November 15, 2022

Deep Thoughts With Jerry #8

It's been a while since Jerry shared his "deep thoughts" here ;)  I had a big experiment going on in the kitchen--I'm attempting the most stereotypical vegan "weird" mock-meat there is--tofurkey! Hahaha, I'll share about it this weekend--so while I was doing that, I asked Jerry if he'd want to write a deep thoughts post. I never know what I'm going to get from him, so it's always interesting to see what he has to say.

Okay, here's Jerry...

What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas. Hands down. I love the whole season... family get-togethers, cookies, lights, and movies. Over the years I've been feeling nostalgic and wanting Christmas to be like it was when I was a kid and feeling disappointed when it isn't. It's not about the presents, it's more about being around family. Doing things. Seeing friends and family. I hold onto the Christmas spirit by watching some of my favorite holiday movies. My favs include It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, Home Alone, The Santa Clause, Miracle on 34th Street, and Die Hard.

(Katie flipped out on me when she saw I didn't include Bad Santa or National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, which are pretty much the only Christmas movies she likes. Oh, and The Christmas Shoes. She loves crying over that movie. Bad Santa and Christmas Vacation should have been on my list, I just forgot about them.)

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Over the last couple years people have been annoying the crap out of me with some of their 'word crimes'. Aside from the whole they're, there, and their stuff... also adding 's' to the end of places like Walmarts, Targets, or Krogers. Most recently I've been annoyed with people saying 'I'm sorry' when disagreeing with someone's opinion before trying convey their opinion. Are you literally sorry for disagreeing with someone's opinion? Another 'word crime' is using the word literally for literally everything. Or when people say something is hilarious when it's not even close to funny. 


Wife: You'll never guess what happened.

Husband: What?

Wife: I went to Kroger to pick up some corn. I thought I was getting the store brand but I accidentally bought Delmonte. It cost me an extra 25 cents!

Husband: Oh my god, that's hilarious. 

(Thankfully, Katie doesn't tell me boring stuff like that, but we're getting old so who knows where our conversations will go)

What old person things do you do?

I never really paid attention to any of this before but I started to notice a couple things I do that old people do and I started to do it myself:

        -I go outside and check the weather or to verify the conditions when we get a storm watch or warning.

        -I click my tongs together whenever I grill, which is kind of rare... still do it anyways.

        -I groan/grunt when I get up out my chair.

        -When I get out of bed I scratch my belly or side and I stretch out. 

        -I wiggle my toes around when my feet are up, drives Katie crazy. 

        -I question this current generations fashion choices...when I was young the kids were always told to pull their pants up, they were barely covering their asses. Now, the pants are so tight it's like their asses are eating their pants. 

        -I'm turning into that 'get off my lawn' guy and I never saw it coming. 

What is the best prank you've played on someone?

I was at work one day and found a tiny bunny trapped in the plant. I picked up my little buddy and put him back outside and saw there were a bunch of them out there. I went back into the control room and explained how cute they were. One of my coworkers tried to tell me to leave them alone and I told her, "No... as a matter of fact I'm going to take them home to the kids."

Once again, I was warned that I better not mess with them. So I walked out of the control room and came back in a couple minutes later with a box and explained I was on my way to put the little bunnies in the box to take home. Now she was mad. I had no true intention of actually taking the rabbits home with me, I was just messing with her. But, now, I'm going to get her.

I walked outside by myself and stayed there for a few minutes. I walked back into the control room with the empty box closed and said, "The kids are going to be so excited!". She totally thought I had the bunnies in the box. Just after I uttered those words I purposely tripped and face-planted on the ground, completely smashing the box underneath me. The terror on her face was priceless and that quickly changed to tears and laughter from her when I got up laughing my ass off while revealing the empty box. 

What is your favorite job you've ever had?

Easy. I used to work at Game Stop... it was only for seasonal help but I loved every second of it. I was able to nerd out and talk video games with everyone, play games, and get free swag. Sadly, this industry is slowly dying as technology allows for people to download games directly to their console. While this is super cool and convenient it kind of kills the interactions people would have at the game stores and nerding out. You could say the same thing for movie rental stores like Blockbuster. Those were the days... the good ol' days. I miss those days.

Katie here again... 

I completely forgot about the prank he pulled on the woman he works with! THAT was hilarious--and I mean that literally. ;) 


  1. Ok Jerry, this was the funniest and best Deep thoughts you've ever done so far. 😂 Thanks for making this one so funny. (OK hilarious !) OH and "Word Crimes" that. You need to make a new board game.

  2. Thanks for making my LITERALLY LOL!

  3. I also so miss the way Christmas was when I was kid! And then I'm like was it actually as great as I'm remembering or am I just getting old and nostalgic? I feel like I'm constantly trying to recapture that old Christmas spirit every year! That baby bunny was too cute!! I'm glad you rescued him and was able to prank your coworker at the same time! ;)

  4. We put "the" in front of store names - The Aldi, The Wegmans, The Wal-Mart, The Target. Cracks me up!

  5. I LITERALLY laughed out loud (not just in my head) at the bunny prank! Thanks! I really enjoyed this whole post.


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