Friday, May 22, 2015

Big Ole Hairy Friday

Yes it is once again that time of the week that we all look foreword to, when we can take time to cease the labors for the week and take a little bit of needed time out to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is once again the dawn of another weekend, and a Big Ole Hairy Friday and a Three Day Memorial Day Weekend!!!!!!!

Well we are wanting to get out and about this weekend, maybe head somewhere on another road trip and either take our little portable gas grill or a bag of charcoal and the chimney and head somewhere for a little bit of a cookout. We still have not decided where, we are going to have to decide real soon on this so we can plan it out.

We had talked about running to Ohiopyle this weekend with Michelle's sister Chris, but Amanda is finishing up school and they are moving her back home this weekend. She has just finished her first year up of PA school and is returning home to do her clinical work for the next year.

I did text with my Sister Kim a little yesterday, Brittany got a new car as a Graduation gift from her Grandparents. She is now the owner of a brand new Toyota Rav4.

In order to get this three day weekend party started we have to get today in so you it...

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through all if the pictures that I have either taken, scanned or stolen off of the internet through the years. I like to find just one lost moment in time and briefly relive it right here for everyone. Sometimes this is a pretty easy task, and sometimes it's not that easy, one thing that it has never failed to be was a whole lot of fun.

This weeks pic is a picture of my Birthday Girl Sister. It was the picture that I was going to use for my Happy Birthday Blog, but since this goes back till probably the 1970's I thought that this one would be a little more appropriate.

Not sure what year this picture was taken, I just know it was in a big stack of pictures that Jean gave me last year to scan and scan it was what I did.

I'm thinking and or guessing that this was taken either in the late 70's or early 80's and I have no real way to place a time stamp on it. Make sure you wish the Birthday Girl a Happy Birthday today.

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday Pamela Sue Hall McClain

Pam McClain (left)
I would like to take this opportunity to wish my youngest sister Pam a very happy Birthday today as she celebrates her 21st Birthday again just like I do every year.

Pam is always the one you can count on and is always there for anyone and everyone who needs anything. You could not draw up a blueprint for a more lovable sister than my Sister Pam.

I'm not sure what George has in store for Pam today or if they will just wait a few days and celebrate their birthdays together since his is on Saturday. My guess is that the two of them will get together and celebrate them together.

If you happen to see Pam today, make sure that you take a little bit of time out and wish her a very Happy Birthday as she most certainly deserves. it.

Happy Birthday Pam, I hope that you have one of a great day.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hump Day

Well that's two days down, there are two more ahead of after today, now if we can just get up overt this noon time hump we are on the downhill towards another weekend. Tell you what I'll even do, we'll even make this a three day Holiday Weekend just for all my loyal readers. But Wait, we'll even call this the unofficial start of Summer! What a dead.

So much for a comical opening, at least I tried. We are looking at Memorial Day Weekend coming up this weekend, even though it does seem early, this coming Monday will be the last one in May for 2015.

What are everyone's plans for the Memorial Day Weekend? I know Michelle and I have to talk about our plans, I know we mentioned to her Sister about going to Ohiopyle, but that is when we both thought that there were a couple of weekends to go to get there and not this weekend.

Last year we went to Blackwater Falls, so who knows what exactly we will get ourselves into. All I know is I want to eat something coming off of a grill someplace and somewhere. After last weekend and all the running around we did you would think that we would take it easy, but that's just not in our nature.

Let me know what you are doing this weekend in either of the comment sections.

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well after a great weekend, that thing we hate to do (go back to work on Monday) is now behind us and we can start concentrating on Tuesday. I still can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It was a mere 18,797 days ago that I was born.

* It has been 4,020 days since I Graduated from West Virginia University (That means Brittany has 4,018 days to go to catch

* On a early spring night some 2,621 days ago, Michelle and I went out on our very first date.

* It was 1,845 days ago that I wanted to make our dating a little more lasting, so I proposed marriage.

* 1,381 days ago in front of our closest family and friends we had a wedding and a feast at the Marilla Center.

* I have about 6,040 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred here or there.

* I have 226 more days of content to go before my Goodbye 2015 Blog posts. This is where I relive my previous year according to my blog.

* There are 220 more shopping days left until Christmas.

* Only a mere 196 days to go until my birthday

* Our cruise sets sail once again in just 117 more days. Woo Hoo, we're almost getting to a double digit countdown.

* In 109 more days the WVU Football team will open their 2015 season with a game against Georgia Southern.

* I never thought this day would come in 2015, but there are only 86 more days to go until we see Jimmy Buffett in concert again. We really thought he was going to bypass Pittsburgh this year.

* In a mere 79 more days Michelle and I will be celebrating our Fourth Wedding Anniversary.

