Friday, December 1, 2006

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, November 30, 2006


THE COUCH was tagged by Mimi to complete this task...THE COUCH has seen this, but never done it soooooo here we go...

The Way I Am
By Jackie Wilson

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drinksheesh next time wait until closer to closing time!

02. Swam with wild dolphins – just tame ones

03. Climbed a mountain – how high does it have to be to be considered a mountain?

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive – Me? Do you think they would hand ME the keys even for a test drive?

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid – In a past life I was supposed to be a pharoah

06. Held a tarantula – ummm no thank you

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone – one of life’s great pleasures

08. Said “I love you” and meant it – yes

09. Hugged a tree – ummm yeah in college, I might have even said “I love you” also

10. Bungee jumped – fear of heights

11. Visited Paris – not interested

12. Watched a lightning storm at sea – From the beach, yes many times…very cool

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sunrise – for many reasons…with and without help.

14. Seen the Northern Lights – is this a band?

15. Gone to a huge sports game – last game played in the Garden in Boston, World Series including the game Reggie Jackson hit 3 home runs,

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa - no

17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables- once

18. Touched an iceberg . – but I can not remember her name….

19. Slept under the stars – otherwise known as gone camping…

20. Changed a baby’s diaper – yuk and yeah

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon – fear of heights

22. Watched a meteor shower – yes … well I thought it was – or was it all in my

23. Gotten drunk on champagneOK this is a trick question right?

24. Given more than you can afford to charity – and wish I could have given more

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope – and cold not find any constellations – I stink at that

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment – yes and oh man did I get hell for it

27. Had a food fight – a few

28. Bet on a winning horse – had inside information….

29. Asked out a stranger – I have to agree with Bud here – aren’t most of them a stranger when oyu ask them out?

30. Had a snowball fight – another trick question? Well I guess people in Hawaii would not pick this one… but

31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can – often … often… often

32. Held a lamb – silence of the… no

33. Seen a total eclipse of the moon – wait if I did, wouldn’t I be like blind now?.

34. Ridden a roller coaster and screamed like a 12 year old girl the whole time

35. Hit a home run – no …trying to make me feel bad???

36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking – OK is this how I felt or how those around me felt?

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day – I have a hard time doing it for a few minutes

38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment – yes…for a more then a moment

39. Had two hard drives for your computer – LOL no

40. Visited all 50 states – um no

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk – another of those trick questions right? Well yeah!

42. Had amazing friends – and still do!

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country – not yet

44. Watched wild whales – from the beach yes

45. Stolen a sign – and it is in my apartment

46. Backpacked in Europe- um no

47. Taken a road-trip – more then I can remember

48. Gone rock climbing – see # 3

49. Midnight walk on the beach – oh yes… yum

50. Gone sky diving – OK…let’s review – fear of heights

51. Visited Ireland – blarney no

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love - yes

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them – sure used to trave a lot and it gets boring eating alone

54. Visited Japan – um no

55. Milked a cow - no

56. Alphabetized your CDs – and my vinyl with my own dewey decimal system

57. Pretended to be a superhero – ta da…. Blogger man

58. Sung karaoke – you do not want to hear that

59. Lounged around in bed all day – many times

60. Played touch football – many times

61. Gone scuba diving – many times

62. Kissed in the rain – many times

63. Played in the mud– many times

64. Played in the rain– many times

65. Gone to a drive-in theater– many times

66. Visited the Great Wall of China - no

67. Started a business – well sorta kinda.. but it failed quickly

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken – not often but yes

69. Toured ancient sites – yup, ruins in Mexico

70. Taken a martial arts class – ah hiaaaaaaaaa no

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight – never played it for even 6 minutes

72. Gotten married - yes

73. Been in a movie – does a college production count?

74. Crashed a party – and weddings too!

75. Gotten divorced - no

76. Gone without food for 5 days – I am not dead – so no

77. Made cookies from scratch – I cook I do not bake

78. Won first prize in a costume contest – sadly no

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice - no

80. Gotten a tattoo – yuk no

81. Rafted the Snake River – where is that? LOL

82. Been on television news programs as an “expert” - yes a few times

83. Got flowers for no reason – only once – but it made me feel warm and bubbly

84. Performed on stage – yes and it is way cool

85. Been to Las Vegas – sadly no

86. Recorded music – yes …hehehehe

87. Eaten sharkChinatown in NYC yup

88. Kissed on the first date – another of those trick questions

89. Gone to Thailand – me no likey little kids

90. Bought a house - yes

91. Been in a combat zone – in NY they call the area where the street-wlakers work the combat
zone.. I have had to walk there.. does that count?

