Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Tuesday, March 19, with only two days left until the advent of Spring. It’s National Oatmeal Cookie Day, honoring the worst of all possible cookies (many times I’ve been fooled into biting into one, thinking that the raisins were chocolate chips). And it’s “Return of the Swallow” Day, when the swallows are supposed to […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Yep, it’s Monday, March 18, 2019, and in one week I’ll be waking up in Amsterdam. Look for travel photos but not as much posting for about 12 days. It’s National Sloppy Joe Day, and if you don’t know what those are, go to the Wikipedia article, which describes this regionally variable sandwich of loose, […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Ceiling Cat’s Day: Sunday, March 17, 2019, and if you collect sticks for firewood on this day, the Bible says you should be killed. It’s also Saint Patrick’s Day (in Irish, Lá Fhéile Pádraig”). A Google Doodle celebrates it, and if you click on it it goes to a page about the holiday: As […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s Saturday, March 16, 2019, and National Artichoke Heart Day. In Lithuania it’s The Day of the Book Smugglers; click on the link for an interesting tale. We have raised almost £1700 pounds for Feline Friends London, for which they (and I) are immensely grateful. The dosh will help pay vet bills for the cats. However, […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

Is it really Friday? Indeed: it’s Friday, March 15, 2019, and National Peanut Lovers’ Day. It’s also World Contact Day, in which we’re all supposed to telepathically contact aliens. As Wikipedia notes: World Contact Day was first declared in March 1953 by an organization called the International Flying Saucer Bureau (IFSB), as a day on which all IFSB […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

It’s Thursday, March 14, and in ten days I will be arriving in Amsterdam, where I’ll see again the van Gogh and Rembrandt museums (the latter has a swell new exhibition), and Anne Frank’s house, not to mention tucking into a rijsttafel. I hope to eat that dish, shown below, and perhaps some Dutch readers […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Hump Day: March 13, 2019, and fortunately a Wednesday rather than a Friday. It’s National Chicken Noodle Soup Day, which is anti-Semitic because matzo ball soup is infinitely better. It’s also National Elephant Day in Thailand, celebrating these magnificent tuskers. I am feeling better than I did yesterday, and so have dragged my tuchas […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Professor Ceiling Cat is home in bed with a bad cold today, so posting will almost certainly be limited to just this Hili Dialogue (I had to drag myself out of bed to do this). As always, I do my best. It’s Tuesday, the cruelest day, and March 12, 2019. It’s National Milky Way Day […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

Sadly, it’s Monday again: March 11, 2019, and National “Eat Your Noodles” Day. But why the scare quotes? Are they only fooling about this demand, or are we supposed to do something else with the noodles? It’s also Johnny Appleseed Day, which is weird because he was born on September 26 (1774) and died on […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Sunday, March 10, 2019, and it’s National Ranch Dressing Day, a dressing that didn’t exist when I was younger. But it is good, especially when made with real buttermilk. It’s also calorific. Today is also Mario Day, though I’ve never played that game—or any other video game. I am culturally ignorant. And it’s “election […]