Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I'll get ya'll an actual posting up here, again, in a little while. But, in the meantime...check out Mr. Messy Pants feeding himself.

Feeding one's self...kinda. from Jason Pankow on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Desmond's 3rd Baseball game

With Grandpa John. Uncle Gary in the background.

"Dad...why do you keep dragging me to these things?"

No, Desi...he can't come home with us.

Okay...this section is a promotion for my camera. A Canon Powershot SX110. We were sitting in the view seating, which is the 300 level, which means the highest section, almost right behind home plate. For those of you that don't know, Ichiro plays right field.

Jarrod Washburn pitching. Again...I'm up high. 300 level, 24 rows up in the 300 level.

The camera picked up the ball, for crying out loud.

I think we paid, like $350 or something for this camera. Money well spent.

Also...if you've never been to a Mariners game at Safeco Field, the dancing groundskeepeers is one of the highlights.

Dancing Groundskeepers from Jason Pankow on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Desi's 2nd Baseball game

I think we are starting a new Father's Day tradition. Baseball!

Desi took a little better to his 2nd game than to his first. It probably helped that there were no fireworks, this time. Still...the big cheers frightened him. And, he got pretty tired by about the 3rd inning and just wanted to sleep. Woke up at about the 5th inning and was in better spirits until he got tired again around the 6th inning. Clearly, Desi finds baseball very thrilling.

Here are some pics:

"I don't know about this...last time I was here it was very loud."

"Okay! This rocks! And, it's Daddy's Day, so I'll have fun with my Daddy!"

"Who's on first?"

"Nevermind. I hate baseball."

"Baseball is stuuupiiizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz."

"Daddy has a non-sexual man-crush on Ichiro."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


A boy and his dog:

A boy and his stuffed Mariners Moose:

A boy and his remote control:

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Hello...I'm awake, here.

Untitled from Jason Pankow on Vimeo.


Desi Little Sniper from Jason Pankow on Vimeo.

We can't look away for very long because Desi is now mobile.

I had him playing in the living room, today, while I cleaned the kitchen. Next thing I know, I turn around and there he is, in the kitchen...with my shoe. Wish I had a video of that.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Recipe of the week - 40 clove garlic chicken

Remind me, sometime, to tell you the story of the vegetarian sloppy joes and about how I didn't know what a clove of garlic was defined as.

I know now.

This is a quick and easy recipe for the crockpot. Very flavorful.

Here are the ingredients:
  • 3-4 lbs of chicken (best in drumstick form, in my opinion)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 20-40 cloves (not bulbs) of garlic

Very simple. You slice the onion and you dump it into the base of the crockpot.

Now...the recipe in my book says to mix all this together, roll the chicken in it and then dump the excess into the crockpot, over the chicken. I find that, with the exception of the garlic, there just isn't enough of the other ingredients. So...instead, I put the chicken on top of the onions, and then add the other ingredients separately, directly on top of the chicken. I'm just eyeballing it, here. Seems to work, fine.

Verdict to be added after I eat it on Monday, night. If this publishes without a verdict...it's because I am writing it as I prepare the crockpot on Sunday night. I must have forgotten to update.


UPDATE: See...I knew that would happen.

Verdict...not bad. Lots of flavor. But, I am glad I added the extra seasoning. Otherwise...it would have tasted like little more than chicken. Quick, easy, and lots of leftovers.

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