Come and chill with me

It’s been a while since I’ve done a personal entry, hasn’t it?

Let’s fix that! Grab a snack or a drink and join me for a personal audio entry!


Hi! I’m John-Anthony and this is Jar of Poetry. For those passing by and recent Followers, WELCOME! And to those who have been following me from the beginning, “HI!” I hope everyone is doing well.

Today’s entry is inspired by two people, Harley Unhinged and YouLittleCharmer (I had to rerecord this part…oops). A special thank you to you both! Don’t forget to click their links.

As some already know, I narrate and produce audiobooks as my job—for now. With the influx of projects and the holidays around the corner, I have been preoccupied to sit down and actually record something for you. Sorry about that.

To make this memorable, I am going to answer a list of some questions, so you can have a better idea who the guy is behind the JAR. Here are 10 things you may or may not want to know about me. Just keep mind, there’s no particular order.


  1. What is the most embarrassing thing have you cried about?

I don’t know which one it was but it was from Police Academy. That scene where the guy dropped his ice cream and was so angry, he flipped the car… I think it was Police Academy. Anyway, I remember my mom running into the living room and asking me what happened. I told her that the guy dropped his ice cream and that it made me sad. I have never seen her muster the discipline to not laugh at me…you have to love moms!


  1. What scares you the most?

I hope I’m not the only one who has this fear. It only happens when I go down a hallway or going up a flight of stairs in the dark. There’s this eerie feeling that something is going to grab me and have its way with me. I know you’re snickering…but the fear is real man!


  1. At what point did you think something you did was a bad idea?

Okay. It was back in my sophomore year in high school and I went to kiss my girlfriend. I didn’t know what I was doing so a simple peck was like my ultimate move at the time. Well, she decided to make it bit more intimate. Needless to say, not only did I try to push her away from me so I can breathe but I gagged. Not my proudest moment in my romantic life but yeah…it was one of many bad ideas.


  1. Is there a food you will never eat and why?

Onion Rings. When I was 5, I ate so many that it made me sick. Honestly, it was the first promise I ever made to myself to never do and still hold true to this day. Don’t judge me, I’ll be more than happy to give them to you if we were hanging out.


  1. What is the one thing you do that people tell you to stop?

I sing in the shower and karaoke with my reflection. My son always asks very politely, “Daddy…please don’t ruin the song.” (He has his mother’s wit at times)


  1. Which day of the week is your favorite and why?

Tomorrow…and for a few reasons. It’s the only day that doesn’t end in “Y”. It’s not on the calendar. And it’s always a perfect day to schedule things I don’t really care to do.


  1. Do you remember your ultimate prank?

Yes and I still bring it up with my ex. She hates cold weather. So, yours truly, spent countless minutes tying all the long-sleeve shirts and jackets together and neatly pile it up. When we were getting ready to head out, she pulled a jacket which was attached to a long-sleeve and then another jacket. That bruised arm was worth it!


  1. If you have tattoos, which one is your favorite and why?

I love all of my tattoos but if I were to choose one, it has to be my “Hang Loose” hand on my foot. Being that I associate being a surfer, it’s a homage to my old life. Whenever people look at it and I notice them, I shake my foot and say with a big grin, “Sup’ bro!


  1. What is your greatest verbal comeback?

I always mock what the person says to me. Like, “Why do you act like a child?!” (Mumbles… “why do you act like a child”) I acknowledge that this is childish but I laugh at it, more than I really should.


  1. Would you do another list?

Perhaps but I’ll leave that up to the Readers/Listeners. You see, I know that some of my posts may or may not connect with a person. I don’t chalk it up as a loss. I am with the mindset of “maybe I can get them next time!


And that ladies and gentlemen is the list of things you may or may not want to know about me. I had a lot of fun doing this! If you would like me to do another “List” entry, let me know and come up with some questions of your own!


As for that, thank you so much for hanging out with me today! It’s really nice to do an audio entry that I can just chill out with you. If you like this, consider “Following” or stopping by from time to time.  So, until next Sunday, I’m John-Anthony and this is Jar of Poetry. Take care and have a great week!