Category Archives: Mietek

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on a dreary and frigid (21° F, -6°C) Tuesday, December 10, 2019, National Lager Day. Human Rights Day, and, oddly, the Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales.  In Sweden it’s a flag holiday: Nobel Prize Day, when the winners announced last year get their prizes in Stockholm.  In Stockholm, several countries are […]

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). […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Good morning on a chilly but not freezing Friday: December 6, 2019. (At 4:30 am, the Chicago temperature is 41ºF or 5ºC.) It’s National Gazpacho Day, but eating that delicious soup is cultural appropriation unless you’re simultaneously cognizant of the historical oppression of the Spanish people (ignore the conquistadors). It’s also Faux Fur Friday (only […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue, Mietek and Leon monologue, farm rush hour and some winter morning tweets

by Matthew Cobb Good morning! This is the ultimate Cobb morning post – The Boss will be back at the controls tomorrow, full of penguins. In Poland, Hili is pen-sive (sorry not sorry): A: Hili, where is my pen? Hili: Under your desk. In Polish: Ja: Hili, gdzie jest mój długopis? Hili: Pod biurkiem.   […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue, Mietek cuteness, farm rush hour and random tweets

by Matthew Cobb The Boss will soon be on his way back to put a bit of order in things here, beginning next week. In the meantime, Hili has a different perception of time: A: I was looking for you for half a day! Hili: You exaggerate, I’ve been here for just two hours. Ja: […]

Monday: Hili dialogue, Mietek & Leon monologue, farm rush hour and tweets

by Matthew Cobb Apologies for the late posting – I have been on the picket line (see below). In Poland, Hili demonstrates that there is no such thing as free will, even for a cat: Hili: Do you like to admit that you were wrong? A: No. Hili: So why do you do it? A: […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue, Mietek monologues, farm rush hour and some inorganic tweets

by Matthew Cobb In Poland, Hili is washing her… well, I don’t wish to be rude, but it doesn’t look like her paw. Not sure what the theological implications of that might be. Hili: I wash my paws. A: Pilate washed his hands and it ended badly. Hili: Umywam nogi. Ja: Piłat umył ręce i […]

Leon and Mietek monologues

by Matthew Cobb The monologues (or monologs, if you prefer) are flying in thick and fast: Leon: I think that even the mice have got cold feet. Mietek is on the mend! Mietek: I’ve sat down only to to think about the strategy of action. Leon: Again an interloper on my territory! A note from […]