He’s Soon To Be Unemployed – Sending Out Résumé

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20520


Law Enforcement:

I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for driving under the influence of alcohol.

I pled guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver’s license suspended for 30 days.

My Texas driving record has been “lost” and is not available.


I joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL.

I refused to take a drug test or answer any questions about my drug use.

By joining the Texas Air National Guard, I was able to avoid combat duty in Vietnam.


I graduated from Yale University with a low C average. I was a cheerleader.

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I Have Cooled Off and Warmed Up!

The furnace was repaired bright and early this morning around 2am. The ignitor had a crack in it, so it wasn’t starting the furnace.

The installer was on time to finish the kitchen floors, and while it was an infuriating week, the end result has proven to be well worth it, even if it makes the rest of the kitchen look completely out of place now! Needles to say, I now feel like the rest of the kitchen needs an upgrade!

The countertop will hopefully be next!

Here are a few before and after shots for your enjoyment! I am so happy with our new floor! Mind you, by the time we tore out the old floor, there were at least 2 dozen of those tiles missing and just the subfloor was left.


A little more of the detail in the tile:

An extreme close-up of the glass tiles:

Certainly has come a long way from this!!!:

I Am Very Close to Going Postal!

Last week we got our new furnace, and it was great! Monday we started getting our new floor in. Here we are Thursday night, and we still don’t have a completed kitchen floor, and to top it all off, our brand new furnace is not working anymore, it just puts out very cold air. So now we get to deal with a house that is a mess, and freezing cold on top of it all!

My work is starting to wear thin with my having to leave early, come in late, and most of the time this week it has been for nothing. I really want this week to be over now!

I have to get up at 4am because that is the soonest they can come out to fix our heat! I can’t even begin to describe the anger I am feeling at this point!

By qphayes Posted in Rant

Finally Started That Band! ;)

I grabbed this fun little Meme from Howard.

First, the meme:
You are in a band. Your band is about to release their first CD. Now, follow these directions to build it. Go to

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The tail (last three or four words) of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4. Use the graphics program of your choice to put them together into your first CD.

5. http://mdbenoit.com/rtg.htm
Go to the random title generator site and come up with the names of the 12 tracks!

So I proudly introduce to you the newest band to hit the alternative scene

Trail of the Hound

The debut album is “I Stopped Worrying”

I am bringing you a sneak peak of the album artwork for our debut!

Here is the track list for the album.

1. Deep Fire
2. The Bare Prophecy
3. Wizards of the Serpent
4. The Angel’s Bitch
5. The Healing of the Name
6. Night in the Return
7. Wild Girl
8. The Vacant Twins
9. Sliver of Touch
10. The Slave’s Healer

and this special edition CD will contain the following bonus tracks

11. The Though of the Nothing
12. Emperor in the Wizards

Be looking for this to hit all the major stores and iTunes of course. Release date is TBD.

By qphayes Posted in Meme

Is It Friggin’ Cold In Here? Not After Tomorrow!

Tomorrow will be a very important day in the life of this old house! We will be upgrading its heating as well as adding central air to the home! I received a special offer in the mail from Coffman to get a brand new furnace at a remarkable discount.

They apparently buy excess inventory from York at the end of each year and gamble that people like me will be willing to install a new furnace right in the middle of winter. We will be getting a brand new 2-stage furnace with a heat pump to increase our efficiency as well as actually generate heat in this house!

Our current furnace is 20 years old, and cranks out minimal heat at about 65% efficiency… The new one will be at least 80% efficient and hopefully do away with the need for space heaters!

When I decided to look into this, I had no idea it would happen so soon! They will be here first thing tomorrow to tear out the old one, and bring in the new one! I am so excited! It is going to cost a little more than I had budgeted, but my budget was not looking to be able to afford A/C till this offer came along!

If you are looking to get a new furnace and or A/C, I would definitely look into this special and see if it is right for you! Let them know I recommended you, and I can get a referral bonus!

More exciting updates to the house coming next week! We are getting a real kitchen floor finally!