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Joseph used a cleaner that smelled like vinegar in his “computer room” recently!

In my last blog post, I told you guys about a product that I really like a lot. It’s called “Window Clean,” which is from L.A.’s Totally Awesome. This window cleaner is Ammonia Free and it smells like vinegar. I told you that I used it on the windows that are in our dining room and in our living room. The product smells nice, to say the least. I ended yesterday’s blog post by saying that I would clean my computer room’s windows with that cleaner at around 6:00 that evening … and I was able to keep that promise.

I was able to clean my windows with ease by using that product. It was fantastic to say the least … and most of the dust that was on my windows ended up on the paper towels that I was using while I was cleaning the windows yesterday evening. I cleaned the window that was closest to our driveway … and then I cleaned the top half of the other window that’s in my “computer room.” I finished cleaning the other window this morning. Again, the dust went on the paper towels that I was using while I was cleaning with that product.

All in all, I like L.A.’s Totally Awesome Window Clean, which smells like vinegar … and you can find it at Dollar Tree. I plan on using that product again in the future. I hope you guys like it as much as I do.

Now, I’d like to show you a photo of that product as I wrap up the blog post.

This product, which is called Window Clean, is from a company called L.A.’s Totally Awesome. The cleaner is Ammonia Free … and it smells like vinegar. Over the past few days or so, I have cleaned the windows that are in the dining room, the living room and my “computer room” with this product. I hope you guys like it … and I hope you will buy this product at Dollar Tree soon.

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Joseph Is Celebrating National Orange Juice Day Today!

Today is May 4th, which is “Star Wars” day.  You may hear someone say, “May the fourth be with you” at least once today.  Now, there is another special day that gets celebrated on May 4th, which is today.  I had never heard of this day before, until this morning whenever I read about it on Social Media.  Today is National Orange Juice Day.  This one might be a breeze because I’m trying to drink orange juice whenever I can … and, this morning, I was able to drink a small cup of Tropicana Orange Juice in a small coffee cup.

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May 4th is National Orange Juice Day. Now, on May 4, 2020, I drank a small cup of Tropicana Orange Juice in a small coffee cup. I’m drinking to drink orange juice as often as I can.

As we celebrate National Orange Juice Day, I hope you guys were able to drink a glass of orange juice today.  It’s a fantastic drink … and I think more people should try to drink it whenever they possibly can.  It might even put a smile on your face!

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Does Joseph Like Soap Operas?

Back in the 1930s, Procter and Gamble, the company that makes fantastic products like Crest toothpaste, Tide laundry detergent and Ivory soap, invented soap operas.  The first soap opera was a soap opera called “Painted Dreams,” which premiered on the radio in 1930 … and, for 90 years, we have had some fantastic soap operas on both radio and on TV.

Over the years, I have watched some soap operas, including “The Young and the Restless,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Another World,” “Passions,” “Days of our Lives,” “General Hospital,” “One Life To Live,” “All My Children,” “Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns,” just to name a few.  Only four of these soap operas are still on TV … and you can find them on your local stations on weekday afternoons.

If I have to pick a soap opera that I like the best out of all of them, I would probably have to say “General Hospital.”  It premiered on ABC back on April 1, 1963 … and this is no April Fools’ joke.  Tomorrow, the soap opera will turn 57 years old.  Only “Guiding Light” has reached the 57-year mark on TV.  It did so on June 30, 2009, nearly three months before the show ended its long run.  Two more soap operas aired for 50 or more years.  “Days of our Lives,” which is still on NBC, has aired for more than 54 years … and “As the World Turns,” which ended its run nearly 10 years ago in September of 2010, aired for 54 years.  Now, “Coronation Street,” which airs in England, has been on the air for nearly 60 years.

So, do I like soap operas?  Well, sometimes I do … and sometimes I don’t.  Of course, you don’t have to watch soap operas just on weekday afternoons anymore.  Now that all four soap operas are now viewable both on demand and online, you can watch them anytime, even on weekends.  They’re that good.

