August 04, 2022

Deep Thoughts With Jerry #2

I opened a blank blog post screen to start writing at 5:20 PM. It's now 5:49 PM and until I started this paragraph, I hadn't written a single word. I cannot, for the life of me, think of ANYTHING to write about. And my bad mood continues--I just need a win. I need for something to go right!

In the meantime, though, Jerry is here to the rescue for me. He's going to write today's post by answering some more icebreaker questions. So here is Jerry...

Q. What is your spirit animal? (The animal who is most similar to your personality.)

Jerry: I am a penguin. This description describes me perfectly...

"Penguins often dance for joy at the sight of someone they love. They sing their love for each other. Penguins are certainly not shy about expressing their love. Like humans in successful relationships, they find that hanging out with their partner is the greatest joy of life."

Katie: That was Jerry's answer--I didn't write it, I swear! 

Q. What is the funniest thing one of your pets has done?

Jerry: We went out as a family to run some errands and when we returned the entire house smelled like pancakes when we opened the door. It was quickly discovered that our dog had gone into the pantry, pulled out the maple syrup, and chewed the bottle open on the living room carpet. We scrubbed for a long time but we could never really get the smell out. The house smelled like syrup for months when we vacuumed. 

Q. What is something you can’t cook?

Jerry: Ha! I try to follow Katie’s recipes but I always end up fucking it up while adding my own ‘flair’ to it. Also... pasta. I always cook it for too long.

Q. What is your idea of fun?

Jerry: Relaxing at home. No plans. Nowhere to be. Just sitting and watching a show uninterrupted. I know it sounds simple, but those days are few and far between with my work schedule.

Q. If money and time were no object, what would you be doing right now?

Jerry: I would be trekking the continental United States to visit every MLB ballpark and collecting a 59/50 team cap from every city. Baseball is my favorite sport so to see every park would be on my bucket list.

Q. Where would you time-travel, if it were possible?

Jerry: I would love to visit central Europe. Visit the sites and museums surrounding the events of World War 2. I’m somewhat of history fan and would love to visit historical monuments. 

Q. How would you change your life today if the average life expectancy was 400 years?

Jerry: I would like to think I would slow down and enjoy everything, have bigger and better plans for the future and plan accordingly. It always seems like we are living on borrowed time and whenever plans are set there is always this feeling of ‘Well, we are only going to do this once.’ 

Q. What is the most challenging job you can think of?

Jerry: Currently, a police officer. In this political and social climate enforcing the law when everyone is watching over your shoulder seems like it would be extremely stressful. I love to to think that I would be one of those cool officers you see playing with the neighborhood kids and developing a relationship with the people I’m sworn to protect.

And there you have it. Some deep thoughts with Jerry ;)  If you have questions for him, feel free to ask! I like when he takes over my blog when I'm at a loss of what to write.


  1. You wrote 'I just need a win'. That sounds like a lot of pressure to me. I would use different wording and start small. 'just a nice day' or 'one relaxing/fun thing today'. Have you taken Joey for a walk today? Is that a win? Have you drunk lots of water? Is that a win? I know this sounds a bit argumentative but sometimes looking at things in a different way can help. You read a little bit stuck in a rut. You can't fix all your walls and floors today so do something small just for you, if you're away from your home it will let you forget the DIY easier? You can do it, I know you can. You got this. Think glass half full, not half empty and half full is good enough today. I know it's not that easy and this is just a internet comment. You are the only one who can live your life so I better get back to trying to live mine.

    1. You are absolutely right, and I really appreciate that you expressed your opinion! I really shouldn't write a post when I'm in a bad mood or just not feeling it. It just feels like everything is going wrong; but you're right, I need to look at things that are going right. Even if it's something super small, it's definitely something to put on the "win" list ;) Thanks for the reminder of what's important!

  2. I love these Jerry posts. So nice to get to know him too. I can see why you two go together like peanut butter and jelly. Hugs about your mood.

    1. When reading your book, I kept thinking about how similar Ed and Jerry sound for certain things. I think they'd get along just fine! And instead of always talking about getting together, I'd really like to make solid plans!

  3. Question for Jerry is how does he find time to exercise with his schedule. Sometimes I struggle with that issue. I am sorry to hear you're struggling with feeling angry. Hopefully this will pass quickly.

    1. I will definitely add this to his list of questions! And thank you--I go through episodes when I feel like this and it feels like it'll never end! But I'm pretty sure that all that could go wrong this week already did, so I see the light at the end of the tunnel, haha.


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