Valentine’s Day

Kelly and I celebrated our first Valentine’s Day together today. We had dinner at Ruth’s Chris near gallery place, and as usual, their filet was excellent. Kelly had their tuna, which looked delicious as well. And we shared creme brule for dessert.

Kelly got me a first edition of The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov. Does she know me well, or what? I had a much more difficult time deciding what to get for her. I finally settled on a two-part gift. Part 1 was a gift certificate to her favorite store in the whole world, Banana Republic, so that she could buy something to wear for Part 2. Part 2 is a Memorial Day weekend romantic getaway at The Homestead resort in western Virginia. We’re staying there 2 nights and breakfast and dinner is included. We are very excited about it.

Really, it was just a great day and it went by too quickly. I head to Boston tomorrow for Boskone. Kelly was invited to come with me, but decided to spend the weekend with her friends instead.

Okay, actually, she decided that there really wouldn’t be much for her to do at the “nerd convention”, as she lovingly refers to it.

But she’ll be at my place on Sunday when I get home.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

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.