Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008


* West Virginia started the year off right with a win in the Fiesta Bowl against The Oklahoma Sooners. Bill Stewart was offered the Full Time head Coaching position for WVU hours after the Fiesta Bowl win.

* I managed to fry my computer after coming home from a WVU basketball and spilling water over and it bounced up and into the vent and onto the Hard Drive. I was online writing an e-mail as I got the Blue Screen of Death.

* Morgantown's airport started offering exclusive flights to Dulles Air Port. An airport that was as far away from my office as my home was to the Morgantown Airport.

* I ran into an old friend from about 20+ years earlier.



* Phil ruined my day by seeing his shadow. The damn rat.

* I found out that a few years earlier that my cousin Rusty had passed away. It was an accident that I found this out, needless to say it was a shocker also.

* I made my 1,000th BLOG post. This was one heck of an accomplishment, I am well on my way to 1,500 in 2009.




* WVU beat arch rivals Pitt in basketball.

* 8 Women from Morgantown killed our Karma and was the $276 Million Powerball jackpot.

* I started dating the love of my life, I even gave her a second date.

* I was informed by Infotech that I was going to be laid off. They were shipping everything that I did offshore as they were an Indian owned company. They were shipping all GIS work to India.



* My last Day with Infotech was on a Monday...

...My first day with Information Manufactoring Corporation was the next day. =)

* I had the opportunity to meet Michelle's family for the first time.

* Robert cheated and ended up rolling his first career 300 game. I counted, the ball did not rotate the appropriate number of times on numerous balls, his score should have been 0. (Congrats Robert)

* Michelle and I had our first (of many) picture taken together at her Neice Samantha's birthday party.


* I was invited by Chris Ostein to be a member of his Steelers Trivia Show team that would be taped in the first of June.

* Michelle and I did Pedlar's Glory, a very tough and hilly geocache that I challenge anyone who wants to get into shape to try.

* I purchased a Magic Jack.

* Michelle, Hayley, Wyatt and I did numerous Geocaches and took trips to Deep Creek Lake and Ohio Pyle.

* Michelle had her Gall Bladder removed. I tried to sell the thing on eBay, but no takers.

* I was honored as the 6th member ever inducted into the Blue and Gold New's Hall of Fame. This is the largest WVU sports forum community with as many as 25,000 members on at any time. Annually they nominate, vote for and elect one member to the Hall of Fame. This was my induction year.


* I participated in and helped win the 2008 KDKA McDonald's Pittsburgh Steelers trivia show. We were not allowed to tell anyone that we won until after the show aired.

* Michelle, Hayley and I went to Cheddars for Hayley's birthday and to Deep Creek Lake the next day. Wyatt was with us for the trip to Cheddars and a chance to see Kung Fu Panda.

* Moke attended his first day of college.

* We had our annual BOPARC paintball day at Mountain Valley Paintball Park. Ironically I ran into an old college mate that day that helped me get get the best job I've ever had a few months later.

* Joe Alexander was selected with the eighth pick of the NBA draft.

* Michelle and I celebrated 100 days.

* Went the annual Rosiak party.


* We took a trip to Idlewild Park, Michelle had won tickets on WVAQ and we chose our park.

* Rich Fraudrigeuz realized he was going to lose his court case and owe WVU the $4 Million. Nice settlement moron...ROFLMAO.

* Our first Round KDKA Steelers trivia show aired.

* Michelle, Hayley and I took a nice trip to Blackwater Falls to do a little bit of geocaching.

* Michelle and I went and saw Jimmy Buffett in concert at the Post Gazette Pavillion in Pittsburgh. I think Michelle was in a little bit of culture shock and officially became a Parrot Head.


* I bought a Nintendo Wii. I think in the coming year of 2009 it will be the source for a lot of fun as Michelle, Chad, Hayley, Laiah and myself will put it to good use in 2009.

* Michelle went on vacation to Myrtle Beach and left me to slave foe the week. Oh woah is me...LOL

* The 2008 Summer Olympics kicked off, Michael Phelps dominated the Olympics winning numerous Gold medals for the US.

