Safe (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

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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.
 
At the shelter, Sweetie was worried about this cat:
 
Trixie.  If you get her at the correct angle, she looks like she swallowed a bowling ball.
 
 
This gives you a better idea.
 
getting out of this open window:
 
 
 
 
Somehow, i think she is safe from that eventuality.
 
 
 
 
 
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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. The last time I ____________was ____________________.
2. __________________isn’t ___________________.
 
3. _________ is a blessing in disguise.
 
4. My favorite word is _________.
 
1. The last time i went on a vacation to any place except Florida or Texas was at least 3 years ago (maybe more, i’m not good with remembering dates).  Maybe sometime next year we can go someplace else.
2. Knowledge isn’t wisdom.  As Bigger Girl once noted, knowledge is knowing that botanically speaking tomatoes are fruit, wisdom is not putting them in the fruit salad.
3. Almost anything that happens is a blessing in disguise if you know how to look at it.
4. My favorite word is grace.
 
 
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Today is:
 
Applejack Festival — Nebraska City, NE, US (parade, food, fun, and a celebration of the orchards; through Sunday)
 
Arbor Day — Brazil
 
Ashura — Islam (optional day of fasting that ends at sundown, local observances and national holidays may vary)
 
Breakfast, Dinner, and Supper Celebration Day — Fairy Calendar (Goblins)
 
Chästeilet im Justistal — Merlingen, Switzerland (dividing of the summer’s cheese between the dairy farmers of the area, a weekend celebration that must be tasted to be believed!)
 
Danger Run/Ghost Run — Louisville, KY, US (“The Most Fun You’ve Ever Had in Your Car,”  a haunted Halloween scavenger hunt style game in which you and your friends will work together to solve clues to find your way on dark, spooky roads to haunted houses, and compete for prizes; every Friday and Saturday evening through Nov. 3)
 
Eleven Days of Global Unity — Day 11, Peace (to coincide with the International celebration; sponsored by We, the World)   
 
Fall Festival of the Arts And Crafts — Washington, MO, US (juried art festival, beer, specialty foods, music, and fun; through Sunday)
 
Imilchil Marriage Festival — Imilchil, Morocco (commonly translated as the Marriage Festival, it is more of a Betrothal Festival among the Berber people; a three day whirlwind of speed dating, exotic music, traditional costumes, and romance in which people from small villages can allow their children to find marriage partners from among their own peoples)
 
Independence Day — Armenia(1991); Belize(1981); Malta(1964)
 
International Day of Peace — UN
 
Jeans for Genes Day — UK (convince your school or workplace to let you pay for the privilege of wearing jeans today, with the money going toward research of genetic diseases)  
 
Kharisteria — Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; feast of Aremis Agrotera[the huntress] that became a thankgiving for the victory of the battle of Marathon)
 
Kwama Nkrumah’s Birthday/Founder’s Day — Ghana
 
Miniature Golf Day — golf the fun way! (separate from National Miniature Golf Day in May)
 
MOFGA Common Ground Country Fair — Unity, ME, US (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association sponsors an old-time country fair that revives forgotten skills and has something for everyone; through Sunday)
 
Monterrey Jazz Festival — Monterrey, CA, US (59th Annual, featuring some of the world’s finest jazz musicians; through Sunday)
 
National Doodle Day — UK (fundraiser for Epilepsy Action)    
 
National Pecan Cookie Day
 
 
National Tradesmen Day — US
 
New Hampshire Highland Games — Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH, US (everything highlands you can think of, and those of Scottish descent can even look up their clan connections; through Sunday)
 
St. Matthew the Evangelist’s Day (Patron of accountants, bankers, bookkeepers, customs officers, financial officers, guards, money managers, security forces, security guards, stock brokers, tax collectors; Salerno, Italy; Trier, Germany; Villa d’Ogna, Italy)
 
Student’s Day and Spring Day — Argentina
 
Throw Away Something Day — you have the internet’s permission to get rid of that hideous gift; if you can’t bring yourself to throw it out, donate it
 
Wild West Show and Bullwhacker Days — Olathe, KS, US (celebrate the Santa Fe Trail; through Sunday)
 
World Alzheimer’s Day
 
World Gratitude Day
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Nicole Richie, 1981
Luke Wilson, 1971
Ricki Lake, 1968
Faith Hill, 1967
Darva Conger, 1965
Rob Morrow, 1962
Nancy Travis, 1961
David James Elliot, 1960
Dave Coulier, 1959
Ethan Boen, 1957
Bill Murray, 1950
Stephen King, 1947
Kay Ryan, 1945
Fannie Flagg, 1944
Bill Kurtis, 1940
Henry Gibson, 1935
Leonard Cohen, 1934
Larry Hagman, 1931
Chuck Jones, 1912
H.G. Wells, 1866
Maurice Barrymore, 1849 (family patriarch)
Francis Hopkinson, 1737
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
“NYPD Blue”(TV), 1993
“Glengarry Glen Ross”(Play), 1983
“Monday Night Football”(TV), 1970*
“Perry Mason”(TV), 1957
“The Texaco Star Theater”(TV), 1948
My Weekly Reader(Magazine, first issue date), 1928
 
*Browns 31, Jets 21
 
 
Today in History:
 
