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.
This past Friday morning, I returned to work at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville since the afternoon of March 13th. My first day back at work was very interesting, to say the least. My temperature was taken at the store’s entrance. My temperature was 98.1 degrees, so I was able to work there that day. I wore my plain white mask while I was there … and I did my best to stay at least six feet away from other people while I was there. I was able to do the things that I usually do whenever I work there once a week. My co-workers were glad to see me … and, in a way, I was glad to see them. I didn’t buy any classy items while I was there this past Friday, but I may buy myself a classy item or two while I’m there this Friday.
Now, I got some plain white masks at Big Lots recently … and I will do my best to show you one of those masks in a future blog post. Of course, I will be wearing my plain white masks to T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville many times in the future, whether I go there as a customer or as an employee.
Since the afternoon of March 13th, I have not left my house … and, believe it or not, the last time I was not in my house, I was actually leaving my workplace, which is T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville. For about 2 1/2 months or so, I have stay in my house or very close to my house, but I have walked down to my mailbox a few times a week … and I walk in my half of the block, whenever I don’t see a lot of people outdoors.
Well, in just over 2 1/2 weeks or so, I will be able to go back to work at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville for the first time in almost three months. Part of me is ready to go back and part of me isn’t ready to go back. I have worked there for almost 13 years now. I would love to work there forever, but I may not be working there forever, but who knows? I will probably be there for a number of years. I became a regular T.J. Maxx worker on June 11, 2007.
This afternoon, at around lunch time or so, I went to Bridgeville Giant Eagle … and, while I was there, I happened to bump into one of my co-workers three times … and her name is Sue Cagni. She works with me at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx. We have both worked there in one form or another for nearly 13 years. She is both a terrific co-worker and a terrific friend … and I sometimes see her there whenever I work there on any given Friday. Will I see her at work this Friday? Maybe.
As we prepare to wrap up the year 2019 and the 2010s in general, I would like to tell you about the time that I was able to “get railed” for the Holidays in a stylish way. On December 21, 2019, I went to the Railyard Grill and Tap Room in Bridgeville for just over an hour that afternoon. I wore my red Boston Terrier sweater to the restaurant … and so did my friend, Nicholas Ciesielski. Now, I had owned my sweater for one year at that time … and, in a way, I wanted to celebrate the milestone in style. My mother bought me that sweater at Target … and, not long before I got my sweater, Nicholas got his sweater at Target as well. We were just being “stylish dudes” at the restaurant that afternoon … and we were literally “twinning” on that day. We both wore our sweaters with jeans and tennis shoes then.
On December 21, 2019, Nicholas Ciesielski wore the red Boston Terrier sweater to Railyard Grill and Tap Room in Bridgeville. Nicholas is a “stylish dude” whenever he wears the sweater.
On December 21, 2019, I wore my red Boston Terrier sweater to Railyard Grill and Tap Room in Bridgeville. It turns me into a “stylish dude” whenever I wear it.
Now, me and Nicholas also got our photo taken with Santa while we were at Railyard Grill and Tap Room that afternoon.
Before I left the restaurant that afternoon, I also snapped this photo with Jeremy Robinson, who is the manager of Railyard Grill and Tap Room. I have been to this restaurant many times since it opened in late 2016 … and I would like to say that Jeremy and his fellow staff members all do a fantastic job in making the Railyard Grill and Tap Room a classy place for us to eat and have fun.
Thank you all for allowing me to give you guys some fantastic blog posts during the latter half of the 2010s. I hope I can give you some more fantastic posts in the 2020s as well. Have a fantastic new year, my friends … and I will give you another fantastic blog post in 2020. I can’t tell you what it will be about just yet.
During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I will give you chances to revisit some of my past blog posts … and, throughout the month of July, I will give you chances to revisit some posts from my blog’s fifth year. Today, I’m going to give you a chance to revisit a post from September of 2018. It’s entitled “Joseph’s New Denim Jacket.”
I purchased a denim jacket, which is from Guess, at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx on September 7, 2018. While I was working that day, I saw one of my co-workers wearing that jacket and it prompted me to buy one after work that afternoon. The jacket is very classy … and, for nearly one year, I have been able to wear the jacket with class a few times. I plan on wearing it again later this year whenever it gets a little bit cooler again. In this post, I described the jacket in detail … and I also talked about the “red thing” that was inside of my sleeves. The “red thing” was hidden by a zipper … and, whenever you opened the zipper, the “red thing” would appear. Nonetheless, I like the jacket and I will wear it whenever I have the time to do so.
Next time, I will give you another chance to revisit a post from my blog’s fifth year … and the post will be from November of 2018.
On September 7, 2018, I purchased a new Guess denim jacket at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx. I had actually seen a co-worker wearing one during my shift one day … and, while I was taking my break, I was able to buy my jacket. I tried it on in front of one of the store’s mirrors … and I liked it a lot. I was able to have the employees put it on hold for me until my shift ended at 2:00 that afternoon. The jacket is full of class … and I will do my best to wear it as often as I can this Fall.
I’d like to show you both sides of my new denim jacket. Of course, I’ll start with the front part of the jacket. There are several pockets on the front part of the jacket. There are two pockets with a button on each of…
During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I’ll give you a chance to revisit some of my past blog posts … and, throughout the month of July, I’ll give you some chances to revisit some of my posts from my blog’s fifth year. Today, I’d like to show you the first post from my blog’s fifth year … and it’s from August of 2018.
