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Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post: Joseph’s New Hewlett-Packard Computer

In February of 2019, I wrote a blog post entitled “Joseph’s New Hewlett-Packard Computer.”  In it, I talked about the computer that I purchased at Best Buy back on February 7, 2019.  At the time, I purchased the keyboard the computer’s tower.  Six days later, the LG computer monitor would come to my house.  I still like the computer … and I have used it nearly every day since I got it last year.  I would start using my new Hewlett-Packard by Valentine’s Day in 2019.  In fact, next month, my computer will be celebrating its first year in my house … and I will talk about the event in a blog post next month.

Here’s the link to the blog post …
Joseph’s New Hewlett-Packard Computer (February 17, 2019)

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Joseph’s Flashback: Joseph used to watch WQEX a long time ago!

For a few years, Pittsburgh had two public television stations … and they are WQED, which is still Pittsburgh’s public television station, and WQEX, which is now WINP, our city’s ION Television station.  Now, WQEX was on Channel 16 here in Pittsburgh for a number of years … and they aired some fantastic programs, including British sitcoms, shows that weren’t on WQED’s schedule because Channel 13 had no room for them on its schedule and a fantastic show called “AgeWise Weekly” with Eleanor Schano.

Now, in the ’90s, I would sometimes watch WQEX mainly out of boredom.  I would watch some fantastic shows on channel 16, including a fishing show called “Rod and Reel Streamside.”  Now, I also remember some of WQEX’s IDs that they showed in the ’90s.  At least one of them spooked me a little bit, but I think it was pretty neat.  I also remember the music that went with it.  I watch that channel before it started simulcasting WQED for a few years.  After Channel 16 stopped simulcasting Channel 13, it became an affiliate of two different shopping channels, including America’s Store and ShopNBC, which is now ShopHQ.  That is on Comcast Channel 89.  Nowadays, it is an ION Television station … and it is WINP.  WINP is mainly a generic ION station, showing a legal ID at the top of every hour.

Finally, it was airing its programs in black and white as late as the mid 1980s.  From the late ’50s until 1985, it used the old WENS transmitter to air its programs.  Now, WENS was originally on channel 16 back in the 1950s … and, believe it or not, the station had its studios on Ivory Avenue, which is where WPGH and WPNT have their operations today.  I recently saw a video on YouTube … and it showed how WQEX aired its programs in black and white before 1985.  The video was from 1983 … and, three years later, it finally started airing its shows in color.

So, while WQEX has been gone for several years, I can still remember the station for a long time.  WQEX was (and still is) one of the best stations in Pittsburgh.

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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts Of 2019 (Part 2)

Today, I am writing the second part of my two-part blog post, which talks about my top blog posts of 2019.  Today, I will show you the blog posts that have been seen 8-9 times by various people this year.

These seven blog posts were seen 9 times this year …
The second part of a two-part blog post entitled “Joseph Goes To The South Fayette Fire Hall”
Joseph Goes To Wahlburgers At The Mall At Robinson!
Joseph Celebrates His Blog’s Fifth Anniversary At Fairview Park!
Remembering Piglet Four Years Later
Joseph’s Christmas Presents For 2018
7,000 Views And Counting
First part of a two-part blog post entitled “Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For 2018”

These nine blog posts were seen 8 times this year …
The second-part of a two-part blog post entitled “Joseph Visits Kennywood On KDKA Summerblast Day”
Thank you for following my blog for over 5 years!
The first part of a two-part blog post entitled “Joseph Goes To The South Fayette Fire Hall”
“Mr. Classy” Goes To Pittsburgh Twice!
Joseph wants to show you his new bathroom again!
No Bad Days For Joseph
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For January 2019
Seeing clouds in my neighborhood
Say hello to a principal named Kevin Maurer!

I hope you liked this two-part blog post as much as I do.  I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!  On December 26th, I will show you the presents that I got for Christmas … and I will talk about some of them in my blog posts as we begin the year 2020 together.

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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts Of 2019 (Part 1)

As we get ready to wrap up the year 2019 in just a matter of days, I’m going to show you the year’s top blog posts in a two-part blog post.  In the first part of this post, I will show you the posts that have been seen 10 or more times by various people in 2019.  You may remember some of these blog posts.

