Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, February 14, 2008


Build your vocabulary, feed the hungry...
18,479,956,590 grains donated at this point!

Look what arrived in the mail from Dad Vince!

(Note: Cell phone picture alert)

Another LOOOOOONG day at work....yawwwwwwwwwwwwn

Thanks for the restful wishes folks...maybe soon...but this is my time of year...when all my material gets printed and purchase orders have to be written and pricing justified and creative reviewed and then the mailings have to be coordinated...

Spent most of today in front of the computer using the anylitical side of my brain..with a small break to review creative ideas from the agency...we will NOT discuss the stuff they presented to the client that was supposed to have a price point of $0.55/each...sheesh...some of the stuff would price out at over a dollar!

We have been absent from the bloggosphere the last two days and it appears that if we do not visit, many do not visit us...interesting...

We plan on catching up the next few days because......TA DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...we are off on another trip....yup, you got it...another trip of working around the clock for the most part...

We leave Friday early and will be in Atlanta until late Saturday afternoon working on our large project...then onto another plane and off to Long Island...

Sunday we get a small break and get to visit Sister Lynn, BIL Kevin, niece Candice and nephew Joseph for the day and get to watch Joseph at a swim meet...

OH...and MATT will be coming out for the day...WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Monday we have to head to the plant early in the morning and then get a break, which should give us an opportunity to hook up with Doc Blogstein for lunch...that should be a blast...

Then back to work, around the clock Through Wednesday evening...

Finally, we get to take some time...after a 6:00 AM flight back to Memphis (arriving around 11:00 AM - after a stop back in Atlanta to change planes)...

When we arrive back in Memphis, we head right to Mississippi to meet with Darlin' Nancy and we will drive about 3 hours to Philadelphia, MS, where she has a trade show at the casino down there...

We have a cocktail party Thursday evening and then while she works the booth, we will get to have some relaxing fun in the casino!

We stay over Friday with a nice dinner planned and will head home on Saturday...

There is a small chance we may have to head to Chicago the next Monday for one more press approval and then our travels should be over for a while...

Are you tired from reading it? We are exhausted thinking about it!

We are taking tomorrow off from posting as today is VALENTINE'S DAY and we will be spending the evening with Darlin' Nancy (and the boys) before leaving for the week...

We hope you have someone to give a hug to...or can call and tell them how you feel...It has been a few years since this day meant anything for us, so we are excited by it...

Will be back on Monday with a post to give you an update on our travels and the day with family and the person who means more than anyone in our life...MATT!

Off to pack...Been about 3 years since we had to pack for 9 days of being away (which tells you how long it has been since we had a vacation!)

Hugs and kisses to all of you...A special VALENTINE'S DAY wish to my wonderful guests...

We will leave you with some songs of love
Now we had so many to chose from, but these touch us in so many ways...

"Wonderful Tonight" - Eric Clapton

"Something In The Way She Moves" - Beatles

"Love Song" - Loggins & Messina

"It Had To Be You" - Harry Connick

"Isn't She Lovely" - Stevie Wonder

"Can't Help Falling In Love" - Elvis Presley

"I Get The Sweetest Feeling" - Jackie Wilson

35 Of Your Sparks

  1. DrillerAA Says:
  2. It is odd about that blog visiting thing isn't it? Have a great week in spite of inflated price points.

  3. Happy Valentine's Day, Babycakes. I hope you and Nancy are thoroughly up to no good :-)

    Always here checking in on you. You being busy isn't enough to run me off!

  4. katherine. Says:
  5. I've been out of the sphere for a while...but your still on my top ten Vinnie....

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

  6. Schmoop Says:
  7. Enjoy the evening and have safe travels. Cheers!!

  8. Anndi Says:
  9. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Nancy.

    Stop competing with Honey for the travel thing.. LOL (He's in Indiana BTW)

    You know, a couple of those songs are dear memories for Honey and I... *sigh*

  10. Angell Says:
  11. Happy "V" Day to you and Nancy. I'm so happy that you have someone wonderful to celebrate it with.

    Thank you for the sweet thoughts and wishes, and of course, the groovy tunage.

    Travel safe, have fun with Matt and the relatives, and above all ENJOY!!

    SMOOCHES and all the good stuff to you AND Nancy. :D

  12. The Teamster Says:
  13. on the left coast...guys don't wish guys happy valentines day unless they live in "The City"...i'm not wishing you happy vd day....I do enjoy the constant stream of music though...

    your travel schedule is exhausting looking...i travel, but never for business (unless you consider driving down the highway travel)..i enjoy leisure travel...april brings a trip to Mississippi-Florida-Washington DC for golf, visit and tourism...(hopefully I'll get my free money from the government by then...)

  14. BeckEye Says:
  15. It's funny what you said about the blog visiting thing. I was just thinking the other day about how certain people will never leave a comment on my blog until I leave one on theirs. And often it happens IMMEDIATELY after I leave a comment. Weird.

    I'm sure some people might accuse me of the same thing, but I just have a problem getting through my blogroll most days! Those poor people in the D-M section, especially. For some reason, I always start out at the top but then I feel the need to go to the bottom so I don't leave out those people, which results in me screwing the middle.

