Brady has been with us for six months now!

On March 30, 2019, Brady came to our house for the first time.  He’s originally from Ohio.  Our English Bulldog has now been with us for six months … and, while he is still a “work in progress,” he’s still a fantastic dog, nonetheless.  You just have to watch what you do around him.  Make sure you don’t drop anything in his presence.  You have to be really quick if you accidentally drop something around him.  Otherwise, he will grab the item you dropped almost immediately.  It pays to have quick reflexes in this case.

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We have now owned our English Bulldog, Brady, for six months now. He’s a fantastic dog, but he’s still a “work in progress.”

I would just like to say that Brady has been able to become a crucial part of our family for the past six months now.  He’s still a work in progress, but we still like him, nonetheless.

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Thank you for following my blog for over 5 years!

This week, I will be giving my computer a break.  I will start using it again next Sunday … and I will write my 1,200th blog post on that day.  This week, I will write two blog posts … and I will be thanking some of my blog’s followers in them.

Today, I will thank the people who have been following my blog for at least five years … and they do it via e-mail.  They are Timothy McGrogan, Jennifer Buzzatto and Sheryl Papakie.

Later this week, I will thank the people who have been following my blog for three to five years.  Enjoy your day!

Celebrating My Blog’s Fifth Anniversary: Joseph’s longest-running followers

As of today, my blog has been followed by 173 people.  Now, today, as I continue to celebrate my blog’s fifth anniversary, I’m going to tell you about my blog’s longest-running followers.  Again, I apologize in advance if these statistics confuse you a little bit, so I will do my best to break these statistics up for you guys in a clear manner.

When it comes to people who are following my blog on WordPress.com, the longest-running follower on there is Kendell F. Person.  He has been following my blog for four years and four months.

Six of my followers are following my blog via e-mail.  Now, half of my followers have been able to follow it longer than anyone else via e-mail … and they have done is for four years and 11 months.  Now, Timothy McGrogan started following my blog via e-mail on August 30, 2014 … and Jennifer Buzzatto and Sheryl Papakie started following my blog via e-mail on August 26, 2014.

Now, at this point in time, it’s hard for me to say exactly who has been following my blog the longest.  Right now, it’s a toss-up between Jennifer Buzzatto and Sheryl Papakie.  They both started following my blog on August 26, 2014.

Next time, I will tell you how many words I have written in my blog posts over the past five years.  The statistics may surprise you a little bit.

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 29th in previous years …
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For August 2018 (July 30, 2018)
My new red Under Armour T-shirt (July 29, 2017)
Another bright sunset (July 29, 2016)
Joseph Needs A New Moniker (Part 1) (July 29, 2015)
I saw my friends and a sunset at Oakdale’s parade this year! (July 31, 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)

Brady Has Been With Us For Just Over Three Months Now!

On March 30, 2019, Brady, who is our brown and white English Bulldog, came to our house for the first time … and, for just over three months or so, Brady has become a terrific part of our family.  Brady is a fantastic puppy, but he does lots of things that puppies do.  He is a biter.  He bites my relatives and he chews on things he’s not supposed to chew on, but he’s still a terrific puppy, nonetheless.  He has a lot of toys … and he sometimes likes to play with empty water bottles.

Sometimes, I’m able to watch Brady indoors for at least a few minutes in the mornings … and, if I’m able to watch it in the living room during that time, I’m usually able to do it with confidence, but I will also watch it outdoors whenever I possibly can during that same time frame.  I can honestly say that Brady keeps me busy almost every day, but I sometimes enjoy watching him.  I just have to watch what he does regularly.

Brady is becoming a big star on my Social Media sites.  My friends and my other relatives like Brady as much as I do.  They love to see Brady in action whenever they have the time to do so.

Thank you, Brady, for being a big part of our lives for just over three months.  You have become a true member of our family!

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 3rd in previous years …
Joseph’s New Planner (July 5, 2018)
These clouds look interesting! (July 4, 2017)
Donating my old clothes (July 5, 2016)
I’m pretending to ride on my quad! (July 2, 2015)
Joseph Has A Question For You: How should Joseph celebrate his blog’s fifth year all year long? (July 6, 2018)

Happy 70th Birthday, Barbara Papakie!

During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I’m gonna give you some chances to revisit some of my past blog posts. Today, I’m going to let you revisit the last blog post from my blog’s second year, which is from August of 2016.

