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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2013, 04:17:15 AM »
Confirmations, mass and conference with +W.  And there was food and beer, too. 

Best evening I've had in a looooong time.

Ya, just don't say that where k_v can hear you...  :-X



Ooh, I went to Trader Joe's and bought some nice food and booze and a big bottle of Dr. Bronner's soap, and then I went next door to the second-hand book store and picked up a copy of the Onion's "Our Dumb Century" which is lol, if you must know.
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2013, 06:16:22 AM »
Last month I spent a couple of weeks on Oahu's north shore,  I got some great surf and four rounds of golf.  It was a real treat!
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Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2013, 07:26:03 AM »
Confirmations, mass and conference with +W.  And there was food and beer, too. 

Best evening I've had in a looooong time.

Ya, just don't say that where k_v can hear you...  :-X


Ha, it's true for both of us! We don't get out much, especially not with chapel folks. It was great!
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2013, 04:36:26 PM »
Went to the National Zoo with my fiance on Thursday. Saw the peacocks (my favorite) in the outdoor flight exhibit. Got really close to one of them and had to fight the urge to reach out and touch him. What beautiful creatures. Saw the peahen, too, but she isn't nearly as impressive.
 
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2013, 04:43:47 PM »
I attended a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 with a friend and got a beer and pizza beforehand.

That's my favorite symphony.  Jealous!
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2013, 04:46:19 PM »
Went to the National Zoo with my fiance on Thursday. Saw the peacocks (my favorite) in the outdoor flight exhibit. Got really close to one of them and had to fight the urge to reach out and touch him. What beautiful creatures. Saw the peahen, too, but she isn't nearly as impressive.

At the resort we spent our honeymoon at there were peacocks roaming around everywhere.  You'd be walking down a path or sidewalk and a peacock would cut right in front of you.  It was pretty cool. 
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2013, 10:48:34 PM »
I attended a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 with a friend and got a beer and pizza beforehand.

That's my favorite symphony.  Jealous!

It's really good.  The conductor did something kinda unique.  It was an "Insights" program.  Instead of playing the entire symphony outright, first he gave us a brief talk on the entire thing.  Then he would play for us snippets of the movements and show us similarities to other works (like, apparently Beethoven composed no. 5 and no. 6 alongside each other, and the similarity is striking!  at least esp. in the first movement).  Then he played the first movement in its entirety, then walked us through the second, then played the second, and then walked through 3, 4, and 5 movements and then played them. 

It felt more like an intimate college lecture and performance than a fancy pants orchestra!  It was really cool.  I gained a lot. 

And it was only $20!
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2013, 10:06:34 AM »
I attended a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 with a friend and got a beer and pizza beforehand.

That's my favorite symphony.  Jealous!

It's really good.  The conductor did something kinda unique.  It was an "Insights" program.  Instead of playing the entire symphony outright, first he gave us a brief talk on the entire thing.  Then he would play for us snippets of the movements and show us similarities to other works (like, apparently Beethoven composed no. 5 and no. 6 alongside each other, and the similarity is striking!  at least esp. in the first movement).  Then he played the first movement in its entirety, then walked us through the second, then played the second, and then walked through 3, 4, and 5 movements and then played them. 

It felt more like an intimate college lecture and performance than a fancy pants orchestra!  It was really cool.  I gained a lot. 

And it was only $20!

Was it on ISU's campus? Is Dugan's Conversation Bar still around?
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2013, 10:09:13 AM »
I did something similar, but on a smaller scale. No cameraman, either and I was in the Colorado Rockies, not Queen possessed territory(where has Jovan, been BTW?). It was fun, but the tailbone does hurt.


Edited to fix YT link. --P
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2013, 01:00:51 PM »
This was at IUS. IU's southeast campus in new Albany.
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #55 on: April 10, 2013, 03:59:50 AM »
The wife and I took one of our priests to dinner and then to a performance of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro the other night.  I gotta say, I have mixed emotions.  We had fun but I seriously hate sitting through opera if I'm not working in the pit.  Plus, it's Mozart, so it's high quality music, but a lot of it's boring.  I've probably sat through 10 or 15 operas but this was only my 2nd time sitting in the audience.  I prefer the pit.  To top it off I asked the wife how much the tickets were and the conversation went like this:

Me: How much were the tickets?
Her: $78
Me: Oh, that's not so bad
Her: Each
Me:  :o

Honestly, I'm a musician married to an artist...I'm not made out of money!

But ya, it was fun anyway.
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #56 on: April 10, 2013, 07:02:10 PM »
That sounds like a winner of a night, regardless.
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #57 on: April 10, 2013, 07:23:40 PM »
The wife and I took one of our priests to dinner and then to a performance of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro the other night.  I gotta say, I have mixed emotions.  We had fun but I seriously hate sitting through opera if I'm not working in the pit.  Plus, it's Mozart, so it's high quality music, but a lot of it's boring.  I've probably sat through 10 or 15 operas but this was only my 2nd time sitting in the audience.  I prefer the pit.  To top it off I asked the wife how much the tickets were and the conversation went like this:

Me: How much were the tickets?
Her: $78
Me: Oh, that's not so bad
Her: Each
Me:  :o

Honestly, I'm a musician married to an artist...I'm not made out of money!

But ya, it was fun anyway.

Figaro is boring?
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #58 on: April 10, 2013, 07:28:04 PM »

Obviously you were at the wrong opera house. 
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Re: Done Anything Fun Lately?
« Reply #59 on: April 10, 2013, 07:57:13 PM »
Obviously you were at the wrong opera house.

Or the wrong opera! That aria is from the Barber of Seville, although it is sung by the same character as Figaro in the Marriage of Figaro.