Friday, October 6, 2023

Molly the Manager (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!

Molly the Manger takes care of some very important documents in the office.

Very Important Document
Molly the Manger!

She gets them shredded no matter how long it takes.

The document is a little smaller every day.


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 no longer feel the need to _________.

2. My October list of things to do includes _________ and _________.

3. I'm proud of myself for _________.

4. I plan to _________ in order to improve _________.

1. I no longer feel the need to    dress to please anyone but myself.

2. My October list of things to do includes   work   and   give out candy on the 31st.

3. I'm proud of myself for   striving to get debt paid off and making good inroads.

4. I plan to   start saving up for a new mattress   in order to improve   our quality of sleep.


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Egypt

Children's Day -- Singapore

Earthquake Remembrance Day/Commemoration Day -- Turkmenistan

Festival of the Other Five Toes -- Fairy Calendar

Garlic Lovers Day -- internet generated, unofficial, and delicious

Ivy Day -- Ireland (death anniversary of Irish nationalist leader and Home Rule advocate Charles Stewart Parnell)

Jackie Mayer Rehab Day -- Sandusky, OH, US (anniversary of renaming the local rehab hospital after Sandusky's "favorite daughter", Jackie Mayer, Miss America 1963 and stroke survivor, now advocating on behalf of stroke survivors)

Lee National Denim Day -- US (but i'm sure they want this one celebrated anywhere jeans are sold and worn! proceeds from the day go to fight breast cancer)

Mad Hatter Day -- US (second crazy day in the year, to balance April Fool's Day, and based on the 10/6 on the Mad Hatter's hat in Tenniel's drawing; in English-speaking countries where the day precedes the month in notation, it is celebrated on June 10)

National Diversity Day -- US (vow to treat everyone with kindness, compassion, and respect, and embrace how differences make the world a better place)

National Education Day / World Teachers' Day -- Kiribati

National German-American Day -- US (anniversary of the disembarking of the first German immigrants to Pennsylvania in 1683)

     German Pioneer Day -- Pennsylvania

National Noodle Day

National Physician's Assistant Day -- US (anniversary of the first graduating class of physician assistants from Duke University on this day in 1967

Shemini Azteret -- Judaism (Jewish completion of the annual cycle of reading of the Torah; begins at sunset, through sunset tomorrow)

St. Bruno's Day (Founder of the Carthusian Monks; Patron against demonic possession)

St. Faith's Day (Patron of pilgrims, prisoners, soldiers)

Tishreen Liberation War Day -- Syria

World Smile Day -- do one act of kindness, help one person smile, in honor of Harvey Ball, who created the Smiley face    

     some sites tag this as Send A Smile Day, or have it on different days

Anniversaries Today:

Elizabeth Taylor marries Larry Fortensky, 1991

American Library Association founded in 1876

Birthdays Today:

Jimmy Sisto, 1974

Elisabeth Shue, 1963

David Zucker, 1947

Britt Ekland, 1942

Thor Heyerdahl, 1912

Carole Lombard, 1908

Janet Gaynor, 1906

Helen Wills Moody, 1905

Florence Seibert, 1897

Le Corbusier, 1887

Karol Szymanowski, 1882

George Westinghouse, 1846

Jenny Lind, 1820

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Instagram(launched by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger), 2010

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"(TV), 2000

"The Gin Game"(Play), 1977

"I Hear a Symphony"(Supremes single release), 1965

"The Mousetrap"(Mystery play), 1952 (still being performed)

The Jazz Singer(Film, the first "talkie"), 1927

Today in History:

The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman Republic army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus in the Battle of Arausio, BC105

Founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania by 13 Mennonite families from Germany, 1683

The Americans and French begin the siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown, which becomes the last battle of the American Revolutionary War, 1781

Benjamin Hanks patents a self-winding clock, 1783

Louis XVI accedes to the demands of the women of Paris and returns to that city, 1789

Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead begins shortly after midnight, leads to 53 deaths and hundreds of injuries, 1854

The American Chess Association is organized and holds the first major US chess tournament, in NYC, 1857

The American Library Association is organized in Philadelphia, 1876

Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture, 1889

Nabisco Foods debuts its Cream of Wheat, 1893

Beatrix Van Rijk becomes the first licensed Dutch woman pilot, 1911

Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie, 1927

Egypt launches a coordinated attack against Israel to reclaim land lost in the Six Day War, 1973

Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, 1976

Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House, 1979

President of Egypt, Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated, 1981

51 Pegasi is discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it, 1995

Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe, 2007

The Messenger Spacecraft performs a second Mercury flyby, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI's butler, Paolo Gabriele, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and sentenced to 18 months in prison, 2012

The Nobel prize for Physics is awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos, 2015

Tens of thousands of protestors in Hong Kong march in defiance of a new ban on face masks, 2019

The Nobel Prize for Physics is awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea M. Ghez for their work on black holes, 2020

The WHO recommends the first anti-malaria vaccine after the pilot program in Africa proves effective, 2021


  1. We have document shredders here too. Sadly they practice on the furniture. And me.
    We done on making inroads into your debts.

  2. New mattresses - I'd make that top priority, everything is better with better sleep.

  3. Molly the manager is very diligent in her office work.

  4. LOL Molly is definitly comical and saves buying a shredder :-)

    Have a shredtastic weekend and thanks for hosting 👍

  5. Non-electric shredders help save the planet.

    God bless.

  6. Molly is so cute and she sure does take her duties seriously!

  7. Molly is a cutie. Thanks for hosting Feline Friday and for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. We need a new mattress too , but cat vet bills eat up all extra funds. XO

  8. So, Molly is a regular shredding machine, is she? She sure is cuter than other ones I've seen -- and a lot more animated, too. Reading your poem, I thought it might be true with all the specifics you included. Well done.

  9. I'm with you, I no longer feel the need to do pretty much anything to please anyone else, and it's actually quite freeing.

  10. Molly is efficient and able...and gets the job done to the last shred! I would hire her myself if she wasn't so irreplaceable where she is presently employed. I also wanted to say the purchase of a new and good mattress is worth the money. I failed to get a new box spring some months ago when I got my new mattress and wondered why I was still getting so uncomfortable I had to keep rotating the mattress monthly! I finally looked at the 40 years old box spring!!! and got a clue. The difference with both new items is amazing

  11. Molly is adorable as well as a smart kitty ~ great fill-ins too ~ Xo

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

  12. Great fill ins! Molly is really a hard and determined worker. Our cat bro Bert shreds and then eats the paper which causes him to throw up paper here and there. Such a mess! Happy Friday!

  13. Molly, your services are so valuable. What a great manager you are! :)

  14. Great fill-ins. I'm all for dressing for comfort, not for style!

  15. Supurr fill-ins and what an epic on-site office shredder mew have!!!

  16. Lol. "Taking care" of the documents has a different definition for cats than for humans, I think. :)


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