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“Mr. Classy” Returns To Pittsburgh!

On March 12, 2020, “Mr. Classy” was back on the streets of Pittsburgh … and, this time, he was able to wear the grey Nike half-zip pullover with his outfit.

His latest trip to Pittsburgh was not as long as his previous trips were, but it was still a fantastic day, nonetheless.  Now, “Mr. Classy” was walking through the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh for a few minutes that morning.  He would walk to the Port Authority building on Smithfield Street for a few minutes … and, then, after that, he would go to Burlington Coat Factory, which is right down the street from the Port Authority building.  He was at Burlington Coat Factory for a few minutes.

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On March 12, 2020, “Mr. Classy” was at Burlington Coat Factory in Downtown Pittsburgh … and, this time, he wore the grey Nike half-zip pullover with his outfit.

After he went to Burlington Coat Factory, he spend more than a couple of hours at Rivers Casino on the North Shore.  He really enjoyed himself there.

Then, at around 12:45 that afternoon, he walked through the first floor of Fifth Avenue Place for a few short minutes.  This is probably one of the best buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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On March 12, 2020, “Mr. Classy” was walking through the first floor of Fifth Avenue Place in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Now, I am going to give you a little extra thing in this blog post.  Now, “Mr. Classy” did not just visit Downtown Pittsburgh and the North Shore this past Thursday.  At around 2:15 that afternoon, he was able to end his special day by spending a few minutes at Shop ‘n Save in Raceway Plaza.  While he was there, he saw a lot of empty shelves in the store.  That’s because people are preparing for a potential Coronavirus outbreak in this country.  I’m sure a lot of you, including myself, are hearing about Coronavirus in a number of ways.  I hope you will stay safe during this potential outbreak.

On March 12, 2020, “Mr. Classy” visited Shop ‘n Save in Raceway Plaza for a few minutes that afternoon. He saw some empty sleeves in the store then. That’s because people are getting ready for a possible Coronavirus outbreak in our country. Stay safe!

Well, as I wrap up today’s blog post, I hope you guys were able to enjoy hearing about Mr. Classy’s trip to various parts of the Pittsburgh area, which occurred this past Thursday.

“‘Mr. Classy’ says, ‘see you all later!'”

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Walking On The Weekend

Now, over the weekend, we had some fantastic weather here on National Hill … and today’s weather is fantastic as well.  Now, it was cold on Saturday morning … and then it warmed up just a little bit on Saturday afternoon.  Now, I was able to take two walks on Saturday afternoon.  I took the first one at around 2:30 … and, almost two hours later, I took my second walk that day.  I was able to finish my walks before 5:00 since I will not be walking outdoors after 5:00 p.m. on weekends anymore.

Now, yesterday, the weather was nice once again.  It was a chilly morning … and it was a very warm afternoon.  Now, again, I took my first walk of the afternoon at around 2:30 … and, almost two hours later, I took my second walk of the afternoon.  Again, I was able to finish my walks before 5:00 yesterday afternoon.

Now, when it comes to me walking on the weekends, I will have more leeway since I will have a little bit more free time than I have on weekdays.  I will be able to walk outdoors at various times between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekends … and, on weekdays, I will try to walk at different times between 8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Now, that the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, it will be hard for me to stay indoors past my cut-off times, but I will do my very best to do just that.  This way, everybody can relax better in the late afternoon and early evening hours.

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This is Joseph’s Walking Schedule For 2020!

I have now figured out my walking schedule for 2020.  I am no longer taking my evening walks around National Hill.  Now, on weekdays, I will try to walk at various times between 8:15 in the morning and 2:30 in the afternoon.  Now, after 2:30, I will be inside of my home … and I will spend most of that time in my “computer room.”  I will be giving myself some “me time” during the 6:00 hour on weekday evenings.  Later this month, I will ask you guys what I should do in my “computer room” at 6:00 on weekday evenings, since I am not taking my evening walks anymore.

Now, on weekends, I will try to walk at different times between 8:00 in the morning and 5:00 in the afternoon.

Now, I will not be walking every day.  Sometimes, the weather might be bad … or I may just be too busy to walk outdoors in the first place.  If I am unable to walk outdoors on any given day, you will know why.