  16. Tug Says:
  17. Have a safe, FUN trip!!

  18. Dang Bond that is one very busy week. But some of it looks like fun stuff for ya =) I hear you on the blogosphere. Being back to work and having kidlet is pretty tiring. I have not posted on mine. Heck I have not read emails! By the time the day is over I am falling asleep on the couch. This cold, wow was it a bad one. Both parentals have it too, so I am giving myself permission to be a slacker! You enjoy Val Day with Nancy!

  19. Kb Says:
  20. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Darlin' Nancy and have a very safe trip next week!

    We'll miss you!

  21. Unknown Says:
  22. My head hurts from trying to figure out where you are going and coming and when...ouch!

    Of course I get confused if I have to visit both Wal-Mart and the grocery store on the same day! :D

  23. That's an impressive Valentine's Day playlist you have put together.

    Best of luck with your upcoming travels.

  24. damm Says:
  25. Happy Valentines

    They say love is an empty pocket
    Where fools love to dwell
    I can see by the looks of it
    It goes to show that you never can tell

    Damm Duck

  26. Meribah Says:
  27. Mmmm, nice tuneage, Vinny! Hope your Valentine's Day was all you wanted it to be. Hugs. :)

  28. RW Says:
  29. Awesome cool hats! Hope you have a good Valentines and a great trip!!

  30. Julie Says:
  31. Happy Valentine's Day Vinny dear.

    Be safe. Be happy. Love and be loved!


  32. Mimi Lenox Says:
  33. All great songs. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day with Darlin' Nancy...that is so cute.

  34. Waaaa! I get back, and now you leave! Hope you had a wonderful VD. Enjoy your trip and your visit with Matt.

  35. Liz Hill Says:
  36. I hope you and the wonderful Miss Nancy had a lovely evening.

  37. Jeff B Says:
  38. Sounds like quite the whirlwind around there. Safe travels to you.

  39. DrillerAA Says:
  40. Some days you gotta wonder why they bother to put a camera in a cell phone.
    Don't let 'em work ya too hard. Life is too short to wear yourself out before your time.

  41. I did get tired reading all that. The DJ in me has to point out: "Something in the Way She Moves" is a James Taylor song. George asked to lift the line (James' first recording contract was with Apple, so he said "yes".) George's song is "Something".

    Enjoy your travels!

  42. Unknown Says:
  43. Happy belated Valentine´s Day, Vinny!

    Hope you had a joyful day with your beloved ones ♥

  44. DRILLERAA: The visit thing just makes me wonder some times...

    KYRA: And if you did run off, I would come find you and tie you to The Couch with silk scarves....

    KATHERINE: And you are always on my daily hit list....even when you do not post...LOL...and hoping you and Teamster enjoyed your first Valentine's Day

    MATT-MAN: Thanks my friend

  45. ANNDI: I was not sure there was a competition LOL

    ANGELL: Hope you also had a wonderful day....SMOOCH

    TEAMSTER: Hummm where in Mississippi? Close to Tennessee....and OK, I will not wish you a Happy Valentine's Day...but hope you and Katherine had a great one

    BECKEYE: I switch up...some days starting at the bottom, some from the top down...keeps me from being tracked by agents from foreign governments!

    TUG: I will try...ty

  46. STARRLIGHT: Dang woman...you get better soon...and we had a wonderful night ty

    KB: Thanks and hoping I can make the show Tuesday....that is up in the air...

    DANA: What if I wear a GPS unit?

    RWA: And I pared it down....so many songs I wanted to post...TY my friend

    DUCK: You sneaky little bas*ard...sliding around the bloggosphere today..thanks for stopping by

  47. MERI: It was great thanks...glad you enjoyed the tuneage

    ROGER: It is such a cool hat...love the part on the back "We wanted it more" LOL

    JULIE: TY my special friend...Hope you had a wonderful day also KISS

    MIMI: Glad you enjoyed the music...She likes it too

    SONGBIRD: I will be around most of the week...WELCOME HOME my friend

    TURNBABY: We did...

    JEFF: Just started...already tired! LOL

    DRILLERAA: LOL I have seen some great cell phone pics...but mine is not one of them

    BUD: Actually I did know that and noted it just a few weeks ago...guess I just was in a fog when I posted the title

    SANNI: And I hope you did also dear friend

  48. let me be one that thanks you for what you did in the Atlanta Airport. These guys and gals deserve so much more than they get.

  49. SARGE: Heading back to the airport today for the next leg of my trip and will be doing so again today...

    Atlanta gets so many of our service people moving through..more than any other airport I have been in

  50. TopChamp Says:
  51. it's a bit late now I suppose, but happy valentines day


  52. Vinny, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the American flag pix! I took about 25 pix before I got those 3 good ones! Happy PH!

  53. TopChamp Says:
  54. ok - more time.

    It is true that you get more comments when you leave comments. But I think that's only because people like to respond. I like to come and see you if you have commented, but you're also on my most often read list.

    Sounds like you have a lot going on just now - hope you enjoy your holiday & seeing Matt. Let us know what Dr B's like in real life... you haven't met up before have you?

  55. Travis Cody Says:
  56. Nice caps.

    Safe travels my friend.

  57. TOPCHAMP: Never too late..ty

    TEACH: Loved the photos - thanks for sharing

    TOPCHAMP: Welcome back! LOL THe comments thing is so strange and I also enjoy visiting you

    TRAVIS: One Cap..different views...TY Sir


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