Monday: Hili dialogue

Happy Monday (if such a thing is possible); it’s June 13, so the good news is that it isn’t Friday the 13th. On this day in 1966, the Supreme Court of the U.S. ruled, in Miranda v. Arizona, that suspects must be informed of their rights before being questioned. Exactly one year later, Lyndon Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to be the Court’s first black justice. What a far cry from Clarence Thomas he was! And, of course, the Senate is still stalling on Obama’s nominee to replace Scalia. I despise the Republicans and their obstructionism. But I digress.

On this day, James Clerk Maxwell, of the Demons, was born (1831) as were William Butler Yeats (1865) and Ally Sheedy (1962). Those who died on this day include Benny Goodman (1986) and Tim Russert (2008). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili, solipsistic as usual, wants a chair in the garden:

Hili: I’m thinking…
A: What about?
Hili: Where you should place an armchair for me.
P1040404In Polish:
Hili: Zastanawiam się…
Ja: Nad czym?
Hili: W którym miejscu masz tu postawić dla mnie fotel.
And out in Winnipeg, Gus got filmed usses in the garden. The report from his staff, Taskin:

Not the most exciting Gus video but as Gus’s biggest fan, you’ll like it. In the garden, he takes me over to his fuss spot. Notice how he looks back and meows to make sure I’m following.

I asked if Gus particularly liked fusses in that one spot. Taskin’s response:

In the mornings, especially, he goes to this spot (it’s in the sun in the morning) and wants to be patted. It’s also the closest he can get to where the catnip is!


  1. barn owl
    Posted June 13, 2016 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    Always grateful for the Hili dialogue, but especially today.

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted June 13, 2016 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    My cat mostly just steals chairs.

    Very nice garden yard Gus has there.

  3. bric
    Posted June 13, 2016 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    June 13th is also Dallowday, the day Mrs Dalloway had her party
    What a lark! What a plunge!

  4. Dominic
    Posted June 13, 2016 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    …& no doubt your Sundays are ruined by contemplation of Monday!

  5. David Duncan
    Posted June 13, 2016 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    “James Clerk Maxwell, of the Demons….”

    Of the Demons?

    • HaggisForBrains
      Posted June 14, 2016 at 4:40 am | Permalink

      Early heavy metal group.

  6. Posted June 13, 2016 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    My parents had their first date on Friday the 13th…and, though it didn’t register until after the fact, Misa and I had our first official date on Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th is a most fortunate day, indeed!


    • Heather Hastie
      Posted June 13, 2016 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

      An ex-boyfriend had a particularly nasty ex-wife who was born on Friday 13th and who he married on Halloween.

    • Diane G.
      Posted June 14, 2016 at 3:45 am | Permalink

      My son was born on Friday the 13th. I consider it my most lucky day, now.

  7. David Harper
    Posted June 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Maxwell was also of the Equations.

    • HaggisForBrains
      Posted June 14, 2016 at 4:42 am | Permalink

      You have to hand it to him.

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