26 Apr 08

From Iron Man (Letter 2)

Iron Man - A martial-arts expert and personal trainer whose crimes include smashing someone’s door down: "I didn’t hurt anyone. I just wanted my fuckin’ money." His workouts are brutal. "I’ll have you in the best shape of your life by the time you get out," he told me.


Dear Shaun,

Hello bloke! How are you doing? I hope that you are staying focussed and bending the world and shaping it to your will.

Things are going alright for me but I am dealing with some kind of intestinal problem. It may be something serious. I don’t know for sure yet. Some blood work has been done and I am trying to force them to do some more tests. The symptoms I am suffering from most often indicate something terrible. Whatever it is, I am determined to beat it. First I am going to identify it, and then I am going to kill it.

I am still working out as hard as ever. About a month or so ago a guy came to me and asked if I could help him get in shape in 100 days before he went home. I told him that if he would commit to my program and put in the work, then I would have him in the best shape of his life by the time he got out. He lasted for two weeks. It takes a lot of heart to stick to an intensive workout program. Some people have it, some don’t.

It is real hard for me to find someone to have an intelligent conversation with. I miss you, brother.

Shane moved into my building. He is doing alright. He showed me some pictures of you and Posh Bird and your recent blog entries about her and Hammy. I have a couple of comments I want to make to you. First of all, this girl Posh Bird doesn’t know you at all if she thinks you are easily influenced. Does she think you are naïve or gullible? She obviously either doesn’t know you very well or she has exactly the impression of you that you want her to have.

I am enjoying the argumentation/persuasion tapes you recommended. I’m on my second time listening to them. They were difficult to absorb the first time around. I’m happy about that because it would have sucked to have spent the money on that course just to find that I already knew all of it. I’m finding this course to be extremely interesting and useful.

I bought an Air Stream travel trailer with the money I had saved last year. It is 27 feet long and worth about $10,000. I got it for $600 from my sister because she needed the money to move to California. The trailer is sitting at my mom’s house right now and my sons are going to get it all fixed up and ready for me.

My son is out of the joint and back with his fiancee and his son. He is working construction making $15.00 per hour.

How is your family doing? Is your sister’s marriage working out for her? How are your mom and dad treating you?

So are you still working out? How long has it been since you did burpies? Did you ever join a gym or a dojo?

Did Kat the Nutless Navajo write you?

So what is going on with you? What are the big issues you are dealing with in your life? Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing. I’ll let you know what is wrong with me as soon as I get the test results.

I think about you all the time, brother. Seize the day, every day, and stay focussed on what is most important to you. The world is yours for the taking, so take it, and make it your own.

Love and Respect,

Iron Man

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Copyright © 2007-2008 Shaun P. Attwood


ghost writer said...

(It is real hard for me to find someone to have an intelligent conversation with) reminds me of one of the things my dad wrote in a letter.

Anonymous said...

I love your new picture on your Jail Journal page. You actually look like a Devils representative. Who else would be more perfect to write about the people, and there current activities that live in that place. Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Great letter from Iron Man. I wonder how easily he could lift me in a yoga flying Bow Pose on one hand?
Cat Eyes

Sue O. (aka Joannie, SS) said...

It would be nice to include sounds effects with your picture. Your infectious giggle might balance the Satan's minion image. Good to hear from Iron Man and will pray for a return to health!