Richard the Lionheart captured, 1192
Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge, 1451
John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patent a fire extinguisher, 1677
Nathan Hale arrested for spying, 1776
The Pennsylvania Packet & Daily Advertiser becomes the first successful US daily newspaper, 1784
Joseph Smith, Jr. claims that the Angel Moroni gives him the gold plates from which he translates the Book of Mormon, 1827
The Duryea Motor Wagon Company becomes the first auto manufacturer, 1895
“Kit Carson”, the first cowboy film, premiers in the US, 1903
Publication of Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”, 1937
Bahrain, Bhutan and Qatar join the United Nations, 1971
Sandra Day O’Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female US Supreme Court justice, 1981
Brunei joins the United Nations, 1984
Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly, 2001
The Galileo mission is terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter’s atmosphere, 2003
Hurricane Rita becomes the third most intense storm hurricane (dropped to 4th on October 19, just a few weeks later), 2005
al-Shabaab Islamic militants attack the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people, 2013
Three genetic studies published in “Nature” conclude all non-Africans descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago, 2015
The discovery by Caltech scientists of the first brainless animal that sleeps, the jellyfish Cassiopea, is published in “Current Biology”, 2017 

 

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Bad Influence (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.)
 
 
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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.
 
We all know that Mikey, the half Maine coon, is about the laziest cat in the world.  He won’t stand or sit to eat, he lies down and uses his paw to bring the kibbles to his mouth he is so lazy.
 
Now i have proof his laziness is spreading to the other cats:
 
Dansig has been corrupted by his brother Mikey!
 
 
 
 
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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. Being _______________ is _____________________.
 
2.If ___________________ were worth money, then I would be rich.
 
3. I am proud of _________.
 
4. If I could time travel, I would visit the year _________.
 
 
1. Being short is sometimes a challenge.  When there is something on the top shelf at the grocery, i have to climb to get it (i learned to climb shelves fast so no one at the store will catch me and make me stop!).  It can also be a good thing.  When a child is stuck in one of those play places or refuses to come out when called, and the thing is built for children 12 and under, the parent assigned to rescue or retrieve is this one that stopped growing at age 12.
 
2. If cat fuzzies on the floor were worth money, then i would be rich.  After all, we sweep up enough cat hair around here to knit a litter of kittens every week, if we ever needed any more kittens, which we do not.
 
3. I am proud of how my children are willing to work hard to get what they want and need.
 
4. If i could time travel, i would visit the year i turned 12 and give my younger self a lot of advice.  The two problems would be if i took the advice, and also if i didn’t take it!
 
 
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Today is:
 
Battle of San Jacinto Day — Nicaragua
 
Cherokee Strip Days — Enid, Oklahoma (parade that includes Longhorn steers, arts and crafts, food, and gunfight reenactments; through Sunday)
 
Cochabamba Day — Cochabamba, Bolivia (festival of the founding of the city)
 
Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days — Creston, IA, US (hare and hound races, parade, marching band contest, balloons and more; through Sunday)
 
Eat a Hoagie Day
 
Egremont Crab Fair and Gurning Championship — Egremont, Cumberland, UK (ancient fair given a charter in 1267, includes throwing crabapples from a cart for children to catch and the gurning [making ugly faces] competition; through tomorrow)
 
Eleven Days of Global Unity — Day 4, Economic Justice (sponsored by We, the World)    
 
Feast of the Triumph of the Cross/Elevation of the Life Giving Cross/Holy Cross Day — Christian
 
Festivals and Matsuri of Japan — several throughout Japan, today and for the next several, most as harvest festivals or traditional horseback archery rituals)
      including the O Sannomiya Autumn Festival, Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Festival, Tono Matsuri, Kishiwada Danjiri Matsuri, Tsurugaoka-hachimangu Reitasai, Yachi Donga Festival, and Furusato Hyappei Festival
 
Goroka Show — Goroka, Papua New Guinea (a cultural festival and showcase of over 100 clans and tribes and their customs; through Sunday)
 
Great British Beach Clean — UK (the Marine Conservation Society knows the coast needs this extra special focus; through Monday)    
 
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show — Harrogate, England (Britains finest blooms show off; through Sunday)
 
Hug a Crabby Stranger Day — okay, as long as i don’t end up on the evening news
 
Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony — Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US (each winner has done improbable research, something that makes people laugh, then think)
 
King Turkey Day — Worthington, MN, US (includes a turkey race; through tomorrow)
 
National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day
 
National Hug Your Boss Day (some claim this began in the UK, others say it was started by TipTopJob.com and is to be celebrated everywhere, but no matter what nation you live in, be careful with this holiday!  website here)    
 
Nutting Day — British Isles tradition, the hazelnuts are supposed to be perfectly ripe on this day
 
Ohio River Sternwheel Festival — Marietta, OH, US (a three day riverfront extravaganza)
 
Pilgrimage to the Black Madonna of Einsiedeln — Switzerland
 
Riverfest — Eden, NC, US (a celebration of art, history, and river heritage; through tomorrow) 
 
St. Notburga’s Day (Patron of agricultural workers, husbandmen, peasants, restaurant servers)
 
Telluride Blues and Brews Festival — Telluride, CO, US (nationally touring bands and microbreweries make for a fun weekend; through Sunday)
 
The Big E — West Springfield, MA, US (one of New England’s largest fairs; through the 30th)
 
Unclear Ideas Display — Fairy Calendar (Imps celebration)
 
Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival — Wisconsin Dells, WI (fall festival; through Sunday)
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Amy Winehouse, 1983
Dan Cortese, 1967
Faith Ford, 1964
Wendy Thomas, 1961 (Namesake of Wendy’s Hamburgers)
Mary Crosby, 1959
Sam Neill, 1947
Joey Heatherton, 1944
Nicol Williamson, 1938
Walter Koenig, 1936
Kate Millett, 1934
Harve Presnell, 1933
Zoe Caldwell, 1933
Constance Baker Motley, 1921
Clayton Moore, 1914
Stanley Ketchel, 1886
Margaret Higgins Sanger, 1879
Ivan Pavlov, 1849
James Wilson, 1742
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
“The Golden Girls”(TV), 1985
“The Waltons”(TV Series), 1972
“Ironside”(TV), 1967
“Have Gun Will Travel”(TV), 1957
“The Turn of the Screw”(Opera), 1954
 
