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Joseph Needs A Haircut During The COVID-19 Outbreak

For just over two months now, I have not been able to leave my house except to get the mail at my mailbox, which is within walking distance of my home.  It’s near the mailboxes of the other houses that are in my part of National Hill.

I had not gotten a haircut since January of this year … and my hair has grown considerably over the past four months or so.  Well, yesterday morning, my long hair was about to leave my head because I would get a much-needed haircut in my living room.

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On May 18, 2020, I snapped this selfie in my “computer room,” just about four hours before I got my much-needed haircut at home.

At around 4:40 or so yesterday morning, I snapped a selfie in my “computer room” … and I would get a much-needed haircut about four hours later.  I am going to show you my haircut now.  I hope you guys like it as much as I do.

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On May 18, 2020, I got a much-needed haircut in my living room. How do you guys like this haircut?

As you can see, my hair has gotten pretty long during the COVID-19 Outbreak … and I think my hair was approaching my eyebrows and my ears.  Well, luckily, my hair did get short after I got my haircut, but as I type today’s blog post for you guys, it may be getting just a little bit longer again.  Hopefully, I can get my haircut in a public place again sometime in the future.  Until then, I will probably get my haircuts at home.

I would also like to thank my mother, Susan Pratt, who is one of my blog’s followers, for giving me my much-needed haircut at home yesterday morning.  It took several minutes for me to say good-bye to my long hair.

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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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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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Joseph Likes To Watch WQED on weekends!

This week, I am giving my computer a break … and, today, I will write a fantastic blog post for you guys.  Earlier this week, I used one of my features in a blog post … and, today, I will talk about something that I like to do on weekends.

Now, on weekends, whenever they’re not showing programs that would air during the pledge drives, I will watch WQED for several hours in various rooms of my house.  Now, on Saturdays, WQED doesn’t show children’s programs on the channel … and I will be able to watch some cooking shows and home improvement shows whenever I get bored.  I will watch it for several minutes at a time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays … and, then, from around 2 until 5 on Saturday afternoons, I will watch Channel 13 while I use my computer.  The shows are very informative … and I happen to like most of them, especially “This Old House” and “The Woodwright’s Shop.”  Now, on Sunday afternoons, I will watch WQED for at least three hours or so while I use my computer, but, if they’re showing the long-form pledge drive programs, I will watch Create, which is on Comcast Channel 201, if I see anything interesting on there.  On Sundays, WQED airs children’s programs on Sunday morning … and, then, they show local programs for a while.  I’ll watch one or two of their local shows on Sundays, especially if it’s one of Rick Sebak’s programs.  Then, I’ll leave Channel 13 on if I see a show that looks interesting enough for me to watch.  Otherwise, I’ll probably switch over to Create for a while and watch some things on there for a while.

If any of my Pittsburgh friends need something on watch on weekends, since there won’t be too many interesting sporting events on our local channels for a while, may I suggest watching WQED for a while on weekend afternoons?  I know I will do just that.

This Sunday morning, at around 5:00, I will start using my computer again … and, at 7:00 that morning, I will tell you about the blog posts that I’ll be writing down in February of 2020.  Enjoy your day, my friends!

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Joseph Is Seeing Tap That On The Outside!

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On October 5, 2019, while I was mailing a letter at Cuddy Post Office, I was able to snap this photo of Tap That, which is located next to the post office in Cuddy. This is the outside of the building. Hopefully I can eat there in the near future.

Now, back in August of this year, the Iron Creek Bar and Grille, which was in Cuddy for nearly nine years, became a fairly classy restaurant called Tap That.  Now, I was not able to see the building in person until October 5, 2019, whenever I was mailing a letter outside of the Cuddy Post Office.  While I was standing outside of the post office, I was able to snap a photo of the building that Tap That has been housed in for the past two months.  Now, in the past, it has been called several different restaurants, including Mariani’s Italian Restaurant, Iron Creek Bar and Grille and Ferguson’s Pub.

Now, I went to this place whenever it was called the places that I just mentioned in this post … and, hopefully, I can go there as Tap That at some point in the near future.  If I do go there, I will try to snap a selfie while I’m there … and I will talk about my experiences of eating there in a future blog post.

