Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Those of you who know me, are aware of my fascination with all things Antarctic. I have been on the mailing list for Quark Expeditions, a leading Antarctic travel company for many years. I always pour over their catalog and marvel at the photographs. I am so intrigued, that I have even been known to base my reading selections on whether or not the story includes anything about this frozen continent! In fact, I recently discovered that the author (Kim Stanley Robinson) of a fiction book I read called "Antarctica" had applied for a special "grant" from the National Science Foundation's Artists & Writers Program. You can read more about this program here.

Basically, the program provides paid travel to and from Antarctica, room and board at the science station, and a loaner on cold weather clothing. Cool!

I stumbled across the blog of one of the latest grant recipients, David Ruth. He is a glass artist from California and he is studying the natural ice formations in Antarctica in anticipation of recreating the structures in glass. Check out his
Antarctica Blog.

Monday, November 20, 2006

What's on your Ipod? Version 1.0

After finally redeeming that Ipod anniversary gift card given to us by our friend Bill, I got to thinking. What does everyone else who reads the blog have on their Ipods (or other mp3 players)! So here's your chance folks! Post a comment about what is on your digital music device this month. Should be interesting!

Here's what I'm listening to:

The Fray - How To Save A Life

I've heard two currently released songs, the title track; How to Save a Life and Over My Head (aka Cable Car). Liked them both then ran across the videos on Google Video and realized just how good they were.

Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope

I happened upon her video for Fidelity on Google Video and it was unique in a Toris Amos / Bjork kind of way...

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Wanted, One Groom.

Another great evening provided by Holly and the OHS thespians!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Troubadour Dinner!

On Friday night, we had the privilege of attending my cousin Hollster’s Troubadour Recital. It was a pretty cool evening with 50’s themed food, music, and trivia. Although I may be a bit biased, I think she was the best singer there! Her rendition of Crazy was awesome! I heard many in the crowd whispering to each other about how good she is. They rightly introduced her as Owensville’s own American Idol…awwwww!

Not to be left out, the fabulous milk shake cut-outs were courtesy of cardboard provided by my Uncle Ed. Also….Thanks to Aunt Jo for picking up our tickets and saving a table for us! I think I can speak for everyone…Mom, Darrin, Ryan, Holly, Ed, and Joanne, and say we all enjoyed ourselves!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Ham & Jam & Spamalot!!!

Saturday November the 4th, the Lacubrious Crew attended the afternoon show of "Spamalot". The show was GREAT, a real "Must See" for any Monty Python fan. It's got some new twists and characters that make it different from the movie “Monty Python and The Holy Grail” but it still contains a lot of the same or similar scenes. The “Lady of the Lake” was hilarious.

After the show we headed to the Schlafly tap room for some dinner and then off to the Erato Wine Bar to catch Javi.

Javi and Carl were in top form, and with Javi’s cousin David De Las Heras adding some extra percussion and backup vocals, it was definitely a show to remember.

To see more pictures check out our Flickr.