 
 
Today in History:
 
Domitian becomes emperor of Rome upon the death of his brother Titus, 81
Harun al-Rashid beomes Abbasid Caliph upon the death of his brother, al-Hadi, 786
The first lighthouse in the US, in Boston, is lit, 1716
George Frederick Handel finishes “Messiah” oratorio, after working on it non-stop for 23 days, 1741
Napoleon occupies Moscow; fires begin that will not be fully extinguished for 5 days, 1812
Francis Scott Key witnesses the battle which inspires him to write “The Defense of Fort McHenry”, later retitled “The Star Spangled Banner”, 1814
George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon, 1886
President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt, 1901
Groundbreaking for the United Nations headquarters in New York City, 1948
The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it, 1959
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is founded, 1960
The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI, 1975
President-elect of Lebanon, Bachir Gemayel, is assassinated, 1982
Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a hot air balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean, 1984
The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, belting 10 of them, 1987
Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations, 1999
Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks; a similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation’s capital, 2001
In a referendum, Estonia approves joining the European Union, 2003
NASA reveals the Space Launch Program to replace the Space Shuttle program, 2011
The Bodleian Library reveals earliest evidence of the zero symbol in 3rd or 4th Century Bakhshali (Pakistan) manuscript, through carbon dating, 2017

 

That Incredulous Look, Part 3 (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.)
 
 
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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.
 
That incredulous look when Dr. D’s cat, Josephine the Persian, sees the car is being packed again, and she knows she’s going to be put in it:
 
 
Another trip!!!  You must be joking.  You aren’t joking.
 
 
 
 
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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. September is the perfect month for __________________.
 
2. This month, I am looking forward to __________________.
 
3. My morning routine always includes _________.
 
4. I have a love-hate relationship with _________.
 
 
September is the perfect month for watching the stores for sales on items you will need for the holidays later.  Often they put staples on sale early, and things like butter freeze well and the flour and sugar will keep.
 
This month, i am looking forward to slightly lower temperatures as we make our way inexorably toward winter.
 
My morning routine always includes prayer, Bible reading, and the personal grooming needed to make sure i don’t end up stinky in front of clients.  When i work cleaning a home or office, i work and you will know it if i am not careful.
 
I have a love-hate relationship with driving.  While i don’t mind driving, and in fact enjoy it, i cannot stand traffic and the way it moves, or rather doesn’t move, around here.  While i am a teetotal, the only thing that could turn me into a drinking woman is the traffic around here.
 
 
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Today is:
 
Air Force Day — Pakistan
 
Arcola Broom Corn Festival — Arcola, IL, US (includes a parade; through Sunday)
 
Banana Festival – An A-peeling Celebration — Fulton, KY & South Fulton, TN, US (the fun starts tonight with The Banana Ball and continues through next Saturday)
 
Beer Lovers’ Day — ESPN began to broadcast on this day in 1979
 
Bring Your Manners To Work Day — sad that we even have to have this one, isn’t it?
 
Dri-jerbal — Marshall Islands (Labor Day)
 
Feel the Love Day
 
Festival of the Vine — Geneva, IL, US (celebrating the flavors of fall, especially good food and wine from around the world; through Sunday)
 
Fiesta de Santa Fe — Santa Fe, NM, US (festivities include the burning of the Zozobra — Old Man Gloom effigy — on the first night, so bring your personal gloom written down before the burning, and watch it be destroyed, then enjoy one of the oldest fiestas in the US; through Sunday)
 
Freddie Mercury Montreux Memorial — Montreaux, Switzerland (annual weekend-long tribute to the work of Freddie Mercury)
 
Grandma Moses Day
 
Great Canadian Beer Festival — Victoria, BC, Canada (through tomorrow)
 
Independence Day — Brazil
 
Lazy Moms Day — a day for mom to be lazy, and let the kids do the housework!
 
Lusaka Peace Agreement Day — Mozambique
 
National Acorn Squash Day
 
National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day — US (by Senate proclamation in 2004)
 
National Folk Festival — Salisbury, MD, US (sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts, a multicultural celebration of traditional native and folk arts in the United States; through Sunday)
 
National Napoleon Day (the dessert, not the general)
 
National Threatened Species Day — Australia
 
Neither Snow Nor Rain Day — celebrates the opening of the US Post Office in NYC on this day in 1914, which building has the famous inscription on it
 
Nijamati Sewa Divas — Nepal (Civil Servants’ Day)
 
North Carolina Folk Festival — Greensboro, NC, US (art, music, North Carolina folklife, and fun; through Sunday)
 
Norwalk Seaport Oyster Festival — Norwalk, CT, US (vintage ships, crafters, entertainment, oysters, and a Kids’ Cove; through Sunday)
 
Olney Amputee Dove Hunt — Olney, TX, US (a one-of-a-kind event, begun by two Texas politicians from Olney who were both amputees, they and the town of Olney invite every amputee or person who has lost use of a hand or arm to come to “The Friendliest Town West of the Mississippi River” for Texas food, fun, a glove swap, musical entertainment, one arm jokes and tales, one arm golf tournament, the famous 10 cents a finger breakfast, a Cow Chip Chunk’n, Amputee Vs. Politician, and the big dove hunt; through tomorrow)
 
