Will Joseph stop going to Cecil’s Fall Festival?

Now, this past Saturday, I went to Cecil’s Fall Festival, which is located in Cecil Park, for nearly one hour.  I was there in the late afternoon hours on Saturday.  I was there from around 4 until 5 on that day.  I was hoping I would see some familiar faces there, but, sadly, that was not the case.  There aren’t too many exciting things there as there once was, but I was able to see some neat things while I was there.

This festival has taken place at Cecil Park every year since 1988 … and, sadly, I may not be going to this event after this year.  Nothing personal.  It’s just that I would like to focus on some other exciting festivals that are in and around the area.  I will continue to go to Cecil Park whenever I have the time to do so.

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Joseph Celebrates His Blog’s Fifth Anniversary At Fairview Park!

On August 24, 2019, this blog, which is called “Joseph Pratt’s Interests And Some Other Things,” turned five years old … and, as you might have guessed, I celebrated the milestone at home that morning … and, that afternoon, I celebrated the milestone at Fairview Park.  It was one of the most exciting days of my life.  Whenever I went to Fairview Park for three hours on that day, I was able to go to South Fayette’s Community Day … and I bumped into some of my friends while I was there.  I also bumped into a local congressman while I was at Fairview Park.  I also bumped into a meteorologist from an out-of-town TV station, which is actually quite viewable here in southwestern Allegheny County.

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On August 24, 2019, I went to South Fayette’s Community Day, which was in Fairview Park. I also celebrated my blog’s fifth anniversary while I was there.

I also saw some fantastic-looking clouds in the skies above Fairview Park while I was at Community Day.

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I saw these clouds in the skies above Fairview Park on August 24, 2019. The clouds here are white and grey … and I saw some “blue holes” in the clouds as well.

Now, while I was at this event, I bumped into some of my friends … and I was also able to snap a selfie with a few of my friends while I was there.  Some of those friends are Dustin Lunn, Michael Meehan and Katie Meehan.

I also bumped into Congressman Conor Lamb, who is from the South Hills.

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On August 24, 2019, I introduced myself to Congressman Conor Lamb, who is actually from the South Hills.

While I was at this event, I happened to bump into a TV meteorologist.  Now, this weatherman is not on one of our TV stations here in Pittsburgh, but this station is actually quite viewable in southwestern Allegheny County.  The weatherman’s name is Jeff Oechslein, who is the morning meteorologist at WTOV, which is the NBC affiliate in Steubenville, Ohio.  Let me explain this situation to you.  More than 15 years ago, I was able to watch WTOV on our TVs at my house before we started to get cable TV on just about every TV set in our house.  I would sometimes watch Jeff on the station’s morning newscast … and, in a way, that’s how I recognized this weatherman.

All in all, I had a fantastic day at Fairview Park on August 24, 2019.  I would like to say thank you to the people who were able to bump into me at this event back then … and I would like to say all of you for allowing me to have a blog for five years.  It has grown gracefully since August of 2014.

Joseph’s 1,000th Blog Post

During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I will give you chances to revisit some of my past blog posts … and, during the month of July, I will give you chances to revisit some of my blog posts from my blog’s fifth year. Today, I will let you revisit my 1,000th blog post, which is from November of 2018.

On November 15, 2018, I wrote my 1,000th blog post here on my blog … and, during most of the first half of November of 2018, I was going down the road to my 1,000th blog post by showing you guys some of the milestones that I have reached on my blog throughout its history. I will include those blog posts as well.

Well, anyway, let me tell you about my 1,000th blog post, which was about my friend, Justin McKean. It wasn’t easy for me to choose a topic for the big blog post, considering that I had to think about topics that may be interesting for a blog post like this one. I just wanted to dedicate this blog post to Justin McKean, who has been a friend for me for 12 years now. He’s one of the classiest friends I have ever known. Again, I would like to thank Justin for allowing me to make him the subject of my 1,000th blog post.

