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Blog Post Number 1,250

Today, I am writing my 1,250th blog post … and, whenever I write special blog posts like this one, I write about anything that I think is interesting.  It can be about a person, a place or a thing.  Well, today, since I’m halfway between my 1,000th blog post and my 1,500th blog post, I’m going to write about a person, a place and a thing.  The person is James Bendel, the place is Crazy Horse Coffee and the thing is a classy item from Crazy Horse Coffee.

Now, just last month, I was able to meet the owner of Crazy Horse Coffee, whose name is James Bendel.  I also went to this coffee shop earlier this year.  I would like to say that James does a fantastic job in running this coffee shop whenever he can.  I am a true fan of this place.  I was able to get a drink while I was there last month … and I was able to buy a classy item while I was there.

Please enjoy your Thanksgiving, my friends!

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Joseph’s Flashback: Joseph is staying at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando!

Today, you will be getting two blog posts in one day.  I wrote a blog post for you guys at 7:00 this morning … and now, you will get a blog post this afternoon.  I will be getting some dental work done on Tuesday … and I will be giving my computer a break from 7:00 this evening until either 1:45 on Wednesday afternoon or 5:00 on Thursday morning.  I will see how I’m feeling then.

In the Summer of 1998, I was spending some time in Orlando with my relatives.  While I was there, I was able to stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando for a few days.  I like the hotel a lot … and I was able to enjoy myself while I was there.  The hotel is still there today.  It’s still pretty much the same on the outside, but the current Hyatt Regency logo is on the top of the building.  I believe it would be on the back side of the hotel.  Now, the hotel has some terrific amenities there … and their swimming pool is fantastic.  They also have a neat suspension bridge that goes over the pool.  The hotel has a fantastic golf course as well.  I didn’t check it out, though.

The hotel is fantastic … and, if I ever visit Orlando again, I will try to stay at this hotel again.  I really like it a lot.

Next time, I will write my 1,250th blog post for you guys.  What do you think it will be about?

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My Blog Was Seen 2,000 Times In 2019!

On November 23, 2019, my blog crossed the 2,000-views mark for the year 2019.  The year also marked the first year that my blog has reached the 2,000-views mark in a single year.  You guys are fantastic … and I would like to thank you all for allowing my blog to reach this milestone.

You guys are in for a pre-Thanksgiving treat.  You guys will get not one, but two blog posts today.  You will be able to see another one of my posts at around 3:00 this afternoon.

I will be undergoing a dental procedure this Tuesday … and I will give my computer a break from 7:00 this evening until either 1:45 on Wednesday afternoon or 5:00 on Thursday morning.  I will see how I’m feeling then.  Enjoy your day!

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Joseph Wants To Switch Dentists In The Future

Last month, I went to Katsur Dental in Collier Towne Square for the first time since the Spring of 2018.  Now, I have been going there for the past few years now.  Before it moved to Collier Towne Square, it was in Raceway Plaza.  I also went there when it was in Raceway Plaza.  The building that once housed it is located near Wal-Mart … and, believe it or not, it is still standing there today, years after it left Raceway Plaza.  Before that, I went to Dr. William Syling’s office, which was located in Presto.  I also went to his old office in Great Southern Shopping Center years ago before he moved to Presto.  Dr. Syling’s old office was located close to where L.A. Fitness is now.  Years earlier, I went to a now-closed dentist’s office on Route 60 in Robinson Township.  Rita’s Italian Ice is there now.

Now, this Tuesday morning at 10:00, I will get two more of my upper teeth removed at the oral surgeon’s office in Peters Township … and I will be getting partial dentures not long after that.  Now, after I get two more of my teeth removed, I may consider switching dentists in the future.  I kind of want to go to the dentist that is somewhat caring and is able to listen to my needs in a friendly manner.  Now, I would like to go to either DiBartola Dental in South Fayette or Progressive Dental Solutions in Peters Township.  I would also like to go to a dentist’s office that has flat-screen TVs in the exam rooms.  This way, I can watch CNN or a similar channel in the office while I’m getting work done.  Of course, you never know which dentist I will be going to in the future.

Now, if I do need partial dentures in the future, I want flexible partial dentures.  This way, the dentures can just blend in with my upper teeth.  If I can’t find a dentist who will be able to give me flexible partial dentures in the future, I will find a dentist who can do just that.

Enjoy your day, my friends!

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Joseph Has A Question For You: Which one of these four items look the classiest on “Mr. Classy?”

For nearly four years now, “Mr. Classy” has been able to keep his friends and his “fans” as classy as possible with fashion tips and ways to incorporate more manners into their lives.  Well, in today’s blog post, “Mr. Classy” is turning the tables.  He wants you to give him a fashion tip or two.  He has four jackets … and they are the grey Michael Kors jacket, the light wash denim jacket from Brooklyn Cloth Company, the black leather jacket from Vintage Leather and the grey Nike half-zip pullover.

