Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is over with, staring at a Tuesday.

* It has been 20,260 since my birth, it was just a mere 21 years ago if you know how to do proper math.

* It has been 5,483 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography. I am Mr Geospatial.

* 4,084 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, she is still with me despite the bad movie that I picked.

* 3,308 days ago I got down on one knee and asked Michelle to be my wife.

* It was 2,839 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I were married and partied and feasted. That's the important thing.

* I have now lived 471 days longer than my Dad did, his 74th birthday was yesterday and I hope everyone enjoyed my little video of him I shared.

* I have 4,592 days to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred days here or there, like I said I love what I do and who knows when I would retire.

* The next Backyard brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 1,199 days away. Sounds like the two schools are negotiating as well.

* 257 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. I'm loving our Spring weather that we have been having.

* 241 more days to go until my Goodbye 2019 Blog is posted, where I relive the previous year through what was posted right here in my blog. Would you believe over 1/4 of the year is over with already?

* There are 218 more shopping days left until Christmas 2019, you have plenty of time to prepare but lets enjoy the now and not worry about December.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 194 more days, this should be about my 35th Anniversary of it.

* There are 77 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Eighth Wedding Anniversary together, seems like only yesterday.

* 47 Days until Michelle and I jump on an Airplane and head to San Diego for a week. I'll be at the GIS Wonderland and Michelle will be exploring beautiful San Diego.

* There are 32 days until the start of my Second favorite season. SUMMERTIME!!!!!

* I have written 5,644 blogs in the 14 1/2 years since I first tested this thing called blogging out.

* No drone flights this weekend.

* I still need a new impossible project, maybe my next impossible project will be to find another impossible project.

* I tried calling Gary this past weekend, but no answer. I haven't spoken to him in a while and was wondering how he was doing.

* Something tells me that I am going to be taking some time off this coming weekend, Holiday weekend and all.

* Hayley and Tyler are still down in Alabama, they will start heading back probably tomorrow night.

* With the University gone, and locals Seniors having graduated this past weekend, it's the final week of school for the kiddies pretty much. The last day is next Tuesday, but lets see how many show up..lol

* I'm STILL converting some old VHS tapes to Digital Format for Trish. I really need to get back on this as I am such a procrastinator.

* Have yourselves a great day.

* Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday Pam and George

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Sister Pam and an early Birthday to my Brother in Law George and wish them both a very Happy Birthday today.

Pam is a sister than any brother would be very proud to have. She is the most genuine of the genuine and it is an honor to call her my Baby Sister. She would do anything for anyone and is one of the most innocent souls anyone would ever want to meet.

George is the Brother in Law who was always there to help when I needed help, especially when it came to the piece of junk cars I used to drive...lol

I'm not sure what Pam and  George have planned for their Birthday's today and Thursday, but rest assured they will be making it special.

If you happen to see or talk to Pam today or George Thursday, take a little bit of time out of your busy day and wish this special lady or this fine young gentleman a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Pam and George a little early.

Monday, May 20, 2019


Here we go again, buckle up and prepare for another fun filled week of doing what we do for a living. It's time to stick those noses back onto the grindstone for another fun filled week of earning a living.

My week ahead doesn't appear to be too hectic, or at least not according to my calendar, but that can always change at the drop of a hat.

I was thinking I had a Softball game this evening, but I don't, we're off until next Monday for some reason.

Short blog, so Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, May 19, 2019


Here I sit in a quiet household, amazing with four cats here this morning, I'm sitting here watching some TV and collecting my thoughts for the day. My butt will be going back to bed very soon. I'm not sure if my day is quite ready to start yet. I did prevent my cable box from resetting this morning, so my TV is still on, I guess that's a good thing and an accomplishment for the day.LOL

Working once again today, I did have a bit of an incident yesterday when I dog took a chunk out of my leg yesterday afternoon. Got me pretty good on the right upper thigh, fortunately I was wearing Jean Shorts and I think that absorbed the majority of it all. Worst part was it was like six dogs that most were pretty docile, but one bulldog for some reason didn't like me being there. The property owner quickly secured them and put them all inside, I didn't know the extent of the bite until I left. I then had to drive like 10 miles out of the way to some place that actually had a cell phone signal to call my supervisor to let her know of the incident.

