I bought an almanac today, my first one since 2003. I purchased the World Almanac 2008. It’s been something I’ve been meaning to do and it just keeps slipping my mind, so today, when I thought of it, a ran across the street to the bookstore and picked one up so that I didn’t forget again.

I love almanacs, packed as they are with all kinds of facts and figures. I usually pour through them when I’m bored, and have idle time to spare. I already scanned this one and there’s some pretty cool stuff within.

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.