10 Reasons I Love Amoeba

Today’s 31 Days to a Better Blog challenge is to write a list post. I decided to share with you 10 of the hundreds of reasons why I love Amoeba. Those of you who hang out here on a regular basis can probably do a better version of this list than I can and after you finish reading my list I invite you to use the comment section and add anything I may have missed. You might also mention anything that surprised you.


My wonderful Amoeba dressed as a Cockney for, My Fair Lady.

I love Amoeba because:

  1. He lets me be silly, and is even silly with me.
  2. He makes me laugh.
  3. He challenges me to look at the world in new ways.
  4. He’s cute. (And he hates being cute.)
  5. He loves dogs and cats and children.
  6. He’s multi-talented — scientist, trumpet player, singer, actor, dancer ….
  7. He’s patient.
  8. He rarely raises his voice.
  9. My welfare is important to him and he shows it.
  10. He thinks I am better than I am.

I could go on and tell you other wonderful things and mention all of the fantastic places he’s taken me — like living on Oahu for three years, and here in Friday Harbor now, or that fantastic resort we just stayed at in Canada, or the fact that we have a home big enough and nice enough to invite my family to visit for a week, or the upcoming trip to Hawaii’s Big Island; but while those things are fun and exciting, they aren’t what’s important.

It’s the little things he does that enrich my life the most. Like insisting on taking me out to dinner last night because my knee hurt (twisted it again) and he didn’t want me standing to cook and wash dishes; scratching my back when I have an itch I can’t reach; not yelling this morning when he discovered I’d forgotten to launder something rather important; and a multitude of other things that remind me daily I am loved and appreciated.

Elevator Pitch

I have joined BlogFrog and signed up for the ProBlogger Summer Challenge.  The idea is to dedicate 31 days to making one’s blog better.  The day one exercise is developing an elevator pitch.  An elevator pitch is a purpose statement that be be explained in the amount of time it takes for an elevator to travel between one floor and another.  The purpose of creating an elevator pitch isn’t just to plug one’s blog in as little time as possible, but also to help solidify in the writer’s mind exactly what his/her focus is.

My elevator pitch for this blog is really very simple:

Quintessentially Quilly is eclectic and quirky, just like me.  This is where I share my unique outlook on the world, my friends, neighbors, current events, books I read, assorted products, occasional photographs, and whatever else tweaks my fancy.

I have two other blogs to write elevator pitches for: San Juan Island Avon Lady, and Book’em Quilly.