Papa, Matt, 1001 Nights...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, June 07, 2007

Yesterday was very special throughout the bloggosphere... PAPA must have smiled.

Thanks again, Mimi, for telling us the story and leading a charge...

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So, son Matt is the assistant coach for the American Legion team this year. Due to a missed meeting over the winter, the head coach had to sit out a game...
meaning Matt is running the team...
first game of the year...
they pulled it out and win...
congrats to the Team and to Matt...

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A COUCH NOTE: SparkyDuck...what 2nd game? bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaaa

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This one is coming slow tonight, we need some inspiration...

Soprano fans??? So, were you like gasping for air watching the show this week?

Well, we were...because we watched it on TiVO Monday evening and it was during our viewing that the dreaded Kidney Stone pain began...! bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaaa

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Last night on the Dr. Blogstein Radio Happy Hour, we were privileged to speak with Mr. Shant Kenderian. This man has lived an incredible life. Born in Iraq of Christian Armenian decent, he immigrated to the U.S. with his mother when he was 15 years old.

The summer before his senior year in high school he decided to visit his father in Iraq. ONE WEEK later, the Iran/Iraq War began and the borders were closed trapping Mr. Kenderian in Iraq. He continued his education until, with no options left, he was forced to join the Iraq military.

He survives that war and tries to get back to his home in the US, but the borders remain closed and Iraq invades Kuwait forcing Mr. Kenderian back into the navy. The trials he goes through, eventually becoming taken prisoner by US troops.

Imagine, being a Christian Armenian who grows up living in Moslem Baghdad, you immigrate and became a permanent resident of the United States, you go to visit your father and end up spending the next ten years trapped in a world out of control.

The Book is
"1001 NIGHTS IN IRAQ"
The Shocking Story Of An American Forced To
Fight For Saddam Against The Country He Loves


THE COUCH highly recommends it...

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Will give a shout-out to the Fire/EMS gents who showed up Monday evening. We did not see the name of the company, ummm my mind was on something else....the pain! But they were both pros...

And Germantown Methodist....nice hospital. Great friendly staff...

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Seems security did a wipe on systems last night and music has gone missing again...

so a silent post....

Music back tomorrow...

14 Of Your Sparks

  1. Great to see you are flying the globe. Thanks for stopping by today. Clever header and couch. . . We didn't see much of Memphis when we were there, but did get to go in BB Kings for a few hours. About the only thing else I remember was how confusing the interstate circle was.

     
  2. DEBRA Says:
  3. Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed persuing through your. Very interesting reading.

    Debra

     
  4. Twyla Says:
  5. Wow, sounds like a really good book...I'll have to check it out. I can't imagine being in his shoes.
    I hope you're not in too much pain right now. Take care of yourself. :-)

     
  6. hi bond! that was really interesting about that iraq guy and what happened to him. i would love to read that, will check it out. hope you are feeling better my friend...

    smiles, bee

     
  7. the108 Says:
  8. To the bookstore! I love a good read. Thanks for the recommendation.... you may have just found me something to do while in labor...lol.

     
  9. Starrlight Says:
  10. Sounds like a good read Bond. How are you feeling post Kidney stone? Back on the comfy couch I hope =)

     
  11. Anndi Says:
  12. Um.. I listened and um... that wasn't last night... hehehe Pain meds too much dear friend? Got your mind fuzzy? ;-P

    His was an interesting story indeed.

    Missing my tunage!

    SMOOCH

     
  13. Sparky Duck Says:
  14. this second game

    seriously, feel better, our curse of the kidney stones was only balanced out by the fact that we were still in San Diego and Mrs Duck was fighting vertigo. Yikes we sounded 80.

    Sopranos? Thats still on? I figured if you were having some inspiration issues you would bring up hockey ratings again.

     
  15. Meribah Says:
  16. Wooo! Congrats to Matt! He da man! :)
    That book sounds like a good read. I'll have to watch for it.
    Sheesh, you STILL whining about that kidney stone??? It was, like, three days ago! What a wimp! (Says she who is the biggest wimp of all time)LOL :P

     
  17. TopChamp Says:
  18. You're still not good? Sorry to hear that!

    Hooray for Matt!

    Oven chips are fries that you cook in the oven. Our chips are chunkier than your fries generally. They're usually low in fat so good... no, they're better for perpetual dieters. I don't really like them much but I like bad jokes and I asked my boyfriend to pick something he likes and he said 'oven chips'. So Bad Jokes & Oven Chips it is!

     
  19. Tara Says:
  20. Thanks for the visit on Peace Globe Day! I tried visiting yesterday, but couldn't get your blog to download. I enjoyed reading your blog!
    Tara

     
  21. Travis Says:
  22. Glad you're feeling better.

    I listened to the archive of the show - great job!

    Congrats to Matt and the team.

     
  23. Tisha! Says:
  24. sweetheart I hope you are feeling better!
    xox

     
  25. Turnbaby Says:
  26. Congrats to Matt and the team--i know you are a very proud dad.

    The book sounds quite interesting.

    I hope you are feeling better sugar

    Smooch

     

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