Holidays are here....

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A tiny plug here for this week's show on Music On The Couch. Not only were both my guests (Paul Thorn and Kelly Richey) excellent musicians, they both proved to be incredibly insightful, interesting people. They both talk about their philosophies on life and how they are both trying to help others in many ways.


Not many days left until Christmas and I am further behind this year than I have been in many many years.

Christmas cards are almost ready and should be out the door by Thursday - fingers crossed

Have a few more gifts to purchase and that should be done this week - fingers crossed

We have Nancy's family's Christmas celebration this Saturday. Should be a fun time.

Then Sunday morning, breakfast for about 10 kids...a little tradition we began two years ago, inviting some of Peter and Ernie's friends over. That afternoon we will have our Christmas meal with Peter and (hopefully) Ernie.

Next Wednesday morning we wake and get on the road by 6am to Boynton Beach, Fl and Mom Joan and Dad Vince. Nancy and I will drive the 14 hours straight through.

While there we will get to hang with my best friend Andy and his wife Janice and my fraternity big-brother Mike and his wife Lucille. Mike and Lucille live close to mom and dad and Andy and Janice are coming down for a week (their plans were finalized when they realized we would be down there...very cool).

Hoping the weather will be nice...it looks to be in the 70's when we get there...so I can fall into the ocean. If the water is too cold for that, I will at least have the chance to go for a walk with sand in my toes and 10-billion gallons of salt air invading my lungs and reviving my insides.

Dad is doing well with his radiation treatments. he says he is a little tired but that seems to be from the shot they gave him a few months ago to put the cancer into remission so he could enjoy the cruise.


I will not be around much through the end of the year. Work is insane right now and with my vacation I have put even more pressure on myself to get it all done.

We get back home on the 30th and it looks like I will be flying back out to Los Angeles on the 2nd or the 3rd for about 7-9 days.

My last Music On The Couch show for the year is this Monday and then I will be off-air until January 10th.


One last comment here today...even though he might never see it I want to say that it still bothers me that Matt-Man and I had a falling out over something silly this past year. Maybe in 2011 we can put this situation aside and repair the friendship we had built prior to that.



19 Of Your Sparks

  1. Jay Says:
  2. I'm pretty much ready for Christmas to be over. haha

    Have fun in Florida. That sounds like a pretty good time.

     
  3. Micky-T Says:
  4. Sounds like you have a pretty hectic holiday schedule. I hope you and Nancy have a great time throughout the holidays and maybe, just maybe, it will get warm in Florida just for your visit. Ha! It's been pretty darn cold there.

     
  5. Travis Cody Says:
  6. Enjoy your holiday!

     
  7. Keep an eye out for the mailman, Big Fellah!...

     
  8. JAY: It should be nice to spend it with mom and dad

    MICKEYT: Hectic indeed...but I get to cruise again in April

    TRAVIS: you also

    PHFRANKIE: HERE HERE HERE

     
  9. JohnH985 Says:
  10. Have a great holiday! My Mom is actually driving down to spend Christmas with me and my brother you lives down here also. If I can make it through the holiday madness it'll be all good.

     
  11. TechnoBabe Says:
  12. Enjoy your Christmas activities and time with loved ones.

     
  13. Coco Says:
  14. Have a wonderful and restful Christmas, Vinny. It sure sounds like you need it.

    Great news at our end of the world. Drop by if you get the chance.

    Hugs and best wishes to you and all your family. You are not far from my thoughts and prayers at any time.

     
  15. Tug Says:
  16. I hope you, Nancy and your families have the very best Christmas & New Year Vinny!! Enjoy the sand and salt air for me as well, I miss that; it's been years.

     
  17. Boynton, huh? You'll be travelling right through my "other" hometown of West Palm. I know you'll have a great time, so I won't even bother saying that, but do travel safely.

    Oh, and when you head out to LA, let me know. I do live somewhat close to there, you know........

    Merry Christmas to you and your lovely bride. I hope you get all the blessings you deserve. :)

     
  18. Mags Says:
  19. I know you're not around, but I just wanted to pop in to say hello!!

    I hope your week goes smoothly and that your Christmas is wonderful!

     
  20. DrillerAA09 Says:
  21. May the Joy of the season live in your home this Christmas and may the new year be filled with hope, love and happiness. The best to the "Bond" crew from the Driller clan.

    We still have to have dinner at Uncle Lew's when I get to Memphis.

     
  22. Dianne Says:
  23. as I read this you're already up and on the road
    I wish you and Nancy and all your family the very best
    all good things kiddo

     
  24. TopChamp Says:
  25. Hello! Merry Christmas - wasn't organised enough this year to post any real cards so I'm using this opportunity to wish you and your family the best for 2011 too x

     
  26. Matt-Man Says:
  27. Merry Christmas to you, Nancy, and your family ya big Italian goof ball. Cheers Vinny!!

     
  28. Coco Says:
  29. Merry christmas Vinny, Nancy and family. Hope it's filled ith happiness and wonderful memories. *hugs*

     
  30. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and safe travels.

     
  31. Bahndeaux Says:
  32. Merry Christmas!

     
  33. Lu' Says:
  34. Merry Holidays!

     

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