Tuesday Thoughts & Thanks

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Hello and we hope you enjoyed your Labor Day here in the U.S.

Labour Day
in Canada.

Quiet day here in Memphis...

We have also been invited to "TAKE THE INTERVIEW"
over at Blog Interviewer. This is new to us, but hell, we will play along!
You can see the interview and rate THE COUCH by using this link...

I was tagged for this by Mimi....

Here are the rules straight from Gracie's site.

1. Copy and paste the story below, and the rules, on your blog.
2. Find out who you're going to tag. (2-3 people, or more, if you wish)
3. Write one or two sentences to continue the story, and use the titles of the blogs you're tagging or any word(s) associated with them as keywords in the links you include in your part of the story.
4. Remember to tell your taggees that you've tagged them!
5. Feel free to use this and start your own viral link story. I'd very much appreciate a link back to Mothers Home! if you do. (Or a tag, if you prefer!) Note: I think she means IF you start your own viral story please credit her; otherwise, just continue the story with other taggees.

Mothers Home! the cave troll yelled. I have been out all day strangling chickens like CRAZY! for the evil Empress. All i want now is a MOment to myself, but i keep getting Linda talking Drivel, but that is better than a certain someone Mooing.Then suddenly what should appear but the NOT evil Empress and all her strangled chickens and Mags cooked them all up and made us a lovely cake to eat. Gracie wanted all the cake for herself but the NOT evil Empress was able to hack off a good sized slab for herself!!! ha ha ha Gracie belched loudly after eating all the scrumptious cake that Mags had baked and watched Callie scrappin' with Sarge about who was gonna win Big Brother 8. Sarge started humming "Dixie," and almost choked on the bite of cake in his mouth! So he got some coffee to go to wash down the cake. The coffee helped a bit but he had to vocalize before he started singing again so he began, "Mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi...".............

......who heard him all the way from Bloggingham Palace and said "Where is that awful noise coming from? Is there a sick wailing Wacky Mom loose in the woods?" She said, "I'll bet Songbird can teach him to sing!" but she was busy BONDing in the desert with Kathleen who sat writing heresy in her diary. She was absolutely no help. So Mi-Mi asked Kat to put him on the PP&P list to save his sorry soul. Alas, Ralph the Airhead made a new batch but the Patti - cakes fell in Polliwog's Pond and nobody got to eat cake after all! It was all Bee's fault (somehow). Feeling sorry for herself, she pranced over to Odat's for a dance but she only heard strange mumbling........

Where was the mumbling coming from she thought, and proceeded to keep following it over to THE COUCH to find Travis sitting there. "Why has no one invited me for cake...no cake...no cake..." Mi-Mi sat down and consoled him, then had an idea. She packed some luggage and called Anndi to come bring some cake for the lone wolf. DanaandBethany called out saying "Don't forget us, we hate being forgotten and we always have breakfast." More luggage was packed and just before they left Anndi said "WAIT! There is no way we can go find cake withour some Jewels and Junque", and she grabbed Julie from THE COUCH and the six of them began their journey. "I bet Taylor has some cake", said DanaandBethany. "You think Taylor has everything," replied Julie, "but if anyone knows, it is our friend Turn, because you know it is all about as the world turns." And the friends began their journey...

A few nice trinkets sent our way this week, and we certainly appreciate them.

It seems Skittles began this one, and Mimi has awarded it to us...we are supposed to pass it on...but before we do, this is what is said about this award...

"This award is for bloggers who shine their light throughout the Blogosphere. Some do it with humor, others with creativity, and others with their kind and thoughtful natures. We all know more than a few of them so why not give them some recognition?"

TRAVIS: He writes poetry, he writes about dancing, he shares his seeming limitless library with us all. But what he really does is entertain and enlighten...

DANA: The journeys of a single mom and her unique way of looking at the world has opened our eyes to a whole new world and we are always appreciative of that.

SPARKY DUCK: Yes, he is a Red Saux fan, but today we lay down the weapons and offer an open hand. From the 50 hotties of the U.S. (one for each state), to his open honest discussions regarding the world around us, he is a must read every day.

This one, we are totally embarrassed over. Why is that? because in our cloudy existance, we have totally forgotten who awarded it to us. Maybe we do not deserve it because of that, but we hope the awarder will let us know....sheesh...brain cramps.....

UPDATED: We bow head in deep shame as it was our dear Sugarbaby Dixie who bestowed upon me this wonderful award...Dear friend, we are so very very sorry...as we said just a case of BRAIN CRAMPS!

Mentioned this on Friday...but today it is official.

Without all of our guests who sit here, this never would have occured and we
certainly never ever thought we would get here...but


It is a LABOR (LABOUR) of love for us
and we can only thank you all for you encouragement, love, honesty and ideas.

On that note, the discussion that went on here on THE COUCH
last week regarding the 'coddling of our students'
was one of the best we have ever had here.

We have some of the most intelligent, passionate guests in the Bloggosphere


The Doors
Waiting For The Sun
1968 - Elektra Entertainment

Jim Morrison - Vocals
Robby Krieger - Guitar
Ray Manzarek - Piano & Organ
John Densmore - Drums

She lives on love street
Lingers long on love street
She has a house and garden
I would like to see what happens
She has robes and she has monkeys
Lazy diamond studded flunkies
She has wisdom and knows what to do
She has me and she has you
She has wisdom and knows what to do
She has me and she has you
I see you live on love street
Theres this store where the creatures meet
I wonder what they do in there
Summer Sunday and a year
I guess I like it fine, so far
She lives on love street
Lingers long on love street
She has a house and garden
I would like to see what happens
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

Coming up this week on DR. BLOGSTEIN'S RADIO HAPPY HOUR: (Live on Tuesday September 4th at 9PM ET and forever archived at BlogTalkRadio.)

