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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, January 09, 2012

The trip to SoCal went well. The press approvals were on time and we only had one night where we were at the plant until after 10pm.

Got to hook up with my fraternity brother Jaime and his girlfriend Christa on Friday. We had a small lunch right near the water and then - as happened last June when I last saw them - some door staining took place!

It was just odd that every time I come it happens. Good thing someone else was there as his doors are heavier than anything!

Then we went to a great dinner on the Redondo Beach Pier at Kincaid's. Had a roasted sirloin that was bursting with flavor and maybe - yes maybe - the BEST Clam Chowder I had ever tasted. That is saying a lot for a boy who grew up in the NY and New England region.

Then on Saturday I flew home. Nancy had taken me to the airport, so she was coming to pick me up. Before I left town, I thought to myself that it would be a good idea to stop at Uncle Lou's for some of his famous fried chicken. I never mentioned it to Nancy and it slipped my mind.

When she pulled up in the car, after a kiss, she turns to me and says "Why don't you order a full chicken from Uncle Lou's?"

Did I marry the right woman or what?

Well, in the end, it would have taken too long from a whole chicken so we grabbed a 7 piece meal, a sausage and cheese plate, a bottle of Corruption (Lou's special spice) and headed home.

Spent yesterday watching my Giants put a whooping on the Falcons. Next stop is Green Bay and as a fan I believe my team can win.

As someone who had 4 Packer players (Rogers, Jennings, Crosby and Finley) all season and picked up Driver and Flynn late I know how strong that team is!

Yes, we had Flynn stating in game 17 when they benched Rogers. Sure we were nervous and damn right we were surprised when Flynn threw for six TDs.


Dean and I won our Super Bowl in that league which is ahem a pay for play league. My two freebie leagues on ESPN with Jayman and with Brad, I came in 2nd in one and 4th in the other, so a decent season as far as fantasy is concerned.


Tonight begins my International Blues Challenge coverage with the first of three shows with past winners.

Tonight, Sean Carney and the band Trampled Under Foot (who are siblings!).

Then the week Jan 31 - Feb 4. Seems like it is coming fast. This week I need to go down and run a test show for the Hot Spot I am purchasing. I was told it would be better to supply my own wireless. No biggie.

I have been busy recording the ads I had left. Over all, for the first year, I did well enough to cover expenses with some left over. But there are still many spots which were made available. Next year.

I did miss one thing in Memphis while I was gone...ELVIS WEEK!

I might have to make up for missing this past Friday's Five On Friday...or maybe some form of it all...now the wheels are turning. hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


Hey, did oyu notice, this turned into a real blog post! LOLOL

4 Of Your Sparks

  1. Micky-T Says:
  2. Door staining apparently, is becoming very popular throughout the country, according to the Door Stain Control Center at That Old House in Boston.

     
  3. Travis Cody Says:
  4. Hey! Since you have a full length post and I only have kitties, maybe the continent tipped and all my thoughts have rolled southeast to your area.

    Next time I have a thought worth posting about, I think I'll put a bell on it. It might lead me to other thoughts.

    Anyway, January/February sound huge for you and I couldn't be happier for your success with MOTC. Have fun!

    Cheers my good Sir!

     
  5. TopChamp Says:
  6. Hello Vinnie!

    I LOVE IT - real blog posting RULES OK... (feeling a bit old-skool).

    Will have a catch-up listen tomorrow, to get in the mood for Memphis.. maybe I'll try me some Uncle Lou's... maybe I'll save it for NOLA. (can you tell I'm excited?)

    Travis has cats... I know where I'm heading next.

     
  7. DrillerAA09 Says:
  8. Uncle Lou's....you're killin' me here!
    Injuries kept my team in the middle of the pack most of the season. Finished fourth in the only league I participated in this year.
    I think the Giants are peaking at the right time, and have a realistic chance of winning it all.

     

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