Early night

Today wasn’t the most productive of days at work, but that happens from time-to-time. Rita was in town still, and Todd, Karl and I had lunch with her at Chevy’s. It was John’s last day today and there was a goodbye party for him, along with some ping pong, which was amusing. (Really good chocolate cake, too, with lots of icing. Yum!)

This afternoon at 4 PM, I attended my first beer tasting. There’s a group of people at work that hold these tastings once a month or so and it was a lot of fun. Everyone brought a lager. We put them in paper bags so no one else could see what we brought. We numbered the bags, and then went around tasting and rating them. There were 10 beers. There is a rather elaborate rating system and it took us about 45 minutes to get through the whole thing, but it was a lot of fun.

After that, we headed out for a short happy hour at Crystal City Sports Pub. There were 7 or 8 of us there, and it was still raining out, but it was a nice time. It was also one of the shortest happy hours in recent memory. We left around 6:30. We headed to Kelly’s place and there, we watched Love Actually on DVD before calling it an early night.

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.