Joseph Gets “Railed” With Some Friends (39 views)
Celebrating My Blog’s Fourth Year: Supporting My Blog On Social Media (35 views)
Joseph Is Switching Barber Shops In 2019 (27 views)

Two posts were seen 14 times each in 2019 …
Blog Post Number 1,075 Is About A Terrific Disc Jockey
Say hello to my friend, Jessica Asti

These four posts were seen 11 times each in 2019 …
“Mr. Classy” Goes Shopping!
My fame actually lasted longer than one second!
My Blog Is 4 1/2 Years Old Today
Say Hello To Victor Iagnemma!

These three posts were seen 10 times each in 2019 …
Say hello to Dom Lazzini
I have my Yeti Coolers hat one year later!
Meet Our New Bulldog, Brady

Next time, I will show you the posts that have been seen 8-9 times in 2019.  You may remember some of those blog posts as well.

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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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Joseph’s Flashback: I thought it was just a train ride!

In 1998, I went to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, with my relatives … and I was able to visit the Magic Kingdom while I was there.  Now, I have ridden on train rides at various amusement parks for as long as I can remember … and I did see a train ride while I was at Disney World.  It’s called the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.  The ride is in the Frontierland section of the Magic Kingdom.

Well, innocently enough, I go on what looks like a train ride, but not long after I get on the so-called “train ride,” I find out that I’m actually on a … roller coaster!  Can you believe that?!  Now, I had never ridden on a roller coaster in my life until then … and I have not ridden on one since I rode on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disney World 21 years ago.

Will I ride on another roller coaster again?  I don’t think so!

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Joseph Likes “The Brady Bunch!”

50 years ago today, “The Brady Bunch” premiered on television for the first time.  In honor of this special milestone, I’d like to tell you about my experiences of being a fan of this classic TV show.  I would watch the show on Nick at Nite several nights a week whenever I was a teenager … and, then, I would watch it on various other cable TV channels for a few more years after that, including Hallmark Channel, TV Land and Me TV.  This show is one of the best shows of all time … and the show’s characters are all fantastic.

Currently, you can watch “The Brady Bunch” on Sundays from noon until 2 p.m. on Me TV.  You may see an episode that you really like at some point in that time frame.  Now, I don’t really have a favorite character on the show, but I do have a favorite episode of the show … and that would be “Greg Gets Grounded” from the show’s fourth season.  There’s one part of the show that I could relate to in a way.  About halfway through the show, Greg wants his parents to use “exact words” with him so that he would know exactly what they were saying … and, in my case, I would tell my relatives and my friends to use “exact words” with me since I’m autistic.  That’s because autistic people like myself want people to speak with them as clearly as possible, so I can relate to that part of “Greg Gets Grounded” in a big way.

So, today, I would like to wish “The Brady Bunch” a happy 50th anniversary!  Is there an episode of the show that you like … and do you have a favorite character on the show?  Leave a comment if you have a favorite “Brady Bunch” character and/or a favorite “Brady Bunch” episode.

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Joseph wants to show you his new bathroom again!

During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I will give you a chance to revisit some of my past blog posts. Today, I will let you revisit some of the blog posts that I wrote down in the Summer of 2017 … and they are all about my new bathroom.

In the Summer of 2017, we were remodeling our bathroom for about 2 1/2 weeks … and, during that time, we had to use the restroom downstairs … and, yes, that meant we had to do that in the middle of the night as well. I talked about my new bathroom in some of my blog posts nearly two years ago. I still like our new bathroom nearly two years later … and I hope you guys do as well. It looks fantastic. We were able to put it to use right after The Fourth Of July back in 2017.