I will also include the blog posts that went to the end of my “road” to my 1,000th blog post back in November.
Joseph’s Road To His 1,000th Blog Post (Part 1) (November 1, 2018)
Joseph’s Road To His 1,000th Blog Post (Part 2) (November 2, 2018)
Joseph’s Road To His 1,000th Blog Post (Part 3) (November 4, 2018)
Joseph’s Road To His 1,000th Blog Post (Part 4) (November 5, 2018)
Joseph’s Road To His 1,000th Blog Post (Part 5) (November 6, 2018)
Joseph’s Road To His 1,000th Blog Post (Part 6) (November 7, 2018)
Joseph’s Road To His 1,000th Blog Post (Part 7) (November 8, 2018)
Joseph’s Road To His 1,000th Blog Post (Part 8) (November 12, 2018)
Joseph’s Road To His 1,000th Blog Post (Part 9) (November 13, 2018)
Joseph’s Road To His 1,000th Blog Post (Part 10) (November 14, 2018)

As you can see here, half of November 2018 was dedicated to my 1,000th blog post.  Next time, I will give you another chance to revisit another blog post from my blog’s fifth year and it will be from December of 2018.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around July 9th in previous years …
These two pictures are blurry and cloudy! (July 9, 2018)
This is our new bathroom! (July 9, 2017)
Joseph’s Trip To McSummerfest (Part 3) (July 9, 2016)
A cool and breathtaking sunset (July 9, 2015)
Blog Post Number 675 (July 10, 2017)

Joseph Pratt's Interests And Some Other Things

Well, ladies and gentlemen, this is it.  Today is a big day for me and for my blog.  I am writing my 1,000th blog post on my blog … and, as I’ve been saying for weeks now, it could be about a person, a place or a thing.  Well, after giving this a lot of thought. I’ve decided that my 1,000th blog post will be about a person.

FB_IMG_1542273586651 This is Joseph’s 1,000th blog post. He has this sign to prove it.

My 1,000th blog post will be about a classy friend of mine … and this friend is cool, casual and classy in many ways.  The person’s name is Justin McKean.  I first became friends with him while I was at South Fayette High School back on January 23, 2007.  He was one of the three substitute teachers that I had while I was at the school back then.  For…

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Jay, The Classy Friend

Today, I would like to wish a classy person named Jay Papuga a happy birthday. I have been friends with him for three years … and I bumped into him three times in the past three years.  I met him here at my house, I met him at a festival at Sts. Simon and Jude High School in Scott Township and I met him at his office in Presto.  Jay is one of the classiest people that I have ever known … and, hopefully, I can bump into him again soon.

In July of 2016, I bumped into Jay at a festival, which was taking place at Sts. Simon and Jude High School in Scott Township.

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Joseph bumped into Jay Papuga at a local festival back in July of 2016.

Just over two years later, in August of 2018, I bumped into Jay at his office, which is located in Presto.

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On August 31, 2018, I bumped into Jay Papuga while I was at his office in Presto. He actually wore the same State Farm that he wore whenever I bumped into him at a church festival in Scott Township two years earlier.

Now, when I bumped into Jay at both a festival and at his office, he was wearing a grey and red State Farm T-shirt.  You can tell he’s one of the classiest workers that State Farm has ever had.  Thank you, Jay, for allowing me to be one of your friends.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around April 20th in previous years …
An “ode” to a classy person named Jay (April 20, 2018)
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: Our ceiling fan (April 20, 2017)
Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post: Saying good-bye to my wisdom teeth (April 20, 2016)
What a great sunrise this is! (April 20, 2015)
Blog Post Number 625 (April 19, 2017)

Joseph’s 1,100th Blog Post

Today, I’m writing my 1,100th blog post … and I would like to talk about a classy friend of mine in this post.  His name is Nicholas Ciesielski.  I have been a friend of his for at least a decade or so.  He worked with me at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx a few years ago.  He’s one of the classiest people I have ever known.

