Got the green light

There are 4 stop lights between my house and the grocery store, and in the direction that I go, I am traveling perpendicular to the prevailing traffic, which means I usually have to wait a while. This morning, I hit all eight lights (4 going, 4 coming back) when they were green. I didn’t have to stop for a single light. That has never happened to me before since I’ve lived out here.

It’s overcast this morning, but the bulk of the rain is done, so when I got back from grocery shopping, I cut the grass and now I feel much better. The grass had grown quite long since I last cut it, 9 days ago, but it’s nice and short now and should last the week before I have to cut it again.

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.