Prison Pete

Tuesday, October 03, 2006
  I can see clearly now...
When I went to pick up my next two typewriter ribbons this morning at the package room I asked the mail clerk if they had anything for me. She checked the list and said no.

Then I mentioned that I was expecting a small plastic magnifying glass. She said, "Wait a minute I think I saw that envelope somewhere." I saw I stack of envelopes sitting on one of the counters and there was one with a "cute" type commemorative stamp showing in the stack. She pulled it out and sure enough there was your delivery awaiting processing. She opened it up right then, logged it on my property sheet which was out already for me to sign for the ribbons, and now.... I can see the small print Yeah Thank You.

Your letters have been the only mail I have received in the last two weeks. I have sent a couple of letters to my pen pals, but I have not heard back from any of them recently.

At least the newspapers are back on schedule. Today I received Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. I have read through all of Monday and Tuesday and finished both crosswords. I have read a few sections of the Sunday paper and will probably look at the rest of it a little later on tonight.

Speaking of reading do you have any more books to send? If so please go ahead and send me another batch.

I have not heard much more about the alleged food strike that is (was?) supposed to happen tomorrow. On the one hand I kind of doubt it will happen at breakfast as tomorrow is "glazed doughnuts." I only put it in quotes because they are those Little Debbie type glazed dough things each in its own cellophane wrapper. Not close to a real Dunkin Doughnut. Ah for the good old days at Club Fed making those fresh cinnamon buns from midnight to 6:00 AM and eating way too many through the night.

It has started really cooling off at night here. I am sleeping with my extra blankets most nights and they even had the heat on a few mornings. Right now it is a little warm, but certainly not the dripping wet sweat stuff of a week of so back.

Yard time for our dorm is in the early part of the evening. They just left around 7:30 PM and are due back around 8:30. I need to get in the shower before they all come back.

Let me go take my shower and see how much time I have left to add a bit more to this letter.

Shower Time.

Okay shower is done. Boy I just read last paragraph on page two. Let’s now try it in English.

I wonder if I start using the direct-to-paper mode as opposed to the line-by-line printing if my accuracy will improve. It seems to me that since I know I can go back and correct anything on the line that maybe I allow myself to get sloppy?

The last paragraph was typed directly and it seems to make a difference in my sub-conscious. It's tough to figure it all out but hey I got nothing but time to figure it all out. I would think that by now I should be able to type fairly accurately, but it seems I am doomed to a life of proof and print.

And if I ever do figure it out? Well as another song goes: That will be the day... When I die.

It was sort of cool last night as the radio station spent the last half hour before going off the air for the night doing a Queen set, including Fat Bottom Girls

Well it is almost that time again. Lights out and I have a whole shitload of house keeping stuff to do, and my bed is packed six inches deep with stuff that needs to be properly sorted and put in its proper place. I have managed to successfully read five days of New York Times in the last thirty six hours. Yay me!

I looked up "subconscious" in the dictionary you sent a while ago and was able to now read the words thanks to the handy dandy magnifying plastic. Hum, you are truly a great friend and I am so glad you are an important part of my life. Keep strong and enjoy your wife and children.
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