Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Thursday: Hili dialogue

Already the “work week” is drawing to an end: it’s Thursday, July 9, 2020: National Sugar Cookie Day. It’s also the day honoring the Martyrdom of the Báb (a day for adherents to the Baháʼí Faith; see below),  well as National No Bra Day. I’ve heard that the pandemic has greatly reduced the use of […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

We’re at Hump Day now: July 7, 2020: National Chocolate with Almonds Day.  It’s also National Ice Cream Sundae Day (much preferable to chocolate with almonds). I prefer mine at Margie’s Candies, an establishment that is exactly like it was in the 1930s, including the treats. Like the old days, when you order a hot […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Tuesday, the Cruelest Day, July 7, 2020—National Strawberry Sundae Day.  It’s also World Chocolate Day, National Macaroni Day, and, in honor of Anthony Bourdain, who loved these bars, National Dive Bar Day. News of the Day: Absolutely dreadful! It was a deadly weekend in Chicago. During the holiday weekend, 87 people were shot in […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on Monday, July 6, 2020, a back-to-work day and National Fried Chicken Day. I love fried chicken; please give me some now! But it’s a mess to make at home, what with oil sputtering everywhere, and I haven’t been to Harold’s, our local pullet emporium, for about six months. It’s also International Kissing […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on a steamy Sunday, July 5, 2020. For the next 14 days, the high temperatures in Chicago are predicted to exceed 85°F (29.4°C), and creep into the nineties. These are truly the D*g Days. The ducks won’t like it either. It’s National Apple Turnover Day as well as National Graham Cracker Day (only edible […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on a U.S. holiday: Saturday, July 4, 2020, or Independence Day—the day when the Continental Congress, in the Declaration of Independence, declared that the 13 colonies were no longer subjects of the British king, but were free and independent states. There’s a Google Doodle gif celebrating the Fourth today, and clicking on it […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

Good morning at the end of the work week, a term that barely has meaning any more. It’s Friday, July 3, 2020, National Chocolate Wafer Day. It’s a holiday for most Americans, or at least a day off, because Independence Day, tomorrow, falls on a Saturday. It’s also National Eat Beans Day, National Fried Clam […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

The weeks is already drawing to an end, and I, for one, often forget what day it is—probably one of many symptoms of the pandemic. Good morning on Thursday, July 2, 2020:  National Anisette Day.  It’s also World UFO Day, also celebrated on June 24. The July holiday commemorates the bogus UFO crash in the […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

We’re in July already! Good morning on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  As it’s the 182nd day of the year, we’re just about halfway through 2020. For nearly all of us it’s been a dreadful year: good riddance to the first half! Here are the official Food Month designations for July: National Baked Bean Month  [JAC: […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

Happy (?) Tuesday: June 30, 2020. It’s my younger sister’s birthday and my half-birthday (I was born on December 30, almost exactly 2.5 years before my sister Susan). Happy birthday, sis! Here’s the passport photo of my mom, Susan, and I before we went to Greece when I was five. It’s also National Mai Tai […]