Friday, September 1, 2017

New Boy (Feline Friday) and Fill-in Fun

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.

"Mom," Little Girl said, "I have good news and bad news.  The good news is I saved a life.  The bad news is we have another kitten."

Comeaux.




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Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and the final two are offered by McGuffy Ann Morris of McGuffy's Reader.  They try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please head to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts! 

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

Week 69: September 1, 2017

1. My favorite fictional character is ____________.

2.  A new tv show or film I am looking forward to this Fall is _______   .

3. One of my very favourite books is                       .

4. The best time to                        is                        .

1. My favorite fictional character is Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables).  
2. A new TV show of film i am looking forward to this Fall is not much.  We don't have TV, and i haven't been to a movie in years.  Mostly i just listen to my kids critical reviews, it's how i know what's on or what's been released.
3. One of my very favorite books is The Bible.  If that shocks you in any way, you haven't read much here!
4. The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.  The second best time is today.  Yes, i've said it before, and it bears repeating to myself over and over, otherwise i tend to be a procrastinator.



Today is:

Bahti Meskerem -- Eritrea (Revolution Day)

Blackpool Illuminations -- The Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, England (five miles of spectacular lighting; through Nov. 5)

Bonnat Pig Fair -- Bonnat, France

Bring Your Manners To Work Day -- sad that we even have to have this one, isn't it?

Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day

Chicken Boy's Day -- the mascot of the now defunct restaurant by that name, the 22 foot statue of a boy with a chicken's head was saved from destruction and is now a pop icon in L.A. on Route 66

Constitution Day/National Day -- Slovakia

Day of Knowledge -- Estonia (an official Flag Day); Russia

Disaster Prevention Day/Kanto Earthquake Memorial Day -- Japan

Dri-jerbal -- Marshall Islands (Labor Day)

Ecclesiastical Year begins -- Orthodox Christian

Eid al-Adha -- Islam (Festival of Sacrifice, a three-day commemoration of Abraham's obedience and willingness to sacrifice his son; begins at sunset, local customs of date and official government days off in many places will vary)

Festival of Juno Regina and Jupiter Liber -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Hassaku Oshi-tsuki -- Tsuma, Oki Island, Japan (bull sumo, with bulls pushing each other out of the ring)

International Day of Awareness of the Dolphins of Taiji/Save Japan's Dolphins Day -- the drive and hunt begins today in Japan, and events are held around the world  

Lazy Moms Day -- a day for mom to be lazy, and let the kids do the housework!

Mustaqillik Kuni -- Uzbekistan (Independence Day, 1991) 

National Cherry Popover Day

National College Colors Day -- US (win money for your favorite college by sporting your colors today and following the rules on this site) 

National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day -- the day to celebrate the amazing words in the English language that do not rhyme with any other words

Nutt Day -- for Emma M. Nutt, the first female telephone operator

Oyster Season begins

Partridge's Day -- patridge hunting season begins in UK

Presidential Message Day -- Mexico

Puyallup Fair -- Puyallup, WA, US (one of the top ten fairs in attendance in the world; through the 24th)

Random Acts of Kindness Day -- New Zealand

Sing A Silly Song in Bed Day -- now, this one has no real rhyme or reason

Sneeze-Wobbling Festival -- Fairy Calendar

St. Fiacre's Day -- Ireland and France (the rest of the church celebrates this Patron of gardeners on August 30)

St. Gideon the Judge's Day (Patron of Saint-Gedeon-de-Beauce, Canada)

St. Giles' Day (Patron of the beggars, blacksmiths, breast feeding, cancer patients, disabled/handicapped people, epileptics, forests, hermits, horses, lepers, mentally ill people, noctiphobics, paupers and the poor, rams, spur makers, woods; Edinburgh, Scotland; Toifa, Italy; against breast cancer, epilepsy, fear of the night, insanity, leprosy, mental illness, noctiphobia, sterility)

St. Simeon Stylites' Day -- Eastern Orthodox Christian

Teacher's Day -- Singapore

Wattle Day -- Australia

Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw And Festival -- Prairie du Sac, WI, US (come try to break the state record of 248 feet; through tomorrow)

World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off -- Brady, TX, US (through tomorrow)


Labor Day, shmabor day!
What a dumb day!
You hire some jerk,
Then send him away,
To celebrate work,
By playing all day!