* I received a notification that I would have to serve on Jury Duty for a period of time.

* The Steelers trivia show semi-finals aired.

* I traveled to Martinsburg WV on business for a GIS Users conference.


* I brokedown and finally gave in and decided to buy an iPhone. I waited until they were in stock rathet than getting caught up in the Rush. A move I am still enjoying as I love my iPhone.

* The Finals of the Steelers Trivia show aired. Like I had started earlier, we won the entire tournament, Thanks to Chris and Randy. The finals aired before the start of the first Steelers game of the year.

* Brittany made her entire family proud as she was nominated for the 2008 Clay battelle High School homecoming court.

* I was officially offered my current job with SAIC. I had to delay my start so I could finish up my service on Jury Duty. I was only called in one day in six weeks.

* Kaiden Joseph Dalton became part of the family as Amy and Ralphie had their first child together.

* I took Michelle to the Buckwheat festival, it was her first time in attending the festival and her first time of eating Buckwheat Cakes.

* Michelle and I attended the WVU- Marshall game and Michelle got a chance to have her picture taken with Mark Patton.


* I started the month of October off a little bit under the weather. I actually took a couple of days of vacation from IMC because I was feeling sick.

* I officially stated my current job with SAIC at the NETL at the DOE. To say that I was ready for a challenge at that time is an understatement. I have been challenged and very satisfied with this decision, best career move I have ever made.

* Went to Century III Mall and Primanti Brothers with Michelle on one Saturday. It was a lot of fun just to get out of town for the day.

* Learned how to Write KML's for work. Something that would cause a piece of my work to draw the attention of someone in a very high office in this country (yes his name is Bush).

* Halloween at Jeans. Michelle volunteered to give out the candy this year, as she has never had any trick or treaters before where she lived. The turnout was a little lower this year than years past, but there were still a lot.



* We sought our last geocaches of the year.

* Michelle and I showed Chad and Hayley where we will be living in about a month. I think they were pleasantly surprised.

* Michelle and I took a nice day trip to enjoy the scenery of Valley Falls in Marion County.

* We elected a new President. For the first time in a long time, I was very happy with the results of the elections. Going by what I have seen so far, we are in very good and capable hands.

* As a prize for winning the 2008 Steelers Trivia Challenge, we were given three pairs of game tickets and field passes for the Steelers v Indianapolis game. Can I just say it was a little bit cold that day. Brrrr. Also, Michelle road the incline for the first time.

* I was out of town once again and I invited for the first time ever a guest author to write a few BLOG entries for George's Journal. Michelle did a great job, hopefully we can get her to continue to contribute to this BLOG.

* We gobbled till we wobbled on Thanksgiving with Michelle's family here in Morgantown.


* I was pleasantly surprised as Michelle and Trish teamed up to throw me a surprise Birthday party. I am one lucky guy.

* Michelle and I went to watch Hayley the songbird sing in the 2008 Morgantown High Choir Christmas concert.

* Spent a day with Trish, Arron and Michelle in Pittsburgh as we visited Tanger Outlets and Robinson Mall Christmas shopping. There was even a little side trip to Sarris's candy.

* We all traveled to Ohio to Michelle's Grandmothers for her family Christmas, followed by a trip to her Dad's. I really enjoyed myself and am looking forward to going in 2009.

* Michelle got into a little fender bender on a night when Morgantown was covered in ice and the city was in complete gridlock.

* Daniel came in for a visit with Kim and to see everyone.

* Christmas 2008 was created with another little movie file. This was one of the best Christmas's I have ever had, so this is what it's like to be with someone you love during the holidays. I can get used to this.

* WVU Football won the Meineke Carcare Bowl and the Basketball team blew out Ohio State. It surely was a great day to be a Mountaineer.

* 448 Blog Posts for the year. A new record.



A Very special Thank you to all my readers who make writing this BLOG worthwhile. 2008 was arguably the best year of my life, lets see if we can top it in 2009.