Petersfield Antiques Fair — The Festival Hall, Petersfield, Hampshire, England (one of the best in the nation; through Sunday)
 
Popeye Picnic — Chester, IL, US (celebrate everyone’s favorite cartoon sailor in the town where his creator, E.C. Segar, was born, and this year “Popeye Celebrates the Bicentennial” [Bicentennial of Illinois]; through Sunday)
 
Salami Day — sponsored by salamiday.com
 
St. Cloud’s Day (a/k/a Clodoald the Confessor; Patron of nail makers; St. Cloud, Minnesota)
 
St. Regina’s Day (Patron of poor people, shepherdesses, torture victims)
 
Turn A Cartwheel in Public Day — the internet has it out for us
 
United Tribes International Pow-Wow — Bismark, ND, US (over 70 Native American Tribes represented at the major cultural event; through Sunday)
 
Victory Day — Mozambique
 
Welsh Fairies Bonnet-Hurling Competition — Fairy Calendar
 
 
Anniversary Today:
 
Sergey Brin and Larry Page incorporate Google, 1998
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Evan Rachel Wood, 1987
Devon Sawa, 1978
Angela Gheorghiu, 1965
Michael Feinstein, 1956
Corbin Bernsen, 1954
Chrissie Hynde, 1951
Julie Cavner, 1951
Susan Blakely, 1950
Gloria Gaynor, 1949
Richard Roundtree, 1942
Cuneyt Arkin, 1937
John Phillip Law, 1937
Buddy Holly, 1936
Don Messick, 1927
Peter Lawford, 1923
Jacob Lawrence, 1917
Anthony Quayle, 1913
Elia Kazan, 1909
Michael E. DeBakey, 1908
Grandma Moses, 1860
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
“The Flying Nun”(TV), 1967
“Truth or Consequences”(TV), 1950
 
 
Today in History:
 
Traditionally, the solar eclipse date that marks the birth of Heracles of Thebes (Latin Hercules), BC1251
The Roman army under Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem, 70
In the world’s first submarine attack, the American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe’s flagship HMS Eagle in New York Harbor, 1776
The “Troy Post” of NY first uses “Uncle Sam” to refer to the US, 1813
Last hold-up of Jesse James, 1881
Edith Eleanor McLean becomes the first baby in the US to be put in an incubator for premature infants, 1888
The Boxer Rebellion in China officially ends with the signing of the Boxer Protocol, 1901
Eugene Lefebvre (1878–1909), while test piloting a new French-built Wright biplane, crashes at Juvisy, France when his controls jam. Lefebvre dies, becoming the first ‘pilot’ in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft, 1909
The first day of the first Miss America Pageant is held in Atlantic City, NJ, 1921
Philo T. Farnsworth demonstrates the first use of television in San Francisco, 1927
The last surviving member of the thylacine species, Benjamin, dies alone in her cage at the Hobart Zoo in Tasmania, 1936
Integration begins in Washington, D.c. and Baltimore, MD public schools, 1954
Desmond Tutu becomes the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa, 1986
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocks Athens, rupturing a previously unknown fault, 1999
Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane, hits Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings, 2004
The first presidential election is held in Egypt, 2005
The US Government takes control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two largest mortgage financing companies, 2008
Canada closes its Iranian embassy and expels the Iranian diplomatic staff from their country, 2012
Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after the Liberal-National Coalition wins the election, 2013
The 15th Summer Paralympics opens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016

 

That Incredulous Look, Take Two (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.)
 
 
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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.
 
That incredulous look you get when you just handed the dog a doggie treat for going potty outside, but you did not simultaneously hand the cat a kitty treat for simply being a cat.
 
Enigma SissyCat giving me a glare — the new kitty treat box is right next to her, after all.
 
Of course, a kitty treat was forthcoming once the picture was taken — i know who runs the place.
 
 
 
 
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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. The best teacher I ever had was _____________________.
2. The worst teacher I ever had was ____________________.
 
3. I recently learned how to _________.
 
4. I think everyone should know how to _________.
 
1. The best teacher i ever had was — it’s a three way tie.  Mr. Z was my 6th grade teacher, and he was the first teacher i ever had that everyone in the class liked, and he liked all of us.  He taught us well, and rewarded us well.  For getting our work done, at the end of the day while waiting for the bell, he would read to us from The Hobbit as a treat.  He timed it so that he finished the story on the very last day of school  Brilliant and fun, he even made learning easy.  The only class he didn’t teach us was math, which will be covered below.
 
Then there was Ms. P, my senior high school English teacher, who was simply fabulous.  She expected a lot out of us and got it, too.
 
Sister Ruth, our high school Physics and Chemistry teacher, was very strict and if you followed everything she said to the letter, you learned and learned well.
2. The worst teacher i ever had was — it’s another tie.  Mrs. Weed, fourth grade, was a horror.  She was not very pleasant to look at, and she resented having to teach in a day when most women were stay at home moms.   She took it out on us, and had no patience whatsoever.
 
Ms. C, sixth grade math.  Another mean teacher who never took the time to explain anything, and she was the exact opposite of Mr. Z.  If he’d taught me math in 6th grade, i probably wouldn’t have spent the rest of my school years with a phobia about it.
3. I recently learned how to clean stainless steel appliances.  The secret is a microfiber cloth and WD-40.  Use a barely damp rag to get any food off, make sure the appliance is dry, spray the microfiber cloth generously, rub it in and watch the appliance magically come clean and shine.
4. I think everyone should know how to work hard when it’s time to do so, and drop it when the work day is through.  That includes bosses!
 
