Thursday Tidbits....

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, July 22, 2010

I have been remiss in reminding you that if you love dancing...then you need to check out the reviews for SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE over at the home of my friend TRAVIS of Trav's Thoughts"

The man knows dancing and gives you a fans-eye report on what the dancers did and why the judges said what they did.


So, in full disclosure mode..the show Monday was a semi-train wreck. To begin, my first guest never showed..as and JAY of "Cynical B**tard" pointed out, why is it always the first guest?

Then my second guest were right on time, except I had technical difficulties and all I did was echo..echo..echo..echo..echo

Now, I did talk with some other BTR hosts and I now have a fix if and when it happens again. really sucks because Aaron from Hot Buttered Rum put up with it and was a really good guest.

Good news is we spoke on the phone when the show ended and he will be coming back to discuss the production and recording of his solo album...

i did get a note from guest #1 and she ended up at a funeral that day and well, I was not on her mind...Will see if I will rebook in a few months.


So, now that we are not going to NYC next month I have to decide if I am still taking those 4 days off. I have taken, I think 2 vacation days this year and will be taking 4 in November...so that leaves some 8 days left to take...do I take a few days off in the summer and relax and enjoy? Do I wait until December and take some time then?

We are thinking of going to San Antonio for Christmas...so I could take 5 days off there and leave Thursday the 23rd. Friday is a holiday for me..then Mon-Thurs off and Friday new Year's Eve is a holiday...hummm still leaves me with 2 days..maybe a 4-day weekend?

So much to consider...


Did you see the HUGE oil spill in China? What a mess..and this is one scary picture. This firefighter was thrown off a vessel by a wave and became coated in the thick oil and drowned...yes that is the poor man being carried on the back of a co-worker...

This is truly scary...

8 Of Your Sparks

  1. TechnoBabe Says:
  2. Hmmm, the first guest missing your show causes you problems, doesn't it? Maybe you should have backup interviews or bits of interviews with a few artists like you were talking with my hubby about doing. Him answering questions online since he cannot participate live at the time you do the show. Or do you have phone numbers for blogger friends who you could call for live interviews about music or other subjects? For me, when I was working hard and had vacation days, I tried traveling over the end of year holidays but all the major traffic and so many people just made me so tired that it was not enjoyable or relaxing. My kids and I just returned home exhausted. Whatever you decide to do I sure hope you get some relaxing time in, you work so darn hard.

     
  3. Travis Cody Says:
  4. If your vacation policy is use-it-or-lose-it, then you don't really have much choice other than when to take them, right?

    My company is on a PTO policy, but they only allow so many hours to carry over to the next fiscal year. It's a very generous amount of time. We work hard, but we also have to take a lot of time off in order not to lose any benefits. It's a favorable system, unless you have a job that doesn't really have any back up and just piles up when you're away.

    Sorry to hear about the show. I intended to listen, but by the time I got home things kind of got out of control. You'll get back on track, and so will I.

     
  5. Jay Says:
  6. Sometimes it's fun to just take a day and kick back and relax or do things you enjoy doing around town. It makes it more fun when you think about everyone else busy slaving away while you're enjoying yourself.

     
  7. savannah Says:
  8. came over from jay's place, sugar, just because y'all asked! now i have to dome reading so i know what show y'all are talking about! xoxo

     
  9. savannah Says:
  10. that should have said...do some... xoxo

     
  11. TECHNO: Maybe that is a good idea...I can just read the interview and play the music...Thanks

    TRAVIS: use it or lose it...nothing more. I was wondering if all was OK when you did not show

    JAY: Exactly...next Friday seems to have my name on it

    SAVANNAH: thanks for coming by...hope you enjoy and reserve a seat on The Couch

     
  12. I did see that picture and what a tragedy. We sometimes think we are the only ones that face these types of things.

    It's always the first guest and the "thing" is always the last one that you find when you're looking for it. Must by that Murphy guy and his laws again!!

     
  13. Mimi Lenox Says:
  14. I did not see that photo until just now. It is so heartbreaking.

    I don't think your show was a "train wreck". So, there was an echo. You had great music and great questions and handled it all well.

     

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