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.

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.


Joseph Watches PCNC During The Day

In recent years, I have been able to watch PCNC on my TVs at home on a daily basis.  At my house, it’s on channel 35.  PCNC stands for Pittsburgh Cable News Channel.  I usually just watch it on weekdays, but, sometimes, I’ll watch it on weekends.  I generally watch that channel in my “computer room” while I use my computer.  I’ll also watch it for short amounts of time in my dining room … and, on a few occasions, I’ll watch it for a few minutes in my living room as well.

Now, two years ago, I also made a brief appearance on PCNC while they were talking about The Home and Garden Show.  I appeared on the station for a few seconds or so.


If you guys need something to watch at various points during the day, you should watch PCNC.  It’s a fantastic channel … and it might make your day go by just a little bit faster.  That’s certainly true in my case.

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’s Flashback: Joseph gets star struck at T.J. Maxx!

When I have not been able to see any celebrities from Hollywood during my lifetime, I have been able to see some local celebrities over the years.  I won’t tell you specifically who they are.  Let’s just say that I have seen them at various places in the Pittsburgh area, including Kennywood Park and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.  The celebrities are from various TV and radio stations throughout Pittsburgh.

Now, last Spring, at around this time or so, I actually bumped into a local celebrity while I was working at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx.  I had just finished taking my break at work, when, all of a sudden, I just happened to bump into Christine D’Antonio, who is a reporter for KDKA-TV, which is the CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh.  I told her that I watch her on KDKA regularly.  She is a terrific reporter.

Will I ever get star struck again?  Maybe.  Who knows?

Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: Joseph’s DVDs

I have a lot of DVDs at home … and I have seen most of them since I bought them a long time ago.  I also got some new DVDs for Christmas a few days ago … and I will start putting them to use in a few days.  I will also watch them while I give a computer a break at the end of this month.

The DVDs relax me in a big way.  The time sometimes goes by fast whenever I watch them.

I can’t show you my DVDs in my blog, but I can tell you that my DVDs are about certain things.  There’s a little bit of everything on them.  Most of them are about TV shows and things like that.

The Ten Things That You May Not Know About Joseph Pratt (Part 2)

Today, in the second part of this two-part blog post, I’m going to tell you five more things that you might not know about me.  The first five things may have surprised you … and the other five things may surprise you as well.

6. I don’t like to sleep in a completely dark room.  On some nights, I like to sleep with a night light, which is in my bedroom.  Whenever I go on trips with my relatives, we will leave a light on in a bathroom all night long.  I just don’t want to bump anything at night, that’s all.

7. I eat breakfast twice in the morning.  Let me tell you what I mean by that.  I eat cereal at around 6:05 in the morning … and, then, about 90 minutes later, I will eat two slices of bread.  Of course, I drink 1 1/2 cups of coffee every morning.

8. I’m a classic TV junkie.  For many years, I have been able to watch many classic TV shows on various TV channels.  It’s hard for me to pick an old show that I like, but I have to say that it’s a toss-up between “The Lucy Show” and “The Golden Girls.”  I mainly like programs that make me laugh.

9. I’m a huge Kenny G fan.  When I was a kid, I would hear Kenny G’s song “End of the Night” being played on The Weather Channel … and, since then, I have been a fan of his work.

10. I know most people on National Hill.  Several people, who live on National Hill, know me fairly well … and I know them as well.  They are terrific neighbors and great friends.

Thank you for taking the time to see the ten things that you may or may not know about me.  Did they surprise you in any way?

Enjoy your day, my friends!

Just call me an expert in various things!

Over the years, I have considered myself to be an expert in various things, including TV programs, computers and clothes.  I could talk about things like that for hours, if I ever had the chance to do so.

Of course, I’m also an expert in writing blog posts.  I’ve written more than 650 of them here on WordPress.com over the past three years or so.  I could probably tell you what makes them so unique, if I wanted to, but I don’t think I’ll be doing that anytime soon.  I’ll just talk about TV shows, computers and clothes, for the time being.

My fame actually lasted longer than one second!

On March 5, 2016, I went to the Home and Garden Show … and I happened to be walking past one of Channel 11’s cameras while I was at the show. Later that evening, I appeared on one of PCNC’s newscasts. Several days later, I appeared on Channel 11’s Sunday Morning newscast for a few seconds.

A few days ago, I appeared on one of PCNC’s newscasts for about one second while they were talking about the Home & Garden Show.  Well, one week later, they talked about it again on Channel 11’s Sunday Morning newscasts … and they showed a clip of me walking past one of their cameras … and I was actually on that newscast for about 5-10 seconds or so.  So, my fame actually lasted longer than one second.

Surprisingly, it’s not the first time that I appeared on Channel 11.  I actually appeared on their local portions of the “MDA Telethon” back in the 2000s … and I was putting money into their fish bowl back then.  This time, when I appeared on Channel 11, I didn’t say anything.

My one second of fame

Earlier this week, I went to the Home and Garden Show with one of my relatives.  While I was walking past some of the exhibits, I saw one of Channel 11’s cameras … and I was walking past the camera.  Later that day, I was watching one of PCNC’s newscasts … and they were actually talking about the H&G Show for a few moments … and I happened to air on the station’s newscast for about one second or so.  I was able to see myself on that station very briefly that evening.

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