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Staying safe during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Now, for the past several days now, lots of people have been talking about the Coronavirus Outbreak that’s been sweeping through our country in one form or another … and they have been seen stories about it just about every day for the past few days or so.  Now, the Coronavirus is in Pennsylvania and it’s also in Allegheny County, so a lot of people, including myself, are doing whatever they can to stay safe during this Outbreak.  That means a lot of us will have to stay home as much as possible for the next few days or so … and many of us won’t be able to work for a while.

This past Friday, for the first time in quite some time, I was able to stay home for the entire day on a Friday.  I was not able to work at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville then since the store would be closed for the next few days.  I am doing everything I can to stay safe during this Coronavirus Outbreak … and I hope you guys are also.

Now, as you may have guessed, I write all of my blog posts at home on my computer, which, of course, is in my “computer room.”  I generally write four or five blog posts on my blog every week … and I will still write blog posts for you guys while I’m in my “computer room.”  I know you guys like my posts a lot … and I hope you guys will like the posts that I write down as we continue to deal with this Outbreak.

Enjoy your day … and stay safe as we continue to deal with this Coronavirus Outbreak.  We will try very hard to get through it.  Yes, I will continue to write my blog posts at home.

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Joseph Has A Question For You: What should Joseph do in his “computer room” in the early evening hours?

Now, the days are starting to get a little bit longer … and it may be hard for me to stay indoors after my “cut-off times,” but I’m doing a good job in doing so so far.  My outdoor “cut-off” times are 2:30 p.m. on weekdays and 5:00 p.m. on weekends.  I will try to keep myself busy in my “computer room” in the early evening hours … and I have a question about it today.

Here’s my question … what should I do in my “computer room” in the early evening hours?  I may clean a little bit and give myself “me time” while I’m in my “computer room” in the early evening hours, but you guys can give me suggestions as well.

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I saw dark clouds and snow over the weekend!

Now, over the weekend, we had a little bit of everything in the skies above Pittsburgh.  Now, on two of those days, we had gloomy mornings and nice, sunny afternoons.  On Saturday, the skies were generally clear all day long, to say the least.  Now, let me show you what I saw on both Friday and on Sunday.

This past Friday morning, before I started working at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville, I saw a lot of dark clouds in the skies above Great Southern Shopping Center.  Now, in the two photos that I snapped that morning, I also saw some grey clouds and white clouds … and the skies were both grey and blue at that time.  Now, whenever I left work that afternoon, it was nice and sunny outside!  Friday ended up being a nice day after all.

Yesterday morning, I saw some snow on our property.  We didn’t get a whole lot of snow that morning … and I was still able to see some grass in our backyard.  There was a coating of snow on our deck as well … and the items that were on our deck were covered with snow as well.  Not long after I snapped these two pictures, the snow melted, the sun came out and it warmed up just a little bit.  As we get closer to Spring, let me remind you that on some days, we may get a little bit of everything in the same day.

Next time, I will write my 1,325th blog post … and I will give you a hint.  It will be about one of my favorite shirts ever.

Stay safe, my friends!

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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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Joseph Goes To Another Waffle House Location!

On February 25, 2020, I went to the other Waffle House restaurant, which is located in Washington, PA.  This one is located near the now-closed Washington Mall.  Exactly two weeks earlier, I went to the one that’s located on the same road as The Meadows Casino, which is Racetrack Road.  Now, I am pleased to announce that I have been to both Waffle House locations, which are located in and around Washington, PA.  The restaurants are fantastic … and the food and the service are both excellent in these restaurants.

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On February 25, 2020, I went to Waffle House, which is located near the now-closed Washington Mall in Washington, PA. Two weeks earlier, I went to the other Waffle House, which is located on Racetrack Road near The Meadows Casino. This restaurant is fantastic … and I may go there again in the future.

Now, whenever I went to Waffle House near the now-closed Washington Mall this past Tuesday, I had decaf coffee, two sausage patties, scrambled eggs and a waffle.  I had breakfast items there since I was there in the middle of the morning.  The food was good, to say the least.

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Whenever I went to Waffle House near the now-closed Washington Mall in Washington, PA, on February 25, 2020, I had two sausage patties, decaf coffee, scrambled eggs and a waffle. The food was fantastic, to say the least.

