Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Thursday: Hili dialogue

It’s Thursday, July 18, 2019, and National Caviar Day. I’ve had beluga only once, and it was excellent, but I don’t want to ever try it again because of the scarcity of sturgeon. It’s also Nelson Mandela International Day, held each year on the great man’s birthday (he was born in 1918 and died in […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Wednesday, July 17, and National Peach Ice-Cream Day (why the hyphen in “ice-cream”?) It’s also World Day for International Justice and World Emoji Day. Although I use emojis, I can’t decide whether they’re a good or bad thing, as they replace words with sometimes ambiguous symbols, and reduce the propensity to write accurately. That said, […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Tuesday, July 16, 2019, and National Corn Fritters Day. What a delightful snack, especially with syrup! It’s also Fresh Spinach Day and, for you herpers, World Snake Day. If you have a pet snake, celebrate it today. And, as you see below, it’s the 50th anniversary of when the Apollo 11 mission took off […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

It’s Monday, July 15, 2019, and back to work for salarypeople. It’s both National Gummy Worms Day, celebrating a disgusting confection, but also National Tapioca Pudding Day. And in Kiribati it’s Elderly Men Day. I wonder how they fête us geezers there? Things that happened on July 15 include this stuff: 1099 – First Crusade: Christian soldiers […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Sunday, July 14, 2019, and you know what that means? It’s BASTILLE DAY! I left a space here for a Google Doodle, but didn’t see one. Then I found that there is a celebratory Doodle, but it’s visible only in France (click on screenshot to read about it): In other news, it’s National Grand […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s Saturday, July 13, 2019, and National French Fry Day. Perhaps, given that the Belgians might well have invented the dish, with antecedents to that effect dating back to 1680, they should be called “Belgian fries.” Either is better than “freedom fries”, though. I counted only six big ducks in Katie’s brood today; perhaps two […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s FRIDAY, July 12, 2019—we missed a Friday the 13th by one day. Grania always celebrated Friday, as she didn’t work on the weekends. It’s National Pecan Pie Day, celebrating a uniquely American and uniquely toothsome dessert, and Independence Days in Kiribati and São Tomé and Príncipe, celebrating the former’s independence from the UK in […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Thursday, July 11, 2019, and it was a hot one in Chicago yesterday, with a high of 95° F (35° C). The ducks survived. It’s National Blueberry Muffin Day: my favorite muffin, but I was shocked to learn that there are 400 calories in a Starbuck’s blueberry muffin (I never buy the overpriced baked […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Wednesday, July 10, 2019, and National Pina Colada Day. It’s also Nikola Tesla Day, honoring the great man’s birthday in 1856, as well as Silence Day for followers of Meher Baba, the guru who didn’t speak for the last 43½ years of his life. (Followers are suppose to shut up for 24 hours today.) […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

I’m back in Chicago, and today is Tuesday, July 9, 2019, and it’s National Sugar Cookie Day, celebrating the most puerile of all cookies. This evening begins the Bahá’í holiday of the Martyrdom of the Báb (executed on this day in 1850), and it’s also Constitution Day in both Australia and Pulau. And all the […]