Hunting, Matt, Lidle, Tigers & Lost

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, October 12, 2006

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Spent time apartment hunting again yesterday. Saw 5 different complexes and liked two, so I will return to them this Saturday. Also want to check out two downtown and see what they are like.
Did some texting back and forth with Matt yesterday and man my stomach was just turning and my heart just crying.
Yes, I know he is 19 and should be away in school already if not for going to the local JuCo to play ball - which resulted in him living home for two more years.

And Yes, I know next year he will be away at school and wouldn't be living home.

And Yes, I know after that he would probably be living on his own anyway.

BUT...that is your child leaving to go out into the world....this just feels like me leaving him...

And I told him that and he wrote back telling me...

I was going to put his text message here, but decided against it. I will say that his words made me start crying like a baby and that now, reading them again (I will not be deleting this message ever), makes the tears come again.

I understand our dog Rocky has been moping around too...

I need to stay strong..this is a great opportunity for me and will help everyone to get past our financial situation...stay strong...must stay strong......
Work is getting better and by that I mean I am beginning to actually work. Not like it is taking up my entire day or anything - hence my being able to post this during the day - but I can see we will begin to rock soon.
I got numerous calls yesterday regarding the Cory Lidle story and his dying in a plane crash in Manhattan. First it was just about a plane hitting a building - flashbacks began immediately - then that Cory was on the plane...
My prayers go out to his family, his instructors family (who was also killed), and to all those injured by the crash.

The reports on TV keep referring back to Thurman Munson and his crash...yes, they both wore Yankee uniforms...but the circumstances and their relationship to the fams of NY were so different. Lidle had just come to the team..his time was spent in Philadelphia and Oakland...that does not mean a Yankee fan should mourn less..just that you can't say it has the same impact on Yankee fans.
The Tigers are up 2-0...we should have another comment by DAMM anytime now... is official LOST is the best show on TV bar just when you think you know what might happen they zoom you in a different direction.

I loved last night. Ben telling Jack they have contact with the real world and trying to convince Jack if he cooperates , they will send him home. Ben tells Jack that American's had re-elected Bush...and that the Red Sox had won the World Series and Jack bursts out laughing and says "If you were going to try and convince me you have contact with the outside world, you should have picked a team other then the Red Sox" and Ben turns on the VCR and shows him the last out of the series and Jack goes slack jawed...what a scream!
I must stay strong...

Love you with all my heart Matt...
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

12 Of Your Sparks

  1. Dixiechick Says:
  2. Bond~

    This is only a trial separation period for you and your family. When the time is right, y'all will be together...

    Hey... you know there's a GREAT University right there in Memphis.... GO TIGERS!!!

    Let me know how the apartment hunting is going.

    Stay strong young man... STAY STRONG! Remember, family and friends are only just a phone call away. If you need me, you know how to get in touch with me.

    Lee Ann

  3. Travis Says:
  4. Hey V - you've had the busy week haven't you?

    Congrats on the new job.

    In an alternate reality somewhere the Dodgers and Yankees are renewing their WS rivalry, playing extra innings every night and going 7 games.

    Glad to hear Matt's OK after that accident.

    Good luck with the apartment search.

  5. Bond Says:
  6. DIXIE: I know darlin' stayin' strong...
    Yes and ther is a good sports physcology program there if I remember correctly...
    Apt. hunting is going well...think I might have something by this weekend...

    TRAVIS: How was vacation dude? LOL love those series with the Dodgers and the Yanks going all the way back to the days of dem bums in Brooklyn!

  7. Anonymous Says:
  8. From the mind of Meribah:

    Awww, now, Bond! You're gonna make me hug yuh again, arncha? You knows you can't say stuff like that and expect softies like me (and Anndi!) to NOT hug you, do you? Well, here's a big ol' hug from The Rock to you and yours! Glad Matt is on the mend!

  9. twinnsmom Says:
  10. I spoke to Matt this weekend. He knows this move is for the best. He is a smart, caring, and loving kid! Family is important to him and he just wants life to get easier for all of you! Of course he misses you. He started missing you the moment you left!
    Living here is stuff. I hope and pray that Matt and Allyson will visit your new home soon and will love it there too. It will be an easier life for all of you! Good luck apartment hunting. I miss you brother!

  11. Bond Says:
  12. MERI: ty ty 'preciate it darlin'

    SIS: Yes his is all those things and I know all you say is true...but my brain is still arguing with me. Maybe once I am in an apartment and not a hotel...and work is busier and I meet more people things will get better. Miss you too sweetie...

  13. Dixiechick Says:
  14. Hey Bond ~

    You didn't mention "grill" night... how was the food? Had anything, ummmmm, different????

  15. Bond Says:
  16. Nice catch Dix...Reason I never mentioned it is because by the time I got back from 'partment huntin' it was over...LOL

    Tonight is "Meatball Night" that should be interesting....

    Thank goodness they serve beer at these things... LOL

  17. Sueann Says:
  18. umm GO TIGERS! Did you forget that I live in Detroit?
    So sorry about all the hurt you are feeling. Things will get better, so hang in there, dear. Many prayers going up for you and your family.

  19. Anonymous Says:
  20. V,

    I am totally blog illeterate. Your sister forwarded me your blog page. I know she gave you my number here in the Memphis area. Call me and I can help you settle into the town. It is really different from NY, you learn to appreciate the differences...some you just adjust to.


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  23. Coco Says:
  24. I missed commenting on this the other night - can't leave it undone, even though I missed the expiry date. So here's your comment - isn't baseball season over yet? LOL


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