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Chapter 328 of Book 3 is in the queue

April 24, 2015
Posted at 2:59 pm

This week with Arlene and Jeff:

...Mentally shrugging, he reached for the first container of canned goods. As he went inside with it, he realized that he didn't have enough shelves cut out into the sides of his cave to store everything in the big case - far from it - so he decided to just bring all the boxes in and line them up along a wall, then open them to find out what was inside. Back at the big resupply case, his curiosity bugging him, he opened another container at random. At first he just stared, hardly believing his eyes. Then with a laugh, he reached inside and brought out a case - of beer.

Still chuckling, he said aloud, "Not my favorite brand when I was on Earth, but any beer is my favorite on 2214." With the case of beer propped on the side of the container, he tore the cardboard back and yanked out a bottle. Shit, it's not a screw top, but then he saw a can opener with a bottle opener attachment in the box that had contained the case of beer. "Now that was fucking thoughtful," he muttered. Popping the top, he took a series of long swallows of faintly cool beer. After a belch and a sigh, he took another big swallow. Damn, I've missed this, he thought. I've always wanted my beer as cold as possible, but damn, this tastes good, anyway. Holding the almost empty bottle high, he yelled out, "General, you pompous ass, I don't know what caused your shipment to wind up with me, but I'll bet you would have somebody's balls on a platter if you knew he accidentally sent me beer. But... I damn sure really appreciate it, fuckup or not. Many thanks."...

Have a goodun;