There seems to be a spit forming in the public broadcasting world. I noticed in PC Magazine that XM satellite
is carrying PRI (Public Radio International)
and the other company carries the NPR feed.
, the AM man for NPR for over 25 years and recently kicked up to senior correspondent role, is supposed to be going on to anchor a show on XM. I noticed the tag line on some of the programs has changed from American Public Radio to PRI.
I was supposed to get a $30 bonus this month, but when the pay got posted, the bonus was MIA. Then, Mom and Dad "forgot" that they had agreed to send me an extra $25 each month. The last two months they had sent an extra $50, and they were supposed to drop back to an extra $25 this month.
It sounds like a lot of whining, but that little extra money enabled me to stay out of the chow hall more often and also to make more phone calls home. It is hard to say which is better, more phone calls, or less phone calls.
The point being, that it is not like I waste the money on gambling, etc. It all goes to mostly healthy food.
I have cut the junk food portion of my diet down to one pint of ice cream a week and two candy bars. My one current vice is the four six-packs of soda (three Diet Cokes, one regular Coke) that I am consuming each week.
My friend Dave and I were walking the track the other night. We usually end up passing most of the other groups walking, and as we pass, we hear pieces of conversations. Between the stupid stuff and the four-letter words, well, it gets pretty sickening fast.
The "Beam us up, Scotty!
" line gets old.
Yesterday, I brought up our favorite fantasy, how we would behave on our first day out of prison. Dave has a great and very supportive Mom. She is 81-years-old but lives very frugally so that she can send him money.
Anyhow, I was saying, picture yourself sitting at home on Day One of freedom, just him and Mom, and about 6:00 PM he suddenly starts going into seizures! Mom would slap him and say, "Hey, what the fuck are you doing!
On hearing the familiar four-letter word, the seizures instantly stop.
Withdrawal can be a bitch sometimes.