Prison Pete

Tuesday, September 06, 2005
  Another command decision,
I am skipping the chicken dinner. It is the leg and thigh portion of a chicken that is specifically bred for its low meat and high fat body composition.

I did get two ears of fresh corn on the cob this morning at the brunch. The prison system apparently has a farm operation in Wyoming County. It was actually a real treat to have a truly fresh vegetable.

The movie today was "Man of the House" with Tommy Lee Jones. It is a minimal plot type movie, although I did stay for the whole movie. It is not one I would watch more than once. It does take place in Texas though and I was certainly thinking of my Texas readers while I was watching it.

The other two movies this weekend were "Salem's Lot" and "Ms. Congeniality 2." The former one, which I believe was actually first shown on TNT, we got it this time without the commercials. It was over three hours long and is based on a Stephen King book.

Saturday's movie was "Ms. Congeniality 2", and although I like Sandra Bullock, this movie proves they milked the plot out the first time leaving nothing for the sequel.

Your latest letter arrived on Friday, and I notice that some of the things I write to you, either for future reference or just to vent to you are also ending up on the blog. For example, the ranting about the whole book thing with my parents. While I would not have wanted that on the blog, it does allow me to see what other people might read into a given situation, even if they do not have all the facts. I am not really sure how I want to deal with the control of what ends up on the blog. I am not even saying there needs to be any.

Do not worry about any of of the books you send ending up in the garbage; there is always someone who will read most of the books you send. It is already getting to the point where there are at least two or three books on each shelf in our library that you have sent.

The main problem is I have to be better at letting go of the books I am not going to read. I know there is always going to be plenty for me to read, but I have to admit that the institutionalization of my brain says to hold on to what you get, you never know when it might come in handy.

There have certainly been books that you have sent that have sat around in my locker for a while that I finally pick up and read and I have enjoyed and or learned something from. The autobiography by Richard Feynman is a good example.

It is not a problem to send or receive letters from out of the country as far as I know, except for the time lag. Well one cannot get enough training on patience.

I am not sure what the source of my various aches and pains is. I was going to take this weekend off from walking, but ended up walking with Roger, without Frank, on Saturday for one hour. It was at a more leisurely pace, and we talked the whole time. He did not go out today, so I ended up walking alone at my usual fast pace although I did not have the pop tops to count off the laps. It was strange to walk and not know how many laps I did.
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