Category Archives: Mietek monologue

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Happy Cat Sabbath: It’s Ceiling Cat’s Day, October 11, 2020: National Sausage Pizza Day, a comestible that clearly isn’t kosher. It’s also Southern Food Heritage Day, World Obesity Day, and Kraken Day, described this way: Kraken Day, also known as Myths and Legends Day, is part of International Cephalopod Awareness Days, or Cephalopod Awareness Week, which […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Good morning on Ceiling Cat’s Sabbath: Sunday, October 4, 2020: National Taco Day (we recently had National Soft Taco Day). It’s also Cinnamon Roll Day, National Vodka Day, National Golf Day, World Animal Day, and, for chrissake, National Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day(what a ludicrous ceremony!). It’s also the first day of […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Well, we got through Wednesday, and now there’s only one day to the weekend (but does it mean anything any more?). Welcome to Thursday, August 20, 2020: National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day. While that’s an estimable pie, I prefer the version sans chocolate. And I’ll be damned if it isn’t National Bacon Lover’s Day—again (it […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Welcome to Tuesday—the Cruelest Day—August 4, 2020. It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and National White Wine Day (ditch the pinot grigio and try a nice sauvignon blanc, a viognier or a dry semillon instead). It is a dreary day, and I have come to work creeping like a snail unwillingly to school, though my hose […]

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 […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Well, many of us have lost track of what day it was: I could swear that on Sunday it was Monday. So let me remind you that it’s Tuesday, June 22, 23, 2020 (see? I screwed up!). The Hili dialogue will be a very short one today because of the duck issue, which I’ll explain […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

It’s Monday, June 8, 2020, and National Jelly-Filled Donut Day (I get one of these occasionally at the Dunkin Donuts booth outside Midway Airport to treat myself before a flight. I haven’t flown since December, however.) It’s also Best Friends Day, World Oceans Day, World Brain Tumor Day, and Thomas Paine Day, who died on […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Welcome to Friday, June 5, 2020, the one-month anniversary of Dorothy’s brood jumping to the pond (they now, of course, belong to Honey). It’s national Ketchup Day, and my father taught me, correctly, to buy only Heinz regular ketchup (that was the only one made at the time, but now there are many varieties of […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

I’m writing this at 3:30 am because, like many folks, my sleep has been severely disrupted during the pandemic, and I’m deeply dispirited. Let us hope, though, that my  ducks and their 17 ducklings are still with us on this Friday, May 15, 2020. (I just checked, and there are many, but it was too […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Good morning on Monday, May 11, 2020, and National “Eat What You Want” Day. Of course we always eat what we want, if you take this as a tautology, and, at any rate, why the scare quotes. Are the things we “want” supposed to be the healthy things only? It’s also Hostess Cupcake Day, a […]