Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Friday: Hili dialogue

Can it be Friday already? Time flies when you’re retired and facing the Dirt Nap. It’s Friday, April 12, 2019, and National Gumbo Day. It’s also International Day of Human Space Flight, marking the one-orbit mission of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in the Vostok 1 on this day in 1961. You may not know this, […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

One more day before the weekend begins, as today is Thursday, April 11, 2019: the 101st day of the year. It’s National Cheese Fondue Day, another instance of cultural appropriation, but I haven’t had the dish and years and would love some, despite my transgression. And it’s International Louie Louie Day, celebrating that hard-to-understand song […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Hump Day: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, and that means it’s time for my semiannual dental checkup and cleaning. Since I have to go all the way downtown for that, posting may be light. But you want me to have healthy choppers, right? It’s National Cinnamon Roll Day (one of my favorite treats), and also […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Tuesday, April 9, 2019, and National Chinese Almond Cookie Day. Those aren’t fortune cookies, but the ones shown below. (I have no idea what lobby managed to get this comestible its own holiday): It’s also the Christian Feast Day for Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was hanged by the Nazis on April 9, 1945. Here I […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

We’re back at the beginning of the work week: it’s Monday, April 8, 2019. And it’s also National Empanada Day, so have a pastie or its equivalent. Finally, it’s International Romani Day, celebrating the group formerly known as “gypsies,” a group that I was surprised to learn originated in India. Both historical news and birth/death […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Sunday, April 7, 2019, and we’ve at least reached National Beer Day (there is NO chance that Google will have a Doodle for this). The reason for the holiday? As Wikipedia explains, it on this day in 1933 that . . .  the Cullen–Harrison Act was enacted after having been signed into law by President Franklin […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

Professor Ceiling Cat has landed, and so I/he/hir/they is/ am/are taking over the reins again. Many hearty thanks to Grania for handling the difficult but important job of starting the day with news, some history, and some tweets. And now it’s Caturday Saturday, April 6, and I haven’t yet checked the pond for ducks. It’s […]

TGIF: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! It’s the end of the week and National Caramel Day, so you have license to indulge if you fancy the stuff. In history today: 1792 – United States President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States. 1900 – Archaeologists in Knossos, Crete, discover a large cache of clay tablets with hieroglyphic writing in […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning and welcome to International Carrot Day. Yes, really.   In history today: 1581 – Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world. 1768 – In London, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus. 1841 – William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia, becoming the first President of the United States to die in office, and setting the record for the briefest administration. 1923 – Warner Bros. […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! Welcome to the middle of the week. In history today: 686 – Maya king Yuknoom Yich’aak K’ahk’ assumes the crown of Calakmul. (Mayan city) 1882 – American Old West: Robert Ford kills Jesse James. 1885 – Gottlieb Daimler is granted a German patent for his engine design. 1888 – The first of eleven unsolved brutal murders of women committed in or near the impoverished Whitechapel district in the East End of London, occurs. (AKA Jack […]