Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, October 06, 2006

Welcome To THE COUCH...Sit on Down and Get Comfy...

HEY y'all

I have sooooooooo much to do today it is not even funny....laundry...Dr. appt. (He won't review my prescriptions before I move until i see him! ), packing...catching up on things on TiVO! (hey priorities folks!), and...ummmmm....well I have a list somewhere...
OK...went to Chicago Wednesday to corporate office. Got held up at Newark due to weather. we sat on the plane for FIVE ---COUNT 'EM ---FIVE hours. Was supposed to get to Chicago at 9am..finally landed at 2pm!

Was supposed to come back home at 6pm, so of course, my Boss..said ..well spend the night...

No clothes.. no toiletries...nothing!

Met all the bosses...great group of me..all the support staff..everyone was excited I was joining.

We went to dinner and killed off 5 (there is that numbe
r again) bottles of wine - one a magnum between 5 of us! LOL
Then JP (my direct boss) and I go to the of these new fancy boutique places.

SO, the front desk says well we hve two rooms is on the smoking floor...JP says no to that.

The other is a suite with a pull-out couch. OK, he says ...

"It is one of our theme suites" says the fron
t desk person..and I start to laugh (well remember lots of wine).

"So, does it have a heart-shaped bed and a champagne glass tub?" I ask..

Front desk guy says no..

"Jungle theme?" says I - sort of kidding....

"Well yes," says he!

So, here is a picture of the front door of the S
uite and the living room... the center piece is a water-fall thingy.

JP and I will milk this story for a loooooooooog time!
I just got a call from my Mom as I am writing. Seems they were holding out on me. Dad failed his stress stest on Tuesday and they found 2 blockages and he is in the hospital after having two stents put in yesterday.

Supposed to come home today, but they didn't want to tell me because I was going to Chicago and had "a lot on my plate."

Leaving tomorrow morning in the car. Hoping to get 10 hours in and then 6 on Sunday.

Will be in a hotel room first two weeks and hopefully next weekend I will find a place to live and the following weekend, fly home, load the U-Haul and drive back down.

Should have my laptop on Monday, so I will be able to post, maybe not everyday ..but I will continue to post.

Might not get to stop in at your sites everyday as I have, but I will catch up when I have time, so look for comments dating back a few days on yours!
OK, so I began writing this at 9am...remember lots to do...

It is now 1:43pm, and I just got back from the hospital after 3+ hours there.

Matt had a car accident. We do not know details, as he can't remember what happened and the police have not returned my call.

He has a concussion and his legs hurt and that is the extent of his injuried at this time, thank God.

No idea what the new car we just got him looks like - well not new of course, but new for us.

So...not sure I am leaving tomorrow...what they will do for cars...

Does this s**t ever end??????
Anndi loves her luggage...

loves her cow (and Taylor)...

I love my vinyl record collection...


Thanks for sitting on THE COUCH, hope you enjoyed your stay.


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Keep that spark of insanity kids...It helps keep you an individual.

10 Of Your Sparks

  1. Coco Says:
  2. Oh Vinny - when does it end? My prayers for your dad and for Matt, that their recovery is rapid and complete.

    Don't stress, my friend. You have a long trip in front of you, and you must be rested and calm to make it safely.

    Salivating at the idea of that vinyl record collection, Vinny.

    Hugs, Coco

  3. Turnbaby Says:
  4. So sorry to hear about Matt. I totalled a car when I was 17. No fun--my Dad comes in and sees me and says "How is the car?" He said later that he knew I was okay so he did not ask about me first. It was a family joke for quite some time.

    Glad your Dad got the stents. He will feel so much better.

  5. Anonymous Says:
  6. From the mind of Meribah:

    **sends out a big ol' hug to Bond and his family** I'm not sure I can fit my arms around y'all, seeing as how I'm only little, but I can sure try! Hope everything works out okay for you and yours!

  7. Dixiechick Says:
  8. Prayers going up for your safe trip to Tennessee, your Dad's health, and Matt. Doesn't it seem that when it rains it pours....

    Just thought of something....

    Elvis - Jungle Room
    Vinny - Jungle Room

    wooooooooooooooo hooooooooooooo

  9. Bond Says:
  10. Thanks gang...

    Dix..this ain't pouring..this is a f**king monsoon... a typhoo... a tornado and a hurricane with a little earthquake thrown in...

  11. Angell Says:
  12. WOW Vince. At least Matt is ok (commented on the other one first before I read this one). And I can't say enough how sorry I am about your dad. Back to church to pray for him.

    God is on your side. And so are we. With the power of prayer and positive thoughts, the SP can do anything!!


  13. Gail Says:
  14. Vinny -- I am thinking of you and your fam. If there is anything I can do, please PLEASE let me know.


  15. Sueann Says:
  16. I agree with you Vince...although not in those exact words...but please drive carefully and let us know when you arrive.


  17. Amanda Says:
  18. I vaguely remember totalling a car once. Bond, you have all my prayers! I'm so glad Matt is ok, he's very lucky.

  19. Denise Says:
  20. Vinny I am at a loss for words. I will call you soon and I am glad that you have perservered and went on to Tennessee. As hard as it is to see at times we must forge ahead blind and we are all behind you. Matt will be ok and you my cousin are totally in a monsoon to put it mildly. I will call and check on Ally and Matt today and my prayers and love are with you as always


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