Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s Saturday, December 8, 2018, and National Brownie Day. It’s also the Day of Finnish Music, but I don’t know any Finnish music. How sad; let’s have some! Here’s a rousing Finnish Guard marching song: On this day in 1660, or so reports Wikipedia, “A woman (either Margaret Hughes or Anne Marshall) appears on an English public stage for […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s Friday, December 7, 2018, and of course this date always reminds those of a certain age of Pearl Harbor (more below). It’s also National Cotton Candy Day, Flag Land Base Day in Scientology (I didn’t know they had holidays), and, of course, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in the U.S. More below. On this day in 1703, the Great […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

It’s December 6, 2018, and a fasting day for me but National Gazpacho Day for others. But gazpacho isn’t American, so this is blatant cultural appropriation. Don’t you dare even eat the stuff without thinking about the oppression and suffering of the Spanish people. It’s also Independence Day in Finland and National Day of Remembrance and Action […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Wednesday, December 5, 2018, and a mail holiday in the U.S. (this is in mourning for the death of G. H. W. Bush’s). It’s also National Comfort Food Day. What’s yours? (When I was a kid, I could get whatever I wanted to eat on my birthday, but I always asked my mom to […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Tuesday, December 4, 2018, and National Cookie Day (it would be “National Biscuit Day” in the UK, except that this is an American holiday). There are only 21 shopping days left until Coynezaa, my personal holiday which extends over the six days spanning Christmas and my birthday. Don’t forget the presents (one per day, […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

It’s Monday again: December 3, 2018, and National Peppermint Latte Day (shoot me now!) On a sober note, it’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which, as Wikipedia notes, started as a UN initiative in 1992 and “has been observed with varying degrees of success around the planet.”  I’m not sure what they mean by […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Sunday, December 2, 2018, and National Fritters Day. Among American fritters, two types stand out: apple and corn. It’s also World Computer Literacy Day, and I’ll confess now that I cannot write programs, and in fact never produced a single line of code in my life. But I can use a Mac! On December […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

The News of the Day: President George H. W. Bush died in Houston yesterday at age 94. He was one of the rare presidents that not only gave birth to another President, but also was not re-elected after one term in office, and the first Vice-President to be elected as President since 1836.  I didn’t […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s the last day of the month: November 30, 2018, and I can eat again! Right now I’m nomming two pieces of toast with butter and the world’s best jam: Wilkin & Sons Tiptree “Little Scarlet” Strawberry Preserves. After that I’ll tuck into a huge latte.  It’s National Mousse Day, which is National Mouse day […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

It’s almost December now: we’re at the penultimate day of November, i.e., the 29th of the month in the year of our Ceiling Cat (fleas be upon him), 2018. It’s National Chocolates Day, but I can’t have any as I’m fasting. It’s also the feast day of Our Lady of Beauraing, celebrating five Belgian children […]