Hello and good day to everyone. I hope this day finds you well. How is the weather in everyone’s specific neck of the woods? The last 3 days have pretty much been incredible here. I think yesterday it only reached 98° and was overcast all day. It is supposed to remain the same today. I think the high will creep back up to 90° here in a few days and then start to trend downwards to a high 80’s in the middle of next week. Compared to the 108° that it reached here on Monday, it more or less feels like I’ve moved to Fargo. It seems like it’s cheating to exercise outside and not be drenched in sweat. I’ll enjoy it while I can because I’m sure it will heat up to an extreme level a few more times before the summer completely disappears.
I feel, again, like I’ve been neglecting the blog. There just is not anything new or exciting to report to you. I literally keep assuming that any day I will get notice of a parole vote, and once that happens, my creative side will be rejuvenated into word processor mode. However, I only continue to wait and wait and wait. It’s been over 18 weeks now since my initially interview. Most of the guys here are learning their answers in 6-8 weeks. You do the math. I wonder if the parole board would claim a “my dog ate my homework” excuse if I could quiz them on their lagging punctuality. Probably so. And I bet they’d apologize profusely. Dream on………….
It still works 100% to my advantage the longer the vote takes. Well, 100% minus my impatience. As far as the vote goes, however, it looks more appealing for the board to grant my parole if I’ve served a longer portion of my sentence. This is one of the few facts that goes through my mind and helps make it tolerable to sit here and “open-endedly” wait.
I have received several personal letters from friends lately, and I can tell from the tone and content of the letters that you can also sense that the end of my incarceration is near. It would be nice to be able to trick my mind into continually knowing that I’ll definitely be home by a farther away date (ex: Thanksgiving), but I just can’t do it. My thoughts always drift back to a best case scenario. I guess I just don’t do this ‘prison stuff’ very well.
My 3-a-day exercising continues to go on, although I did need a 3 day recovery from a blister on my foot at the beginning of the week. I’ve decided to run a half marathon very soon upon leaving here. Who would be interested in running it with me? There are several of my friends that will be mandated to participate. I’ll let you know who you are. The run would need to be in in my home state and the date should be no earlier than mid November and no later than Christmas. This gives anyone interested plenty of time to get in shape to run 13 miles. I guess you could choose to walk, also, if that sounds appealing. I will run it. If anyone feels up for the challenge let me know and then we’ll search for a run that fits the bill.
I’m ready for college football. Never thought I’d be in here for the openers, but never-the-less, I’m very ready for the season to start. I don’t see Alabama repeating, but I don’t have a solid guess as to who will emerge as #1. I love the BCS System (for real).
I do not want a playoff. I think it’s awesome that Boise State is ranked high. They have been rewarded for tending to their business for the last few years. I have a weird feeling that Miami or Florida State will do significantly better than predicted this season. Aggies will beat Longhorns 28-22 at the end of November. I will be in attendance.
Thanks for reading. I will write again tomorrow.