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Meet Tilly . . . The Laughing Housewife July 24, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor, Writing & Writers.

Wikipedia ~ Medieval Kitchen (in Public Domain)

Tilly Bud, also known as The Laughing Housewife, cannot cook.

I am dead serious:

* Her husband uses a smoke detector as an oven timer.

* House guests refuse to let her cook.

* Her pancakes resemble scabby knees.

Word to the Wise:  If she invites you to dinner, eat before you go unless you like burnt sausages, beans on toast, or Maltesers.

On second thought, forget the last.

Tilly doesn’t share Maltesers . . .

Not even if you’re friends with Matt LeBlanc (a/k/a Joey Tribianni).
Not even if it’s your Birthday.
Not even if you’re her BFF or her BBB (Best Blogging Bud).

And that’s . . . O.K.

What Tilly does share (in generous doses) is laughter:

* Laugh out loud laughter. 
* Snort beverages out your nose laughter.
* Pee in your pants laughter.
* Spray coffee over your keyboard laughter.
* Laugh until you cry laughter.
* Fall into the coffee table laughter.
* So true it hurts laughter.

Wikipedia ~ American Humor (in Public Domain)

So . . . I have just one question for you:  Have you laughed today?

We do not laugh because we are happy.  We are happy because we laugh. ~ William James

Wine improves with age
Age improves with wine
Life improves with laughter

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. ~ Victor Hugo

Laugh and the world laughs with you.  Cry and people call you a cry baby behind your back.

No rules.  Just write!

Tilly Bud WON the 100,000 Visitor Prize (as Visitor # 99,999).  


1. therealsharon - July 24, 2011

I have never been to her page actually….I’m thinking I should check it out! I love laughing 🙂

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

She warned us that she may be on hiatus for a few days as she re-decorates her son’s room . . . fueled by copious quantities of Maltesers. 😀

2. misswhiplash - July 24, 2011

TillyB just cracks me up.. I cannot really believe that her cooking is that bad..but maybe.
Her humour is fantastic and always makes me smile…but she is departing from us soon to do the wallpapering in her son’s bedroom.Manchester City I think!

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

Perhaps the fun she pokes at her cooking is just a bit of self-deprecating humor. No matter. When I visit her, I’m not taking any chances . . . I shall treat her to Fish ‘n’ Chips. 😛

Paula Tohline Calhoun - July 24, 2011

And a dessert of a BIG box of Malteasers!

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

I’ve heard that TillyB holds the TP hostage until house guests hand over some Maltesers. 😀

3. barb19 - July 24, 2011

Tilly has a great blog, and she never fails to make me laugh – she has a brilliant sense of humour.
She writes as she speaks, take her or leave her, that’s our Tilly!

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

She’s so busy decorating, she’s missing this lovely party we’re throwing in her honor.

I won’t blow out the candles until the Guest of Honor arrives.

4. Maggie - July 24, 2011

There is nothing like the kind of laugh where you’re laughing so hard you can’t make a sound. 😀

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

Thanks, Maggie.

I should add that to the list ~ “Stop it! I can’t breathe” Laughter.

5. eof737 - July 24, 2011

Tilly is a lovely lady and her blog is choc-a-bloc with jokes. Behind all that crazy humor is a sensitive and thoughtful human being… She’s a loyal blog buddy too… Our Tilly is fun! 🙂

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

Indeed she is! And a good mom too!

She must be hard at work decorating her son’s room. I hope she remembers to come up for air . . . and maltesers. 😉

6. Paula Tohline Calhoun - July 24, 2011

I couldn’t aagree more with everything you say (in this post anyway 😉 ). I can hardly wait to open her blog posts each day. I’ll had my capital letters to your post: READ THE LAUGHING HOUSEWIFE! You will never regret it! Long may she stay married to her house and laughing about it all the way!

Next item: Tilly doesn’t need your advertisements. . .she has tons of readers! Now, about my blog – REFLECTIONS FROM A CLOUDY MIRROR” – it could use a little bump in the numbers!

(The above advertisement was paid for by the Committee to Promote the Reflections From a Cloudy Mirror Blog. RFACM approved this message.”)

Actually I should have that message on other blogs – you promote me almost constantly already – and I AM grateful! 😳 😉

Paula Tohline Calhoun - July 24, 2011

(The check is in the mail.)

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

Your shameless begging to be featured (again!) on SLTW got me thinking . . .

