DAY 069: This slop was Oh So Good

October 29, 2008 | Wednesday

ALMOST BEDTIME for me. My vampire routine has abandoned me. I used to be able to stay up all night at will. Now I’m getting heavy-eyed at this late hour every day. Guess I am just aging well. -)

OK, I best tell you about today or I may fall asleep with pencil in hand! I have noticed grey hairs in my beard!! I really like that , although the novelty of this beard is wearing out. I wish that I had more grey in my hair. And I wish that I could take this beard off and put it back on!

The maintenance crew came through today. Actually, it was only two prisoners and the officer overseeing them. I watched as they motioned along the ceiling and they walked into this section. They opened two cells. It’s obvious they intend to install something in those cells. Cameras? All of us on Death Watch must be put under observation seven days before our execution date and it’s likely that multiple execution dates will be scheduled in the future. It is the case now with Kat (Nov. 18), me (Nov. 19) and Blake (Nov. 20). At the moment, there are only two camera cells.

A mailroom employee came to this cell today and, even though it was not with a yellow legal envelope from the courts with bad news (how much worse can it get?!), still it was bad news. The National Geographic Network will not be able to produce the documentary because they are being denied access to the prison unit. We are still on lock-down status and only the Associated Press is being allowed in. It is unfortunate because I thought that the documentary would have had a positive impact on its viewers. 

I cannot forget to say that we finally had a hot meal! -) The tray was clean when it came out of my cell. We are supposed to get a hot meal every third day of lock-down. It was the same slop that we were usually served, except this slop was Oh So Good! Hey, somebody is loudly singing “Happy Birthday” to another man on the next section. They are Death Row also. The last words of that loud voice: “I love you, man!” Good night to you.


3 Responses to “DAY 069: This slop was Oh So Good”

  1. Art Taylor Says:

    Hello Roy
    Maybe instead of you being called the bearded cave man we should call you mister food. Have a wonderful day brother with God at your side.

  2. Tina Church Says:

    Grey haris? Oh my God, not another sign of an illness I hope~~~~tee hee.

    Love ya,


  3. Françoise Says:

    Hello, dear Roy,
    Reading this entry which was made on October 29th, I am wondering whether, in the meantime, they have put you in a cell newly equipped with one of those horrible cameras. I hope not. I cannot imagine how it would be difficult for you to bear it.
    It is bad that The National Geographic Network were being denied access to the prison unit and will therefore not be able to produce that documentary. I also think that people outside could review their opinion watching at an objective documentary.
    I hope that you have got other good slops, since that one.
    Un abbraccio, Françoise

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