92. Buried one/both of your parents – no thank goodness

93. Been on a cruise ship – yes LOVE to cruise

94. Spoken more than one language fluently – I sometimes have trouble with English!

95. Performed in Rocky Horror – no thanks

96. Raised children singular – one – but yes, my great joy!

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour – did a couple of weeks with the

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country - nopers

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over – well I sorta just did that

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge - no

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was lookingdoes this question imply that is wrong…LOL

103. Had plastic surgery – nope this is the body god gave me

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived – had a couple of bad one’s but no

105. Wrote articles for a large publication - done some web based things for large industry sites.. not sure that counts

106. Lost over 100 pounds – no LOL

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback? – yes years ago

108. Piloted an airplane - nope

109. Touched a stingray – ummm no thanks

110. Broken someone’s heart – unfortunately I believe I have

111. Helped an animal give birth - no

112. Won money on a T.V. game show – no but I am still trying to get onto Jeopardy

113. Broken a bone - yes

114. Gone on an African photo safari - no

115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears – not even my ears

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol – yes and I am a pretty good shot

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild – yes – see # 107

118. Ridden a horse – love it

119. Had major surgeryappendix surgery count?

120. Had a snake as a pet um no

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon – no thanks

122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours - yes

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states - NO

124. Visited all 7 continents - NO

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days - NO

126. Eaten kangaroo meat - NO

127. Eaten sushi - yummmmmmmmmmmy

128. Had your picture in the newspaper – yes a few times and NO not for crimes committed

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about – yes and she was glad I did

130. Gone back to school – taken some courses but they were more seminars then classes

131. Parasailed – OK..fear of heights

132. Touched a cockroach – lived in Manhattan - yes

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes - no

134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey - no

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read - yes

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - no

137. Skipped all your school reunions - no

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken languagehumm spoken sort of .. unspoken yes with deaf people

139. Been elected to public office - no

140. Written your own computer language - no

141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream – though short-lived yes

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care – no thank goodness

143. Built your own PC from parts – LOL no

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you – LOL again no

145. Had a booth at a street fair – well HS fair and yes for the Booster Club

146. Dyed your hair – had underlights put in to darken it a tad while looking for work.. Hey I am almost totally greyy/white now

147. Been a DJ - absolutely

148. Shaved your head – with my great hair – why?

149. Caused a car accident – yes I have

150. Saved someone’s life – no but I could -(I think...umm yup been trained).

St. J - P.B.U.A.B.W.A.B

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.

THE WAY I AM: Composer: Bob Eljin & Bert Keyes

44 Of Your Sparks

  1. Wont don't I ever get tagged for stuff like this.

  2. Anonymous Says:
  3. Yikes!

    **makes a note to come back when there's more time to read 150 things**

  4. Anndi Says:
  5. LOLOL!! Vinny screaming like a 12 year old girl.. I can SO hear that

    *has giggle fit.. hope it ain't at a bad moment*

    Ru roh.. and I just remembered.. he's a good shot! Oops

    Oh.. and you know my love for Jackie.. Great song man!

    Is the sign in your appartment cause it fell off the door?

  6. Anonymous Says:
  7. if you ever need a Las Vegas tour guide ..... I'm all over it!
    ::: impish grin :::

    - Joy

  8. Cool, cool, cool inventory. Some surprising, some not so (at least from what I know about you from reading you regularly).

    Like you more and more!

  9. Coco Says:
  10. Awwwww - I tagged you for this yesterday. Great answers, though.

  11. Anonymous Says:
  12. touched and iceberg... ROFLMOO

  13. WOW... what a list... TGIF!!!!


  14. tiggerprr Says:
  15. This is cool info. :)

  16. Lizza Says:
  17. I've said this to others, and I'll say it to you: it's so nice to learn new things about you. You're one of the few guys I know (well, virtually at least) who feel flattered at receiving flowers.

  18. Unknown Says:
  19. Northern Lights Dude ? ? ?

    Aurora Borialis (ring a bell ?)

  20. DIANA: Translating, "please do not tag me for something like this" I think

    TRAV: LOL hope you do!

    ANNDI: I bet you can hear it... there were two teem girls in front of me and at the end of the ride, they both turned and just shook their heads!
    And funny on the inappropriate...LOL no different sign!

    JOY: You have a deal! LOL

    SONGBIRD: rut ro... am I becoming too transparent?

    COCO: Yes, I was tagged with this on Wednesday!

    DUCK! hehehe of course YOU liked that one


  21. TIGERPRR: LOL, when you say it like that I wonder if you have a secret book where you keep all your information! LOL

    LIZZA: Wow, how can you not feel flattered... Is it not "manly" - feeling like that is ca-ca if you ask me!

    BUSY: Ummm... sarcasm...

