Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Monday: Hili dialogue

We’ve lived through another week, making it to Monday, December 4, 2017, or National Cookie Day. Only 27 days remain until the end of the year; 21 until the beginning of Coynezaa. (I just discovered that my birthday is also National Bicarbonate of Soda Day.) There’s a Google Doodle today, a game you can play, but it’s […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

We’re at Ceiling Cat’s Day today, which means a day of Napping and Nomming on this third of December, 2017. It’s National Peppermint Latte Day, a drink that I’ll try one day so you won’t have to. It’s also a UN observance day: International Day of Persons with Disabilities. My tum is on the fritz today […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s now Saturday, December 2, 2017, with higher-than-average temperatures predicted for Chicago over the next few days. It’s National Fritters Day, and I could use a nice corn fritter with some syrup to dunk it into.  Sadly, I haven’t even seen a fritter on a menu in years and years. It’s also a UN holiday: […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s December now! December 1, 2017, Friday, and the day of our department’s Christmas party, where I will stuff myself with Middle Eastern food and get somewhat buzzed on wines I picked out for the occasion. It’s also National Fried Pie Day, something that might well be unique to the U.S.  A small fried peach […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

Good morning; it’s a fast day for me: Thursday, November 30, 2017, and bleak December is almost upon us. However, it was on the penultimate day of the next month, in the year of our Ceiling Cat 1949, that the blessed infant Jerry was born in a Catholic hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s National […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on a hump day: Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Only one more day to go until December! It’s National Chocolates Day, a comestible I will gladly receive from grateful readers. And in Liberia it’s William Tubman‘s birthday, a holiday honoring the founder of modern Liberia. There is further news from North Korea, which has […]

Tuesday, Hili dialogue

The cruelest day is Tuesday, like today: November 28, 2017. It’s National French Toast Day, celebrating a treat my mom used to make sometimes, and which I haven’t had in years since I rarely go out for breakfast and have never cooked it on my own. It’s also the Episcopal feast day of the Hawaiian […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

A new week is upon us, and the libations and comestibles of Thanksgiving have been digested and their remains ejected. It’s Monday, November 27, 2017, and we’re at National Bavarian Cream Pie Day, a day I remember from last year (though I’ve never had any). In the UK it’s Lancashire Day; Brits can weigh in […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Ceiling Cat’s day: November 26, 2017. and also National Cake Day (cats don’t like cake, though I bet one reader has a cake-eating cat).  It’s also Anti-Obesity Day, and tomorrow I’ll fast in its observance. But today I have a piece of sweet potato pie. Historical events seem to slow down in the winter, […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s Saturday, November 25, 2017, and the third day of our long four-day Thanksgiving weekend. It’s National Parfait Day (oy!) as well as a UN day: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It’s again one of those days again in which events and births/deaths are a bit thin. On November 25, 1915, […]