* The Summer Picnic is a mere 40 days away. I'm hoping to get a better turn out this year, last year was a blast but we are trying to top it.

* Only 33 more days to go until Summer!!!!

* I have written a total of 4,056 blogs for George's Journal. It's taken me about 10 1/2 years to do this, but I'm quite happy that this has been something that I have stayed with.

* There were about 40 names added to the Hall Family Tree  this past week, but was basically the website doing the work for me and me just confirming it. That's 199 people who have been entered so far and that is growing.

* There was a little progress on the Brother Search this week, Carol finally got the paperwork from the Red Cross and she has submitted it to them to get their records. Just waiting on the results before we move forward.

* I have to confess, I pretty much wrote all by blogs up until yesterdays post last week. I knew I was going to have a very busy weekend so I made some generic posts with information to keep it up to date. Sometimes it does a little good to take a small break.

* When Steelers Trivia airs this year, we will be on the fourth weeks show and then go from there. I'll keep everyone updated as to when each show airs. I'm thinking our first show will air August 8th (week 4) and if we win there it will be September 5th for the Semi-Finals and September 12th if we make it to the finals again. Those dates are not set in stone and are just guesses based on a few factors.

* We switched e-mail clients at work this weekend, we have used Groupwise since I have been there and they just switched everything to Office 365. Overall it was a smooth transition, I'm just hoping they can restore my archive that I may need down the road. I tend to archive everything to cover my butt.

* Congratulations to Angela McClain who also graduated this past weekend, next up for this young go-getter is Radiology School.

* Happy Birthday to Trish Rosiak, we miss you.

* Carnival has made their internet plans on boats much more affordable now including the boat that we are going to be on.

* Have a Great Day

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, May 18, 2015

Back to Work

Well it's time to stop all of that fun, celebrating and enjoyment of the weekend and concentrate on putting our noses back on the grindstone for another fun filled week at work so we can keep doing those things on the weekends that give us so much pleasure. I guess without the work week, weekends would just be another day.

It was a very busy weekend for Michelle and I, traveling to Pittsburgh, the Trivia and of course my highlight of the weekend was Brittany's Graduation and everything that took place around Morgantown yesterday. I guess my city can get back to normal for a few months

Overall it was a great weekend, yesterday started with us in Pittsburgh duplicating what we did last year (that means yes we did it again(that's 3 times),  but I can't tell anyone so shhh). We did make it just in time for Brittany's graduation, but traffic was absolutely horrible like I had never seen before.

We are very proud of her, and THAT was the highlight of my weekend.

Have a Great Day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Congratulations Briitany Dae Cummings

It seems like only yesterday that I was showing my Niece Brittany around the WVU Campus. It was 2009 and she was just an incoming Freshman trying to figure out where everything was located on campus as she was getting ready to start her collegiate academic career.

Well it has been a few years and she has stayed dedicated and focused on achieving her degree and joining me as an Alumnus at West Virginia University today.

To say that this makes me very proud is an absolute understatement. I've had three nieces/nephews start college, but she will be the very first one to earn her degree and both Michelle and I will be there with cameras, tripods and camcorders in hand to try to capture the days events.

I was trying to surprise her, but she already knows about it for one of the Graduation Gifts that we are going to give her. Just like I did with my wedding, I've worked with my Congressman and will obtain  one of the flags that flies over the US Capital today and it will be shipped to her probably tomorrow. I knew that there was plenty of time and knew that this is a special day, so I obtained something special for her day for her to remember this day by.

Congratulations Brittany, both Michelle and I are tremendously proud of you and what you have accomplished. Until you have completed your walk down the hallowed hallways and completed the journey it's hard to understand the time, commitment and sacrifice that it takes to achieve this. Brittany, from the bottom of my heart I am very proud of you.

This is your day girl, savor every last second of it as you have earned it.

See you this afternoon.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pittsburgh Bound

It's another road trip for us this weekend, we're heading off to Pittsburgh to tape the McDonalds KDKA Pittsburgh Steelers Trivia Show this weekend at KDKA studios.

This will be the fourth time we have competed in the tournament and have won it twice including being the defending Champions. We came in third two years ago, but Chris wanted to go to training camp and we stumbled out of the blocks that year.

Who knows what this year contains for us, but we will be taping our first round game this afternoon against only one other team so far and that will be Porter's Posse. If we advance then we will be taping again tomorrow morning but we are staying in Pittsburgh regardless this evening. We'll actually be staying in Greentree at our hotel, so that will be easy access on and off the parkway so to speak. It's a new hotel and we are getting a free room with my IHG annual rewards as I get one free night a year and they resets some time in early September before our cruise.

Have a great day.