Thursday, November 23, 2006 - TT#3

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Welcome to the
Thanksgiving Edition of
Thursday Thirteen

Of course, the Thirteen will stay
in the spirit of Thanksgiving
and be the things
is thankful for...

I Thank You
By ZZ Top

1. My son Matt - he has grown into an incredible young man. He has compassion, humor, love, intelligence, athletisism beyond belief.

2. Allyson - without whom Matt would not be here today, and much of what he is today is due to her.

3. Mom and Dad - They did an incredible job raising the three kids and showed us unlimited love, and though we might not have always learned, tried to show us the right way to be in this world of ours.

4. My brother Richard - We were not so close as kids (maybe ebcause we had to share a room!), but we have connected in our later years. He is intelligent, funny and full of love.

5. My sister Lynn - THE COUCH was not the best of brothers when we were young, but Lynn has shown strength of character as she has matured and people can look at her and learn how to act.

6. My SIL's Cindy, Linda & Sue and BIL's Kevin, Bill & George - Cindy & Kevin have made my brother and sister happy and Bill and wife Sue & George and wife Linda welcomed me into their family when I met Allyson

7. My neices Jennifer, Kimberly, Amelia, Candice, Adele, Emily, and nephews Chris, Joseph, Billy, Christian & Joseph - their parents have done a great job raising them and I wish them all spectacular lives.

8. My relatives - every single one of them including my two two aunts PattyAnn & Adele and cousins Denise and Joyce. Cousin Sal I believe you were the one with your hand on Matt's shoulder when he had his accident - thank you.

9. Tau Kappa Epsilon - The fraternity I joined at RIT. This is where I made my friends for life. These guys would stop what they were doing and come if I called and I would do the same for them. I wish I could list them all... but Andy, Dean, George, John, Shebs, Rookie, Murdoch, Pete, Jay, Tim, Ed, Tom, Greg, Bob...these are the major players...
and we all miss you Wade...very much.

10. The friends I have made throughout my life - In HS - Debbie, Rich and Bob, and after school, Joy, Peter, Tony, Joe, Jeff, Steve, Andy, Maria , Gil and so many have all affected my life in some way.

11 The friends from the Soul Patrol - 10 months ago, I did not know any of you existed. Then we found each other slowly through a TV program that some of us had never watched before...all because of a gray haired soul singer. If I start to name names I am going to forget someone and then I will catch all sorts of heck...many of you are listed along the sidebar for your blogs... some don't have blogs, but we laugh and play on the FBB web site...
YOU know who you are...that is all that matters!

12. My health - for a 52 year old I am not doing too badly...OK, my bloodpressure could be lower, as could my cholesterol..and I could do without the acid reflux, but all of those are regulated. We will not talk about the 15 pounds that could be shed...

13. THE COUCH - and all it has brought me. It has given me a chance to express myself as I have never been able to before. It has introduced me to other bloggers from all walks of life who tell me about their loves and fears, their wants and desires...It all began as a joke over on the AI boards, but when I decided to start over here, there was never a doubt that it would be

SO much to be thankful for this day... THE COUCH wishes each of you safety and joyous times...

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

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

Remember .. Nets For Malaria - - find the big SI's Nothing But Net logo ... Or call 202.887.9040. Every cent goes to buying nets to place over the beds of children in Africa to stomp out Malaria. PLEASE HELP.

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

I THANK YOU: Composers: Issac Hayes & David Porter

36 Of Your Sparks

  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. I'm a bad Thursday 13 guy - gotta skip it this week. I will say I'm thankful for many of these same things.

    Uhm. . .just substitute the names of my family members for Vinnie's and we're good to go!

  3. Here's wishing you a contented, peaceful, friend-and-family-ful Thanksgiving weekend!

    - Laughing Muse @ Title Deleted for Security Reasons

  4. Great TT list, Bond. Wishing you and yours a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving. I hope you travel safely -- enjoy your time with family.

  5. Anonymous Says:
  6. Super list. :) A lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

  7. Seems appropriate that we list all the things/relationships/peopl inour lives we are grateful for since it's that time of theyear... but I think 13 is too little if we really sit down to count...

    Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Thursday

  8. Caylynn Says:
  9. Great list of things to be thankful for. Sounds like you have a great family, and some wonderful friends. :)

    Although I celebrated Thanksgiving last month (Canadian Thanksgiving is in October), a Happy Thanksgiving to you. :)

  10. Anonymous Says:
  11. May your stuffing be tasty
    May your turkey plump,
    May your potatoes and gravy
    have nary a lump.
    May your yams be delicious
    and your pies take the prize,
    and may your Thanksgiving dinner
    stay off your thighs!

    And one of my favorites (oh, if only I could always live by these words!):

    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  12. Lizza Says:
  13. Family, friends, health...all of these are great blessings that we sometimes take for granted. Lovely post you made about them. :-)

  14. Tink Says:
  15. You have a lot to be thankful for, and so do I. Happy Thanksgiving!
    My TT is about past life regression.

  16. Liz Hill Says:
  17. Nicely done TT

    Have a great day

  18. twinnsmom Says:
  19. Dad just called me and said,"did you read the blog yet?. Make sure you have a tissue." Well once again, I wish I listened to his advice. I should have had a tissue with me! It was so sweet!

    I wish everyone turkey with lots of gravy, sweet pototoes with marshmallows, family by your side, and lots of desserts.

    We are looking forward to having dinner with the Couch and family. See you later.

    I love you.

