Saturday afternoon

It’s a beautiful day in the D.C. area today. Sunny, but not hot, warm but with a pleasant breeze. I headed out just around noon with the intention of getting something to eat. Instead, I found myself driving up to Greenbelt lake and sitting by the lake side, reading American Prometheus for a while. After about an hour, I decided to head downtown.

I got off the train at Gallery Place and walked to Austin Grill. I sat outside and ordered their guacamole and chips, which I think are terrific. I lingered for an hour or so, eating my chips and reading my book. Then I headed for the national mall, which is in the midst of preparing for its annual folklife festival. I found a shady bench and sat for another hour or so, doing some more reading before I finally made my way back home.

It was incredibly pleasant, all day long, and even now it’s still quite nice out. I’m heading out for a walk and then will probably do some more reading this evening.

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.