August 27, 2022

Deep Thoughts with Jerry #4

(If you're new here, Jerry is my husband.) Jerry has been cracking me up--he's been asking if it's time for him to write a blog post again. Yesterday was a really bad day for me and he practically begged to write my blog post. He's getting a little cocky about this blogging thing ;)  Actually, I love watching him write the posts because he gets really giddy. Then we laugh at all of his politically incorrect responses before he tones it down a bit so as not to offend anyone. (Something that's hard to do these days!)

While he worked on this post, I worked on organizing soooo many screws and nuts and bolts and all that kind of stuff into little containers to hopefully get the garage more organized. The day flew by so quickly! I was glad to have him work on his deep thoughts post while I worked on everything.

So, here are Jerry's "deep thoughts" of the week...

Who is your favorite person to travel with?

Easy--Katie. We have a blast together. I love trying new things in bigger cities. We usually have the same thought process when it comes to vacations... go with the flow. I don't like being tied to any plans. I like being able to just wing it without having to be somewhere at a specific time. Having reservations or putting any sort of time constraints on activities leads to stress and zero fun.

Did you have a stuffed animal as a child? What was its name?

I had a stuffed beaver. True story, no joke to be made here. His name was Bucky. I took him everywhere with me when I was a kid. My family was traveling from Sacramento back to Michigan and after being on the road for a bit, I discovered that I had left Bucky in our room at the Motel 6. When I realized Bucky was gone my dad promptly turned around to rescue Bucky from the housekeeping ladies. Good thing Motel 6 kept the light on for us or we would've never found him. I wish I had a picture of him.

What is your favorite dessert?

German chocolate cake. My mom is responsible for this. I look forward to one every year for my birthday. Last year Katie asked my mom for the recipe for the cake because she wanted to make one for my birthday and it had turned out phenomenal. Because I've switched to eating plant-based Katie said that she was going to try to come up with a vegan recipe for a German Mockolate Cake. We shall see. [Katie here: Jerry didn't do it on purpose, but that was a Friends' reference--remember when Monica was trying to come up with a recipe for "mockolate"?]

Have you ever met a celebrity?

A couple years ago I went to Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. I saw multiple stars from the saga including Oscar Issac, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley. However, Katie was super impressed and jealous of me taking a selfie with Cameron Monaghan (she still calls him Ian because he played Ian Gallagher on 'Shameless', Katie's favorite show at the time).

He was at the convention because he had recently been cast as the voice actor of Cal Kestis, padawan and Jedi survivor. The character was featured on the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the upcoming game called Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Needless to say, he was very down to earth and appreciative to the praise I gave him for his performances. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Animals dressed as humans. 

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A professional wrestler. I am a pro wrestling nut. I've been watching since I was a wee little man and I haven't stopped. Years ago, before marriage and the kids were even a thought I had a friend who was trained at a school in Detroit. Although he didn't make it to the big time a couple guys he trained with made it to TV and still are to this day.

I still remember him calling me telling me about his experience and how I could do it, too! I wasn't settled at my job yet but I thought it was a pipe dream so I didn't pursue it. I wish I would've. In the years to come I came up with the perfect gimmick--my name, my signature, and my catchphrases. Even to this day I come up with sayings or phrases and some of my friends still refer to me by my wrestling name... Jerrick Damon.

This picture is from 1998 of me wrestling with my friend Kris, who was smashing a chair over my head. Clearly brain damage wasn't on my mind.

What’s the most embarrassing moment from your teen years?

All I can say is it involves a Buns of Steel video and my dad coming home early. Take that however you'd like!

Katie here again. I make fun of Jerry for the Buns for Steel video all the time! Hahaha. Jerry loves writing this posts, so please send him some questions! He'd love that. (You can either comment or email me at katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com.) Happy Saturday! :)


  1. Jerry cracks me up! That is so awesome all the Star Wars people you got to see at the convention! Although we would not get along on the dressing animals up as humans debate. You do not want to see the collection of Halloween costumes I have for my dog ;)

    1. Someday we need to meet up in person. You and Jerry would get along so well! And of course, I feel like I've known you for a long time since you've been commenting on my posts. (I wasn't going to put the Friends meme here because I wasn't sure if anyone would get the reference. Would you have understood it if the meme wasn't there?

    2. Haha! I would like to think I would have gotten it! Friends is one of my all time favorite shows! I can literally hear Joey saying that :) I would love to meet you guys some day! Gosh I think I've been reading your blog for 10 years now!! I remember it was around 2012 because I was searching up tips on training for races and you just came up on a random Google search! My anxiety is always sky high meeting new people in person but I feel like you would totally get me! If you ever come to Wisconsin or if I travel towards Michigan, we need to make it happen! (Also, I totally think my husband and Jerry would hit it off, he's also a Star Wars/Marvel fan and loves to disc golf!)

  2. Hi Katie and Jerry - I love reading the blog and have followed it for years. I am vegan and have a recipe for a vegan chocolate cake that comes out spectacularly - so much that all my non-vegan family requests it! And, most pecan coconut frosting is vegan so I see a chocolate cake in Jerry's future!

    Cake recipe:
    Mix 3 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 6 tablespoons cocoa, 2 teaspoons baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Separately, mix 2 cups water, 3/4 cup oil, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and 2 tablespoons vinegar (I use plain white). Whisk together and pour into greased 9x13 pan. Cook at 350^F for approximately 35-40 minutes. Cool and frost!


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