Of course, I will continue to walk to my mailbox on the days that we get mail.  I am not giving up my walks completely.  I’m just walking at different times of the day, that’s all.

Please enjoy the rest of your day, my friends!

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Joseph Is Celebrating National Umbrella Day!

Today is National Umbrella Day … and, in a way, it’s somewhat appropriate because it rained on National Hill all day long.  While I was walking around my part of National Hill this morning, I was able to hold my Pirates umbrella.  I figured I should celebrate that day in a rather unique way.

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On February 10, 2020, I celebrated National Umbrella Day by using my Pirates umbrella while I walked around my part of National Hill that morning.

After I was able to finish taking my walk on National Umbrella Day, I was able to snap a photo of our backyard.  Over the weekend, it was mostly covered with snow … and, when I snapped a photo of our backyard late this morning, the snow was mostly gone.  There was still a little bit of snow left whenever I snapped the photo.

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On February 10, 2020, I snapped this photo of our backyard. There was just a little bit of snow left whenever I snapped this photo. Over the weekend, it was completely covered with snow.

Next time, I will write my 1,300th blog post.  I can’t tell you what the topic of it will be just yet.  You will have to wait until tomorrow to find out what the topic of my 1,300th blog post will be.

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Here are some more clouds for you to see!

While I was taking my evening walk around National Hill on October 3, 2019, I saw some rather unique-looking clouds in the skies above National Hill.  The clouds here were white, grey and dark grey … and I also saw a shiny hole in the dark grey clouds while I was walking late that afternoon.  I did see some “blue holes” in some of the clouds while I was walking that afternoon.  I also saw some “grey holes” in the clouds just before I finished taking my evening walk this past Thursday.

 

I was able to see some nice-looking clouds in the sky while I was taking my evening walk this past Thursday.  Now, since it’s starting to get dark earlier and earlier, I won’t be taking too many more of my evening walks this year, but I will do my best to take my evening walks in 2020.

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Seeing clouds in my neighborhood

As you probably know, I like seeing some nice-looking clouds in the skies about both Cuddy and National Hill.  If the clouds look really neat, I will snap a photo or two, if I’m able to do so.

Now, from July 17th until August 28th, I was able to snap some photos of the clouds that were in the skies above the two tiny towns … and the clouds were white, grey and dark … and they sometimes had either “blue holes” or “grey holes” in the clouds.

I snapped a picture of the clouds that were in the skies on July 17th.  The clouds were white, dark and grey … and the clouds had “grey holes” and “blue holes” in them.

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I snapped five photos of the clouds that were in the skies on July 24th.  The clouds here were white, grey and dark grey … and I saw some “blue holes” in some of the clouds that day.

I snapped two photos of the clouds that were in the skies on July 30th.  The clouds here were white and grey … and I saw some “blue holes” in some of the clouds.  I also saw little grey clouds inside of the white clouds that day.

I snapped two photos of the clouds that were in the skies on July 31st.  The clouds were white and grey … and I saw some “grey holes” in the clouds that day.

I snapped two photos of the clouds that were in the skies on August 2nd.  The clouds were white, grey, dark grey and just dark.  I saw “grey holes” and “blue holes” in the clouds … and I saw a little dark cloud inside of a white cloud on that day.

I snapped three photos of the clouds that were in the skies on August 7th.  The clouds were white, grey, dark grey and dark.  I saw mainly “grey holes” in some of these clouds that day.

I snapped three photos of the clouds that were in the skies on August 8th.  The clouds were white, grey, dark grey and dark … and I saw some “blue holes” in some of the clouds on that day.

I snapped four photos of the clouds that were in the skies on August 28th.  The clouds were white, grey and dark grey.  I saw a lot of “blue holes” in the clouds on that day.

I hope you guys liked seeing the clouds that were in the skies above National Hill and Cuddy as much as I did.  I apologize if this post is somewhat long, but I wanted to show you the clouds that I saw over the Summer.  I was busy celebrating my blog’s fifth anniversary from late July until late August.  That’s why I wasn’t able to show you these clouds until today.  Thank you for your understanding.

