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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. Hayden — I debated saying something, but I was afraid I’d either burst out laughing or give in to sarcasm. Better just to walk away.

  2. Looking for the unflavoured diet water? Hmmm. Okay, it’s intense stupidity, but perhaps also a good marketting idea, eh? Buy water at one price, put a sticker on it that says “Diet” and sell it at twice the price. Oh, and it’s 100% fat free also!!!

  3. Morgan — one of the girls actually asked if they were all fat-free. I didn’t put that in the post because I fugured no one would believe me.

    Doug — makes you feel all warm and snuggly and secure about the future of the world, doesn’t it?

    Helen — yes. Put the glass of water down and slowly back away.

  4. ‘Diet water’ ?? Wonderful……You have given me a good business idea Quilly, I think it will sell, can’t wait to get the patent. Who knows I may even get a Nobel Prize.
    Happy Easter Quilly !

  5. Remember it is better to walk away sometimes than to stay and comment. I wouldn’t want to hear about you having an accident laughing too hard at them 🙂

    Diet water, now I heard it all, I swear.

    A Happy Easter is wished for you

  6. Dr. John — your optimism and encouragement is inspiring. (You made me laugh out loud.)

    Rauf — here in America it is already on the grocery store shelves.

    Silver — now appearing in a supermarket near you.

    Polona — indeed.

    Bill — I found your comment in my Spam folder. I have informed it that you are not spam. There were two of them, but since they were almost identical, I erased one. And I pretty much decided there was no point in trying to talk sense into anyone who would actually buy “diet water.”

    Snay — see my comment to Silver. The fact that somebody thought up the idea of marketing water as a diet drink doesn’t surprise me, but I am shocked by the number of people who seem to be falling for it.

  7. You know I can never find that diet water either! And NONE of my stores stock the fat free lettuce! I might have to move!

  8. Per a comment earlier, human stupidity isn’t truly infinite, it’s just so vast that it’s easy to underestimate. Specifically:
    – Two heads are better than one, proportional to the square of the number of heads. So N people are smarter than one person by a multiple of (N)^1/2.
    – Two heads are also dumber than one, proportional to the square of the number of heads. So N people are N^2 times more stupid than one.
    This is why anything designed or built “by committee” can immediately be dismissed as useless.

  9. Melli — I find the fat-free lettuce is stringy, but the reduced fat lettuce isn’t too bad.

    Morgan — That was perfect! I laughed all the way through it, then read it aloud to OC.

    Mumma — you signed it on March 28th comment. Do you want me to remove it? WordPress allows that and I’d be happy to clean it up — and all the rest of this, too — just like it never happened.

  10. they must be related to this guy- I was explaining to him that he needed to supply our office with an inchXinch picture of himself in order to get a half-fare card. He replied, “Now this inch by inch picture, is that square?”

  11. No, it’s ok. I don’t think any creepy stalker people are going to find me from this occurrence!

    I’m in the habit of signing off on my forums and most of the time I catch myself here and delete it, but I guess I forgot that time.

  12. Cindy — many people do not know that think should be a prerequisite to speak.

    Mumma — Just the same I’ll fix it. Then you won’t have r3ason to be uneasy — but I’m rather busy so I may not get to it right away.

  13. There is a lot left to be said on teh issue of ear plugs…in teh right place at the right time…
    When in California, close to Hollywood Boulevard, there was a girl noisely talking into her cell in the most fake British accent you might ever here…everybody starred at her, when teh phone started to ring…….

    I laughed!

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