Friday, December 16, 2005

CPA Clowns Around On The Side

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Not many CPAs are known for clowning around, but a San Diego accountant who is a professional clown on the side often mixes business with pleasure.

Ed Estrin says in addition to juggling the books as a CPA, he entertains at birthday parties, hospitals, parades and store openings as LoMax the Clown.

Of course, there are some days when he has to crunch numbers dressed as LoMax in order to get to a gig on time, but he says his employers don’t care. He notes, “It’s my mind they buy, not my body.”

Estrin admits his clients are also well aware that he dons the red nose, adding, “It’s a running joke...You let a clown manage your money.”

While he has a gift for numbers, Estrin is really adept at balloon twisting, saying he won the gold medal in the balloons category at last year’s World Clown Competition in Illinois.

He says the inflated creations were so complicated, “To tell you what they are wouldn’t make any sense.”

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