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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 is trying to snooze, which is good, as he wouldn’t let me get a picture of his toes otherwise:
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 can’t wait to have _________ on Thanksgiving. (If not in the USA, substitute your next holiday.)
2. I am thankful for _________.
3. When it comes to pie, _________.
4. A feast is not a feast without _________.
1. I can’t wait to have Brussel’s sprouts roasted in olive oil on Thanksgiving.
2. I am thankful for space heaters and heating pads.
3. When it comes to pie, Sweetie will have none other than pumpkin, heavily spiced.
4. A feast is not a feast without family in attendance, as many as can possibly be there.
Birth of the Blues Day — birth anniversary of W.C. Handy, “Father of the Blues”
Button Day — internet generated; a day to collect, or reminisce about collecting, buttons, with information about buttons here
Canterbury Provincial Anniversary Day — Canterbury, New Zealand
Christchurch Show Day — Canterbury, NZ
Children in Need Day — UK and Ireland (telethon begins)
Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival — Yuma, AZ, US (through Sunday)
Dagur Islenskrar tungu — Iceland (Icelandic Language Day)
Day of Declaration of Sovereignty / Day of National Rebirth — Estonia
Famous San Diego Chicken Day — a day to celebrate anyone who has ever slugged a purple dinosaur
Flag Day/Statia and America Day — St. Eustatius
Grand Illumination Celebration and Gingerbread House Competition & Display — Lahaska, PA, US (the holiday fun begins at the Peddler’s Village, through the New Year)
Greater Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Show — Monroeville, PA, US (through Sunday)
Have a Party with Your Bear Day — no comment, it’s too obvious
Hecate Night — Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; celebrated still by some Wiccans)
Holiday Folk Fair International — Milwaukee, WI, US (featuring costumes, dancing, entertainment, exhibits, and more from 65 cultures; through Sunday)
Holiday Lights on the Lake — Altoona, PA, US (51 acres of lights, animations, gift shops, food, model train displays, and more; through the Sunday after New Year’s Day)
Inasa Puppet Festival — Hamamatsu, Japan (a rarity in Japan, 3 days of performances by professional puppeteers from around Japan)
International Day for Tolerance – UN
National Fast Food Day — why?
Ranch Hand Festival and Breakfast — King Ranch, Kingsville, TX, US (the festival begins today, and tomorrow morning there will be a real ranch hand meal, cooked and served outdoors, on a working cattle ranch where you can watch cowboys round up longhorns)
kickoff of the celebration La Posada de Kingsville, with special holiday celebrations through December
Silver Bells in the City — Lansing, MI, US (the capital city sparkles as the business district lights up for the holidays)
St. Gertrude the Great’s Day (Patron of nuns; Naples, Italy; West Indies)
St. Margaret of Scotland’s Day (Patron of learning, parents of large families, queens, widows; Scotland; against the death of children)
St. Matthew the Evangelist’s Day (Eastern Churches)
Substitute Educators Day — US (the NEA encourages everyone to recognize those hard working substitute teachers, especially the ones who work most or all of the school year)
York International Postcard Expo — York, PA, US (over 100 international dealers in post cards show, sell, and trade their finest cards; through tomorrow)
Oklahoma becomes the 46th US State, 1907
Maggie Gyllenhall, 1977
Oksana Baiul, 1977
Martha Plimpton, 1970
Lisa Bonet, 1967
Diana Krall, 1964
Dwight Gooden, 1964
Susanna Clarke, 1959
Marg Heigenberger, 1958
Shigeru Miyamoto, 1952
Elizabeth Drew, 1935
Daws Butler, 1916
Burgess Meredith, 1908
W.C. Handy, 1873
Tiberius, Roman Emperor, BC42
The Roman Catholic Church issues the first new Universal Catechism since 1563, to address modern issues, 1992
“The Real Thing”(Stoppard play), 1982
“The Sound of Music”(Musical), 1959
Today in History:
The second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published, 534
Francisco Pizarro captures the Incan emperor Atahualpa after the victory at Cajamarca, 1532
The first colonial prison is organized, in Nantucket, Massachussetts, 1676
Kentucky becomes the first state to nullify an act of Congress, 1798
The New York Evening Post publishes its first edition, 1801
An earthquake in Missouri causes the Mississippi River to flow backwards, 1811
Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail, 1821
Napoleon Guerin of NYC patents a cork life preserver, 1841
Fyodor Dostoevsky is sentenced to death for anti-government activities; sentence is commuted to hard labor, 1849
Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens, 1856
William Bonwill patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities, 1875
6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan, 1894
Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY’s Metropolitan Opera, 1908
US Federal Reserve System formally opens, 1914
LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland, 1938
UNESCO is founded, 1945
NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission, 1973
The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk, 1992
After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People’s Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons, 1997
The People’s Republic of China begins to implement the “Great Firewall,” filters which make it impossible to connect to internet sites the government deems illegal or unhelpful to the communist ideal, 2006
Hostess Brands reveals plans to file bankruptcy because of a baker’s union strike, 2012
Chocolate manufacturers state that a cocoa-pod fungus and dry weather in cocoa-growing regions has created a shortage of cocoa that may increase in the future; world chocolate demand already exceeds production capacity, 2014
The largest diamond discovered in more than a century, a 1,111 carat stone, is found in the Karowe mine, Botswana, 2015
French President Francois Hollande declares the country at war with ISIS in an address to parliament, 2015
Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi” sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, world record price for any artwork, 2017
Nineteen countries pledge to phase out coal at UN Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany, 2017