Joseph Visits Kennywood On KDKA Summerblast Day (Part 1)

This week, I’m going to write a two-part blog post for you guys … and, this time, I’m going to talk about my trip to Kennywood, which occurred one month ago.  I went to Kennywood with my relatives for just over seven hours on July 26, 2019.  I went there on KDKA Summerblast Day … and I was able to see several of KDKA’s personalities while I was there.  I will talk about the personalities that I met there in the second part of this blog post, but, today, in the first part of this post, I will just talk about that exciting day in general.

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On July 26, 2019, I went to Kennywood Park on KDKA Summerblast Day. I was there for seven hours that day. Both KDKA and Pittsburgh CW were there, but there were mainly KDKA personalities at the event.

I was at Kennywood Park from 12:30 in the afternoon until around 7:30 in the evening on July 26, 2019.  I was able to enjoy myself while I was at the park.  I went there with some of my relatives … and I was able to ride on the train, which is now part of Thomas Town.  Thomas Town is an attraction in Kennywood that features things from Thomas The Tank Engine.  Now, the train was the only thing that I rode on while I was there.  I just walked around the park and saw lots of exciting things while I was at Kennywood.

Now, while I’m talking about Thomas Town, I was able to see KDKA’s Mobile Weather Lab, which is located near Thomas Town.  I also snapped a selfie with the Mobile Weather Lab while I was there.  Now, KDKA sometimes uses the Mobile Weather Lab during its newscasts … and they generally use it a lot whenever we have bad weather events, like snow storms and things like that.

I saw some nice-looking clouds in the skies above Kennywood while I was there.  The clouds here are white, dark and grey … and I also saw some “blue holes” in the clouds as well.

While I was at Kennywood Park that evening, I bumped into three of my friends … and one of them is one of my neighbors on National Hill.  I bumped into Karen, Josh and Amanda Schultz while I was at Kennywood.  I sometimes see Josh and Amanda on National Hill … and Karen is one of my neighbors on National Hill.

Next time, I will wrap up this two-part blog post by telling you about some of the personalities that I saw while I was at Kennywood Park on July 26, 2019.  I will give you a hint right now.  One of them recently retired after working at KDKA for 37 years.

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Celebrating My Blog’s Fifth Anniversary: Joseph has a lot of words to say in his posts!

You probably don’t know this, but I say a lot of words in a single day … and that may also be true when it comes to writing blog posts.  I tend to say a lot of words in my posts as well.  Well, over the past five years, I have written at least 199,978 words in more than 1,100 of my blog posts.  In fact, as I write this blog post, I can say that I have now written more than 200,000 words in my blog posts.  The word “true,” which is in the first sentence of this post, is the 200,000th word that I have written since I started my blog in August of 2014.  Anyway, I just have a lot of things to say in my blog posts.

In 2018, I wrote 49,853 in 241 of my blog posts … and, in 2014, I wrote 4,225 words in 33 of my blog posts.  Now, from 2015 until 2017, I wrote 101,956 words in 757 of my blog posts.  Now, so far this year, I have written at least 43,944 words in 142 of my blog posts.

Now, next time, I will give you some of my lesser-known posts on this blog.  Now, when I say “lesser-known” blog posts, I’m referring to posts that have only been seen once since I wrote them … and, since there are a lot of “lesser-known” blog posts, I will just tell you how many of them I have in each of the years that I have written posts on this blog.

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 30th in previous years …
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For August 2018 (July 30, 2018)
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For August 2017 (July 30, 2017)
Another bright sunset (July 29, 2016)
Joseph Needs A New Moniker (Part 2) (July 30, 2015)
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts About Leaves (August 1, 2017)

Celebrating My Blog’s Fifth Anniversary: Joseph’s Multi-Part Blog Posts

Over the past five years, I have given you 43 multi-part blog posts.  Now, the multi-part blog posts don’t really count as single blog posts, per se.  They would be spread out over one, two or even three blog posts … and, in one case, they may spread out over 10 blog posts!  Without further ado, let me show you the multi-part blog posts that I have written down over the past five years.

