Questions By Casper VII

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Questions By Casper VII
June 21, 2020

One of the more interesting people that I follow on Twitter is a man named Tyler (The Ghost) Casper. (@tyler_casper) Check him out and give the man some love and a follow. Now, what was I saying? Oh yeah, he asks a lot of questions. And the regular readers of this site know how I am about questions, right? So I went down his Twitter feed and copied several of the most recently asked questions. And now, for your reading pleasure, it’s time to provide a few answers. So are you ready? Let’s do this…

Do you have a certain piece of furniture in your house that is kinda “Your Spot” to relax?

I have a spot in the kitchen, at the kitchen table, where I have set up an office of sorts with my computer and assorted junk. We don’t use the table for anything except for junk anyway so it’s become my spot and place. As for relaxing, when I’m not on the computer, there is a chair and foot-stool in the living room next to the TV. That’s my place as well.

Have you ever tried any tooth whitening products?

I’ve used the Colgate strips before but didn’t much care for them. I just brush three times (at least) a day and take my chances.

Do you have a swimming pool?

No, we do not. I wish we did on the hot days like today, but then I think of the maintenance that would be involved in keeping it up. I would have to hire a Mexican pool boy to keep it clean and stand out there with no shirt on and tight little shorts. I’d get in too much trouble.

Have you ever gone exploring in a cave?

Unfortunately, no, I haven’t. That would be cool to do though.

Have you ever had a eureka moment?

Not that I can recall. I’ve had a few epiphany moments where I finally snapped and learned to say “Hell No!”, but that’s about it. Actually, those would be the same thing, right?

If money grew on trees, would you have to pay taxes on it?

No, because it would be so common, it would end up devaluing and being worthless. We’d have to change things up then and find another way to compensate items and services to replace the money which would literally be everywhere.

What is your favorite garden vegetable?

I’m wanting to make a joke about a person in a wheelchair digging up carrots, but that would probably offend someone and then I’d have to deal with letters, boycotts, and lots of whiney-ass hurt feelings. I’ll just say watermelons. I know it’s a fruit and not a veggie, but it’s close enough and I’m craving some watermelon right now.

What is the scariest health scare you’ve ever had?

Breaking my ankle so that it was just dangling there comes to mind. My current situation with my foot and Charcot’s Disease has given me many sleepless nights. And just plain out depression and anxiety attacks. The depression is something I deal with every day so I’m used to that, but when an anxiety attack happens and I can’t breathe, can’t think, don’t know where I am or what is happening, and feel as if I’m going to die at any moment, that is the worst feeling of all. Luckily, these don’t happen often anymore, but there was a time when it was several times a week. I was in pure hell.

What company do you think Disney will be buying next?

It looks more and more like WWE might be on the table and up for sale, but I hope not. I think DC Comics is up for sale if I’m hearing correctly. DC under the same umbrella as Marvel. That could lead to some amazing movies and comics.

Have you ever felt a ghostly presence?

When I lived out in the country in a trailer owned by some friends, the presence of my friend’s mother, who was murdered by her husband a few years earlier, could often be felt. You’d hear footsteps and smell her perfume in the kitchen and living room area. All of her belongings were stored in a camper in the back yard and she had been a regular guest at the trailer, visiting her son and daughter-in-law and my guess is that when her life on earth came to a quick and violent end, she wanted to make sure that her family knew she was okay and left constant reminders at the place she enjoyed visiting. Anyhow, I just considered her as my roommate when I lived there.

Do you have pet insurance?

No, I don’t. If anything was to happen with Mouth and he needed treatment or a vet, we’d find the money and take care of it.

Which are worse: Mosquitoes or ticks?

Mosquitoes. They’re annoying and swarm you when you go outside and worst of all, they’re about the size of a giant ant and can seemingly drink about a gallon of blood per bite. I don’t go into the woods much or outside for that matter unless it’s to go to work or see my bro and his family so ticks aren’t a problem. I hate a damn skeeter though.

What is the most difficult thing you’ve ever tried to assemble?

Candy displays. They’re not so much hard as just annoying and when I was working at the c-stores, I always seemed to be the one who got stuck putting those damn things together. I would get it done, but I would cuss, fret, stress, and throw several tantrums in the process.

Do you purchase your undergarments in a package, or separately?

Undergarments? What are these things you speak of? I prefer to go totally commando. Let the boys breathe, if you will. Okay, I’m kidding. I buy them by the pack. I’m a working man on a budget don’t you know.

And there you go. My thanks to Casper for the questions and for you, the loyal readers, for reading this. Any comments, thoughts, or questions to ask, feel free, and drop me a line. Use the comment button below, go to my e-mail of, or find me on Twitter at @Doug28352. Follow me. Go follow Casper as well. And let’s talk. And with that, I’m out of here. Have a great one and take care of yourself and others, especially in these wild and crazy times. I’ll catch you on the flip side.

Happy Father’s Day!



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