July 21, 2011

the Miley Cyrus Look

From The Uncommon Criminal by Kyle De Wolf (author's profile)

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7-7-11
Thu.

Today I woke up with my head full of snot and I kept puking up my own mucus.

B.F. told me I have nice hair. This concerns me. I told him I was going for the Miley Cyrus look. I have long brown hair. :)

I spent $110.35 at commissary today. It hurts me to spend money. I had to buy some expensive items.

I got locked inside a 8'x25' room with twenty other people after commissary. It was 82 degrees F and we had no AC. I had no water, and I felt and tired. We were trapped for 45 minutes. This was simply because the warden was here today, and the guards did not want to violate the precious ten minute move.

Every hour we get ten minutes to move from one building to another. We have commissary during lunch. Lunch is an open move time, but we can't leave until they call our unit on the loudspeaker. After lunch, they gave us a ten minute move. If you don't get out fast enough, you get locked in until 1:30. We're the last unit now because we gave the least amount of money to the American Cancer Society fundraiser. So we don't have enough time to finish commissary. I think they could give us a five minute one way move from commissary to the unit, but they'd rather watch us swelter in the heat.

I gave $3 to the cancer people last year. I didn't give any money this year. I realized that $3 is one-seventh of my monthly pay. Besides, these people are like stray cats. If you keep feeding them, they'll keep coming back.

At 1:30 I tried to hurry from commissary to the unit, drop off my groceries, and hurry to the leisure center for my banjo class. I didn't make it and I got locked outside for twenty minutes. At least I had water that time. I brought my Miley Cyrus cup with me. :)

At 2:30 I went to my bluegrass class. Our teacher R.R. couldn't make it because he had a meeting, so G.E. stepped up to the plate and had us practice chord changes. They were fun and useful. G.E. is a stickler for keeping tune. I played the mandolin.

The new warden has been walking around the compound today, so all the guards have been running around inspecting cells like chickens with their heads cut off... who also inspect cells. :)

The song of the day is Nobody's Perfect by Miley Cyrus. It was the first song of hers that I heard, and it's the one that made me fall for her. She looked so sultry, even though I guess she was only 14 at the time. Anyhoo, I feel like that song captures my struggles perfectly. I made a lot of mistakes.

I also like the song where Colbie Caillat goes: "If you just realized what I just realized/ we'd be perfect for each other/ and we'd never need another." Colbie Caillat is under-appreciated. Her songs have led me to make some rather brash decisions in my life. This can't be helped, as J.P. Sartre once said, "Man is a useless passion."

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