Birthday and Ouchie...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, July 23, 2009

Today - a new post:
Farmer's Market Feast
Come take a seat at the table

Do me a solid, OK? Head over and wish my special friend (not short bus special...just special) DANA from "Dana's Random Blatherings" a very Happy Birthday.

See, I think it would be great if Dana got birthday wishes from a whole group of strangers. She has been suffering with back and leg pain recently and I know how much she would be cheered by the thoughts.

So, iffen youse a fren o mine, youse will do what I axe and don make me angry...capise?


Wonderful mother to Bethany...
Queen of The Soul Patrol...
Keeper of the Tales Of The Cow...

So, there I am Tuesday evening…the Radio Happy Hour just completed and I am downstairs getting something to drink.

Walk back toward the couch and BAM! The pinkie toe on my left foot met the leg of the couch like two sumo wrestlers meeting in the middle of the circle.

You know one is going to stay solid and the other is going to bounce off like one of those super balls we had as kids.

Well, it was my toe that bounced off and I crumbled onto the couch in pain.

Now I have done this hundreds of times over the years. What is it with pinkie toes and couch or table legs? Is this some sort of Romeo and Juliet attraction they have for each other? They should not be together, but they end up being.

The pain subsides and I go up to bed.

Wednesday morning I wake up and put my feet on the floor and the surge of pain begins at the tip of the little toe and it shoots up to the top of my head.

It is dark, so I go to switch on the light. Nothing happens…guess I need a new bulb. But wait. The ceiling fan is not moving…hummmm

Turns out some fuse blew somewhere and there is no electricity in my complex! I stagger to the shower and clean myself in the dark. No shaving today as I can’t see my face.

Toe is aching; I put on my sneakers instead of my shoes and head for work. I came home around 3:00pm and iced it down. Electricity was back, so I got my first real look at it.

It is swollen and red, but not purple, so maybe I just whacked it like John Gotti whacked Paulie Castellano and his Underboss Tommy Bilotti in front of Sparks Steak House in Manhattan . I bought some gauze tape and wrapped it to the 'ring' toe...

Was going to put a picture up, but then I googled 'broken pinkie toe' (and was told it was pinkY toe - whatever!) and you can imagine how many people feel the need to put pictures of their swollen, discolored, misshapen toes on the internet...and no way am I going to appear THAT desperate!!!

Can anything else happen to make this month more unbearable?

HEY! You just know TRAVIS over at "Trav's Thoughts" will have a whole post about dancing and So You Think You Can Dance and that also means he just might have a picture of Cat Deeley and her L-E-G-S...Hey, they are at least 22 miles long...seriously! See:

Felt like I could use a little Lady Day today and I can honestly say I have never met a person who could not use a little Billie Holiday in their lives...


22 Of Your Sparks

  1. Anonymous Says:
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  3. Matt-Man Says:
  4. I feel your pain. Sounds like a little thing, but busting any toe let alone the little one is a wicked pissah. Drink heavily. Cheers Vin!!

  5. DrillerAA09 Says:
  6. Like Matt-Man, I feel your pain. I've bounce my toes off of some solid pieces of furniture in the past. Man...I hate it when that happens.

  7. I never heard of this Cat Deeley but I may further investigate those legs!

  8. sorry about the pinky toe bond... i know how that hurts! ouch...

    smiles, bee

  9. Bond Says:
  10. MATT-MAN: Yeah...a bit better today...but still aching

    DRILLERAA: Truly...why does it happen?

    DOC: Sheesh....SYTYCD dude....

    BEE: Thanks Bee...

  11. ...long legs...pinkY toes...Cosa Nostra capers...Lady Day...birthday THAT'S entertainment!...

  12. Jay Says:
  13. Sorry to hear about your itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny wittle pinky toe. Ya pansy. haha ;-)

    Oh I'm kidding. Don't get your knickers in a knot.

    Did you mention something about someone with long legs? I like legs. Must check this person out.

  14. Bond Says:
  15. PHFRANKIE: I do what I can!

    JAY: Like I take anything you say seriously....she does have legs, no?

  16. Those legs rock!

  17. You've GOT to STOP injuring yourself, my friend.

    It cold be worse, you know. It could have happened on September 4th.

  18. Bond Says:
  19. BUD: LOL Yes they do!


  20. Mimi Lenox Says:
  21. I'm sorry about your toe. Ouch indeed.
    That girl has some legs on her!

  22. Dana Says:
  23. Damn toes - always getting in the way!

    And I did run over this morning and wish Dana a happy birthday. Hello? We share the same name and have birthdays only 5 days apart. She's got to be a wonderful person!

  24. katherine. Says:
  25. you must be distracted by SOMEthing...

  26. Dianne Says:
  27. ouchie is right!!

    I would have loved the picture and would not have thought it desperate at all - just interesting

    feel better

    and don't be pissin' off the Mafia by mentioning names

  28. Bond Says:
  29. MIMI: Thank you and yes she does

    DANA: I mean...they do it on purpose I think...Thank you for doing that my friend

    KATHERINE: LOL...and NO, I am not trying to get out of dancing at my wedding BTW

    DIANNE: LOL..well it really is nothing at all..never got purple, just a fat little piggie

    There is no is just a loose associate of businessmen with a common interest.

  30. Travis Says:
  31. GAH! I hate stubbing toes. That's why I try really hard never to do it.

    Oh...Queen Dana of the Soul Patrol rocks!

    Cat's LEGSES are to die for!

  32. TopChamp Says:
  33. Heading over now but that is a very slutty picture - not at all the Cat Deeley I remember from Saturday morning kids tv!

  34. TopChamp Says:
  35. ooh - sorry about your toe!

  36. Julie Says:
  37. Toes and legs! Why am I centering on the legs? Yeowza!

  38. Dana Says:
  39. Now, how in the world did I miss this? Thank you, sweet darling man!


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