!

  8. Oh the poor little kitties behind bars! I hope each and every one finds their forever home right quick.

  9. Those sweet kittens are pretty smart! Those were all good answers too!

  10. Clever cats! Your final fill-in says so much.

  11. Hortatio Nelson's birthday! I wonder when Napoleon Bonapart's is? They were staunch enemies to the end. Those kitties remind me of a friend whose 5 cats I baby sitter for on occasion. The first in her list of instructions was: "Be sure you re-lock the door on entering. The cats know how to open the door, and they can and will! Every time they see it is unlocked."

  12. Such cute kittens. Thanks for participating in the fill-ins and for hosting Feline Friday. I love rEcess. I would volunteer if I lived in your area. XO

  13. hay ewe catz….we haza quik minit two say hi, grate weekend N hopin each oh ewe findz yur for everz home yet thiz month 🍀💚💙🐟

  14. Those kitties are so sweet. Great fill ins. I hope to be posting on Fridays again soon.

  15. Yes, that's what they tell you. Lol. :-)

  16. Those kittens are pretty smart figuring out the doors.

  17. Supurr fill-ins and furbulous kittens on parade, they look like they're testing for weakness for an upcoming escape attempt! MOL

  18. Great photos of the adorable kitties ~ wishing them forever homes soon ~ Xo

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

  19. Those are some adorable -- and smart -- babies!


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