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Archive for November 13th, 2007

Winning Attitude Award 2

Posted by cotojo on November 13, 2007

My good friend and Blog Brother Zubli, author of Who Is Zubli Zainordin, Book Project, Your Wisdom of Total Happiness, The Total Life, Hall of Fame Blog and co-author of Santa’s Community Blog has awarded me with the very prestigious ‘Winning Attitude Award’

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Thank you Zubli 🙂
This is the second time I have received this wonderful award in as many days.
This award was created by Mel at Monday Morning Power, and Mel describes it as:  This award is based on positive thinking and is meant for those blogs who base their existence, in part or in whole, on Positive Winning Attitudes.
I am very pleased to pass this award on to the following bloggers who can pick up the code for this award Here:
Maunie James author of Maunie James
MaryAnn author of Maryannaville
TNT author of Buen Amigo (Life Stories)
David author of The Panther
Maria author of Autism Help Phils
Congratulations to you all, display it with pride on your blogs and thank you for your contribution to the wonderful world of blogging  🙂
Checkout my latest post on  Santa’s Community Blog too 🙂

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About Me meme – I’m catching up on memes

Posted by cotojo on November 13, 2007

I was tagged several days ago by Jess who authors Antioxidants (to develop awareness on the importance of antioxidants in our body)
To participate in the meme I need to share 8 facts about myself.
The rules of the meme are very simple:
1. Post the rules before you give the facts about yourself.
2. Link to the people who tagged you.
3. Share 8 facts about yourself.
4. At the end of your post, tag 5 people and list their names with links
5. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know they’ve been tagged.
6. If you don’t want to participate – no worries, no pressure.
8 facts about myself:
I’m seen as a ‘techy’ as my primary blog is breaking technical stuff into easily understood language to help others to protect themselves and their equipment (I hope) whereas this blog, Life,  set out to show that I also have a human side, and it has been surprisingly successful.
I am an ex-soldier, ex-chef/catering manager, and for the past 21 years have been disabled and unable to work and continue to receive treatment.
I have been married, divorced 11 years ago and am father to a wonderful daughter who is now almost 15.  Although she lives with her mom she spends weekends with me, school holidays etc. and we have a great father/daughter relationship.
Books fascinate me and have done from a very young age and are very diverse, covering biographies, auto-biographies, Greek Mythology, History, fiction and non-fiction and I will often have 3 books that I am reading as I can easily switch to one from another.  Favorite books include Le Repertoire de la Cuisine and Sir Winston Churchill’s books.
I have an inquisitive mind coupled with a quick wit and love quick-fire banter, as well as leaving humorous comments on blogs as well as serious ones. I enjoy helping others in any way that I can, and through blogging we all help each other.
I abhor violence towards others, specifically children, the elderly and infirm and believe that society and individuals should take a stand against any form of abuse and discrimination.
I love my Bonsai collection, although some see it as time consuming, it is very relaxing and rewarding spending quiet time pinching shoots, pruning back and general care.
I’m generally a quiet, unassuming person and treat others as my equal, accepting them for who they are and what they stand for, but by the same token I will also stand my ground and am very protective of those that I love and care about.  Like all of us, I am a mere human, I like to laugh, I sometimes cry, I like to joke and play pranks and I can also be serious when the situation deems it necessary. 
I now pass this meme to the following persons:
Kim author of PurpleFrogCat
Maartje author of Behind The Page
Jennifer author of The Life of a School Bus Driver!
Billy author of Billion Dollar Baloney
Peterson author of
With this we can all learn a little more about each other, create further interaction and reach out to others. Have fun everyone 🙂

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