I See Dead People

Welcome again to Stealing which we bring you weekly on The WTIT Tape Radio Blog. We have gotten really good at just stealing a meme from someone else’s post. Today our meme is ripped off from a woman calling herself "Tense Teacher". This meme was so long, we did it in parts. (Today is Part Six. To read Part Five click here. Part Four click here. Part Three click here. Part Two click here. Part One click here.) We do not know if she stole it or wrote it, which is fine, because we never go back to the credit previous thefts anyway. Too much effort, and really who cares? Usually, what we steal is stolen as well. We are just smarter by calling our theft “A Feature”. All meme questions are in bold. A nice touch is that every week some of you rip it off from me. Please continue to do so.

Cheers to All of us THIEVES!

The Never Ending Meme Does:
Part Six, The Final Chapter

51. When did you go to your first funeral? When I was around 10 I figured out people feel horrible about kids being upset at funerals. I used to go to funerals every Saturday. Some drunk adults would give me money to help me “feel better”. It is how I got to go the movies on Saturday afternoons. So I did see dead people.

52. How old were you when you first moved away from your hometown? It was when I got married to my first wife. I was fourteen, I think. It was the first time (of several) that WTIT left its first home in West Hartford.

53. Who was your first grade teacher? Ms. Antonez was her name. We were taking a quiz when she accused my best friend of copying off my sheet. I did not believe her. My friend Jim was a good kid. Then she held up his paper. Instead of saying “Jim Martin” it said “Bud Martin”. I think Ms. Antonez was on to something.

54. Where did you go on your first airplane ride? I flew to Washington, D.C. to protest the war in Vietnam. It was 1969 or 1970.

55. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who was it with? I never snuck out of the house as a kid. I saved that for my marriages. It was a much bigger challenge.

56. Who was your first best friend and are you still friends with them? His name was Bruce. I met him when I was five. I could not always understand him. (True story…) I said to my mom. “I no play with Bruce. Him talk baby talk. I not understand.” Naturally, I do not remember this. I have been told the fucking story SO many times I feel like I saw the movie. And surprisingly, I have no idea where Bruce is today.

57. Where did you live the first time you moved out of your parents’ house? The first time was college and I spent four years in dorms on Beacon Street in Back Bay, Boston. That is what my degree says I did. I could not testify to this, since I was a little stoned for those four years.

58. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? Currently my dad. He knows every word to the Daniel Powter song. He sings it as though it was a Louis Armstrong song. It’s even hard to remember what happened when I am done laughing.

59. Whose wedding were you in the first time you were a bridesmaid or a groomsmen? I have been an usher (how could I be a “groomsmen”?) or best man a lot of times. The first I believe was at Johnnie Walker’s wedding. I was his Best Man. It was in Colorado in about 1975. He recently divorced. I bought him Jose Cuervo. It goes so well with divorce.

60. What is the first thing you do in the morning? Depends. On whether there is a woman in my bed or not. The one from last night I did not remember at all. When I awoke I asked who she was. She said “Cassandra, silly. I probably should call my husband. He hates it when I don’t come home. Unless you want one more go at it. I can call later.” I thought, “What the hell. I might remember her now.”

61. What was the first concert you attended? Chubby Checker. I got free tickets for doing that St. Judes’ door-to-door collecting. You know he was right, He DID twist again like he had done last summer. And the summer before that...

62. First tattoo or piercing? The next one. Why do people tattoo art on their bodies that they wouldn’t hang on their wall? (Yes Heath. I know Charles Emerson Winchester said that to Radar. But it fit REALLY well…)

63. First celebrity crush? Annette on the original Mouseketeers. I loved how big her ears were. You probably have not noticed this, but the crush I have now is on Jill Hennessy.

This was Part Six of the Never Ending meme on the WTIT Tape Radio Blog. Think we have a Part 7? Thankfully this meme is over. We will steal something new next week. We promise. Meanwhile we will bring you something tomorrow during this NaBloPoMo. Join us. Next time.
Same time. Same blog.


Anonymous said...

Totally cool. Do you feel good finishing the meme that wouldn't die?

Love to hear your story of the war protest in 1969. My parents would have probably been there, but my dad got drafted and my mom had me. I *almost* got to go to Woodstock with her though. :-)

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Finishing the Neverending Meme is like writing the Declaration of Independence. But TOTALLY different. Sorry you missed Woodstock...