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Celebrating One Year Of Friendship With Bill Ali

One year ago today, I became friends with musician Bill Ali.  I would see one of his concerts on April 7, 2019, while I was at Railyard Grill and Tap Room in Bridgeville.  That afternoon, while I was there, I became an official fan of Bill Ali’s work.  As of today, the show that I saw him do there last April is the only Bill Ali show I had ever seen.  I almost made it two last month, but I was unable to go there because I was very busy, but, hopefully, I can see one of his shows again whenever I’m able to go there again.  Bill is a terrific musician … and he and his band, which is called The Bill Ali Band, are able to put on some of the best shows in and around the Pittsburgh area.  I hope you will be able to see one of his shows if you happen to be in the Pittsburgh area in the future.

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On April 7, 2019, I met Bill Ali, who is the leader of The Bill Ali Band. He and his band put on a fantastic show at the Railyard Grill And Tap Room that afternoon.
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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For April 2020

Spring is now in full swing … and, before you know it, the month of April will be here.  Then, in just a few weeks, I will be celebrating my 34th birthday.  Just don’t ask me how I’ll be celebrating it just yet.  Fears of the Coronavirus may cause me to celebrate it at home; however, you will have to answer a question about my birthday plans in a blog post in April.

Now, today, I’m going to tell you about some of the blog posts that I’ll be writing down in April.  I will give you guys some fantastic posts throughout April … and I hope you guys can check out at least one of these posts whenever you can.

One of my blog posts will be entitled “Brady Has Been With Us For One Year Now!”  Brady first came to our house on March 30, 2019.  It seems like he first came to our house yesterday.  He’s a fantastic dog … and I will talk about his first year with us in a blog post on March 30th.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Happy 3rd Birthday, Ezra!”  Ezra is the son of my cousin, Sarah Smith, and Tim Smith, who is Mr. Classy’s “stand-in.”  I will wish Ezra a happy birthday in a blog post in April.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Jay Papuga Is A Very Classy Friend Of Mine.”  I will talk about my friend, Jay Papuga, in a blog post in April.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “I still have my grey and black Puma jacket two years later!”  I will talk about my grey and black Puma jacket in a blog post in April.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Blog Post Number 1,350 Is About A Classy Jacket!”  In my 1,350th blog post, I will talk about one of my jackets.  I can’t tell you which jacket it will be about, but I’ll give you a hint.  It won’t be about my grey and black Puma jacket.  I will actually talk about it in one of the blog posts that I just mentioned before.  It will be about a jacket that’s just as classy as that Puma jacket is.

I will also be using my blog’s features in April.  Let me tell you how I’ll be using them this time…

Joseph’s Flashback-Our house was partially empty for years before we bought it!
Joseph Has A Question For You-Should Joseph go to DeBlaze Grill for his birthday this year?
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace-Joseph’s Hand Creams
Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post-My green and yellow Brasil jacket

I hope you guys will check out at least one of my blog posts in April … and I hope you guys will continue to stay home and stay safe during the Coronavirus Outbreak.  We will do our best to get through it together.  Enjoy your day!

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Joseph’s Flashback: I heard a classy voice-over artist on FOX 53 whenever I was a kid!

Since October of 1986, WPGH has been Pittsburgh’s Fox affiliate.  At first, FOX only had a late night talk show with Joan Rivers … and, then, it would start airing FOX’s programs for several hours at night, starting in April of 1987.  Over the years, it would start airing programs in various dayparts … and, in primetime, they would start airing shows in primetime every night by 1993.

Now, WPGH is a fantastic station to watch … and, from the late ’80s until around the late ’90s or so, one man did the voiceovers for the promos that aired on FOX 53 every day.  He always did a fantastic job in doing voiceovers for the station.  His name is Bob Karson.  These days, he does a short program called “The Discovery Files,” which is from the National Science Foundation.  Those programs last for about one to two minutes or so.  Mr. Karson is a terrific voice-over artist, no matter what he does.  For example, if you were to watch WPGH in the early ’90s, you would likely hear him say, “You can watch a movie, Sunday afternoons at 2 on FOX 53.”

To say the least, the best years of FOX 53 were the years that featured Bob Karson’s voiceovers in the station’s promos.  If you were watching the station back then, you may have also heard him doing the movie intros, bumpers and outros that WPGH had at that time.

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Joseph’s 1,325th Blog Post Is About A Classy Shirt!