Out with the old and in with the new-parts 1 and 2 (Feb. 17 and Feb. 18, 2015)
Some great buttoned-down shirts of mine-parts 1 and 2 (Feb. 19 and Feb. 20, 2015)
Walking in my snow-covered backyard-parts 1 and 2 (Feb. 27 and Feb. 28, 2015)
Old Man Winter is slowly leaving National Hill-parts 1 and 2 (March 10 and March 11, 2015)
Parts 1 and 2 of “Is my new pillow too flat?” (March 19 and March 20, 2015)
I now have three Hawaiian shirts-Parts 1, 2 and 3 (March 23, 2015-March 25, 2015)
We used to have a garden near our home-Parts 1 and 2 (April 6 and April 7, 2015)
Remembering Piglet through pictures-Parts 1, 2 and 3 (April 15, 2015-April 17, 2015)
Looking for sunflowers-Parts 1 and 2 (April 27 and April 28, 2015)
Bring on the sunflowers-Parts 1 and 2 (April 29 and April 30, 2015)
I got new pants for my birthday-Parts 1 and 2 (May 5 and May 6, 2015)
Piglet’s stone-Parts 1 and 2 (May 26 and May 27, 2015)
Turning old socks into rags-Parts 1 and 2 (June 4 and June 5, 2015)
Another unexpected gift-Parts 1 and 2 (June 11 and June 12, 2015)
Let’s go inside the shed-Parts 1 and 2 (July 12 and July 13, 2015)
Two sunsets in two nights-Parts 1 and 2 (July 23 and July 24, 2015)
Joseph Needs A New Moniker-Parts 1, 2 and 3 (July 29, 2015-July 31, 2015)
Remembering Piglet Six Months Later-Parts 1, 2 and 3 (August 10, 2015-August 12, 2015)
I See Green Diamonds Every Day-Parts 1 and 2 (Sept. 1 and Sept. 2, 2015)
I’m watching the leaves fall and change colors-Parts 1, 2 and 3 (Sept. 29, 2015-Oct. 1, 2015)
I really got my wisdom teeth removed last Friday-Parts 1, 2 and 3 (Oct. 19, 2015-Oct. 21, 2015)
You can see Cuddy again-Parts 1 and 2 (Oct. 30 and Oct. 31, 2015)
Joseph’s Outtakes-Parts 1 and 2 (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2015)
Looking back to 2015 and looking forward to 2016-Parts 1 and 2 (Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, 2015)
Bring on the snow-Parts 1 and 2 (January 12 and January 13, 2016)
Say hello to Old Man Winter-Parts 1, 2 and 3 (January 26, 2016-January 28, 2016)
Ride on “Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday” again-Parts 1 and 2 (April 25 and April 26, 2016)
Joseph’s Recovery From Lyme Disease-Parts 1, 2 and 3 (June 27, 2016-June 29, 2016)
Joseph’s Trip to McSummerfest-Parts 1, 2 and 3 (July 7, 2016-July 9, 2016)
Meet Mr. Classy’s Stand-In-Parts 1 and 2 (July 11 and July 12, 2016)
Joseph’s Road To His 500th Blog Post-Parts 1, 2 and 3 (August 29, 2016-August 31, 2016)
Our orange trees-Parts 1 and 2 (Oct. 20 and Oct. 21, 2016)
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts Of 2016-Parts 1 and 2 (Dec. 19 and Dec. 20, 2016)
Joseph is finally getting a new mattress-Parts 1 and 2 (Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, 2017)
Joseph Wants To Thank His Blog’s Followers-Parts 1. 2 and 3 (Sept. 11, 2017-Sept. 13, 2017)
The Ten Things That You May Not Know About Joseph Pratt-Parts 1 and 2 (Nov. 20 and Nov. 21, 2017)
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts From The Year 2017-Parts 1 and 2 (Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, 2017)
Parts 1 and 2 of “What’s in this box?” (Jan. 13 and Jan. 14, 2018)
Parts 1 and 2 of “It happened on August 24, 2014!” (Jan. 29, 2018 and Feb. 1, 2018)
Joseph’s Road To His 1,000th Blog Post-Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 (Nov. 1, 2018-Nov. 14, 2018)
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For 2018-Parts 1 and 2 (Dec. 19 and Dec. 20, 2018)
Joseph Goes To The South Fayette Fire Hall-Parts 1 and 2 (Feb. 26 and Feb. 27, 2019)
Joseph Visits Crazy Horse Coffee-Parts 1 and 2 (June 24 and June 25, 2019)

