Friday, October 31, 2014

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.

I'm actually off today myself, I have my week in and am using today for a Colonoscopy Procedure that I will have done today. I had to miss trick or treating last night in preparation for this procedure. Hopefully everything goes well.

Looking for a little High School Football action? Look no further than right here, tonight Clay Battelle travels to Notre Dame to play. Tonight is also the MoHawk Bowl, the crosstown rivalry between Morgantown High and University High and it takes place at Pony Lewis Field at 7:30 this evening. University High is on a playoff run and the Mohigans have probably had their worst record in 20+ years at 4-5 right now. I'm cheering for my Alma Mater, but something tells me that this is University High's year.

If you are looking for College Football action this week, Morgantown is the place to be. On the Mountainlaire they have set up Tent City, these are people hoping to get the best locations when College Game Day broadcasts for the second time from Morgantown tomorrow for our game with TCU. This will be our fourth game against a top 10 team this season and we have another one looming in two weeks with Kansas State. Hopefully this will be an exciting weekend in Morgantown.

Have a great day, I'm not looking forward to

Oh no oh no

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through some of the pictures that I have either taken, scanned or stolen off of the internet through the years and find one special picture that stands out. Little lost moments in time from yesterday caught with a Cameras lens and relived right here in my blog. Sometimes it's pretty easy to find that one special picture and sometimes it's not that easy, one thing it consistently is however is a whole lot of fun.

This weeks picture takes us back to 2011, it was Mine and Michelle's Honeymoon and we went to Ocean City, Maryland for a few days. Every morning I would make Michelle get up and go down to the beach with me so that we could watch the sun rise over the ocean. An almost majestic view a it is something that I love to do (I'm 0-21 on cruise ships watching the sun rise due to clouds).

I believe that this picture was taken there our last day, right before we started to head back home. We wanted to see the sun rise one final time and that is when this picture was taken. It was an eventful week of run, run and more run for us, but it was a memorable honeymoon.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wisdom Wednesday

* -40 Celsius and -40 Fahrenheit are the same temperature.

* The Ottoman Empire still existed the last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series.

* It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose.

* Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

* In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

* Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

* The "pound" key on your keyboard (#) is called an octotroph.

* The "dot" over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

* If you passed gas consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

* There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

* No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

* A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

* A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

* There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

* The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

* Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

* Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them. (The suits or the astronauts?)

* Money isn't made out of paper; it's made out of cotton.

* The US interstate highway system requires that one mile in every five be straight. These straight sections function as airstrips in times of war and other emergencies.

* A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

* A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

* 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

* A strawberry is not actually a berry, but a banana is.

* During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.....well not all

* There are three golf balls sitting on the moon.

* The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

* All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill. (I lost a $5.00 bet on this once.)

* TYPEWRITER, is the longest word that can be made using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.

* I Hate Snow

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well that awful and dreaded day of the week that we refer to as Monday is now over with and behind us. We're now looking straight ahead towards a Tuesday and you know what that means.

* It was 18,594 days ago that I entered this world for the first time. I have and do live a blessed life and I am thankful for each and every one of those days, good and the bad.

* 3,817 days ago I fulfilled a lifetime dream of mine and graduated from West Virginia University. I graduated with a Degree in Geography and an emphasis of Geographic Informational Science and have been fortunate to work in that field not only while in college but ever since.

* 2,418 days ago I took this special lady out for a night on the town, we went to see a movie and had a Pizza from Pizza Hut.

* 1,642 days ago I wanted to make that date a little more permanent and proposed marriage to this wonderful woman.

* 1,179 days ago in front of our closest friends and family at the Marilla Center, Michelle and I exchanged our Marital vows and became Husband and Wife.

* I have around 6,243 days or so, give or take a few hundred here or there until I enter into the world of retirement.

* In 282 more days Michelle and I will be celebrating our fourth Wedding Anniversary.

* In a new entry and countdown, my Niece Brittany will be joining me as an Alumnus of West Virginia University in 201 more days. I plan my cruises further out that that, so the count down is on.

* We only have 143 more days to go until SPRINGTIME!!!!!!

* In 64 more days I will write one of my favorite blogs of the year, it will be my goodbye 2014 blog and the final blog of the year. I will recall the previous 365 days of the year based on what has been written on my blog.

* There are only 58 more shopping days to go until Christmas. Time is starting to run out, but you have plenty of time left to do start and finish your Christmas Shopping.

* Only 34 more days to go until my Birthday, that will be one year in in my second half century.

