Category Archives: Gus

Sunday: Hili dialogue

Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus) is back doing Hili, but readership and comments seem to be low, and I’m wondering how long I can sustain the will to do this. I will soldier on at least temporarily. My heart is heavy this morning, as my brief visit to the pond revealed the arrival of yet another […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on Friday, May 4, 2018, and it’s National Hoagie Day (also called a “sub”): the overstuffed sandwiches that Made American Great. For you sci-fi fans, it’s Star Wars Day, whose origin Wikipedia describes as: The date was chosen for the pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you” as “May the Fourth be with you”. Even […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus) here: I’m back for a week doing the Hili dialogues, but will then repair to Paris for a week and a half. Let’s all have a round of applause for Grania, who took over this onerous duty when importuned. Honey is still not back, though Sir Francis continues to guard the […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! A noteworthy marker from today in history – the cartoon show The Simpsons made its debut in 1987 as a 2 minute short on The Tracey Ullman Show. I suspect it is safe to say that no-one thought it would still be running 31 years later. Whether it should still be running […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! Today J.C. Penney opened his first store in 1902; Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush established America’s first abolitionist society in 1775, and in 1912 the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg on its first voyage to America giving the world it’s most memorable civilian sea tragedy and, some years later, it’s most excruciating […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Monday, April 2, 2018, so Spring is well ensconced—in theory. Yesterday was the fourth coldest Easter since the mid-1800s, and it’s predicted to remain cold in Chicago for two weeks or so. It’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day as well, and this will most probably be my lunch. It’s also International Children’s Book […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s April 1, 2018: April Fool’s Day, so look for a lot of bogus stories and articles on the Web. (You won’t find any here, I promise). It’s National Sourdough Bread Day, celebrating one of America’s contributions to world gastronomy. It’s also Edible Book Day, when real books made out of food are created and then […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s nearly April, for it’s Friday, March 30, 2018. It’s National Turkey Neck Soup Day, and WTF? In the US it’s National Doctors’ Day, a group that would probably prescribe turkey neck soup for colds. Today I must hie to the suburbs to get the CeilingCatMobile emissions tested, something that happens every few years. My […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

We’ve made it through another week, as it’s Friday, March 23, 2018. Some snow is predicted for Chicago tonight, although it may barely miss us. Snowfall in the area is predicted to be between 6 and 10 inches. It’s National Chips and Dip Day, and unless I miss my guess this is an explicitly American […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Well, it’s Wednesday, March 21, 2018, and Spring is in its first 24 hours. That means it’s National French Bread Day, and, apropos, I’m having a baguette tonight. It’s also International Colour Day, World Poetry Day, and, in Poland and the Faroe Islands (!), Truant’s Day, when school kids play hooky. News: A suspect in […]