Friday, October 09, 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 Holiday Weekend for me as Monday is Columbus Day!!!

Looking for a little bit of High School Football action? Well 4-1 Morgantown will be hosting Wheeling park this evening as the Northside Automotive AAA Game of the week. The Mohigans are ranked number 4 and Wheeling Park comes it ranked #9 in the state. University High is at home and will try to pick up their first win of this season tonight when they play undefeated and #1 ranked in AA Fairmont Senior. Clay Battelle is at home against undefeated and #7 ranked in A Bishop Donahue.

Michelle and I don't have any set in stone plans for the weekend, we are going to end up getting another cat since we had to put Chloe down a few weeks ago. This has caused our other Cat to need kitty Prozac as Michelle says, so we are going to get her another playmate. The new cat is about weened and we know where we are getting her from (See picture). Michelle has given me the honor of naming the new cat, but she doesn't like my name of

Later this evening Michelle is going to get her 2016 Flu shot as Sam's Club, I had mine Monday at work and we want to get her protected for the 2-15-6 cold and flu season. It's better to be safe than sorry is what we always say.

Have yourselves a great day and let's get this three day weekend started.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through some of the 30,000 photographs that I have either captured with a lens, scanned or just simply stolen off of the internet, Little lost moments in time that I like to post up and reflect upon with everyone. It's one of my funnest blogs of the week that I do, but it can be a little tricky at times, it is always enjoyable though reliving the past.

Since this is the month of October, I thought I would make this weeks photo flashback something significant from this month. This picture is the first Halloween Michelle and I had ever spent together. This picture was actually used in the blog I wrote about from that night. It was the first time that Michelle had ever participating in a Halloween where she got to give out so much candy (estimated 300 people stopped by for goodies) and she loved it. She was in seventh heaven that night handing out treats.

This picture was taken of the two of us before the candy handing out actually started. It was a special night for both her and I, it was one of those special memories that I know Michelle holds very dear to her heart.

Have a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Hump Day

Well here we are once again, two days in and two more ahead of us after today, now all we have to do is get our butts up and over that noon time hump today and it will all be downhill after that as we progress towards another weekend.

This is one of those days that I have creative brain farts. For some consistent reason it always tends to happen in the middle of the work week.

These are the days that you struggle for any content or anything new to say that you haven't already repeated a dozen times over. Other than the baseball playoffs starting there is really nothing new to report.

On that note Pittsburgh Pirate Baseball fans, the post season officially begins tonight for us. We have a one game Wild Card Series against the Chicago Cubs (the 2nd and 3rd Best records in all of baseball) for a chance to take on the St. Louis Cardinal (Best Record in Baseball) in the National League Divisional Series. This is a one and done game tonight, winner advances and the losers are eliminated and start the off season. The Major League Post Season starts now (actually last night).

Well one good thing I can report, on WVAQ's 50% Fridays Ali Babas Restaurant is going to be the featured deal on October 16th. I have bought a number of the 50% Fridays deals through the years, it's a great way to cut your dining bill by 50% to some great local restaurants. Now that Elias and Aaron are back this is a great place to eat once again.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well that dreaded and dreary day called Monday is once again behind us and it's now a Tuesday, can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It has been a grand total of 18,937 days since my birth, a little over 21 years ago. No don;t try to do the math.

* It was 4,160 days ago that I Graduated from West Virginia University.

* 2,761 days ago I took a very special lady out for a first date, my life forever changed that night.

* It was 1,985 days ago that Michelle and I got engaged, I made her wait long enough so I proposed.

* 1,522 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I partied down and had a  wedding at the Marilla Center.

* I have about 5,900 more days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred here or there of course.

* There are only 2,538 days to go until the renewal of the Backyard Brawl between WVU vs Pitt, we are beating their asses too.

* There are only 341 more days to go until we go on our 2016 Cruise, we hit it right the week we went this year as the Carnival Pride has had a few things to deal with the past two weeks.

* There are 305 days to go until Michelle and I Celebrate our Fifth Wedding Anniversary.

* There are only 166 days to go until my favorite season, Spring 2016. Have I ever mentioned that I hate snow?

* I have 86 more days of content to fill in before I publish my Goodbye 2015 blog for the year.

* If you are counting and paying attention there are 80 shopping days left until Christmas, that is a little over 11 weeks.

* There are only 56 days to go until my 21st (Again) Birthday.

* There are only 35 days to go until all my sisters and my niece Brittany all attend the  Taste of Home Cooking Show.

