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Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby Shapley » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:41 am

Anybody have any big plans for Beethoven's Day (Dec. 16th) this year?
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby barfle » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:57 am

Hopefully, it won't be spent Christmas shopping. :crazy:
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby Shapley » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:00 am

I think my Christmas shopping is nearly all done. I should have my Beethoven's Day shopping done, as well. I hate the last-minute Beethoven's Day rush.
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby piqaboo » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:27 am

I'm always greatful that Beethoven's bday is so early. After I finish shopping for it, I still have 4 full days to shop for OT. Works well. And that leaves a few days to finish Xmas shopping and I'm done til the post=holiday sales.....
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby Shapley » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:16 pm

I have a busy weekend, with Christmas parties and my wife's graduation exercises. If I don't make it back to the board before Sunday, I wish you all a very happy Beethoven's day.

Try not to overdo the Beethoven's day goodies!
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby navneeth » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:09 am

Today's Peanuts, if you haven't already noticed. :)

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Shapley wrote:I have a busy weekend, with Christmas parties and my wife's graduation exercises. If I don't make it back to the board before Sunday, I wish you all a very happy Beethoven's day.


Have a happy Beethoven day, Shap!
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby piqaboo » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:59 pm

Shap, what kind of exercises must your wife do, to be graduated?
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby Shapley » Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:32 pm

piqaboo wrote:Shap, what kind of exercises must your wife do, to be graduated?
Jump thru hoops?


I call them 'exercises', most call them ceremonies. Processions, cap & gown, speeches, handshakes and a diploma. It ain't jumping through hoops, but it's similar.

Anyway, she has now received her Batchelor of Science in Business Administration degree. I'm very proud of her. :) :#1:

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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby piqaboo » Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:42 pm

Extend our congratulations!
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby Shapley » Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:11 pm

piqaboo wrote:Extend our congratulations!


Will do! Thanks.
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:49 pm

Shapley wrote:
piqaboo wrote:Shap, what kind of exercises must your wife do, to be graduated?
Jump thru hoops?


I call them 'exercises', most call them ceremonies. Processions, cap & gown, speeches, handshakes and a diploma. It ain't jumping through hoops, but it's similar.

Anyway, she has now received her Batchelor of Science in Business Administration degree. I'm very proud of her. :) :#1:

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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby Shapley » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:16 pm

Thanks.
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby Schmeelkie » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:27 am

More Belated Congrats! I assume she was a 'returning student' - as one who once taught college courses (and from my husband who does teach) - gotta love the returning students! They're motivated, don't let their personal lives get in the way of work, their excuses for missing a class or a deadline are real and communicated with much guilt and generally are better students than the 18-21 yr olds. When I had a returning student say to me that she might have to miss a class if there was a snow day in the public schools (cause of course the university never shuts down) to stay with her kids, I was much more likely to give her slack than any other student. Was a little weird sometimes being the 'authority figure', with students 10-20 years older than me...got more respect from them too. They understand the value of their education. I'd say half of those at the big public universities and a smaller proportion at other colleges expect that you're just going to give them a good grade - they just deserve it - wether or no they've done any work... OK...end rant\

Mentioned to the family Sunday that it was Beethoven's birthday - had to explain to Pumpkin who it was - he wanted cake!
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby Shapley » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:51 am

Yes, she was a returning (non-traditional) student. She earned an AA shortly after we met, so I attended that graduation exercise as well. She took evening classes at the local community college, which were adminstered by the University. It's been a few years, but she's quite pleased to be done with it.

I guess, once I get my son through college, it'll be time to think about returning there myself. Maybe I can get a diploma and a gold watch the same year. :D

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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby navneeth » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:07 pm

Congratulations, Mrs.Shapley! :)
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby Shapley » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:22 pm

Thanks, Nav. I'll pass the congrats on to her.

She'll be surprised to know that her accomplishments have been noted as far away as India. :)

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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby barfle » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:36 pm

I remember when bar got her BS in Landscape Architecture. A proud moment for us all, and I extend my congratulations to Mrs. Shapley.

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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby navneeth » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:10 am

Shapley wrote:She'll be surprised to know that her accomplishments have been noted as far away as India. :)


That's thanks to a deaf man from 200 years ago. :mrgreen:
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby Shapley » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:58 pm

The weather isn't looking good for this years Beethoven's Day parade. They are calling for ice and snow and all sorts of nastiness. To bad, I know the kids look forward to all of the Beethoven Day celebrations. At least the Beethoven's Day sales should give the economy a boost, unless the weather forces the shoppers to stay home.

We'll probably have a quiet Beethoven's Eve at home, at least I'm hoping so.

Wishing you all a joyous Beethoven's Day! Enjoy a glass of wine while listening to your favourite Beethoven symphony tonight.
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Re: Beethoven's Day Celebrations

Postby navneeth » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:13 am

Shapley wrote:The weather isn't looking good for this years Beethoven's Day parade. They are calling for ice and snow and all sorts of nastiness. To bad, I know the kids look forward to all of the Beethoven Day celebrations. At least the Beethoven's Day sales should give the economy a boost, unless the weather forces the shoppers to stay home.

We'll probably have a quiet Beethoven's Eve at home, at least I'm hoping so.

Wishing you all a joyous Beethoven's Day! Enjoy a glass of wine while listening to your favourite Beethoven symphony tonight.


Happy LvB-Day! Sorry to hear about the weather, Shap. Thank goodness for CDs. :D

And don't forget another important anniversary that is fast approaching.

The Fifth Symphony was premiered on December 22, 1808 at a mammoth concert at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna consisting entirely of Beethoven premieres, and directed by Beethoven himself. The performance took more than four hours. The two symphonies appeared on the program in the reverse order of what we know them today: the Sixth was first, and the Fifth appeared in the second half. The program was as follows:

* the Sixth Symphony
* Aria: "Ah, perfido", Op. 65
* The Gloria movement of the Mass in C Major
* the Fourth Piano Concerto (played by Beethoven himself)
* (intermission)
* the Fifth Symphony
* the Sanctus and Benedictus movements of the C Major Mass
* a solo piano improvisation played by Beethoven
* the Choral Fantasy

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._5_(Beethoven)

Perhaps B.com could arrange a special on that day? :)
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