Now, last August, I bumped into both Karen and Kevin Maurer while I was at South Fayette Community Day. Both of them were teachers in the South Fayette School District … and I would have them for classes at various times while I was a student in the school district. Now, as it turns out, the Maurers have two children and at least one grandchild. One of their children is a son named Kevin … and I had the honor of meeting him at Railyard Grill and Tap Room on September 6, 2019. He is the assistant principal at South Fayette Middle School.
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)
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.
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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During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I will give you chances to revisit some of my past blog posts … and, throughout June, I will give you chances to revisit posts from my blog’s fourth year. Today, I will give you a chance to revisit the last blog post from my blog’s fourth year. It’s from August of 2018.
Today, I’d like to talk about a blog post, which is entitled “‘Remember your pleases and thank yous.'” One of my teachers said that quote whenever we were downstairs at the Heinz History Center back in the 2000s. The quote hasn’t really stuck with me too much, until recently. When I went to school, I didn’t like it whenever people said “please” and/or “thank you” to me too much, but now, as an adult, I’m urging people to say them to me regularly … and I say them at least 50 percent of the time. In fact, I liked the quote so much that I accidentally said it to a TV personality on Facebook Live just last Summer. It sort of slipped out. I apologized to the TV personality on Twitter not long after my “slip-up” … and, luckily, it went well. This quote is a fantastic quote, to say the least.
Now, this July, I will give you a chance to revisit some of my blog posts from my blog’s fifth year … and some of them may be interesting.
In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around June 28th in previous years …
Joseph’s New Colussy Chevrolet Shirt (June 29, 2018)
This dude still has class! (June 28, 2017)
Joseph’s Recovery From Lyme Disease (Part 2) (June 28, 2016)
I have two white tank tops at home! (June 28, 2015)
This Is Our Shed (My 175th Blog Post) (June 29, 2015)
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. …
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During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I will give you a chance to revisit some of my posts from my blog’s fifth year. Today, I will give you another chance to revisit a post from my blog’s third year. I wrote the post in January of 2007 and it’s entitled “Celebrating 10 years of friendship.”
In the blog post, I was talking about my 10-year friendship with Justin McKean. We became friends at South Fayette High School on January 23, 2007 … and he was one of the three substitute teachers that I had on that day. All three of my regular teachers were off on that day. Since then, we keep in touch with each other as often as possible. Over the past 12 years, I have talked with him in e-mails and on Social Media … and I do bump into him in person either once or twice a year, mainly at our local festivals. He is also able to be cool, casual and classy on some occasions … and, in some ways, he has inspired me to follow suit in a way. Since I wrote this blog post more than two years ago, Justin is currently not a fellow WordPress blogger like he was back in early 2017. That may change in the future. All in all, Justin is a terrific friend … and I will try to bump into him at least one time this Summer.
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 17th in previous years …
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: Joseph’s leather jacket (May 18, 2018)
I saw more nice-looking clouds recently! (May 17, 2017)
My 30th birthday gifts (May 17, 2016)
The sky is orange … and the clouds are dark! (May 17, 2015)
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: My computer room’s chair (May 18, 2017)
Ten years ago today, I became friends with one of the coolest and classiest people that I have ever known … and his name is Justin McKean. On that day, he was one of the three substitute teachers that I had while I went to South Fayette High School on that day.
Since January 23, 2007, Justin has been my teacher, my friend and also my fellow blogger … and we still keep in touch with each other regularly. We also bump into each other once or twice a year at local festivals.
Back in July of 2016, I bumped into Justin at McSummerfest … and we took a selfie while we were there one evening.
On July 5, 2016, I bumped into Justin McKean at McSummerfest in McDonald, PA. We have been friends in one form or another for almost 10 years now. Since 2007, he has been my…
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Today, I am writing my first blog post of 2019 … and I would like to start the year off by telling you about a person that I bumped into while I was walking through Bridgeville Giant Eagle on Christmas Eve. I also bumped into this person at Bob Evans, which is located on Route 50 near Kirwan Heights. The person’s name is Victor Iagnemma. He’s a teacher at South Fayette High School … and we works mainly in the school’s athletic wing. You’ll usually find him in either the gym or the fitness center. Well, anyway, while I bumped into him at Bridgeville Giant Eagle, I snapped a selfie with him … and you’ll see it below this part of the blog post.
I hope you guys will be able to check out at least one of my blog posts in 2019. My blog will celebrate its fifth anniversary on August 24th … and, as we get closer to that anniversary, I will give you guys lots of surprises.
In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around January 2nd in previous years …
Joseph is wearing his classy cardigan sweater! (January 2, 2018)
I’d like to see some dark clouds in this sunset! (January 3, 2017)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s 14th Year On Earth (January 3, 2016)
I will be getting a new neighbor soon! (January 2, 2015)
The best of “Mr. Classy” (January 4, 2017)
Today, as we wrap up the month of July together, I would like to tell you about a terrific lady named Carol Kurchena. For years, she worked at South Fayette Elementary School … and she was one of the teachers there whenever I went to that school. I may have had her for a class or two back in the ’90s. I bumped into her in September of 2016 whenever I went to the Iron Creek Bar and Grille with my relatives … and, just a few days ago, I bumped into her at Bridgeville Giant Eagle … and I snapped a selfie with her. You can see it below this blog post.
Over the years, I have been able to bump into some very interesting people whenever I would go to various places in the Pittsburgh area … and, last Wednesday, I was able to bump into two people while I was at Kohl’s. At around 10:00 a.m. on April 18th, I went to the Kohl’s store in Robinson Township … and, while I was there, I bumped into two people. Those people are Sharon Hohn and Charlene Josey. I did snap selfies whenever I bumped into these people … and those photos will appear below this blog post. I guess you could say I got “two for the price of one” that day. (No pun intended.)
You just never know who you will bump into whenever you go somewhere!
A few weeks ago, while I was at the Bob Evans restaurant in Bridgeville, I bumped into a teacher that I had not seen in over 10 years. Well, yesterday, while I was at Colussy Chevrolet in Bridgeville, I bumped into a teacher that I had not seen since at least the late ’90s. He was actually one of my teachers at South Fayette Middle School. In fact, some of my relatives had him while they were in school as well. Two of those people are regular followers of my blog. That teacher’s name is John Petersavage, who is also known as “Mr. Pete” to his students and some of his fellow teachers and workers.
It’s always exciting whenever I get to bump into people at various places in and around the Pittsburgh area. You never know who I might be bumping into next. It might be someone that I hadn’t seen since … the 1980s.
In the first part of this two-part blog post, I told you about a person who became one of my Facebook friends on August 24, 2014, which is also the day that I started this blog. Well, today, in the second part of this two-part blog post, I’d like to tell you about a teacher who became one of my friends on LinkedIn on August 24, 2014.
Now, I didn’t have this teacher for any of my classes while I was at South Fayette High School in the 2000s, but I would sometimes see this person whenever I would walk around the high school. The person’s name is Joseph Silhanek. We became friends on LinkedIn on August 24, 2014.
Thank you for checking out my two-part blog post on my blog this week. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do. I will give you guys some more interesting blog posts, beginning next week. Enjoy your day!