1. An unforgettable day in my life. I played sports from the age of eight until my junior year of high school. Baseball I wasn’t very good at it. At 14, I knew it was over. I was better at football but no great shakes. My last year in high school I got caught smoking on campus. I was suspended two games, and it was made clear that I was never gonna play. I was to be the starting running back. But that was over. The guy who took my place I always thought of as “Stupid Guy”. Nice enough and talent but a rock for a brain. He started fucking up. I hear the coaches say “Put Bud in for a play. He can’t hurt on one play.” The quarterback was a friend. He disregarded the play that was called and let me run the ball. I gained twenty yards. The next I ran for 50 and a touchdown. I scored four touchdowns that day and never missed an offensive snap the rest of the year. Stupid Guy had to learn another position.
2. My favorite snacks. I’m not a snack person. Pistachio nuts are the one thing I occasionally buy.
3. My biggest fashion accessory A Beatles tee.
4. My biggest celebrity crush I’ll stick with Jill Hennessy. I’m nothing if not loyal.
5. One Hobby I would like to learn To play guitar. I have too much arthritis in my hands to do it now.
6. My OCD habits Everything in its place. It drives me nuts when things aren’t put where they go. Even when I’m at fault.
7. If I could eat one last meal Steak Fajitas.
8. Working on my fitness I’m not. I can’t. The 12 spine surgeries ended that. But you’d never know I had and problems being with me. But that because of the opioids that I tried to get off. But after I got over 60% down I couldn’t go lower. Fortunately I have understanding doctors.
9. What I spend money on I don’t really have expensive habits. Unless a blow a speaker in the radio studio. That hasn’t happened in years.
10. My favorite recipe I make a fantastic salmon steak I have it twice a week.
11. The best part of each season Winter: It ends. Fall: Great for the leaves in New England, but it signals winter. Spring: Terrific time. Summer: At a pool.
12. A life lesson I’ve learned Bud’s Law #5. Never get into a fight with an ugly person. They have nothing to lose.
13. My inspiration to blog 50-50. Writing comedy, although not today, and visiting with old and new friends.
14. What’s inside my closet? Mens’ clothes. Whips & chains. The usual stuff.
15. Let me brag a minute. My kids are all extremely successful. They are great and loving parents and so into family. My oldest, Heather will be 47 this year. Her daughters are 19 & 15. She and husband Alec own Stage, Inc. designing and build theaters all over the world. My son Ben is a bigwig at Liberty Mutual. He and wife Maria’s daughters are 7 and 4. My younger son James in San Diego is moving back and becoming a stockbroker to apprentice with my sister. He’s expecting his second child and want the two (his daughter will soon be 4) to have New England values and be close to the rest of us. My youngest, Jules has a PhD in psychology, She and husband James have three children. That’s my family. My ninth grandchild will be a boy. If you’re keeping track at home, that makes six girls and three boys.
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