Stay Safe tonight and thanks once again for reading. I have enjoyed writing.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Last Regular BLOG of the year

This will be my last regular BLOG of 2008, tomorrow I will do my end of year 2009 BLOG that I do as the last BLOG of the year.

It's been a very good 2008 for me, arguably one of my best. I went from obtaining having my highest paying job ever, to seeing my largest offer ever to accepting another job that is my highest paying job ever.

I have met and found the love of my life and we are planning on moving in together in about a month.

I've done a lot of Geocaches and enjoyed my first Christmas in a solid relationship with someone in a very long time.

For me, it has been a great Year.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Ending the last weekend of 2008

I have to say I will be very sorry to see 2008 go, it has been a very good and bad year for me. Yesterday we finished up the last weekend of the 2008 calender year and are working the last few remaining hours of 2008 before we bring in the New Year.

Once again this year, my final BLOG of 2008 will be a month by month reflection of the year 2008, and all of that information will be gathered exclusively from BLOG posts from the 2008 year.

I've done this for the last few years now and I think of all the BLOGS I post during the year, that final BLOG of the year has to be my favorite. It gives me time to look back and reflect upon my year, and it is probably the only time of the year that I actually take time out and sit back and reflect on what I may have said during the season.

I did one for 2007, 2006 and 2005. I started blogging in 2004, but only had a few months to BLOG and didn't have that full year, so I did not do a reflection for 2004 even though I blogged almost half of the year.

Have a great Monday.


PS. Hey Phil, party it up until you get blind and stupid. I need you to come through for me in a few weeks.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

It was a great Day to be a Mountaineer

Yesterday was a great day to be a Mountaineer, no matter where you were or what sport you were watching.

Pat White made a remarkable impression as his last game as a Mountaineer with a 31-30 win against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in North Carolina (basically a home game for North Carolina Tar Heels). Pat finished his career off by being the first QB to ever start and win four bowl games during his career. Thank You Patrick, we will definitely miss you in Morgantown.

After that the Men's Basketball team took a trip to Columbus Ohio to play the undefeated and 13th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in Basketball. You know when you are a good team you don;t get beat by 28 points, 76-48 on your own home court. I guess the Buckeyes were a good bit shall we say OVER RATED.

After the games me and Michelle went out to dinner and then to the Theater to see Marely and Me. Great flick, I'll give it a two thumbs up for anyone who may want to see it.

Steelers against the Browns today.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Game Day

Today is a big day for WVU Sports fans. We will be playing North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl today at 1:00 on ESPN.

At 4:00 the WVU Men's basketball team travels to Columbus Ohio to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on CBS.

Let's cheer the Mountaineers to a couple meaningful victories today!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Big Ole Hairy Friday

Yes, it is once again that time of the week that we look forward to, when we cease the labors for the week and take some time out to enjoy the fruits of our labors. It is once again a Big Ole Hairy Friday and the dawn of another weekend.

Actually for me I'm on a four day weekend as I am off today barring any major unforeseen event happening like a Hurricane or an Ice Storm that shuts down a large power grid.

Michelle is going back to work today, but she is only going in for a few hours this morning and making it a short day.

I hope everyone had a great Holiday, I know I did. It was the first one that I was actually with someone in my life in a very long time. I am very appreciative that I have Michelle and hers as part of my life.

Not too sure what we are going to be getting into this weekend. My guess is a couple of movies that we are wanting to see.

Gran Torino




and Marley and Me.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008




I'll upload all the photo's to my server once I get a few technical issues worked out. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Ho Ho Ho, it is that wondrous and stress filled time of the year, it is Christmas Eve.

No big plans like 2008, but I'll try to do a video somehow this year.

Previous years videos.





Holly Jolly Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Only two more shopping days

Yes last minute shoppers, it is now time to go to the stores and get your shopping done. Today and tomorrow are the last two shopping days before Christmas.

Not too sure what I will be doing this Christmas Eve, I think Michelle and I will be traveling and saying hello to members of my family before spending Christmas Day with her family.

I have today and tomorrow to work, but Michelle has three more days this week.

