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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. Hi Quill

    I didn’t know you lived near the docks 🙂

    The answers are up, no one else wanted to play, though Dr John did stop by and say he did answer three questions correctly. You get 85% passing grade, and Dr John gets honorable mention. You mis-read Question #2. If I was talking about the Brady Girls you would have got 95%.


  2. Years ago I lived in an place where I could hear the neighbors arguing so loudly that sometimes it was hard to sleep. It was surreal more than anything, in a very sad kind of way. I vowed to never live in an environment like that again, and I never have.

  3. Bill – see Tina’s comment above.

    Gary — I left the apartment complex because too many people injected their noise into my private space on a daily basis. I have had fewer incidents in a year here, then I had in a day there — and here they’re funnier!

    T — indeed.

  4. T’s comment is too funny. I grew up in a house where people were told that “profanity is the sign of a lazy vocabulary”. Sometimes I’m glad I did.

  5. Kat — we were told that profanity was a sign of laziness and ignorance. What we actually learned is that profanity can be a sign of frustration. It is also very effective when used sparingly and judiciously. Sometimes no other word will do.

  6. Sounds like my neighbors today too. I couldn’t understand what they said but it did not sound like a good time. Bad memories I am glad I no longer partake in. Saddest thing is that there is a 2 or 3 year old there. Hope to see you at work tomorrow, I am back as of Friday but you were out sick.

  7. Stella — despite the verbal abuse in my marriage it was rarely in decibels which attracted the neighbor’s attention, and seldom invilved such words. Still the feelings listening to this invoked were much the same. I am glad I am not there anymore.

  8. Y’know the saddest thing about this? Put to a tough teamwork task, these two would probably get it done. Whilst the couple that never said any cross words to each other in their lives would likely go down in flames. There’s a fairy tale on this subject somewhere, but I can’t find it now.

  9. Minka — nicknames are often based on character traits.

    OC — well, communication of thoughts, attitudes and ideas is the key to team success, and they do seem to have those down, don’t they?

  10. Oh, I too, wouldn’t want to listen to their foreplay. I think you called it right – they did mention ‘love’, didn’t they? And I think oceallaigh probably isn’t far from the truth.

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