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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. Doug — when it rains here we all feel rich! Don’t apologize to me for making fun of Methodists — I do it all the time. And thanks for the vote, it was a nice gesture, but since I have 20 and my oponent has 46, I think we can safely say I won’t be moving on to round three.

    Jill — it snowed here this year, too, and I stood with my arms raised to the sky — but I was shaking my fist.

  2. Poooooooor little things. This makes me sad! I one time read a story in school — maybe middle school — I’m not sure — about a planet where it was always gray and rainy and the sun only came out for ONE DAY each year. Somehow the child who the story was about had gotten locked in a closet — I think they were playing hide and seek or something — but anyway — THE day came and went – and allllllllll the other children got to go out and play – but this poor child was locked inside and MISSED it! This story made me CRY! Right there in the classroom while we were reading! I just thought it was the saddest thing ever! I think it would be JUST that sad for the Desert Kids to miss a rainy day! Even if it’s only a few drops!

  3. It’s not the desert here, but it feels like it. We’ve been in drought for close to 5 years and if it rains, we end up with flash floods because the ground is so hard.

  4. LOL, New Jersey kids do that too…though it’s usually snow since it hardly ever snows more than a few inches…here we are next to a state that got like nine feet of snow at one time and the whole state closes down when we get like six inches.

  5. Mumma — here is it pavement — rain cannot soak into pavement.

    Silver — had it been snow, I never would have gotten my kids under control.

    Dr. John — you don’t have to tell me. I was out there with them!

  6. Too bad there wasn’t a way to send your kids some of our “Lake effect” snow- since it would be rain where you are, the kids would really have plenty to dance about.

  7. I did this just a second ago. Og course and Icleandic version:) I came out after work and it started to snow, so up my arms go hailing teh heavens for snow, a sight not uncommon in Iceland. island people are strange too 😉

  8. wow, that is an old comment of mine, just popping up here for no reason. Weird…while reading I though, she should have just taken her feet and left the car in the driveway … sometimes it is just quicker!

  9. Minka — old comment popping up for no reason? Do you realize you are commenting on a old post, and not my current one? And I am not walking anywhere in this city! Nope. If you could see the neighborhoods I’d have to walk through — including the one I live in — you would understand.

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