Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Saturday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on a to-be-hot Saturday in Chicago: May 26, 2018, and National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. I’m a purist, and prefer mine plain, though with a bit of arm-twisting I can tolerate cherries on top. It’s National Sorry Day in Australia, a day of contrition for the horrible way the European settlers treated the aboriginal […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

Good day, friends; it’s Friday, May 25, 2018, and the beginning of a three-day weekend in the U.S. (Memorial Day). But there’s no rest for Duck Tenders; the little ones need to be fed. It’s a great culinary holiday for humans: National Wine Day, and I may crack a bottle of aged Rioja. Douglas Adams […]

Thursday: Hili Dialogue

I just realized that America has a long weekend coming up: May 28 is Memorial Day, so no Americans with a regular job will be going to work. But that’s still four days off, as today is Thursday, May 24, 2018. It’s National Escargot Day (I eschew the consumption of snails) as well as Victoria […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning; it’s Wednesday, May 23, 2018, and, for those of you without dental work, National Taffy Day. It’s also World Turtle Day (I mistakenly said it was yesterday; it’s not). We’ll have a readers’ Turtle Post later today, so I’m extending the deadline for readers send me pictures of their turtles, tortoises, and terrapins: 1 […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning ladies and gentlement, brothers and sisters, and all the ships at sea: it’s Tuesday, May 22, 2018, also known as National Vanilla Pudding Day (meh). It’s also World Goth Day, described by its originators as “a day where the goth scene gets to celebrate its own being, and an opportunity to make its […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning on Monday, May 21, 2018: National Strawberries and Cream Day. It’s also St. Helena Day, celebrating the discovery in 1502 of the most remote island in the world (and the one on which Napoleon died). On this day in 1904, the famous Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, was founded in Paris. Exactly two […]

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 […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Jerry has made it back to the States safely and is taking it easy this morning. It’s the birthday of activist Malcom X (1925), president of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh (1890), actor & wrestler Andre the Giant (1946) and singer Sam Smith (1992). This is Sam Smith in the Naughty Boy version of […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! TGIF and all that. Apollo 10 was launched today in 1969, in 1980 Mt St. Helens erupted and killed 57 people in the most damaging eruption in US history.     OK, the next aural illusion is upon us. I don’t quite get the intended result, I hear ‘Brain-needle’ plus a […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

by Grania   It’s Enya’s birthday today so here’s one of her earliest breakthrough hits. Before she went solo she sang with traditional Irish band Clannad. It’s also the anniversary of the 1974 Troubles where 33 civilians were killed and 300 injured when the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) detonated four car bombs in Dublin and […]