Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Sunday, May 26, 2019, and National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. Although I prefer my cheesecake sans fruit, I prefer cherries to blueberries. It’s also National Paper Airplane Day in the U.S. and National Sorry Day in Australia, dedicated to apologizing for the mistreatment of the aboriginal people. It’s not a day marked by historical events. On […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s Saturday, May 25, 2019, and June is nearly upon us. It’s also National Wine Day, but that’s nearly every day for me. It’s also National Tap Dance Day in the U.S., and Douglas Adams fans will know that it’s Towel Day. But will anyone really carry a towel today? I have been busy having recreation, […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Professor Ceiling Cat here, with thanks to Grania for taking over Hili yesterday. It’s Friday, May 24, 2019: the end of another work week. It’s National Escargot Day, (I’ve had snails once and didn’t like them), and National Brothers Day, so fête your brother (I’m one!). Today’s big news is that British Prime Minister Theresa […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning everybody. Jerry is (probably) asleep, so I am filling in this morning. He’ll join us later. It’s National Taffy Day today, at least in America. Wikipedia insists that this is similar to what is called toffee in other countries. Today in history: 1430 – Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Wednesday, May 22, 2019, and as you read this I’ll be heading to the airport towards a week’s R&R in Cambridge and Boston. Posting will almost certainly be lighter, but, like Maru, I do my best. It’s National Vanilla Pudding Day, a comestible of little value; but it’s also both International Day for Biological […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Tuesday, May 21, and I leave for Boston tomorrow. But don’t worry: duck tending is all arranged.  You’ll be pleased to know that all ten ducklings are still alive and thriving. It’s National Strawberries and Cream Day, an estimable dish, and World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. It’s not a banner […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Monday, May 20 2019, and National Quiche Lorraine Day—another blatant case of cultural appropriation by Americans.  It’s also World Bee Day and World Metrology Day, meaning that we’ll have both measurements and bees. The good news (for me) is that “Game of Thrones” has ended. I never watched it, but it dominated the media, […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Sunday, and the Lord decrees that ye shall not pick up sticks this day on pain of death. It’s May 19, 2019, and and National Devil’s Food Cake Day. (If that is what Satan eats, let me go to Hell!) It’s also Hepatitis Testing Day (I’m clean). On this day in 1536, Anne Boleyn, […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s Caturday, May 18, 2019, and National Cheese Souffle Day (I’ve never had one). It’s also International Museum Day, with a theme that changes yearly; this year’s theme is “Museums as cultural hubs: the future of tradition.” The description makes it seem a bit woke, asserting that museums must now help deal with “contemporary social […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s the end of the week: Friday, May 17, 2019, and National Cherry Cobbler Day. It’s also International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). I’m pleased to announce that all ten ducklings in Botany Pond are alive, eating well, and thriving.  As Grania said, “A load of happy ducks is a good Friday indeed.” Here […]