Out Of My Mind

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, May 25, 2007


We get Monday off to celebrate Memorial Day. As such, there will not be a Monday Matinee. Not to say we won't do a post to honor the day...you'll just have to stop by to find out.. or not.. whatever...

PLEASE enjoy your family, your friends, your day. Be safe, and be defensive when on the roads all weekend.

There are those out there that do not care for anyone but themselves and they are a danger to all of you.


Why are there people who just do not give a damn how they treat others? That think that they are the center of the universe and they can get away with anything they want?

This actually has nothing to do with me other then we received a phone call from an old friend who put their faith and trust in another and have been abused by that person.

No concern over the well being of my friend or their family. This person took advantage of a situation and now refuses to take account of their actions. The excuses they have given are arrogant and egotistical.

We want to do something to help, but at this time, we do not have the opportunity except to be a shoulder. It is infuriating and painful all at once.

The slimy, disgusting cretin even has the nerve to threaten our friend with causing more hardships. We are not talking physical in nature but mental and financial hardships, which are just as disgusting and just as painful.

My brain can not get around this and all we think about is finding a way to make this person pay for their sins.

We very rarely rant like this about personal issues but we are just in such a state right now that it is all we can think about.


Sitting here writing and deleting...writing and deleting...writing and deleting...

Having fun watching this train wreck?


Our cousin Joyce wrote us and asked if we had a roommate since we are always using the pronoun "WE" - umm it is a pronoun right?, yeah...it is... - OK, well anyway it is something that just came about here on THE COUCH where we never use the word "I"...

Hey, didn't we just use it? Well yeah but not in the "I did this..." sort of way, we used it as an example so we really didn't use it in a sentence...

Did I mention that this is totally off the cuff tonight? Wait, did we just use the word "I" in a sentence? Let's go back and look......

YUP there it is! How the hell did that happen?

HEY MO, LIZZA, MATT-MAN, how the heck do you guys cross a word out in your posts?

(phew, almost typed that one letter word again... guess our mind is elsewhere, we better be careful tonight..) have tried to figure out how you do it, but have not figured it out yet.

You guys holding out on me? See, we do use the pronoun - that is a pronoun too right?... oh heck, sure it is - , "ME" but not that other one letter word.


And while we are on that subject, how is one letter a word? By definition, shouldn't a word have more than one letter?

Why do I feel like if we look in the mirror at this second, we would see a bald head, a goatee and be holding a bottle of Wild Irish Rose?

Not like that is a horrible thing, but we do like our hair, and never looked good in a goatee and really have never liked Wild Irish Rose...hummm... does that make it a bad thing then?

We were going to go back and see if that little one letter word snuck in again, but we are afraid that if we find one our head might explode... OH yeah, we use "OUR" also... - another pronoun folks - ...

Ummm OK, why did we talk about looking in the mirror and seeing that vision? Well because this feel like a Friday Steam of Consciousness and that belongs to this guy who lives in Ohio... but hey, he is a friend and friends share... ummm don't they?


The train has come off the tracks Lucy, what do we do now?

Guess we should just grab this bottle of Wild Irish Rose and figure out how that other guy stops these things...

no, not WIR, where is the Gentleman Jack?

Well it is the unofficial start of summer, so maybe we can ease out slowly this way....



James Blunt
Composer: James Blunt

© Anheuser-Busch.

29 Of Your Sparks

  1. Travis Says:
  2. That's funny! Good stuff my friend.

  3. Lizza Says:
  4. Cretins like the one in your friend's life will get their comeuppance someday, and they'll get their ass kicked REALLY hard. I'm sure your friend is glad you're there to be a shoulder he can lean on.

    Now, about slashing a word. Just put the word(s) you want slashed between (s)(/s), but replace the parentheses with < >. Darned blogger won't let me input the html code here. :-D Have a great weekend, Bond!

  5. Bond Says:
  6. TRAVIS: ty my friend

    LIZZA: I hope they do get their comeuppance - I just hope it happens sooner rather then later
    THANKS Lizza.. sheesh, that was a simple solution to the slashing...can't believe I did not know that one...SMOOCH

  7. Tug Says:
  8. Much luck & good thoughts for your friend...since you got the 'cross out' answer, I won't give you that. ;-) Have a safe weekend Bond.

  9. Dixiechick Says:
  10. Vinny - sometimes a shoulder is all a person needs and knowing that you are there with that shoulder is wonderful. Remember what my Dad always use to say "What goes around comes around"... good or bad it will come back to you.

    You are a wonderful man and friend...

    Have a good weekend.

  11. Angell Says:
  12. Bond - seriously, I know a few guys....depending on the part of the States. Some of them are very big, very hairy and ride hogs....and are very very mean upon command. Let me know.

    When you write off the cuff like that - it's just amazing.

    Great post. Send all our best to your friends. Have a great long weekend. Myself, I am heading up north for three days of my favourite musicians.

    If you have to ask who, you don't know me at all...


  13. Matt-Man Says:
  14. Tres Chic V-Man...Stream all you want, you do it so well. Sorry about your sit-chee-ation, but enjoy the weekend nonetheless. WE here at the Bagwine abode will. Cheers you madman!!

  15. the108 Says:
  16. I know how frustrating it is to know that someone is hurting and that you can't stop or prevent it. It's an awful feeling. You are a good friend and that is what she needs right now. You are doing everything just right.

