Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hump Day

Well that's two days that we have finished, now if we can just get over this noon time hump and look off in the distance, we can see the dawn of another weekend on the other side of the photo flashback.

We have some special visitors at work today, so I'm quite sure that the secret service will be all over the place. Could make for an interesting day there. We did finally meet our new director Monday, but that was in an all hands meeting and it was her first time addressing us. My guess is today's special visitors will be here to learn about CCUS, but that is just a wild guess on my part.

Apple has already issued out there second update to the IOS operating system. IOS was presented on the launch, then 8.02 came out a little while later and Monday they issued version 8.1.  It has a few new features that were not included in the release of 8.0 including Apple Pay. Not sure how many merchants are using that, but the technology is now there. Good thing I set up fingerprint identification on my phone.

Has anyone been keeping up on the progress of Morgantown's new Baseball Stadium that is due to open up next season? Michelle and I stop by every Sunday, but you can also keep track of the progress with the webcam that they have set up. I'm ready to start watching some short league baseball this coming summer.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday's Tidbits

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

* I have been blessed to be on this earth for my 18,587th day.

* It was 3,810 days ago that I fulfilled a dream and graduated from my hometown State University.

* 2,411 days ago Michelle and I went out on our first date together, 10,000 BC and a Pizza from Pizza Hut. My life has not been the same since.

* 1,635 days ago I felt I made Michelle wait long enough, so I proposed marriage,

* We were married in front of our closest friends and family 1,172 days ago at the Marilla Center here in Morgantown.

* If you are making your Christmas Shopping list, you have 65 more days to fill it and get ready for Christmas, the season is starting to creep up on us.

* 71 more days to go, and a lot of time for content, until my Goodbye 2014 Blog.

* There are only 150 more days to go until Springtime gets back here. It can't come quick enough for me.

* In 289 more days Michelle and I will celebrate our 4th Wedding Anniversary together. A lifetime of incompleteness was fulfilled when she said yes.

* I have about 6,250 more days or so to go until I retire, give or take a few hundred here or there. I hope by the time I reach that age, it will be a decision I'll have to make rather than one that was made for me.

* This is my 3,823rd Blog post that I have written for George's Journal. That's what  staying with it for over ten years will get you.

* As far as my weight loss, I've finally hit that 100 lb mark since Christmas and officially 85 lbs since May 22nd. I am in the home stretch but I'll have to change my diet next week to a low fiber diet.

* Turning 50 has it's disadvantages, I'm scheduled for a Colonoscopy  late next week. I have to start adjusting my diet this coming Monday for Fridays procedure.

* Valley Mart, across the street from my and my Aunt's store, was robbed at gunpoint last Friday evening around 8:15 PM.

* My niece Val needs me to come and look at her Computer this week, she moved it and when she tried to hook it back up it wouldn't start up. My guess is it is the power supply from what she is saying.

* Have I ever mentioned that I Hate Snow? Not that it has snowed yet, but I'm just putting that out there in case I've never mentioned it before.

* Hi ho hi ho

Monday, October 20, 2014

Back to Work Kind of Monday

All good things, including those occasional interesting weekends that we have in Morgantown, must unfortunately come to an end. It's time to stick the noses back on the grindstone for another fun filled week of working to give us a means to enjoy the weekends.

First of all and lost in all of the excitement over the weekend, congratulations to Tom Barbao an old softball team mate of mine with the recourse teams. The and his team mates from Donora, PA won the age 35+ World Championship in Softball this past weekend.

Looking at my week ahead, it looks like a pretty calm week for both Michelle and I as far as doing any running around for Doctors appointments or anything of that matter. No birthdays coming up this week and no running around or any appointments.

I have spent a lot of the weekend getting the new larger iPhones set up. These are much larger capacities than we had before, so I was organizing and putting music on both mine and Michelle's this weekend. It's a work in progress so to speak.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It was a Great Day to Be a Mountaineer

Yesterday was a Great Day to Be a Mountaineer as the Mountaineers did it. They played against the #4 Baylor Bears and the Nations top Offense and #10 Defense and didn't let that intimidate them at all.

After a slow start including fumbling and being down 7-0 in side the first minute of the game, they did not falter and regained their composure and pretty much shut down that high powered Offense and had little trouble moving the ball against that shut down Defense while pulling the huge upset 41-27.

With the notable exception of the Punt Return team yesterday who continues to have problem after problem this season, we pretty much won every aspect of the game which included Josh Lamberts 54 yard Field Goal at Halftime.