I would like to show you some of the other blog posts that I wrote down in the Summer of 2017 … and, in them, I’m talking about our new bathroom …
Not all of our items are in our new bathroom! (July 14, 2017)
We have more new items in our new bathroom! (July 12, 2017)
Our bathroom is finally finished! (July 7, 2017)
We’re getting a new bathroom soon! (June 29, 2017)

Next time, I will let you revisit my 700th blog post, which I wrote down in August of 2017.  It is also the last post from my blog’s third year.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I would like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around May 28th in previous years …
My 888th Blog Post Is About The Number 8 (May 28, 2018)
Joseph’s 650th Blog Post (May 28, 2017)
Joseph’s Possible Features (May 31, 2016)
Where should I put Piglet’s stone? (May 28, 2015)
What Is Joseph Eating: Chicken and waffles (May 27, 2016)

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Part_1 (1) Our new bathroom is located right behind our new bathroom door.

You’re probably wondering why I have a picture of our new bathroom door in this blog post.  Well, in this blog post, I’m gonna talk about our new bathroom … and it can be found right behind our new bathroom door.  I’m trying to build a little suspense for you guys here.

Without further ado, let me show you our new bathroom.  We have been remodeling it for about 2 1/2 weeks … and, today, I’d like you guys to see it for yourselves.

IMG_20170707_180716 We have new floors, new tiles, a new toilet and a new bath tub … and they can all be found in our new bathroom.

We have brand new tiles in the bathroom … and they’re bigger than our last tiles were.  Our floor is brand new … and we also have a new bathtub…

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Joseph’s Flashback: Joseph goes to Pizza Capri in McDonald!

McDonald is a terrific town and it is located in Washington County … and I have gone to that place many times in my lifetime.  The town has some fantastic restaurants, including Pizza Capri, which has been in McDonald for many years.  I don’t know how long it is been there for, but I do know it has been in the town for as long as I can remember.  It’s a fantastic pizza shop … and I went there quite a bit whenever I was younger back in the ’90s.  At the time, it was on East Lincoln Avenue in McDonald.  Another pizza shop is currently in the building that once housed Pizza Capri … and, now, you can find Pizza Capri on Route 980 in the heart of McDonald.  The food there is fantastic … and I would like to go there again at some point in the future.  When I went there in the ’90s, they didn’t have breakfast items … and, now, they have breakfast items.  Maybe I can go there for breakfast someday … or maybe I can get pizza there someday.

Next time, I will write my 1,125th blog post … and I will give you a hint.  The blog post will be about a very classy thing.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around May 20th in previous years …
“Mr. Classy” Goes To Imperial! (May 20, 2018)
What should Joseph’s 650th blog post be about? (May 21, 2017)
Happy 21st birthday, Cheyenne! (May 19, 2016)
Revisiting my past blog posts (It’s like a high school reunion) (May 20, 2015)
Revisiting my past blog posts (It’s time for me to get a haircut) (May 21, 2015)

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Joseph’s Flashback: Joseph stayed at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott!

In the Fall of 1987, a Marriott hotel first opened up its doors along the Parkway West near Pittsburgh International Airport in Findlay Township.  The hotel is located at the corner of Aten Road and Montour Run Road.  It has almost always been a Marriott hotel … and, a few years ago, it was a Wyndham hotel for a while.

Now, when I was younger, I would visit the hotel several times.  I once toured the place with a relative … and I would also spend some nights at the hotel with my relatives.  I would mainly do that in the Winter months.  The rooms there are fantastic … and they also have a great indoor swimming pool.  It also has a whirlpool, a sauna and a fitness center.  They have an outdoor pool as well, but I have never been to it since it’s not open whenever me and my relatives stayed there in the Wintertime.  I also ate in the hotel’s restaurant … and the food there was fantastic.  Also, while I was in the hotel’s indoor pool a few years ago, I may have been able to see members of the New England Patriots coming into the hotel.  It was an exciting moment for me.

I like this hotel a lot … and I hope I can visit it again soon as an overnight guest.  I rode past the hotel recently … and I noticed that they put in a Dunkin’ Donuts in front of the hotel.  The hotel is very classy!

Next time, I will give you a chance to revisit one of my blog posts from my blog’s second year.

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 22nd in previous years …
I bumped into two people at Kohl’s recently! (April 23, 2018)
My semi-chaotic day at work (April 24, 2017)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s 30th Year On Earth (April 24, 2016)
Our so-called “relaxation area” (April 22, 2015)
Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post: Saying good-bye to my wisdom teeth (April 20, 2016)