* As I have mentioned before, College Game Day will be in Morgantown this weekend to do their broadcast. The students are coming up with ideas for signs to get on TV and draw attention to themselves. Something tells me that they are going to be very creative. Morgantown is going to be the place to be for College Football this weekend, I just hope the administration and local authorities become proactive instead of reactive in dealing with partying students. Set up a bon fire is my suggestion, give them a place to congregate to and celebrate and keep it off the streets of downtown.

* My weight has been stable as of late, I guess eating DiCarlos Pizza a couple of time and a couple loaves of bread from New Day will do that to the waistline. I'll probably lose some this week as I have to prepare for roto-rooter (Colonoscopy) this Friday. Jello and broth here I come.

* I went out yesterday morning and had frost on my windshield of my car. FROST. Arggghhhh

* Have I ever mentioned that I kind of hate snow?

* Note to self, make sure you get an early start and send Punxatawney Phil what ever he wants for Christmas. I know it's early, but it's never too early to start hoping for the end of Winter.

* This Saturday we will be finishing up our Fall Cleaning. It will be shampooing carpets that we used to do about three to four times a year for the first time since Sadie had to be put down. Maybe the frequency of it can now stop a little, good thing we own our own rug scrubber.

* This is my 3,830th blog post that I have written in the 10+ years that I have been a blogger.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, October 27, 2014


All good things must come to an end, and that includes those awesome fun filled things we cal weekends. Now it's time to put our noses back on the grindstone for another fun week of work and get back to doing what it is we do.

A little late announcement, Sherri had her baby on Thursday Morning, they are going to name her Albany, but have yet to fill out the paper work as to the spelling yet. Michelle and I stopped by yesterday afternoon to visit our newest family member and say hello. Mother and Father are doing well and have been released, Albany though was a little early so they are keeping her at the hospital for observation. She 5 lb 3 oz and was 18 1/2 inches long born at 3:00 AM at Monongalia General Hospital.

Well I said it was a rumor that may happen yesterday and it was announced officially yesterday morning. Game Day will be returning and Broadcasting from Morgantown this weekend. ESPN will broadcast their coverage from the Mountainlair plaza all day and evening Saturday. We will be playing at 3:30 when we take on #10 TCU in our bid to try to win better position ourselves for the post season. We are now bowl eligible and will be playing in a Bowl this season.

It's going to be a week of long days for me this week, I have a procedure that all 50 year old men have to have on Friday, so it will be an extended weekend for me after the Colonoscopy Friday.

I have to say that we had a very productive weekend around the home front this weekend. We're planning on finishing up the scrubbing and cleaning this weekend as we shampoo carpets and re-organize everything in the kitchen.

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Here I sit yet once again, in a quiet household after a great nights sleep and a losing battle with that dreaded Sandman. I'm up early watching Me, Myself and Irene on HBO and collecting my thoughts for the day.

It hasn't been announced as of yet, but going into Yesterday if we beat Oklahoma State and we did 34-10, if TCU beat Texas Tech and they did 82-27 and IF LSU upset #3 Ole Miss and they did 10-7 that Morgantown might be the site of College Gameday next week. All three things happened yesterday and we went from being the #2 possible game to possibly hosting Game day here as we take on our 4th Top 10 Program of the season as TCU visits town.

I don't think I have ever seen a year when we played 4 Top 10 teams in once season (Alabama #2, Oklahoma #4, Baylor #4 and TCU was #10 in last weeks poll and should move up) much less a potential for a 5th one on November 20th when Kansas State who is currently ranked #11 in one season.

I'm sure all Mountaineer fans will be eagerly anticipating today's announcement of where Gameday will broadcast from. If they come, this will be the second time that they have broadcast from Morgantown.

Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that we hear some good news today.

Hi ho hi ho

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit on a typical Saturday Morning, I'm the first one to recover from that losing battle with that dreaded Sandman and a nice and relaxing slumber from last night. I'm up early (as always) surfing the net and capturing my thoughts for the day. I'm up early watching the movie The Aviator on Encore.

We have no plans for the day, we're just going to stay home and clean up the back room and the outside to prepare it for Winter. We're going to bring in things that need to be brought in and cover up and tarp the things that can endure yet another winter outside like the frame to the swing.

This afternoon we are going to watch the Mountaineers take on Oklahoma State at 3:30. We're coming off of a big win, the question is can they maintain that momentum and keep it going or was last week a beautiful and wonderful fluke? We'll have to just wait and see how things turn out for us today, I do have a little bit of optimism going into the game, but this is the Big XII and you never know.

Have a great day.