My dog is an invisible fence pansy and typically doesn’t get within 15 feet of the wire, ever. Well, unless he figures out it isn’t working (How he does this, I have no idea) and then he goes next door to get dog biscuits from my neighbor. Years ago, during one of those down times,

Matt W on July 31st, 2013 | File Under Jack of all Trades | No Comments -

Baseball season is in the home stretch. The All-star Game is over. The trading deadline has passed and lesser teams are looking to the future. Along with trading away their expensive stars, they typically bring up their young prospects and give them a cup of coffee in the majors. It was one of these players

Joe Anaya on July 29th, 2013 | File Under Weekend Warrior | 1 Comment -

Well it’s Friday. The Mariners are on a bit of a hot streak and Seahawks just started training camp, so both Joe A. and I are pretty happy. The transition to football is finally here for Joe and I still have a few more months of baseball to enjoy. This week we talked about a

Matt W on July 26th, 2013 | File Under Jack of all Trades | No Comments -

Overall, I imagine my children think I’m a pretty good father. But if you asked them to tell you one thing about me, they would probably say that I drove away with a pizza on the roof of my car, or that I cheat at cards. Years ago, I think I was in 9th grade,

Matt W on July 24th, 2013 | File Under King of the Castle, Mr. Cool | 2 Comments -

I’m generally an honest person. I don’t eat from the grocery store bulk bins. I keep an accurate mileage log for tax purposes. I leave a penny as often as a take a penny. But when it’s appropriate, mainly when I think it’s funny, I’m perfectly willing to take a full step across the line

Joe Anaya on July 22nd, 2013 | File Under Weekend Warrior | 1 Comment -

It’s been out for awhile but this banana slicer is no big deal. It’s all about the reviews. Enjoy. Hutzler – 571 – Banana – Slicer

Joe Anaya on July 19th, 2013 | File Under Jack of all Trades | No Comments -

So I clicked on some survey written by a young couple about the questions they would have liked to ask their fiancé knowing what they now know regarding the secrets to a long marriage. As they had been married all of two years and asked stupid questions I thought a marriage “veteran” should probably take

Matt W on July 17th, 2013 | File Under King of the Castle | 1 Comment -

With no empirical data to back up my claim, I’m just gonna act like it’s true and that I know what I’m talking about. Television, especially cable TV, has saved science. I’m sure all the smart people will balk at the suggestion that the low-brow wasteland that spawned the Kardashians, The Real Housewives of Beverly

Joe Anaya on July 15th, 2013 | File Under Mr. Cool | No Comments -

I was watching live TV the other night for some reason. I never watch live TV as for the most part commercials drive me crazy. But there I was as a cellular commercial played out in front of me. My first thought was “Now theres a man!” My second thought was “I need to post

Matt W on July 12th, 2013 | File Under Jack of all Trades | 1 Comment -

A rebuttal to Joe A’s Monday Baseball Is To Slow post. I admit it Joe A., in our Ritalin controlled, video-game-driven world, baseball has lost some of its appeal. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t awesome. It just means that we need to work harder at proving it to our kids, so a decade from

Matt W on July 10th, 2013 | File Under Jack of all Trades | 3 Comments -

Basketball and hockey season are over. Football season hasn’t started yet. Only baseball is going on. And I use the term “going on” loosely, because rarely does anything really “go on” in baseball. Well, let’s just call it what it is, a slow-moving, boring sport. I’m a good American; I’ve tried to get into baseball.

Joe Anaya on July 8th, 2013 | File Under Weekend Warrior | 2 Comments -

I was thinking about what to write this week and remembered that on the Fourth of July last year, I saw that it was National Pie Week. Certainly cause for celebration.  So, here is a Fourth of July week top 10 things that come to mind when I think about pies. The Romans were the

Matt W on July 3rd, 2013 | File Under Jack of all Trades | No Comments -

We are well into summer, as evidenced by the record heat waves in different parts of the country. Kids are on summer vacation and teens are filling their bank accounts from summer jobs. The best summer job I ever had was working on the school landscape maintenance crew. I worked with my friend Kevin C.

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