Category Archives: Mietek

Monday: Hili dialogue (Leon exchange with Mietek)

Well, another damn work week is upon us, it being Monday, October 12, 2020. It’s National Pumpkin Pie Day, and if you’re a member of Costco, I recommend heading over there to pick up one of their 12-inch diameter pumpkin pies, made of quality ingredients and costing only $5.99. It’s very tasty, weighs nearly four […]

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

Good morning on the Christian cats’ Sabbath: Sunday, September 6, 2020: National Coffee Ice-Cream Day (they put an hyphen in “ice cream” for reasons unknown). It’s also Barbie Doll Day (the doll first went on sale on September 6, 1959) and Read a Book Day, News of the Day: The horse Authentic won the Kentucky […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s our first Hump Day in September: Wednesday, September 2, 2020, and National “Grits for Breakfast” Day. Why the scare quotes, though? Don’t be scared of grits! You either love grits with breakfast or you hate them, and I’m in the first class—the right class. You can’t beat a good Southern breakfast of grits, fried […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]