Thursday, July 31, 2014

Video Flashback Thurday



Once a week I lie to take time and look through all of my pictures that I have either taken, scanned, stolen off the internet or in his weeks case saw on youtube since it has significance to us. Little lost moments in time that I like to put up and share with everyone. Sometimes it's pretty easy like this week and sometimes it's not so easy, it is however always a whole lot of fun.

I saw this video on Youtube and it was actually the cruise that we were on. The people and sights that you see is what we witnessed on our 2013 Cruise and the ship will look the same as we bet ready to board it again in about 5 1/2 weeks. They Music they chose is significant to the cruise as they played it at dinner one night and formed a big conga line.

Still pictures just can't do justice as to what we saw, and I will be providing videos when we are once again out at see this year as I show our movies from last years cruise day by day.

Enjoy the Carnival Pride.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hump Day

Hump Daaaaay
Well that is once again two days don two days ahead of us, that must mean that today is the middle of the work week. Now if we can just get up and over than noon time hump, we'll be well on our ways to another fun filled weekend.

Well I have been looking around the past couple of days trying to find myself a new hobby or something to occupy my time away from the computer a little bit in the evenings. It's easy to get caught up in front of a computer screen in the evening, even after you have just spent all day in front of one of them. I'm looking into finding something not computer oriented to do.

I stopped at Michaels  and looked at a few things. I first thought to just buy a model car and put it together, but it wasn't as appealing once I actually got to the store. I then thought about building a puzzle, but that wasn't appealing either. Something that did catch my eye was clock making, something I still like the idea of but kind of lack the creativity I may need to make something appealing rather than just a few assembled parts.

Michelle mentioned metal detecting which is always a possibility, but start up costs compared to how much time I actually want to spend doing this is something that has to be considered. I've thought about Astronomy, but once again comparing start up costs to how much time I will actually spend doing it, plus I kind of like to sleep when it's dark outside.

Half of me says you don't need another project as you have the scanning and family tree to do that I started as well as writing a daily blog, but the other half of me says that I need to get away from the computer a little bit. There is always geocaching, which I need to spend a little more time doing as well.

Hi ho hi ho

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday's Tidbits

* Well that dreaded and dreary Monday is now once again in our rear view mirrors and we are staring straight down the barrel of a Tuesday, still can't think of a better reason to do a tidbits.

* Today is my 18,503rd day living. I have been blessed with a decent and healthy life, some times you should just count those blessings.

* 3,726 days ago I graduated from West Virginia University.

* 2,327 days ago, I had the opportunity to take out a very special lady on a night on the town. A lady who would forever change my life.

* 1,552 days ago I got down on one knee and proposed marriage to this wonderful woman.

* 1,088 days ago in front of our closest friends and family at the Marilla Center, we exchanged our Marital vows.

* I have 8 more days until our wonderful Third Wedding Anniversary.

* WVU kicks off their 2014 Football Season in only 32 more days, this should be a looooong year IMHO.

* We are down to 40 days to go until our 2014 Cruise. Michelle printed off our boarding passes and luggage tags yesterday, I think she is about ready to get on the boat.

* You have 149 more shopping days left to go until Christmas.

* I have 155 more days of blogging to come up with content for my Goodbye 2014 Blog post.

* I have about 6,335 more days to go until I finally retire, give or take a few hundred here or there.

* This is my 3,726th Blog Post since I wrote my first Blog on September 11, 2004

* The Monongalia County Fair is in full tilt, it started off last night with the Fair Parade.

* Today is Rain Day in Waynesburg Pennsylvania. It has rained there 113 out of the last 140 years and I think they are going to get a little more today.

* Michelle and I will be traveling for a birthday party this weekend. We'll be heading to Monaca for her Great Nephew's First Birthday.

* My Lifestyle Change / Weight Loss is going very good. I'm down 48 lbs since our first official weigh in on May 29th and 63 lbs since Christmas. We should be getting our Spiraler today, so that will greatly expand our healthy cooking capabilities and recipe base.

* With all the weight loss, I'm not quite ready to buy a new wardrobe just yet, however Michelle and I went to the Mall Sunday Afternoon and I'm quite pleased of all the options that are now available to me as far as sizes.

* Does anyone have any plans or ideas for Christmas 2014? It's never too early to start planning Christmas Eve, I'm just trying to get a feel for what everyone may want to do.

* Confucius say… birds of a feather flock together… then crap on your car.

* Hi ho hi ho


Happy Birthday Joshua Robert Nicholson

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my Great Nephew Joshua Robert Nicholson a very Happy 8th Birthday today.

Val and Bobby have already hosted his and Erica's Birthday party earlier this summer at her home. It was a day filled with family, presents, cake and for the kids a day of swimming in their swimming pool.

I can remember the day that he was born just like it was yesterday, I was smart enough back then to grab my camera and make a video of his as he is just minutes old that I am sharing on this blog for everyone.

I'm not sure what Val or Bobby have planned today if anything since we celebrated it last month, but I'm sure his day will have a little bit of swimming involved in it.