* There are only 33 more days to go until the Steelers vs Raiders game that will we be attending. Hopefully Big Ben will be back by then.

* I have written a total of 4,220 Blog Posts since I first started writing George's Journal a little over 11 years ago.

* We are 15 days away from the arrival of a Flying DeLorean arriving.

* Nothing new on the Hall Family Website this week, I'm about ready to start to do some scanning and adding content.

* Nothing new to report once again on the Brother Search, we are obviously at a stalemate right now.

* There is an Anne Frank Exhibit here at WVU during the month of October at the Erickson Alumni Center. Something nice and educational for everyone to see will be right here in Morgantown.

* Yes Michelle and I are now empty nesters once again. Chad and his 12' Python are now living in Westover, I have not been to his new Apartment yet but Michelle said it was pretty nice.

* A sad local story, the Skylar Neese Memorial that Dave and Mary have put so much time into, had their bench stolen recently. I don't know how low you have to be to steal a bench away from two grieving parents at a site where their daughter as murdered, but if you have anything do with this, please return it.

* It's really starting to get closer to that time when the leaves are changing colors, the weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter. This means we are starting to get ready to enter my least favorite season of the year. Snow. I HATE SNOW

* My Aunt Bonita is due to be in the Morgantown area next week, she is traveling from her home in Alaska to visit Mom. There will be a dinner on October 15th at the Westover Methodist Church for all who wish to see and join her.

* My 2015-6 Flu Shot has been administered, I'm good until next year.

* Have yourselves a great day

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, October 05, 2015

Monday Dreary Monday

All good things must come to an end, unfortunately for most of us that includes those fun filled and relaxing days that we all look forward to, the weekend has come to an end and it is time to stick our collective noses back on to the grindstone for another fun filled week of work.

The week ahead looks like a pretty uneventful one for me outside of work, the good news is next Monday is Columbus Day and a Federal Holiday, meaning that I will have a three day weekend coming up. Most people including Michelle are scheduled to work, but I am fortunate that this will be  holiday for me. To tell you the truth though, I would prefer to have the day after Thanksgiving as opposed to Columbus Day, but that's just my opinion.

They will be issuing flu shots at work starting today, I've gotten them the past 3 or 4 years. Ever since that one year that I was really sick around Christmas, don't like being sick and this is a very good preventive way of avoiding the flu bug that I've already battled this season. It's a personal decision that I used to be opposed to, but have had much more success having it rather than not having it over the past few years. I guess that just goes with getting older.

Have yourselves a great day and a great start to another week of work.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again in a quiet household, I'm the first one to awaken from a losing battle with that dreaded Sandman from last night and I'm up collecting my thoughts for the day and watching Men in Black on some channel on the TV.

I'm finally feeling much better, but Michelle is still battling a sore throat and a little bit of a headache. We didn't get into anything yesterday other than Michelle running Chad to Lowes and to work yesterday morning, all I did was watch the Mountaineers get manhandled by Oklahoma.

Our weekend is still one more day, so we'll make the most of it with our grocery shopping and finishing up the rest of the laundry for the week. The Steelers played on Thursday night, so it might be a good day to just take it easy once again and try to get Michelle feeling better.

We were talking yesterday afternoon that since we missed the Springs Festival of maybe heading to Amish Country in Ohio in the next month or so for the day. Our eventful Summer is over with now we need to start planning for weekends like these and this seems like a pretty good way to

Have yourselves a great day.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit yet once again in a quiet household, I'm the first one to awaken from our losing battle with that dreaded Sandman last night and I'm up collecting my thoughts for the day.

Originally we planned on going to the Springs Festival today, but Hurricane Joaquin has caused for that area to be very wet and cold, so we will not be going this year. I checked their weather and it is 100% chance of rain today. It's raining now and the rain doesn't appear to want to let up until sometime tomorrow. We love this festival, but common sense tells us to stay home today.

I'm starting to feel a little bit better finally, Thursday Night was a rough one for me, but I think I'm starting to feel much better. Michelle is still at the initial stages of it with a sore throat, but I ate ice cream last night which is the magical elixir for sore throats. Now if you ever have a sore throat, you can say that you read that on the internet and eat ice cream guilt

The Mountaineers travel to Norman Oklahoma today to take on the Oklahoma Sooners. Kickoff will actually be at 12:00 noon EST, so today will  not be a total bust, there is always football.

Have yourselves a great day and Let's Go Mountaineers.