Tossing Salt Presents:
Questions By Casper #38
August 31, 2020
Over in the world of Twitter, I found a man that likes to ask questions. And I do mean a lot of them. His name is Tyler “The Ghost” Casper and he’s at @tyler_casper. A good guy that you should go check out. Now, as I was saying, he likes to ask questions. I like to answer them and it provides content for the site. So here we are. Every few days, I go down his feed and copy the inquiries he’s asked. And then it’s here for the answers. It’s insightful, thought-provoking, and hopefully entertaining for you, the reader, as well. So let’s can the chit chat and let’s do this. Are you ready? And away we go…
What is something you say when the solution to a problem reveals itself?
Have you ever had pickled asparagus?
No, I have not nor do I have any desire to try this disgusting sounding food product.
Have you ever had fried zucchini?
Again, my answer would be no, nor do I have any desire to do so. My Mom as fixed it and like it, but I think it looks disgusting.
What is your favorite homemade bread?
I can make some awesome homemade biscuits. They’re not pretty, but damn, they are good.
Have you ever accidentally fallen asleep riding shotgun?
Many times. I can sleep almost anywhere if I’m tired enough.
Have you ever fallen asleep in the tub?
I have and to top that, I’ve fallen asleep while standing up in the shower. I was tired.
Have you ever fallen asleep while taking on the phone?
Yeah, guilty as charged.
Have you ever fallen asleep while walking?
I’ve been accused of sleepwalking, but I don’t think I was ever walking around first and dozing off while walking. I’d have to stand still or sit down first.
Have you ever fallen asleep at the dinner table?
Once more, I must plead guilty as charged.
What is the longest you’ve ever had to hold it before going to the bathroom?
I’ve worked retail for over thirty-five years. There have been times where it’s literally been hours before I’m able to get to the bathroom for relief.
What was the last thing you mistook for a rodent?
That damn cat of mine running through a dark room at 3:00 in the AM. He spooked me.
What was the last thing you mistook for a spider?
A woman came into the store and I could have sworn that her face was being eaten off the bone by two giant tarantulas sitting above her eyes, flapping under the breeze caused by the ceiling fans. They were supposedly fake eyelashes, but the way they moved around and the size, I thought it was the Invasion of the Spider-People come to life. It was frightening.
Who else thinks Pong was one of the best video games?
It was good for the time.
Do you have a favorite video game from when you were younger?
I was kick-ass at Ms. Pac Man, Karate Fighter, and Air Hockey. That last one wasn’t a video game, but I could still kick ass and dominate so I’ll add it to the list anyway.
Do you play video games?
Not anymore, no. I just don’t have the patience for these new-fangled games. If I can’t stand up and throw a quarter into the machine, I don’t want to do it.
What is the number one most important thing to you?
My family and friends.
Whose side would you be on if you were transported back to the civil war?
Honestly, I don’t know. Both sides had a purpose and a reason for fighting and while I was born in the north, Ohio, I can sympathize with fighting oppression as many in the south believed they were doing. I’d probably be wearing the Union blue if forced to choose.
Would you rather work for the things you want or have them given to you?
If you don’t work for what you have, you don’t tend to appreciate it as much and take things for granted. I don’t want anything given to me unless I’ve earned it.
How long does it take you to wake up in the morning?
Either right away or roughly ten hours. There is no in-between.
How long does it take you to fall asleep at night?
I can usually fall asleep pretty quickly, within 10-15 minutes. My problem is staying that way all night. It rarely happens and I’m awake every hour or so.
Where is somewhere you’d like to go on vacation?
Right now, it’d be Connecticut, to visit the coolest Gee in the land. Hey Brent, you got an extra couch?
Where is the most awe-inspiring place you’ve ever been to?
The ocean/beach always does wonders for me.
Do you have a favorite werewolf movie?
“The Wolf Man” starring Lon Cheney Jr. was great. Also, “An American Werewolf In London” was pretty good.
Do you have a favorite vampire movie?
You can’t go wrong with the original “Dracula” starring Bela Lugosi. Other favorites include “The Lost Boys” and “Twilight”. Yeah, it wasn’t real vampires in that movie, but Jacob was HOT! Team Jacob any day. Oh yeah, and “Dark Shadows” too.
Do you have a favorite zombie movie?
The original “Night Of The Living Dead” is the best one and “Shaun Of The Living Dead” is pretty funny.
Do you practice yoga?
I had an interest when I was younger and far more limber, but not so much anymore.
What is your favorite movie theater boxed candy?
Either Whoppers, Sweet Tarts, or Mike & Ike.
What is your favorite daytime activity?
Writing and sleeping.
Do you have a crippling fear of anything?
Commitment. And being alone as I get older.
What is your favorite nighttime activity?
Writing, sleeping, and one-night stands.
Do you know anyone with RLS?
I’m not sure what that is and don’t feel like looking it up to find out.
Do others think you’re a good cook?
I’ve never had anyone turn down any of the food I’ve cooked so I guess they like it okay.
Do you know what RLS is?
Not a clue and don’t feel like finding out. Oh well.
And there you go. My thanks for reading and to Casper for the questions. Any comments, thoughts, or questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to drop me a line. And with that, I’m out of here. Have a great day and take care of yourself. I’ll see you on the flip side.