March 13, 2023

Deep Thoughts With Jerry #10

Well, I wasn't planning to do two Jerry-posts in a row (tomorrow is his weekly weigh-in), but I just had no idea what to write today. This "spring forward" time change (even though it's only an hour) really messed with me. Setting the clocks back an hour in the fall doesn't mess with me like this, but "losing" an hour in the spring really feels like losing a big chunk of the day!

Anyway, I asked Jerry if he'd write a light-hearted "deep thoughts" post. It was either this or a vegan recipe review that did NOT turn out well at all, haha. Here's Jerry...

What is your favorite thing about the place you live?

My favorite thing would have to be the view. We live kinda close to Lake Erie and there are all sorts of marshes and other wetlands around. Across from us is a duck reserve. The DNR came through years ago and got rid of all the fragmite and flooded the area in order to make a refuge for the water fowls. The view is awesome pretty much year round.

What famous animal character are you most like?

Garfield. I know that when Katie reads this she's going to be all like 'WHAT?!' I love to just cuddle up under a blanket and I can fall asleep anywhere, I would like to sleep all day, everyday. Also, he loved lasagna and that's totally me, too!

What is your favorite restaurant?

Another surprise for Katie, Melt Bar and Grilled is my favorite. We have been there twice and each time was amazing! This place makes everything into a grilled sandwich. Everything. They made one called  'Glazed and Confused' that was a bacon cheeseburger between two glazed donuts with sweet berry jalapeƱo jam. Then it was covered in donut batter, deep fried, and covered in powdered sugar. YUM! From what I understand the place used to be a late night hangout for night owls and stoners and became extremely popular locally. Sadly, it's located in the Cleveland area and not really within a reasonable driving distance. 

Sweet, salty, or sour?

Never, ever sour. Not a fan at all. I would have to say that it would really depend on my mood but I think I'm totally a salty guy. 

Have you ever been to Disneyland or Disney World?

Nope. I flirted with the idea when I was a younger adult, always thinking that if I had kids I should take them there and it would be a great family experience. However, the price made it impossible and the kids weren't really into Disney stuff anyways. Fast forward to my 40s and now I want to go just for the Galaxy's Edge part of the park. It's a Star Wars themed part of the park that sounds like an awesome, unique experience that the kids and I would totally be up for. 

When did you get your first cell phone?

It was in 2000. Bought it from a gas station and had to buy minutes for it. It had a leather case and a flip down receiver. It was also thick and bulky and definitely wasn't a phone you'd want to put in your pocket. 'Is that a Zack Morris cell phone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?'

Desktop, laptop, or tablet... which do you prefer to use?

Well, I have to use a desktop at work everyday and I use a laptop at home. I prefer Apple products and just really grew to hate Windows. I went through numerous PCs in my lifetime. I've had this Macbook for 12 years without any issue. 

What movie could you watch over and over again?

There are numerous movies I can watch. I can watch any MCU or Star Wars movie anytime, from any point, and just be into it. Katie always comments about how I can watch the same movies all the time and she doesn't like to do that. 

If you could be any fictional character who would you be?

Bruce Banner, better known as Hulk. Bruce was always the smartest person in the room. There was a rage that grew inside him and he just started destroying everything and was unstoppable. And when others tried to stop him it only made him more angry, hence making him stronger and more unstoppable. 

If you won the lottery what would you do with all the money?

I would pay off all the debts of my parents, brothers, and sisters. I would make a savings account for my kids, nieces, and nephews. After all that, I would buy some decent sized acreage in the pacific northwest and live off the grid for the rest of my life. Simple. 

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

Firefighter. My grandpa was a firefighter in Petoskey for years. His house was decorated in all this firefighter memorabilia and awards. My dad was also a volunteer firefighter. To this day I still watch firefighter shows and always think about what could've been if I had chosen that route in life. I know they glamorize it on TV and movies but still... I would've loved to do that. 

Four generations: my grandpa, my dad, me, and Noah

Field trip with Noah and Eli


  1. Ok, you all need to get back to Cleveland and go to Melt - their tofu wings are the BEST I've ever had and they actually have an extensive vegan menu :)

  2. Love getting to know Jerry more.


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