Garfield the Cat

While i may not agree with his assessment of the importance of Labor Day, Garfield is right in that Labor Day Weekend has become a time for play, as evidenced by the following celebrations that always occur on this weekend around the US*:

Benton Neighbor Day -- Benton, MO
Britt Draft Horse Show -- Britt, IA
Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival -- Seattle, WA
Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Rodeo -- Boys Ranch, TX
Central City Rock 'n' Roll Cruise-in & Concert -- Central City, KY
Cleveland National Air Show -- Cleveland, OH
Clothesline Fair -- Prairie Grove, AR
Colombia River Cross Channel Swim -- Hood River, OR
Colorado Balloon Classic -- Colorado Springs, CO
Commonwheel Labor Day Weekend ARts and Crafts Festival -- Manitou Springs, CO
Daniel Boone Pioneer Days -- Winchester, KY
Eastern Idaho State Fair -- Blackfoot, ID
Fort Bridger Rendezvous -- Fort Bridger, WY
Great Bathtub Race -- Nome, AK
Great Grove Bed Race -- Coconut Grove, FL
Harvest Wine Celebration -- Livermore, CA
Hog Capital of the World Festival -- Kewanee, IL
Hoisington Celebration -- Hoisington, KS
Hopkinton State Fair -- Contoocook, NH,
Iroquois Arts Festival -- Howes Cave, NY
Johnson City Field Days -- Johnson City, NY
Jubilee Days Festival -- Zion, IL
Lifelight Outdoor Music Festival -- Worthing, SD
Mackinac Bridge Walk -- St. Ignace, MI
National Championship Chuckwagon Races -- Clinton, AR
National Hard Crab Derby and Fair -- Crisfield, MD
National Sweetcorn Festival -- Hoopeston, IL
Oatmeal Festival -- Bertram/Oatmeal, TX
Odyssey - A Greek Festival -- Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Orange, CT
Old Threshers Reunion -- Mount Pleasant, IA
On the Waterfront -- Rockford, IL
Oregon Trail Rodeo -- Hastings, NE
Payson Golden Onion Days -- Payson, UT
Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Colonial Festival -- Greensburg, PA
Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival -- Independence, MO
Scandinavian Fest -- Budd Lake, NJ
Sta-Bil Nationals Championship Lawn Mower Race -- Delaware, OH
Snake River Duck Race -- Nome, AK
Taste of Colorado -- Denver, CO
Taste of Madison -- Madison, WI
Totah Festival -- Farmington, NM
Waikiki Roughwater Swim -- Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, HI
West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival -- Clarksburg, WV
Westfest Czech Heritage Festival -- West, TX
Wisconsin State Cow-Chip Throw -- Prairie du Sac, WI
Woodstock Fair -- Woodstock, CT
World Championship Barbecue Goat Cook-Off and Arts & Crafts Fair -- Brady, TX

*Note:  Some of these begin today, some begin tomorrow or Saturday, and most go through US Labor Day, this coming Monday


Anniversary Today:

Benjamin Franklin marries Deborah Read, 1730


Birthdays Today:

Timothy Duane "Tim" Hardaway, 1966
Gloria Estefan, 1957
Dr. Phil McGraw, 1950
Barry Gibb, 1946
Lily Tomlin, 1939
Alan Dershowitz, 1938
Don Stroud, 1937
Seiji Ozawa, 1935
Conway Twitty, 1933
"Boxcar" Willie, 1931
Rocky Marciano, 1923
Yvonne DeCarlo, 1922
Vittorio Gassman, 1922
Walter Philip Reuther, 1907
Edgar Rice Burroughts, 1875
Englebert Humperdinck. 1854 (composer, esp of opera Hansel and Gretel)
Johann Pachelbel, 1653


