Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Saturday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Jerry has arrived safely in India after an epic flight. I’m off to see the new Star Wars movie. It had better be good, but I’m hopeful. In the mean time, here’s an amazing photograph of a frog swallowing a snake, and the full story of the […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on a cold Friday, December 15, 2017: the day of my departure for India. As I’ve said, posting will be scant until I return in three weeks. It’s national Lemon Cupcake Day, clearly a Fake Holiday created by Big Cupcake. It’s also International Tea Day, so have a cuppa and a biscuit. Finally, […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on a cold Wednesday in Chicago: December 13, 2017. And it is a good day, as the odious Roy Moore was defeated by Democrat Doug Jones in the Senate race Alabama, though he still refuses to concede the election. Here are the latest figures: And some election tweets found by Grania: Suck it, […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on a very cold Tuesday, December 12, 2017: the temperature in Chicago right now is 18° F  (-8° C). It’s National Cocoa Day, and I think I may make myself a warming mug of hot chocolate. It’s also Kanji Day in Japan, in which a Japanese character (a written one, not a person) […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

Good morning. It’s Monday again: December 11, 2017. To paraphrase James Joyce, snow is general not over Ireland, though there’s enough to close schools and disrupt flights. But snow is general over the UK, severely disrupting flights and closing schools. To my friends over there, I’m sorry about this, but you’re a bunch of weenies! Chicago eats that kind […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Sunday, December 10, 2017, both Ceiling Cat’s Day and National “Have a Bagel” Day; also, by UN decree, it’s International Mountain Day. There’s snow on the ground in Chicago right now, and the daily highs will be either below or just above freezing all this week. And be aware that EVERYTHING THAT I LIST BELOW […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s the weekend: Saturday, December 9, 2017, and a week before I arrive in India. It’s also Nation Pastry Day and, according to the UN, International Anti-Corruption Day. I’m at work early as I have to do shopping later for India (my friends want some stuff not available there), and I’m waking up with a […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

We’ve reached Friday again, as it’s December 8, 2017 and National Brownie Day (I had mine earlier this week). One week from today I’ll be flying to India, which I think is a straight 19-hour flight. No business class for me this time; I’ll be sitting in steerage. I hope at least the food is […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Posting will be a bit light today as I must hie downtown to pick up my cleaned camera (dust gets on the sensor, but it’s cheaper to get it cleaned than to buy a new one). India demands that my camera be in good shape. It’s National Cotton […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning; it’s Wednesday, December 6, 2017. It’s also National Gazpacho Day, which is plain weird since gazpacho is a summer soup drunk in the northern hemisphere. It should be National Gazpacho Day in New Zealand! And oy, my kishkes! Trump has unilaterally decided to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, breaking a precedent the U.S. […]