Saturday, August 01, 2015

Traveling to Monaca

I would go through my normal spiel of being the first one to awaken, but Michelle woke up a couple of hours before I did so she is way ahead of me on waking up. I'm a bit of a slacker to say the least this morning.

Today's plan is to pack up the Forester and head north to Monaca Pennsylvania for little Jonny's Second Birthday party. Both Chad and Hayley will be riding up with us today as well as taking Jonny's present which is a Little Tykes Grill that he always plays with at Daycare.

Other plans for the day will be to stop at Tanger Outlets again so Michelle can do a little bit of shopping and I would imagine that we will be making a trip to their favorite Hot Dog Shop since we will have a car load for the trip.

I did wake up this morning to sheer terror, my sister Kim made a video of my worst nightmare to scare me. That would be a travesty, especially when it is shorts and sandals type of weather. I don't cruise to the North Poll, I go to the Caribbean.

Have a Great day as I try to recover from the mere thought of that white stuff falling.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Funny

ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!
ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
WITNESS: I forget..
ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He's 20, much like your IQ.
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you ******** me?
ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
WITNESS: Getting laid
ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death..
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
ATTORNEY: Doctor , how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
WITNESS: Oral...
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
ATTORNEY: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
WITNESS: Are you qualified to ask that question?
And last:
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could also have been a practicing attorney.

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!

There are no free BOPARC movies this evening, however the Monongalia County Fair is still going on, we have not been over there yet, but you never know what tonight holds for us.

We will once again be traveling tomorrow as we head up north to Monaca PA for little Johnny's (Michelle's Nephew) Second Birthday party. It's going to be a Burgh type day. It'll be nice to get out of Morgantown for the day.

Well the big story here this week has been Sheetz decision to stop carrying Pepperoni Rolls made in West Virginia. I guess they have gotten enough backlash that they have reversed that decision and will keep things going as normal. I'm glad to see that they have come to their senses and realized that the best Pepperoni Rolls are made right here where they originated.

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out, time to look through the tens of thousands of pictures that I have either taken, scanned or stolen off on the internet through the years. Little lost moments in time to post up and relive here briefly on my blog and share with everyone. Sometimes you struggle finding something special and sometimes it just pops right out at you, it's always a whole lot of fun and enjoyable for me at least.

This weeks picture goes clear back to Mine and Michelle's Honeymoon. We had decided to do our Honeymoon in Ocean City, Maryland, a place that I had been to a couple of times previously but she had never been there.

On one of the days we were there we got on a boat and headed over to Assateague Island where all of the wild horses live. On the tour they gave us all nets to see what kind of wildlife any of us could find in the water, and my wonderful wife managed to find this little creature in her net. I think of all the things we did at Ocean City, this was probably one of the most memorable excursions that we had.

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hump Day (Draft)

Well that is two days down of the dreaded workweek, now all we have to do is get our butts up and over this noon time hump today and everything will be headed downhill from there.

Has everyone seen the story about Sheetz and Pepperoni Rolls? The Pepperoni roll, which has it's origins traced right back to Fairmont WV and the Country Club Bakery and is a West Virginia thing is being taken away from West Virginia vendors by Sheetz in favor of an out of state vendor. Blasphemy I tell you, if you are going to sell our products to our people. use our vendors or we'll go someplace else. BFS BTW is a Morgantown, West Virginia based company. Shame on Sheetz, this is like trying to sell pasta in Italy made by Canadians.

It seems like there are a few problems with Microsoft Windows 10, my advice is to hold off and let them work the bugs out of it before you install it on your local machine. I have a strange feeling this is going to be an absolute nightmare for the tech support people.

This coming Saturday is week 3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers Trivia Challenge, we will not be on this week bu may have a mention about us being on the following week. Can we defend our title? Can we be the first team in Steelers Trivia history to repeat in back to back years (we are the only team to win it twice) and be the only team to claim not one, not two but three Championship Trophies? Tune in to see.

Have a Great Day

Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday Josh Nicholson

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Great Nephew Joshua Nicholson a very Happy 9th Birthday today if my math is correct.

Josh is a bundle of joy who is a lot of fun to be around, I know that he likes to spend his summer days swimming and having fun his sister Erica during the day.

Val and Bobby held a duel Birthday Party  for both Josh and his sister earlier this Summer. Everyone gathered and had a great time as Val made a couple of custom cakes for both of the kids.

If you happen to see Josh today, make sure that you take a little bit of time out and wish him the Happiest of Birthdays today.

Happy Birthday Josh.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well that dreaded thing we refer to as Monday is now once again behind us, now it is time to start looking at a Tuesday.

* At Chic-Fil-A there will be a Johnny Koon fund raiser for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research. Although I never had the opportunity to meet him, he was still my cousin and Michelle and I intend on being there this evening. 

* 18,668 days since my mom Evicted me from her body and said you're on your own son.

* It was 4,090 days ago that I Graduated from West Virginia University.