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Art Linkletter's House Party"(TV), 1952
"Androcles and the Lion"(Play), 1913


Today in History:

Rabbi Moses Ben Nachman establishes a Jewish community in Jerusalem, 1267
Adi Granth, now known as Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, was first installed at Harmandir Sahib, 1601
The first yacht race is held, between England's King Charles I and his brother James, 1661
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa forms in California, 1772
Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, is discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding, 1804
Narcissa Whitman, one of the first white women to settle west of the 
Rocky Mountains, arrives at Walla Walla, Washington, 1836
The first Pullman sleeping car is put into service, 1859
The Solar Superstorm/Carrington Event: a huge solar sunspot and solar flare storm that disrupted telegraphy and allowed the Aurora Borealis to be seen as far south as the Caribbean occurs, 1859
Joseph Lister performs the first antiseptic surgery, 1865
Robert T. Freeman becomes the first African American to graduate from the Harvard Dental School, 1867
The first underground rapid transit system in North America, the Boston Subway, opens, 1897
One of the first science fiction films ever, A Trip To The Moon, opens in France, 1902
Alberta and Saskatchewan become the 8th and 9th Canadian provinces, 1905
Martha, the last passenger pigeon, dies at the Cincinnati Zoo, 1914
The United States, Australia and New Zealand sign a mutual defense pact, called the ANZUS Treaty, 1951
In Reykjavík, Iceland, American Bobby Fischer beats Russian Boris Spassky and becomes the world chess champion, 1972
Canada adopts the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as part of its Constitution, 1982
A joint French-American expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, 1985
Luxembourg becomes the first nation to complete the transition to all digital tv broadcasting, 2006
After four Israeli settlers are shot at the Israeli settlement Beit Hagai, the Palestinian Authority arrested 250 members of Hamas, 2010
To avoid further fighting, Libya's Transitional Council extends the deadline to surrender for tribal leaders in Sirte, 2011
U.S. National Park officials notify 3,100 recent visitors of an outbreak of Hantavirus sourced to tent cabins in Yosemite National Park, 2012
In southwestern China, at least four people are killed by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake, 2013

11 comments:

  1. I don't have so much of interest in cats. when they are kitten i like them and when they grow up into a cat i don't like. I don't know the reason. May be that the fall of hair from their body everywhere in the house make a great mess of cleaning:)

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  2. That little kitten is so cute! Thanks to Little Girl, this kitten is saved!

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  3. Awww what a sweet kitty. :)

    The Bible being your favorite book doesn't shock me at all. It is mine, too. Many people just don't realize what a interesting book it is. It contains very important guidance for life, sure. But, it has so much more!

    I think folks should bring their (good) manners to work every day and everywhere else, too.

    "Oatmeal Festival"...I had to look up that town. Only 20 people living there AND it isn't on the coast? Sounds great to me!

    My brothers would be champs at the Cow-Chip Throw. haha We grew up beside a dairy farm.

    I always enjoy your posts, but I especially enjoyed this one. It was very educational as I did searches on several of the things you mentioned. Thank you!

    Have a blessed weekend. :)

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  4. That is so true about the best time to plant a tree. Have a great week.

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  5. Kittens rock. Have a great Friday Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  6. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I was not surprised by your answer of The Bible. Very true about planting a tree. The kitten is adorable. Have a wonderful weekend! XO

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  7. Sometimes you have to save just one more kitty. It's a good thing. Too cute.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. ☺

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  8. The Bible is a great book to be your favorite. And that is one cute kitten and glad she or he got saved. Everyone rescued counts and a plus. Have a good evening.

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  9. You all have really good hearts, Mimi. Thank you for that. The New Kitten looks so cute. I agree with you about the Bible. It is the most important book. Trees are underrated. I hate to see people clearing out trees. Sad! Remember the song, Big Yellow Taxi? (Joni Mitchell) Yes.

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  10. Saving a life earns heaven points, no matter whose life it is.

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