This blog talks about the things that interest Joseph Pratt the most. It also talks about the events that are going on in Joseph Pratt's life! Also, on some occasions, I will tell you about an event that happened to me while I was younger, I will show you a blog post that I wrote down in the past, I will ask you some interesting questions and I will tell you about things that relax me.
Five years ago, I purchased a blue and orange rain jacket at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx. The jacket is from Under Armour … and I have worn it several times since I got it. I like it a lot … and so does my cousin, Derek Papakie, who also has the jacket.
As I wrap up the blog post, I’m going to let you see photos of my jacket from September of 2016.
Five years ago, I looked cool and classy in my blue and orange rain jacket … and I still look cool and classy in it in 2021!
On March 7, 2020, just as the Coronavirus Outbreak was about to get underway in our area, I happened to received my first red Sean John sweater. Sean John is a clothing company that was founded by hip-hop singer Sean “Diddy” Combs. The sweater goes nicely with jeans, polo shirts, button-down shirts, khaki pants and super classy T-shirts.
Six months later, I received a second red Sean John sweater. It goes with the items that I mentioned. The second sweater is like the first one, but there is a slight difference between them. On the first one, there are all kinds of lines on the front of the sweater … and I will wear it in public places, whenever I can. On the second one, there are a lot of squares on the front of the sweater … and I will wear it to work, whenever I can. Now, both of those sweaters are Shawl-collar sweaters … and there is also a plastic cone-shaped thing on each of those sweaters. Those things have two little loops in them … and they keep the Shawl collars nice and folded.
Here’s the sweater that I will wear in public places, whenever I can.
Here’s the sweater that I will wear to my workplace, which is T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville.
I hope you guys like the red Sean John sweaters as much as I do.
It all started in July of 2002 when KDKA launched a 4:00 newscast to replace “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” which aired on KDKA for six years. Now, for 19 years, KDKA had the only 4:00 newscast on Pittsburgh TV … and, until July of this year, the other two stations would only air a “newscast” at 4 p.m. if something big was happening, like a severe weather event or things like that.
On the Tuesday following the Fourth of July, WTAE started a regular 4:00 newscast. It replaced “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which moved to 3 p.m. On some occasions, I will watch the first five minutes of the station’s 4:00 newscast. It’s a good newscast, to say the least.
Now, yesterday afternoon, WPXI started a regular 4:00 newscast. It replaced “Judge Judy,” which moved to 3 p.m. after airing in the 4:00 hour for years. “Judge Judy” ended its run not too long ago, but the show will be airing in reruns for quite some time. In fact, as I type this blog post, I am watching “Judge Judy” and waiting for WPXI’s 4:00 newscast, which is anchored by Susan Koeppen, to begin. The 4:00 newscast on WPXI will be airing by the time I publish this blog post.
So, beginning this week, my Pittsburgh friends will not be able to watch a regular 4:00 newscast on all three Pittsburgh stations. On some days, I will watch WPXI for a few minutes … and, on some days, I will watch WTAE for a few minutes. You never know which newscast I will be watching on any given day. I will be watching them in my “computer room,” of course.
I am back on the computer again this morning … and, this past Wednesday, while I was giving my computer a break for several days, Tom McCombs, who is both my cousin and my friend, turned 40 years old. Tom is, by far, one of the classiest people I have ever known … and, over the years, we have dressed alike on a number of occasions.
In October of 2012, me and him wore our Sidney Crosby jerseys with the Pittsburgh 250 patches on them to South Park Clubhouse, which is located on Brownsville Road in South Park.
About a month and a half later, me and him wore the black and white Nike jackets on Thanksgiving evening … and my cousin Derek Papakie was able to wear that jacket as well. The three of us looked very classy in the jackets. I still have mine to this day, believe it or not.
On Christmas Eve in 2013, me and Tom wore our blue Pitt shirts over our long-sleeve shirts. We both looked super classy in the Pitt shirts that evening.
Exactly four years later, me and Tom were able to wear our grey California Republic hoodies for a few short minutes. We both looked fantastic in them that evening.
So, I would like to say that Tom McCombs is both a fantastic friend and a terrific cousin … and I would like to wish him a happy belated birthday. Thank you, Tom, for allowing us to be classy friends and classy cousins.
On the morning of August 19, 2021, I got my latest haircut at Darnley’s Barber Shop in McDonald. Just minutes before I got my haircut, I snapped this “before” photo in our silver Chevrolet Equinox.
Darnley’s Barber Shop is located on East Lincoln Street in McDonald … and I went there at around 9:10 that morning. This barber shop has been in McDonald for many years … and it was the first time I had ever been there.