How about that cold front that came through? Damn, it was a little too cold even for my taste. Phil, get drunk over the holidays, I'm planning on you not seeing that shadow this year.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Back to work

Back to the grindstone that is what we know work. Back to the meetings and deadlines and that thing that makes us who we are and allows us the freedom ti enjoy weekends.

I'll be in the office Monday, Tuesday and Wed this week as the DOE closes the facility on both Thursday and Friday. I think as far as my office goes, today everyone will be there but that will be the only day where we have this. Everyone else is gone either the rest of the week or Wed.

I was checking out my MySpace and Facebook this morning and seen that a few friends were doing what I used to do (and enjoy). Go Christmas shopping in the middle of the night when no one else is around and the store shelves are being re-stocked. That was always one of my favorite times to go shopping.

Back to work.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Solstice

OK, we are OFFICIALLY at the shortest day of the year and at the change of the seasons. As of 7:04 AM this morning we have entered the Winter Solstice, meaning we are officially in the season of Winter. This is also the shortest day of the year.

Unfortunately we are at the dawn of a few months that I like the very least, BUT now the days will start getting longer as opposed to getting shorter. I know that we are now looking ahead to spring, being outside, geocaching and softball.

Hey Phil, you listening my fine rodent friend?


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Morning Ramblings

As Michelle is making breakfast (god I love that woman) of Turkey bacon, Egg Whites and Hi Fiber English Muffin, I am sitting down on this early Saturday Morning writing a blog.

Not sure what our agenda for the day will be as of yet, still need to finish up my Christmas shopping (I need advice on what to get Michelle) and wrap a few final gifts on the day.

I know that later this evening we will be going to the Morgantown Mall to watch the finals of the Santa Baby competition even though neither Kaiden or Layla made it this year (Damn semi-blind judges). We'll be there cheering Owen Paulus Young onto victory now that the two cutest babies are no longer in the competition (yeah I am biased).

Have a great day.

Friday, December 19, 2008

It's a Big Ole Hairy (and Fat) Friday

Yes it is once again that favorite time of the week, a time when we cease the labors for teh week and just take a little tile out to enjoy the fruits of our labors. It is the dawn of yet another fun filled weekend.

Not sure what is on my and Michelle's agenda for the weekend after running around all last weekend. It may just be a time to rest and relax a little bit since Christmas will be upon us later this coming week.

Let's get this Friday Started so we can move on to the weekend.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Daniel is in for a visit.

It has been one year to the day, Daniel has made it back to Morgantown from Kentucky for a Visit.

Me, Michelle and Moke stopped by Robert and Kim's to see him on his trip in, he's staying overnight from my understanding and returning to Kentucky tomorrow sometime.

It was nice to see him, I can tell Kim was very happy to see him.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bad weather driving

Wow was yesterday a total cluster....

They let us out of work at 4:00 because of bad conditions. A little after 5:00 I pull onto Scott Avenue and Michelle Calls. She has been in an accident and needs me to come and get her. First of all other than a sore chest from hitting something, she seems to be doing OK. Her car was hit in the drivers side front quarter panel and is sitting at the shop as we speak. She'll know more today and I'll try to give everyone an update on her today. She was pulling out of work and some lady trying to beat the traffic was speeding in the middle turn lane and hit her.

I managed to make it up on the mileground at about 6:00 and by 6:30 we were sitting at Wings Ole in Suncrest, 2 1/2 hours sitting in slow inching traffic and I needed a break. I managed to get her home around 7:30 and I got home around 8:00.

Talk about a long day, sheesh.

I'll pick Michelle up this morning and take Hayley to school and her to work.

I think Michelle and I both need a Trunk Monkey in our cars to deal with the traffic and accidents.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Have I ever mentioned...

... that I hate snow? I mean it's not that I dislike this cold white powdery stuff that falls from the skies, I plain out hate snow with a passion. Give me warm spring weather when the birds are singing, I can wear a pair of shorts and a T-Shirt and a nice pair of sandals and I am Happy.