Now, the blog post that I’m going to let you revisit today was written by me on August 14, 2016 … and, on that day, my grandmother, Barbara Papakie, was turning 70. I kept the blog post short by wishing her a happy 70th birthday. She is one of the people who has been able to turn me into the classy gentleman that I am now. She’s slightly over 70 now, but, nonetheless, she is still a terrific woman.

During the month of May, I will give you a chance to revisit some of my blog posts from my blog’s third year. Some of them may look interesting to you. Enjoy your day!

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 30th in previous years …
Joseph’s New Bright T-Shirt (April 30, 2018)
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For May 2017 (April 30, 2017)
Joseph is now 30 years old! (May 1, 2016)
Bring on the sunflowers (Part 1) (April 29, 2015)
My new grey Penguins T-shirt (May 2, 2017)

Joseph Pratt's Interests And Some Other Things

Today, I would like to wish my grandmother, Barbara Papakie, a happy 70th birthday! She is one of the people who has turned me into the “classy” gentleman that I am today. She is a classy lady indeed.

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Meet Our New Bulldog, Brady

Over the weekend, I got a brand-new bulldog.  This bulldog is full of class … and his name is Brady.  Brady is a male English bulldog, he’s three months old and he’s from the state of Ohio.  He first came to our house on Saturday afternoon … and, over the past three days or so, I have gotten used to having him in our house.  I’m able to watch him sleep on the couch in the mornings whenever I’m able to do so … and I’m also able to watch him outdoors whenever the weather is nice.

So, without further ado, I would like you to meet my new bulldog, Brady.

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On March 30, 2019, Brady, who is a male brown and white English bulldog, came to our house. The bulldog is from Ohio … and he’s three months old. He is full of class.

During the day, Brady likes to sleep on our couch … and, for the past two mornings, I have been able to watch him sleep on the couch for a few minutes or so.  It’s gonna take me a while to get used to having him be in our house regularly, but I think I should be able to handle this adjust fairly well.  Me and Brady became fast friends almost immediately this past weekend.

Let me show you three photos of Brady sleeping on our couch.  I snapped these photos both today and yesterday.

I hope you guys like Brady as much as I do.  How do you guys like him?

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 2nd in previous years …
Joseph’s 850th Blog Post (April 2, 2018)
My emoji pillow is now in a good spot! (April 3, 2017)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s 27th Year On Earth (April 3, 2016)
I had a fairly interesting day today! (April 2, 2015)
Joseph’s April Fools Day Post: Is this Joseph’s last blog post ever? (April 1, 2017)

You are seeing double today … sort of!

During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I am giving you a chance to revisit some of my past blog posts.

Today, I’m going to show you the last blog post that I wrote down during my blog’s first year. In the blog post, me and my uncle, Thomas Papakie, were wearing our tan-colored shorts and our black Nike Pro Combat T-shirts. The shirts were very classy … and we were able to wear them for a while just one day before I wrote that blog post. After I wrote the blog post down, I celebrated my blog’s first year by giving you some statistics about my blog … and I would be able to do it in several of my blog posts every August as I prepare to celebrate my blog’s anniversary. Of course, I would celebrate my blog’s actual anniversary on August 24th of every year by giving you a fantastic blog post, thanking people for supporting my blog every step of the way.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around March 27th in previous years …
Guess who’s turning 75 today? (March 27, 2018)
My blog has now been viewed 2,500 times! (March 28, 2017)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s 26th Year On Earth (March 27, 2016)
I bought a new Pirates shirt at Giant Eagle this week! (March 27, 2015)
The leaves are back on the trees again! (March 29, 2016)

Joseph Pratt's Interests And Some Other Things

On August 14, 2015, me and Thomas Papakie wore our black Nike shirts and our tan-colored shorts in front of our relatives. On August 14, 2015, me and Thomas Papakie wore our black Nike shirts and our tan-colored shorts in front of our relatives.

Yesterday afternoon, me and my uncle, Thomas Papakie, wore our black Nike shirts and our tan-colored shorts in front of our relatives.  At first, I was reluctant, but then I decided to allow me and my uncle to wear our outfits for several minutes yesterday afternoon.  Yes, he likes the outfit as much as I do.

Also … before I wrap up this blog post, I have two announcements to make … and it’s a good one.  On August 24th, my blog turns one year old … and next week, I will begin to celebrate my blog’s first anniversary by talking about some interesting things about it.  Also … on the 24th, I will write an exciting blog post in honor of this special occasion.

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