DROPLETS Of Thoughts

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, August 13, 2007

Holy crap folks...this REVIEW just DROPPED in on THE COUCH and many of his points about the design were things we have been working on for the new COUCH - hopefully to be unveiled just after Labor Day.

Thank you Jack!

Good Monday...

Hope your weekend brought a DROP of sunlight into your life....

Mine? Well, if having one of your molars crack in half as you are flossing and it DROPS into your hand is a good weekend, well then, mine was terrific, fantastic, incredible, stupendous!


well at least it was the back of the tooth so we can still smile and not look like we live in Kentucky!

(Sorry Turn, could not help myself!)

Yeah...like we can afford another bill...OH well...a little pain never hurt anyone----did it?

OOOOO look what DROPPED into my mailbox this morning!

SO, did you see this weekend, our man Rick Ankiel continued on his quest to become a movie subject? YUP...on Saturday he went 3-4 with TWO home runs! On Sunday1-4 with a double. Truly have to DROP a tear for this story.

Tiger Woods took his first major of the year coming back from 4 strokes back on Friday to win the PGA Championship, though Ernie Els and Woody Austin did make it interesting... Tiger's lead DROPPED to one shot as they both took a run at him...his final margin of victory...2 strokes...

Everyone is bitching and moaning about the weather, but hey folks, this is the South and it is August...sheesh....you can't expect any less...supposed to be at least 100 each day this week...and not a DROP of rain in the forecast.

Our prayers go out to all the families of the miners in Oregon UTAH (see what happens when your tooth hurts! Thanks Songbird)...a real difficult job to have...6 miners have been trapped since Monday and though they have not heard any sounds using microphones DROPPED through small holes drilled in the earth, the rescue team still seems optimistic.

Tonight, make sure you say a prayer for these six men and their families.

Yesterday we lost Merv Griffin...incredible career this man had....From his beginning as a $100-a-week San Francisco radio singer, Griffin moved on as vocalist for Freddy Martin's band, sometime film actor in films and TV game and talk show host, and made Forbes' list of richest Americans several times.

His money really rolled in when he 'invented' a silly game where you got the answer and had to supply the question. "Jeopardy" became a HUGE hit in the 60's and then he took the game "Hangman" and turned it into the wildly successful "Wheel OF Fortune"... In 1986 he sold the rights to both shows to Columbia Pictures Television for $250-million dollars, but was smart enough to keep a portion of the profits for himself.

In 1989 Barron Hilton offered to sell Griffin the Beverly Hilton. Griffin DROPPED $100.2 million for the old hotel and completely refurbished it for $25 million. Then he made a move for control of Resorts International, which operated hotels and casinos from Atlantic City to the Caribbean.

He got into a bidding war with Donald Trump who held 80% of the voting stock. Griffin eventually acquired Resorts for $240 million.

Griffin was 82 and passed of prostrate prostate cancer on Sunday. (another case where I need an editor! Thanks Julie)

Sorry, could just not say he DROPPED dead...though I am sure Matt-Man would have...

How about we DROP the stylus onto a little Led Zep for a Monday?

Robert Plant & Jimmy Page
"Led Zeppelin II"

If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.
When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.

Kind woman, I give you my all, Kind woman, nothing more.

Little DROPS of rain whisper of the pain, tears of loves lost in the days gone by.
My love is strong, with you there is no wrong,
together we shall go until we die. My, my, my.
An inspiration is what you are to me, inspiration, look... see.

And so today, my world it smiles, your hand in mine, we walk the miles,
Thanks to you it will be done, for you to me are the only one.
Happiness, no more be sad, happiness....I'm glad.

If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.

When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.

DROP on by Mo's for links to all of the MANIC MONDAY submissions...

32 Of Your Sparks

  1. Hey, honey, I hate to drop this one one ya, but those trapped miners are in Utah not Oregon.

    (I know, I know, all y'all who live east of the Continental Divide think all the western states are the same. Sheesh.)

  2. Lizza Says:
  3. Jeopardy is my favorite game show of all time.

    Just how hard do you floss, Bond? Gently, gently next time. :-)

  4. Bond Says:
  5. SONGBIRD: Ummm I did know that and should hire a proofreader/editor! TY and sorry for the typo!

    LIZZA: Not hard at all my friend...guess the tooth was just not strong...it is old ya know!

  6. Julie Says:
  7. Great post my dear! You almost make me want to do a MM post. But alas, i must get back to work.


  8. Congrats on the award, good job

  9. BTW - did I mention how wonderful it is to have you back and on your game? If not, well consider it said.

    Good use of the MM word, too.