It you see Joshy Boy today, make sure that you wish him a very Happy Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Josh.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Back to Work

All good things must come to an end and that does in fact include those fun filled things that we refer to as weekends. The time that we take out from our busy work week and take a little bit of time enjoying the fruits of your labors. This weekend may now be over, but there is always another one right around the work week.

Well Mountainfest is now over with, but fret not, the Monongalia County Fair begins today and runs through the weekend. Mylan Park has switched from Motorcycles to Livestock in just one day. The Monongalia County Fair Parade is these evening at 7:30 downtown on High Street.

I think today is also the first day when High Schools can start practicing Football for the 2014 season. It used to be August 1st, but I think they moved it up to today to give the kids a little extra time to work officially with the teams. Football is right around the corner.

No plans for us this upcoming week, but we will be traveling to Monaca on Saturday for a birthday party. Michelle's great nephew Little Johnny will be celebrating his first birthday.

Hi ho hi ho

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again on a quiet Sunday Morning, I'm once again the first one here to recover from that losing battle with the Sandman last night, although I put up a much better fight last night as we stayed up and watched the movie Lone Survivor. Now I am up early collecting my thoughts, resetting everything that was killed by the brief power outage last night and watching The Song Remains the Same on Retro.

I got a phone call from my Nephew Moke yesterday, he saw us driving and decided to call. He had purchased a Motorcycle yesterday as you can see in the picture and stopped by to show us. It's a new Yamaha 900 that he has absolutely fallen in love with. He stopped by yesterday evening to give us a chance to see it and pay a little visit.

Looks like rain and Thundershowers all day today, quiet sever from what I can see. This makes planning our day a little easier, since we have our normal shopping and house chores that need to get done today. Maybe even slip a rainy Sunday afternoon nap in as well.

We exchanged one of our Cuisinart Coffee Pots yesterday at Bed Bath and Beyond, this was the one that blew up last fall in the electrical storm and their exchange program is phenomenal. We ended up using store credit for the old Coffee Pot and bought a real nice mortar and pestel and a couple of new Frying pans since my wife likes to use Metal objects in the ones we bought last year.

Once again WV Mountainfest is still going on today, so please pay a little extra attention and use a little more caution today as this large event winds down.

Have a great day.


Happy Birthday Daniel Edwin Bell

I would like to take this opportunity out and wish my Nephew Daniel Edwin Bell a very 30th Birthday today.

Daniel lives in Kentucky presently as this is where he has lived since he and his father Danny moved there years ago for Danny's teaching job.

Not too sure what Daniel is in to these days, I did send him a couple of Job opening up in this area as he expressed he may be interested in moving back to West Virginia some day.

Not sure what his plans are for the day, but I hope he has a great day and that all of his dreams become fulfilled today.

If you happen to see, talk to, message or any other form of communication today, make sure that you take a little bit of time out and wish him a very Happy 30th Birthday today.

Happy Birthday Daniel.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday Morning Ramblings

Here I sit once again on a quiet Saturday Morning, I'm the first one to recover from that losing knock out battle with the Sandman last night. I'm up early collecting my thoughts for the day and watching Alf  on some obscure channel that we have and I never watch. I used to love this show when it originally run and never missed it.

Looks like the weather is going to be pretty cooperative today, so I have to talk to Michelle when she gets up and see if there is anything that she would like to do or has planned for the day. I know we are traveling to Pittsburgh next weekend for her great nephew's first birthday party, but no plans of of yet for this one. I know we are terrible slackers in the fun planning department, especially on our fun day off.

I did buy a unique item on Amazon this week. On our diet we have done Spaghetti Squash once a week for about 5 or 6 weeks now and are in need of another healthy alternative to our Wednesday pasta night, so I purchased a Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer. It opens a world of possibilities for us when it comes to meal planning. There are a few cheap plastic knock offs, but I went and bought the original which gets about 80% outstanding reviews.

Once again for those of you in Morgantown, be very careful out on the roads today as Mountainfest continues until tomorrow. It's going to be a nice day out so the bikers will be out on the roads in mass riding around. Please be careful and use a little more caution today and tomorrow, this is a great festival for Morgantown and we don't need any accidents.

Have a great day.

Friday, July 25, 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!!!

First and foremost, WV Mountainfest is going on right now and I heard one of the Sheriff's Deputies anticipate 50,000 people attending the Festival this weekend. Ted Nugent takes the stage at 8:00 tonight and Big and Rich taking the stage tomorrow night. With so many people bikers visiting this weekend, please I can't emphasize enough to drive a little more cautiously and safely and anticipate additional traffic around town.

We had another day off yesterday so after cleaning up from the tailgate the night before, we decided to take a little drive and find the site where Skylar Neese's body was found. This is the second time we have been there, the first was on the anniversary of her Murder and then again yesterday. Last year Dave and Mary were there with us as well, this year we were there alone.

After leaving there we stopped at the Pedlar Wildlife Reserve on our way home and grabbed a few pictures as Michelle got her feet wet and played with the fishes. It was a relaxing end to a couple of days off before we embark on our 1 day workweek today =)

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