  20. Unknown Says:
  21. .•:*¨¨*:•Happy Thanksgiving•:*¨¨*:•.

    Thanks for giving me the chance to get to know you better every day.
    We both are thankful =)

    Wishing you a peaceful Thanksgiving weekend,


  22. Unknown Says:
  23. You V, fuggitaboutit Wooooooooo! Soul Patrol do it baby Soul Patrol.

    Happy Thanksgiving dude. Love you to pieces.

  24. Mia Says:
  25. Smiles....great list. HAPPY THURSDAY!!! HAPPY THANKGSGIVING!!!!

  26. Coco Says:
  27. Happy Thanksgiving to the Couch, the Sofa and the Armchair (did I get that right?) May your blessings be many and your troubles be few. Big hug for one of the best people I've ever met. Enjoy your weekend at home.

  28. TRAV: Happy Turkeyt can steal my list anytime...

    JAME B-OND: Thanks for coming by THE COUCH Happy Turkey.

    SONGBIRD: And a wonderful Thanksgiving to you!

    SUKI: TY for by you later...

    WENDY: You are rigfht...keeping it to 13 was tough.. Happy Turkey!

    PIA: Cute rhyme and a great quote... Happy Turkey...

    CAYLYNN: Thanks for the kind words and you are correct- I do

    LIZZA: I appreciate it... I tresure your opinions!

    TINK: TY, yes I do.. I will stop by yours later this evening...

    TURN: As was your... ty enjoy today!

    TWINNSMOM: My dear sister.. awww guys drive safely and we will see you soon! Love you.

    SANNI: Like I said.. meeting people like yourself is the greatest part of doing THE COUCH

    BUSY: MY SISTA FROM DA BRONX.. You guys have a fabuloso time today...I expect you to be in Memphis soon to visit and we go hit the clubs for some hot music!

    MIRRANDA: TY so stopping by your place later of course...

    COCO: Close enough! LOL They are many and few for sure...And you are one of my best finds on here...

  29. Happy Thanksgiving to my dear friend Vinny.

    Grrrrrrrrrrr... once again, I couldn't get the link on my TT..

  30. Barb Says:
  31. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy TT!

  32. DIXIE: Do I have to give you personal instruction??????

    SKITTLES: Happy Turkey and will visit you later...

  33. Twyla Says:
  34. Lots to be thankful for. Happy Turkey day. :-)

  35. Sonny Says:
  36. Isn't it the greatest gift of all to have beloved ones?

    I really like your postings it makes my day a little brighter when I visit your blog (and I do everyday!=))

    Have a save and happy Thanksgiving!
    Happy TT from Germany,

  37. TWYLA: Thank you so much...Have a great weekend...

    SONNY: It most certainly is the greatest gift.
    I thank you for visiting everyday... I stop by your wonderful place each day also and your design lights up my mornings!
    Happy TT - will stop by later.

  38. Anonymous Says:
  39. My first time visiting here. Very nice blog and a nice TT.
    I'll be back again. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

  40. Celfyddydau Says:
  41. Super list. Happy Thanksgiving

  42. Meribah Says:
  43. **sniffs** He loves us! He really, really loves us! **blows nose in community snotrag**LOL You sure do have a lot to be thankful for, and I hope you and yours enjoy the holiday. By the way, for your cholesterol, blood pressure and acid reflux, I have three words: apple cider vinegar! The pure stuff (make sure it says pure on the bottle)! My dad swears by it. You should try it. If you wanna learn more about this home remedy, just google it. Hugs!

  44. Very nice thirteen this week, and every week. You seemed to have to shed your usual silliness for a side of you that shows your true heart. It is greatly appreciated.

    I am thankful that I have met a friend like you.

  45. Brony Says:
  46. Sounds like there are some wonderful people in your life. Great tributes.

    Happy TT!

  47. TopChamp Says:
  48. hello - It's nice to see such lovely things said out loud - I'm still too British... will just have to settle for thinking nice things for now and writing piffle. TC x

  49. TERRI: Thanks for sitting on THE COUCH Hope to see you soon.

    CELFY: Thanks for sitting on THE COUCH will stop by and visit

    MERI: Like you didn't know it already!

    DIANA: Thank you.. well the silliness will return!

    BRONY: Thanks for sitting on THE COUCH Happy TT

  50. Lynn Says:
  51. Vinny-
    So many blessings. So little time to count them.

    *Grabs community snotrag from Meri.*

    Thank you for including me in your circle of friends.

  52. Anonymous Says:
  53. Sounds like you have a great (and large) family. Happy Turkey Day and happy TT.

  54. Bond-
    Well done. An incredible tribute. And yes, you made me care for those I do not know. That is the spirit of the whole thing, isn't it?

    Thanks for sharing~!


  55. Anndi Says:
  56. *gets own tissues cause there ain't no way I'm using the community snotrag Meri* You really DO love us.. awwwwwww.. although I notice we are 11th.. harumpffff!

  57. Hummm I responded to these last night..never showed up...

    LYNN: Thank you for bing in my circle

    SHE: I do and it is wonderful...HAppy Thanksgiving and TT to you.

    BUD: TY vm.. my real TY to you is on Friday's post.

    ANNDI: Of course I love you.. and now why did you have to count!

  58. tiggerprr Says:
  59. What a nice list! I didn't manage to get mine up this week. There's always next week. :)

  60. Mary Says:
  61. That's a wonderful list! It's amazing how much we have to be thankful for when we just sit and think about it a minute. I really enjoy reading your blog, I will have to make sure I come more often!


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