“Mr. Classy” Goes To Pittsburgh Again!

On March 14, 2018, “Mr. Classy” was able to spend a few hours in Pittsburgh … and he really enjoyed his trip to that city.  Well, on April 4, 2018, “Mr. Classy” was able to take another trip to Pittsburgh.  Again, he enjoyed himself while he was in the Steel City.  Last time, it was cold and windy … and, this time, it was cold and windy again.

Mr. Classy’s first stop was Brooks Brother, which is located on Smithfield Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.  He didn’t go inside of the store.  He just stood outside of the store for a few minutes.

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On April 4, 2018, “Mr. Classy” stood in front of Brooks Brothers, which is located near Smithfield Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.

He then spent some time in Shadyside.  Some of those places include Panera Bread and a bus stop, which is located near a local hair salon.

He then went to Burlington Coat Factory, which is located on Smithfield Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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On April 4, 2018, “Mr. Classy” went to Burlington Coat Factory, which is located in Downtown Pittsburgh.

He also spent some time on The North Shore.  He was able to walk past PNC Park, which hosted the Pirates’ home opener two days earlier … and then, he had lunch with his relatives at The Clark Bar and Grille, which is located near PNC Park.

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On April 4, 2018, “Mr. Classy” walked past PNC Park, which is located on The North Shore.
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He also ate lunch at The Clark Bar and Grille, which is located near PNC Park, on April 4, 2018.

Then, at around 12:30 that afternoon, “Mr. Classy” was able to spend a few minutes at Fifth Avenue Place, which is located on Stanwix Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.

As you can see here, “Mr. Classy” enjoyed himself while he was in Pittsburgh, even though it was cold outside.  Hopefully, he will go there again soon.

I hope you guys like this blog post as much as I do.  Enjoy your day!

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Joseph may eat one of Bubba’s “Burghers” on his birthday this year!

Last week, I told you guys the name of the restaurant that I would be going to on my 32nd birthday, which will be on May 1st.  The name of the restaurant is … Bubba’s Gourmet Burghers And Beer, which is located in South Fayette.  I have gone there with my relatives back in August of 2014, just days after I started this blog.  This is not the first time that I have eaten here.  It will be the second time that I will be able to eat at this restaurant.  Who knows?  I may get one of Bubba’s “Burghers” while I’m there, but I’m not sure yet.  I may get something interesting while I’m there.  The restaurant is named after a local disc jockey named Bubba Snider, who does a show on Star 100.7 here in Pittsburgh.

Joseph’s Flashback: We were the only ones in the movie theater?!

A few years ago, me and my grandmother went to the now-closed Star City Cinema, which was located in South Fayette, and we saw “Big Momma’s House” with Martin Lawrence.  We both sat in the last row while we were at the theater … and, for most of that time, we were the only ones who were in that theater.  Someone did come into the theater for a short amount of time, but the person didn’t stay there long.  You almost never get an entire movie theater to yourself these days.  We did not plan it that way.  It just happened.  We enjoyed ourselves at the movie theater that day.  Sadly, Star City Cinema is now gone.  The building has been torn down completely.

Joseph likes Route 837!

Today, I’m writing blog post number 837 on my blog … and, today, the blog post will be about one of the Pittsburgh area’s best roadways … and that would be Route 837.  I have ridden on this roadway many times over the years.  I have never ridden on the entire length of Route 837 before in my life, but, of course, I have ridden on parts of the roadway over the course of my life.  I haven’t done that recently, but I have done it many times in my short life.  I have also ridden on that roadway whenever I went to Kennywood Park with my friends and my relatives.  I really like Route 837 a lot … and I will be riding on it again in the future.  Who knows?  Maybe you guys will see me riding on it someday.

Joseph’s Flashback: Joseph remembers the red truck!

Several years ago, we had a red Chevrolet truck at our house.  I also talked about it in a blog post a in November of 2015.  Ironically, it was in one of my features, which is called “Joseph’s Flashback.”  Well, today, I’d like to talk about the truck in another one of my blog posts.  We owned this truck in the ’80s and ’90s.

I recently found a photo of me and my grandfather, Nicholas Papakie, Sr., hanging out by our old red truck.  The photo is from 1989.  Since my grandfather will be turning 75 this month, I’d like to talk about him very briefly in this blog post as well.  It was his truck.  As you can see in the photo, which is below this blog post, we both like this truck a lot.

