Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hump Day

Well that is a couple of days down, a couple more ahead of us, that just means once we get up and over today's noon time hump it will be all downhill working towards a three day Memorial Day Weekend!!!

Well I did survive Monday's Softball double header. I have a lot of work to do to get my timing and everything back, but I'm pretty confident that as the season rolls along I'll be somewhat back to form. I know Monday night I did not have my timing and was pretty apprehensive swinging the bat at first, but as we played on and I saw I wasn't going to injure either of my torn labrums any further I started to feel more comfortable in there. It was nice to return after a nearly 6 year layoff.

Looking ahead and towards this upcoming weekend I know that we have a small picnic get together planned for Coopers Rock Saturday, but no one seems to be saying anything and we'll just have to wait and see how that all works out. The Cicadas are not as prevalent as previously feared just yet, so this may be a decent weekend weather permitting. And I just looked at my phone and it says Morgantown is supposed to be sunny and 90° on Saturday!!!! Maybe it will be time to get our picnic on.

With as much rain as we have had over the past few weeks, it's nice to see that we are going to have a nice little break in the weather and nice weather for the upcoming weekend!


Have yourselves a superfantastic day, mine just got a whole lot better.

Hi Ho hi ho

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesdays Tidbits

* Well that dreaded day we refer to as Monday is now behind us and we are staring straight down the barrel of a Tuesday, I can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* I always write my blogs a day early, meaning that this was written before I played a double header softball game last night. Per Charlie Berry I will probably be saying I am Soooo Sore today. How will I get through work. He's probably right and I'm probably in pain...lol

* It has been 19,168 days since my birth, using my 905 day calendar that makes me about 21 years old, although this morning I am probably wishing I still had my 21 year old body to recover from last night.

* It has been 4,391 days since I graduated college at West Virginia University.

* Michelle and I went out on our very first date 2,992 days ago, it's amazing as bad as the movie that I picked was that she stuck around.

* 2,216 days ago at around 4:00 in the morning I proposed marriage to Michelle.

* 1,753 days ago in front of our closest friends and family at the Marilla Center Michelle became Michelle Hall.

* I have around 5,669 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred here or there, one way or the other of course.

* There are only 2,307 days before my beloved Mountaineers lay an ass whipping on the  Pitt Panthers in Football once again.

* There are only 254 days until Ground Hogs Day, but I see Phil was spying on me this past weekend when we were down in Weston.

* I have 221 more days until I publish my Goodbye 2016 blog, recalling my year based on events that are posted right here in my blog.

* You have 215 days left to do your Christmas shopping, there is still plenty of time but it's never too early to start planning.

* I have 191 days to go until the next anniversary of my 21st Birthday using that old and outdated 365 day calendar.

* There are 137 days to go until the Springs Festival, hopefully this year we will be able to make it there with no problems.

* We are 110 days away from our next cruise, I found out this weekend that another couple that we have cruised with a couple of times before will be on this cruise once again with us.

* We are just 91 days away from seeing Jimmy Buffett in concert once again in Burgettstown. Tickets are still on sale, which is pretty amazing since he used to sell out in minutes.

* In just 74 more days Michelle and I will be celebrating our Fifth Wedding Anniversary together, the best years of my life as I would refer to them.

* It's getting closer, we are just 40 days away from the Third Annual Friends and Family Picnic at Krepps Park. I'm just happy this was just not a one year deal and has continued year to year. It's just a day for everyone to take a few hours out, have fun, eat and talk to a bunch of great people.

* There are only a mere 28 more days to go until Summer.

* This is the 4,472nd blog that I have written for George's Journal, believe it or not it will be coming on 12 years this September since I started writing this Journal.

* Here is our 10 game season Softball Schedule for this season. All games are played on Mondays at either 6:00 or 7:00 on Ogden Field (last field and it has no lights). Hopefully I can survive the entire season.

* I did have to search for my Softball gear on Monday, it was packed away in a closet and I haven't used it in years. My glove and cleats are still intact =) but I might need a new batting glove.

* We do have a small picnic planned for this Saturday, not sure if that is going to happen now as the people who said they were coming may not now. Have to wait and see.

* Anyone seeing any Cicadas yet?

* Have yourselves a great day and pass the Bengay, I'm sore.

* Hi ho hi ho


Monday, May 23, 2016

I'm Back

It was 2010, going on six years ago that I retired from a long career of playing slow pitch softball every summer. My summers were filled with friends, great teams and a lot of memories that all ceased with the breakup of the old MiHaley's softball team.

In 2011 Michelle and I were planning our wedding and we were getting ready to start our lives together. I had been losing interest in the game for the last couple of years that I had been playing. It got to the point where it became more of a chore than something I loved so I retired from a game that I loved playing for so long.

Last fall I ran into an old team mate at Lowes and mentioned we should try to get into the new over 50 league that Boparc was going to try to do, well he took it to heart, got us a great sponsor in Whitetail Crossing and put together a roster of some pretty decent ballplayers and this is the beginning of the Championship we plan on winning this season.

Our first games, actually two games, will be this evening at 6:00 and 7:00 at Ogden Field. It will be nice to get together with four other members of my first BOPARC softball team, the old Press Box as well as a few others that I have played with or against the past few years.

