Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit on a typical Saturday Morning, I'm the first one to recover from that losing battle with that dreaded Sandman and a nice and relaxing slumber from last night. I'm up early (as always) surfing the net and capturing my thoughts for the day. I'm up early watching the movie The Aviator on Encore.

We have no plans for the day, we're just going to stay home and clean up the back room and the outside to prepare it for Winter. We're going to bring in things that need to be brought in and cover up and tarp the things that can endure yet another winter outside like the frame to the swing.

This afternoon we are going to watch the Mountaineers take on Oklahoma State at 3:30. We're coming off of a big win, the question is can they maintain that momentum and keep it going or was last week a beautiful and wonderful fluke? We'll have to just wait and see how things turn out for us today, I do have a little bit of optimism going into the game, but this is the Big XII and you never know.

Have a great day.

Friday, October 24, 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 play host to Preston this evening at their home field in Bakers Ridge Road. Clay Battelle travels to Van this evening and last but not least is my Alma Mater Morgantown High who will host John Marshall this evening at Pony Lewis Field.

Well once again there are no real plans for us this weekend. It has gotten to that time of the year between the summer running around and the Holiday time when we have something planned it seems like every weekend.

I know I have to set a weekend aside next month to figure out when we are going to put up my Mom's Christmas Tree. Putting the tree up doesn't take long at all, but I would like to to invite everyone to do the personalized bulb again this year for 2014 to give the tree new life. I'm thinking either the 8th of 15th would probably work best for us.

I did do a little reading yesterday morning on why I tend to crave Carbohydrates when the weather starts to get cold. WebMD actually addressed it and what they had to say made a whole lot of sense. They seem to attribute it to Seasonal Affective Disorder which seems to explain a lot. I always said when I graduated I was moving to Cuba for one reason. I'm not sure if I have ever mentioned this before on my blog, but I Hate Snow.

Hi ho hi ho

Thursday, October 23, 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 stolen off of the internet somewhere and share it in my blog. Little lost moments in time that are forever captured through the lens of a camera to share here with everyone. Sometimes it's pretty easy finding that one (or two) special picture(s), and sometimes it's not that easy, it is however always a whole lot of fun. 

This weeks pic(s) come from back in the summer of 1999. It was the summer before I started college and my Father's last pic nic. He wanted to have a big family event at Marilla Park and we did just that. He was in a coma just a week before and snapped out of it all to help celebrate with all of us. A couple of weeks later he slipped back into it and passed away. This pic nic was a very special one for all of us. 

This picture is of me taking a picture of me taking a picture of my sister Terri as she is taking a picture of me taking a picture of her. Kind of a double flashback for today with the view from both the camera lenses as the picture of her taking a picture is at the bottom of this blog.

A double Photo Flashback

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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.