Retreat, day 1

So busy with the retreat that I don’t have much time to write here, so I’m doing mostly simple diary entries that stick to the basics, so forgive for a few days. Eventually things will return to normal. At least you’ll get a glimpse of what my “diary” blog entries look like.

Up at 6 AM, into the office by 6:30 and in meetings from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Breakfast was brought in but lunch was on our own. I had lunch with Jim and Robert, who took me over to McDonald’s, which has been remodeled and looks completely different from what I remember. The food wasn’t any better.

Good morning session and good afternoon sessions, and when it was over, I was exhausted. But we had the group dinner at 6 PM at The Galley Restaurant. I had the spicy shrimp diablo, which was very good. 11 of us at dinner, and had a great time. Afterward, Neal, Will and I headed to the hotel bar for a drink. They didn’t have Sambuca or Ouzo, so I just had water. In bed around 10 PM, finished up In Memory Yet Green and then off to sleep.

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.