September 19, 2023

Deep Thoughts With Jerry #24

I'm a little pressed for time. Katie is in the kitchen making all sorts of seitan and I totally forgot to write this post until the last minute. If Katie was typing this post it would take her minutes but because it's me and I type like a four year old, it takes me forever.

What's something new you've learned about yourself in the last couple of months?

I'm getting older. I've also been put on notice by my family that I've been acting older with the dad jokes and dad-like actions I perform on a daily basis. 

Here are several examples:

1. I stand outside and check out the weather when I read it's supposed to rain soon. It's like I fact-check the weather app. (GUILTY)

2. When I hear loud noises outside I stand at the window and scope out the neighborhood for the source of the noise. (GUILTY)

3. I laugh at my own jokes, always. (GUILTY)

4. I use old phrases that used to be cool with the kids but I use them in such a way to try to sound like I'm being cheesy. They don't know if I'm joking or not. (GUILTY)

5. I rub my bare toes together when I have my feet up. (GUILTY)

6. When driving, I always look around outside instead of on the road. (GUILTY) 

Overall, I am older. I am a dad. And that's just the way the cookie crumbles. 

How would you spend your time if you had unlimited time and resources? 

Being out with my friends a couple weeks ago up north, in the sticks of Michigan, made me want to live sort of off the grid. There was hardly any sort of cell signal and we were content with fun animated conversations, and played yard games and disc golf. So, if money wasn't an object and I had all sorts of time, I would be in the sticks within a reasonable distance from grocery and gas where I'm able to live in peace. 

What smell or sound triggers nostalgia for you?

Smell: It would be Katie's body spray, Love Spell from Victoria's Secret. She used to wear it when we were in the late stages of our dating phase and into our marriage. The smell drives me crazy, in a great way. It gets my juices flowing in nether regions. 😍

Sound: Music always makes me feel something. No matter how I'm feeling, the song 'Fade into you' by Mazzy Star pulls me back into the 90's when life was simpler. 

Question for the readers: What are your triggers?

What's your guilty pleasure right now?

Pretzels and mustard. I could use just regular yellow mustard but lately I've been using this garlic mustard from Boardwalk Kitchen. I found it a couple weeks ago at Detroit's Eastern Market and it's just phenomenal. I love having hummus with pretzels as well, but hummus can be so expensive to buy. Maybe I'll try to make some on my own.

If you were at trivia night, what category would you know the most about?

I've never done a trivia night but I think I know a lot about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the MCU. I wrote some time ago about how I've seen each of the movies at least 20 times. I know them inside and out. Trivia night would be fun. I'll have to see if I can find one around here.

What TV show are you currently watching?

I just started Big Bang Theory. It used to be a big deal and I just never watched it. I think it's because we didn't have cable. I never knew what it was about and it was sort of recommended to me. So, I'm already on the 3rd season and I'm laughing my ass off every episode.

I'm going to cut this a little short. I would really like to have some questions from you guys. I'm an open book so fire away and I will answer!


  1. I have a very random nostalgic trigger smell lol. When I was a kid, I had a Barbie that came with this little random bottle of perfume. I forget which Barbie it was but the perfume was tiny and meant for kids, in a little plastic bottle. But I was obsessed with that perfume. Probably because it was my first perfume lol but I saved that bottle and only brought it out for "special occasions" (i.e. probably a family dinner to Olive Garden lol!) and dabbed a little on my wrist. It was a very floral scent. Fast forward to present day and I grabbed a new scent of Dove body wash (I believe its the peony scented one) and it smells JUST like my old Barbie perfume! Took my immediately back to my childhood!

    Also I love the Big Bang Theory too! I watched it over quarantine during Covid 2020. It was big comfort show for me!

    I'll ask a silly would you rather question since I'm terrible at thinking up questions lol. Would you rather get a paper cut every time you turn a page or bite your tongue every time you eat? (Two of my most hated things lol!) :)

  2. Mmmmm pretzels and mustard. Make mine one of those big, salty, soft, warm ones from the mall. Dating myself much?


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