Hili is late today, as Professor Ceiling Cat Emeritus overslept, but he needed it! It’s Sunday, September 18, and will be a nice sunny day in Chicago. The first-year students have arrived on campus to begin their “orientation” (aka indoctrination), and I’ve made yet another bet on Hillary winning the Presidency: I’ll get a fancy meal in Hyde Park if she wins. This is, I believe, the fourth such bet I’ve made, and, since I firmly believe Clinton will win, I have no compunction about taking money from those willing to bet because they have a desperate fear that Trump will win. “You can’t lose,” I tell them. “If Trump wins, you get a free dinner (or money). If he loses, you’ll be so glad that you’ll be happy to pay me off.”
It’s National Cheeseburger Day, though I’m planning on having a Mexican sandwich, a cemita, at a newly opened local joint. On this day in history, in 1919, the Netherlands gave women the right to vote (“gave”, of course, implies that a favor was being conferred), and, exactly two years ago, Scotland voted against independence from the UK. The results might well be different in the next referendum!
Notables born on this day include Robert Blake (1933), Ben Carson (1951), and Tara Fitzgerald (1967 ♥). Those who died on this day include Dag Hammarskjöld (1961), Jimi Hendrix (1970), and Katherine Anne Porter (1980). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is demanding fusses to soothe her in the open, where she gets a bit freaked out:
Hili: Stroke me once more and we will see.Malgorzata: See what?Hili: Whether it’s enough.
Hili: Pogłaszcz mnie jeszcze raz, a potem zobaczymy.
Małgorzata: Co zobaczymy?
Hili: Czy wystarczy.