In order to “warm up” after being out in the cold for much of the day, Eric bought some tequila and also the stuff needed to make margaritas.

Now, I’d never had tequila before let alone drink it the way one is supposed to drink it. Eric showed me what to do, however, and after a moment, I sprinkled salt on the back of my hand, licked it off, swallowed the glass of the tequila, and then bit into the lime.

I warmed up pretty quickly after that.

Eric also made margaritas, which I also had for the first time this evening. That was pretty good, and it lasted me much longer than the tequila did.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.