Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Hili dialogue: Saturday

Good morning: it’s Saturday, August 12, 2017, and the weather in Chicago promises to be lovely. On the other hand, it’s the worst food day ever: National Julienne Fries Day, which are just thinly cut fries (chips or frites to Europeans), and contain many poisonous carbs. On the upside, it’s World Elephant Day, dedicated to […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on Thursday, August 10, 2017. On the personal front, my hand and shoulder injuries are healing very well, thanks to some excellent physical therapists as well as my own diligence at home exercises, which I perform religiously diligently. And my beloved duck Honey is still with me, though she’s getting finicky: she will […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and baby Leon monologue)

It’s Tuesday, August 9, 2017, and that means this morning I have both finger and shoulder therapy (back to back, so to speak). I wish I could celebrate today’s food holiday, for it honors one of my favorite desserts: National Rice Pudding Day. I’ll save you the trouble right now and tell you where to […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning! It’s Tuesday, August 8, 2017, and I’m duckless. It’s National Frozen Custard Day; if you’re near a good place to get this treat, like Ted Drewes in St. Louis, you’re lucky. More important, it’s INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY!!   The first five people who email me good pictures of their moggie will have them featured […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

Good morning; it’s a cool Monday in Chicago (at this moment, 62° C, 17° C), and a work day in the U.S., though Grania reports a “bank holiday” in Ireland. It’s August 7, 2017: National IPA (India Pale Ale) Day, the egregiously overhopped brew favored by hipsters and those with asbestos palates that can be […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on what promises to be another coolish and lovely day in Chicago: August 6, 2017. It’s National Root Beer Float Day (root beer and ice cream), a lovely drink that I haven’t had in years but used to get at the A&W Root Beer Drive-Ins—when they existed. It’s also the day they have […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning on a chilly Saturday (August 5, 2017) in Chicago, where we’ve had one of the coolest summers I remember. Yesterday the thermometer didn’t even hit 70ºF  (21ºC), and I was positively cold walking home, but today temperatures will rise to 79ºF (26 ºC)—still much lower than usual for early August. It’s also National Oyster […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s Friday, the fourth of August, in the year of Our Ceiling Cat 2017; and the weekend is nigh. But it’s a lousy food holiday: National Chocolate Chip Day, which is pretty useless unless you add a cookie. (Chocolate chip cookies, by the way, were invented as late as  1938—at the Toll House Inn in […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

How the week has flown: it’s already Thursday, and August 3, 2017. For me that means a finger inspection by the hand surgeon in the morning (I will not allow cutting!) and then shoulder therapy at noon. Posting will perforce be light. What a dreadful day! But I have a duck to console me. It’s also […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on the second day of August, 2017: a Wednesday here in the States. It’s also National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, and I have had a few of these recently, as they’re a nice summer treat (surprisingly, the main demographic who consumes them includes people between 30 and 44). Are these (shown below) eaten […]