Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans Day

For most people who either work for the Government, today is the Federal Holiday Veterans Day. A day in which we take off and honor all of of Veterans both past and present.

There are a number of Merchants that are offering discounts to Veterans, including a number of local establishments.

I would like to thank my Nephew Moke who has served in Iraq and my Niece Sarah who has done three tours and still is an active member of the Armed Forces. I thank them and all of the other members of the family who have served. On Michelle's side our Nephew Joey is also a Veteran.

It's a holiday for me at my office, but it is a day that I will be heading East to do a little bit of field work today.

Have yourselves a  great day

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, November 10, 2019


Here I sit once again in a quiet household, Peanut is somewhere sleeping and I'm out here on the computer watching the Hudsucker Proxy and collecting my thoughts for the day.

Well yesterday was a little bit of a well, tough day here in Morgantown. I was working down south when Michelle sent me a message and told me that Murph Tinsley had passed away. Murph was an end zone camera man and editor for the Mountaineers for years. He never played softball with us, but was always out watching up play or over at one of the guys houses that we sometimes gathered at after a WVU game. It was a running joke that Murph was in the hospital and would have to miss yesterday's game, only his third since the stadium opened. He missed one in the 80's for a friends wedding and one in the early 90's for his Dad's funeral and was hospitalized and was going to have to miss this one. It was all light hearted, until 9:00 yesterday morning. Murph was loved by all, my friends and WVU Football players both past and present. It was a shock and the news shocked everyone. The team played horrible yesterday, but I have to wonder if the news of Murph's passing reached the locker room because they just didn't have that edge.

Speaking of the game Texas Tech, a team I thought we would defeat, beat the Mountaineers 38-17 and the score was closer than the game was. I really thought Texas Tech was pretty classless going for it on 4th down inside the 10 yard line and then passing to try to score. They were up by 25 points at that time, there is just an un-written rule that you don't run up a score when the game is in hand and with his starters still in the game I felt that was the situation.Classless.

Have yourselves a great day today, it could be day 42 for me if I go out to work.

Hi ho hi ho

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit in a quiet household once again, I think my co-author is as snug as a bug in a rug with Michelle sleeping. I'm up watching who knows what and collecting my thoughts for the day.

While all of my office co-workers enjoy a nice three day weekend, I'm on day 41 of my consecutive days worked streak as I prepare to travel once again today to work for RTI. I'm heading south for the day early this morning, I'm hoping to get back earlier this afternoon so that I can at least get to watch some of the WVU game this afternoon.

I think Michelle is going to go in and put in a full day at the Vet's today. She was a little under the weather this past week and has a little bit of catching up to do. Yes we have both had our flu shots for the year, but we've both gotten a touch of it in the past week.

The Mountaineers are at home today to take on Texas Tech at noon. It's been a long season and we have worked our way through the murderers row portion of the schedule, hopefully the rest of the season won't be as tough as the past month or so has been.

Have yourselves a great day

Hi ho hi ho

Friday, November 08, 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.

This is actually a Holiday weekend as well believe it or not. Monday is Veterans Day and a Federal Holiday, meaning I get paid to not go to the office today. Woo Hoo

Looking for a littler bit of High School Football action? Well the Mohigans and Hawks are now both done for the year after last Fridays butt whipping the Mohigans handed out in the rivalry. However 2-6 Trinity plays this evening when they travel to Wirt County to play. Clay Battelle at 5-4, the unofficial Mon-County Champions travels to Hundred to take on the Hornets. Good luck to both local teams that are playing tonight.

Congratulations to my Cousin Debbie Koon-Friel for being honored this week as a Most Loyal Mountaineer during Mountaineer Week. She won the award for Most Loyal Staff Mountaineer. Congratulations Deb.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, November 07, 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.

You want to talk about a flashback? Enter this photographic time machine and we will travel all the way back to the year of 1976. This was the taken at the start of my 7th grade year at Suncrest Jr High and was my 7th grade picture. Notice that long and blondish hair this exceptionally sexy beau-hunk had back in the day.

I was still 12 years old, as school pictures were always taken earlier in the year, and actually had hair at that time. Hell give me the right clothes hat and I could have passed myself off as Buster Brown rather than my current day Shrek looking of as beau-hunk.

I was foot loose and fancy free during these years of my life, I loved playing Pinball and spending my days swimming during the summer.

Have yourselves a great day.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Monday is over with, my Co-Author Peanut has informed me it is going to be a one job kind of day, can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* It has been 20,425 days since my birth, that's a lot of days and I'm starting to really accumulate them.

* It has been 5,651 days since I graduated from WVU with a Degree in Geography, minors in History and Communications.

* 4,252 days ago Michelle and I had our first date together, she still loves me all these years later.

* 3,4 days ago I proposed to Michelle, best decision that I have ever made in my life.

* It was 3,00 days ago in front of our closest friends and family, Michelle and I became Husband and Wife. Seems like just yesterday.

* I have now lived 639 days longer than my Dad did and I'm still going. It brings how short life is into perspective, hard to believe that he has been gone for 20 years now.

* I have 4,424 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. I'm losing two friends from work to retirement next month, one at the beginning of the month and one at the end.

* The next Backyard brawl where we beat Pitt's ass in Football is only 1,031 days away.

* There are 274 more days to go until Michelle and I celebrate our Ninth Wedding Anniversary together.

* There are only 136 days until the start Spring 2020, the time of the year that I love so much.

* 89 more days until Phil steps to center stage again for Groundhogs Day. I have treated Phil well this summer, hopefully he returns the favor on this day.

* 73 more days to go until my Goodbye 2019 Blog is posted, something tells me this one is going to be difficult to write this year.

* There are 49 more shopping days left until Christmas 2019.  The smell of Peppermint is starting to radiate through the air.

* My next Anniversary of my 21st Birthday will be in 27 more days, this should be about my 35th Anniversary of it, or would it be the 14th Anniversary of the 21st Anniversary of my 21st Birthday?

* I have written 5,817 blogs in the now 15 years since I started blogging. I'm still a chugging along with my writing.

* No drone flights this weekend, but that has pretty much been my recurring theme this year with that.Come to think of it, I haven't made any real drone flights this year. WTF???

* I'm still looking for a cheap riding lawn mower, something tells me prices are going to be dropping soon.

*  Thinking about posting funny videos on Wednesdays. It's the middle of the week and I most of the time I have nothing meaningful to say anyways, at least provide some entertainment.

* Our open enrollment period has started at work, this is when I choose our benefits package for the next year. How much insurance I want, what kind of coverage and lot of other options. It would be  nice to know my pay raise rate BEFORE they tell me how much my insurance is going up.

* Have I ever mentioned I hate snow? Even with all the heat, I still hate snow.

* They STILL have not found Mountie Python, the 15' snake that escaped in Sabraton this summer.. He even has his own twitter account.

* 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