Happy black Friday everyone. I plan on celebrating by not going near a store today. Well, I had a lot to be thankful for yesterday. First and most importantly, my entire family was home for the first time in a long time. It felt really good. Pie. The turkey turned out excellent. I always worry

Matt W on November 28th, 2014 | File Under Jack of all Trades | 1 Comment -

“You were right, I should have taken lessons,” my daughter said to me in the middle of her doing–the-dishes choir medley. I knew exactly what she was talking about. A couple years ago I had suggested that my daughter take singing lessons, because it seemed to me like singing would always be an important part

Matt W on November 26th, 2014 | File Under Jack of all Trades | 4 Comments -

It is the best of times; it is the worst of times. It’s really a great time for television shows and an awful time for television shows. This era of television has seen the rise of groundbreaking dramas and the decline of Western civilization. If the Golden Age of Television was in the 50s, this

Joe Anaya on November 24th, 2014 | File Under Mr. Cool | 2 Comments -

For no particular reason, I just found this funny. Enjoy.

admin on November 21st, 2014 | File Under King of the Castle | No Comments -

When I was in 10th grade, I went golfing with my buddy Andy. We were put in a group with two men in their sixties who had been best friends all their lives. One was very small and quiet, and a really good golfer. The other was incredibly loud, talked non-stop (he was the county

Matt W on November 19th, 2014 | File Under Weekend Warrior | 4 Comments -

As a parent, I’m thrilled that my kid has no trouble with self-esteem. He’s full of self-confidence. But I don’t think I can take any credit for it. It seems like he was born that way. When he was 3-years old, we took him to Legoland. He was fascinated by the drivable racecar track. The

Joe Anaya on November 17th, 2014 | File Under Jack of all Trades | No Comments -

Serving your country comes in many forms; we all have the opportunity to serve our country on a daily basis. But as we just celebrated Veterans Day, this is a time to hold our troops above the rest and celebrate the amazing contribution each person has made for our country serving in the Armed Forces.

Matt W on November 14th, 2014 | File Under Jack of all Trades | No Comments -

I go to Starbucks for lunch almost every workday. I have a triple tall Americano with an inch of room. $2.91… every day. Now I have read all the life-long savings books about the best way to save money for the future is to cut out the daily, fill in the blank, which in my

Matt W on November 12th, 2014 | File Under Jack of all Trades | 2 Comments -

My mom didn’t like sports. Maybe it was because she was from Japan and didn’t understand the American sports culture. Maybe because she was a woman and didn’t get the competitive thing. Or maybe because she was a mom and just didn’t like seeing her “little boy” get hurt. As I’ve blogged before, I didn’t

Joe Anaya on November 10th, 2014 | File Under King of the Castle, Weekend Warrior | No Comments -

Monday, I blogged about my love of superheroes. Then, I remembered a picture of a dad and son shopping in a hardware store. That’s just good parenting. Enjoy.

admin on November 7th, 2014 | File Under Jack of all Trades | 1 Comment -

I was in New York last week for Data Center Energy Manager training. I walked into the room fairly close to the start of class and took the one remaining seat. I noticed something seemed odd. There were only men in the class, no women. One Latino, one Black man, and ten White men made

Matt W on November 5th, 2014 | File Under Weekend Warrior | No Comments -

Right now is the Golden Age of Superheroes. Full stop. Period. The golden age for comics may have been in the 50′s but superheroes are everywhere nowadays. And I love it. On television alone, there’s Arrow, featuring the Green Arrow. (If I had a dollar for every time my wife said, “Arrow is so cute,”

Joe Anaya on November 3rd, 2014 | File Under Mr. Cool | 2 Comments -