Prison Pete

Saturday, May 28, 2005
  More Books.
I was taking a shower and it dawned on me. If you put my name and address on the blog, does that mean eventually the search engines would pick it up so that if someone searched for me, it would point directly to the blog?

The second problem is that it takes away any shred of remaining anonymous. While I consider most of the blog to be truthful, if Ms. Lemon, hack counselor extraordinaire, decides to do a web search? One could take the attitude to let the chips fall where they may. I am sort of on the 'so what' mode, the other half of me says hey, do not shit where you eat.

True you are giving out my name, but at least that takes some effort on the reader's part (and more work for you I know). If I am right about the search engine thing, then any idiot can find me in one step. Any prison staff and the word idiot contain some of the same letters.

It is 3:30 PM and I have spent most of today vegetating. I have not yet started beck to work on the letter. I am too stubborn to sleep in my clothes, so even with the two blankets I am still waking up several times a night due to the cold. I have always slept in my "tighty-whities" and a tee shirt.

Tonight I am going to use the cheep fitted sheet Mom and Dad brought as the bottom sheet, then use the two "state sheets" and the other top sheet that came with the fitted bottom sheet end see if that helps.

I am regressing to old habits, and using the "Perfection or Nothing" attitude along with a little "Tough Issue So Avoid" to hold up progress on the answer to the issues you raised in your lest letter. At least I am not doing the just inundate you with words typed on page after page. That does not work as it causes sensory overload. As the saying goes' for once I would rather dazzle you with my brilliance than continue to baffle you with bullshit.

I am lying in bed waiting for 4:00 chow. I will start typing this letter out first (I am writing in pencil now) and then attack some more of the "real" letter. [No I will not. We are going to play Spades at 7:00 PM]

I am finishing up one of the Robert Ludlum books then I am going to reed the civil war book you brought. I have not forgotten about it and have read the intro. I do not want it relegated to the round to it pile.

I ended up talking to Daniels this afternoon. He is the guy I came in with but have been avoiding. He met with the counselor today. She works alphabetically through the roster; I guess I will be up in the next few days.

Daniels did come up with a good one today. Lemon apparently told him that half the inmates in here did not need to be in PC, and they could exist fine in General Population. She went a bit further and told Daniels that he would not have any trouble in another prison, which is actually a former crazy hospital that was converted to a medium prison. It is apparently a dumping ground for both misfit staff and inmates. It is literally directly across the street from us, and we can see the buildings from our yard.

I told Daniels that she was lying to him plain and simple and that he would not last two minutes in GP before all his property would be gone and then the first bad day an inmate was having he would become the punching bag.

The inmates are not the only criminals in here.

One request if you get a chance and this is not for me, but a random act of kindness if you care to do it. Could you find the prison pen pal web site and send me a couple of the application forms. The one I am thinking of has like two or three different payment levels, and is geared specifically for prisoners. I think you had found it while ago and had mentioned it to me.

PS. Package delivery time and my name was called. And ten more books have been sent. Thank you. I am going to have to implement a reading marathon to make a dent in all the books you have sent that are waiting to be read. This was an eclectic mix package type.

Three Novels by Helen Maclnnes
Two Classics I should have read in school had I been paying attention. True Grit and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Two Soc/Pysch books: Ply Mother, Myself and The Peter Pan Syndrome. That one would certainly apply to a lot of people in here. Staff and Inmates.
A Patch of Blue by Elizabeth Kata
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold by Le Carre
The Day of the Jackal by Forsyth I am not sure if I have read that one, but saw the original movie right before I left Beckley.

Well 6:30 PM Time to proof and print. More to come!!!!
Do NOT post your name on this blog. Enough said. You're making me crazy talking about THE letter. Answer it already!
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