Out to lunch!

Here’s a first: I’m going to sit outside and read at lunch today. Now, there’s nothing unusual about that, strictly speaking. I often go and sit outside to read at lunch. During the summer!. But we’re talking January 8. In Washington, D.C.! The skies are blue and the temperature here in Arlington is going to hit 72 degrees!

I actually managed to turn the light off last night at 8:30 PM so that I got a nearly full night’s sleep. (I say nearly because I woke up at 3:40 AM to the sound of Zeke throwing up on the carpet. He was okay, but I had trouble getting back to sleep after that.) I was into the office at 5:40 AM, but instead of going to the gym, I started working right away and I’ve been working ever since–6 hours already and it’s not even lunch time!

Hopefully I’ll get back into the gym tomorrow. In a way, I’ve been holding off because I know how crowded the gym is the first few weeks after New Year’s, before 90% of the people who made resolutions to get into better shape fall off the wagon.

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.