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Joseph Is Listening To 90.5 WESA On His Clock Radio!

Now, back in February, in a feature called “Joseph Has A Question For You,” I asked you if I should listen to 90.5 WESA, which is one of the three NPR stations here in Pittsburgh, on my clock radio in my bedroom … and I then said that I should do just that.  Well, guess what?  At around 10:00 this past Sunday morning, I just happened to listen to 90.5 for a few short minutes while I was in my bedroom.  At that time, I just happened to listen to Ted Sohier, who is the station’s weekend morning announcer.  Ironically, I used to listen to Ted on WQED-FM in the afternoons on a regular basis whenever I was younger.  I was able to hear NPR’s hourly newscasts on there back then … and, these days, I can hear NPR’s five-minute hourly newscasts on 90.5.  Ted’s voice is very soothing … and he also did a fantastic job as the voiceover for WQED-TV, which is Pittsburgh’s PBS station, for more than two decades.

Well, anyway, I would like you to see me listening to 90.5 WESA on my clock radio in my bedroom.

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On April 26, 2020, I was listening to 90.5 WESA, which is one of Pittsburgh’s three NPR stations, on my clock radio, which is in my bedroom. I asked you guys if I should do just that back in February … and I actually said I should do so.

If you guys need something interesting to listen to, please consider listening to 90.5 WESA in either your homes or your vehicles.  Of course, I will continue to listen to the station either on my WESA app, which is on my Smartphone, or online on my computer.

Now, as an added bonus, I would also like to show you a photo of me taking a selfie near one of my bedroom’s mirrors.  That would be my tall mirror, which is by my bedroom door.

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On April 26, 2020, I snapped this selfie in front of my tall mirror. The tall mirror is by my bedroom door.

As you can see here, I will continue to listen to WESA on my clock radio in my bedroom, but I will do it mainly at night just before I go to bed … and, if I need to fall asleep in the middle of the night, I will listen to “BBC World Service” on there.  90.5 WESA is a fantastic radio station!

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Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: Joseph’s Hand Creams

Today, I would like to talk about some of the most relaxing items that I have in my home.  In fact, you can literally give these items a great big hand.  I am going to talk about the hand creams that I have in my home.  I use them on one or both of my hands whenever they get dry and cracked … and they work well, especially whenever I put my Burt’s Bees gloves on one or both of my hands shortly thereafter.

The hand creams that I have are from Burt’s Bees, O’Keefe’s Working Hands and Gold Bond Ultimate.  I like these hand creams … and I have used them whenever my hands look cracked and dry.  Hopefully, I won’t have to use them too many more times for a while, but they do relax me in a big way.

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These are my hand creams. I like them a lot … and I use them whenever my hands get dry and cracked. Some of them work better than others, but they all make my hands feel soft and smooth.

Please stay safe this Easter weekend … and make sure you practice Social Distancing by staying at least six feet away from the nearest person … and make sure you wear a mask that covers your mouth and your nose whenever you go outdoors.

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Joseph Likes “BBC World Service!”

In two of my blog posts that I wrote down during my blog’s sixth year, I talked about listening to 90.5 WESA on both the WESA app and on my clock radio … and, whenever I listen to it on my clock radio in the middle of the night, I’ll listen to “BBC World Service” for a while.

Today, I wanted to talk about “BBC World Service” in greater detail, if I can.  As I just said, I will listen to “BBC World Service” on 90.5 whenever I listen to it in the middle of the night.  I will listen to it for up to 90 minutes at a time, depending on when I am able to hear it.  Now, since I listen to 90.5 on my app before 5:00 on weekday mornings, I will be able to listen to it on there for a few minutes before “Morning Edition” begins … and, on weekends, I will hear it from around 4:45 until 6:00 in the morning.  “BBC World Service” is fantastic … and they have some neat programs on there, especially the news updates that air twice an hour.  The top-of-the-hour updates air for five minutes … and, like the hourly news updates that air on NPR, they also begin at one minute after the hour.  The bottom-of-the-hour updates air for just two minutes … and they begin at around 30 or 31 minutes past the hour.

I would like to tell you about a program that I heard on there very briefly.  I heard it on “BBC World Service” a few days ago at around 3:30 in the morning while I was sleeping.  Believe it or not, it has a 30-minute program about sleep … and I liked the program so much that I was able to listen to it again online.  In fact, I am listening to that show online as I type this blog post.  I will probably be done listening to it by the time you read this blog post, though.

If you guys ever listen to 90.5 WESA or your local NPR station in the early morning hours, please consider listening to “BBC World Service” for a while.  You may like it just as much as I do.

Just so you know, I also have the BBC World Service app on my smartphone … and I will sometimes listen to the show on there whenever I get bored.  Then I can listen to it at any time of the day.

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Joseph Has A Question For You: Should I listen to WESA on my clock radio?

For the past couple of months now, I have used my clock radio in my bedroom.  I listen to 90.5 WESA, which is one of Pittsburgh’s NPR stations, on it whenever I can.  I do it for up to 90 minutes at any given time.  It usually lulls me to sleep, especially whenever I listen to “BBC World Service” on there in the early morning hours.  So, here’s my question … should I listen to WESA on my clock radio?  I think I should do so.

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Whenever I snapped this photo on February 25, 2020, I was listening to 90.5 WESA on my clock radio for a while. I listen to it for up to 90 minutes at any given time. It usually lulls me to sleep. I would like to continue to listen to it on there in the future.
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Joseph’s New Alarm Clock Has It All

I got another fantastic Christmas present in 2019.  That would be an alarm clock, which is from Sylvania.  I have it on one of my dressers in my bedroom … and I have been using it every day since I got it.  The alarm clock has just about everything in it.  There is a radio in it … and, while you listen to it, you can also set the sleep timer for up to 90 minutes.  You can do it for 10 to 90 minutes, if you wanted to … or you can just turn the radio off manually whenever you get tired of listening to it.  It also has a snooze button on it, but I probably have no plans on using it since I’m an early riser.  There is also a night light on the alarm clock.  I really like this alarm clock … and I hope you guys like it as well.

