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Do Something For The Fun of It

Today I am doing something for the fun of it and apparently I am not alone.  While I was preparing to take my partner to a lecture on Living Buildings for his 65th birthday, I came across this video of another birthday celebration.   I thought you would enjoy partaking of this 75th birthday celebration for composer Phillip Glass.

This is a flash mob choir gathering July 12th in Times Square New York City – at 98’F (36.67C )  – to perform without rehearsal a piece of music composed by Phillip Glass.


Was that fun?

What do you do for the fun of it?  Especially when it is hot!

My partner’s birthday party will be Saturday when he rides his bicycle from Seattle to Portland for the 14th time, alone in the 90’F (32.22 C ) heat – he thinks this is fun!

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13 Responses to “Do Something For The Fun of It”

  1. Laurie Buchanan Says:

    Wow! That was COOOOOOOOOL!

    Patricia Reply:

    I have listened several times, because I love his music and it was so neat!
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  2. susan Says:

    Hi Patricia,
    The video did not show up for me :( but I will imagine it. Fun is a good thing. It’s also a personal thing. Hubs loves golf cuz he says it’s fun. He comes home pissed. ???? So I am trying golf now. As long as I don’t let my sorry game interfere with my commune with nature its all good. :) My idea of total fun and an adrenalin surge is horse racing. It’s not for everyone tho – hence my comment about fun being personal. I can’t go to the races everyday, but I try to put at LEAST a fun hour into each day – sometimes more, sometimes less, you know how it goes.

    Patricia Reply:

    I am sorry the video did not show up for you…you could go to youtube and find it I think? I found it on NPR.org…

    Oh horse racing sounds so neat…my college roommates father in law raised race horses until they were taken away to be trained…his most famous steed was Seattle Slew…

    I need more fun in my daily routine
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  3. Terrill Welch Says:

    I do most things it seems for the fun of it. But when I think of doing something for just “the fun of it” this usually means something spontaneous – something I hadn’t planned to do. When it is hot, it might be running through the sprinkler. This is fun even now when my youthful body has matured to a stately saunter rather than a sprint. Or it might be dropping everything I am doing and slipping into the village for an ice cream. Then again it might be going down to the edge of the sea to watch the sun set and staying extra long while the darkness settles in and the stars come out. All things I like to do just for the fun of it :) Great post Patricia!

    p.s. By the way I was thinking of you as the lightening flashed and thunder rolled to the south east of us at 2:00 am this morning. I figured it must have been right over your head.
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    Patricia Reply:

    spontaneous is good. Our book group last night was all about fun as the topic…and you know what The Swan Thieves came up as a a great read again and again..
    We played charades…

    Yep we had 3 days of big stormy weather…it was very exhilarating and very noisy. I was a bit worried about the heavy winds that accompanied.

    Back on computer for a few minutes – I have been so busy with all of that nature lately….gave me a break and feels good to be back
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  4. Chris Edgar Says:

    What will your flash mob be doing for fun this summer? Okay, I guess you probably aren’t the flash mob type. I know I’m not. I never perform Philip Glass in public squares without extensive rehearsal.
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    Patricia Reply:

    flash choir yes – flash mob maybe not!

    I just so like Philip Glass’ music…it resonates with me…though I have never rehearsed it at all

    I will have to get over and see your lastest post…I am rather far behind these days….too many veggies and fruits…too little time
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  5. Sam Juliano Says:

    As always Glass’ music mesmerizes me, and I heard this Times Square sidewalk concert to the very end. Last year I attended Glass’s sublime opera “Satyagraha” at teh Metropolitan Opera in Manhattan, and have long been a huge fan of his other operas and film work. Both THE HOURS and KUNDUN have been given ravishing minimalist scores by this influential titan of 20th Century classical music, one who fueled appreciation for his original style.

    In any case, the intense outdoor heat almost always causes indoor refuge, where truth be said there is always something enriching to take on.

    Have a great week my friend!

    Patricia Reply:

    Thank you for sharing more info about Glass. I do so like his music and I wish I was still in NYC to go hear it in person – most of my Opera is recorded these days.

    I loved the HOURS as movie and music….I have the music on my mp3

    We are getting more grey and no heat….I feel for you all for the blast and then the power outages – whoohee!

  6. Davina Haisell Says:

    This was a lot of fun, Patricia!

    Thanks for sharing the video. I love the idea of so many folk coming together, unrehearsed, to do this. It must have been a great feeling to have joined in. I can imagine the energy they all would have felt. I probably would have gotten a little choked with emotion :)

    I hope your partner had a wonderful birthday riding from Seattle to Portland… in the heat!

    What do I do just for fun, when it’s hot? Yesterday I had a beer in the afternoon, while I lounged on the couch flipping channels between my soap opera and The Big Bang Theory. Mind you, it wasn’t hot like most people know hot. But it was on the warm side.

    Patricia Reply:

    Hi Davina,

    It was a fun video and I would have loved to sing with it…trying to find the music on line…

    No sunburn on the STP ride and no rain, it was a nearly perfect ride day and he got a T shirt….what a birthday

    Today we are back to thunder storms and rain. Since I had a bit a surgery this week, ZIP is having to make do with barking at the windows and running from the front to the back of the house.

    Well, I read most of the time, but have also gotten into watching movies streaming and in the mailbox…..When it is hot also I need to find processing veggies and fruit FUN!

    Thanks for coming by…loved your post on pronouns…still wanting chocolate cake though! stimulating
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  7. Kimbundance Says:

    Enjoyed this post! Yes doing things for the fun of it is so key to happiness!! =)