Hello world!

My first WordPress.com blog:  It’s early on Saturday morning, August 18, 2012…a dark and stormy night!!!  LOL. I plan to use this blog to provide a little information about me, and a lot about my PASSIONS in life.  My utmost passion is the professional American football club, THE Pittsburgh Steelers!  Don’t ask me why I’m so passionate about the #Steelers2012, it’s probably because I was young, impressionable, and fatherless in the 1970’s when the Steelers were the best team in the NFL, but ultimately my therapist will help me figure out why I’m such a diehard fan.  I’ve been a HUGE fan of the Steelers since I watched my first Super Bowl ever (at Al & Sandy Tuttle’s house), which was the Steelers’ second Super Bowl appearance:  they beat the Cowboys (thank God, otherwise I may have ended up a fan of THAT team), and the rest, as they say, is history.  OK, that was the first, but probably not the last cliché you’ll read (if anyone reads this at all).  I will keep the clichés to a minimum, but hey, it seems to work for Pitbull, so maybe I’ll just repeat every cliché that comes to mind and enjoy the success he enjoys!  I’ll sprinkle some originality into my blogs too!  LOL.

Tonight I’m spozed to take my kids to my mom’s house, but I had some deadlines at work which I wasn’t able to finish before I had to pick the kids up from the backup daycare center at my office in downtown NYC (btw, if you want to know more about me, I’m on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, so you can cyberstalk me there if you find me interesting).  As of today, I’m single (happily divorced), but in a budding relationship…but I’m not exactly sure where it’s going.  We have some things to work out:  age gap, differing socio-economic backgrounds, and I bring the divorce/kids baggage to the relationship, so we’ve been taking it slow.  OK enuf about that!!!  So I have this project to complete for work, but my mom doesn’t have internet, so I had to stay home this evening to finish the work.  Well, it’s almost 3 a.m. and I haven’t started!  Wow…I gotta go.  Need to be @ mom’s by 9:30 a.m. and it’s a 2 hour drive, so I have to leave by 7:30, which leaves me little less than 5 hours to finish my work, sleep, shower, eat and pack up 2 of my 3 kids for the ride…  If my work takes 2 hours, and my breakfast/shower takes 30 minutes, I’ll have 2 1/2 hrs sleep.  YIKES!

OK, my next blog will focus on the #STEELERS!  They play tomorrow night on NBC.  I’ll be celebrating a birthday tomorrow (no, not mine), so will have a LOT to blog about then.  I’ll try to recap the game as best as I can, but I want to do a positional analysis of the team.  I usually go to Latrobe, PA every summer to watch the team practice, but didn’t make it this year.  So I’ll be providing opinions based on what I know of the team from last season.  Ouch!  That could lead to some painfully WRONG predictions.  Not likely, but it’s a possibility.  Stay tuned and thank you for reading.  Good nite.  I’ll leave you with some words of wisdom:  “Any fool can learn from their own mistakes, but it’s the wise person who learns from the mistakes of others.”  I don’t know who originally conceived that thought (maybe H.G. Wells, Winston Churchill or Confucius), but I attribute it to Rev. Al Sharpton.  I heard him say that on the radio station WBLS (107.5 in NYC) sometime around 1997.  While I don’t subscribe to his means of making his opinions known, and probably would subscribe to half of his views, I thought those were very powerful words.

I leave you with them (again).  Be wise.

“Any fool can learn from their own mistakes, but the wise person learns from the mistakes of others.”