August 14, 2022

Deep Thoughts with Jerry #3

I still laugh every time I see that picture of Jerry! It couldn't be more perfect for a "deep thoughts" post. (Read: silly icebreaker questions.)  Today's post is brought to you by Jerry...

What is one important skill every person should have?

Patience. Without question. Even though I just asked Katie if she considers it a skill (while she told me to hurry up typing this), I always think of it and try to practice it when driving. Nothing makes me want to burn the world more than someone pulling out in front of me when there isn’t a single vehicle behind me for miles! Even now, as I’m writing about it, I’m getting all worked up.

Do you enjoy the outdoors? What’s your favorite outdoor activity?

I totally love the outdoors. I love camping and hiking. I haven’t done any of that in forever, I can’t remember the last time I camped. Now, when I am out in the sticks, I’m disc golfing. Most of the courses I go to are in metroparks or state lands. Being outside seems so refreshing. Sure, there are bugs but there are sprays for that. 

What famous animal movie character do you like the most?

I love cartoons. I grew up on Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, and Tex Avery animations. As an adult, I love the Pixar/Dreamworks cartoons. If I had to pick one it would be Potato Head from Toy Story. The conversations between him and Mrs. Potato Head are hilarious to me.

When we are watching a show where someone just has these ridiculous eyebrows I am always quoting Mrs. Potato Head (in her voice) when she says "I’m packing an extra pair of shoes, and your angry eyes, just in case." Katie loves it and we both usually just start laughing.

What was one new experience you tried that was completely unknown or uncomfortable to you at the time you tried it?

Insanity. [Workout videos] Sure, I’ve run before but when I started Insanity I was completely intimidated. I never worked out to any sort of video. I always just thought it was for women because when I was growing up, my mom, like every mom in the the 80s and 90s, had a wide variety of Denise Austin videos. I heard of Insanity from some friends at work so I decided to give it a shot. It’s the most difficult thing I have ever done, but I couldn’t stop doing it. The results were undeniable and totally worth it. 

How do you find time to exercise with your schedule? (a question from a reader)

Ha! It’s very difficult. Being on night shift for the last couple years I would try to run on the treadmill when I would get up in the afternoon. Or, I would walk out to the garage and work out to Insanity. However, life gets in the way every single time. School, baseball games, family functions, and just straight up fatigue would always put a halt to my plans. I realize that they’re all excuses and I should take some time to exercise but at the time I just can’t get up the drive to stick with it. 

Katie here now. I love that Jerry mentioned the 'angry eyes' and Mrs. Potato Head from Toy Story. The video I posted above shows a "blooper" from Toy Story 2 when Mrs. Potato Head was packing Mr. Potato Head's--butt? Her voice makes it hilarious and when Jerry mocks it, I can't help but laugh.

Jerry feels special when doing these "Deep Thoughts" posts, so hopefully they are at least entertaining ;)  I have to say, I was SHOCKED when I read that his favorite outdoor activity is camping! I had absolutely no idea and now I feel terrible that we haven't done it since--2009? Camping is probably my least favorite way to spend time, but I would have made it a point to do it at least once every summer if I'd known!

Jerry's and my 19th anniversary is on Tuesday, and we want to do something but we haven't made any definite plans (even though we've had 19 years to plan it). If anyone has suggestions, I'd love to read them! (As long as it's not camping... haha!) And of course, if you have questions for Jerry, I'm sure he'd love to answer them in another "deep thoughts" post :) 


  1. I enjoy these posts. Ii tried insanity & it is one of the hardest workouts. Jerry showed it works. I had to modify a lot. As for your anniversary you could book a really nice B&B. We did that one year & we did stuff like wine tasting & hiking.

  2. That's funny because mine and my husband's 8th anniversary is coming up in September and we decided to go camping! Lol! ;) In the past we've done just a day trip to the Wisconsin Dells (a Wisconsin tourist trap lol but still a fun place), just gone out to dinner, made dinner for each other, went to Door County one year, one year we just went on a walk for ice cream and that might have been my favorite yet! You could see if there's any fun local shows that weekend or maybe spend the day visiting your old places where you would go on dates or where you got married? That's corny stuff I'm always making my husband do ;) Hope whatever you guys decide on, you have the best day!

    And I am also loving these deep thoughts with Jerry posts! It's fun getting to know him more!

  3. Love these Jerry posts. Hope you had a great anniversary!


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