I spent the last two hours doing nothing but sitting on the couch, listening to music and playing solitaire. I felt like I wanted to do some writing earlier, but just couln’t get into it. So I literally killed time playing solitaire. I am terrible at solitaire. I’ve been trying to decide if there is an actual strategy to the game (without looking it up online) but it seems pretty consistent to me. I love far, far more often then I win. More reinforcement for when I go to Vegas.

Battlestar Galactica is starting up in about 15 minutes and I’m looking forward to that.

No snow yet…looks like I won’t be getting any until sometime tomorrow. But the weather people insist that it’s coming.

Heard from Shannon today and she’s doing pretty good, it sounds, all things considered. I was thinking about her because yesterday, I needed to look up a quote and pulled out my Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations which Shannon got me for Christmas 1992. Inside, she wrote:

Someday I will open a book like this to see a quote from you.

and so I sent her an email last night and heard back from her earlier today.

Need to get my train and/or bus tickets to/from NYC for next weekend.

And I’m shooting for an even 40 pushups tonight–eventually.

Published by 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 Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.