My trusty Subaru Outback has given way to a new car. It’s always tough making a transition from your old car. And my struggle to decide was no different. Typically, I like to drive my cars into the ground. Like old girlfriends, I’m loyal to a fault, forgiving of all manner of flaws, and unwilling

Joe Anaya on April 29th, 2013 | File Under Mr. Cool | 1 Comment -

Wednesday, Matt W. posted a blog about things dads teach their kids. He wanted to skip the obvious things like how to bait a hook or skip a rock on water. So here are a few of my favorites, in no particular order. Throw a punch – I’m not just talking about keeping your thumb

Joe Anaya on April 26th, 2013 | File Under Jack of all Trades | 2 Comments -

Well over the course of history, Dads have been responsible for teaching their kids how to do many things. So I decided to come up with a list. I thought of the classics like how to bait a hook or cast, how to skip a stone, or how to oil your mitt. And while I

Matt W on April 24th, 2013 | File Under Jack of all Trades | 6 Comments -

The unbelievable happened during the Boston Marathon. And while there is obviously an element of evil in this story, what stood out to me were the many people that ran back into a dangerous area to help the hundreds of people in their greatest time of need.  It was truly amazing. Boston is a city

Matt W on April 19th, 2013 | File Under Jack of all Trades | No Comments -

This is how it usually works. My wife and I are going somewhere (it really doesn’t matter where). We have to be at our destination at 6:00 PM. It takes about 20 minutes to get there. So just to be safe we are trying to get out the door at 5:30. Check, we are in

Matt W on April 17th, 2013 | File Under Jack of all Trades | No Comments -

My wife hates to be late. She gets very tense if we’re leaving the house later than she wanted. She’ll usually insist on driving because I don’t share her sense of urgency and therefore am less willing to break every traffic law on the way to the scheduled event. It doesn’t matter what the event

Joe Anaya on April 15th, 2013 | File Under King of the Castle | 1 Comment -

Since tax day is around the corner, I found this list of Top Movie Accountants. Some of my favorites on the list are: Best Accountant in a Drama – Itzahk Stern, Schindler’s List Best Accountant in an Action Movie – Oscar Wallace, The Untouchables Best Accountant in an Action/Comedy Movie – Jonathan “The Duke” Mardukss,

Joe Anaya on April 12th, 2013 | File Under Mr. Cool | No Comments -

There it is, right in front of you, a 4-pack of a product that you typically use one of every 6 months or so at a piece price that seems too good to pass up. The decision process commences. “Well dear; do we really need that much ketchup? It’s enough to last for the next

Matt W on April 10th, 2013 | File Under Jack of all Trades | 2 Comments -

Recently, over a long weekend, we decided to take a trip and had to have our son skip school on Friday. My son’s school has a strict attendance policy; unless he’s sick, it’s a truancy. He’s only in middle school, so we don’t have problems taking him out to see a speaker series with a

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Sandy Koufax and Dave Neihaus, it just doesn’t get any better than that. So here it is the pitch that I spoke of in Wednesday’s blog. Envision it at 98 mph and it will make the hair on your arms stand up. Sandy Koufax First Pitch Also for your enjoyment I have provided links to

Matt W on April 5th, 2013 | File Under Weekend Warrior | No Comments -

Opening Day. Sandy Koufax. As the late, great, Mariner announcer Dave Neihaus used to say, “My Oh My.” Yesterday was opening day for my beloved Seattle Mariners and while I was searching for game stats the headline that caught my eye was that Sandy Koufax threw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium. I would have liked to

Matt W on April 3rd, 2013 | File Under Weekend Warrior | 5 Comments -