Halloween morning

I didn’t have the greatest night’s sleep last night for the first time in quite a while. I had “fever dreams”, even thought I have no fever and am not in any way sick. I just kept waking up from the same set of strange dreams throughout the night, and though I went to bed with time to get over eight hours of sleep, it seems as though I got far less than that.

Nevertheless, I was up and logged into work first thing this morning. I am waiting for the DirecTV service people to show up and I’m hoping they show up closer to 8 AM than noon, but what are the chances of that?

All Hallow’s Eve is this evening, and that means lot of kids running around in costume. Grown-ups too. At work they encourage people to come in costume and they even have “trick-or-treat” stations on each floor of the office. Strangely, it seems as though I am rarely in the office on Halloween. I was on vacation last year so I wasn’t in the office. I am working from home this year. Ten years ago, I was in the office. According to my diary, “I told everyone at work this morning that my costume was Mel Gibson on the cover of GQ.” I imagine that was funny back then, but I can’t recall why. I was also in the office nine years ago today but the only thing I say in my diary is that one of my coworkers dressed up as Dilbert, which is funnier to me now than it was then. In 1998, 1999 and 2000 I was not in the office for Halloween. Anyway, you get the idea.

I probably won’t be around this evening as it is the only chance I have to get to the gym to day. That’s a good thing because I forgot that Halloween was this week and I don’t have any candy at the house.

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.