It's The Blues....

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Friday, June 13, 2008

Off early this morning for Tunica, MS and the Horseshoe Casino and tonight B.B. King, fourth row center. Darlin Nancy and I have a HUGE (650 sq ft) suite for the night and plan on getting a late checkout for Saturday.

Can not wait. We will spend the day by the pool and a very good friend has bankrolled me for a $100.00 Black bet at the roulette table. One spin...will let you know how it turns out.

AC on the car has been on the fritz. The seal on the compressor is gone. It was replaced about 18 months ago and I had a 12 month 12,000 mile warranty. I have put less than the 12,000 miles on it and the great mechanic I was introduced to when I moved here is honoring the warranty. The labor is still going to set me back a few hundred, but there is no way I can survive without A.C. here in Memphis. Even my 4 mile drive to work is brutal the last two weeks with the temps being constant at around 95 each day. I love the heat, I do...but getting to work at 8:00 am and having my shirt stuck to my back...well that is too much.

OH well...maybe that bet will take some of the sting off the bill.

Thanks for your answers on my questions yesterday. Some great comments.

OK, have to get the packing done and I did not sleep real well Wednesday evening so hitting the sack early tonight.

I will probably not have time to view your Friday posts until Sunday

Will have a special post on Sunday this week, so if you remember..stop on by.

In honor of tonight...


B.B. King & Dr. John

B.B. King & Eric Clapton

Enjoy the ocean and the sand and the Knob Creek Turnbaby

24 Of Your Sparks

  1. katherine. Says:
  2. AC is a must in the south.

    Sounds like you have a great weekend planned with DN...enjoy!!

  3. KATHERINE: Thank You...I can not wait for it to begin.

  4. DrillerAA Says:
  5. Oh brother, enjoy the concert! B.B. is one of those legends that won't be with us many more years and they don't make 'em like him anymore.
    See after the week-end.

  6. Twyla Says:
  7. Have a great weekend!!! I'm sure you will. ;-)

  8. Schmoop Says:
  9. Have a wonderfully bluesy time, Vin. Cheers!!

  10. DRILLERAA: SO excited... 4th row center! WOOOOO

  11. TWYLA: Thanks...we most certainly will

    MATT-MAN: Plan on it bud... Thanks

  12. Julie Says:
  13. **waves at that happy fella**

  14. Travis Cody Says:
  15. Enjoy!

  16. You enjoy your birthday treat =)

  17. Fourth row center?! I hate you, man.

    Pffflt. Have a great time.

    BTW - 650sqft? I think my first house was about that size...

  18. B.B. King, huh?

    I'm sure that will be an incredible show. And good luck with the bet.

  19. Tiggerlane Says:
  20. I LOVE Tunica! I usually stay at the Gold Strike. You will have so much fun! Just had to plop my butt on your couch before I leave for LA tomorrow...

  21. Here I am just strumming my air git-tar, and patting my feet.

  22. Kb Says:
  23. Have a fabulous time!

  24. I am jealous. Not with the a/c, I just spent $600 replacing the A/C compressor in my Cadi. But since it is a 97 with 60K, I don't complain much except for the price to fill it. Enjoy the King of Blues!!! My best to darlin'!

  25. Vinny, have fun, fun, fun! Win loads of money! Enjoy BB King! I'll be back Sunday! Happy Flag Day!

  26. Tug Says:
  27. Have a wonderful weekend Bond, as it sounds you will!!

  28. Lu' Says:
  29. I was speaking to Joe at work, he lived in Georgia for brief time and mentioned that living there enabled him to appreciated how NOT like that our heat is. We have the humidity too but not like the South. If my car didn't have ac I think I'd die. Really I do, I truely do. My attempt at Scarlet :) Here's to great tuneage

  30. Mia Says:
  31. That sounds like so much fun. I'd love to take a 100. We always play the same 10 #'s and I think it would be sweet to just go ahead and play 10 bucks on each one.

    Hope you're having fun!!

  32. MrRyanO Says:
  33. First time reader...first time commenter here!

    AC is the way to roll, V! Get it hooked up!


  34. Mimi Lenox Says:
  35. Have a great time! We shall wait for the report.

  36. Fred Says:
  37. Hope you had a great time!

  38. JULIE: Thanks...great weekend

    TRAVIS: Was fantastic

    STARRLIGHT: Thank you so very much

    SONGBIRD: I made an was actually 6th row...and my apartment is not much bigger than the room was!

    RWA: The show was incredible...the bet..not so much

    TIGGER: Have a great time in LA...I have stayed at the Gold Strike before...

    SARGE: Kick it out Sir... he did!

    KB: Thanks...we did

    BUD: Yup...I know the hurt of doing it..mine is 2002 and has 54K...

    TEACH: Mary... Thanks my friend

    TUG: Thanks!

    LU': Great Scarlett! and the AC is blowing cold!

    MIRANDA: I should have spread it around!

    MIMI: Will be a full report tomorrow

    FRED: OH yeah baby


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