Sneaky Shifty Sick-days.

Ever faked it?

Sickness – not that other thing.

Faking that is a whole new ball game…

"Fit as a fiddle.... Get back to work!"

Have you ever faked sickness to get a day-off work?

Being an angel I have never done that (cross my heart and hope to die).

I read a great blog recently about skipping work due to ‘sickness’, by a WordPress friend that you can find on my Blogroll – thesinglecell). The blog was entitled ‘It Appears My Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds’. I had to read it. I loved it. Some of the best headings were:

  • I stayed away from Facebook on Sunday.
  • I walked slowly.
  • I stuck to the script.

Okay. Serious bit (kind of). Disclaimer. I am NOT recommending that people ever call in sick. This post is not an advice page of any kind. I do not advocate doing it. Don’t blame me if you get caught. Don’t quote me if you get away with it. This post is just for fun. Fun. Fun. Possibly a few chuckles. I am representing nobody. Keep my work out of this. I represent my ‘naughty side’. Hahaha.

A very funny poster that you should check out and download – All about ‘faking sickness’.

I’m now looking online to read up more. I’m actually stunned at how much there is on faking sickness. Stunned!

wikiHow has a list. It’s a massive list. It’s humourous. Don’t take it too seriously. Check it out here.

Aha. My ‘Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free’ card. Time to show that I look at both sides. This next site is all about ‘catching’ the fakers.

How to spot if your child is faking sickness. Haha – got you!

The Mysterious Mirror Prank

I love this video. Some pranks for TV are not that clever – but this one is great!

Twins are so lucky. They are able to get away with pranks like this.

Watch a clip from a German TV show where female twins stand opposite in a public bathroom. Between them is the ‘mirror’, actually a pane of clear glass… But the public don’t know that. Watch and enjoy!

I hope it puts a smile on your face. 🙂

Rugby Ridiculousness

Keeping up-to-date with current affairs and news from around the world, I thought I would add a little something about Rugby. I’m not a huge Rugby fan. I have nightmares just thinking about my school days, when I was expected to play Rugby.

I did not have the physic for such a sport.

The Rugby World Cup 2011 is now in full flow. I’ve found some great pictures of what can happen on the pitch. Keep an eye out for any of these whilst enjoying the tournament.

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“Bank Robber” Shopping Shocker!

Don’t ask me how I found this video link, but I did. It’s funny what can be discovered online if you’re bored enough.

The guy in the video has his own TV show and decides to ask the question, “What would happen if he dressed as an bank robber and went to do some ordinary shopping?” If I was one of the people working in the shops, I would have a heart attack.

Comedy or Horror?

Is it time to ban Serena from the Grand Slams?

Serena Williams. Oh yes, Mouthy-Serena-WIlliams. Once upon a time she was World #1 (actually she was #1 five times between 2002 and 2009). 

‘She is considered to be one of the greatest women’s tennis players of all time’. (I’m quoting Wikipedia there). Hmmm. I disagree. The quality of her game may be comendable, but her on-court behaviour and outbursts towards other players and the umpires is a disgrace! She is far from a world-class player.

Note to Serena: Lacking respect makes you a pretty poor tennis player.

Personally, I’m fed up with watching her parade about on TV as though she is superior to all others. Get off your podium Williams! The interviews that she gives send shivers down my spine.

So, this year’s US Open Women’s Final had to be degraded by Williams’ rant to the umpire, Eva Asderaki. Williams, who was playing against Australia’s Samantha Stosur had returned the ball and (thinking she’d won the point) shouted “Come on!”. The only problem was that the ball had not bounced twice – therefore she had lost the point. This all happened at an important break-point moment in the match (in favour of Stosur). Williams being Williams, she became angry with the umpire and made several gestures and snide remarks about her during the next several games, warning her, “Don’t look at me,” and telling her that if Asderaki ever saw Williams coming toward her, she should “walk the other way”.

Even in defeat she is graceless. She couldn’t even hold her hand up and accept her mistake or any responsibility. Instead she said “I hit a winner, but I guess it didn’t count,… Hmmm – such sarcasm. I’m glad she was defeated. I would imagine that Stosur has a little more dignity.

Just who does Williams think she is? It was only two years ago that she was playing, yet again at the US Open (2009), when she started ranting at the lineswoman after a foot-fault. It resulted in the infamous “I didn’t say I would kill you. Are you serious?” comments being caught on microphone…. Oh the shame! I felt so sorry for the lineswoman that year, and for Klijsters who had her comeback tainted by Serena’s selfish outbursts.

World Tennis can do without threatening behaviour on court. High emotions and a thirst to win is one thing – but Williams is something else.

My ‘One Life’ Blog Reaches 20,000 hits!

How fantastic that this milestone also coincides with my 150th posting on One Life. I am utterly stunned that so many readers have read, and continue to read my scribblings on WordPress. I have calmed down somewhat from ‘eager poster’ to the more chilled ‘reflective blogger’.

I’ve spent lots of my time scouring through the wonderful words from others online. There is so much great content out there that it’s almost impossible to pick something to share.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has been reading. I’m not going away! I’m here to stay – I’m have too much to say. I only expected to reach 10,000 by the end of 2011, so this is such a wonderful shock.

I couldn't resist the snapshot.

I’ll finish with a question. Feel free to take part in answering with a comment (if you wish).

Which three words would describe my blog best?

Keep it friendly. It may to spark a new post for the near future. xx


The future is looking bright for British Tennis.

I love tennis. Watching tennis, that is…

Every Grand Slam I watch in eager anticipation that the British players (okay, that usually only means Andy Murray) will do well. But – oh yes – there’s a big…. BUT…

It’s all about to change. The British Juniors are doing better with each new season. In the Boy’s Singles Draw 2011 at the US Open, 3 of the final 4 players are British.

I’m so happy!

US Open 2011: Boy's Singles Draw (from Wikipedia)

That was the proof! 2 seeded Brits and Edmund, a newby. Let’s just hope that one of them manages to stop Veselý from winning. (Sorry readers in the Czech Republic).

While I am writing about tennis – Good Luck to Andy Murray! You’ve just made it to the semi finals. Wahooo!