Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Math problems

If 7 ounces of garlic-infused olive oil is spread over half the kitchen floor and most of the clothing and four feet of two small four-year olds. . . .

What would be the half-life of getting the smell out of the house?

And how long does the coefficient of friction of the kitchen floor remain near zero?

Fortunately, we can assume for purposes of this problem that less than 1 percent of the oil by volume was tracked into the adjacent carpet.

13 comments:

Fe-lady said...

Woah, and to think I was a little peeved at hubby tonite when I noticed some olive oil on the shelf of my new cupboard! It's all a matter of perspective I guess...
You won't notice the garlic smell too much until you leave the house and then walk back in...!
(Can you leave the windows open there this time of year???)

21stCenturyMom said...

OMG - tell the truth... do you ever feel like strapping those girls to the wall with duct tape? They do have a way of getting in to stuff. Lucky they are so cute!

Mommymeepa said...

Oh My!!

Wylee said...

Pizza party!!!!

Spokane Al said...

Perhaps your clean up efforts could be classified as a bit more speed work.

Brian W said...

i bet some vinegar in water(or straight) would take the residue off the floor and bring the CoF back to something resembling a walkable surface

good luck -- wait till they are teens

stronger said...

I've seen a commercial recently about a couple sitting on a sofa covered in plastic, sofa covered in plastic, bascially everything covered in plastic...

It's a tought. :)

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

it's not too late to give them back, is it?

TxTriSkatemom said...

i know some good lateral skate drills you can do in your socks on that floor...

you have my sympathies -- they do conspire together, don't they!?

runr53 said...

Hehehehehehehe... seriously not laughing at you but rather with you! I like the duct tape idea, and I hear velcro works good to! Run Good!

runr53 said...
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runr53 said...

Hehehehehehehe... seriously not laughing at you but rather with you! I like the duct tape idea, and I hear velcro works good to! Run Good!

Lynne said...

I know it takes at least 1/2 bottle of swifffer and several pads to declare your floor safe for company... The smell is another thing entirely... Good luck! and good thing they are so cute!!