Joseph’s New LG Television Set

Yesterday afternoon, my “computer room” got a little makeover of sorts.  At around 2:15 yesterday afternoon, I got a new TV set from LG … and, just minutes later, I started putting it to use.  Boy, do I like this set a lot!  It talks whenever you use the TV’s features … and I’m also able to use the “sleep timer” feature, which is on the TV.  You can use it for up to 240 minutes, or 4 hours.  Every minute, it tells you how many more minutes the TV will remain on for.  I love this TV … and I plan to use it a lot in the future.

On August 8, 2018, I received a new TV set from LG … and I put it to use almost immediately. I really like it … and I will be using it many times in the future. It talks whenever you use its features … and, whenever you use its sleep timer feature, it will tell you how many minutes the TV will remain on for each and every minute.

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.

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 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.

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