Dear Punxatawny Phil,

How are you doing old buddy, sorry for us putting the hammer down on you in the Steelers Trivia Show earlier this summer. Hope it's been a great summer and the Steelers are doing great.

With that being said, I'm already sick of this snow. Is there any way we can get you to move Groundhogs Day up a month? You know it would be perfect right after New Years, that way you can be verschnickered to the point where you wouldn't want to see your shadow even if you could.

Your everloving BLOGGER,

George's Journal




Dear Mother Nature,

Is it at all possible to stop winter and bring on spring? I have written a correspondence to Phil about possibly moving his day closer to a celebratory time where his better judgment may be impaired or that he wouldn't care if he did see his shadow.

If it is at all possible to bring Spring, I will start a cult of geocachers to praise your name. Think about it, turn off the snow and you become a deity, not that you are not now, but you will have your own following.

On the other hand I heard that this guy thinks that you are getting a little heavy around the mid-section and and that he could run things much better than you could. I have heard through the grapevine that he is thinking about over throwing you and taking over.

This would cause total anarchy, I think you need to send this man a message and eliminate him early this season.

A little under the weather

Michelle, Hayley and I were all a little bit under the weather yesterday. I had gotten a little of a fever Sunday night and then was sweating profusely yesterday morning before I headed to work.

I came home yesterday after work and ate dinner, took a hot shower and soaked my pillow during the course of trying to take a nap.

I'll be the only one in the office today, so I'll be holding down the fort.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Traveling kind of weekend.

Yesterday was another traveling kind of day. We ventured to Moon PA, East Liverpool Ohio and Calcutta Ohio to visit Michelle's Mother, Grandmother and Father.

I managed to catch Michelle's son Chad with some reindeer ears on at Michelle's grandmother's house.

We did manage to cash in some Giant Eagle Gas rewards and bought Gas last night for $0.99 a gallon. Talk about a bit of excitement for me.

It's back to the grindstone today, hopefully I'll feel better today as I was a little under the weather when I came home last night.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Yesterday and Today

yesterday Michelle, Trish and some kid who scwatched my CD (inside joke) spent the day in Pittsburgh. The day started off with a trip to Tanger and a little bit of holiday shopping. Stores were running some very nice specials. The girls spent more than $25 each at Old Navy Yesterday and they had a deal where they get four free movie passes (as much as $12 each) that are good until the end of January. I found a really nice deal at the Columbia Store, which happens to be my favorite store at Tanger.

After that we ventured to Sarris's to look at all the chocolate on display and browse all the goodies they had there.

From there is was onto a lter lunch at my favorite Pittsburgh Restaurant, Primanti Brothers. This was the first time either Trish or Arron had ever had a chance to try the best sandwich in Pittsburgh.

After that it was off to Robinson Mall. Let me say, this is one of the nicest Malls that I have been in. Spread out, two layers and plenty of merchants. This was my first trip to that Mall, I would wager it will not be my last.

Today is a new day, we're off to East Liverpool Ohio for Michelle's family Christmas get together.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's a Shopping Day.

Michelle and I are both up and have just drug Trish's stinky butt our of bed (she was up) and told her to get ready for the day of shopping.

We're going to Pittsburgh to Tanger Outlets in Washington PA. She has never been to Tanger and Michelle and I really liked the place so we're taking Trish and Arron there for their first visit.



After that we will be heading north to Robinson Mall to do a little additional shopping and I'm sure there will be a Primanti Brothers on the agenda sometime today.

Michelle is in the shower, I'm getting ready to jump in and we'll be off to pick up Trish for a fun filled day of shopping and food in the Burgh.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Big Ole Hairy Friday


Yes it is once again that time of the week when we cease the labors for the week and take time out to enjoy the fruits of our labors. It is once again a Big Ole Hairy Friday and the dawn of yet another weekend.

Just a reminder, you have twelve shopping days left until Jolly Ole Saint Nicholas takes his Merry Journey. That is roughly 288 hours left to shop, give or take when you are reading this.

I will have a busy weekend. Tomorrow Michelle, Trish and myself will be venturing north to Tanger Outlets to do a little Christmas shopping. Should be a lot of fun.

