Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Ceiling Cat’s Day: Sunday, July 22, 2018, and National Penuche Day. What is penuche? It’s a fudge-like candy made without chocolate but with brown sugar, butter, and milk. I’d eat it. It’s also Pi Approximation Day, which, according to Wikipedia, “is observed on July 22 (22/7 in the day/month format), since the fraction 22/7 is a common approximation of π, which is […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

July is waning, and it’s Saturday, July 21, 2018, and we’re back at National Creme Brulee Day, a dessert I find not only insubstantial, but vastly overrated. Breaking news from the BBC (h/t Kevin; click on screenshot). Remember this next time you hear all police dismissed as fascists or pigs: On this day in 356 […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s Friday, July 20, 2018, and National Lollipop Day (some Americans call them “suckers”). It’s also International Chess Day, celebrating the day that the International Chess Federation (the pusillanimous FIDE) was founded 94 years ago. Things happening on this day: In 1807, according to Wikipedia, “Nicéphore Niépce is awarded a patent by Napoleon for the Pyréolophore, the world’s first internal […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

It’s Thursday, July 19, 2018, and National Daiquiri Day. I like them but find most too sweet. Ernest Hemingway consumed them by the dozen; here’s his recipe. On July 19, 1553, Lady Jane Grey, after having reigned only nine days as Queen of England, was replaced by Mary I and then executed for treason. On […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Wednesday, July 18, 2018, and for those of us who are flush, it’s National Caviar Day. It’s also International Nelson Mandela Day, honoring the great man’s birthday. Google also celebrates another great man, the German conductor Kurt Masur, who is 91 today, but I’m curious why they didn’t post a Mandela Doodle given that […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s the cruelest day: Tuesday: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, and “National Peach Ice-Cream Day“, though why they hyphenate “Ice-Cream” is beyond me. It will be a cool-ish day in Chicago at last, with lower humidity and a high of only 77° F (25°C). I have things to do downtown this morning, so posting will probably […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

It’s Monday, July 16, 2018, and National Corn Fritters Day, celebrating a foodstuff that is good but rarely seen. It’s going to be another steambath in Chicago today, with a high of 85° F (29.4°C) but a sopping humidity of 88%. The ducks will be hot in their feather coats, but fortunately can swim and […]

Sunday: Hili Dialogue

It’s Ceiling Cat’s Day: Sunday, July 15 in the Year of Our Ceiling Cat 2018. And, for crying out loud, it’s National Gummy Worms Day, an execrable comestible if ever there was one. But most important, it’s the World Cup Final, with France playing Croatia at 10 am Chicago time. (France is favored.) Google has […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s the weekend: Saturday, July 14, 2018, which also happens to be Bastille Day in France. It’s also National Grand Marnier Day (in honor of France?), a drink that’s a great accompaniment to a fine Cuban cigar. It is still warm in Chicago, but won’t equal yesterday’s steambath of a day: today’s high will be […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s Friday, Friday, kicking back on Friday! Which seat can you take? Yes, it’s July 13, 2018: Friday the Thirteenth. To stave off bad luck, partake of today’s comestible, for it’s National French Fry Day. In Mongolia it’s the last day of Naadam, a big holiday for engaging in and watching horse racing, archery, and […]