Today, I am writing my 1,325th blog post … and, in the post, I will talk about a very classy shirt.  I got this shirt as a Christmas present nearly three months ago … and I have worn it several times since I got it.

Well, without further ado, let me tell you which shirt I’ll be talking about in today’s blog post.

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This is my red and blue Saddlebred polo shirt, which is the subject of my 1,325th blog post. The shirt is very classy … and I got it for Christmas nearly three months ago.

Today, I would like to talk about my red and blue Saddlebred polo shirt, which I got for Christmas nearly three months ago.  I really like this shirt.  It is a very classy polo shirt … and I have worn it several times since I got it.  The shirt is red and blue … and there’s also a pocket on the front of the shirt.  The shirt’s collar is blue.  There are some blue stripes on the shirt … and you can see some red stripes as well.  There are also some thin white lines inside of the red stripes.  In the blue stripes, you can see some thin blue stripes.

As you can see here, I really like my red and blue Saddlebred polo shirt … and I hope you guys do also.  I will continue to wear it as we go through Spring.

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Joseph’s New Red Sean John Sweater

Yesterday morning, I received a rather classy item … and that would be a red Shawl-collar sweater, which is from Sean John.  Sean John is a company that is founded by hip-hop singer Sean “Diddy” Combs.  This is the first item that I have ever owned from this company … and I like it a lot.  I was able to wear it to work yesterday … and it went very nicely with white jeans, but, of course, it also goes nicely with blue jeans and very nice dress pants.

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This is my red Shaul-collar sweater, which is from Sean John, a company that was founded by hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. The sweater is very classy!

Yesterday morning, just minutes after I got the sweater, I snapped two photos of myself wearing this sweater.  I hope you guys like it as much as I do.

As you can see here, this red Sean John sweater is very classy … and you can wear it with either blue jeans, nice dress pants or, in my case, white jeans.  It may even look classier with very nice dress shorts as well.  If you do buy yourselves this sweater either in a store or online, please take very good care of it … and you may be able to wear it with class as well.

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Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post: Joseph’s New Classy IZOD Sweater

Now, two months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “Joseph’s New Classy IZOD Sweater.”  I got it as a late Christmas present in December of 2019.  I really like the sweater a lot … and I’ve worn it several times since I got it as a late Christmas present nearly 2 1/2 months ago.  I was able to cave in and have a relative buy me that sweater at a local Kohl’s store after I saw it in an ad inside of my local Kohl’s store, which is located in Robinson Township.  Comedian Colin Jost and Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers were wearing the sweaters in the ad that I saw while I was in Kohl’s during the 2019 Holiday season … and I really wanted the sweater … and I was able to get it as a Christmas present.  I also showed you the neat design that goes all around the sweater … and the color’s name is ‘Peacoat,” but it’s really blue.

I wrote this blog post because I needed to talk about of my Christmas presents … and, since I did not get the blue and green Under Armour pullover for Christmas, I wasn’t able to talk about it in a blog post.  That’s why I ended up talking about my blue IZOD Sweater in a blog post instead.

Here’s the link to the blog post …
Joseph’s New Classy IZOD Sweater (January 7, 2020)

 

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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For March 2020

The month of March is almost here … and Spring will officially be here in just a matter of weeks.  Today, I’m going to tell you about the blog posts that I’ll be writing down in March.  I already wrote one of these posts down yesterday, but, of course, I hope you will check it out in March anyway.  See if you can guess which one it is before you read this post any further.  I’ll give you the answer in the middle of this post.

At some point in March, I will write my 1,325th blog post … and it will be entitled “Joseph’s 1,325th Blog Post Is About A Classy Shirt!”  I can’t tell you which shirt I’ll be talking about yet.  I can assure you … the shirt that I’ll be talking about in that blog post will be a classy one.  I will give you a hint.  It will be about one of my polo shirts.

Another one of my blog posts is going to be entitled “Derek Papakie Turns 30 Today!”  I wrote this blog post down yesterday, but, of course, I hope you will check it out in March anyway.  In case you haven’t seen it yet, let me tell you what it will be about.  In the post, I wished my cousin and friend, Derek Papakie, a happy 30th birthday.  Derek is a terrific person.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Joseph Puts ‘The Classy Test’ To The Test.”  Now, I will be talking about “The Classy Test” in the blog post … and I will ask you guys questions that are in this test.  Now, I first talked about it in a blog post last March … and I figured I should talk about it again.  I will probably ask myself these questions in the post as well.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Joseph Still Has A Classy Chaps Button-Down Shirt One Year Later!”  I will talk about my plaid long-sleeve Chaps button-down shirt in a blog post in March.  The shirt is very classy, to say the least.

