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I need to hang it up and look for a new job. I haven’t been fired yet, but it’s just a matter of time. Here’s proof:

Science test question: What is the purpose of pan scales?
Moses’ answer: Measuring pancakes.

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Jake: : “Ms. A., Don’t mark Ricky absent, I seen him this morning walking to school.”
Me: “I saw him, Jake.”
Jake: “You did? Then why are you marking him absent?”

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Reading comprehension question: How are Earth and Venus the same?
Ty: “People.”
Me: “Venus has people?”
Ty: “No.”
Me, surprised: “Earth doesn’t have people?”
Ty: “Right.”
Me: “So … you live on Earth. Aren’t you a person?”
Ty, indignant: “I don’t live on Earth! I live in Las Vegas!”

He’s right, you know. Can’t be Earth. No intelligent life here. 🙁

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. I’m sorry, but it’s not like you’re really going to be fired (nor should you be), so that makes it a bit tongue-in-cheek, doesn’t it. As for the children, well, let’s hope it’s an off day.

  2. Kat — they only things children spew reliably are comments were never should have made in front of them.

    Silver — I think you missed the humor.

    Brig — Apology not necessary. Here I am mostly sarcasm. Here? A heck, I am almost always mostly sarcasm.

  3. Jake missed an opportunity. He could have said “Where’d you bury the pieces?” Maybe that’s just as well …

    The Valleys of Space Cadets? 🙂

  4. And I quote:

    “He’s right, you know. Can’t be Earth. No intelligent life here.”

    On this statement I have to disagree – there is intelligent Life in Las Vegas

    “You live There”

  5. LOL…I swear, sometimes they do it on purpose, just to get you riled up.


    they do it MOSTLY on purpose!

  6. Bill — well, you just earned an A+ from the teacher!

    DaBich — In Ty’s case, he did it completelly without thinking. Almost as soon as the words were out of his mouth, he started blushing and hid his face.

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