Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Yup, this is my 1,000 post. Never even thought I would get to this point. And in a few short weeks, we celebrate the 4th anniversary of The Couch.

It all began as a place to do some American Idol posts and to rant and rave over the crap that was happening in my life...what it ended up being is a cozy little spot for me to share my words, share my love of music, post some of my fiction and basically meet a bunch of cool folks.

Some of you are relatively new here, some have been here since day 1 and some have come and gone over the years for a variety of reasons. That last group is sad, since you never want to lose friends.

But hey, just like real life, on occasion someone you liked and respected becomes a turd-carrier and you move them out of your life. Sometimes they return...sometimes not.

To those of you reading me today, I thank you for sticking around through the good times and the bad...for sharing the sorrow of leaving my son Matt behind when I moved to Memphis.

For sticking around and listening to my rants over dating...for sharing the incredible courtship and my marriage to the most awesome Nancy...

I will continue to write here and share new music and I hope you also join me over on Music On The Couch and MANGIA Y'ALL.

I hope to have another 1,000 posts and more here over the next few years.

And, of course, I will be on The RADIO HAPPY HOUR this evening at 9:00pm eastern with Doc, Collette, The Burl and our guests; Comic Adam Ray and pop singer Karlee

29 Of Your Sparks

  1. 1,000 posts? Already?!?!?!?

    Well done, sir.

  2. Unknown Says:
  3. I must say that the feature I do miss a bit are your short stories!

    I know that I don't often pop by anymore--I had taken a loooong blogging hiatus after my stalker found "Peggy, as she is", causing trouble for me and my family. I'm also doing some writing (off-line) of my own, and that too, draws me away from the great reads of my bloggy friends.

    But I *do* have you on my RSS reader these days, and have been quietly lurking and reading! I'm glad to see that things are going so well for you :^) Congratulations on the ongoing success of "the couch" and its spinoffs(I even put a button on my blog directing folks to your radio show!)

    **returning now, to lurker mode**

    Margaret aka, Peggy

  4. Unknown Says:
  5. WOO! Go Bond, Go Bond!

  6. DrillerAA09 Says:
  7. Congratulations sir. Well done!!! And may we all be here to celebrate your 2000th post as well.

  8. Ken Says:
  9. Big 1000. Alright Vinny! I think I met you back when you got that Blogomercial from Bagwine.
    Some of us have been bantering back and forth on these tubes for quite awhile, our own little blogafamilias.
    See you through the next 1000 my friend!

  10. Travis Cody Says:
  11. Congrats on the 1000 posts! That's a big number.

    I'm definitely glad you started this place because it got me started in the bloggosphere.

    Here's to another 1000!

  12. ...Congrats, my friend! I will most certainly hoist an appropriate vessel with a liberal amount of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey in it as a toast to you!...

  13. AtriaBooks Says:
  14. Happy 1000! You don't look a day over 900!

  15. SOUTHERN: Thank you

    MARGARET: Thanks for your kind comments...and thanks for adding the button. I have bookmarked you so I can remember to read you

    DANA: Thank mooooooooooo

    DRILLER: I hope I am here too!

    MICKEY: See, at least one good thing came out of my being over there - meeting you and Phfrankie

    TRAVIS: You are one of those originals Sir and I truly appreciate your friendship and loyalty

    PHFRANKIE: Can not wait until we can hoist together again

    DOC: TY ya little whipper snapper

  16. Jay Says:
  17. Congrats on #1,000!

    Here's to the next thousand!

  18. JAY: Thank you Sir

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  20. The Burl Says:
  21. BIG time congrats on your 1000th post! Does this mean you'll be drinking Gentleman Jack tonight to celebrate?

  22. katherine. Says:
  23. one kay

    You've had quite a story Vincent. It has been a privilege to read.

    looking forward to the next thousand!

  24. THE BURL: It does indeed!

    KATHERINE: Thank you very much - I appreciate your loyalty and friendship

  25. OBLadyBug Says:
  26. Congratulations on the 1000 posts and looking forward to the next 1000. SMOOCH

  27. NANCY: Love are along for the entire ride babe!

  28. Maggie Moo Says:
  29. Congratulations on your 1000th post! What a great milestone. I'm glad that somehow we stumbled onto each others blogs...and though I don't comment nearly as much as I should, I truly enjoy our friendship and reading about your life...

  30. Tug Says:
  31. Holy cow, that's quite a feat - MANY CONGRATS to you on 1000, and 'cheers' to 1000 more!

  32. MAGS: Thank you so much. I know you are around and that is what counts.

    TUG: Thanks so much...time flies when you are having fun!

  33. Mike Golch Says:
  34. Congrats,but you will never catch me,I am at 1,487!

  35. MIKE: Well I could but you would have to stop blogging!

  36. Jeff B Says:
  37. It's been a pleasure getting to know you. I know I've been a bit lack in my visits of late. Heck-a-dootle, I've been a bit lack in posting too. Probably be another few years until I see 1,000.

    Congrats on the milestone. That's a great accomplishment!!!

  38. Sanni Says:
  39. Happy 1000th!

    1,000 candles - wow, that must be a huge cake.

    ќεερ øṉ ɾøсќïṉģ вløģlαṉḋ, ṿïṉṉÿ!

  40. Wooohooo! Number 1,000, huh? Pretty cool. I just passed 900 myself. At the rate I'm blogging now, I could pass you in....oh....say.....10 years? *grin*

    Glad I found ya. Honored to be here for the ride.

  41. JEFF: Thank you Sir

    SANNI: Thanks...yup we set off the fire alarm!

    SONGBIRD: You and I still have the best 'how they met story'!

  42. Dana Says:
  43. CONGRATULATIONS! When I grow up I want to be just like you ... only with more hair ... and bigger boobs.

    Just sayin'!

  44. DANA: My hair is already longer than yours girl! And I hope your boobs are bigger!

  45. Mimi Lenox Says:
  46. How did I miss this?
    Happy 1,000!

    It has been awesome to witness your journey. Looking forward to more.


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