“Remember your pleases and thank yous”

As we prepare to wrap up my blog’s fourth year together, I would like to talk about a quote that will remain with me for a long time.  I first heard it during a field trip to the Heinz History Center more than 10 years ago.  The quote is … “Remember your pleases and thank yous.”  It was actually one of my teachers who said the quote back then … and it hasn’t really stuck with me too much … until now.

Up until a few years ago, I wasn’t too crazy about people saying “please” and “thank you” to me a lot, but nowadays, I’m urging my friends and even my relatives to say those words to me as often as they possibly can.  This way, they can have more respect than they once had.  Now, I’m starting to say those words at least 50 percent of the time.  You guys are all fantastic … and I hope you all will be able to say “please” and “thank you” to me as often as possible on a daily basis.

Beginning this Monday, August 13th, I will start celebrating my blog’s fourth anniversary by giving you statistics about my blog.  The blog will turn four years old in exactly two weeks.  That event will occur on August 24th.  I plan on starting my blog’s fifth year on August 26th.

Enjoy your day and enjoy your weekend!

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Being inspired by various TV personalities

For as long as I can remember, I have been able to watch various television personalities on all three of Pittsburgh’s TV stations, which are KDKA, WTAE and WPXI.  I can honestly say that at least one person from each of those stations has inspired me to be the person that I am today.

First, Julie Grant, who is an anchor and a reporter for KDKA, has partially inspired me to be a fairly polite person on a daily basis.  I try to remember my pleases and thank yous both at home and in public … and I’m fairly polite at least 50 percent of the time.  Second, Jackie Cain, who is an anchor and a reporter for WTAE, has inspired me to become the classy person that I am today.  She is also a classy TV personality.  Third, Kevin Benson, who is a meteorologist for WPXI, has partially inspired me to be a terrific speaker.  I have been a fan of his work for several years … and I even met him at a Washington County gas station in the Spring of 2007.

Of course, whenever you watch a personality that you like so much, you’re sure to be inspired by him or her to be the terrific person that you might want to be.  It was certainly the case for me.

Enjoy your day!

I see a lot of “fives” here!

Now, at around 7:00 tomorrow evening, I will be giving my computer a break for a few days.  So, before I start giving my computer a break then, I’d like to show you something that I saw while I was watching TV last month.  Ironically, I was giving my computer a break for a whole day whenever I did this.

Now, last month, I was watching WPXI’s Sunday Morning newscast … and, while I was doing that, I saw something that you don’t really see on a daily basis.  I saw a lot of “5s” on the bottom-right hand corner of the TV screen.  Let me put it to you this way.  It was 5:55 in the morning … and it was 55 degrees outside at that time.  That was why I was able to see some “fives” on the TV screen.

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Back in May of 2018, I was able to see a lot of “5s” on the TV screen while I was watching WPXI’s Sunday Morning newscast. It was 5:55 in the morning … and it was 55 degrees at that time. That was why I saw a lot of “5s” on the screen.

Now, I will be giving my computer a break from 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7th, until 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 17th, which is also Father’s Day.  I will be writing two interesting blog posts for you guys next week.

My 888th Blog Post Is About The Number 8

Happy Memorial Day, my friends!  Today, I’m writing my 888th blog post down … and, today, it will be about the number 8.  I will tell you some rather interesting things about the number 8 … and I will try to use the number 8 in the things that I’m talking about here.

The current year is 2018.

One of my favorite routes in the Pittsburgh area is Route 978, which is located in my part of Allegheny County.

For the past few weeks, I was able to watch channel 208 for about 90 minutes on certain evenings.  I needed a way to unwind after going through some tough days.

I started my blog on the eighth month of a year, which would be August.  I started it in August of 2014.  August, of course, is the eighth month of the year.

Depending on my mood, I usually do my best to wind down during the 8:00 hour on certain evenings.  I will watch a program during that hour, if I’m up to it.

Whenever I gave my computer some “vacation time,” I will usually do it for eight days at a time.

My part of National Hill has eight other houses, which are all very unique in many ways.  We actually have nine houses in my part of the neighborhood, but I do like to give praise to the eight other houses, which are located in my part of National Hill.

In the past, I would sometimes work eight hours a week at my local T.J. Maxx store, but, in recent years, I would just work four hours a week at the store.  I really like it.

So, there you have it.  I was able to give you eight interesting facts about the number 8 that I think are interesting to me.  It was the subject of my 888th blog post.

Enjoy your day!

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.

The seasons got mixed up this week!

Yesterday afternoon, at 12:15, Spring started for real.  So far, it hasn’t felt like Spring, but, of course, it will eventually feel like it again.  On Monday, while it was still Winter, it sort of felt like Spring.  I was able to walk outdoors a few times on that day.  Since Spring started yesterday afternoon, it has felt like Winter.  In fact, just before I went to bed last night, it started to snow outside … and, whenever I woke up early this morning, I saw a lot of snow near our house.

Let me put it this way, just in case I may have confused you guys.  On Monday, we were saying good-bye to Winter … and it felt like Spring outside.  Then, yesterday, we said hello to Spring … and it actually felt like Winter outside.  Of course, as you know, anything can happen while we go outdoors.  You never know which season it will be.

My 666th Blog Post Is About The Number Six

Today, I’m writing my 666th blog post on my blog.  This isn’t a very important milestone here, but, to me, it could be a rather important milestone here.  The theme of this blog post is the number six.

Six is my favorite number ever.
I live at house number 46.
I was born in the year 1986.
I have also read about a time where the PA Lottery drew three sixes in one of their games back in the 1980s.
Our phone number once ended with the number 6.  We actually changed it several years ago.
I have now written 666 blog posts on my blog.  Ironically, I wrote it on the sixth month of the year, which is June.

Did you notice the theme of today’s blog post?  Well, obviously, since I wrote my 666th blog post, the theme of this blog post is the number “six.”  I actually gave you six facts about the number six that have a huge impact on my life.

I have a couple of random things that I would like to talk about today!

On March 14, 2015, I got the nerve to wear this Pittsburgh Penguins shirt for the first time.  I got it as a Christmas present more than two months ago.
On March 14, 2015, I got the nerve to wear this Pittsburgh Penguins shirt for the first time. I got it as a Christmas present more than two months ago.

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On March 13, 2015, I purchased some white khaki pants from Calvin Klein at T.J. Maxx.
On March 13, 2015, I purchased some white khaki pants from Calvin Klein at T.J. Maxx.

Today, I would like to talk about a couple of random things with you. First, yesterday, I wore my new Pittsburgh Penguins T-shirt around the house for the first time. I got it as a Christmas present more than two months ago … and I believe one of my uncles has it, too, but I won’t tell you which uncle it is, for safety reasons. I like the shirt a lot … and I will be wearing it many more times in the time. Also … last Friday, after work, I purchased some white pants from Calvin Klein at T.J. Maxx. I like the pants a lot … and even though they fit me perfectly, they feel kind of tight whenever I wear them. Hopefully I’ll be able to wear them many times in the future.

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