Monday, April 21, 2014

Little Monkey

The most recent general conference of the Church was held a couple of weeks ago. The weekend before that, the Church also held the first-ever women's meeting, and all LDS women aged eight and older were invited to attend.

(Yep, I have some catching up to do yet again here on Electric Bassoon.)

At any rate, while the women in the family were attending the women's meeting, Ben, Steve, nine-month-old Christian, and I had a guys' night out together, first enjoying dinner at Sizzler together, then going over to Ben's and Adi's place to watch the Real Salt Lake soccer game.

As a nine-month-old, Christian has a bedtime much earlier than ours, though Ben gave him a bath before putting him down to sleep. His bathrobe resembles a monkey.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


One of my favorite improv warm-up games is "Assassin/Bodyguard," in which each player chooses another player to be his/her assassin and a second player to be his/her bodyguard, without telling them whom they have chosen. When the M.C. says "Go!", the following ensues:

It's hilarious to watch and even more fun to take part in.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dead Men *DO* Wear Plaid!

A shameless plug goes out today for Murray Arts Council's production of Forever Plaid, starring my brothers Ben and Steve as half of an excellent cast of four.

Yep, I'm biased. Admittedly.

For those not familiar with it, Forever Plaid is the story of the four Plaids, a doo-wop singing group killed in a car accident on the eve of their first major performance in 1964. In 2014, however, the singers are allowed to come back to Earth for a special one-night performance. Good, time-tested music and hilarity ensue. I went to see their opening-night performance Monday and was thoroughly entertained.

To obtain any additional information, visit the Forever Plaid Facebook event page at: The show plays through this Saturday night.

Monday, March 31, 2014

King Boo

A few days ago, Jackson dressed himself up as King Boo from the Mario video game universe. When I tried to take his photo, he made this classic Jackson pose:

There are no words.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rocking Horse

Grandma Plowman's toy rocking horse was a popular item at this past Sunday's bi-monthly family dinner. First, eight-month-old Christian went for a ride:

Then five-year-old Jackson went for a spin:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Jake's Second Birthday

A couple of Sundays back, we celebrated Jake's second birthday as a family after bi-monthly family dinner. There was cake, presents, and a "Pass the Parcel" game that was won by *ahem* yours truly for the first time in . . . well, a very long time.

I gave Jake a Thomas the Tank Engine toy, and, judging by this video, I think it's safe to say that he liked his gift:

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chantel Comes Home

Three weeks ago (yeah, I need to do a little catching up here on Electronic Bassoon), my cousin Chantel returned home to Utah from her mission to AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay. Though she came back to us a few months before she would have liked due to health reasons, we are proud of the good work she has done in the Lord's service over the past seven months.

Most of the Plowman clan, along with the Sanders and Berlangieri bunches, were waiting at the Salt Lake City airport when she returned. Here's a shot of the entire group who showed up:
And here's Chantel meeting her siblings Eden, Ashlyne, and Meikayla after emerging from the plane:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Replay at Bernie's

Friday night was the Improvables' annual Valentine's Day performance, aka the Battle of the Sexes. I was joined on stage by Brianne, Bryan, Charlotte, Erica, Keenan, Lorin, and Willis. We had the rare opportunity to perform on the CenterPoint main stage for this show.

One of the highlights of the night was this video, which captures Brianne, along with "dolls" Charlotte and Erica, in "Replay at Bernie's."

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Basketball Time with Kylee

My 16-year-old niece Kylee made it on the Layton High School sophomore girls basketball team this year. The team has been doing very well, having lost only two games all season.

I finally made it to a game Friday afternoon, which was also Valentine's Day. The Lancers beat the Northridge Knights by a score of 56-26. Though Kylee is not a starter, she got about five minutes' playing time, shooting 2-2 and scoring four points. She also added a couple of steals and generally played very well and aggressively.

After the game, I snapped the above photo of her alongside her dad, my brother Mike. She wears #5, which was also Mike's number when he played sports.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

More Rasslin'

At Sunday's bi-monthly family dinner, eight-year-old Luke tried to tickle his nearly two-year-old brother Jake.

Jake wasn't having any of it.