The barber shop is fantastic, both on the outside and on the inside. The chairs in the “waiting area” are fantastic … and they have a Steelers theme.
The barber who cut my hair that morning did a fantastic job in cutting my hair. I like it … and I hope you guys do also. After I finished getting my haircut, I went outside of the barber shop … and I snapped an “after” photo.
I am giving my computer a break this week, but I will be back on it again at around 5 a.m. on Sunday, September 12th. Today’s blog post is the only one I’ll be writing this week. I will write a blog post for you guys this Sunday.
Yesterday morning, we had the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida. It rained nearly non-stop for hours yesterday morning … and some of the communities that I know well were flooded. I won’t mention the communities in this blog post, but let’s just say that these are communities that I have been to many times over the years.
Well, anyway, after the rain ended, the sky was cloudy and cool … and it actually felt like Autumn, even though Autumn doesn’t officially begin until September 22nd.
While I was walking around National Hill for a few minutes yesterday evening, I saw a lot of clouds, which were mainly dark and grey … and, while I was walking, I noticed that there were some “blue holes” in those clouds … and I just happened to snap a photo of those “blue holes.”
Now, I will be giving my computer a break from 7:00 tomorrow evening until around 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 12th. I will write an interesting blog post for you guys next week while I give my computer a break. Please enjoy the rest of your day, my friends.
As I write my 1,675th blog post today, I’m going to lighten things up a little bit by talking about my bulldog, Brady. On August 24, 2021, which was also my blog’s seventh anniversary, I was watching Brady … and he had his eye on me while I was sitting in the blue living room seat.
Brady is a fantastic dog … and he likes to be near me whenever I sit in the blue living room seat. He likes it better whenever he’s in that seat!
For more than 40 years, there was a Kmart store in Chartiers Valley Shopping Center in Collier Township. It was there from August of 1975 until April of 2018. The store had been empty for more than three years … and it seems like nothing will replace it … until this Fall.
Recently, while I was going past Chartiers Valley Shopping Center with my relatives, I noticed that crews were starting to do some work on the old Kmart site … and, as I was searching the Internet, I noticed that Burlington Coat Factory would be coming to Collier Township soon. According to the store’s website, it will open in October. It didn’t provide an exact date, so I will assume that it’s going to open on or before Halloween. I have also been to the Burlington store in Village Square, which is on the second floor of the mall … and I have also visited the Burlington store in Downtown Pittsburgh, which is in the old Gimbels building. That Burlington store will move to the old Kaufmann’s building in the near future … and I hope I get to visit that store when it does open someday.
I am looking forward to visiting the new Burlington store in Collier Township whenever it opens up in a matter of weeks.
For almost three months now, I have owned a classy blue Hawaiian shirt from Haggar. I’ve worn it several times since I got it … and I have mainly worn it with my white Michael Kors jeans and my blue Skechers memory foam tennis shoes.
Of course, you can wear them in other ways, too. As I just mentioned, I have been wearing the shirt with my white jeans and my blue tennis shoes, but, in one of the photos that I took earlier this month, I also wore my light wash denim jacket, which is from Brooklyn Cloth Company, with the outfit.
On August 22, 2021, I wore the Hawaiian shirt with blue jeans and my new black tennis shoes, which are from Skechers and Goodyear. That morning, while I snapped the photo I’m about to show you, I wore my grey Old Navy half-zip sweater with that outfit.
In June of 2021, I wore my Hawaiian shirt with my grey Schrute Farms shirt, my white Michael Kors jeans and my black Skechers loafers.
On June 6, 2021, I wore my blue Haggar Hawaiian shirt for the first time. I wore it with my white Michael Kors jeans and my black Dockers loafers. I believe I wore the shirt by itself that day, but I’m not 100% sure. I may have worn it over my white tank top then.
Now, as you can see here, you can wear the blue Haggar Hawaiian shirt in so many ways. It goes very nicely with white Michael Kors jeans or any white pants in general. The shirt is super classy and I will continue to wear it as often as I can.
My love for “The Office” started on the morning of August 28, 2020, while I was walking around the Target store in Washington, PA. That’s where I purchased my grey Schrute Farms shirt. I have worn it several times over the past year. I still like this shirt a lot … and I hope you guys do also.
I still like reruns of “The Office” one year later … and I still like my grey “Office” shirt one year later. I will try to watch reruns of “The Office” on weekends whenever I’m able to do so. I will watch them on either Comedy Central or COZI TV, depending on which day I am able to do so.