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I may be taking my evening walks again soon!

Late last year, I said that I would no longer take my evening walks around National Hill.  Well, I may rethink that idea in the future.  It actually came to me after I happened to bump into one of my neighbors in Great Southern Shopping Center on Friday morning.  Later that day, I would walk around National Hill for a few minutes … and I would do that a few times over the weekend.  While I was walking, I did some thinking … and, this week, I will be walking around National Hill at around 6:25 in the evening.  If it works, I may start walking at my old time again in the future.  So, obviously, at some point after the Fourth of July, I will start walking at around 5:00 on select afternoons … and I will do that mainly on weekdays.

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On June 17, 2019, at around 6:30 in the evening, I took my first evening walk around National Hill in several months. I said that I would no longer take my evening walks late last year, but I may reinstate them on a regular basis in just a matter of days. Beginning right after the Fourth of July, I will walk at 5:00 on select afternoons, mainly on weekdays.

If you happen to see me walking outdoors one evening this Summer, please say hello to me … and make sure you speak to me in a respectful and friendly manner.

Next time, I will give you a chance to revisit two of my blog posts from my blog’s fourth year.  One is from April of 2018 … and one is from March 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 June 18th in previous years …
Joseph’s 900th Blog Post (June 18, 2018)
I have had a classy friend for one year! (June 18, 2017)
My blog now has at least 20 followers! (June 19, 2016)
Joseph’s Flashback: I Have That White Jacket, Too! (June 18, 2015)
My two new Penguins T-shirts for 2016 (June 16, 2016)

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My walking schedule will change in 2019!

As you know, I am no longer taking my evening walks around National Hill.  I was able to walk around the neighborhood on Sunday afternoon since it was warm and sunny outside.  I know it’s early December, but I just had to do that.  Well, anyway, I will be walking around National Hill several times in 2019 … and I will be changing my walking schedule considerably, so that I do not disturb my friends and neighbors too much.

Here’s my walking schedule for 2019 …

Weekdays: Walk anytime between 9:00 in the morning and 12:30 in the afternoon
Weekends: Walk anytime between 7:30 in the morning and 5:00 in the afternoon

I hope you like this new schedule.  I have some terrific friends and neighbors on National Hill … and I’d like to keep it that way for a long time.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around December 4th in previous years …
A pillowcase is now on my “temporary” pillow! (December 4, 2017)
“Grandmaster Joseph” is in the house! (December 4, 2016)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s Tenth Year On Earth (December 6, 2015)
We’ve had our red truck for one year now! (December 13, 2014)
Blog Post Number 775 (December 5, 2017)

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Blog Post Number 975

Today, I’m writing my 975th blog post for you guys … and I will be making a special announcement.  Some parts of it are good and some parts of it are bad.  I apologize in advance if I get a little bit emotional while I type this blog post.

As you probably know, I have not been taking a lot of my evening walks around National Hill this year.  I’ve been cutting back on them for personal reasons … and, in just a matter of days, I will stop doing that forever.  I won’t stop walking around National Hill completely, though.  I will start walking at other times during the day.  I will probably walk in the late morning hours instead of the late afternoon hours.  This way, I won’t have to disturb too many people while I walk around National Hill.  I do have fantastic neighbors and friends, though.

Thank you all for your understanding.

In tomorrow’s blog post, I will ask you guys a question about my 1,000th blog post, which will be written by me in just a few short weeks.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around October 11th in previous years …
I went to Alexion’s Bar And Grill recently! (October 11, 2017)
Joseph’s First Medical Milestone: I got my tongue operated on 10 years ago today! (October 11, 2016)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s Second Year On Earth (October 11, 2015)
I found a golf ball in my collection that I actually like! (October 12, 2014)
Joseph’s Flashback: Joseph, The Crocodile (October 13, 2015)

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Joseph is trying to get a good shot of some grey clouds!

On July 24, 2018, I was able to take another one of my evening walks around National Hill … and, while I was doing that, I was trying to snap some photos of the grey clouds that I saw while I was walking.  Late that afternoon, I was able to snap three photos of the grey clouds, which were in the skies above Cuddy and National Hill.

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