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Archive for April, 2008

Monday Excuses for Calling in Sick

Posted by cotojo on April 7, 2008

“I’m too drunk to drive to work.”
“I accidentally flushed my keys down the toilet.”
“I had to help deliver a baby on my way to work.” (Employee was not in the medical profession.)
“I accidentally drove through the automatic garage door before it opened.”
“My boyfriend’s snake escaped from its cage and I’m afraid to leave the bedroom until he gets home.”
“I’m too fat to get into my work outfit.”
“God didn’t wake me.” (Employee didn’t believe in alarm clocks and thought a higher power would wake her when she was ready.)
“I cut my fingernails too short, they’re bleeding and I have to go to the doctor.”
“The ghosts in my house kept me up all night.”
“I forgot I was getting married today.”
“My cow bit me.”
“My son accidentally fell asleep next to wet cement in our garden. His foot fell in and we can’t get it out.”
“I was walking down the street watching road works being done, fell in the hole and hurt myself.”
“I was walking my dog and slipped on a toad in my driveway and hurt my back.”
“My house lock jammed, and I’m locked in.”
Click the arrow below on right to play, listen and enjoy! 
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My Daughters Portrait

Posted by cotojo on April 3, 2008

As many of you know I won Kim from Laketrees Christmas Competition.  The prize was a portrait, and I chose my daughter, Laura, as the subject……..she’s younger than me and much prettier LOL

The portrait arrived here a few weeks ago when Laura was in Italy on a ski holiday with her school, and I had promised that I would wait until she was here for a weekend so that she could open it.

The weekend she was due here she was not well so it was delayed for another week.  Last Friday I picked her up and she stayed for the weekend.  The highlight of course, was opening the parcel!  So here are the photo’s taken as she unwrapped and saw her portrait for the first time, although she had seen it online, but this was different.

So here is a sequence of photo’s starting with the unwrapping, then first look at the amazing portrait.  A few photo’s so you can see the size and the expression on Laura’s face says it all 😀 Click the thumbnails for larger view.

Out of the box

Out of the boxFirst LookAnother lookThink she is pleasedShe’s very pleased!

Now to find a wall LOLPhoto in Black & WhiteThe original photo

The final three photo’s are of the portrait, the original photo in B&W for comparison and the origial color photo which was used as the ‘model’.  The photo was A4 size and to produce a portrait which is some 350% larger and with perfect detail is quite an accomplishment.

It really is an awesome portrait, and we are both more than very pleased with it.  Thank you so very much Kim, it’s a superb piece of art, which will grace the walls proudly for generations to come 😀

Now come on everyone, after reading this pay Kim a visit at both of her blogs, Laketrees and PoeARTica, you won’t be disappointed.

Related posts:
Kim’s Win a Free Portrait Winner
I Won Kim’s Christmas Competition
Win a Free Portrait for Christmas

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Hubble Space Pics 2

Posted by cotojo on April 2, 2008

More amazing pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope

Credit: NASA, ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScl/AURA)

Related Post: Hubble Space Pics

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