May 15, 2022

A Guest Post From Jerry

HI! This is Jerry. I will be writing a post for Katie today because she's laid up with the 'Vid and she's in no shape to be writing today. Over the last couple days she's been feeling some symptoms of being sick but none of her symptoms seemed related to COVID. Today was the worst she's felt so far and she's completely miserable. So, she asked me write a post for her. 

When Katie asked me if I wanted to write a post for her I had no idea what to write about. Finally she came up with the idea to answer some random 'Icebreaker Questions' that are just supposed to be lighthearted. So, here we go:

Q: What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten?

A: As a family we went to a museum and science center in Jeanie's city (Jeanie is Katie's sister). During some presentation a guide had nacho flavored meal worms and asked for volunteers to try them. I obliged and they weren't that bad. They tasted like a tiny, overcooked Cheetos.

Q: What is your favorite theme park? 

A: Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio is my favorite park. It's America's roller coaster capital and is a blast. I have very fond memories of the park from when I was a kid and a pretty funny story as an adult. My employer had given us tickets to Cedar Point one year.

As a family trip Katie and I had taken the kids down to experience the greatest roller coasters on earth. Well, that day Cedar Point weathered a huge downpour. A massive storm rolled through the area flooding out the island. We took shelter under an awning and watched as people ran through the park in the rain and decided that our day was over. We planned on running through the rain with everyone else to get to our car and return to the hotel.

The water flooding the park was deep, well past our ankles. The rain was so heavy that we could barely see anything in front of us. We held our shoulders up as we ran to avoid getting wet (because you know you do that too), but nothing was stopping us from getting soaked.

Katie and the kids each had a towel to wrap themselves in so they didn't get the seats all wet, but I did not. In my infinite wisdom I had thought that I could seek some sort of shelter under the hatch of our car and quickly get changed into dry clothes while being hidden but the curtain of rain. I stripped off my soaked clothes and just as I was completely naked the rain stopped. It was instant. And I was sporting my birthday suit in the middle of an amusement park parking lot. Of course, the family got a huge laugh. I don't think anyone saw me but a pretty funny story nonetheless.

Q: Are you a cat person or a dog person?

A: Totally a cat person. I love Joey but cats will always be my favorite. Just watching cats being cats can be entertaining as hell. This is the best picture of Phoebe. So funny.

Q: What is your favorite sport or physical activity?

A: I love playing softball. However, after COVID and working the night shift it's very hard to find a team. I miss it a lot. Our team was co-ed and our name was Chix & Stix. Katie used to love watching me play. Now, if I can make time, I like to get out and disc golf. It's totally relaxing to play and just get out on a course for a couple hours.

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: Surprising answer... Top Gun. 

Q: Who is your hero and why?

A: Easy. My dad. My dad served in the Air Force for 30 years. He retired years ago and after retiring from active duty he worked to keep our family fed, clothed, and sheltered as best as he possibly could. He would give you the shirt off his back and help you with whatever you needed. He was incredibly selfless when I was growing up. He gave me a template on how to be a good dad, husband, and employee. I'll be lucky to be a fraction of the man he is. Totally my hero. He just retired recently so I hope that he is able to take some well deserved time to himself.

I tried to keep this short and sweet, I need to get back to trying to take care of my wife. Before this post goes live I'm sure Katie will correct all my speeling misteaks. If anyone ever has any questions for me I'll be more than happy to answer. Just flood Katie's inbox--she's always telling me she's a rockstar at keeping up with her email.

Katie here now. I legit haven't felt this sick in a as long as I can remember, so I asked Jerry to write my blog post today. My only request was that he be politically correct so that I don't have to deal with the repercussions, hahaha. I didn't edit his answers or anything. He was thrilled to write this, so if you ever have questions for him, feel free to email them to me. He just asked if he could have a regular spot on my blog ;)

Hopefully I'm on the mend and will have a "real" post soon. I thought I was getting away easy with "mild" COVID symptoms. If I feel this miserable, I feel awful for the people who wound up hospitalized because of this!

Have a great week :)


  1. Thanks, Jerry. Loved your guest post. I think you ARE a good husband and father, just like your dad. I love reading about you all. You're the kind of people I enjoy getting to know. But we'd have to hang out in your garage because I'm awfully allergic to cats 🐈🤧. You would all love my husband, too. He's got the skills of Katie and the humor of Jerry.

  2. Thanks Jerry. Wishing you a speedy recovery Katie x

  3. Katie I hope you are feeling better soon! Keep resting and drinking plenty of fluids, staying hydrated is a huge help! I loved this guest post from Jerry! A terrific read!

  4. I always love to read a Jerry post. He has a great sense of humor and I get a real kick out of him. Please take care of yourself, and if you need to skip a few posts, we will survive. I had COVID for Christmas, and although it was like a bad cold, I was miserable for a full week, and did nothing, so take the time you need!
    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  5. Jerry is the best, well, next to Ed, my #onehundredpercentgoodhusband. Sending all the healing vibes your way Katie!

  6. Jerry did great! Hope you are feeling better Katie

  7. Loved the guest post! I'd definitely be a supporter of regular Jerry posts. And all good thoughts for a quick recovery Katie. I had it a few weeks ago and the one upside was I lost 7.5 lbs (which I have since gained back ha)


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