Before I show you the photo, I’d like to remind you that I had to censor part of it for safety reasons.

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In 1989, me and my grandfather, Nicholas Papakie, Sr., were hanging out by our old red Chevrolet truck.

Again, in November of 2015, I talked about our old red Chevrolet truck in a blog post.  It was used in today’s feature, which is called “Joseph’s Flashback.”  I didn’t have a photo of the red truck when I wrote that blog post back then, so I decided to include a photo of it in today’s blog post.

If you’d like to see the blog post from November of 2015, click on this link here …
Joseph’s Flashback: I remember seeing an old red truck from the ’80s! (November 6, 2015)

Remembering Pauline One Year Later

One year ago today, my aunt, Pauline Danesky, passed away at the age of 88.  She was also my neighbor here on National Hill for over 20 years.  I was able to say good-bye to her at a funeral home in Bridgeville just days after she died.  She was laid to rest the next morning.  I haven’t visited her grave site yet, but hopefully, I can do that just as soon as the weather gets warmer.  I will remember Pauline for a long time.

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Goodbye, KQV

I don’t usually talk about radio stations on my blog, but since one of my favorite radio stations is signing off in less than two weeks, I would like to talk about my memories of listening to a radio station called KQV.

A few years ago, I would sometimes listen to KQV whenever I wanted to hear the news reports.  I liked most of the disc jockeys that were on there back then.  I sometimes listen to it today … and some of those disc jockeys are still here today.  Sadly, once 2018 starts, I will not be able to listen to KQV anymore.

There’s actually a bit of irony here.  Recently, I went into Downtown Pittsburgh with my relatives … and we ate at the Bruggel’s Bagel Shop, which is located in the Chamber of Commerce Building in Downtown Pittsburgh.  Believe it or not, KQV’s old studios were in that space for a while … and, while I was eating my breakfast there, I was able to watch the cars go past the building.  I was also able to look at the Centre City Towers while I was eating my breakfast then … and KQV’s studios are in that building today.

Anyway, I will miss listening to KQV whenever it signs off in less than two weeks.  I will remember this station for a long time.  Whenever I go to Bruggel’s Bagel Shop in Downtown Pittsburgh again, I will always think of KQV being in that space many years ago.

Joseph’s Flashback: I visited my aunt whenever I was younger!

For over 25 years, I would be able to stay at my aunt’s house, which is located in Green Tree, for several days at at time.  At first, I would stay there on weekends during the school year … and, then in the summer time, I would stay there for a week, if I wanted to.  I first started watching cable TV at my aunt’s house … and I would watch certain channels there almost religiously.

Just over two years ago, I decided to stop doing that because I was getting too old to do that … and I also wanted to focus more of my time on making posts for this blog.  Of course, if I do go on vacations, I will write exciting blog posts ahead of time.  Back in February of 2015, I had no blog posts for you guys while I was away for several days.  That’s what prompted me to stop spending nights at my aunt’s house.

I do keep in touch with my aunt whenever I can … and I go get to spend time with her whenever I can.  I still go to her house during the day, whenever I can, especially on Christmas Eve.  She is a terrific person.

Joseph rode on McKnight Road for the first time ever!

On Saturday evening, I was going to Scarlett’s third birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s.  A lot of my relatives and their friends were there as well.  Now, it was originally supposed to be in Bridgeville, but at the last minute, they moved it to the North Hills.  That change in venue prompted me to make history in a way.

I have lived in Pittsburgh my whole time.  I have seen most of Allegheny County in one form or another over the past 31 years of my life.  I have traveled on many of our area’s roadways over the years, but there is one road that I have never been on before until Saturday evening.  That road is McKnight Road.

Sure, I have heard of McKnight Road many times over the years, but I have never ridden on it before in my life.  I also saw parts of it while I was riding along the Parkway North with my relatives.  I was able to ride on McKnight Road for the very first time in my short life on Saturday.  It was rather interesting, to say the least.  I also got to see the signs for Ross Park Mall while I was riding on the roadway.  I have never been to that mall before in my life, but hopefully, I’ll be able to go there in the future.

Will I ever ride on McKnight Road again in the future?  Uh … maybe.

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