So, here is my question … which one of these four items look the classiest on “Mr. Classy?”

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Look at this cloud!

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On November 18, 2019, as the sun was setting in South Fayette, I saw a neat-looking cloud in the skies above the township. The sky here was grey, purple and pink. The cloud appeared to be either pink or grey whenever I snapped this photo.

Yesterday afternoon, while the sun was setting in South Fayette, I saw a rather neat-looking cloud in the sky.  The cloud is mainly grey and pink … and, at the time, the sky was grey, pink and purple.  I hope you guys like seeing this cloud as much as I like showing it to you.

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Joseph Goes To The Oral Surgeon’s Office

In September of 2015, I visited the oral surgeon’s office in Peters Township, which is in Washington County, for the first time.  Four of the doctors who work there have the last name of Pasqual … and they also have at least one fantastic nurse there.  I would actually be getting my wisdom teeth removed … and I would also get an extra bad tooth or two removed as well while I was there.  When I went there the first time, that didn’t happen.  I accidentally said that I would get my wisdom teeth removed in September of 2015, but it didn’t really happen … and I also apologized for giving out the wrong information.  When I went there a second time nearly a month later, they actually removed one or two bad teeth and my wisdom teeth.  It went very well … and I recovered from it completely just days later.

Now, on Halloween in 2019, I went to that same oral surgeon’s office again … and, believe it or not, they remember me fairly well.  Now, just like last time, I had a “consultation appointment” while I was there the first time around.  I didn’t want to give out the wrong information this time like I did last time.  Next Tuesday, I will be getting two more bad teeth removed.  They’re my upper teeth.  Hopefully the procedure will go well whenever I’m there next week.  As we get closer to that big day, I would like all of you to keep me in your thoughts and in your prayers as much as possible.  I plan on recovering from my surgery after I leave the oral surgeon’s office … and I will talk about the experience in a blog post next month.  Wish me luck!

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Brady loves to relax!

Since March of 2019, Brady has been at our house … and, if there’s one thing that Brady is good at doing, it’s relaxing in the living room.  He will either relax on the couch, on the floor or in one of our living room’s chairs.  This past Thursday morning, Brady was relaxing on one of our living room’s chairs.  Luckily, it wasn’t the blue chair that I sometimes sit in.  It’s the other chair that’s in the living room.  I snapped two photos of him relaxing in the living room’s chair.  His paw is on the chair’s arm in both of the picture … and he is actually sleeping in both of these pictures.  While you look at the photos, just think about how cute Brady is while he relaxes on a regular basis.

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Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post: Joseph’s Nike Air Jacket

Today, I would like to talk about a blog post that I wrote down in December of 2018.  The post is entitled “Joseph’s Nike Air Jacket.”  In it, I talked about my black and white Nike Air jacket, which I got for Christmas, more than two months after my mother ordered it for me online.  I said that I would wear it many times in 2019 … and I did just that.  I was inspired to write this blog post because I wanted to talk about a classy jacket like the black and white Nike Air jacket.  My uncle, Thomas Papakie, and my friend, Shawn Landy, have this jacket as well … and they wear it with class just like I do.  I also got to revisit the post back in July as I was celebrating my blog’s fifth anniversary.

This jacket is perfect for classy people like me, my uncle and my friend.

Here’s the link to my blog post …
Joseph’s Nike Air Jacket (December 27, 2018)

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Is 4:30 a.m. too early to watch a newscast?

Since July of 1982, Pittsburgh has had a morning newscast of some kind on at least one of its TV stations.  Now, these are the newscasts that air before the network’s morning programs air.  Newscasts would air at various times between 4:30 and 7 in the morning … and they would air for either one hour, 90 minutes, two hours or 2 1/2 hours.

WTAE gave us Pittsburgh’s first early morning newscast in ’82, but they aired it in two 15-minute blocks.  They aired at 6:15 and 6:45 in the morning … and they were shown during ABC’s “World News This Morning.”  WPXI gave us our city’s first complete 30-minute newscast in October of 1986.  It aired from 6:30 until 7 in the morning back then.  KDKA would start an early morning newscast of its own in 1990 … and it was one hour long.  It aired from 6 until 7 in the morning.

Nowadays, all three of our local stations start their early morning newscasts at or around 4:30 on weekday mornings.  The 4:30 a.m. newscast first came to Pittsburgh in 2010.  In my opinion, I think it might be too early to watch a newscast at that time.  Then again, I’m always up just before that time … and I may watch bits and pieces of an early morning newscast on one of our local stations, if I’m up to it.

I hope you enjoyed my little history lesson in today’s blog post.  Pittsburgh has had early morning newscasts in one form or another for more than 37 years now.  So, maybe I will watch a morning newscast whenever I wake up tomorrow morning.