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6:40 a.m., driving to work: between distorted black clouds, the sky is laden gray. The moon still hangs above the western mountains. Because of a heavy cloud bank, the sun has yet to come up, an eerie phenomena in this, the land of perpetual sun. The wind is gusting up to 18 miles per hour. A plastic trash can ran the red light at Las Vegas Blvd. and Cheyenne Ave., causing an SUV to swerve, narrowly missing my front end. Both the Internet and the heat are working in my classroom at the same time. I have a feeling this is going to be a Chris Van Allsburg sort of day.

NOON — update: The net is down at work. I had to come home at lunch time for an email fix.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Lori — at 7:23 a.m., the sun burned through the clouds. Blogger is freaking out and refusing to allow me to post — so far, all is right again in the world.

  2. Yesterday morning I couldn’t even get on the net. For some reason, maybe the amount of rain, our phone was dead. It was better later.

    his am, nasty cold wet, now sunshine. Go figure…

  3. Did you want to get out of your car and confront the SUV driver? “Hey, that trash can isn’t going to do any damage to you, but do you want to spend two years in jail for negligent manslaughter after you hit me? Assmonkey!” Because, I would’ve wanted to do that.

  4. “A plastic trash can ran the red light at Las Vegas Blvd.”

    LOL! What fantastic phrasing.

    A Chris Van Allsburg sort of day could mean practically anything. Except boredom. 🙂

  5. Jill — we are only slightly less gray at just a little before noon.

    Snay — I am non-confrontational. I just had the arguement in my own head.

    IG — sometimes I am eloquent. Usually, not so much though.

  6. Have you heard of Blog Hopping? I’ve just hopped to your site. Come visit MINE where I’ve left a link to YOURS! (This is NOT an ad.)

  7. LZ — yep

    Dr. John — no ticket for speeding or littering

    Skittles — tonight I saw your “not an ad” word-for-word on several sites. If iot looks like an ad, reads like an ad, and is placed solely to promote — it’s an ad.

  8. There’s no hope for me. Even when I’m studiously trying to avoid blogging, I’m checking e-mail inbetween other things. Where’s the 12 step program?

  9. Kyah — my addiction to the internet probably isn’t going to end anytime soon, and currently, I have more incentive for maintaining it, then ending it.

    Kat — I have no idea where you might find a program in your area. I wonder if they have any online chapters …

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