Kelly likes to shop. I, as a good boyfriend, like to accompany her. It is in this context that I tell you that I am at present standing in Banana Republic at the Miromar Outlets, guarding Kelly’s diet Dr. Pepper while she tries on half the clothes in the store.

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.