As you can see here, I really like Waffle House a lot … and I have been able to visit both Waffle House locations in and around Washington, PA.  It’s hard for me to pick the best one out of these two locations, but if I had to pick one, I would have to pick the one that’s by The Meadows Casino.  Of course, I will do my best to go to both Waffle House locations in Washington, PA, again in the future … and I will eat lunch items whenever I go to these places again.

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On February 25, 2020, I went to Waffle House near the now-closed Washington Mall in Washington, PA. I have been to both Waffle House locations in and around Washington, PA … and I will try to visit them again in the future.

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Joseph Goes To Waffle House!

On February 11, 2020, I went to Waffle House in the late morning hours with two of my relatives.  The Waffle House that I went to late that morning is located on Racetrack Road in North Strabane Township, which is in Washington County.  There are actually two Waffle House locations near Washington, PA.  The other one is located near the now-closed Washington Mall in South Strabane Township.

Now, I’d like to show you a photo of the outside part of Waffle House in North Strabane Township.

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I went to Waffle House in North Strabane Township with two of my relatives on February 11, 2020. This is one of two Waffle House locations in and around Washington, PA. The other one is by the now-closed Washington Mall in South Strabane Township.

I had some breakfast items while I was there.  I had decaffeinated coffee, scrambled eggs, hash browns, white toast, sausage patties and, of course, a waffle while I was at Waffle House last Tuesday.  The food was fairly good, to say the least … and the service was fantastic.  We got our food items fairly quickly.

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On February 11, 2020, while I was at Waffle House in North Strabane Township, I had decaffeinated coffee, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, white toast, hash browns and, of course, a waffle. The food there is fantastic.

I like Waffle House a lot … and I will go there again in the future.  Of course, I will try to go to the one that’s near the now-closed Washington Mall someday … and I will let you go if I go there.

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I really enjoyed myself at Waffle House in North Strabane Township on February 11, 2020. I will be going there again in the future … and I may also go to the one that’s by Washington Mall in South Strabane Township in the future.

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This Is How Joseph Spent His Day Off From Work Recently

This past Friday, I took a personal day from work.  I asked for that day off.  I have been at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx as a “regular worker” for nearly 13 years … and even the best workers, if I can call myself one, has to take a day off in this manner.  Well, I don’t like to stay at home on Fridays, whether or not I have to work, so I was able to be out and about for about 3 1/2 hours or so this past Friday.  I was out and about from around 9:45 in the morning until around 1:30 in the afternoon.

I went to both South Hills Village and Village Square in the South Hills this past Friday.  I went to both of those malls with my grandmother.  Our first stop was Macy’s.  I explored all three floors of the store while I was there.  They have a lot of neat things there, including Lens Crafters, Sunglass Hut, Finish Line, a hair salon and Macy’s Backstage.  Macy’s Backstage is like T.J. Maxx in several ways.  Like T.J. Maxx, they have fantastic items at fairly low prices.  While I was walking around the store’s first floor, I noticed that they also had a little coffee shop near one of the store’s entrances.  I had never noticed it there before … and I think they may have put it there recently.

At around 11:15 that morning, I went to the food court at South Hills Village.  I went to Noodles and Company while I was there.  I had Wisconsin-style Mac and Cheese and Chicken Noodle Soup while I was at that restaurant.  I also had a bottle of water while I was there.

Then, after lunch, I went to American Greetings, which is located near the entrance to the food court.  That store is closing its doors there in the near future.  I personally like the Hallmark store better … and that store is on the second floor of the mall … and it’s near the entrance to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

At around noon time, we went over to Village Square … and we spent a few minutes at Kohl’s.  I really enjoyed myself while I was at Kohl’s.  Now, while I was over by the registers that are by the store’s back entrance, someone said “Joseph” into the phone that was in the department that I was in at that store.  It kind of spooked me.  Maybe the phone knew who I was.

Before my special day off from work ended that afternoon, I went back over to Macy’s at South Hills Village … and I was able to spend a few short minutes in that store.

So, overall, I had a fantastic day off from work.  I will be going back to work again at around 10:00 on Friday morning.  It will be my first day there in two weeks.  After all, I have to use my personal hours sparingly.