July 14, 2011

Mirth is Medicine

Share a joke that always makes you laugh
 Q : What kind of math is a tree's favourite?


A : TWIG-onometry


There is actually a story behind this joke. When I was a freshman in college, I had just begun dating my husband. Back then, we were creative in where we liked to hang out and what we did (we really need to do more of that). There was a small 'park' with a couple of trees. These particular trees were at climbing height and we liked to climb up into them and sit in the branches and talk. 

One summer evening we were sitting we sitting in the trees just chatting and Marcus looked right at me and said, "What kind of math is a tree's favourite?"  Inwardly, I groaned slightly, but loved it because this is the type of jokes my daddy and brothers always told growing up. When he gave the answer of "twig-onometry" I laughed really loud because it tickled me that the man I was dating was like my family. I knew he would fit right in with my family at that moment.
 


11 comments:

  1. I can totally hear him saying that joke!

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  2. Can't you? It's such a groaner, but I still, after seven years think it is hilarious!

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  3. The story makes the joke. Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from Writer's Workshop.

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  4. Thanks SSSM!

    It does, every-time I think of the joke, I think of the story!

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  5. That's so cute that you knew he'd fit in with your family! Great post!

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  6. Cute!! I grew up hearing cheesy, dry jokes like that from my dad, too.

    Oh, and thanks for the comment about Sydney and Vaughan (their chemistry)! I TOTALLY didn't know that!!!!

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  7. @Crystal!

    Thank you! The second I heard it, I just knew.

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  8. That is so cute! Isn't it great when you know they'll just fit right in?

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  9. @Jennie, what's your favourite joke from your dad?

    Like I said, I'm a super-fan of ALIAS. I have books and the whole show on DVD. It was the very first TV show that I ever got involved in.

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  10. Probably his classic (he had a lot), though it's not really a joke: "Tell 'em you know me and you'll get a good seat!" (when going to the bathroom.)

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  11. That's actually really funny. My family was all about the bad puns. Ohmygod. Puns were so bad.

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