This And That
So while I’ve actually posted a few stories this month, there was still a lot happening. On the last day of the last month of winter, here’s everything else that’s been happening in the Charest household, Virginia edition.
Consider yourself warned if you decide to click through and read more… Continue reading
Rotary Telephone 1972 Vintage
Winnie and I added some new technology to our house this past week. We gained the first landline house telephone we’ve had since moving to Virginia. While this doesn’t sound like that much of an event, it’s gotten me to thinking about the changes in phone technology I’ve seen over the years. Continue reading
Letters To The Editor
Last week I submitted another of my on-going series of Letters to the Editor of our local newspaper “The Potomac News.” This time, I took on a local wing-nut who is key in whipping up anti-immigration hysteria in this area. It seems that after a few years of diligently and successfully working to build his reputation as a local racist, this individual was unhappy about being labeled a “nativist” by the Southern Poverty Law Center and local newspapers. Continue reading
I’ve been off all week, between jobs, and had the rare pleasure of not having to do anything on anyone else schedule.
It’s been nice. Continue reading
It’s a moderately cold, very windy day, and Winnie’s at work while I’m home vegetating between jobs. Meaning, I have way too much time to spend playing researching on the Internet.
Among my discoveries, I’ve located this wonderful YouTube video that combines Marxist-Lennism with American Redneck. Really. Continue reading
Well, today was the last day of my new old job. After a short six weeks on-the-job I literally turned in my badge and went home. I have a week’s break, and then start my new job on March 24. Continue reading
Politics and Voting
Now that the Republican Party has settled on their candidate for President, Saint John McCain of Hanoi Hilton, we quickly see the main theme of the Republican campaign; Fear, Fear, and Fear. Continue reading
It’s a cool windy day here in the Charest Household (Virginia Edition), and Winnie has to work anyway. Meaning, I have a lot of free time on my hands. Continue reading
Right after changing jobs, it seems I’ll be once again changing jobs. Yes, It’s completely voluntary – the folks I’m presently working with didn’t get tired of me this quickly. But I do have to admit, this will end up being the shortest I’ve worked at any one place since leaving the Navy. Continue reading