Then Sunday Michelle and I will wake up and venture to her Grandmother's in East Liverpool, Ohio (I hope I got that right) for her family's Christmas get together.

We'll be doing a few errands tonight because of the busy weekend before us.

Last night I did buy The Dark Knight, I feel it is a must own movie even though we went to the theater to see it this summer.

Have a great day.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A magical evening

Yesterday was a magical evening, it was if an angel from heaven came down and overtook the body of Michelle's Daughter Hayley as she filled the auditorium with the very aesthetic audibles of a soprano that gives you the pleasant feeling as if you had just had a nice warm piece of your grandmothers warm home made apple pie.

I have seen a diva before she gets discovered, and that diva is in the MHS choir that had their Christmas Concert last evening at the Metropolitan Theater. Pleasant yule tide audibles filled the auditorium with the spirit of Jolly Ole Saint Nicholas. I had a great time and really enjoyed listening last night.

A Thank You first to Hayley for allowing me to share the moment and for the love of my life for inviting me.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Song Bird Sings Tonight

Come one, come all, Hayley will be in concert tonight with the MHS choir at 7:00 at the Metropolitan Theater.

I'm actually quite excited as I have never heard her sing before, so this will be a first for me. Michelle tells me she is very talented and sits in the First Soprano chair.

If you are looking for something to do tonight, come see Hayley tonight, that way you can claim you heard her before she won her first Grammy.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Puglioni's

Last night I took Michelle and Hayley to Puglioni's for dinner. It started out with us meeting up at Wal-Mart and ended up with the three of us going out to dinner.

Other than that, I think I need to learn to hang up my iPhone and not accidentally call someone else again. I can think of at least three occasions now where people have called me back after listening to me talk in my office after hanging up the phone with someone else.

Have a good day.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Another Weekend come and gone

Yet another weekend has come and gone, it just seems like a couple minutes has went by since Michelle and I were at Milano's Pizza eating Friday Night and here I am getting ready to stick my nose back on the grindstone for the week.

This weeks highlights will include me and Michelle (and anyone who would like to go and support her) will be going to see Hayley sing at the Metropolitan Theater on Wed evening at 7:00 for the MHS Show choir's Christmas concert.

Also Wed night Arron will be playing basketball at Cheat Lake when they host WI at 7:15 at the Cheat Lake School I would think.

To the Dallas Cowboys fans out there.....suck it! You lost and you blew a 10 point lead to choke to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are horrible on offense this season, yet they are sitting at 10-3 right now on the year.

WVU Men's Basketballl won, WVU Football team won, The Pittsburgh Steelers won and the WVU Women's basketball team won. It was a pretty good weekend.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

WVU to Meineke Car Care Bowl


After the win against South Florida last night, WVU was extended a bid to the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 27.

Last Night Patrick White lead the Mountaineers to victory in what was his last game ever at Mountaineer Field. He has been arguably the schools most exciting player in school history and will be sadly missed.

One thing I did find out about Patrick last night (Pay attention Mike Tomlin), is that he is a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan.


Retire #5.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Tidbits

* I know some of you love to read the tidbits, so I decided to do another one to touch on a few smaller points.

* Mom is heading to Amish Country today in Ohio. Not real sure who she is going with, but I know she takes a few trips with her friends and the church to places.

* Kim is also heading to Amish Country today, but in the opposite direction towards Springs PA. I tried to tell her last night there are cams on I-68 at Keyser's Ridge and Savage Mountain for her to check out to make sure it is safe to go.

* Next weekend will be a busy one for me and Michelle. We will be going to Tanger Outlets with Trish and going to Ohio the next day to visit Michelle's Grandmother and family in Ohio.


* Amy had a cute Christmas picture taken of Kaiden. Amy put it up on her MySpace, but Kim also posted the picture on her blog so I couldn't be out done. =)

* is there only 19 days left until Christmas? Wow is it starting to creep up on us slowly.