 
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Today is:
 
Be Kind to Humankind Week:  Forgive Your Foe Friday   
 
Blackpool Illuminations — The Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire, England (five miles of spectacular lighting; through Nov. 4)
 
Day of Solidarity and Freedom — Poland (Anniversary of the 1980 August Agreement)
 
Eat Outside Day — as long as you won’t pass out from the heat
 
Eleusinia Games — Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; 3 days of games with grain as prizes)
 
Festal Day — Order of the Eastern Star
 
Invent A New Sandwich Day — spread around the internet like good mayo; go ahead, have fun with this
 
Independence Day — Kyrgyzstan(1991); Malaysia (Hari Kebangsaan/Freedom Day, 1957); Trinidad & Tobago(1962)
 
 
International Overdose Awareness Day — prevention and remembrance     
 
Limba Noastra — Moldova (Day of Our Language)
 
Love Litigating Lawyers Day — yes, G-d tells us to love everybody, even litigation attorneys but He never said doing it would be easy; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
 
National College Colors Day — US (win money for your favorite college by sporting your colors today and following the rules on this site)   
 
National Trail Mix Day
 
Petersfield Antiques Fair — The Festival Hall, Petersfield, Hampshire, England (one of the best in the nation; through Sunday)
 
Puyallup Fair — Puyallup, WA, US (one of the top ten fairs in attendance in the world; through Sept. 23rd)
 
St. Raymond Nonnatus’ Day (Patron of babies, childbirth, children, expectant mothers, falsely accused people, infants, midwives, newborn babies, obstetricians, and pregnant women; Baltoa, Dominican Republic; against fever)
 
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 Sunday))
 
Zucchini Festival — Obetz, OH, US (family fun and zucchini; through Monday)
 
 
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 this upcoming 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 Saturday or Sunday, and all go through US Labor Day
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Jeff Hardy, 1977
Chris Tucker, 1972
Debbie Gibson, 1970
Glenn Tilbrook, 1957
Edwin Corley Moses, 1955
Richard Gere, 1949
Itzhak Perlman, 1945
Van Morrison, 1945
Jack Thompson, 1940
Marva Collins, 1936
Frank Robinson, 1935
James Coburn, 1928
Buddy Hackett, 1924
G.D. Spradlin, 1920
Alan Jay Lerner, 1918
William Saroyan, 1908
William Shawn, 1907
Arthur Godfrey, 1903
Maria Montessori, 1870
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
Argo(Film), 2012
“Alice”(TV), 1976
“The Great Gildersleeve”(Radio), 1941
“The Threepenny Opera/Die Dreigroschenoper”(Play), 1928
 
 
Today in History:
 
Traditional date upon which Ayonwentah (Haiwatha) and Deganawidah (The Great Peacemaker) assist the Iroquois tribes in establishing the Confederation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy, or League of Five Nations), 1142
Lewis and Clark begin their expedition, 1803
A nuts and bolts machine is patented by Micah Rugg, 1842
The first professional football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 1895
Edison patents the Kinetograph, 1897
Mrs. Adolph Landenburg, a horse rider, debuts the split skirt, 1902
Debut of Foghorn Leghorn, 1946
Solidarity Labor Union forms in Poland, 1980
Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri Paul die in a car crash in Paris, 1997
Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police, 2006
In Sudan, the People’s Liberation Army announces it will demobilize its child soldiers by the end of the year, 2010
Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan, 2012
Protests erupt after China issues a decision to not allow free elections in Hong Kong, instead requiring government approval of any candidate running for office, 2014
The International Organization for Migration states 18,500 Rohingya Muslims have fled from violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after 110 deaths, making for Bangladesh, 2017

 

That Incredulous Look (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.) 
 
 
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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.
 
That incredulous look you get when you just gave a cat treat to the dog:
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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. ______________________ brings out the best in me.
2. _______________________makes me grumpier than Grumpy Cat.
 
3. If money grew on trees, I would _________.
 
4. I have a fear of _________.
1. Asking The Lord what He wants me to do to help in various situations brings out the best in me.
2. Traffic makes me grumpier than Grumpy Cat.  (Never am i more seriously tempted to lose my cool than when sitting behind someone who is trying to merge onto the freeway while doing 30-40mph under the speed limit.  Praying is not optional at that point, it is mandatory if i don’t want to say things i have to confess and repent of later.)
3. If money grew on trees, i would give away seedlings to people i know could use them.
4. I have a fear of the house flooding again.  Also i am afraid we will never be able to afford the repairs it needs.
 
 
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Today is:
 
Birthday of Osiris — Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
 
Daffodil Day — Australia  (the Cancer Council’s big fundraiser)   
 
Fiesta La Ballona — Culver City, CA, US (a tradition since 1951; through Sunday)
 
Festival for Luna — Ancient Roman Calendar
 
Festival of Mania — Ancient Roman Calendar (to placate the Manes, a day when the Mundus, the portal to the afterlife, is open and the dead are free to roam)
 
Flag Day — Liberia
 
Flitting Appreciation Day — another “holiday” with no particular reason except that someone who enjoys flitting around wanted to celebrate it
 
Gangara Fire Festival — Atago Shrine, Ikeda City, Japan
 
Independence Day — Ukraine(1991)
 
International Day Against Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence Based on Musical Preference, Lifestyle, and Dress Code — sponsored by the Romanian Humanist Association and the Sophie Lancaster Foundation
 
International Federation of Library Associations Annual Conference — Kuala Lampur; through the 30th
 
International Strange Music Day — as declared by strange musician and composer Patrick Grant
 
Knife Day — internet generated, but how would we cook without them?  today remember how much you do each day with a good kitchen knife.
 
