Home The Daily Kitten Cat Chat Forum TDK Cafe Thursday 07/12/2017 – Mmmm … Celebrate All Things Sweet on National Cotton Can

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    katzenjammer
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    The Cotton Candy machine was patented in 1899 by William Morrison and John C. Wharton. They brought it to the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, where is was quite popular. Originally called fairy floss, this sweet treat is made from Floss (or Flossine) sugar.





    #864551

    katzenjammer
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    On a far more more sombre note today also marks Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, commemorating the Japanese attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor which began at dawn December 7, 1941. It crippled the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and caused the U.S. to enter World War II.

    On December 8, 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated in a speech to Congress it was “..a day that will live in infamy”.

    #864553

    pussigato
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    …he’s an Angel. Get it right!




    Oh yea, KJ! Let’s get a pair.

    Other than Thursday, not much is happening. It’s been cold in the high 35f/1c.

    Cya and have a happy~
    PG

    Med vΓ€nner Γ€r det bΓ€sta
    (being with friends is the best)

    #864555

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    We call it Candy Floss.




    Today was a scorcher, 29C in the shade and 26C inside with all doors and windows open. It’s 10.30pm and still 22C inside with the fan going and door open while I wait for HRH to come in for the night. The chances of that happening are really low though, she prefers to stay out at night and there is nothing I can do about that really. However tonight my chances may have increased a tad. I have bought the Christmas raw catfood of turkey and duck that only comes out at Christmas. She loves it so I hope I can tempt her in with some.

    #864556

    lagatta4
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    I’d much prefer that little black kitten to sticky sweet stuff on a stick!

    My dearie spent all night purring and cuddling. Yes, I’ve become a registered catlady…

    #864557

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    Oh yes PG! Just what the shoe closet is missing! And enough colours to go with efurrything. Where to find … where to find! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

    Dorry left his stuffy on my bed during the night. Wonder if he thinks of it as something he caught and considers it a gift. πŸ™‚

    #864558

    AV
    Participant

    Morning ll! …. that cotton candy kitty is hilarious! My grandmother always called it ‘spun sugar’ ….. MS, I hope you get some relief from your temps, altho, in Florida, those are quite nice – but maybe our sea breeze makes them more tolerable …. I’m looking forward to the low 60s coming for the next few days, I washed and will re-nip Caddy’s warm fleece bed for the 40s night temps that go with ….. she loves to snuggle down in it when it’s cold out ….

    I have to say, this is the earliest I finished my holiday shopping! 100% on-line, didn’t have to step foot in any rat-race!! ….. I’m love it!

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    #864560

    Kittyzee
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    Hi all! Me too AV, I’ve been doing all mine on line for a long time. Why step into the traffic and flu bugs if you don’t have to? Only a couple of things have I bought while I was out grocery shopping–threw them into the cart…and I’m pretty much done.

    I LOVE the he’s an angel, get it right! I wouldn’t wear those rainbow colored spiked heels!

    MS, when you said ‘we call it candy floss’ I had to laugh. Avery has a Peppa Pig game on her tablet that makes candy floss–it’s an adorable game complete with the British sounding accents (which get stuck in our heads so we are always trying to mimick them). I never knew that cotton candy was called something different somewhere else. Just goes to show you you are never too old to learn new things!! πŸ˜†

    #864562

    Jeankit
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    Paw up Happy Friday’s Eve Day!
    It’s time for afternoon cuppa fave brew!
    PM coffee time
    Cheers!
    Sunny bright around here but still +26 Brrr…cold/wind!
    Hee hee…cotton candy fun
    cotton candy cat
    LOL πŸ˜€
    My mom enjoyed cotton candy even as an older adult πŸ˜‰
    I still will taste a sample of maple version at our State Fair if attend in the Summer at Local Product Exhibit!
    OK…getting ready to wind down…happy to say will be able to attend Degas to Picasso Exhibit at our Milw Art Museum later today!
    https://onmilwaukee.com/ent/articles/degas-to-picasso-mam.html
    πŸ™‚
    OK, back to part 2 day 4…back on the flip!

    #864563

    katzenjammer
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    Now I don’t believe in karma but …

    Last wk I found $50 bill at gym. It was on floor in reception area under a chair where some guy was arranging his stuff. I turned it in to staff and mentioned who I thought it belonged to. Guy came out of locker room desperate for his missing bill – was extremely grateful for my honesty. Well I’m nowhere near purrfect, but it would not have been in my ethics to take the money.

    Fast forward …

    Today I got to Metro (subway) only to discover that while I had 9 trips remaining on my pass, said pass was no longer valid (never happened to me before!) BUT ticket agent mentioned that the guy in line before me gave him his pass (which is good ’til 2021) and had 9 more trips on it. Guy was leaving city for duration. Moat peeps would simply toss their pass in garbage. Agent gave pass to me and later I went to designated station where I was able to transfer trips from defunct pass to new one. Saved me like $35! You ever know! πŸ˜‰

    #864569

    pussigato
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    I don’t know where they make cotton candy anymore. All I see are bags of it usually somewhat dry. I remember making this at the local hang out. Sugar, pure sugar.

    That would be an interesting exhibit, JK. I’m partial to Monet though.

    The spiritual winds are flowing your way, KJ.

    #864571

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    It is somewhat windy outside PG – and cold – not sure if said winds are spiritual though! Hehehe! πŸ˜‰

    #864573

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    Good afternoon all, it’s another hot hot day here but we did get some brief rain this morning. HRH has made herself a new ‘nest’ under some trees and spends most of the day out there in the shade with the breeze washing over her. Smart girl.
    Lagatta I agree on not liking cotton candy. I haven’t had any for years and definitely won’t try it again.
    KJ, it was a gift from Dorry.
    AV, yes the low 60’s temps would be more bearable. When Meegz returned from the Australian outback recently she said the high temps over there were easier to take than lower temps here. I don’t know why the difference though.
    I still have to finish my Christmas shopping but thankfully it isn’t much.
    KZ, that’s so cute that you and Avery try to mimic the British Pepa Pig accents. I can almost picture you two doing that and falling about in fits of giggles. BTW, I think Pepa Pig is such a cute show, such polite wee pigs.
    πŸ˜†
    We definitely are never too old to learn new things.
    JK, enjoy the art exhibit, it sounds fantastic and I am extremely jealous that you are able to see those amazing works in person.
    KJ, amazing coincidence. The Universe is returning your kindness.

    #864579

    lagatta4
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    kittyzee (or kittyzed for the occasion), all languages spoken in different countries and continents have some terms that are different or confusing. Or different uses of terms, such as “table” in terms of meetings. Or what different meals are called. Interpreters have to be aware of these and try to use terms comprehensible to say, all the Spanish speakers.

    Moonshadow, I can “catch” a NZ accent where I hear it, but find it hard to imitate, as compared with OZ.

    Yes, stuffie is definitely a gift. Livia also brings me socks I’ve paired up in sort of elongated balls, sort of rugby-ball shaped. Although they are just washed and dried, and don’t have any odour for our noses, she definitely picks up my scent (not a negative for cats). And of course has brought me mice, so I have to praise her while disposing of the tiny cadaver somewhere back in the garden where she dispatched it.

    I don’t believe in karma either, but honesty is almost always the best policy. Almost because there can be certain circumstances otherwise, but I’m thinking of some extreme situations I hope none of us have to live through.

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