Category Archives: Gus

Sunday: Hili dialogue

Good morning: it’s Sunday, September 24, 2017, we all survived the predicted Apocalypse, and it’s going to be another scorcher here in Chicago. And, God help us, it be Cherries Jubilee Day, promulgated by Big Cherry (here’s a recipe if you’re intrigued). In the U.S., it’s National Punctuation Day, so don’t go writing “its” for the […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Yes, it’s Monday again, September 11, 2017, and thus the infamous “9/11″—the 16th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. And it’s another chilly and overcast day in Dobrzyn. Hili was out all night, but this morning we found her warmly ensconced in her “nest” (a blanket formed into a cup) on the veranda. It’s National […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, and all the ships at sea. It’s Thursday, September 7, 2017, and, depressingly another cold and drizzly day in Dobrzyn. If the sun shines in Poland in September, you couldn’t prove it by me. But Hurricane Irma is causing much worse, with reports of devastation in the […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s August 30, 2017, and summer draws to a close, bringing near the dreaded “back to sch**l time” (it’s already started in many places).  I’m taking a lot of the day off as a Mental Health Day, as I’ve been working too hard and need to have some fun—or at least the absence of work. […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Ceiling Cat’s Day: render under Him what is His (cream, mice, etc.) on this Day of August 27, 2017. It’s National Burger Day, celebrating the most iconic indigenous food in America. As Foodimentary notes, “The oldest fast food restaurant in the world is the White Castle franchise, which opened in 1921.” (Their tiny hamburgers […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It is the weekend, with today being Saturday, August 26, 2017: National Cherry Popsicle Day, a lame food holiday given the culinary largesse of America. I’ll eschew that “quiescently frozen confection,” as it used to say on the label, which is where I learned the word “quiescent.”  In the U.S. it’s Women’s Equality Day, celebrating the […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning; it’s Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at least in the U.S. It’s National Spongecake Day, a pretty useless cake unless one mitigates its dryness by drenching it with things like fresh strawberries and cream. Does anybody eat plain spongecake? I see from the news that Trump once again embarrassed himself last night at a […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Tuesday, August 22, 2017 and the first Post Eclipseolyptic Day. It’s National Pecan Torte Day, which shows how picayune the Foodimentary site is getting. Nota bene: I have arm therapy this morning and a tooth cleaning Wednesday, and then hand therapy on Thursday, and other miscellaneous things like repair of my new iMac, which […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Here we are at Monday again: August 14, 2017, and it’s one week till the big solar eclipse. It won’t be total in Chicago (though it will  be downstate), but it’ll be pretty good, and I hope it’s not cloudy that day. If you live in the U.S. and want to see how the eclipse […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on the second day of August, 2017: a Wednesday here in the States. It’s also National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, and I have had a few of these recently, as they’re a nice summer treat (surprisingly, the main demographic who consumes them includes people between 30 and 44). Are these (shown below) eaten […]