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Better yet, when he found it, he walked around it and on the other side there is a plaque which clearly indicates that it’s a fig tree.  Now he wants to sign me up for “pay attention” classes.

However, I believe I am the one who should sign him up for geography lessons, because when we took out the campus map and I showed him where to look (the Engineering Quad) he admitted that he had been searching in the opposite direction which means that he was so far on the “wrong”side of the art building that there was another building between them!

He says it is the Orchid tree’s fault, because he didn’t know it existed, so when I told him to go from the Barringtonia to the Orchid Tree, he went to the one he did know about — which was in the opposite direction!

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. Thanks for keeping me laughing Quill. I’m doing better, sobbed my heart out last night though. Thanks.


  2. LOL he just can’t admit he was wrong, it has to be because you told him wrong. Just like a man. haha

    I’m glad he found it though. 🙂

  3. Brian — you lost a family member. It will take months to get past the fresh hurts. Glad I could offer some cheer.

    Donna — I knew OC and I were talking at cross purposes. We often have trouble comprehending each other’s directions when we’re in the same place!

    Doug — actually, he should have known better than to ask me for directions!

    Diesel — I’m sure he’ll be comforted by your camaraderie.

    Dr. John — if Betty was reading the map, then she knew exactly where she was; therefore, if you were lost, it had to be your fault. 😉

  4. Not just a fig tree, hon. A Weeping Fig tree (Ficus benjamina var. comosa. But you coulda guessed, eh? If I were wrapped around myself like that, I’d be weeping, too.


  5. A real man never, ever, asks for directions. And he’s never, ever, lost. If a man continues long enough, natural law dictates that he’ll eventually get there.

  6. Melli — it was map reading that helped him find it — we studied the map together. What we (HE) need(S) is a communication class.

    Sauer — hmmm, by that definition, I’m a real man.

    Mumma — I have no idea what you are trying to imply. 😉

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