  10. Roger Says:
  11. Hey hope ya had a great weekend Bond!

  12. Bond Says:
  13. JULIE: Y'all have to take a break...go on and "git 'er done" (how was that Turn?)

    SARGE: TY again sir...

    SONGBIRD: gee girl, you make me blush and get all tingly inside...ty vm - it sort of just dropped onto the screen to be honest...

    ROGER: Well, other than the tooth thing...yeah, it was not bad... LOL

  14. Mags Says:
  15. Just dropping in to say happy Manic Monday!

    And also, a C+? 8(

  16. the108 Says:
  17. Well. This is a very good and thorough post. You have managed to cover quite a bit of topics for this week's theme!

    The tooth.... you need some Vicodin. And... so do I.

  18. want to drop by for some cake bond?

    smiles, bee

  19. Bond Says:
  20. MAGS: I am a tough grader...but at least we did not eliminate you from the contest! =]

    108: KYRA...TY dear...well I might be going with a 1/4 of an oxycontin to get through the days....

    BEE: Thanks, but it is a bit hard to eat right now... do you have any milkshakes?

  21. Meribah Says:
  22. Congratulations on having the Bestest Blog of the Year! It truly is great.
    Hope your tooth feels better, hon, and make sure you go to the dentist before it gets worse...and costlier!

  23. Bond Says:
  24. MERI: TY so much... and as soon as it is possible, I will... can't get any worse... just one little piece still in there and a big crater in the back...

  25. Nice to know I sill have the touch...

  26. Mimi Lenox Says:
  27. typing with one finger nails wet no caps .

    i think it's time for you to drop into the dentist office.


  28. Jack Jack Says:
  29. Your blog review is up, my friend. Stop on by!

  30. Bond Says:
  31. SONGBIRD: Of course you haven't...silly girl

    MIMI: Nice color too.... works well with your eyes!

    JACK JACK: WOW that was fast....

  32. Turnbaby Says:

  34. Dr. A Says:
  35. Congrats on #1. It is well deserved!

  36. Dixiechick Says:
  37. Congratulations again on your award. Truly deserved.

    Sorry about your tooth. Hope you get to feeling better soon.


  38. Sparky Duck Says:
  39. You always Drop pearls of wisdom like they are hot Bond.

    I stayed tuned to the PGA the whole day Sunday, because for the briefest of moments it looked like Tiger might fall. Impressive effort by Els and Austin for sure

  40. Bond Says:
  41. JACK JACK - I will say it again... holy crap dude...THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    TURNBABY: we only jest with those we love SMOOCH

    DR A: TY sir...much appreciated

    DIXIE: TY Sugarbaby....and ty on the wishes

    SPARKY: It was a good day of golf and yes, i thought he might let it slip, but he is just too determined.

  42. Travis Says:
  43. Great review my friend - and well deserved. As is the bestest badge.

    Hey - keep an eye tooth on that bad molar. You don't want an infection, which will end up costing 13 times as much to fix.

    I hadn't heard about Mr Griffin - that news brought back some interesting memories.

    Thank you for the Zep!

    Later dude!

  44. Bond Says:
  45. TRAVIS: TY my friend....I was flattered by his words on THE COUCH
    Yes, i shall keep a close eye on it....thanks
    And Zep...well... who don't love a little Zep every once in a while!

  46. Just read Jack Jack's review and left a comment there.

    So glad I found you BEFORE you hit the big time; now I won't look like a groupie who just joined the bandwagon!

    Seriously, his kudos to you are very well deserved. Your writing makes me look like a hack - and I'm a professional!

  47. Bond Says:
  48. Big time....yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh

    LOL You have been as loyal as anyone Songbird...BUT... you NEVER look like a hack dear....we have different styles and that is what makes the world so interesting....

  49. katherine. Says:
  50. what are you using to floss...30 lb test?

    I always liked this song...

  51. Bond Says:
  52. KATHERINE: ummm what else are you supposed to use? LOL

    Glad you enjoyed the music!

  53. I worked for Merv for three years in the 90's. He use to own radio stations. I never met him, but I posed fpor a picture for his 710th birthday (along with the entire staff). He was never as proud as he was when he hung that picture up. "And here's the TAPE radio DJ..."

  54. Morgen Says:
  55. That's a lotta dropping going on!
    Thanks for such an amusing and varied use of "drop" -- sorry I'm so late in getting here, but I didn't drop the ball forever!
    It only took ten minutes, but I got your blog to load from home!

  56. Bond Says:
  57. BUD: OOOO You and Merv....

    MORGEN: Glad you liked it my friend....


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