So far, Tap That is a fantastic restaurant … and, by looking at the photos of the restaurant on Social Media, you can easily tell that they didn’t change it too much.  Sure, they may have painted a wall or two, but, the inside of the restaurant hasn’t really changed too much since the Iron Creek Bar and Grille left the building this past Summer.  I can’t wait to see the inside of the restaurant in person someday, but, for the time being, I will just show you what it looks like on the outside.

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Joseph Celebrates His Blog’s Fifth Anniversary At Fairview Park!

On August 24, 2019, this blog, which is called “Joseph Pratt’s Interests And Some Other Things,” turned five years old … and, as you might have guessed, I celebrated the milestone at home that morning … and, that afternoon, I celebrated the milestone at Fairview Park.  It was one of the most exciting days of my life.  Whenever I went to Fairview Park for three hours on that day, I was able to go to South Fayette’s Community Day … and I bumped into some of my friends while I was there.  I also bumped into a local congressman while I was at Fairview Park.  I also bumped into a meteorologist from an out-of-town TV station, which is actually quite viewable here in southwestern Allegheny County.

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On August 24, 2019, I went to South Fayette’s Community Day, which was in Fairview Park. I also celebrated my blog’s fifth anniversary while I was there.

I also saw some fantastic-looking clouds in the skies above Fairview Park while I was at Community Day.

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I saw these clouds in the skies above Fairview Park on August 24, 2019. The clouds here are white and grey … and I saw some “blue holes” in the clouds as well.

Now, while I was at this event, I bumped into some of my friends … and I was also able to snap a selfie with a few of my friends while I was there.  Some of those friends are Dustin Lunn, Michael Meehan and Katie Meehan.

I also bumped into Congressman Conor Lamb, who is from the South Hills.

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On August 24, 2019, I introduced myself to Congressman Conor Lamb, who is actually from the South Hills.

While I was at this event, I happened to bump into a TV meteorologist.  Now, this weatherman is not on one of our TV stations here in Pittsburgh, but this station is actually quite viewable in southwestern Allegheny County.  The weatherman’s name is Jeff Oechslein, who is the morning meteorologist at WTOV, which is the NBC affiliate in Steubenville, Ohio.  Let me explain this situation to you.  More than 15 years ago, I was able to watch WTOV on our TVs at my house before we started to get cable TV on just about every TV set in our house.  I would sometimes watch Jeff on the station’s morning newscast … and, in a way, that’s how I recognized this weatherman.

All in all, I had a fantastic day at Fairview Park on August 24, 2019.  I would like to say thank you to the people who were able to bump into me at this event back then … and I would like to say all of you for allowing me to have a blog for five years.  It has grown gracefully since August of 2014.

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Joseph Visits Crazy Horse Coffee (Part 1)

On May 18, 2019, I went to Crazy Horse Coffee, which is located on Route 19 near Washington, PA.  It’s in a relatively new shopping center called Park Place Shopping Center.  This is not too far away from the Meadows Racetrack and Casino.  Since I may be visiting this place more than once, I will be turning my visits to this coffee shop into a two-part blog post.  I will talk about my first visit to Crazy Horse Coffee in the first part of this two-part blog post.

Now, I was able to check out the coffee shop whenever I went there for the first time last month.  While I was there, I had a small decaf latte.  It was pretty good.  They have a little bit of everything here, including snacks, some breakfast sandwiches and, of course, coffee.  There is also a private meeting room there, but while I was there, it was not open.  I was not able to see the meeting room in person; however, I was able to see photos of it on Social Media.  It looks fantastic, nonetheless.

Crazy Horse Coffee is owned by a former veteran named James Bendel, who is from the Pittsburgh area.  I didn’t get to meet the coffee shop’s owner while I was there last month, but, hopefully, I can do that whenever I go there again next time.  Hopefully, I can say that I met the owner whenever I write the second part of this blog post next time.  If I’m unable to do so, I will describe the coffee shop in detail in the second part of this blog post.

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This is Crazy Horse Coffee, which is located near Washington, PA. It looks fantastic on the outside.
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On May 18, 2019, I went to Crazy Horse Coffee, which is located near Washington, PA. I had a small decaf latte while I was there.

