One month

Can you believe it’s been one month since our wedding already?  Time has zoomed by at an incredible rate!  I had to work late today but on the way home, I picked up a dozen roses for Kelly in celebration of the special day.  (Kelly had Veterans Day off.)

The cats were hungry early and so I was up at 5:30 to feed them and then decided to stay up.  I was in the office at 7 AM and didn’t head home until 6:30 PM, making it the longest day in a while.  At lunch, I finished reading Einstein: His Life and Universe.  What a great book!  It was definitely a five-star book.  I thought I knew the general Einstein mythology, and I learned a great deal more.  His life story was well told and kept me turning the pages, even when I had to stretch my imagination at some of the descriptions of relativity and quantum theory  I don’t give books 5-stars very often, but this one was well deserving.

(See all my 5-star rated books here, 20 of them out of nearly 400 read.)

I then immediately started in on Conrad Black’s immense (1,200 page) biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Kelly has unwittingly inspired my reading of these last two books.  She was watching the movie I.Q. one evening, and that reminded me that I had the Einstein book sitting on the shelf, unread.  Then a few weeks later, she was watching Warm Springs and that reminded me that I had started the Roosevelt biography years ago and never finished and it was time to start over.

When I got home from work, I dashed out to the mailbox, eagerly awaiting NEW SCIENTIST.  The box was empty.  Duh!  Veterans Day!

I got through another dozen thank you notes this evening.  Spoke to he11o_sunshine  on the phone this evening.  Spoke to Dad briefly earlier today.  Feeling better today.  I got a flu shot this morning.  That means I’ll either get the flu, or I won’t.

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.