If you guys want a classy alarm clock like this one, please consider buying yourselves one at a store near you sometime soon.  You may like it as much as I do.

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Joseph Recovers From His Oral Surgery

On November 26, 2019, I got two of my upper teeth removed at the oral surgeon’s office in Peters Township, which is in Washington County.  The procedure went very well.  I slept through the surgery.  They put tubes in my nose … and the oxygen went through the tubes.  I also got an IV unit placed inside of my right arm.  They also put certain things on my chest so they could monitor my breathing and my vital signs during my oral surgery.  I fell asleep after my put those things on me and in me.  It took me a while to wake up after the surgery was over.  I don’t even remember leaving the building that the oral surgeon’s office is housed in.  I had some help getting out of that office, though.  I woke up inside of the car after I left the oral surgeon’s office.

After I left the oral surgeon’s office late that morning, I went home and I spent the rest of the day recovering in our two bedrooms.  I started recovering in my bedroom … and, then, about two hours later, I went into another bedroom, where the TV was.  I was able to watch CNN for hours while I was recovering in one of our two bedrooms.  At around 7:00 that evening, I went back into my bedroom … and I stayed in there for the next nine hours or so.  I was back on my feet again the next morning … and, over the next few days, I would start eating more solid foods after taking in mostly liquids just hours after I had my surgery.  I would just eat mainly soft foods at first … and then, I would start eating hard foods again whenever I was able to do so.  I wanted to ease back into them again.  Now, as of today, I’m eating all kinds of foods again.

Of course, I may need false teeth for my upper teeth as early as next year … and I will talk about it in a blog post later this month.

Enjoy your day!

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Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: Joseph’s Money Jars

I really like to save up my money for some neat things.  I almost always have coins in my wallet … and I sometimes, split up the coins in a rather unique way.  I keep half of my coins in a wallet … and I put the other half of my coins in my money jars.  I can’t tell you exactly how much money I have in the jars, but I can tell you that I have at least 41 cents in my jars.  I have three actual money jars and they can be found on one of my dressers in my bedroom … and I also have a money jar that’s shaped like a bottle.  It can be found near my bedroom door.  The money jars relax me … and they allow me to use them whenever I need to take some of the coins out of my wallet.  This way, I can put them to use.

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These are Joseph’s money jars. Joseph has at least 41 cents in all of these money jars. Three of them are actual money jars … and one of those money jars is shaped like a bottle.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around January 17th in previous years …
Joseph Has A Question For You: What should Joseph wear with his cardigan sweater? (January 17, 2018)
Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post: I now have a year’s worth of blog posts! (January 17, 2017)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s 16th Year On Earth (January 17, 2016)
I would like to ask you a question today! (January 17, 2015)
My Penguins jerseys (January 16, 2015)

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Joseph Has A Question For You: Should Joseph use his red car radio someday?

For the past few years, we have owned a red radio … and it’s supposed to resemble a 1957 Chevrolet car.  We haven’t used it in quite some time … and I’m thinking about using it again in the future.

So let me ask you a question about it … should I use the red car radio someday?  I may consider using it one day.  I just don’t know exactly how I will be using it just yet.

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This is Joseph’s car radio, which looks like a red 1957 Chevrolet car.
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I still have the same mattress one year later!

Can you believe it?  It has been one year since I said good-bye to my foam mattress.  That mattress was from Thera-Pedic … and I had slept on it almost every night for several years.  In its final months, it had a lot of stains on it … and it was starting to show its age.  It helped me sleep very well.  If I’m not mistaken, I think I bought the mattress at Boscov’s, which was located at South Hills Village, in the late 2000s.  I had owned the mattress for a few years.

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On February 20, 2017, I said good-bye to my Thera-Pedic mattress for the final time. I had been sleeping on it nearly every night for several years. I will miss this mattress a lot.

As you can probably see here, this foam mattress had a lot of stains on it … and I had to say good-bye to it one year ago today.

There would be a huge open space in my bedroom that day.

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For several years, my Thera-Pedic mattress was in this spot in my bedroom. My new mattress is now in this same spot!

It wouldn’t stay this way for long.  Later that day, my new mattress, which is from the Original Mattress Factory, filled that open space … and, since then, it has allowed me to get a good night’s sleep almost every night.

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Here’s my new mattress. It’s a spring mattress … and I really like it a lot.

One year later, I still like this mattress a lot, even thought it’s a spring mattress.  It’s a very comfortable mattress.  I hope you guys still like it as much as I do.

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I have owned this mattress, which is from the Original Mattress Factory, since February 20, 2017. I still like this mattress a lot … and it’s very comfortable. I hope you guys still like it as well!
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Joseph has “My Pillow!”

A few weeks ago, I received an exciting Christmas present.  That present is called “My Pillow.”  I had used another pillow for a few weeks before I got My Pillow … and that pillow was actually my “temporary” pillow.

I have been using My Pillow every night since Christmas night … and I really like it a lot.  I will be using it many, many times in the future.  I had seen them advertising it hundreds of times before I bought it.  Well, guess what?  After seeing them advertise it so many times, I caved in and bought one.  Hopefully, you guys can buy one somewhere at some point in the future.

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I got “My Pillow” for Christmas a few weeks ago. I really like it. I bought it after I saw them advertising it on television many times. I have used it every night since I got it. I sometimes put a pillowcase on it.