Category Archives: Leon monologue

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon Monologue)

It’s Sunday, November 18, 2018, a day on which, in 1929, President Herbert Hoover signed the Migratory Bird Conservation Act, designed to protect waterfowl—including DUCKS. Sadly, that was during the Depression, and there was little money for waterfowl protection. That came later.  It’s also National Apple Cider Day, which is best when fermented before ingested. […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus) is back, with effusive thanks to Grania for taking over the Hili Dialogues during my stint in Croatia. It’s Sunday, October 21, 2018, and I’m off to Paris in less than two weeks. This means a strict diet between now and then! That abstemiousness is promoted by the unappetizing nature of today’s […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Monday again: October 8, 2018, and—God help us) National Fluffernutter Day—which refers to a peanut butter sandwich also containing marshmallow-fluff spread. According to Wikipedia, it’s also these days: “Earliest day on which Columbus Day can fall, while October 14 is the latest; observed on the second Monday of October (United States); and its related observance. Discoverer’s […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s the first Tuesday of autumn in this hemisphere—September 25, 2018—and it’s both National Lobster Day and National Food Service Worker’s Day (but who is the one worker implied by the placement of the apostrophe?). Here’s a lobster joke: A man walks into a bar carrying a large lobster and orders a double scotch. The […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s the first Monday in fall: September 24, 2018. It’s also National Cherries Jubilee Day, but I cannot speak of this comestible since I’ve never had it. In South Africa it’s Heritage Day. I overslept today, which is good as I needed the sleep. This explains why the Hili dialogue is 45 minutes late. News of […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! It’s the birthday of British actor Colin Firth (1960), designer Karl Lagerfeld (1933), Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry (1950) and American journalist & blowhard Bill O’Reilly (1949). Because of the Aerosmith connection we can listen to this track today, which famously features bandmate Steve Tyler’s daughter Liv and actress Alicia Silverstone […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

The weekend has arrived: it’s Saturday, August 25, 2018, and National Banana Split Day. (This is a peculiarly American comestible, and I’ve had many, though not in the past few years.) Honey the Duck was here yesterday, eating more than I’ve ever seen her eat, and in a short while I’ll see if she stayed […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Tuesday, August 21, 2018, and National Sweet Tea Day, referring to highly sweetened iced tea. That beverage, called “the table wine of the South” is the perfect accompaniment to heavy Southern food, including barbecue. Fie on those who abjure the sugar! News: This happened on Sunday: Esraa al-Ghamgam, a Saudi human rights activist, was […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

by Grania [Update from Jerry: News from the pond: Honey seems to have disappeared from the pond again and may be gone for good. I am sad as I didn’t get to say goodbye, and I don’t know if she was ready to migrate.] [Update of an update: Honey’s back, so reports Anna. More details later. […]

TGIF: Hili dialogue

by Grania Welcome to Friday and happy birthday to Robert De Niro. Although De Niro had nothing to do with this song, it was one of those iconic songs of my teen years, so that’s all the justification I need to put it up today. It’s also the birthday of Mae West (1893), Russian chess […]