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Now that Desi is 18....

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Here's some pictures for you. 

Summer:







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And...if you've hung out this long...a video, since it's been 5 months since the last.


Armwrestling. from Jason Pankow on Vimeo.

So...I'm running for charity and stuff

What better way to get back to my blog than to tell you all that I am currently training for a Half Marathon.  I have a fundraising page where I will be blogging, so I won't duplicate efforts here.  You can find the blog here: http://pages.teamintraining.org/wa/Amica11/jpankowcwg

I don't know what the cwg after my name is.  I've been trying to change it, but it ain't working.

Anyway...the run is for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  I was going to run a full marathon, but after the recommendation of many runner friends, I decided to stick to the half for my first major run.  And, after 3 weeks of training, I think I made the right choice.  Dang, this sucks. 

So...follow that other blog, too.  I'll try to post over there at least weekly.  I'm running 4 times a week.  The Saturday run is always the longest (ran 10 miles today).  Also, please take time to donate.

What????

I haven't posted since April?  What's wrong with me?

Poker night

I don't play much poker.  In fact, the only poker I do play is via my Xbox.  But, the other night, I hosted a poker night at my place.  I invited some neighbors and the guys from my PEPS group.  I bought a keg of beer and some food.  In order to eat drink and play, everyone paid up $50.

This wasn't a "Winner take all" kinda poker match, though.  Normally, the winner walks off with the bulk of the money with a little bit of cash going to 2nd and 3rd place.  That's not how it works in my house, though.

Every penny given to me was donated to Save the Children, one of the agencies helping with disaster relief in Japan.  I have been reading and listening to numerous stories of so many children who were left orphaned after the earthquake and tsunami.  The stories break my heart and I want to pull and Angelina and adopt every one of them.  However, that's just not practical.  Instead, I decided to play poker. 

We raised $350.  Since the money was given to me, as a…

Oops

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Dang...it's been so long since I've posted that the URL isn't even showing in my autofill. 

Here's the "Superfood-Man-Chu" to tide you over.

Some pics

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My mom's in town.  We took a trip to Victoria, BC.  Here are some pics from that and some other stuff.














Laziness wins

From day 1, we insisted that Desi would not sleep in our bed.  I am not a fan of the "family bed."  Not because I'm all judgy, or whatever.  But, because I want some sleep!  I don't need a toddler kicking me in the ribs, all night. 

Every since we promoted Desmond from the crib to the "big-boy bed" (which is actually still a bed for little boys, only it's not a crib) it has been a challenge keeping him in the bed.

For those that haven't seen our house, Desmond's room doesn't have a door.  It's not technically a bedroom.  We used it as the office before he got here.  But, it's a great place for a nursery as it's the only room on the same floor as the master bedroom.  Eventually, when he is efficient in navigating the stairs by himself, we will move him upstairs into what is now the guest bedroom.  But, for now...he stays where he is.  In a room with no door.

We do a pretty good job of getting him to sleep in his bed at the begi…

Conversation pieces

This morning's conversation:
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Desmond: “You’re Jason.”

Me: “Yup.”

Desmond: “I’m Desi.”

Me: “Uh-huh.”

Desmond: “We’re friends.”
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Nice warm fuzzy to kick off my Friday.

Thank you...Don't forget to tip your waitresses.

Piano Playing, Part 1 from Jason Pankow on Vimeo.
I stopped recording, but he kept going. So, I started up again.

Piano Playing, Part 2 from Jason Pankow on Vimeo.

Bought Desi a new hat

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Here is what it looks like next to the old one.


Can you tell which one is which?

Mariners Fanfest and Desi's new Tee

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This weekend was Fanfest at Safeco Field.  Fans get a chance to play on the field and meet some of the Mariners (although, to actually meet 1 Mariner, you need to get in line for over an hour...once you meet that Mariner, you get in line for over an hour to meet the next...we skipped out on meeting Mariners). 
After Fanfest, we came back and took a few swings at the ball on Desi's new Tee.




 

 
 








Boogie Fever

Every time we go to Braden's, Desi needs to track down this card that sings "Boogie Fever."  It's from Braden's birthday in November.  You can hear Desi singing Boogie Fever.  I'm not sure what Duncan is saying, but it sounds like "Go away, Boogie Fever."  Although, given his dance moves, I'm not sure I'm interpreting that correctly as he also seems to have caught the Boogie Fever.


Crazy kids from Jason Pankow on Vimeo.

Might be time to sign an agent.

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Been working on the left handed pitching, but he appears to be a righty, at this point. Got to work on the stamina so he can be a starter.


Let's play some ball.
Yup...the curve. 


The wind up

The arm motion really throws off the batter.
 Aiming for low and outside.


 Strike 3!
And this is an unrelated picture I took the same day that I liked and wanted to post.