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7 Jun

A busy day here at Tilly Bud Towers means I haven’t had time to blog. I bring you instead a re-blog of my most frequently visited post, edited slightly because I winced when I saw the text wasn’t justified and the pictures weren’t centered.

The Laughing Housewife

I read this quote today: 

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

-Joseph Addison

So here you go:


According to Mr. Higgins’ Honors Algebra II class at Norwalk High School (07-08) 

The smile of the “smiley face” is in the shape of a parabola.

The smiley face was designed in 1964 in Worcester, Massachusettes by Harvey Ball, and has become a crazy-huge symbol all over the world.  

The equation for a parabola is: (x-h)^2=4p(y-k)             (h,k)=vertex    p=distance from vertex to focus

I thought I would do some research into smiling (gotta love that Google button).  This is from

…smiling isn’t just for fun-it’s a matter of survival. Scientists have discovered that newborn infants, even those who are born blind, know how to smile […] A baby’s smile is designed to attract and…

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7 Jun
Some chicken, pork and corn in the barbeque

Some chicken, pork and corn in the barbeque (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After long months of cold and rain, barbecue season is finally upon us.  It is important to understand barbecue etiquette: a man likes to barbecue because there is an element of danger.




  • The woman buys the food.
  • The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
  • The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill, beer in hand.
  • The man places the meat on the barbecue.
  • The woman organises plates and cutlery.
  • The woman delivers salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces to the table.
  • The woman informs the man that the meat is burning.
  • The man thanks the woman and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.
  • The woman brings the man another beer.
  • The man takes the meat off the barbecue.  He gives it to the woman.
  • The woman delivers the meat to the table in an attractive covered dish.
  • After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
  • Everyone praises the man and thanks him for his cooking.
  • The man asks the woman how she enjoyed her night off.
  • The man, wearing an attractive covered dish as a groin cover, concludes that there’s just no pleasing some people.


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