Why not add a page with links to articles on blogs and bloggers featured on SLTW?

Here it is . . . https://nrhatch.wordpress.com/ta-da/

Once completed, you will feature prominently. 😛

Thanks for the inspiration . . . and, as always, you’re welcome!

Paula Tohline Calhoun - July 24, 2011

It’s a super idea NRH! But, after my own plug (but paid for by CPRFACMB) – recommend some others first – like Tilly – so it’ll make me look a little better – you know, cater to my ego, but not too much, because I’m so self-effacing and all!

“Stop! Stop! You’re embarassing me. . .” (That sort of quote goes a long way to lending credibility to your recommendations. . . 🙄 )

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

Once again . . . we’re on the same page. When you visit theTa Da! page, you’ll see you feature prominently, but not exclusively.

I don’t want to be accused of cow-towing to lobbyists. 😛

Especially to overpaid lobbyists like CPRFACMB ~ the Committee to Promote the Reflections From a Cloudy Mirror Blog.

7. SuziCate - July 24, 2011

I need a good laugh…sounds like I need to visit Tilly!

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

She’s a hoot! And a bottomless barrel of laughs, jokes, and general FUN and frivolity. 😀

8. kateshrewsday - July 24, 2011

Totally agree, Nancy: Tilly brightens my day most days. Clever lady; must be all the maltesers.

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

Same here. You might be right about the maltesers. I know that chocolate always makes me smile. 😉

9. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - July 24, 2011

That gave me a good laugh.

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

Wonderful, Greg!

Best way to spend our days . . . laughing and smiling. 😀

10. Linda - July 24, 2011

Tilly must have written a particular scene in the movie, Bridesmaids. I laughed in all of those ways and finally had to stop watching the movie and cover my eyes because I couldn’t allow things to get any worse in the movie theater. I do have to warn you in case you want to go see the movie there are some scenes in the beginning that are rather adult shall we say. But later in the movie you’ll forget all about that and laugh as you never have before.

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

That is GREAT to know ~ movies that make me laugh are my favorite!

Thanks, Linda. I am going to add it to my Netflix queue. 😀

11. souldipper - July 24, 2011

Amazing…I’ve seen Tilly’s comments in a few blogs I follow and I have not gone over to check out her blog. I will do that immediately. I love learning how women survive in the world without cooking.

The smoke detector line was brilliant. One of my friends (under revision as I think about this) told others that I clean my oven by vacuuming the cobwebs.

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

LOL! That’s hysterical, Amy.

Hmm . . . I wonder if TillyB has cobwebs in her oven? Maybe she’ll tell us when she tires of decorating. 😀

12. earlybird - July 24, 2011

She also has another blog… where she writes some seriously good poetry http://imnotaverse.wordpress.com/

Not just frivolity, our Tilly.

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

Quite true. And, given her quietude today, she’s also a mighty hard worker when she puts her mind to it. 🙂

13. Cindy - July 24, 2011

Tilly is a hoot, she makes me smile every day 🙂

nrhatch - July 24, 2011

Ditto! 😎

14. Tilly Bud - July 25, 2011

Nancy, if I weren’t British I would throw my arms around you, kiss you (on the cheek; we’re not that close), and holler ‘THANK YOU!’

As it is, I am British, I’m embarrassed, so here’s a polite handshake and a muttered ‘Ta very much, I’m sure.’

Thank you for featuring me, and for your wonky maths.

And thanks for the nice comments, everyone. Don’t think this entitles you to a Malteser, however.


PS I can’t believe that the first day I don’t read your blog in all the time I’ve been following you, I get a mention. That’ll teach me.

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

I expect that the universe planned it out this way . . . because you’re British.

Had you been around yesterday, you might have felt compelled to follow the comments . . . and become so overwhelmed by the attention that you collapsed into a blushing heap of housewife ~ good to no one and nobody. 😳

Now, you can read the “cards” left by your admiring fans without having to sit in the center of the room with all eyes upon you. 😉

P.S. You rock!

15. Tilly Bud - July 25, 2011

I was just showing this to the Hub and he said how good it was of you, but that first photo of me isn’t a very nice one…sometimes I wonder why I hang on to him.

nrhatch - July 25, 2011

I know why you hang on to him . . . he’s got a great sense of humor. Life is always better with laughter.

Glad he enjoyed it! 😀

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