Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Monday: Hili dialogue

It’s Monday, September 16, 2019, and we have five more days of summer remaining. It’s Peach Pie Day, and peach pie was in fact eaten yesterday, along with a fabulous Key Lime pie (pictures soon). It’s also Mexican Independence Day (the local Mexican community celebrated on Saturday), National Guacamole Day (cultural appropriation; it was developed […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Sunday, September 15, 2019, and National Linguine Day (I favor it with clam sauce, olive oil, garlic, and parsley). It’s also Batman Day, National Cheese Toast Day (rarebit!), National Double Cheeseburger Day, and, as a palliative, International Eat an Apple Day. Finally, it’s a UN holiday: International Day of Democracy. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Caturday, September 14, 2019, and I trust all of us got past Friday the 13th without trouble. It’s National Cream-Filled Donut Day (make the “Creme”, because hardly any donuts use real cream), Eat a Hoagie Day, German Language Day, and, in the UK, National Quiet Day (but every day is quiet day there!) In […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s Friday, September 13, and we’re having The Mother of All Thunderstorms in Chicago this morning. I hope my ducks don’t get wet! It’s National Peanut Day.  It’s also Friday the Thirteenth, which many people deem unlucky (I live in a 13-story building, but the thirteenth floor has an elevator button labeled “T”, for “top”.) […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

It’s Thursday, September 12, 2019, and National Chocolate Milkshake Day, National Report Medicaid Fraud Day (!), National Day of Encouragement, and commemoration of the mass hanging of the Saint Patrick’s Battalion (Mexico): a bizarre story that ended with the largest mass execution in American History (1847). As I noted yesterday, I have visitors and posting […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Wednesday, September 11, 2019, a date that will live in infamy, for it was 18 years ago that the airplane terror attacks took place (see below). All the ducks are fine. Yesterday two hens had joined Honey, Ritz, and Wounded Warrior in the pond, and all are eating fine three-course meals. We’re down to […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Tuesday, September 10, 2019, and National Hot Dog Day. It’s also Gibraltar National Day, National Ants on a Log Day, and World Suicide Prevention Day. What is “ants on a log”? The site explains: National Ants on a Log Day is dedicated to the tasty, healthy, and fun snack food. Ants on a log […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

As one of my friends used to say each morning, “Grease the new day!” It’s a new week, too: Monday, September 9, 2019, and National “I Love Food” Day. But of course Americans love food too much, and we had a post on that issue yesterday.  It’s also National Wiener Schnitzel Day (cultural appropriation), National […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s September 8, 2019, and Ceiling Cat’s Day, so do not pick up sticks on pain of death. It’s also National Date-Nut Bread Day (I could do without the nuts). And aware that it’s National Ampersand Day (&&&&&&!). Where did this odd symbol come from? Wikipedia tells us: The ampersand can be traced back to […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s the weekend: Saturday, September 7, 2019, to be exact. It’s also National Beer Lover’s Day, but once again the apostrophe is misplaced. Who, exactly, is just one Beer Lover being celebrated, and who is it? On top of that, it’s International Vulture Awareness Day (didn’t we just have one of those?), Aunt’s Day (again […]