ANd then there were pictures...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, September 21, 2009

Well, seriously...both Nancy and I need a vacation after the last week of moving. We are complete. Now we live in a new land called "The Land Of Never-Ending Boxes"

My new 'studio' is pretty much set up with a few minor adjustments to be made - It is actually more open and manageable than the one at the apartment and I have a big old window to my right to look outside and gather my thoughts before honoring y'all with my glowing prose...

OK, well - no really, there is a window, which only makes me wander and take longer to write.

And if I decide to take on the next step in the New Music travels, it will be a perfect 'studio' indeed!

SO, a number of you have sent emails or comments on facebook or here and they all seem to have the same theme...y'all want to see photos...

Without making this place a Aunt Gwendolen and Uncle Frank's summer vacation slide show over the following days (exact number to be determined) I will share what was a total freakin blast.

Have I mentioned that yet?

Well it was and I am so glad there are pictures to remember it all. We still have to send off the 10 'wedding' cameras we put out at the reception and the underwater camera we used in Jamaica.

I have received CDs loaded with pictures from a few friends and videos are also on their way. Eventually, I am hopeful to put together a full fledged DVD of the weekend. Our good friend Greg video-taped most of the reception and even did those little interviews the professionals do - like em or hate em - and it looks like I will have three different camera for our first dance and will be able to edit them all together...

Thursday, Matt came in with Frat Brother's Greg and Dean on Thursday and friend John also came in. That night we all went down to Rendezvous Restaurant for dinner with dad Vince.

Friday morning the boys came over for breakfast and a few other Fraternity Brothers arrived and we had some enjoyment throughout the day.

That evening, we all met at the hotel bar before the family went to dinner and the friends hit the bars of Beale Street. We tried to get Liz and Brad to meet up with them, but when they called each other there was so much noise, they could not hear each other!

Friday's dinner was so that my family could meet Nancy, Peter and Ernie and spend time getting to know them better.

So - visuals from Friday...


JIM - It had been 22 years at least

JAMIE - Have drink will travel

GREG - The official videographer & my NYC roommate

DICK & DEAN (my fantasy football partner)

THE BOYS
(clockwise)
Me, Greg, Dick, Dean, Bob, Murdock, Jamie, Jim

Nancy & the Marini/Clifford/Pierro women
(L-R) Niece Adele, Mom Joan, Nancy, Sister Lynn,
Sister-In-Law Cindy, Aunt Patricia (mom's sis), Niece Candice
(Missing is Niece Amelia)

The Barton/Clifford/Marini Men
(L-R) Ernie, Me, Brother Richard, Nephew Joe, Peter,
Dad Vince, Matt, Brother-In-Law Kevin

Mom Joan, Aunt Pat & Dad with their grand kids.

The gang - BACK at the Rendezvous on Friday
Clockwise from back right:
Dean, Dick, Bob, Jim, Donna (Jim's wife),
Cindy (Murdock's wife), Murdock, Greg (taking picture is Jamie)

Tomorrow we begin the wedding day...

16 Of Your Sparks

  1. Julie Says:
  2. Ahhhhh such happy happy people!

     
  3. Looks like a great time was had by all! Keep those pics coming!

     
  4. Starrlight Says:
  5. See that looks like a party! Weddings SHOULD be a party =)

     
  6. ...glad to see you're alive and kicking! I think we all want to see bikini beach shots...

     
  7. Bond Says:
  8. JULIE: we were...wish you were there

    BUD: Plenty of pics to come

    STARR: Party we had

    PHFRANKIE: Are you sure you want to see me in a bikini?

     
  9. BeckEye Says:
  10. Jim looks like a fun dude.

     
  11. Jay Says:
  12. Did anyone get thrown in jail for starting a brawl on Beale Street? ;-)

     
  13. Bond Says:
  14. BECKEYE: He is...he is...was so glad he and Donna came, as I said we had not seen each other in at least 22 years

    JAY: Only Brad...but we had bail money ready

     
  15. Looks like Nancy and the boys are fitting right in there. Great family fun photos. Can't wait to see more.

     
  16. Bond Says:
  17. SONGBIRD: We had some laughs...

     
  18. katherine. Says:
  19. looks like a great kick off day.

    Really wish I could have made it out there.

     
  20. Mimi Lenox Says:
  21. And God said, "Let there be pictures."
    It's the 11th Commandment.
    These are awesome. Can't wait!

    I'd forgotten how much your brother looks like Emauel! It's truly amazing!!

     
  22. Ralph Says:
  23. Family and friends - I see a tight group. You can't see everyone always, the the look of family and friends that care for each other and shares often the worst of times. But shine so brightly in the good times! Of course, combining camaraderie an food is almost magical...

     
  24. Travis Says:
  25. Congrats on the studio. That's really cool.

     
  26. Jeff B Says:
  27. Bu-ya now that looks like the the beginning of a good time.

    Don't worry, we'll throw up the white flag when we've had enough. Until then, let those pictures fly!

     
  28. Lots of RED to see, Vinny! But I love all the pix of your friends and family! :)

     

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