Friday, September 04, 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 Labor Day Weekend!!

Looking for a little football action? W have all kinds of action this weekend. Starting off Our Semi-Final Round of the KDKA McDonalds Pittsburgh Steelers Trivia show will air tomorrow night. We won our first round game a few weeks ago, now we are at crunch time with last Weeks Semi-Final Round played, it's up to us to see if we can advance to next weeks Championship round for all the Goodies. Can the Pudgy Polamalus advance, or will our fate stop here. Tune in to see of the Defending Champions can advance back to the Finals for what would be our 4th time in 4 appearances on the show. We've won it twice before and came in third once, can we repeat and be the only team to defend their title as well as being the only 3 time Champions? Tune in and find out.

Looking for a little bit of High School Football action? Morgantown High tries to make it 2-0 on the season tonight when they host Brooke this evening at Pony Lewis Field. University High tries to get their first win of the young season as they play hosts to Parkersburg South and Clay Battelle looks to make it 2-0 as they travel to Midland Trail this evening. Good luck to all three area teams this evening.

Looking for College action, well it starts tomorrow with the first game of the season for the WVU Mountaineers as they take on Georgia Southern right here in Morgantown tomorrow night. This should be a fun filled couple of days of College Football action.

Have a Great day and a great start to an extended Holiday weekend.

Let's get this party started, hi ho hi ho

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out, time to look through some of the pictures that I have either captured with a lens, scanned or just just simply stolen from some place on the internet. Little lost moments in time to post up and share and tell a little story about. Sometimes this is pretty easy and sometimes it's not that easy of a task, it is however always a whole lot of fun.

With this years Taste of Home Cooking Show now announced, for this year in Morgantown, which Michelle, Pam, Terri, Kim and Brittany are all going to be attending this year as they all have already secured their VIP tickets for this years show, I thought I would bring up the picture form last years show.

Last year was Jean's final show that she had attended, although her, Michelle and Pam had done a number of shows together over the past few years. Last year with Jean battling a dreaded illness of Cancer that she ultimately lost out to, they all decided to get the VIP passes for this years show. I know it is something Michelle and Pam have absolutely loved through the years, and they wanted to fulfill Jeans wish for this years show.

This picture of course is from last years show.

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho (only 10 more days to go =))

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Hump Day

OK now we are getting somewhere, that is two days now under our belts and two more ahead of us, now all we have to do is get up and over that dreaded Noon time hump and it will be all downhill working towards another fun filled, and an extended three day weekend.

This will be the first weekend for WVU Football this season and we play a night game against Georgia Southern. Kickoff will be at 7:30 that night and I'm not sure what channel will be broadcasting the game yet but I'm sure it will be available here in Morgantown one one channel or another locally.

Well as Michelle and My vacation draws closer and closer we are starting to actually prepare for it now. I've printed out a few Geocaches in Half Moon Cay and Grand Turk, the ones in Freeport require significant island travel and we are probably going to stay close to port and shop there. The countdown is definitely on as we are down to 11 days (10 before we leave for Baltimore). My guess is this weekend will be used to grab anything that we may need for the trip that we don't already have.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well that dreaded day of the week that we all hate so much (and I'm off the next three of them) is now behind us and we are staring straight down the barrel of a Tuesday. Other than Stephen Hawking dancing the Irish jig with an elephant can I think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It has been 18,902 days ago that I was blessed with a chance to spend a little bit of time on this earth and make my own legacy and history. I count each and every one of them as a blessing and am thankful for all of those who I have ever met or have known or will someday meet. It's just one of the simple facets in life we should never take for granted.

* 4,125 days ago I Graduated from West Virginia University. It was a lifelong dream and I took a better late than never attitude towards it.

* It was 2,726 days ago that Michelle and I went out on our very first date, horrible movie, but a life changing night.

* It was a mere 1,950 short days ago that I got down on one knee and proposed marriage to a very special lady. We did it in front of our closest family and friends at the Marilla Center.

* 1,487 days ago that special lady and I entered into a world of marriage and our life has been one long honeymoon ever since.

* I have about 5,935 days to go until I enter into the world of retirement, give or take a few hundred here or there of course.

* I have 340 days to go until my Fifth Wedding Anniversary with my wonderful wife. I count each and every day I get to spend with her as a blessing.

* There are only 201 more days to go until Spring 2016, this is the start of my personal favorite season, although here in West Virginia many love the Fall because of the color of the trees.

* There are only 121 more days to go until my Goodbye 2015 Blog. I'm actually thinking of making a video of pictures and video clips I may have taken this year and putting it to music. That could be a good project for me to start when the days get shorter.

* There are only 115 more days left to do your 2015 Christmas Shopping, you still have plenty of time, but smart shoppers will begin budgeting and planning around this time.

* I have only 91 days to go until I celebrate yet another Anniversary of my 21st Birthday.

* We have a mere 32 days to go until we attend the Springs Festival. I've invited my sister Terri to go with us and my Sister Kim is planning on going up the evening before.

* There are only a mere 12 more days until our 2015 Cruise. When you track the ship this week, it will be running the same route that we will run in two weeks.

