Category Archives: Mietek monologue

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

We’ve reached the hump of the week but are a long distance from the hump of the pandemic. Welcome to Wednesday, March 25, 2020: International Waffle Day, Pecan Day, National Lobster Newburg Day (never had it), Tolkien Reading Day (not coinciding with any events in Tolkien’s life), and Manatee Appreciation Day, celebrating members of the […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

It’s Tuesday, the cruelest day: March 24, 2020: National Cake Pop Day, an overly small dessert rejected by all food mavens, as well as National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, a snack that one of my friends used to call “rabbit turds”. It’s also National Cheesesteak Day, an indigenous and estimable American sandwich, National Cocktail Day, […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

It’s Saturday, February 8, 2020, and “National Potato Lover’s Day”. Because of the apostrophe placement, I have to ask this: “Who is the one potato lover being celebrated today?” It’s also National Molasses Bar Day, a confection I haven’t tried, National Boy Scouts Day, commemorating the day of that group’s American founding in 1910, Opera […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

We’ve reached the end of a snowy week, and it’s Friday, February 7, 2020,  We had another dusting of snow yesterday evening, and perhaps will get more today, and a bit more on Sunday. But so far the accumulation, at least in Hyde Park, is not serious, and the Ceiling Catmobile is safely ensconced in […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Good morning on Saturday, December 14, 2019, on a balmy morning in Chicago (36º F, 2° C). It’s National Biscuits and Gravy Day, and I feel sorry for those of you who haven’t had a chance to sample this wonderful Southern breakfast dish.  It’s also National Bouillaisse Day (a no-no: cultural appropriation), Roast Chestnuts Day, Gingerbread […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Good morning, and welcome to another week:  Christmas and the Coynezaa holiday is just 15 shopping days away. Yes, it’s Monday, December 9, 2019. It’s National Pastry Day, Christmas Card Day (if you’re one of those folks who still sends these), and National Llama Day (the species’ formal name is Lama glama; live and learn). […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

The weekend is approaching, as it’s already Thursday, December 5, 2019. It’s also National Comfort Food Day (mine’s ice cream; what’s yours?), as well as National Blue Jeans Day, a day I observe year round. In Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Poland and the UK, it’s Saint Nicholas’ Eve, but […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Good  morning on a cold Monday (33ºF, 1ºC) in Chicago, Dec. 2, 2019!  The northeastern U.S. has suffered a big, debilitating snowfall, and is expecting more, but in Chicago we had only a bit of drizzle. Still, it’s just above freezing, and I worry about the dozen or so ducks that still frequent the pond […]