  22. Holy Moly Bond, that was not a list that was a novella!

  23. Tug Says:
  24. FUN! And the iceberg cracked me UP...thanks for the laughs.

  25. Meribah Says:
  26. Whoa! So many things little time to comment on them all! Um, you hugged a tree...and said "I love you" to it??? How much did you have to drink? LOL
    I would dearly love to have witnessed you screaming like a 12 year old girl! You wouldn't happen to have it on video (or DVD) would you? LOL
    And ,no, you won't go blind watching a lunar eclipse!

  27. AtriaBooks Says:
  28. Story about Bond by the numbers:

    61 (how giving of him!)
    35 (how giving of her!)

  29. STARRLIGHT: Hey Mimi tagged me with it!

    TUG: And that was a 'throw-away" line LOL

    MERI: Did I say I was drinking? No evidence of the screaming incident remains... OH ty for that

    DR> B: I feel like I am in an episode of LOST now...
    Umm and 35? huh?

  30. Why 150?
    I don't recommend the iceberg thing. Walked all over the forsaken trap and only had twisted ankles and freezer burn to show for it. - oh, and an eight-year-old convinced he was now the next Fridjof Nansen.

    What a fun list.

  31. Oh my, I must have been very tired when I wrote my comment.


  32. You've done great with this. Laugh out loud funny. Good job!

  33. Travis Cody Says:
  34. As promised, I have returned.

    #7 - Yeppers.

    #83 - **falls out of chair laughing** Warm & bubbly? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    #101 - DO IT!

    #134 - You're missing a rocking good story!

    Not having been tagged, I've stolen the idea and will post as soon as I can get through the list.

    150? Who's idea was this arbitrary number anyway?? Geeez!

  35. Because I have gone through stillwater/pool lifesaving courses and I was a WSI level instructor earlier in my youth ansn some things I don't forget.

  36. AtriaBooks Says:
  37. Must I spell it out for you?!?

    29: Asked out a stranger

    23: Gotten drunk on champagne

    62: Kissed in the rain

    7: Taken a candlelit bath with someone

    31: Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

    8: Said “I love you” and meant it (at least that night)

    61: Gone scuba diving

    35: Hit a home run (way to go, Bond!)

  38. Julie Says:
  39. Wow what a buttload of cool things!

  40. DR.B: but i never hit that home run...

    JULIE: Thanks

  41. AtriaBooks Says:
  42. you gotta kid so it eventually happened at least once. wink wink

  43. :::sits and watches with drool running down his chin as this whole convesation went right over his head::: "duh, nows I gets it!"


  44. Mary Says:
  45. Great list! The fear of heights thing had me laughing.:D I'll be back for more Blogger Man the end of next week... having an out patient procedure done, blechhh.

  46. tiggerprr Says:
  47. Oh but I DO have a little black book with me, ALL the time. For lists and stuff. muahahahaha :)

  48. Mimi Lenox Says:
  49. Bond. What great comebacks! Remind me never to make you angry (per #116).

  50. MERT: Good luck this week... get better soon

    TIGERPRR: AH...Now I see how it is...

    MIMI: Thanks for the tag...LOL lot of things I have done, and as many I have not!

  51. Unknown Says:
  52. Okay, I did mine too. Boy, I never thought I'd finish!

    BTW - Has anyone visited all 7 continents?

  53. BeckEye Says:
  54. Wow, I saw this on Turnbaby's blog and I'm still happy there was no tagging involved!

  55. Great meme--I love seeing the answers!

  56. TopChamp Says:
  57. Couldn't work out why the song you'd posted sounded so weird - til I realised I'd opened coco's blog in a new window and I was listening to crash test dummies at the same time.

    It's not a good combo!!

    It seems most of us have caused car accidents...


    BECKEYE: lol that is why I did not tag

    JOELY: Glad you enjoyed

    TOP: That could be a problem, will teacg Coco to make it so you have to press play!

  59. Coco Says:
  60. so I forgot ONE in all this time, you have to bring it up? and now I can't figure out how to change it? is my blog going to play that perky little tune forever more? AGH!

  61. Unknown Says:
  62. Uuuuuh - that´s a great one (OK, great 150s!)
    I enjoyed your explainations a lot. Great fun!

    Enjoy your weekend, like I enjoyed my return to THE COUCH.

    Signed: The proud owner of a new notebook who missed you much =)

  63. Liz Hill Says:
  64. Cool stuff V

    Posted my own list cause I thought I was being lazy girl and could nto think of post subject --became disavowed of that at about question 40--LOL

  65. SANNI: Welcome back..missed you also..

    TURN: This is not a meme to do when you are lazy! LOL

  66. Cathy Says:
  67. Bond, I loved these! This may have been the best meme I ever saw! We have done and tried and failed at alot of the same things!

  68. Yeah -- it's almost time for Monday Matinee -- yippee! Can't wait!

  69. Oh yeah, don't forget to check out that football video on my post from last week.


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