Feast One Hundred and Twenty Two
What was your very first job with a paycheck?
Working at Pasquale’s Pizzeria. Â Believe it or not, I really loved that job. Â I mean it was alot of fun. Â Working for John Besse was a hoot. Â He was a really cool boss. Â I think he was more interested in being our buddy than making alot of money.
Did you ever lose something really important to you?
Yeah. Â The rent. Â I once gambled away an entire paycheck at a carnival game. Â Mary was there with me. Â I was very young, and VERY stupid. Â I made a promise to the Lord then and there that if he let me make it through that and not lose the roof over my family’s head, I would never gamble again. Â We kept the roof over our head. Â We even managed to eat that next to weeks. Â I haven’t so much as bought a lottery ticket since. Â I don’t plan on it either. Â I will keep my word.
What is the best Christmas present you ever received?
Well, baby Joee is the best. Â But I suppose if you mean a traditional gift, I would have to say my Shogun Warrior Â Jumbo Machinders come to mind. Â I got Dragun, Raydeen, and later on another christmas came Godzilla. Â There was also The Year that Mary got me my first pet Iguana that I named Chuck. Â Later he died and that day my mom brought home Ground chuck for me to fix for dinner. Â She was not a very sensitive woman.
Tell about a favorite “hang out” place for you and your friends when you were in high school.
This would be the same as My first Job. Â We hung out alot at Pasquale’s. Â I told you John wanted to be our Buddy. Â We also would Skateboard alot so that meant driving around finding places to skate. Â We went to High-school Dances, Football Games, Boosted beer from the Catholic school Basement, Hung out at Boob’s house in his room. Â Just lots of places. Â Hey I never said I was an angel.
Name something that always brings a smile to your face.
When Frankey (the Basset Hound) wakes me up at night around 3 AM to be let out by whimpering and licking my face. Â Yes, it is supremely annoying but it is also sweet and I can’t help but smile when this 7 inch long, 4 inch wide wet tongue wipes up the side of my face and I cover my head Â and he goes to the foot of the bed and gets under the blanket at my feet and belly crawls all the way up the bed next to me so he can lick my face again to wake me up so he won’t have an accident in the house.