We Give Thanks...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Man this is getting big...

People all over the world are getting into it...go check out the video at Anndi's.


This will be our last post of the week. We want to wish each and every one of you here in the U.S. a safe, loving Thanksgiving.

To our guest who do not live in the U.S., enjoy the rest of your week and weekend and
also, be safe...

This year, we at The Couch have so much to be thankful about. Let's face it, you our loyal, loving guests know the entire year was not a joyfest...we went through a rough time back in the summer and forced you to endure our sorrowful rants...

BUT, for the most part, 2007 has been a pretty special year...

That said...WE GIVE THANKS...

WE GIVE THANKS...that Mom Joan and Dad Vince are alive and relatively healthy. Dad had a few situations this year, but came through them with flying colors...LOVE YOU BOTH

WE GIVE THANKS...that we have such an incredible son. Matt, you are turning into a sensitive, intellegent, caring young man. You have so much to look forward to and we can not wait to witness your journey. This is the first time ever we will not spend the holidays together and that is the hardest thing for me, but you live in my heart every day...LOVE YOU DUDE

WE GIVE THANKS...for our sister Lynn and husband Kevin and niece Candice and nephew Joe. We miss you all and even though we are now further apart, we feel your love every day.

WE GIVE THANKS...for our brother Rich and wife Cindy and nieces Amelia and Adele...looking forward to joining all y'all for Christmas.

WE GIVE THANKS...for our aunts PattyAnn and Adele...again, we do not see you enough, but you both have always been so encouraging of all we have done and your love has always been overwhelming.

WE GIVE THANKS...for our cousins Joyce and Denise and husbands Rachid and Steve...This year will find you all so much closer to each other and that is a wonderful thing. You both have been there for me this year and we feel so much closer to you...

WE GIVE THANKS...that we are working full-time and have settled in here in Memphis...we work with some great people and our 'bosses' J.P. and Brian have made the transition so much easier...

WE GIVE THANKS...for our two BFF who share the same name...you two have been rocks this year and without you, we would never have made it through the rough spots...You are both going through your own ordeals now and know we are here for you both...anytime, anywhere, for anything.

WE GIVE THANKS...for our other friends who we know in real life or here in the bloggosphere... We do not say this lightly...You people are incredible. You are so diverse in your likes and dislikes, yet, in my life you all seem to gel.

The fraternity boys, whether playing fantasy football or just generally causing havoc in each other's lives with snarky remarks, one of the best things we ever did was pledge TKE...

The wonderful guests here on The Couch...you all encourage, and show your appreciation every day with your visits and comments...you also showed your love with your votes this year which allowed The Couch to be named Bestest Blog of The Year...it STILL blows us away...

WE GIVE THANKS...to the special friends from TOOSP and especially our HOOCHIES and HOTTIES...the daily emails and constant showing of love is just so wonderful...

WE GIVE THANKS...for the women and men all around the world who have made the commitment to keep our country safe and try and make it safer in other parts of the world. We hope and pray every day that those of you in dangerous areas will be allowed to come home very very soon.

WE GIVE THANKS...for the three new friends who have come into our life recently. We look forward to spending Thanksgiving with you and your family...We will speak of this soon, but now is not the time. Suffice it to say that there is a smile on our face that has been missing for a long time...

WE GIVE THANKS...that we are healthy and are beginning a new adventure at this time in our life....


This is one of the songs we opened our radio show with our second year on the air in Rochester... both on the college station WITR and the local rock station WCMF..."Jessica"

It feels appropriate today since it is such a joyous upbeat number...written by Dickey Betts, from their 1973 Brothers and Sisters album, the first full studio release after Duane's death. Bassist Berry Oakley recorded "Wasted Words" and "Rambling Man" before dying in his motorcycle accident.

Additional musicians:

30 Of Your Sparks

  1. TopChamp Says:
  2. Hello - happy thanksgiving Bond. And it's good to hear the happy music (though I know this track is REALLY long from playing that guitar hero game).

  3. happy thanksgiving bond. you forgot to give thanks for cake but i know you meant to!!!

    smiles, bee

  4. Sparky Duck Says:
  5. word to the Turkey Bond and good friends!

    have a good week

  6. RW Says:
  7. Have a great Thanksgiving Vin Thanks to the Big Leather Couch for great articles and good music!

  8. Have a wonderful holiday, my friend. I wish you peace, love, and joy.

  9. Liz Hill Says:
  10. Have a great holiday sugar--you deserve it--Smooch

  11. Travis Cody Says:
  12. Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

  13. Mimi Lenox Says:
  14. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and savor every moment. Be safe.

  15. Anonymous Says:
  16. We give THANKS to a wonderful, caring son for his special blog on this eve of Thanksgiving 2007 -- and for his love and attention to his family and friends.

