It’s exactly 8 PM and I’ve been in bed for 10 minutes already. It’s been a long day. Lots of programming at work today. And a related story which I am too tired to relate now but which I will tell you about tomorrow.

After work, I went to dinner with Karen. We went to Crystal City. Can you believe I work one Metro stop from Crystal City and I’ve never been there? We ate at a ribs joint and the food and conversation was really good.

But it meant a very long day. I got home from work at about 7:30 PM and I am beat. I took care of the usual chores, and then climbed into bed. I’m planning on reading more of The Demon-Haunted World, but I’m not sure if I will make it very far. We’ll see.

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.