Monthly Archives: June 2006

It’s a boy!

We just got back from my wife's appointment.

Leo Benjamin Pankratz

And, we're having another boy.  More importantly, everything checked out okay on the initial review of the sonogram images. My wife keeps assuring me that she feels good about having another boy.  Although she did say, "Hopefully, one of my sons will like shopping."  I'm not entirely sure how to feel about that.

Leo's foot is also clearly visible in the picture below.  The sonographer was a very strange lady.

Leo Benjamin Pankratz's foot

My dog keeps barking

The title of this post has absolutely nothing to do with the content.

Thanks to the lack of intelligence of a bank robber in Indianapolis (and some timely link searching on my part), I got another greenlight on

I think the best part of the article is the following quote by Marion County sheriff's Capt. Phil Burton:

"When they actually rob a bank with their ID, which they leave for us, that's very helpful."

I'm sure it is.

Rolling along

We took Abe to see a full size Thomas the Tank Engine.  Yes, there actually is a full size Thomas.  Probably several.  They hold events like this across the country.  And I'm sure they rake in the cash.

Abe said that he had fun.  Of course, he also said that his favorite part was watching the videos in the tent.  He didn't want to get a tattoo so my wife got one instead.

Boss tattoo

More pictures are available at the following URL:  

It’s part of summer

Our development has a pool.  We pay for it via our home-owner's association dues.  Sometimes it is open.  Most of the time it is closed because the developer who put it in obviously suffers from a severe intelligence deficiency.

Anyway, my wife took Abe swimming last night.  There are some pictures at .  I've also linked the image below to a .MOV clip of Abe swimming.

Abe Swimming