Monday, 15 April 2013


I had a hard time choosing n_ology words for today. The list was relatively long, but nothing seemed exciting or weird enough for me. Most of it was related to the study of 'nano' (small) stuff, or 'neo' (new) stuff. *yawn* It's strange I'm just feeling off today, I don't know why. Maybe I'm going through the the mid-way challenge blues . . . which is odd seeing how these posts are prewritten and prescheduled.

Well what ever it is, I still feel uninspired. But, since I enjoy cloud watching (much better than people watching if you ask me), you guys are stuck with nephology today. Nephology is simply the branch of meteorology that deals with clouds.

Famous cloud quotes
Can you guys guess who said:

"Right up here, let's make a happy little cloud."

"I'm a little black rain cloud, of course."

Other naughty N_ology words:

Nerterology: (Rare) Any learning that pertains to the dead or the underworld.

Nostology: The study of senility; gerontology.

Numismatology: The science which treats of coins and medals, and their relation to history; numismatics.

Naology: The study of ecclesiastical buildings / sacred edifices.

To the victims and families touched by the attacks in Boston yesterday, my deepest thoughts are with you. 
Someone please make the madness stop.
Stop the terror.
Stop the pain.
Stop the hate.
Just stop.


  1. I like cheery cotton candy clouds, not the gray it's-going-to-rain-soon kind. I enjoy cloud watching too, and imagining what I see in the designs.

  2. Why Elise, are you admitting that you're weird?? I never would have thought that of you :P

    (Takes one to know one, I'm sure!)

    The news coming out of Boston is so tragic...I totally agree with your sentiment, there.

  3. Rain cloud quote is cute. Nerterology is what I'd like to check out and prayers and condolences to victims and families affected by the bombing yesterday.

  4. Clouds can be interesting and constantly changing. Actually, clouds carry quite a bit of 'emotions'.

  5. Clouds is something I've had quite enough of so far this year. Blue skies is what I want.

    Moody Writing

  6. I enjoy cloud watching, too, but not as much as people watching.

    And Boston breaks my heart. I agree with the "Just stop" sentiment.

  7. My heart is with the people in Boston.

    I had a roommate who was studying to be a biology teacher. Whenever we would walk down the street she would call out a hello to the clouds by name. Something like "Hey there cumulonimbus clouds. You're doing a great job. Keep it up!"

  8. Making pictures out of clouds when time allows. JUST STOP - I agree, JUST STOP.

  9. Everyone I know up there is safe - thank god.

  10. The first quote sounds like Bob Ross.
    What happened in Boston was so mindless and terrible.

  11. Watching clouds can be grand, as they float across the land. And yep senseless crap but the whack job(s) at Boston's mat.

  12. Cloud watching is a lovely way to spend the day.

  13. Agree with the Boston sentiment :(

    I love learning about clouds! I'm pretty sure it was the only part in my middle school science classes that I enjoyed learning about :D

    Writing Through College

  14. Agree with your words on Boston.

    When I was younger I spent many happy hours on the top of hills lying on my back cloud watching. Not sure why I stopped. I shall resolve to do more of it from now on I think.

  15. I never knew there was actually a term for studying/watching clouds! I tell you, this Challenge is somewhat draining, but I am learning so much and meeting tons of interesting people. :)

    Happy A-Z!

  16. Now this made me think of the '70's song Clouds Across The Moon by The Rah Band!
    I L-O-V-E that song! A classic!

    Writer In Transit

  17. Hi Elise .. the Boston terror is really dreadful and so I definitely endorse your words ...

    Naology .. sounds as though it could be very interesting .. while nephology is right up my street .. clouds are just stunningly beautiful ...

    Cheers Hilary

  18. I don't know who said either one! My husband is a big cloud watcher. I hardly ever look up. I think it's my always trying to get stuff done personality.

  19. HAHAHA, the first quote is Bob Ross. I bet my right scales. :)

  20. Love looking up and cloud watching. Amen on the wish and prayer for peace. Our Why questions will never be answered. Some people are just so broken.

    Play off the Page

  21. The second quote sounds like Winnie the Pooh - "Tut tut, looks like rain."


    Direct from io9: "What you're seeing here is a cloud formation so rare that it defies classification. Meteorologists suspect that these are undulatus asperatus clouds — an entirely new cloud type that was proposed only three years ago by the Cloud Appreciation Society. The one featured here was photographed by Witta Priester in New Zealand."

    Pretty cool, eh?

  23. gray clouds + rain = nap time

    ...also love me some thunder/lightning - despise weather that just sits there

    now, more than ever, it should be: BANNED IN BOSTON... and the world over!

  24. I think most kids are nephologists. "Look, it's an elephant with a teapot on its back!"

  25. Nephology sounds like a great field of study. Clouds are amazing to watch.

  26. I can hear Bob Ross saying the first line, but it's Pooh singing I'm just a little black rain cloud that I can't get out of my head—and I like it. :)

    My heart cracks wide for the families, victims, and the people of Boston. :_(
    Why can't we stop this insanity?

    VR Barkowski

  27. At first I read "nephrology" which is study of the kidneys. Doh. Clouds are much more entertaining.

    I hear you on stopping the madness, too. So sad.

  28. I'm studying everything I can about senility. Being a perfectionist, I'll go crazy if I don't get it right. :)

  29. I looked up "NaNuNaNuology" turns out it's the study of Mork from Ork.

    "I've looked at clouds from both sides now. From up and down, and still somehow ..."

    My son and I watched in horror, the unfolding atrocity in Boston. No words for this sadness.


  30. There is nothing like cloud watching with kids.

  31. Nostology reminds me of the nose. :)

  32. Intriguing N words, so many fascinating fields of study. I love your thoughts for Boston. Beautiful.

  33. Awwww we all have our off days! But it seems from the other posts I've read that you've bounced back quite well :D


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