Category Archives: Mietek

Saturday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on Saturday, May 23, 2020: National Taffy Day, a mediocre confection that’s death to those with fillings. It’s also World Turtle Day,  Declaration of the Báb Day for those of the Bahá’í faith, and Red Nose Day. News of the Day: Things are opening up in much of the U.S. (but not Chicago), and […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

DUCK UPDATE:  All 17 ducklings are still thriving in the pond, and two remain in ICU, with one in great shape , the other being tended and not in terrible shape, but not really vigorous. We are keeping them together as pals (they stimulate and warm each other) and tomorrow may be a release day […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s May 2, 2020, perhaps one day from D-Day (Duckling Day).  I’d dearly love to see the ducklings jump, but there’s only a narrow window for that, and I’d have to be on the spot. I will try, checking the nests every half hour or so starting tomorrow. Fingers crossed that all the babies make […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Good (?) morning on Hump Day: Wednesday, April 29, 2020, about four days from Hatch Day. It’s going to rain today and tomorrow in Chicago, but the weather should improve for the ducklings. It’s also National Shrimp Scampi Day (more cultural appropriation), International Dance Day, Denim Day (you must read about the origin of this […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

We have a special Easter edition today, with holiday-themed posts. Or so I plan. Welcome to Sunday, April 12, 2020:  National Licorice Day, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, and National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day. (That’s a fine holiday for Passover! When I was a kid and we had ham for dinner, my father would always […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Welcome to Friday, April 10, 2020; it’s National Cinnamon Roll Day, and boy, could I use one! It’s also American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day (it was founded on April 10, 1866), National Farm Animals Day, Global Work from Home Day (make that a month or two), Siblings Day, Golfer’s Day […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Hump Day: Wednesday, April 8, 2020, and National Empanada Day, a day of cultural appropriation. It’s also Holy Wednesday, leading up to Easter, International Romani Day, honoring Romani culture,  Zoo Lovers Day (nobody will be going to the zoo today), Dog Farting Awareness Day (true!), and Draw A Picture of a Bird Day. Here’s […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s Saturday, April 4, 2020, and it’s both National Cordon Bleu Day (celebrating the dish of thinly pounded chicken filled with ham and cheese, then breaded and fried [I’ve never had one]) and International Carrot Day. Re the carrots, it’s also Vitamin C Day.  Further, it’s Hug a Newsperson Day (right sentiment, wrong year), National […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Sunday, February 16, 2020, and in one week I shall go to Paris for a short R&R&E (eating) spree. Speaking of food, it’s National Almond Day, as well as Tim Tam Day, celebrating an Australian bikkie that I’ve never tried, though I see you can buy them in American stores like Wal-Mart. It’s also […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (with Leon and Mietek)

Good morning on the cruelest day of the week, Tuesday, and it’s February 4, 2020: both National Homemade Soup Day and National Stuffed Mushroom Day.  I was excited to read that it was also National Quacker Day, but that is a cruel ruse: National Quacker Day celebrates “Quackers,” those who are enthusiasts of Quacker Factory, […]