The blog post is entitled “Joseph Goes To South Fayette’s Community Day.” I wanted to kick off my blog’s fifth year by talking about something that’s very interesting. On August 25, 2018, one day after I celebrated my blog’s fourth anniversary, I went to South Fayette’s Community Day, which is located in Fairview Park, with two of my relatives. I really enjoyed myself while I was there. It’s a fantastic event … and I encourage anyone who lives in or around South Fayette to go to this event in the future. While I went to the event last year, I bumped into a few of my friends … and I also saw a meteorologist from WTOV, which is the NBC affiliate in Steubenville, Ohio … and his name is Jeff Oechslein. Before I went to Community Day, I went to Fairview Park two times to attend various events. The events I went to in the past were very exciting.
Now, this may sound strange, but South Fayette’s Community Day will take place on August 24, 2019, which is also the day that I’ll be celebrating my blog’s fifth anniversary. I will celebrate that milestone at my house, but I may also celebrate it at Community Day as well. Say hello to me if you see me at Community Day next month.
On August 25, 2018, I went to South Fayette’s Community Day, which was located in Fairview Park. I went there with my relatives … and, while I was there, I happened to bump into a few of my friends. The event itself was fantastic. I had been to Fairview Park twice before I went to this event; however, I was only in the front part of the park. I would visit the main part of the park whenever I went to Community Day. I may go to this event again next year.
On August 25, 2018, I went to South Fayette’s Community Day, which was located in Fairview Park.
I really enjoyed myself at South Fayette’s Community Day, which was located in Fairview Park, on August 25, 2018.
As I said before, I bumped into some of my friends while I was there … and some of my friends are…
If you’re wondering why the title of today’s blog post is “Joseph Gets ‘Railed’ With Some Friends,” well, let me explain it in details. This past Sunday afternoon, I went to the Railyard Grill and Tap Room in Bridgeville for about two hours … and they say “Get Railed” at this place. That’s why the title of this blog post is “Joseph Gets ‘Railed’ With Some Friends.”
Well, anyway, I’d like to talk about my recent trip to the restaurant. I spent about two hours at the Railyard Grill and Tap Room on Sunday afternoon … and I wanted to see The Bill Ali Band while I was there. There was a lot of people at this place at that time, but, nonetheless, I still enjoyed myself. I was able to hear the music … and, whenever I was able to do so, I was able to see the band play the music as well. The Bill Ali Band is fantastic … and I will do my best to see another one of their shows in the future.
I wore my Boston Terrier sweater to the restaurant; however, I didn’t wear it the whole time because it was warm outdoors that afternoon. I wore my purple V-neck T-shirt underneath of my sweater.
I also got to meet Bill Ali, who is the leader of The Bill Ali Band. I am truly a fan of this work, even though if I’m not able to see the band in person on a regular basis.
Earlier that day, I said some rather nice things about The Railyard Grill And Tap Room on Twitter … and my tweets turned up on one of the boards, which is inside of the restaurant. You can tell that I’m very loyal to this place … and I will continue to be loyal to it for years to come.
While I was there, I bumped into Nicholas Ciesielski, who is one of the managers of the Railyard Grill And Tap Room. I have bumped into him at this place two other times before that … and, back in the late 2000s and early 2010s, I worked with him at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx. We have been friends for at least a decade now. Me and him were able to wear our Boston Terrier sweaters for a few short minutes while we were there.
Now, I also promised myself that I would get myself a Railyard Grill And Tap Room shirt whenever they would sell them to customers … and I kept my promise. Just before I left the restaurant, I was able to buy myself a Henley shirt. The sleeves on it are 3/4 inches long. After I was able to buy it, I tried it on and it fitted me perfectly. I plan on wearing the shirt on Thursday … and I will talk about it in a blog post later this month.
As you can see here, I like the Railyard Grill And Tap Room a lot … and now I have a Railyard Grill And Tap Room shirt. I will try to “Get Railed” there again at some point in the future and I will wear my shirt while I’m there.
In November of 2016, I wrote a blog post about one of my visits to the Railyard Grille And Tap Room, which is located in Bridgeville. I went to the restaurant one day before I wrote the blog post down … and I bumped into two of my friends while I was there … and they used to work with me at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx in the past. Their names are Nicholas Ciesielski and Taylor Uram. I was inspired to write this blog post because I wanted people to see some of the fantastic people that I worked with in the past.
The Railyard Grille And Tap Room was flooded last summer … and it reopened just last month after it had been closed for eight months. It’s a fantastic restaurant. I plan on bumping into Nicholas and/or Taylor while I’m at the restaurant later this year.
Whenever I go to a store, I sometimes see items that are worth either 99 cents or 49 cents or something like that. Of course, if I like the item that has a price that is worth 99 cents, I may buy it. That’s not exactly what I want to talk about today. I want to talk about a rather unique experience that I had while I was cashing my paycheck at T.J. Maxx this past Friday.
My paycheck was worth $37.99 this past week … and, just minutes after I completed my shift at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx, I went to one of the cashiers … and the person cashed my check for me. Now, since the check was 37.99, the cashier asked me if I had a penny … and, then, I just asked her to give me four pennies. She told me that I would be getting 99 cents in coins, but that didn’t bother me too much. I probably won’t be using the pennies too much, but I may be able to put them to use at some point in the future.
Will I start a penny collection someday? Probably not.
Today, I would like to wish one of my friends a happy 55th birthday … and his name is Kevin Barnett. Kevin and I worked at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx together in one form or another from 2007 until 2011. We have now been friends for over ten years … and, in December of 2013, I was able to bump into him at the Rite-Aid store in Scott Township. We had our leather jackets on then … and, just over two years earlier, we wore our leather jackets in a photo that we took just before he left T.J. Maxx as a worker. Hopefully, I can bump into him at some point in 2019. Kevin is one of the classiest friends I have ever known … and he was one of the best co-workers I have ever worked with.