Fun, Fact, and For You, Friday

FACT

An internet sensation, the ever popular “Grumpy Cat” has been made into hundreds of thousands of internet memes, been depicted on t-shirts and the cover of The Wall Street Journal and the New York magazine. Just recently, the cat was given the honor of being cast in wax to be part of the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum that is located in San Francisco.

But besides being known as the internet meme cat, the “Grumpy Cat”, whose actual name is Tardar Sauce, lives a relatively normal feline life. Her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, says that the reason for her cat’s perpetually grumpy expression is due to a combination of under bite problems and feline dwarfism. Tardar Sauce was born with her twin brother Rocky to normal cat parents in April of 2012 and right away the Bundesens’ noticed that something was just a little off with the feline. She was undersized and her hind legs where abnormal but the Bundesens’ say that Tardar Sauce is able to function like a normal cat almost “99% of the time”.

Feline Dwarfism is a condition due to a genetic mutation. In most cases, this mutation manifests itself in the appearance of shorter legs due to bone and cartilage disorders. While some cats like this are bred to have the embedded dwarfish gene, such was not the case with Tardar Sauce. She is a true genetic snowflake. In fact, that type of selective breeding is banned in several countries as it is deemed to be a form of animal cruelty.

FUN

See the source image
Reindeer

FOR YOU

See the source image


New Words for 2018

Every year, Merriam-Webster bequeaths society a gift: a bunch of brand-new words that have officially been introduced into the English language. This year, a mind-boggling 840 words were inducted into the dictionary’s vaunted pages. And here’s the TL;DR (that’s one of the new ones, by the way): You’ve likely already been using a whole lot of them.

http://www.bestlifeonline.com/

From marg to mocktail, blockchain to biohacking, and all the slang and rando abbreviations in between, here are some of the newest words added to the lexicon in 2018

1-Bougie

2.Bingeable

3. TL;DR

4.Marg

5.Fintech

6.Wordie

7.Hangry

8.Blockchain

10.Time Suck

11.Glamping

12.Hophead

13.Airplane Mode

14.Biohacking

15.Rando

16.Mansplain

17.Instagramming

18.Generation Z

19.G.O.A.T.

20.Mocktail

21.Bubblehead

22.Adorbs

23.Me Time

Poem

Today, by MwsR

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

It really did not include all I wanted to say.

I wrote you a letter today,

But that is the way things go, right?

I really never explain in depth what I really want to write.

I hope you get it and it makes you wonder

Fills you with  something and possibly to ponder.

I know it has been many years

Since I could sit down and write to you without tears.

I do not know what I hope to gain from it

Maybe nothing, simply, maybe to be free from this pit.

The one I crawled into when things between us changed.

When I had to learn to live and re-arrange.

I often wonder why it had to be me to begin

Never you , nor them, or anyone from then

I know I walk a lonely road of taking a stand

I just couldn’t stay there and give you the upper hand

My life was mine but following your rules 

I was just your fool.

I longed for your love, yet it was with stipulations

Not how someone wants love, with conditions.

So I find myself not quite over you,

Reaching out once again and feeling blue

I probably had a lapse in judgement, you know

Maybe a moment of weakness, who knows

We will see, it is never too late

I guess, to contemplate

To reach out anyway you can

And try to patch things, join hands

I don’t know but I will someday see

How my life will turn out and be.

Self Confidence, 3.2.1 Quote Me! Challenge Accepted

321 Quote Me Created by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!http://aguycalledbloke.wordpress.com/
The Quote Game will be finishing Friday 14th but will be back from January 2019, whilst the Christmas Challenge is underway. For the next 7 days or so, on some topics l will be selecting 6 bloggers, but as a nominee, you only have to select the standard 3.
Three times a week, l will pick a random topic, post two quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on the topic and nominate 3 bloggers of their own.
Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!
Thank the Selector
Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’
Note: Although this is the topic for today there is no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer as and when.
Please Note l will be re-blogging your responses unless you wish for me to NOT do so.


Thank you Bloke for nominating me fot this challenge. I just love quotes.

See the source image

See the source image


I nominate…

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/

https://thesarahdoughty.wordpress.com/

http://poetryonaroll.com/