Holiday Hoopla....

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Yesterday and today were not so bad. The back kept tightening up, so I walked the office hallways a few times.

No one is in this week. All my clients are out, but I still need to be here, at least today. Then I am off the rest of the week. Next week, I work Monday and Tuesday and then will be done until the 5th of January!

We will have a post on Wednesday - Christmas Eve Day - but then not have a post on Thursday & Friday.

Nancy and I will be together Christmas Eve as the boys are with their dad and then Christmas Day, they come home for a big old breakfast and then we are off to Nancy's sister's home for dinner.

I have been requested to bring along an Antipasto Platter...

Over the weekend, I will begin preparations for the New Year's Eve Dinner.

Went out to the Party Store yesterday at lunch and bought stuff for the centerpiece and to decorate the table. Also got some hats and noisemakers and napkins for the evening.

Food shopping list is all prepared.

Special gifts have been made and will be handed out as the guests arrive. Just a little souvenir of the evening...

Place cards are all designed and ready to be printed. You see, the place settings change with every course, allowing for people to be sitting near different guests with each course.

Built a play list off of my i-Tunes for the evening's entertainment. Went through and selected one song from each artist. Will hit shuffle and let it play throughout the evening.

The play list ended up being 11.7 hours long, so some music might not get heard. I liked the thought of not repeating an artist all night long and mixing the different genres.

I should be posting on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week, with our normal New Year's Eve music-fest posted up for Thursday and through the weekend.

Please have a wonderfully safe, Happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus.

A wonderful song for Christmas by one of the most influential artists ever...

And remember tonight and next Tuesday evening you can hear THE BEST OF THE RADIO HAPPY HOUR 2008 at 9:00pm Eastern on BlogTalk Radio.

Radio Happy Hour
Beginning on Tuesday December 23 at 9PM ET and continuing on Tuesday December 30 at 9PM ET,
Best of Blogstein 2008
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Whether you want to relive your favorite moments, catch something you missed or introduce the Radio Happy Hour to friends and family, the Best of Blogstein 2008 is a MUST download!


Available December 23
Here is the show rundown:

1:28/Ernest Borgnine interview/Never before heard

23:16/Andy Taylor of Duran Duran/​Originally aired on 9-16-08​​

33:33/​Barack Faux-bama vs John McFake​/​Originally aired on 11-4-08​​

44:02/​The Birth of “Radio Jesus”​/​Originally aired on 1-8-08​​

50:13/​Call from an anti-Scientology fanatic​/​Originally aired on 2-19-08 ​​

60:39/​Bill Romanowski interview​/ ​Originally aired on 11-25-08


Available December 30

Here is the show rundown:

3:56/Virgie needs surgery & the nose knows why/​Originally aired on 11-11-08

16:59/​Dennis Hof endorses Hillary Clinton​/​Originally aired on 3-18-08​​

20:17/​”HomoThug” tells Michael Jackson jokes​/​Originally aired on 8-26-08​​

22:19/​Evander Holyfield interview​/​Originally aired on 2-26-08​​

33:24/​Francia Raisa interview​/​Originally aired on 7-22-08​​

52:54/​Exclusive info on Governor Spitzer scandal​/​Originally aired on 3-11-08​​

58:26/​The interview, then suicide of Thomas M. Disch​/​Originally aired on 7-1-08​ and ​7-8-08

19 Of Your Sparks

  1. Jessica Says:
  2. Hope you have a great one!! :)

  3. Schmoop Says:
  4. Have a most wonderful time, Vinny. Best to you, Nancy, and both of your families. Cheers!!

  5. JESSICA: Thanks and Merry Christmas to you also

    MATT-MAN: Still two open seats for NYE dude...

  6. Schmoop Says:
  7. Bond: Thanks. I would if I could. Cheers!!

  8. Liz Hill Says:
  9. So it's like musical chairs then ?;-)

  10. Brightest Christmas wishes to you and Nancy and her boys, Vin. I hope you a wonderful holiday season with the ones you love. Big hug to TB when you see her!

  11. Anndi Says:
  12. So, who's going to grope Turn for me?

    Christmas Eve will be spent with my Chicklet preparing Santa's cookies and The Reindeer's goodies in our jammies!

    And tracking Santa with Norad :)

  13. TURN: In part...=]

    SONGBIRD: And the same to you my friend...

    ANNDI: Well, if not you then I guess it will be Nancy or I.
    Just leave the Zamboni's off the launchers, OK?

  14. Mimi Lenox Says:
  15. I wanna go to Anndi's and help bake cookies and track Santa. That sounds like fun.

  16. Mr Bond, I hope you can snuggle up on the couch by a warm fire and enjoy your choice, Happy Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus for the rest of us:)

  17. Sound like great plans. So when I get there I just look for my name? Loved TB's "musical chairs" line. The playlist idea is clever...

  18. Jay Says:
  19. I'm glad you have everything planned out. I'm sure that will work out much better than how I plan on doing things. I'm just going to wing it and see how it turns out. ;-)

  20. You have a lovely holiday Bond =) Ours is shaping up funky courtesy of the weather. Bleh.

    Excellent musical choice. It's a favorite of mine =)

  21. Sparky Duck Says:
  22. I through my Xmas Eve shopping list together in the car at the supermarket. You make me sick.

    Think of me working until 3:30 tomorrow

  23. BeckEye Says:
  24. Whoa, how did this Blogstein fellow get Andy Taylor on his show??

    Hope you have a merry one! (And thanks for posting John Lennon and not that hideous Paul McCartney Christmas song.)

  25. merry christmas bond!

    smiles, bee

  26. Travis Cody Says:
  27. Sounds like a wonderful holiday plan. Remember to bend your knees when you lift and don't make any sudden twists or other kinds of changes of direction. Keep that spine in line!

    Joyous Yule to you and the lovely Nancy.

  28. Julie Says:
  29. Boy I sure hope your back stays put! You have a busy time coming up!

  30. katherine. Says:
  31. place cards that change places?

    you tell people where to sit?
    and then you change where you are telling them to sit?

    oh...I would so mess with those kind of rules....


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