It’s full of stars!

Work went by quickly today, and I was kept fairly busy throughout the day. In fact, I didn’t get out of the office until almost 5 PM. I had a 6 PM meeting so once I left, I couldn’t dawdle. While waiting to change trains at Mt. Vernon Square, a man came up to me and asked, in a thick Russian accent, “Do you speak Russian?” I said no, but I wonder why he asked me, of all people.

I was back home just before 6 PM, in time for my meeting, which fortunately only lasted 30 minutes.

Got the July issue of ASIMOV’S in the mail today and the JULY/AUGUST issue of ANALOG. Also my American Express bill.

I packed my lunch today, and I also managed to eat second breakfast after the gym. It was a good day health-wise. In fact, I capped it with a low-carb dinner of hummus and carrots and tuna fish (no bread, just the tuna). It was good!

Yesterday, I started reading Randy Pausch’s book, The Last Lecture. This morning, I finished it. It was a great book. I really enjoyed it. Once I was finished, I couldn’t let it go at that. I went to the website and I watched all 76 minutes of the actual lecture. It was incredible. On the train home, I resumed In Joy Still Felt. I’m nearly 300 pages through at this point.

Spoke with he11o_sunshine this evening. Also talked to Doug for a while.

I’m working from home tomorrow (which is why it’s 10 PM and I’m still awake). I have an electrician coming by to do some work.

I took the telescope out briefly this evening. I still need to align it properly but I was able to look at a few stars. I spent about 30 minutes at it. Not only was it fun, but it was relaxing, too.

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.