Nicholas now works at the Railyard Grill and Tap Room in Bridgeville … and I bumped into him there three times since the place opened back in the Fall of 2016.  We had our Penguins jerseys on when we bumped into each other there the first two times … and, when we bumped into each other there just last Sunday, we had our Boston Terrier sweaters on for a few short minutes.

When I bumped into Nicholas at that restaurant in November of 2016 and in May of 2017, we wore our Penguins jerseys.

Now, when I bumped into Nicholas at the restaurant earlier this month, we were able to wear our Boston Terrier sweaters for a few short minutes.

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On April 7, 2019, me and Nicholas Ciesielski, who is one of the managers at Railyard Grill And Tap Room, were able to wear our Boston Terrier sweaters with class for a few short minutes. Nicholas worked with me at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx several years ago … and I have met him at this place two other times in the past.

In August of 2018, I bumped into Nicholas at South Fayette’s Community Day, which was in Fairview Park.

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I bumped into Nicholas Ciesielski at South Fayette’s Community Day on August 25, 2018.

As you can see here in these photos, Nicholas is one of the classiest friends I have ever known … and, now, at times, we are able to wear our Boston Terrier sweaters with class.  Who knows?  Maybe I’ll bump into him at T.J. Maxx in Bridgeville someday.

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On April 7, 2019, me and Nicholas were able to wear our Boston Terrier sweaters with class for a few short minutes while we were at the Railyard Grill And Tap Room in Bridgeville.

Thank you, Nicholas, for allowing me to be one of your friends for several years.  Keep being classy, my friend!

Next time, I will give you a chance to revisit two of my blog posts from my blog’s second year … and one of my posts will be about “Mr. Classy.”  Any guesses?

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around April 16th in previous years …
Joseph’s new Puma jacket is full of class and swag! (April 16, 2018)
I saw these clouds on Easter Sunday! (April 17, 2017)
My wisdom teeth have been gone for six months now! (April 16, 2016)
Remembering Piglet through pictures (part 2) (April 16, 2015)
Happy 55th Wedding Anniversary, Guys! (April 18, 2017)

Bring On The Puma Jackets!

Since the Spring of 2012, I have been able to own at least one Puma jacket … and, now, I have three of them.  One is a blue and white Agile jacket, one is a blue Clyde jacket and one is a grey and black fleece jacket.  The Puma jacket that I like the best is the grey and black Puma jacket, which I got as a birthday present back in April.  I like it a lot … and I was able to talk my friend, Michael Keehn, into buying one online at around the same time.  He likes it as much as I do.

We were supposed to wear the jackets to Hickory’s Apple Festival earlier this month, but it was too hot for us to do that.  We were able to wear them at our respective locations on October 13th.  The jackets are full of class and swag.  Hopefully, we can wear them somewhere soon.

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I am able to wear my grey and black Puma jacket with class.
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My friend, Michael Keehn, is able to wear the Puma jacket with class.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around October 24th in previous years …
I saw more dark grey clouds in the skies above Cuddy today! (October 24. 2017)
Joseph’s First Possible Halloween Costume For 2016 (October 24, 2016)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s Fourth Year On Earth (October 25, 2015)
It’s another blog about our red truck! (October 27, 2014)
Joseph’s Second Possible Halloween Costume For 2016 (October 25, 2016)

Joseph’s Trip To Houston’s Pumpkin Festival

This past Sunday, I went to Houston’s Pumpkin Festival, which is located in Washington County.  I have been to this event several times over the years … and I was able to go there for about 90 minutes on Sunday morning.  I went there with my relatives.  It may have been a little bit chilly outside, but I still had fun there nonetheless … and, luckily, it didn’t start raining heavily until after I left the festival.

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On October 14, 2018, I went to Houston’s Pumpkin Festival with my relatives. I had fun at the event, even though it was a little bit chilly outside that morning.
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I went underneath of a pavilion while I was at the Festival. It wasn’t raining whenever I snapped this photo. I had eaten my lunch just minutes before I took the photo.