  17. Dr. A Says:
  18. Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. OBLadyBug Says:
  20. Happy Thanksgiving Vin!
    I too have much to be thankful for. Looking forward to a wonderful day with family and friends.

  21. Schmoop Says:
  22. Happy Thanksgiving Vinny. Cheers!!

  23. Thanks so much for putting up the button, darlin'. It's an interesting site. Hopefully I'll give it more press later in the week.

  24. TOPCHAMP: TY and glad you enjoyed the tunage

    BEE: Always thankful for cake!
    Happy thanksgiving to you and Sarge

    SPARKY: Enjoy my friend...thanks for coming into our life this year

    ROGER: we will keep the music coming, you keep the pictures coming...Happy thanksgiving

    SONGBIRD: And to you and yours my friend...

    TURNBABY: We all do darlin'...SMOOCH

    MIMI: You also enjoy my friend...thanks for everything...

    MOM & DAD: Love you both and TY

    DR. A: Happy Turkey to you also sir

    OBLADYBUG: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family...The day will be filled with smiles

    MATT-MAN: TY Sir... Be well and enjoy

    SONGBIRD: Popped it right onto the Couch...great site

  25. TRAVIS: Hope you and Pam have a wonderful day my friend...

  26. Twyla Says:
  27. Lots to be thankful for. :-)
    Have a happy turkey day.

  28. Anndi Says:
  29. Have a wonderful holiday... you do have much to give thanks for.


  30. Rainbow Says:
  31. Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving, SW!

  32. Tug Says:
  33. Happy happy Bond...have a wonderful holiday!

  34. Have a wonderful Turkey Day Vinny and *I* am thankful I get to read your blog on a regular basis =)

  35. Anonymous Says:
  36. I am thankful for your blog. It keeps me updated on what is going on in your life. I love you and miss you. Wish we could be together for the holidays. Candice and Joe miss your dinner rolls! Hope they are on your menu. LOL Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Love, Your Sister

  37. Beth Says:
  38. Happy Thanksgiving Bond, and thanks again for the song.

  39. katherine. Says:
  40. You have much to Give Thanks for Vincent...have a wonderful day...

    (three friends? woman in the parking lot and the soccer players perhaps?)

  41. Angell Says:
  42. Happy Thanksgiving Bond baby. And although I know we celebrated ours already, I want you to know that I am truly thankful for your friendship. I don't have to tell you how much it means to me.

    HUGS, SMOOCHES AND ALL THE GOOD STUFF (that's got no fat, and all love) hehe.

    Now go pig out. :D

  43. Gail Says:
  44. Happy Thanksgiving, darling Vince.

    Love you and I am thankful for your love and support through some of my toughest times...they're not over, but I know I can get through it with you in my corner...

    I am blessed...

  45. Meribah Says:
  46. Happy Thanksgiving, Bond. The puppy feels blessed to know you and all the other peeps from TOOSP. Y'all are a great bunch of eggs...even if y'all are a little cracked! LOL :P

  47. AtriaBooks Says:
  48. I give thanks for Vinny Bond. And for turkey. In no particular order.

  49. BeckEye Says:
  50. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


    TWYLA: Yes it is...when we write it down we realize how many wonderful things

    ANNDI: TY my sweet friend...You have a special week coming up...enjoy greatly

    SUEANN: Hope you enjoyed yours...

    TUG: I hope you had a marvelous holiday also

    STARR: And I am thankful we met and get to learn of each other

    LYNN: I thought I gave you the 'recipes' for those lol - Love you all

    SCHMOOP: My Thanksgiving Day gift to you ...glad you enjoyed

    KATHERINE: Hope you explanation of the V2 went well! and you seem to be good at math!

    ANGELL: TY for the nice wishes my friend...I did pig out..thanks

    GAIL: Anytime...wonderful to hear you have made the move and it will get easier

    MERI: Cracked? naw..slightly off-center maybe but no cracks...

    DOC: You big softie you...I always come before turkey!

    BECKEYE: ANd hope you were with family and enjoyed

  52. Julie Says:
  53. It's so good to see you happy again! I can feel it! Happy belated Thanksgiving as I'm very late in trying to catch up on my reading.


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