Believe me when I say that there is plenty of time in here to think of all types of thoughts imaginable. There are countless times when I’ve spent hours and hours having serious and meaningful self discussions in my head. I’ve realized for quite some time now (even before this vacation) that I need to make some significant changes to a few areas in my life. Having ample time in here to reflect has only reinforced my initial thoughts. So, when I get out, I do expect to make some changes to improve my life. Some of the changes stem from flaws that led to my vacation, and some of the changes have nothing to do with any of my previous issues and are, luckily, things I’ve learned about myself and others while being locked up. I don’t expect to be a vastly different person after these changes. I only expect to be improved. Whether or not others will notice a change in me I honestly couldn’t say. If I had to guess, I’d probably say no, but I’m not sure.
So there you have it. That’s my explanation. I’m not sure how convinced or satisfied everyone is with my reasoning. For a simpler explanation, I could just say that when I get on serious topics I think I tend to sound to righteous. Although true, that is not really the reason. I actually don’t mind sounding conceited sometimes. (FYI - I mind even less after this extended vacation.) If anyone would like to discuss any serious subjects regarding myself, my vacation, or a world of other matters, feel free to ask any questions or make any comments that come to mind. For starters, yes, I am aware that I spent too much money on partying. Now…please feel free to elaborate at will.
There is no new information on parole so we will wait another week and see what shakes out. I’m now getting the USA Today and have made it a goal to better myself at the crossword puzzles. It seems like there’s a lingo or vocabulary to pick up in order to know how to answer the questions. I’ve only received 2 papers so far, but I’ll figure it out soon. I’ve got two softball games tomorrow and I’m looking forward to them helping speed the day by. My dad and cousin are coming to visit me next weekend. Looking forward to seeing them will help next week pass quickly. One of my friends here is going home soon. He made parole and will end up serving about 5 ½ months on a 2 year sentence for his third DWI. Needless to say, he was very excited to learn that news just a few days ago.
Sorry, this installation of the blog has been hard to write. I think it’s safe to say that the creative juices have not been flowing. I think I have been in a little less than perfect mood for the last few days, too.
Overall, I’m definitely fine. We won our softball game today. It’s funny playing sports on the rec field. I’m surprised that there aren’t more fights. It’s exactly like what you see in the movie “The Longest Yard” with all the arguing and bickering. It’s not my cup of tea, but I’ll endure all the hollering in order to be able to play.
I’m going to wrap this up now rather than tomorrow, and hope that next week’s update will be much more entertaining. To anyone who cares, the book I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell has been a big hit here. (Editors note - makes sense of all the places the book would be a big hit at, prison is probably one of them, because I am sure they all wish they served beer there). I may even have to reread the thing.
Thanks for your support and encouragement. I appreciate it whole heartedly and I will talk to you soon.