My name is Derek Blandon. I feel I’m a laid back kind of guy who is just trying to make the best of an unfavorable situation. I decided to try this out because I have a lot of family that writes me but sometimes I just want to break the monotony. I’m just looking for a friend to write; someone that can hold a decent conversation.
I’m originally from Washington, DC. I attended North Carolina A&T where I receive a B. S. in mechanical engineering. Of course I didn’t use my education after college and chose the streets of D. C., but you live and you learn. I will always have my education to fall back on and I know that it’s something that can never be taken away.
I have 4 more months left in State prison then I’ll be headed out to the Federal Penitentiary. I have 5 years to do in the Feds but with programs it’ll cut it down to about 3 years. So I plan on being home in 2015.
I try to use my time wisely, taking a lot of vocational classes and a few college courses. I also like to read a lot, especially autobiographies; just pretty much anything I can learn from. I also work out and play basketball, trying to get in better shape.
I hope that’s enough general info to pique someone’s interest. I will definitely write whoever writes me and I look forward to hearing from you.