Next time, I will give you the poll questions that I have asked you guys in some of my blog posts over the past five years.

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 25th in previous years …
One of my aunts is 75 today! (July 26, 2018)
Joseph’s Flashback: I got grass stains on my light wash jeans! (July 25, 2017)
My six foam NHL balls (July 25, 2016)
Say hello to my brand-new computer! (July 26, 2015)
Blog Post Number 925 (July 27, 2018)

Celebrating My Blog’s Fifth Anniversary: The best of Joseph’s features

Starting today, I will be celebrating my blog’s fifth anniversary for the next month … and, during that time, I will be giving you some statistics about my blog.  Today, I will tell you which blog posts got the most views in their respective features.  I apologize in advance if these statistics get a little bit confusing.

In one feature, which is called “Joseph Has A Question For You,” a post entitled “Which restaurant should Joseph go to on his 32nd birthday?” was seen 21 times by various people since I wrote it in March of 2018.

In another feature, which is called “Joseph’s Flashback,” three posts had six views each …
I watched The Weather Channel whenever I was a kid! (April of 2017)
I’m going to Clifton Manor in Erie! (September of 2016)
I visited my aunt whenever I was younger! (November of 2017)

In another feature, which is called “Joseph’s Moment Of Peace,” a post entitled “Joseph’s Clothes Hanger” was seen nine times since I wrote it in March of 2018.

In another feature, which is called “Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post,” I talked about a blog post from January of 2017, which was entitled “Celebrating 10 years of friendship” … and, since I wrote a blog post about that post, it was seen by various people 14 times.  I talked about this blog post in July of 2017.

Throughout most of my blog’s second year, I used a feature called “Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday” … and two of those blog posts were each seen 11 times since I wrote those posts during my blog’s second years.  “Joseph’s Fifth Year On Earth” was written by me in November of 2015 … and “Joseph’s 15th Year On Earth” was written by me in January of 2016.

Next time, I will give you more statistics about my blog … and I will tell you about the multi-part blog posts that I wrote down over the past five years.

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 24th in previous years …
Joseph’s Flashback: Joseph goes to Erie! (July 23, 2018)
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts About Coats (July 24, 2017)
My six foam NHL balls (July 25, 2016)
Two sunsets in two nights (Part 2) (July 24, 2015)
I have owned this H.P. computer for one year now! (July 26, 2016)

Tunch And Joseph

During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I will give you some chances to revisit some of my past blog posts … and, during the month of July, I will give you chances to revisit posts from my blog’s fifth year. Today, I will give you a chance to revisit a post from January of 2019 … and it is called “Tunch And Joseph.”

Now, just one week before I wrote this blog post, I happened to bump into Tunch Ilkin while I was working in the front part of Bridgeville T.J. Maxx. I was cleaning the shelves that were near the line that goes to the cash registers … and Tunch just happened to walk inside of the store whenever I did just that. Tunch was a player for the Pittsburgh Steelers for more than a decade … and he also does a Steelers-themed radio show called “Tunch And Wolf.” He also does commercials for Colussy Chevrolet, which is located in South Fayette. Anyway, meeting Tunch Ilkin in person was probably one of the best things that has ever happened to me … and it is an experience that I will not forget.

Next time, I will give you a chance to revisit a post from May of 2019 and it will be about one of the classiest people that I have ever known.