* Only 4 more days until the start of the 2015 WVU Football Season. That means it is actually game week this week.

* This is the 4,180th Blog that I have written in my nearly 11 years of Blogging.

* Nothing new on the Brother search this week, it's a big dead end but I still have hope, and faith that that we will some day find the answer.

* No work on the Hall Family Tree this week, maybe after the Springs Festival I will start to do some work on it.

* With so many events coming to pass, I'm going to need to start looking for other events to either count down to or count up from. It makes the longest blog of the week even harder to find content and meet the standards I have set for myself.

* We are thinking about booking our 2016 cruise on the Cruise Ship this year. Depending on what kind of special deals or incentives we may get, we both love this one particular cruise and if the upgraded Pride is worthy we may do it again next year.

* My niece Amy is talking about heading to Amish Country the week after the Springs festival.

* I have about 99% of my vacation blogs written and ready to go. I'm also doing a few video blogs that correspond to our trip last year, I'm just having trouble with the one from the day at Freeport.

* I know Michelle, Pam and maybe another guest will be attending this years Taste of Home Cooking show on November 11th. Last year they talked about obtaining the VIP packages for this years show. It's something Jean wanted to do this year and I think they are going to fulfill her wish this year.

* I stopped by the Graveyard yesterday, Joyce Aitken's tombstone is already up and engraved. Talk about being very quick. It's amazing how many people in that area of the graveyard that I have known, kind of a scary thought. Michelle has a friend who lives in Japan whose Grandfather was also just recently buried there and we sent a series of pictures of his tombstone to her.

* On this day in history in 1864, the City of Atlanta fell to Union Forces.

* With Summer winding down and Football Season kicking off, I just wonder if I have ever taken any time out to mention that I HATE SNOW!!!

* The second Semi-final round of the KDKA McDonalds Pittsburgh Steelers Trivia Challenge will be this Saturday Night. We will be on, tune in and cheer for us and see if we can repeat last years feat of winning it all. If we advance the final round will be on the following Saturday Night.

* Have yourselves a great day and be thankful you have the chance to experience it.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, August 31, 2015


All good things must unfortunately come to an abrupt end and we all must return to that place of employment for another fun filled week of doing what it is we do for a living to enjoy the lives we enjoy.

The good thing about this Monday, it will be our last one that Michelle and I work September 28th. Next Monday will be Labor Day and the back end of an extended three day unofficial  end of Summer weekend. Then we will work four days before we start our 2015 vacation by heading to Baltimore. Our vacation will extend one more day to the following Monday so that we can get all of our chores done before returning to the offices following a fun filled and relaxing vacation.

Looking at our calendar and the week ahead, nothing really sticks out for me or Michelle this week. That doesn't necessarily mean that it will be a boring week, it just means to expect the

Have yourselves a great day and a greater week.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit on a quiet Sunday Morning, I'm up early after recovering from that knock out blow from that dreaded Sandman last night. I'm watching Remember the Titans and collecting my thoughts for the day.

We had a great day yesterday, it started yesterday after we took Chad to work and we stopped by Mylan Park for the Fiber Fest. We had driven up to see Slide the City, but it was out of sight and there was really nothing to see.

So we decided to head towards Wheeling for something to do. We started off by visiting the Oglebay Good Zoo. We had been up there a few years ago for the Festival of Lights, so we decided to stop by when there was significantly less traffic if you know what I mean. It was a great time, the animals are well taken care of and for the most part they were rare animals.

After that we stopped by Cabelas to start doing a little bit of research for Smokers. I think Michelle and I would like to buy an electric one, one that is no muss or no fuss and you could walk away from, but we're just starting to do our research on this topic. We love smoking, but with the kettle grill you really have to pay attention and watch it, we're looking for a method that demands a little less of your attention.

After that we stopped by DiCarlos for dinner. Michelle was actually craving their pizza, so this was the main reason we headed to Wheeling. We picked up another one and delivered it to Mom and Gerald before returning home for the evening.

Today's agenda is going to be doing our shopping and finishing up laundry and the house chores and relaxing a little bit before we enter into our final full week of work before we go on vacation in two weeks.

Have a Great Day.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit on a quiet in a quiet household once again, I'm the first one to recover from that losing battle with that dreaded Sandman last night and I'm up watching the movie Career Opportunities and collecting my thoughts for the day.

Yesterday Michelle decided on a dress that she is going to wear for formal night this year on our cruise, so we went up last night and found a color coordinated shirt and tie to try to match up to it for our pictures on this year.

She also get herself a new refreshing hairstyle yesterday, she was getting a little tired of all that longer hair that took forever to manage and got herself a shorter hairdo. I think she looks very hot with the new look, but I'm also a little biased and love her to death.

Today is the big Slide the City event that we have been hearing about all summer long. My guess is that this is going to be a large and very heavily attended event today, so I'll do my best to avoid Mylan Park

No major plans for the day, but that does not necessarily mean that we won't get into anything, because knowing us we will always find something to do somewhere.

Have yourselves a great day.