Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ask Away Friday: Like A Virgin

Touched for the very first time.  And I'm still selling out...not really this time, I've got my feet wet now and this week I am hooking up (not like that, get your mind out of the gutter again) with Lysa from Welcome to My Circus, a pretty funny blog about a crazy ass life that she lives.

Welcome to My Circus

So here's the deal in case you forgot, I have asked Lysa 10 questions about her firsts and she, in turn, has asked me 10 so without further ado, here are the questions as asked by Lysa from the Circus herself.

1.  What was the first "real" concert you went to and when was it?  Do you even listen to the band today?

Oh, a concert?  Back in the day I had frequented tons many a few concerts ranging from Rosenshontz to Garth Brooks.  But my first real concert however was (not counting Rosenshontz when I was 10) Guns & Fucking Roses in May of 1993 on their Use Your Illusion tour at what was known as the Mullins Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.  Do I still listen to GNR?  What kind of question is that?  Guns and Roses is one of the best bands (back in the Axl AND Slash days) and I still rock to Paradise City.

2.  What was your first regrettable decision and why did you regret it?

My first regrettable decision?  Holy shit balls, how am I supposed to remember that?  OK, I know what it was.  I stole a candy bar from the local general store.  There I said it.  I regret it because it was a family owned store in a town of less than 1,000.  However...I returned the candy bar.

3.  What is the very FIRST thing you think of when you wake up every morning or on most mornings?

I gotta take a shit.

4.  What celebrity do you have the biggest crush on and when did you first develop you crush on them?

Her and this exact moment.
5.  What is the FIRST famous person you ever met and when did you meet them?

Ever heard of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?  Know who created them?  That's right, I met, know and kind of still know Kevin Eastman the co-creator of TMNT.  It was in the late 80s and I have several autographs from him.  He even let my Boy Scout Troop camp on his property.

6.  What was you first day in high school like?

Shit high school?  I was scared shitless like any other normal 9th grade kid that was chubby and a geek.  Thanks for bringing up bad memories....kidding, it was fairly normal just a little scary, I had friends that were with me since I was 3 years old, so it worked  out fine.

Yup...that's me.
7.  When was the first time you licked a 9 volt battery to see if it was still working?

Well....that's a totally random question.  Lick a 9 volt battery to see if it was still working?  What kind of idiotic guy do you think I am?  I licked it because I was dared to not to see if it was working.  Geez.  Anyway, to answer your question, I would have to say I was probably around 10 years old and shocked my tongue but in a good feeling way like the rope in gym class...wait, what?

8.  What was the first curse word you ever said and how old were you?  What made you say it?

Shit, I don't fucking remember what goddamn curse word I said or when it was.  If I had to guess, it was probably shit, yeah I'm pretty sure it was shit because shit was a common word in my house.

9.  What was the first Bubble Gum Pop song that you remember from elementary school or high school that drove you nuts but now you sing it any time you hear it?

First, what the flying fajita is a bubble gum pop song?  Did I miss something growing up in New England?  Anyway, when I was in high school we did alternate weeks of academics and shop.  In shop we listened to the radio and it was one of those stations that put their list on repeat, so it came on at least twice a day.

10.  What was you favorite Cub Scout event and when did you first participate in it?

PERFECT!  Cub Scouts!  My favorite event was and still is the Pinewood Derby, the thrill, the race, the fun, it's so much cooler than NASCAR.  My first one was in 1986 and I took first in the Pack and third in Council.  I love the PWD.

So there you have this week's Ask Away Friday with Lysa from Welcome to My Circus.

Who Woulda Thought?


  1. Man, I feel like I got your first kiss, but Lysa popped your cherry. :) Good thing it was you and not me because I'm not sure I could've answered most of these.

    1. I'm like an open book, a very messed up and broken open book.

  2. I've always been partial to Rosario Dawson, but Scarlett is growing on me. The movie "Lucy" in general was a very intense and private hour and a half for me...

    1. I haven't seen Lucy yet but I want to. S.J. as I call her will only be known to me as the Black Widow...redheads and tight suits....

  3. Well, you like GNR so at least you're not completely stupid.

  4. Hahahaha, this is perfection! I love the questions and the answers. What an awesome first concert! Way better than mine, but mine was pretty cool, looking back on it!

  5. Omg! I loved your answers! Guns and Roses is one of my favorite bands. However, my first concert was KISS in the mid 80s, after they took off their make up. But still an awesome show!

    Bubble Gum Pop is the Top 40 station basically... I don't blame you for your choice of songs Annie Lenox freaked me out big time.

    Pinewood Derby was what I thought you were going to say how funny. But it is a cool event. I was always jealous because I could never do it because I'm a girl! Insert boo boo lip. Ha!

    Thanks for being my buddy this week it was a lot of fun!

  6. First time you licked a 9 volt battery? Hell, I can't remember my first time, there's been so, so many. Good times. My first celebrity encounter was Gabe Kaplan when I was 8 or 9. I may or may not have wept.

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