* It was 2,691 days ago that I had the pleasure of taking a wonderful woman out for our first date, I think she kind of liked me.

* 1,915 days ago I had made Michelle wait long enough and I proposed marriage to this wonderful woman.

* It was only 1,452 days ago in front of our closest friends and family that we had an our style  wedding at the Marilla Center. It was a Caribbean/Jimmy Buffett Theme and we had a great time.

* I have about 5,970 days to go until I enter into the world of retirement, give or take a few hundred here or there.

* There are only 236 more days to go until Spring 2016, my favorite season of the year.

* There are 156 more days until my Goodbye 2015 Blog, recounting my previous year based on what was placed right here in this blog will be posted. It's my last blog of the year.

* There are only 150 more shopping days left until Christmas, you still have plenty of time but this is when you might want to start planning.

* I have 126 days to go until the 31st anniversary of my 21st birthday. In case you are counting, I will still be 21 =)

* There are only 67 more days to go until the Springs Festival, this is usually the first taste we get that Summer is gone as it has been a little cold the last few years.

* There are only 47 more days until we set sail on our 2015 Cruise, this will be the fourth year in a row that we have taken this exact same cruise. I'm ready to do some snorkeling.

* There are only 39 more days until the start of the 215 WVU Football season. We open the season against Georgia Southern.

* There are only 16 more days to go until we see Jimmy Buffett once again, this has been an annual thing for Michelle and I since we first started dating.

* This is the 4,138th Blog that I have written for George's Journal, the nearly 11 year old daily recollection of my life and my experiences.

* I only have 9 days to go until mine and Michelle's Fourth Wedding Anniversary.

* The Brother Search hit a bit of a stumbling block this past week. I have heard back from the PA Department of Human Services and I am not eligible to get a copy of the birth certificate. I also reached out to Carol, and there is nothing new to report on their end.

* No work this week on the Hall Family Tree, it's summertime and have no desire to put much effort into it when it is nice outside and we can get out and do things.

* I spoke with Val briefly last week, I think she is leaning towards MTech for continuing her education. She wasn't too impressed from the reviews she read about Ross. Of course those reviews could be from people who gave half an effort and didn't make it work for them, the opportunities are there, it's up to you to take full advantage of them. No one is going to hand you anything in this life.

* Our extended weekend of dog sitting our God-Puppies is over with, they have returned to their Mommy and Daddy's. Something tells me we'll see them really soon though.

* We will be on the road once again this upcoming weekend as we head to Monaca PA for Johnny Paugh's second birthday party.

* Last night was the Mon County Fair Parade, the normal fair at the Fairgrounds opens up today.

* Have a great day

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, July 27, 2015


All good things must unfortunately come to an end and that does also include those fun filled things we refer to called weekends. Now it's time to stick our noses back on the grindstone for another fun filled week of doing what it is that we do for a living, it's time to head back to work.

We had a great time at the Blackbears game yesterday, they won 4-3.

I did receive a little bit of bad news yesterday, Joyce Aiken passed away over the weekend. Mrs A as we all referred to her during my time at WVU. She was one that all students knew, especially if you received financial aid of any kind. Our condolences go out to Eugene, I'll update everyone with funeral information when I know it.

For those of you missing Mountain Fest, the Monongalia County Fair starts this evening with the Fair Parade with the regular Fair opening up tomorrow evening.

Tomorrow evening there is some kind of a memorial for Johnny Koon at Chic-Fil-A from 5:00 - 8:00 and Michelle and I are planning on attending and doing dinner there. Like anyone has to twist my arm to go to

Have a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday Daniel Edwin Bell

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Nephew Daniel Edwin Bell a very Happy 31st Birthday today.

Daniel has been living in Kentucky for years and we don't get the chance to see him that much anymore, but he is ans always will be family.

I'm not sure what Daniel has planned for the day or even if he has anything planned, but I would like to wish him a very Happy Birthday today.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again on a quiet Sunday Morning, it's a late recovery foe me but I am the first one to recover from that losing battle with the Sandman last night. I'm up early watching some Austin Powers movie and collecting my thoughts for the day.

We had a great time at the BFS Company Picnic yesterday, Michelle grabbed over 100 pictures that we are going to share with them to put put on their website at their discretion. Funny story though, after we left Michelle's ended up winning a 32" Television as the Grand Door Prize. That was a nice pleasant surprise after we left.

Today's agenda is a WV Blackbears game this afternoon. This will be our second game at the new ballpark, but it will be the first one for the Blackbears. We attended opening night for WVU earlier this year. We have four extra prime tickets, anyone want to go see a free baseball game his afternoon, contact me ASAP, as we do not intend on leaving these seats empty even if we have to give them to some strangers.

I hope all of you who have attended Mountain Fest have had a great time, they have managed to have some beautiful weather and all the festivities wind down today. I hope everyone who went had a memorable time.

Have a great day.