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 24th in previous years …
Let’s Make Some Things Clear (June 24, 2018)
Joseph’s new T-shirt from Ralph Lauren (June 22, 2017)
Joseph’s Flashback: Joseph is writing in a journal! (June 22, 2016)
Joseph Has A Question For You: Should I wear my black golf shirt with jeans or shorts today? (June 24, 2015)
This sunset is full of some unique-looking clouds! (June 25, 2015)

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Say hello to Dom Lazzini

Over the weekend, I saw a lacrosse game at South Fayette Stadium … and I really enjoyed it, even though one of South Fayette’s Lacrosse teams lost by one point in overtime.  I still like South Fayette’s Lacrosse team a lot.

I bumped into one of this blog’s followers, Chuck Lazzini, while I was at the game … and we both had our green lacrosse pullovers on while we were there.  Also, while I was at the game, I bumped into Chuck’s son, Dom.  Dom is a very classy person.  He’s also a classy lacrosse player.  He played for South Fayette’s lacrosse team in the past … and now he plays for Mount Union’s lacrosse team, which is located in Ohio.  I also wore my Mount Union shirt underneath of my top … and Chuck wore a Mount Union hat that morning.

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On May 4, 2019, while I was watching South Fayette’s lacrosse team play a game at South Fayette Stadium, I bumped into Dom Lazzini, who is the son of one of this blog’s followers, Chuck Lazzini. Dom played for South Fayette’s lacrosse teams in the past and now he plays for Mount Union’s lacrosse team, which is located in Ohio. Chuck and I both had our green lacrosse pullovers on while we were at the game. I wore my Mount Union shirt underneath of my green top and Chuck wore his Mount Union hat.

Next time, I will give you a chance to revisit the first blog post from my blog’s third year.  I wrote it in August of 2016.

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 6th in previous years …
I see all kinds of clouds in the sky! (May 7, 2018)
My birthday presents for 2017 (May 6, 2017)
My new loafers and my new light blue polo shirt (May 6, 2016)
I got new pants for my birthday (part 2) (May 6, 2015)
Joseph’s New Black Nike Shoes (May 7, 2017)

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Meet Our New Bulldog, Brady

Over the weekend, I got a brand-new bulldog.  This bulldog is full of class … and his name is Brady.  Brady is a male English bulldog, he’s three months old and he’s from the state of Ohio.  He first came to our house on Saturday afternoon … and, over the past three days or so, I have gotten used to having him in our house.  I’m able to watch him sleep on the couch in the mornings whenever I’m able to do so … and I’m also able to watch him outdoors whenever the weather is nice.

So, without further ado, I would like you to meet my new bulldog, Brady.

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On March 30, 2019, Brady, who is a male brown and white English bulldog, came to our house. The bulldog is from Ohio … and he’s three months old. He is full of class.

During the day, Brady likes to sleep on our couch … and, for the past two mornings, I have been able to watch him sleep on the couch for a few minutes or so.  It’s gonna take me a while to get used to having him be in our house regularly, but I think I should be able to handle this adjust fairly well.  Me and Brady became fast friends almost immediately this past weekend.

Let me show you three photos of Brady sleeping on our couch.  I snapped these photos both today and yesterday.

I hope you guys like Brady as much as I do.  How do you guys like him?

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around April 2nd in previous years …
Joseph’s 850th Blog Post (April 2, 2018)
My emoji pillow is now in a good spot! (April 3, 2017)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s 27th Year On Earth (April 3, 2016)
I had a fairly interesting day today! (April 2, 2015)
Joseph’s April Fools Day Post: Is this Joseph’s last blog post ever? (April 1, 2017)

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My emoji pillow is now in a good spot!

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Back in February, I got this emoji pillow at the Mardi Gras dance, which took place at the high school one evening. Over the weekend, I finally gave it a proper place for it to be shown properly. I placed it on one of my dining room’s chairs this past Saturday.

Back in February, I got my emoji pillow at the Mardi Gras dance, which took place at the South Fayette High School on a Friday evening.  This past weekend, I was able to find a good place for it … and, just a couple of days ago, I was able to put this pillow on one of the chairs, which is in the dining room.  I sometimes sit on it as well.  I really like this pillow a lot.