Culture weekend…

Last night the upper school kids preformed Spamalot at JMans school and today was the 1/4 finals collegiate acapella concert at Boston Symphony Hall.

Spamalot was a blast, Jess and I, including all the other over 40’s in the room were repeating all the lines with the actors and actresses. The kids put on a great show and it brought back fond memories of hanging out at Goldsmiths Tavern in St Mary’s Square watching Monty Python. Every time the door would open we’d pause the movie and hide the pints! Never know when the boys in blue would appear….not that we were doing anything wrong!

Today’s concert was great. 10 colleges had 12 minutes a piece to wow the judges and entertain the rest of us. This was our first time in BSH and it’s a wonderful old world theatre. We were two rows from the stage, off to one side, but the kids made good use of the entire stage. Perhaps I’m getting old but some of the clothing choices were a tad revealing considering the matinee age of the audience. I was expecting to see at least one wardrobe malfunction but if it happened I missed it. Beyond that the singing and beatboxing was great.

Top: All the teams on stage prior to the awards ceremony.

Left middle: The boys.

Left bottom: Bach to front the stage dips at least 10″. Notice the height of the baseboard?

Right bottom: Bus drive and wife!


Random photos

Top left: JMan’s award for skating around the ice rink without using the board.

Right: JMan and his snowman.

The other photo was dinner! But it was homemade…

Tap this

The one on the right is what locals drink, the one of the left is for the after life…..

Pass the bread

JMan tried his hand at baking a few weeks ago and I forgot to post the results.

It was a good effort but I think leaving the dough overnight in fridge overnight was it’s downfall….let’s just say it was a bit doughy! However, that didn’t stop us from scarfing it down…something about warm bread!

Random weekend photos

JMan and I had breakfast at the club this am and tried some archery afterwards. I was very impressed with J’s skills and he proudly announced that he had lots of experience from summer camp. I never shot a compound bow before…..and I may have found yet another hobby.

Later we went skating, well JMan did and I watched.

Snowy Road

This is Ragged Mountain Road (Danbury NH) as we headed home yesterday. Certainly brings new meaning to “keep her between the uprights“. It was a long drive…but a safe one.

Ragged Mountain

First snowboarding trip of the season. Got JMan his season pass thanks to Zimmerman’s in Nashua NH, GMan and I had discounted tickets via Liftopia.

It started snowing when we left home and snowed the whole way up. The mountain was very quite and remained quite all day. Boarding got better and better but a dozen or so runs later we are cooked. I feel my 4 month absence from the gym!

The boys at the bottom.

GMan and I taking a pit stop on the way down. As you can see we have the whole place to ourselves.

Great place, great day, great company, we’ll be back.