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 16th in previous years …
Joseph’s tea might have some “zing” in it (July 16, 2018)
Look who I bumped into! (July 16, 2017)
How does Joseph make his videos? (July 17, 2016)
Revisiting a lesser-known blog post: The “cool dude” is back … and he just bought some new flip flops! (July 16, 2015)
I am celebrating two milestones on Facebook today! (July 18, 2017)

Joseph Pratt's Interests And Some Other Things

If you’re wondering why the title of today’s blog post is “Tunch And Joseph,” let me explain the reason why I called it that.  There’s a radio show called “Tunch And Wolf” … and, in it, they talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers.  It’s a little play on words or something like that.  That’s why I called it “Tunch And Joseph.”

Well, anyway, I’d like to tell you about the celebrity that I met while I was working at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx last Friday.  While I was working near the front of the store that morning, I noticed that Tunch Ilkin, who played with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1980 until 1992, came into the store … and he happened to notice that I was working near the front of T.J. Maxx.  While I was working late that morning, I happened to meet Tunch Ilkin in person … and I was able…

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How many miles are on the red truck’s odometer?

On June 5, 2019, I was able to snap a photo of our red truck’s odometer … and, whenever I snapped the photo late that morning, there was 42,532 miles on its odometer.  Since I snapped that photo nearly a month and a half ago, the number has grown somewhat considerably.  I will be going in that truck again later this week … and I will do my best to get the latest reading on the odometer whenever I go in that truck again.

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On June 5, 2019, I snapped a photo of our red truck’s odometer … and it had 42,532 miles on the odometer whenever I snapped this photo. Since I snapped the photo nearly 1 1/2 months ago, the number has grown somewhat considerably.

Before I end this blog post, I would like to say thank you for allowing my blog to reach the 100-views mark in every single month during my blog’s fifth year … and, in three of those months, it crossed the 200-views mark.  Now, next time, I will give you a chance to revisit a blog post from my blog’s fifth year … and it will be from January of 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 July 15th in previous years …
Joseph’s New Half-Zip Hooded Jacket (July 15, 2018)
Look who I bumped into! (July 16, 2017)
Joseph’s 450th Blog Post (July 15, 2016)
Revisiting a lesser-known blog post: Walking before the storm arrives (July 15, 2015)
How does Joseph make his videos? (July 17, 2016)

Say hello to Donna Barca!

On the morning of July 4, 2019, I went to Giant Eagle in Collier Township for a few minutes … and, just before I left the store, I bumped into Donna Barca, who is the mother of my cousin, Sarah Smith.  I have bumped into Donna several times over the years, but I have never had a chance to appear in a selfie with her … until then.  You will see that selfie below this part of the blog post.

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On July 4, 2019, I snapped this selfie with Donna Barca at the Giant Eagle store in Collier Township. Donna is the mother of my cousin, Sarah Smith.

As you can see here, Donna is a very classy woman … and I would like to thank her for allowing me to appear in the selfie with her on the Fourth of July.

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 14th in previous years …
Guess who’s turning 60 today? (July 14, 2018)
Not all of our items are in our new bathroom! (July 14, 2017)
Joseph Has A Question For You: How should I celebrate my blog’s second anniversary next month? (July 14, 2016)
Let’s go inside the shed (Part 2) (July 13, 2015)
Revisiting a lesser-known blog post: Walking before the storm arrives (July 15, 2015)

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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Our new bathroom is two years old!

Two years ago today, we started using our new bathroom for the first time … and I still like it a lot.  It looks fantastic two years after we started using it.  I hope you guys still like it as much as we do.

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It has been two years since we started using our new bathroom for the first time. It still looks fantastic two years after we started putting it to use.

Next time., I will give you a chance to revisit a post from my blog’s fifth year.  It will be from September 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 7th in previous years …
Our new bathroom is one year old! (July 7, 2018)
Our bathroom is finally finished! (July 7, 2017)
Joseph’s Trip To McSummerfest (Part 1) (July 7, 2016)
Joseph’s Flashback: I’m going through a “colorful” parking garage! (July 7, 2015)
Joseph Has A Question For You: Should I wear socks with my black slides? (July 8, 2015)

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