    Much love.

  17. You are a compassionate person, and that's why you feel so deeply for your friend. I think your helplessness is compounded by the isolation you feel from living far from friends and loved ones and from living alone. I'm not a psychologist, nor do I play one on TV, but having been in situations similar to yours, I can empathize with you. By being the good friend that you are, I think you give more support than you think you do. Continue with your love, understanding, and compassion, Vinny. It's what keeps you in good stead, and your friend will benefit from your strength.

  18. Starrlight Says:
  19. I am available for jimmy kicking if you want to get a posse going to knee cap this jerk you are talking abour =)

  20. julie Says:
  21. Now, now dear Vinny...you know revenge is not ours....leave it up to the big Guy 'cuz He's got the upper hand anyway!


  22. On the first part:
    My sympathy is with you. Are public flaggings still allowed?

    On the second: I go back & forth on the "we" and "I" thing. I try to actually stick with it one way or the other for an entire post.

    Have a great memorial day weekend, my friend!

  23. Meribah Says:
  24. It sure is awful when bad things happen to good people, and there's little you can do about it. At least, you can offer comfort; that's something.
    As to the rest of your post...**hands Bond her brain meds** Here, I think you need these more than I do! :P

  25. Sparky Duck Says:
  26. oh if we are getting a posse together, im in too. Of course the whole crossing state lines will be an issue we need to discuss ahead of time.

    you must have pets, that makes the we allowable

  27. Bond Says:
  28. helklllllo?

  29. Bond Says:
  30. sheesh, I replied to the above comments twice already and Blogger has eaten both

    TUG: Ty for your support...yes, I have it now

    DIXIE: TY my friend...SMOOCH...hope we can plan something soon

    ANGELL: TY, I will let you know...You mean when my brain is crazy insane you like it.. gonzo speak...

    MATT-MAN: Glad you enjoyed kimosabe... Safe Memorial Day...

    108: TY...very nice of you to say...

    SONGBIRD, exactly when did MY COUCH become a psychology couch? No NO No..not allowed... hehehehehehehehe

    STARRLIGHT: When it is time I will send the call to my legions and we will amass and descend on this cretin and blacken their lives...

    JULIE: Umm.. don't read the comment to Starrlight, ok? LOL

    BUD: Sssssh don't tell Julie, but I will let you know, floggings are good, I likey them
    Enjoy your Memorial Day sir...

    MERI: yes, I just do not understand... and if I use those meds, my brain will change and these thoughts will go away and I am sorta happy with them.. bwahahahahahahahaha

    SPARKY: Listen for the call to action...but don't tell Julie....
    No pets, just me... well and the other me ... am a gemini ya know... heheheheheheehhehehe

  31. julie Says:
  32. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

    *shakes head*

    Okay....I'm coming along too.

  33. Okay, I'm done saying nice things to you. Seems you only respond to snark. Geez, try to be a good friend, and everyone else gets smooches, hugs, and calls to arms. Me? I get chastised.

    [[taking my toys and going home]]


  34. Bond Says:
  35. JULIE: Glad you saw the light! hehehe

    SONGBIRD: My humor failed me again... LOL I do appreciate everything you said ... and I guess my snark was because you were too close..SMOOCH.. put those toys down young lady!

  36. Have a great Memorial Day weekend, please thank a soldier for what you have......freedom

  37. Dana Says:
  38. I don't know why there are people like that out there, but thank goodness we "good" people outnumber them. At least, I hope we do. Have a great weekend!

  39. hi bond. sorry to be late. is the cake all gone already?

    smiles, bee

  40. Mimi Lenox Says:
  41. Oops. Forgot to tell you I've placed you in the Alexa Train that Sanni tagged me with. It's on my blog.

  42. Okay...I'll play again...

    [[puts down toys]]

    But we're playing with MY toys, 'kay?


  43. thank you

  44. TopChamp Says:
  45. aaagh! Now I'm confused... At least we can say 'you' and cover our bases whether you're you or you.

    AND I thought I hated James Blunt for his middle of the road mediocrity he's putting a bit of welly into this song and I definitely don't hate it.

    As to trusting folk - I left makeup in the toilets of a bar before a gig on Saturday because a girl told me she couldn't pee with anyone else in the room. Somehow despite me and my friends watching for her coming out, she got out of the room with my makeup without using the only door... Pretty desperate to use the window for a £1.99 pot of Dazzle Dust!

  46. Anndi Says:
  47. Vince babe

    Having a someone like you to lean on will surely help. Never underestimate the comfort of your shoulder, it's a safe place... I know, the comfort you offered during Mom's last days helped immensely. You're one of the gentlest and kindest hearts I have had the priviledge to meet.

    Oh.. and you do have nice hair..
    ;-p (rut roh.. I see two on your shoulder though)

    Kisses and hugs and gropes

    Love you my friend.

  48. Bond Says:
  49. TOPCHAMP: Now that is desperate...

    ANNDI: TY sweet friend...I am glad I could be there to listen....Kiss to you dear heart.

  50. Turnbaby Says:
  51. You have an extra kind heart sugar. Smooch

    Let's hope karma works well and quickly

    Not too sure about the rest of you after reading this but it was fun to read ;-)


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