Mexican Fiesta International — Milwaukee, WI, US (fun, food, mariachi, and a jalapeno eating contest for the strong of stomach; through Sunday)
 
Morden Corn and Apple Festival — Morden, MB, Canada (fun for all, lots of corn and apple cider; through Sunday)
 
National Peach Pie Day
 
National Waffle Day — Cornelius Swarthout patented the first waffle iron in the US on this day in 1869, so it is sometimes noted as National Waffle Iron Day   
 
Onam — Kerala, India (start of a Hindu harvest festival observed by Malayali Hindus celebrating the legendary King Maveli)
 
Pluto Demotion Day 
 
St. Bartholomew’s Day (Patron of bookbinders, butchers, cobblers, Florentine cheese merchants, Florentine salt merchants, leather workers,plasterers, shoemakers, tanners, trappers, whiteners; Armenia; Borgo Tossignano, Italy; Boves, Italy; Carpineto dell Nora, Italy; Civitella in Val di Chiana, Italy; Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Gambatesa, Italy; Gharghur, Malta; Lipari, Sicily, Italy; Maastricht, Netherlands; Magalang, Philippines; Plzen, Czech Republic; Potosí, Bolivia; Salzano, Italy; Trino, Italy; against nervous diseases, neurological diseases, and twitching) related observance
    Schaferlauf — Markgroeningen, Germany (Festival to honor St. Bartholomew, Patron of Herdsmen, on this day or the weekend after; includes traditional barefoot race by children of active shepherds and water carrying contests; also now has a music festival)
    Wayzgoose — a traditional day for master printers to throw an end-of-summer party for his workmen
 
St. Owen of Rouen’s Day (Patron of the deaf; against deafness)
 
Vesuvius Day — anniversary of 79CE eruption which destroyed Pompeii, Stabiae, and Herculaneum
 
Waratambar — New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea (a native thanksgiving)
 
William Wilberforce Day — Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH, US (birth anniversary of founder, in 1759)
 
 
Birthday’s Today:
 
Rupert Grint, 1988
Chad Michael Murray, 1981
Marlee Matlin, 1965
Reggie Miller, 1965
Cal Ripken, Jr., 1962
Craig Kilborn, 1962
Steve Guttenberg, 1958
Stephen Fry, 1957
Oscar Hijuelos, 1951
Michael Richards, 1950
Gregory Bruce Jarvis, 1944
Mason Williams, 1938
Yasser Arafat, 1929
Hal Smith, 1916
Jorge Luis Borges, 1899
Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, 1890
Daniel Gooch, 1816
William Wilberforce, 1759
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
“The Facts of Life”(TV), 1979
 
 
Today in History:
 
The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius buries Pompeii and Herculaneum, 15,000 die, 79
The Visigoths under Aleric begin to pillage Rome, 410
King John of England, a/k/a Humpty Dumpty for having to issue the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angoileme, 1200
Six thousand Jews are killed in Mainz after being blamed for the bubonic plague, 1349
The printing of the Gutenberg Bible is completed, 1456
The first English convoy lands at Surat, India, 1608
Calcutta, India is founded, 1690
British troops invade Washington, D.C. and burn down the White House and several other buildings, 1814
Charles Darwin is asked to travel on HMS Beagle, 1831
The Panic of 1857 begins, touching off one of the most severe economic crises in US history (Which just goes to show you, the more things change, the more they stay the same), 1857
Cornelius Swarthout patents the waffle iron, 1869
The Wolseley Expedition reaches Manitoba to end the Red River 
Rebellion, 1870
Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim English Channel, 1875
Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera, 1891
Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal, 1909
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly non-stop across the North American continent, 1932
The treaty creating NATO goes into effect, 1949
France explodes its first hydrogen bomb, thus becoming the world’s fifth nuclear power, 1968
Voyager 2 (launched 1977) reaches Neptune, 1989
Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1991
The first RFID human implantation is tested in the UK, 1998
Argon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki, 2000
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term “planet” such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet, 2006
The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech is commemorated in the U.S., 2013
Astronomers announce discovery of earth-like planet named Proxima b orbiting star Proxima Centauri, 2016

 

Lettin’ My Tail Hang Down (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.)
 
 
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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.
 
Mikey, don’t you care where your tail lands when you are eating?
 
No, why?  Is something wrong?
It’s a good thing Dansig is patient.
 
 
 
 
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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 am going_________________.
2. I want to be more ______________.
3. Once in a blue moon, I _________.
 
4. I have a large collection of _________.
 
1. I am going to have my  yearly check-up soon.  It takes two visits, and both are scheduled, about a month apart.
2. I want to be more fluent in Spanish, and i am working on it.  It is slow going for me, i want to know how the grammar of what i’m learning equates to in English because that’s how my mind works.
3. Once in a blue moon, i have a day off.  Don’t know when that will happen again, thus once in a blue moon.  (By the way, if anyone is interested, that expression does not mean the second full moon in a month, but the fourth in a quarter, which is much, much rarer.  Had to get that out, it’s been bugging me.)
4. I have a large collection of dust bunnies.  By the time i get home from cleaning for others, the last thing i want to do is clean up around here, but i always get to it before the dusties become sentient and start a rebellion.  After all, these cats, three of which have long hair, shed enough that i could knit myself a litter of kittens if i ever needed one.
 
 
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Today is:
 
#2 Pencil Day — internet generated, but since a pencil can draw a line 35 miles long, write under water, in zero gravity, or upside down, what’s not to celebrate!
 
