The Weather Channel reports that there’s an eighty percent chance of rain. One channel away, Weather Nation claims it’s forty. Today is Alexis Smith day at Turner Classic Movies.
I don’t particularly want to watch Alexis Smith. Prudence calls for putting off the lawn mowing till the morrow.
It’s all about me. Some days, that’s all I’ve got. Yesterday I took so many trips without leaving the farm.
On my regular/non-fiction/original website, www.montedutton.com, I posted a blog, “Nobody Wins,” about the racing tragedy in upstate New York. Normally my NASCAR blog may reach a thousand or so. This one has received, as of this moment, 33,627 hits. The result? No great accumulation of wealth. I didn’t stay at Holiday Inn Express. I appeared on seven radio talk shows and one TV news show. I like it. I’ve done it many times, though not so many in one day, not in thirteen years, anyway. They promote the website – I even mentioned this one on a couple shows – and, when they ask questions, I say what I think. Sometimes I get a chance to mention my books. It’s not a complex task.
I was on the radio at, hmm, 9:30 and eleven a.m., then 3:20, five, six, seven, and 8:30. I was on the Newsmax channel at 12:30 p.m., and apparently, according to social-media sources, it was replayed later, as in, Guess what? You’re on my TV right now!
Fortunately, I found time to shave and shower before the deluge, then, after “my 3:20” (doctor’s lingo), I escaped to the post office to ship a couple items and then picked up two hot dogs and a bag of potato chips to go at Wilson’s Curb Market.
There wasn’t much opportunity to write, so I whiled away the time reading. I’m pretty sure the Royals, Orioles and Dodgers won, and I know for damn sure the Red Sox didn’t play. They’re in Cincinnati tonight.
I’m going to work on the novel, which I intended to do yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that, so that, now, when I announce this intention, I might as well be crying “Wolf!” Some of it is rationalization.
In my defense, though, fate did intervene a little.