Prison Pete

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
  Random Thoughts.
Cleaning my locker yields no noticeable improvement. Even now, when I straighten up my locker it only looks okay till I need to take the first thing out of it.

The most disorganized organization area is my 'correspondence.' I am currently keeping carbon copies of all my letters. The ones I type I simply save the draft so that does not waste any paper.

The handwritten letters I have been doing carbon copies of those. I will probably type them out to save space and to give me a neater archive. I do not think I will go through the expense of using the ribbon even though that would aide in the possible OCR scanning down the road.

Since I have been expecting some letters, I was obviously very bummed out at the lack of any mail, except your letter, last week. Okay I was thinking today might bring some of those promised new pen pals but....

Tonight I decided to pull the typewriter out while the glow from your letter still was giving me the much needed emotional boost. I do not know if I will be able to keep at it and get some posts in the mail also but let us see how it goes. We just had the 5:25 PM count and in theory I could type till 9:30 and then do the proof and print thing.

It must be great working for a monopoly but then if I was a local phone repairperson, I would not want to push more people into the wireless world. Granted that the companies may indeed be skimping on worker's pay and other benefits, but hey I would want to be sure I could do whatever is needed to be sure the customer was happy.

There is certainly a trade off between do-it-yourself savings, and less hassles for slightly less cash in pocket. I still am of the opinion that the key is to use the internet as a tool and still maintain a personal relationship between vendor and customer. But more on that later.

While I am thinking of it, did you catch that article a month or so back that was touting the liability of the medical records software developed by the U.S. Veteran's Hospitals? It was available for 'free' by filing a Freedom of Information Request. If you are so inclined, maybe you could request a copy of it. I do not know if it came with source code.

Music and concentrating. That is where the classical station comes in handy. Long periods of music, minimal talking.

Price of gas. I hope it comes down, Mom and Dad are supposed to come up this weekend. I feel bad enough with the time, hotel cost etc. But also agree that the oil companies have done the old two steps forward, one step back price increase a number of times and I do not know what the answer is.

I am back. Ran out of steam and took a break seeking inspiration to continue. Like I could really find something around here that is inspiring.
I have never come close to a prisoner and know it. You're the first prisoner i am getting to know through writing. i hope you will hang in there and find inspiration. ill surely visit your site again. i have even blooged it!
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