Black Cat Appreciation Day — they deserve a day! black cats even have a Facebook page      
 
Day of Rituals in the Temples of Ra, Horus, and Osiris — Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
 
Drink Coffee at the Office from A Sippy Cup Day — begun by someone with a sense of humor, who wants you to see how long it takes people to notice
 
Elwood Glass Festival — Elwood, IN, US (glass factory tours and so much more; through Sunday)
 
Festival of Diana — Ancient Roman Calendar
 
Festival of the Little Hills — St. Charles, MO, US (largest festival of the year, a great time for all; through Sunday)
 
Jari Kemerdekaan RI — Indonesia (Independence Day)(1945)
 
Linwood National Pickle Festival — Linwood, MI, US (tons of fun, tons of pickles; through Sunday)
 
Lucerne Festival In Summer — Lucerne, Switzerland (through Sept. 16, over 100 events)
 
Machias Wild Blueberry Festival — Machias, ME, US (blueberries and fun, in the place that has lobster, too; through Saturday)
 
Meaning of “Is” Day — thank you, Clinton!
 
National Men’s Grooming Day — US (sponsored by American Crew, participating salons and barbershops host a day of grooming events for men)
 
National Thrift Shop/Thrift Store Day — no history on it, probably started by a thrift store having a summer sale; still a good idea, celebrate a thrift store near you
 
National Toy Truck ‘N Construction Show — Indianapolis, IN, US (dealers, auctions, and tons of toys; through Sunday)
 
National Vanilla Custard Day
 
Northeastern Wisconsin Antique Power and Machinery Show and Thresheree — Sturgeon Bay, WI (continuous display of operating antique machinery and lots of fun; through Sunday)
 
Odin’s Ordeal begins — based on the Ancient Norse legend, Modern Odinists and some Asatru practice silence for nine days, through the 25th
 
Portunalia — Roman Empire (honoring the god of locks, keys, ports, and harbors)
 
Prekmurje Union Day — Slovenia (celebrates the Slovenes in Prekmurje being Incorporated into the Mother Nation)
 
Qi Xi — China (Double Seventh or Chinese Valentine’s Day, the 7th day of the 7th moon, the day all the magpies in the world form a bridge so the cowherd and the weaver can meet across the Milky Way, which separates them.)
 
San Martin Day — Argentina (death anniversary of General Jose de San Martin, liberator of Argentina, chile, and Peru)
 
Statehood Day — Hawaii, US
 
St. Hyacinth’s Day (Patron of Camalaniugan, Philippines; Ermita de Piedra de San Jacinto, Philippines; Kradow, Poland; Lithuania; Poland; against drowning)
 
The World’s Greatest Carrot Festival — Bradford, Ontario, Canada (unleash your inner Bugs Bunny! through tomorrow)
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Mark Salling, 1982
Donnie Wahlberg, 1969
Sean Penn, 1960
Jonathan Franzen, 1959
Belinda Carlisle, 1958
Guillermo Vilas, 1952
Robert Joy, 1951
Robert DeNiro, 1943
Francis Gary Powers, 1929
Maureen O’Hara, 1920
Harrison V. Chase, 1913
Mae West, 1892
charles I, last emperor of Austria-Hungary, 1887
Samuel Goldwyn, 1882
Davy Crockett, 1786
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
Life of Brian(Film), 1979
“Symphonie Liturgique”(Honegger’s Third Symphony), 1946
Animal Farm(Publication date), 1945
“Gotterdammerung/Twilight of the Gods”(Opera WWV 86D), 1876
 
 
Today in History:
 
The Peace of Bergerac gives political rights to the Huguenots, 1577
John White returns to Roanoke, Virginia, to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier, 1590
Robert Fulton’s steamboat Clermont begins its first trip up the Hudson River, 1807
Solymon Merrick patents the wrench, 1835
The first bank in Hawaii opens, 1858
Patent granted for an electric self starter for automobiles, 1891
Pike Place Market, the longest continuously-running public farmers market in the US, opens in Seattle, 1907
Fantasmagorie by Émile Cohl, the first animated cartoon, is shown in Paris, 1908
First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California, 1953
Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Yellowstone earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana, 1958
East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin becoming one of the first victims of the wall, 1962
Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the Mississippi coast, killing 248 people and causing $1.5 billion in damage, 1969
Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus), 1970
Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine, 1978
The first Compact Discs are released to the public in Germany, 1982
The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts, 2005
Afghan archeologists discover the remains of a Buddhist site located south of Kabul, 2010
Trogloraptor marchingtoni, an unusual spider discovered in 2010 is determined to be a new family of spiders previously unknown in the world of science; the new spider family has been named Trogloraptor, meaning ‘cave robber’, 2012

 

Give Treats Now! (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.)
 
 
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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.
 
Enigma SissyCat (Little Sissy) is giving me the narrow eyes glare.
 
The treat jar is right in front of me, and it’s not open.  I am not amused!
 
 
 
 
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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 have faith in ________________.
2. Yesterday, I ____________________.
 
3. My favorite place to be is _________.
 
4. If I was granted one wish, it would be _________.
 
 
I have faith in Jesus.  Others i may trust, but faith is a different matter.
 
Yesterday, i worked nine hours, after a twelve the day before.  That probably explains why i sit down a lot in the evenings.
 
My favorite place to be is anywhere with friends or loved ones.  It’s the people that make the place worth while.
 
If i was granted one wish, it would be — well, i would say “peace on earth” but that’s probably too complicated.  How about, to have enough money to be totally out of debt (house included) and have some newer vehicles.  
 
