Title>Still Waters Run Deep: October 2006

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I went to town today for a doctor's appointment and happened to see a copy of last weekends National Post. I am more of a Globe and Mail girl myself, but the headlines caught my eye. There was Richard McNair’s picture, 4 of them actually saying, “Have you seen this man”. There was a huge article on how he escaped custody 3 times and the how after the last time, he filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act to actually study how the police caught him. Isn’t that ingenious!

The National Post calls Richard McNair an “exclusive escape artist”, and say he is heading east in Canada. Oh…damn, why can’t he head west, we could use a little excitement here on the wet coast!

The National Post also said that after his last escape, his mother turned over a letter to police that her son had allegedly sent her from Texas. The other interesting thing the paper said was that Richard Mcnair had bought a cell phone in the name of Tim Shuetzle, he was apparently the warden from who’s prison Mcnair escaped from first. Too funny. He is taunting them for sure. They mention time and time again about how the general public should not consider Richard Mcnair a folk hero for evading police and state he is still a murderer! They make it sound like he kills everyone he comes in contact with!

One other clever thing the paper says he did was first somehow become an undercover drug officer for the police, while he was doing that, he stole a police radio, which he used to listen to while he was doing armed robberies so he knew how much time he had and where the police were. Now that is planning! The funniest part was the end of the story where the warden says that he hopes Richard McNair is having fun while he is out…. I wonder who really has the last laugh in this matter?

Friday, October 20, 2006

Well it’s official. I am going crazy after what seems like an eternity of resting my ankle. I am walking around just fine now, but it still hurts a bit, so I am going to give it a couple of more days to heal. The last thing I want to do is re sprain it! The good news is, I have had lots of time to catch up on my daytime tv, and cook! This week I made four pies from scratch. I had some apples, black berries, and huckle berries in the freezer, so I made an apple pie and two “bumble berry” pies. I just roasted a chicken in the end and had my neighbor lady up for dinner. The company was nice, but after 4 hours, I was ready to return to my normal routines.

This blog business seems to be getting really routine. I feel like I must be boring all of my viewers to death. That is assuming I have any viewers. I guess it’s not really supposed to be for anyone else’s benefit but my own anyway right? It just seems my whole writing style and energy has changed so much since I first started it. Now I seem to go on line and bitch about things, whereas when I read my blogs from last year I had so much more energy and was chatting about world events and news ect... I guess maybe I expected more input from other people.

Fall is so beautiful here. I love it when all of the leaves come down. I love scrunching through them when I run. It’s killing me not to be out there. Maybe that is why I am so sour this week. Of course it is. Maybe tomorrow I will walk my run route, just to get the exercise in but without the risk of injury…yes…that is what I will do. I feel better already.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Wow this moping around the house really sucks. I think I may have cranked my ankle worse than I originally thought. I decided I wasn’t up for slaughtering my turkey just yet. I have some frozen game hens that will do just fine, and a frozen pie from when my apples ripened. That will have to do for tomorrow. I really need to just relax and let my body repair it self.

I hope everyone else out there has a fantastic Thanksgiving. I know I sure have a lot to be thankful for.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

So I did my usual Monday night ritual of watching Prison Break and then searching the net for info on Richard McNair. It’s not that I am that obsessed with him. I just like the show and it always reminds me on him when I watch it. The show was great as usual except one of the boys dies. At least I presume he dies, he is left with three bullets in his chest at the end of the show. It’s very sad. He is shot by a dirty cop because he wouldn’t rat out his friends. The two brothers separated as one got scared about spending too much time in the house. The other boys found the millions they were looking for. That should make the show interesting!

So anyway, when I searched for Richard McNair, there had been some possible sightings in the Flin Flon and Portage area in Manitoba. The article I read said that he was a police informant at one time. I did not know that. I will be watching the news closely again for a few days to see if he is located. I am starting to have mixed feelings about him. The news said some pretty awful things about him. I’m not sure if they are true. I think the police and media some times make things up to deter the general public from assisting them.