Dr. B and Dangerous Lee will have to regulate when legendary rapper Warren G stops by to hang out with the Radio Happy Hour.

The man who discovered Snoop Dogg and helped create the g-funk sound of West Coast rap is now mentoring actress Countess Vaughn on the new MTV series Celebrity Rap Superstar.

Also, from the O.G. to the O.Ph.? Dave Raymond was the first man to don the infamous Phillie Phanatic costume to entire Philadelphia baseball fans. Now, he's the president of the Mascot Hall of Fame. He'll join us to announce this year's inductees. Of course, the Radio Happy Hour is endorsing Mr. Met!

All that, plus an update from pop star and past Radio Happy Hour guest Samantha Falk, a forecast from Justin the Weatherman, level headed commentary from Vinny from his big leather couch and if we're lucky, a coherent thought from Phil.

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19 Of Your Sparks

  1. Mimi Lenox Says:
  2. The story is getting VERY interesting. I hope somebody cooks something else besides cake though! lol

  3. Angell Says:
  4. Interesting story meme. Can't wait to see what the others do with it...

    Congrats on your awards - see you're not just the shining star in OUR universe - you are the shining star of the BLOGOSPHERE!!

    And 400 posts???? WOOOOOOOO. I don't think I've made 100 yet, but then again, I'm not as dedicated, and I don't have the audience you do. But that's all good my friend - keep on blogging. I shall never relinquish my seat on the Couch.

    That being said - I will HOPEFULLY be able to make it to the show tonight. Y'all know how life gets in the way....

    SMOOCHES darling.

  5. sorry bond but i took all the cake honey. i just couldn't help myself, the devil(sfood) make me do it!

    and congratulations on your posts and awards bond! great gob honey...

    smiles, bee

  6. Meribah Says:
  7. Wooo! Congrats on the 400 posts! We wubs you, Bond! Yes we do! :)

  8. MIMI: Well, there can only be so much cake, so hopefully it will evolve more...

    ANGELL: TY my friend...it is people like you who have allowed us to get to 400...and your seat here is permanent. Smooch

    BEE: You MUST learn to share! LOL oooo great GOBS to you too!

    MERI: And without all of you, it never happens, so thank you also.

  9. I do believe that I gave you that award...

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  12. Sparky Duck Says:
  13. Thanks for the award, I am going to have to start a new blog for all the bling. Hmm, I was actually considering that.

    Ohhh Dave Raymond on the Happy Hour, do ya know who his famous Delaware Dad is?

    I wont even mention the # 18

  14. Barb Says:
  15. Congrats on getting those two awards!

    I was in on the beginning of that tag Mimi sent you but there's a few folks who don't care for me, sad but true, and they took my name out along with my contributions. Such is life! It's good to see it's come along so well. :)

    400 posts??? Woohooo!!!!

  16. Anndi Says:
  17. You mean to tell me I'm going to have to blog?

    Congrats on the 400th (is that a magic number in baseball?)

    What I want to know is... how many tunes have played on the Couch since it's inception?(that should keep you busy while I try and write something...)

  18. DIXIE: Mea culpa dear..it has been rectified

    MIKE: TY sir

    SPARKY: You deserved it my friend...I am not sure I do know..wanna tell?

    Yeah Yeah Yeah , take that 18 and ....

    SKITTLES: Ah soap operas are soooo much fun...
    TY for the wooohooo

    ANNDI: Yes, my sweet friend, you have to blog...
    See, I am rubbing against- I mean off on you....400 is a magic number in baseball...
    OH yeah, OK, well let me go count...

  19. Anndi Says:
  20. 41, 57, 35, 3526, 8, ... get ya to start over? Lose your place??


  21. ANNDI: very cute dear....pulls on your pigtails and laughs....

  22. Unknown Says:
  23. :blush blush blush:

    Thank you! And big congrats on your 400th post!

  24. Julie Says:
  25. Woooo another smattering of so much interesting stuff.

    I'll get on that story asap dear Vinny!

  26. Sparky Duck Says:
  27. well of course its much to late, but google the great Tubby Raymond

  28. Anndi Says:
  29. Hey! Travis gets to pull the pigtails... sheesh

    Oh.. I wonder how many were covers... and how many were on debut albums... do you count appearances by an artist? like does Clapton get double points for his solo stuff and for his contributions to Cream?


  30. DANA: No blushing zone.... LOL TY dear friend

    JULIE: Can not wait dear...

    SPARKY: NOWS ya tell me...sheesh

    ANNDI: I can do it iffen I want...Gee...guess you will have to wait to find out now, just like everyone else! LOL

  31. Hi! I just found this post via technorati. Sorry, I didn't know you did it. Very cute. I was away for a few weeks and didn't get back until the 2nd week of September. You can see it on my Maui Cruise. I linked into you by the way. Very cool blog over here!

    I love the couch. Next time I'm over, I'll lay down for a session OK?


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