 
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Today is:
 
Abbotsford International Airshow — Abbotsford, BC, Canada (“Canada’s National Air-show” and the leading air show in North America, attracting the world’s top aeronautical performers; through Sunday)
 
Banana Split Day
 
Bohemian Nights at New West Fest — Fort Collins, CO, US (300+ artists’ showcase, children’s carnival, food, beer gardens, and more; through Sunday)
 
Burry Man Parade — South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland (a resident is elected to wear the Burry-Man costume and parade through the town so his burrs will collect all the bad luck, to be burned at the end of the day; followed tomorrow by the Ferry Fair)
 
Capitolfest — Capitol Theatre, Rome, NY, US (showing rare silent and early films; through Sunday)
 
Chemistry Set Volcano Day — beat summer boredom, make a chemistry set volcano!
 
Constitution Day — Anguilla
 
Cranham Feast and Deer Roast — Cranham, Gloucestershire, England (a three day traditional feast and fair that dates back to the 1700’s; through Sunday)
 
Day of Wandering — Fairy Calendar
 
Dejada de Santo Domingo de Guzeman — Managua, Nicaragua
 
Feast of San Lorenzo — San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
 
Gals Night Out 2018 — single or married, you need a night out!
 
Ginza Holiday: Japanese Cultural Festival — Midwest Buddhist Temple, Chicago, IL, US (experience the traditions of Japan, through Sunday)
 
Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival — Grand Targhee Resort, Alta, WY, US (bluegrass music at its finest on a pristine mountainside in the Grand Teton Mountains; through Sunday)
 
Horse Racing Festival — Nagchu, Tibet (through the 16th)
 
Independence Day / National Day — Ecuador(1822)
 
Kool-Aid Days — Hastings, NE, US (3 days of celebrating in the town where Edwin Perkins invented Kool-Aid over 80 years ago)
 
Lazy Day — internet generated, since it’s so hot, though, make it a lazy day!
 
Ma and Pa Kettle Days — Kettle River, MN, US (fun on the Kettle River; through tomorrow)
 
National Duran Duran Appreciation Day — anniversary of the 1985 near fatal accident of lead singer Simon Le Bon, when his yacht capsized during a race; the band acknowledges the declaration of this day on their website, and many years offer a free download of a song from one of their albums
 
National Huckleberry Festival — Trout Creek, MT, US (a yummy good time; through Sunday)
 
National S’mores Day
 
Opalia — Ancient Roman Calendar, festival of Ops (date approximate, there were several celebrations of Ops through August and September)
 
Puck Fair — Killorglin, Ireland (one of Ireland’s 3 oldest fairs, with a wild goat caught and crowned the Puck, and let go on the 3rd day, Aug. 12)
 
Prisoner’s Justice Day — Canada (prisoners fast and refuse to work in memory of those who have died in prison of murder, suicide, or neglect)
 
Skyscraper Appreciation Day — birth anniversary of architect William Can Alen, the genius behind the Chrysler Building
 
St. Lawrence of Rome’s Day (Martyr roasted on a gridiron; Patron of archives and archivists, armories and armourers, brewers, butchers, chefs, comedians, confectioners, cooks, cutlers, deacons, glaziers, laundry workers, librarians and libraries, paupers and the poor, restauranteurs, schoolchildren, seminarians, stained glass workers, students, tanners, vine growers and vintners; of over 25 cities around the world; against fire and lumbago)
 
Torneo dei Rioni (Tournament of the Districts) — Oria, Italy (3 day reenactment of the tournament ordered by Frederick II in 1225; features jousting, processions, ceremonies, a Palio horse race, medieval fanfare, food and fun as the town’s four districts battle it out for bragging rights)
 
Turku Music Festival — Turku, Finland (music from medieval to modern, by world-famous artists in the historic venues of Finland’s oldest city, in historic buildings all over the city; through the 22nd)
 
 
 
Anniversaries Today:
 
The Smithsonian Institution is chartered, 1846
Missouri becomes the 24th US state, 1821
 
 
Birthdays Today:
 
Angie Harmon, 1972
Antonio Banderas, 1960
Rosanna Arquette, 1959
Schim Schimmel, 1954
Ian Anderson, 1947
Betsey Johnson, 1942
Bobby Hatfield, 1940
Rocky Colavito, 1933
Jimmy Dean, 1928
Eddie Fisher, 1928
Rhonda Fleming, 1923
Leo Fender, 1909
George Crockett, 1909
Norma Shearer, 1902
Henri Nestle’, 1890
Herbert Hoover, 1874
 
 
Debuting/Premiering Today:
 
“Candid Camera”(TV), 1948
 
 
Today in History:
 
Nineveh is destroyed and Sinsharishkun, King of the Assyrian Empire is killed, BC 612
The Temple at Jerusalem is burned, 70
Ferdinand Magellan sets out with 5 ships to circumnavigate the globe, 1519
The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London is laid, 1675
Word of the US Declaration of Independence reaches London, 1776
Mozart completes “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, 1787
First ascent of Finsteraarhorn, the highest summit of the Bernese Alps, 1829
Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone, 1948
The Magellan space probe reaches Venus, 1990
The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK – 38.5*C (101.3*F) in Kent; it is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, 2003
New Zealand’s highest mountain, the south ridge of Aoraki/Mount Cook, is renamed Hillary Ridge after Sir Edmund Hillary, first to conquer Mt. Everest, 2011
Google announces its restructure as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries, 2015
US President Donald Trump declares opioid addictions to be a national emergency, 2017