Also, while I was at the Pumpkin Festival in Houston, I bumped into two of my friends.  I actually went to school with both of these friends.  They are Daniel McGovern and Ryan Faraci.

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On October 14, 2018, while I was at Houston’s Pumpkin Festival, I bumped into Daniel McGovern. We both went to South Fayette High School together in the mid 2000s.
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On October 14, 2018, I bumped into Ryan Faraci while I was at Houston’s Pumpkin Festival. We went to South Fayette High School together in the mid 2000s.

All in all, I had a terrific time at this event … and I might go here again in 2019.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around October 20th in previous years …
Let me point to a gorgeous sunrise! (October 20, 2017)
Our orange trees (Part 1) (October 20, 2016)
I really got my wisdom teeth removed last Friday (Part 2) (October 20, 2015)
Logs, anyone? (October 19, 2014)
I really got my wisdom teeth removed last Friday (Part 1) (October 19, 2015)

Joseph’s Trip To The Hickory Apple Festival

Happy Columbus Day!  Today, I would like to talk about my trip to Hickory’s Apple Festival, which is located in Washington County.  I went to this event with some of my relatives on Saturday afternoon … and I went there in all kinds of weather.  I still had fun at the event, nonetheless.

While I was at the Apple Festival, I snapped four photos of the clouds, which were in the skies above both Hickory and Mount Pleasant Township.  The clouds here are grey, dark and white.

Just moments after I arrived at the Hickory Apple Festival, it started to rain … and I also heard some rumbles of thunder while I was there.  I had to go under a green and white tent until the showers and the storms left Hickory.  Luckily, the skies cleared up … and the sun was able to come out just minutes after I arrived at the festival.

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On October 8, 2018, I was sitting under a tent at Hickory’s Apple Festival. There are showers and storms in Hickory whenever I snapped this photo. I apologize if you can’t see my face too well in the photo.

I wasn’t able to see every exhibit while I was at the festival because the grass was too muddy, but I was able to see a few exhibits in some buildings and in some tents.  I also went to the Mount Pleasant Community Center … and, on the top floor, there is a fascinating train exhibit.  I snapped three photos of it while I was there.  The train exhibit was fantastic, to say the least.

I also bumped into two of my friends while I was at the Apple Festival.  First, I bumped into Michael Keehn, who went to South Fayette High School.  We both went to that school at around the same time in the early 2000s.  Ironically, Michael was at Nicky Papakie’s 50th birthday party in August of 2014 … and that birthday party was the subject of my first ever blog post.  Michael and I became friends on Facebook in February of 2015.  He’s one of the classiest friends I have ever known.

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On October 8, 2018, I bumped into Michael Keehn at Hickory’s Apple Festival. Michael went to South Fayette High School at around the same time as me. He was also at Nicky Papakie’s 50th birthday party in August of 2014. We became Facebook friends in February of 2015.

I also bumped into Ted Wolford, who works for the Mount Pleasant Fire Department, which is one of the festival’s sponsors.  I first bumped into Ted on National Hill back in August of 2017.  Ted is one of the classiest friends I have ever known.

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On October 8, 2018, I bumped into Ted Wolford, who works for Mount Pleasant’s Fire Department. I first bumped into Ted on National Hill back in August of 2017. Ted is one of the classiest friends I have ever known.

Nonetheless, I had a fantastic time at Hickory’s Apple Festival.  I went there in all kinds of weather conditions.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to go there again in the future.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around October 8th in previous years …
I see every kind of cloud here in the sky! (October 8, 2017)
The leaves are starting to change colors! (October 9, 2016)
This dream involves ski lifts! (October 8, 2015)
My golf ball collection (October 12, 2014)
Joseph’s Flashback: I rode on The Log Jammer a long time ago! (October 5, 2017)

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