I would like to wish our friend Trish a very Happy Birthday today. We haven't seen her in a while and have been invited over next Saturday for a cookout. I'll be working but may try to stop over later in the day as I have yet to see Arron and Makayla's baby Adalynn.

I have pre-written the week day blogs for the week, don't expect too much. Busy schedule and you just have the time you would like to spend doing them, so you tend to rush them.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again on a quiet Saturday Morning, I kind of slept in today but I'm going to have a busy day today to say the least.

We have been invaded with Cats, not only do we have Sophie and Peanut, but we are cat sitting Hayley's Cats Figaro and Tilly as her and Tyler as they are in Alabama for the Hangout Music Festival again this year. They went last year and had such a great time they have been planning this trip for a whole year and are down there enjoying themselves. They are going to spend a few extra days and should be back in Morgantown probably Thursday. Until then, we are Cat sitting.

I'm going to head South here in a very short while to once again do some work for RTI. We lost one of our Field Interviewers this quarter and me and the girl from Elkins have been hustling to fill in and do her segments. I got the one that was untouched and was bigger than both of my local segments combined, and considering I have an hours worth of travel both ways, I'm only able to work this segment during the weekends. The good news is, I sent my boss a couple of Candidates for the area, one of which she hired and will be heading to Raleigh NC for a week of intense training next month for her certification and to begin work for us in July. What does that mean for me, lighter case load next quarter where I don't have to assist in someone else's segment and the big news? I get a $500 bonus if they last until the end of the year as an incentive for finding the candidate. Yeah Me. That should just about cover Michelle's plane ticket if we go back to St Louis for for re-certification this January. I'm hoping for a warmer location like Dallas though.

Michelle got back from Charleston last night and went to dinner with her Sister Chris at some church function, she seemed to have had a great time.

Have yourselves a great day today. Hi ho hi ho

Friday, May 17, 2019

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.

Michelle is in Charleston this Morning, she stayed there last night for the Art Walk and will be returning home today after she finishes working in the Charleston Office.

For me, it's Pizza Day at work (we order Pizza Al's every Friday) and the start of the end of another NETL work week. What does that mean in my world? Nothing, just means I'm heading South tomorrow to work for RTI after taking last Sunday off.

You know years ago I used to do my Big Ole Hairy Friday blogs when I worked at home, that was the origin of them. I kind of stole it from the Eric and Kevin Show on WVAQ and when they both left radio I just kept it going. My work days have went from listening to WVAQ to listening to WAJR with Dave and Sarah in the morning followed by Hoppy Kerchival and his 11:30 Steam Release segment.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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 pic goes back exactly 15 years ago today. It's hard to believe that it has been 15 years since I graduated from WVU, but Father time isn't slowing anything down for anyone and that was a very quick 15 years.

The Cord around my neck was my Gamma Theta Upsilon Geography Honors Cord, I was also a member of Gamma Beta Phi but I never picked up my cord for that one. Both of them academic honor societies which in my book were something I never dreamed of doing until I did it.

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


It is once again the toughest day of the week to write a blog. It's not a live weekend blog, it's not a starting or ending of the work week kind of blog and it's not a themed kind of blog that bookends this middle of the week rants about what ever comes across my mind.

Did you ever wonder how certain days of the week got their names? You know like today is Wednesday, did you ever wonder the origin of how it became to be known as Wednesday? Well no need to google that insignificant fact, I've done it for you right HERE and yes there is significance to my picture this week. Who would have thought that I would be trying to fill some words on the blog with some insignificant fluff facts.

Have yourselves a great day, I'll spare you any more insignificant rumblings today.

Hi ho hi ho