December 30, 2009 – ISU Women’s Basketball

One of the best things to do on a cold winter night is to go to a college basketball game.  The girls have season tickets that have been passed down to us through two other families for second row seats behind the scorer’s bench at about mid-court.

Here, current star Allison Lacey puts up a three – she is one of the best point guards in the country – she is averaging about 19 points, 7 assists and only 1.5 turnovers a game.

Kelsey Bolte is another hot-shot, second leading scorer and deadly from the outside.

Of course, it all starts with Coach Fennelly – he has a rare lifetime contract, has brought two teams to the Elite 8, and has the women off to a 10-1 start this year.  Last year, only two teams in all of college basketball had a higher average game attendance – national champion UConn and traditional power Tennessee.  The games are fun, the team play up-tempo, and many of the starters are from Iowa high schools.

one year ago…”Thingamajig Thursday #148″

December 28, 2009 – Stagecraft Snow

We had about 2-3 inches of what I call “stagecraft snow” Saturday night.

The gentle, large fluffy flakes that lazily fall down on a calm evening.

They gently rest wherever they fall and adorn everyday objects with a new look. Whether it be a hat on top of a fencepost.

Or a symmetrical snow carbon copy on the barn handle.

And even a few moments of the fluffy flakes glinting down in the sunlight.

one year ago…”More Ice; Another Day at Home”