My skills I'm quite sure have diminished, I'm probably no longer the feared hitter that I once was, as I have not picked up bat and swung it probably since this picture was taken years ago. I am eagerly anticipating returning to the fields that I spent so many summers on playing a game that I loved and returning to playing a game that I loved so much.

Have yourselves a great day and hope I survive tonight...lol

Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday George McClain

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Brother from Another Mother George McClain a very Happy Birthday today.

George is someone who has always been there for me and I probably still owe a few hundred favors to for years worth of cars assessments, repairs and education on what I need to do. He was what I referred to as a miracle mechanic who could manage to repair the impossible in the impossible situations.

Pam and George have their own plans today, so make sure that you give him a shout out on Facebook today and wish this very deserving man a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday George.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Morning Ramblings


Here I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning, I'm the first one to recover from that losing battle with the Sandman last night, but I was also the first one knocked out and I was knocked out early. No one else is up and around and I'm watching some the movie All the Way on HBO.

Yesterday we did travel to Weston, West Virginia to visit and tour the Tri-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and just spend a day outside of Morgantown and break the normal schedule. I had been to Weston a few times before, but this was the first time there for Michelle. I do have to say if you have the opportunity, I recommend this tour as well as the old Prison at Moundsville. Both are very educational and have a few stories behind each of them. My Photo's from yesterday are posted on Facebook.

We did actually see our first live cicadas yesterday, they were starting to come out in abundance at the Asylum. People who had never seen them before were asking about them and explained that they were just starting to come out.

When we arrived him we had a shell of one on the front wall of the house, then I looked up and this little fellow was crawling up the wall. They will be around for about 6 weeks as they seek out a mate, lay eggs for the 2033 group of them and then just die off before disappearing for another 17 years.

Anyways I hope everyone has a great day today, make the most out of it even though this is the optimal weather if you were a duck.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Caturday Morning Rambling

Here I sit in a quiet household, I'm up really early because I had a cramp in my calf that woke me up from a dead sleep, so I thought I would knock out a couple of blog posts this early AM. Don't mess with the Zohan is playing on Comedy Central and I'm trying to stay awake so that I can write this.

No big plans for us today or this weekend, Mother Nature that geriatric bitch was cooperative yesterday when everyone had to work, but once everyone got off work she switched things around. Today I imagine she is going to bring more rain for an already full water table.

One thing Michelle did mention doing today was going to Weston to visit the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum down there. She had a co-worker tell her about it last year and it is something she has mentioned doing before, so with the rainy conditions it just may be something that we end up doing today. We'll have to see.

I hope everyone has a great day today, get out and do something to make it memorable. We are never promised tomorrow so make the most out of today. OK, Saturday on 3. Ready, 1, 2, 3 GO!!!!

Happy Birthday Pamela Sue McClain

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my sister Pam a very Happy Birthday today. If my math is correct this would make her 47 years old, or 18 years old using my new and improved 905 day calendar.

Pam is the kind of sister that every sibling needs at least one of, she has a huge heart, very genuine and would bend over backwards for anyone. A very genuine person that it is an honor to call my sister.

I'm not sure if George has anything planned for today, she has never really seemed like one to make a big deal out of her own birthday but will go out of her way for others. I'm sure they will do something special today.

If you happen to see Pam today, make sure that you take a little bit of time out and wish her the happiest of Birthdays today.

Happy Birthday Pam.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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.

Now that I am using my cat in my blog, she is going to start to negotiate a few of the terms with me. Better food, how many times a day her kitty litter is cleaned a day, how many treats she gets a day and what kind. I think all of this fame is going to her head...lol

Anyways Happy Friday!!!! We made it and it's time for another weekend. Due to this crappy weather I'm not sure what mine and Michelle's plans are this weekend. Mother Nature has been acting like a cranky old geriatric bitch the past few weeks and giving us a whole lot of rain and pretty much spoiling our perfect weekends. I wish she would cheer up a little and give us a little bit of sunshine.

I guess if I have to choose for it to rain this weekend or next weekend, I will choose this weekend as next weekend is Memorial Day Weekend. We have a picnic planned next weekend, weather and Cicadas permitting. Can anyone think of an alternative plan if next weekend is not cooperative?

Have yourselves a great day and put those minds to work on the alternative plans.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Photo Flashback Thursday



Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out, time to look back through the 30,000+ pictures that I have either captured with a camera, scanned or just stolen from some place on the internet and select just one picture. One lost moment in time to post up and relive briefly right here for everyone. Sometimes this is a little challenging and sometimes it's a breeze, it's always a lot of fun so no complaints from me.

This weeks picture is serving a double purpose for me. One it is a flashback to a Rosiak 4th of July Picnic and two it's a picture of me and a very special lady who is having a Birthday today. Today is Trish Donaldson's Birthday so I had to find a way to sneak her into my Photo Flashback for the day.

Like I said this picture was taken at a 4th of July event that I have been going to for I think 17 years now, this year will make the 18th consecutive year that I have been attending the Rosiak Family 4th of July Picnic. Trish's Mom and Dad put on the party every year and it's a great time that includes a big water battle. I've been going to that party for so long I watched her cousin go from a young kid to a budding author, whom I own his work from Amazon.

Have yourselves a great day and don't forget to wish Trish a Happy Birthday today.

Hi ho hi ho