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Three Days

September 11, 2017
Posted at 3:15 am

I've talked here about my arbitrary goal of posting a new chapter once the previous chapter hits 10,000 downloads. But the downfall of that plan became quickly apparent when after the first few chapters, the amount of time between posting a chapter and it reaching 10,000 downloads quickly sped up from roughly a month until this last chapter. It took just over three days to reach 10,000 downloads. That to me is mind-boggling.

And I didn't have to keep opening tabs on my browser to keep logging new downloads.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And yes, it does force me to get off my as from in front of the TV and get back on my ass in front of the computer and continue the story.

So. I shall. Don't know how long it will take to get it ready for posting but I'm going to actually try and see how that works out. This of course goes against every facet of my laziness but hell, I'll give it a shot. Right up until, I miss something cool on TV or I spend too much time on the story and not enough watching out for my fantasy football team.

Again, I say thank you and even though you can't see me, I am bowing and with a hand over my heart, I am opening a new page to start Chapter 29.

Remember when Fonzie jumped the shark...

September 7, 2017
Posted at 4:52 pm

Chapter 28 of Mayhem in a Pill is in the queue.

Tim Murphy is finally gettin' himself some. And the Shinerdrinker is living up to the promised Minimal Sex description he filled out when he started posting the story.

I fear I went a little verbose but the few people who have already read it said I had no need to worry. They are telling me my fears are all Much Ado About Nothing.

We'll see. But please let me know so I'm not worried about it.

Thanks for reading.

-- Shinerdrinker

Generalissimo is a cool name, Any Thoughts?

September 5, 2017
Posted at 12:11 pm

Hi Everybody!

Let's keep this short and sweet, shall we?

Chapter 28 of Mayhem in a Pill is currently with the first editor. Once he finishes, I get it back and do the corrections he suggests. Luckily pretty much all of them make the story better and for that I am greatful.

Umm... let's see. I've been writing and waiting for the NFL season to restart. That comes up this weekend. College football already started and with a few shockers. I won't go into them but damn.

Oh yeah, I wanted to let everyone know that they should get caught back up with the everyday goings-on with our Tim Murphy in high school otherwise known as Chapters 24 & 25. The story shifts back to that timeline.

Let's see... anything else... nope that'll do.

To my decuplet of fans, please enjoy.

Swimmin' with Harvey II - Electric Boogaloo

August 28, 2017
Posted at 5:12 am

Well, well, well.

The weather gurus were right about the rains and winds, but they were wrong about where they were going. And for that, I am thankful. No we didn't get away scott free or anything. I'll take 4 inches of rain over 3 days rather than 14-20 inches they were forecasting.

Me and mine were ready as could be to face this storm. We even had bug out plans in case the rain got to be too much to deal with. But luckily, the most we saw was a fine, sheen of water the grew to halfway up to the top of the curbs on the road. But that lasted for only a couple of hours and then the rain stopped for a few hours allowing the run off to well run off.

So a weekend wasted with nuthin' to do but talk to your family and worry. No writing and very little reading done this weekend. I will try to write again this upcoming week and I generally want to since college football season starts up again this weekend. I know myself and once there is actual live football with something to win and/or lose, I doubt I'll be writing. But I have in the past and I will in the future.

So long story short... we good here in San Antonio. But damn... Houston, try to stay dry and know that San Antonio is here to help. Unless it is to help the Rockets, I don't think there is anything we can do for them. Or more to the point, want to do anything to help them.

Swimmin' with Harvey

August 25, 2017
Posted at 1:36 am

Well. Apparently Hurricane Harvey is getting all worked up and ready for landfall around Corpus Christi, Texas. It will be a big one and here in San Antonio, we are actually worried about being hit with basically 20 inches of rain and sustained winds of over 70 miles per hour.

The weathermen or rather weather people are calling for a Biblical-qualifying rain and windy weekend for us here in Texas and I'll tell you the truth, the last time the weather folks were this worked up; well, let's just say they were pretty right on about the amount of rain.

Earlier this year back in February, we here in San Antonio got hit by a few tornado. Yes, your friendly, neighborhood SOL auteur heard the roar of the winds as they tore up trees and roofs just a couple of streets over and even found a few oddly matching sets of lawn furniture planted upside and intertwined in his yard.

But the folks on teevee are waving at green screens and showing footage of people invading the local grocery stores and buying all the bottled water and batteries they can find. I know because I saw them all around me as I placed a few packs of AA batteries beside my packs of bottled water in my cart. Also got a few Shiner Bocks because well, it was Thursday. Also, let's not forget about the bunch of canned stuffs and easily cookable like frozen pizzas and pizza like derivatives.

Oh and let us not forget the chili. It's Texas. It's a law.

So this weekend I'll be sitting around in my Ark, watching the weather marionettes pointing at their water-logged views of my lovely hometown. When the heavy rain really gets going, I'll sit outside under the back patio and listen to the deafening yet soothing waves of rain on the tin roof.

So, long story short (too late) I had planned to do some writing this weekend but I don't see myself doing any writing this weekend. But I am here to let you know since, I won't write this weekend, I will write as much as I can this evening until I am forced to go to bed. And because I love my scores of fans, I won't even open any of those beautifully chilled and refreshing Shiner Bocks staring at me oh so lovingly high atop their perches on the shelves in my refrigerator. So the writing tonight will at least be in modern English rather than Medieval Klingon.

Ark stocked. Check.

Spider Man pool floaties blown up and fastened on the biceps. (I wanted Superman but my wife bought me Spider Man. I don't think she likes me.) Check.

Hot Pockets ready for the microwave. And I also have my white sunblock for the nose cause I ain't sure if the whole sun and moon thing is actually finished with us yet. Check.

But tonight, I shall write. I'm still shooting to get this chapter done quickly since I'm also ready to find out what happens next!

Okay, that's it. No more blogging. Time for writing.