I will also use my blog’s features in March.  Let me tell you how I’ll be using them this time.

Joseph’s Flashback-I heard a classy voice-over artist on FOX 53 whenever I was a kid!
Joseph Has A Question For You-What should Joseph do in his “computer room” in the early evening hours?
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace-My Burt’s Bee Gloves
Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post-Joseph’s New Classy IZOD Sweater

I hope you will check out at least one of these blog posts in the month of March, including the one that I wrote yesterday.  Did you guess which one it was?  Just scroll up to see the answer.  Enjoy your day!

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Joseph’s New Henley Shirt Is From Apt. 9!

As it turns out, I actually have one more Christmas present to show you.  I found it in the closet in my bedroom … and I wasn’t able to put it to use … until yesterday.  The item in question is a black long-sleeve Henley shirt, which is from Apt. 9.  The shirt is actually from Kohl’s.  Now, this Henley shirt is very classy … and it goes nicely with blue jeans and very nice dress pants.  It may also be worn with nice dress shorts or cargo shorts … and it should never be worn with sweatpants or gym shorts.  Yesterday, I wore the Henley shirt with jeans … and, if everything goes well, I will wear the shirt with shorts whenever it warms up a little bit more this Spring.  I hope you like the Henley shirt as much as I do.

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This is my new black long-sleeve Henley shirt, which is from Apt. 9. The shirt is from Kohl’s. I got this as a late Christmas present … and I put it to use on February 2, 2020. The shirt is very classy.
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Here’s a close-up shot of my new black long-sleeve Henley shirt, which is from Apt. 9. This shirt is from Kohl’s. It is a very classy shirt … and it can be worn with dress pants, dress shorts, cargo shorts and blue jeans. I put it to use on February 2, 2020 … and I got it as a late Christmas present. It was hiding away in my home for weeks after Christmas.
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Is this grey Michael Kors jacket classy or what?

Before I start my vacation this evening, I would like to talk about the first jacket that turned me into “Mr. Classy” … and that would be my grey Michael Kors jacket.  I have owned this jacket since December of 2015 … and, several days after I bought it, it would start turning me into “Mr. Classy” every time I would wear it.  Now, “Mr. Classy” is in his fifth year … and I will continue to call myself “Mr. Classy” whenever I wear the grey Michael Kors jacket.  “Mr. Classy” also has the black leather jacket from Vintage Leather, the grey Nike half-zip pullover and the light wash denim jacket from Brooklyn Cloth Company.  “Mr. Classy” will add a fifth item to his wardrobe in a matter of days … and I can’t tell you what it will be just yet.  You’ll have to wait a while to find out what item it will be.

Is this grey Michael Kors jacket classy or what?

Now, from 7:00 this evening until 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 2nd, I will give my computer a break … and, next week, I will write two fantastic blog posts for you guys.  I will use one of my blog’s features in one of my blog posts next week.  Enjoy your day, my friends!

As I wrap up this blog post, I would like to give a special thanks to two people who have been able to be Mr. Classy’s “stand-ins” … and they are Jonathan Reed and Tim Smith.  They have been able to wear the grey Michael Kors jackets with class each and every time.

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I have owned my green lacrosse pullover for two years!

Two years ago, I got my green South Fayette Lions Lacrosse pullover, which is from Holloway, in the mail.  I really like it … and I’ve worn it several times since I got it.  My friend, Chuck Lazzini, also his this top … and, on two occasions, we have worn them together in various places in South Fayette.  We wore them to South Fayette Fire Hall in February of last year … and we wore them to South Fayette Stadium in May of last year.  This top is full of class … and I will continue to wear it in the future.

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On May 4, 2019, while I was watching South Fayette’s lacrosse team play a game at South Fayette Stadium, I bumped into Dom Lazzini, who is the son of one of this blog’s followers, Chuck Lazzini. Dom played for South Fayette’s lacrosse teams in the past and now he plays for Mount Union’s lacrosse team, which is located in Ohio. Chuck and I both had our green lacrosse pullovers on while we were at the game. I wore my Mount Union shirt underneath of my green top and Chuck wore his Mount Union hat.

As I prepare to wrap up today’s blog post, I would like to give a special thanks to Chuck for allowing us to have a classy top like the green South Fayette Lacrosse pullover.  May this top continue to give us class for years to come.