Thursday: Hili dialogue

August 6, 2015 • 5:30 am

And so the week slowly worms its way to the end, with nothing to distinguish it from other weeks. Soon it will be fall, and then the snow. . .  Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is exhausted from climbing and mousing, and has little appetite for her editorial duties.

Hili: Can we go to bed now?
A: We still have plenty of work to do.
Hili: So I will wait beside Cyrus until we’ve done the work.


In Polish:
Hili: Czy możemy już pójść spać?
Ja: Mamy jeszcze mnóstwo pracy.
Hili: To ja poczekam koło Cyrusa aż to zrobimy.

16 thoughts on “Thursday: Hili dialogue

  1. Fall and snow, what distant dreams! I would be grateful for overnight temperatures below 75F, but it’s not going to happen anytime soon. Perhaps I should look for cooler places to ply my trade standing on concrete floors and catering to the whims of medical students for hours at a stretch. Thank Ceiling Cat for support socks and Crocs!

  2. She slimmed down quite considerably, precisely as she did last summer. But I expect many comments over the coming winter about the need to put my Editor-in-Chief on a diet. Luckily for her, I refuse to do it. I know the summer will come and her figure will be fit for a catwalk.

    1. Yes, she looks very svelte. Clearly, in her case at least, exercise rather than diet is the key factor.

      1. I wouldn’t be too sure…if it truly is a seasonal variation, there could well be other factors at play.

        Be interesting to see if something like that might be going on in humans, as well — do a statistical study of individual weight variation correlated with time of year, and add in things like latitude (a proxy for day length and total light) and average temperature and so on.


  3. I’m happy the humid weather is behind me now. The only hassle is I’ve been having a migraine every day for a week. The medicine knocks them down then they come back. I suspect this is because the weather is unsettled. I’m working from home today, hoping this will kill the last migraine.

      1. Yeah the migraines are a hassle & every time I get a long run of them I worry I’m going back to having them every day for years. On top of the migraines, BS doesn’t make it any better. I hate the changing weather.

  4. I didn’t know exactly which thread was best to post this in, but this seemed to be the one where interested folks would be most likely to see it. If you go to the web site of the National Center for Science Education (, they have available a PDF of a chapter from Richard Francis’ new book, Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World. The chapter is the one on cats!

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