* This Wed at 7:00 at the Metropolitan Theater, Hayley will be singing with the MHS Choir if anyone would like to go and listen to Michelle's little Diva put out some magical vocals on the evening. She sings from the First Soprano Chair, so I am really looking forward to hearing her.

* In the next couple of weeks, I am going to gather some excess non-perishable food from my shelves and will be donating it to the Scott's Run Settlement House. Ifd anyone has anything they would like to donate, contact me and I can deliver it with what I take over.

* Watched a funny movie last night, we watched Step Brothers. It was hilarious. I posted the link for anyone who would like to watch it, it's screen is too large for the blog.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Big Ole Hairy Black Friday

Yes it is once again that time of the week when we cease the labors of the week and take time out to enjoy the fruits of our labors. It is once again the start of another week Big Ole Hairy Friday and the start of another weekend.

Michelle said to tell everyone (in her best Mrs. Doubtfire voice) Hellloooooooooooooooo.

Big weekend in Morgantown, Patrick White will sadly be playing his last game at Mountaineer Field Saturday night. Patrick, it has been an honor watching you these last four years. I hope you go on and have a wonderful NFL career (as a Steeler) with the best team in the NFL.

Tonight Michelle and I are going to watch Step Brothers and eat a Milano's Pizza for dinner, not planning on getting too much into anything other than relaxing. (Is it softball yet?)

Work went pretty well this week, even though I was off Monday, I started to re-learn Visual Basic so that I can customize my interfaces and interfaces for projects to work a little smoother. ArcGIS has a built in Visual basic editor built into it, but I may be looking into the Visual Studio Suite to re-learn with. It's a powerful tool that I learned in college, but haven't had to use it in any of the work environments I have been in.

Talking about work on a Big Ole Hairy Friday? I should be beaten. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Happy Birthday Kim

I would like to take this opportunity to wish my little sister Kim a very wonderful Birthday.

She is just a few days more than a year younger than me, but Brittany (who just re-added me as a myspace friend) seems to think I am 47.

Happy Birthday Kim.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Hump Day

We are once again at the middle part of the week, for some of you since I was off Monday, and at hump day and working towards the weekend again.

Last night Jean made me some haluski, one of my favorite things to eat, and a chocolate birthday cake with a really good icing. I think it was cream chesse icing, meaning it wasn't too sweet and just right.

Michelle and I enjoyed dinner of haluski and cake for dinner as we watched a little VH1 Classic talking about Heavy Metal Music of the 80's. There were some hilarious moments hearing people talk about their careers and their legacy (some not so good) they left behind.

It was a good evening and on her way home Michelle said something was going on downtown, she saw numerous police cars with their light son racing somewhere. I called Kim to see if she could pick anything up on her scanner. I did hear there was something happening at the High Life Lounge on Brockway Avenue when it was all said and done. Not sure what it was at this time.


Have a g00d hump day. =)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Back to work.


It was a nice three day weekend, and four days out of five for me to be off, but it's now time to return to the grindstone this morning.

I'm relaxed and rested and ready to get back at it. yesterday I did manage to get my wiper assembly replaced (it basically snapped last Thursday evening) by taking it to Sam's Auto. They were quick and replaced the whole thing and we're good to go today. Never hear of the linkage of a windshield wiper breaking, but it happened to me.

Michelle, the sweetheart she is, helped me drop the car off and picked me up hen it was ready. I'm very lucky to have someone like her.

Hi Ho Hi Ho, it's back to work I go.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Happy Birthday Ed

Hello everyone, if you see or talk to Ed today make sure you wish him a Happy Birthday, or as he says, this is the 24th Anniversary of his 21st Birthday. I hope you enjoy your day and I wish you a very Happy Birthday

A pleasant surprise


Michelle and Trish arranged for a nice little surprise dinner for me yesterday, which was very nice and I was really touched. I want to thank both of them from the bottom of my heart for the effort to make me feel special.

You have to know me, I have a slinky that I play with on my desk all the time, Haley got me some Silly Putty earlier this year and yesterday I got an Etch a Sketch. I admit it, I am a little kid at heart and I love it!