Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Today's video clip is from last Friday night's aforementioned Improvables Halloween performance.

In it, Bryan, Keenan, and Brianne re-create a 60-second scene in 10 seconds. It's about spiders.


Monday, October 28, 2013

The Improvables' Halloween Extravaganza 2013

Friday night marked the Improvables' fifth annual Halloween performance, as well as our second anniversary of performing at the Davis Center for the Performing Arts (aka CenterPoint Legacy Theatre). It's hard to believe that we have been together that long and that we have put on that many Halloween shows, but the calendar doesn't lie.

Among the highlights were "Half Life," played by Bryan, Keenan, and Brianne:

. . . Erica's zombie costume, inspired by "The Walking Dead":

. . . and our many fans who dressed up for the occasion, including our costume contest winners, one of who is pictured here as the Last Airbender:

Following the show, the assorted troupe members (and an enthusiastic audience member dressed as Bruce Lee) posed for this group shot:

Yours truly chose to dress up as Teddy Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States and one of all-time favorite historical figures.

Good times were had by all.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Walking the Dog

At Monday night's family FHE at the Pack Pumpkin Patch, Jackson took the leash from Ben and took Kuma for a short walk.

Then, at 10 seconds into this video, Kuma took Jackson for a walk.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday Night at the Pumpkin Patch

For family home evening last night, the Plowman clan (minus Adi and Christian, who are in Florida visiting Adi's friends where she served her mission, and Jeff, who was in class) made our annual trip out to the Pack Pumpkin Farm in Farmington, something that has become a much-loved Halloween tradition for our gang.

Jackson, entertaining as always, enjoyed running through the hay maze and then posed as a zombie atop a different stack of hay bales:

Luke, McKenna, and Jenna posed alongside the pumpkins that they picked out for themselves:

We posed for a family picture . . .

. . . and then the others arrived, after which we took another one. I must say that we are pretty good-looking motley crew:

Good times were had by all.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Jackson kept himself entertained for a good long while the other day as he kept on filling up a balloon with air and then letting it go, watching it as it flew all over the room.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Jumping Jack

Watch Jackson in action:

There is nothing else to say.

Friday, October 11, 2013


The title of this post doesn't refer to my 19-month-old nephew Jake---not in the least. Rather, it refers to the fact that he thinks I am really weird,  and, in this photo, the look on his face reflects that he is looking at me.

I'm the weirdo; not Jake. Mr. Weirdly McWeird.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jackson's "Fox" Sing-a-long

A never-ending source of entertainment, my five-year-old nephew Jackson recently sang along to Nickel Creek's "The Fox," and I was able to capture some of it on video.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Another Year Older and Deeper in Debt

Last Thursday was my birthday. A group of about 15 friends, including Ben, Adi, Steve, and Summer, joined me at the Karaoke CafĂ© in Murray to celebrate by singing karaoke and eating cheesecake---two of my favorite pastimes.

Getting older is acceptable as long as I can do those two things in the company of good people.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Musical Workshop

Over the years, one of my favorite things about performing improv with the Improvables is that something new, unexpected, and fun is always around the corner---both at our shows and during our workshops.

Such was the case this past week, when Lorin led a musical workshop that emphasized the importance for us all to be more willing to support each other during musical numbers. I snapped the above photo as Rickey performed a peppy musical piece, accompanied in the background by Erica, Ryan, and Lorin.