Welcome again to Stealing which we bring you weekly on The WTIT Blog. We have gotten really good at just stealing a meme from someone else’s post. (You can play meme with Judd andthe official Sunday Stealing meme.) Last week we asked you to recommend a meme that you did that we can steal. Here are two of them, so both of them can play along as well. They are now added to our “Previous Victims” list. The first is from a blogger named Kwizgiver. Her blog is What If This Is As Good As It Gets? She stole it from Fond of Snape. The second is from a blogger named Tina of the blogNerdBliss. She did not say where she stole it. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. Let’s go!
|James with my oldest, Heather.|
2. Name three of your guilty pleasures. WTIT recordings, the WTIT blog and these weekend memes. While Smirnoff should be in it, I am great at denial. that’s more than just a river.
|Perhaps if they were much older.|
3. The best kind of Girl Scout Cookie is: Chocolate Mint. I was just thinking, what this question lacks in interest, it makes up for in fucktardian stupidity.
4. What do you value most in other people? Intelligence. Did you see that McCain-Palin movie called Game Change on HBO. As stupid as you might have thought Sarah is, she is a lot less intelligent than that. I mean “scary stupid”. The film is good for that reason alone. If you are into politics, it’s insightful in the same way West Wingwas.
Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that something you thought was a bad thing was actually a blessing in disguise?!Why the fuck are our troops still in Iraq and more importantly, Afghanistan? These wars remind me so much like Vietnam, it’s pathetic. But worse, we’ve been them both even longer.
6. Be honest. Do you sneak some raw cookie dough when you’re baking cookies? Since I’m a guy that doesn’t cook, this is not likely to come up. If you haven’t watched The Newsroom yet, you really should. Jeff Daniels plays the anchor and Sam Waterson plays his boss.
7. What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited? St. Martin. It has two cultures on the island with idyllic weather. Half the island is French and has some of the most fabulous restaurants you could imagine. The other side is Dutch, which means there are a lot of boys having their fingers into dikes. The crowning jewel is Orient Beach. The sand is so soft, the water is beautiful and you have to be naked there.
8. Are you more of a thinker or a feeler? What the fuck is being a feeler? If you can legally fondle any woman’s breast just by saying “Front and Center”, who’d argue with that? I’m in. Sorry Kathy, but I sent the application in 2006. Until they vote me in, you have nothing to worry about.
|At a restaurant. Yet another table shot.|
9. Name three things you are thankful for right now. Kathy, WTIT and family. Amen.
12. What kind of work do you do? I sell liquor to liquor stored. I call it “God’s Work.”
|I returned to radio & nightclubs.|
13. During the course of your lifetime, which job or career has been your favorite or most fulfilling? Nothing topped my years as a DJ. For radio I’d go with WMAS. The show was called “Mike and The Hunter”.
Gary Hunter was one of the names (and the one that I used the most in my “heyday”). I also was Gary Morgan & Bud Fisher. I never was Bud Weiser except on WTIT.) My best nightclub gig was at The Dialtone Disco Dome. It’s where I originally met Kathy.
14. Do you think it’s necessary in your life to have a day-to-day “career” that is meaningful and service-oriented or do you function better in “just a job” with a steady paycheck? Neither, really. My need for creativity is very important.
15. Was there ever a time in your life when you wanted to stay home with your children instead of working, even if it meant less money in the household? No, I never envisioned of being a house husband. How Lennon did it for four years is way beyond me.
16. Tell us your worst boss story. I was an operation manager at a Seaman’s store. My boss was an ex-marine and a bully. We lasted two years together. When I complained about the bullying the Regional Manager, he told me that I was wrong and the manager called my boss in to yell at me. When I left the room, (which was my office, but the RM used the operations manager’s office at every store when he was there. I phone my girlfriend and my mother. They both told me to walk out. I did. I just went into my office and started packing. He said, “I didn’t want this, I just was respecting chain of command.” I replied, “How dare you! I have the respect of all the staff and dig out from my boss’s mistakes. You just okayed him to bully me more. That was not how that meeting went.” He replied, “Can you just take a day off and rethink this?” I shook my head no, and got my shit into my car and never looked back. The good: They took a year to replace me. Since now the RM blamed my now ex-boss for the situation. The guy had to work 7 days a week, often doing double shits. The bad: I lost at the unemployment hearing and was broke. It took me a year to pay off that debt that I should never have let happen. I won the battle but lost the war. Epilog: Seaman’s Furniture had gone from private to public both before I was there and also again in 2004. (Five years after my story.) This time they merged with Levitz and went bankrupt for good after I walked out.
17. Have your ever been the boss? Yes. I was both a Program Director and Sales Manager in radio. In the 80s, I owned an incredibly chain of video stores. We were voted “Best in Hartford” for our 8 stores in the Hartford Advocate in June of 1988. The banks collapses erased my line of credit. I could not operate without it. I closed the stores, found out that my first wife was only in it for the money and so I packed and left. All in all, a great year. But becoming single after being married really young and started having kids right away as well, thrilling.
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