When WVU wins a big game just like this, you know the mayhem around Morgantown is going to start just by looking at the find harry picture that I posted. Needless to say it was a pretty accurate assessment.

The Video is one that my niece Brittany was kind enough to send to me earlier this morning saying I should use it in my Blog, thank you Brittany for pointing this video out.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday Morning Rambling

Here I sit once again in a quiet household, other than my wife Michelle waking up to use the restroom, I'm the first one to recover from that butt kicking I took from that dreaded Sandman last night. I'm up early with the TV off in the background (which is rare foe me) and thinking about going back to bed until at least the roosters wake up.

It is game day here in Morgantown as the #4 ranked and the nations most potent offense visits Morgantown today for a noon kickoff. I don't have any great dreams of grandeur today, I'm just hoping we can keep it close as they just completely embarrassed us last season. We are a lot better this year, but I'm not sure we are quite there yet, I'll be watching it from the convenience of my living room, HD TV and surround system rather than sitting out in the rain. I'm crossing my fingers and hope we play respectable, because the game last year was downright ugly.

Other than that we have no plans this weekend. Michelle has been running herself ragged and we just need a weekend at home to relax a little bit. No travel plans in our immediate future to speak of, but that can always change as we have talked about heading out to Amish Country in Ohio for a day in the near future.

Have a great day and try to stay dry.

Friday, October 17, 2014

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.

Looking for a little bit of High School Football action? Well the University High Hawks will play host to Lewis County this evening. Clay Battelle will host Cameron in Blacksville and my Alma Mater Morgantown High will try to get back on the winning track with their last road game of the year at Musselman.

The Mountaineers will play host to their third Top 4 Team in the Country of the season when they take on the High Powered Offense of the Baylor bears tomorrow at noon at Milan Puskar Stadium at Mountaineer Field. The Mountaineers are 4-2 on the season with our only losses coming to #2 Alabama and then #4 Oklahoma. This will be a stretch of murderers row as they play 3 straight top 15 teams and 4 in 5 weeks as Texas is the only game in the next 5 weeks that is not ranked, but lets not forget they have a 100,000 seat stadium and are the richest program in the NCAA.

No plans really for Michelle and I this weekend, might be a good day to just stay home and relax a little bit and watch us play a little bit of football. Like I said, you never know though, we might find something to get

I didn't get to see Michelle much yesterday, she attended the Taste of Home Cooking show after work with Pam and Jean.

Two weeks and counting, that is when I am going to have that dreaded procedure that every 50 year old man has to have. I still have to pick up my prescription of stuff that cleans me out, I guess I should start reading up on it before it gets here.

Have a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Photo Flashback Thursday

Once a week I like to take a little bit of time out and look through all of the pictures that I have either taken, scanned or just simply stolen off of the internet through the years. It's a quite large collection of events surrounding my life and the lives of those around me. Little lost moments in time that were and forever captured for me to share later. Sometimes it's pretty easy finding a special picture and sometimes I tend to struggle, it's always been a very fun blog to write allowing me to do a little bit of reflection.

This weeks pic goes back about 20 or so years. I'm pretty sure that I am at my Brother's place during the Summertime and we were all sitting around having a good time. I'm wearing a Camel's T-Shirt as I made the mistake of being a smoker back in those days. One nice thing was that Cigarettes are much cheaper than they are

I see Linda Pinkney (RIP) sitting in the background. Linda was always camera shy and always tended to avoid getting her picture taken.

I'm not sure who took this picture, but I recall it as being one that I scanned my my Sisters big tub of pictures that she has/had laying around. 

One thing people may notice and it would put to rest the notion that I never had hair. Look at me, with the grown out crew cut and even sporting a stylish mustache. I had a mustache for years, probably up until the mid to late 90's when I shaved it off and kept shaving it. The hair on top of my head however, it just seemed to fall out on its own..LOL

Hi ho hi ho

Happy Birthday Brittany Dae Cummings

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my very beautiful niece Brittany a very Happy Birthday today.

Brittany is a Senior at West Virginia University and will be graduating this may with a Degree in Communications after completing her Internship this summer at Disney World.

I'm not sure what Brittany's plans are for the day, I would imagine it will include attending class and working towards finishing her degree.

If you happen to see or talk to Brittany today, make sure that you take a little bit of time out to wish her a very Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday Brittany.