I had sushi for the first time in my life, finally overcoming the fear that raw fish might somehow make me sick. I went to Annapolis, to a place on Main Street called Joss Cafe and Sushi Bar.

I had a salmon roll and a California roll with crab. Both were very good. I also tried a little portion of a tuna roll. I had sake with my sushi, figuring I had to try that too, and it was terrible. It tasted a bit like wine, and as I found out, it should. Sake is a form of Japanese wine.

At the very least, I now know I like sushi.

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.