What I plan on doing while on vacation

In no particular order:

  • Basking in the warm mid-70s weather of the gulf coast.
  • Swimming with the Little Man
  • Eating pizza and drinking beer at Doc’s
  • Having a night out with Kelly including dinner at Tommy Bahama’s
  • Writing 2 stories
  • Reading the rest of the Dozois’ The Year’s Best Science Fiction 27th Annual Edition
  • Reading Hartwell’s The Year’s Best SF 15th edition
  • Hanging out with my in-laws, my nephew and my brother-in-law
  • Going on long evening walks
  • Hitting the outlets and shopping. Yes: shopping
  • Attending Christmas Eve mass
  • Driving through decorated neighborhoods, counting the fake snowmen
  • Sitting on the lanai, listening to the water fountain
  • Chasing the Little Man around the house, much to his delight (and mine!)
  • Watching the Little Man open presents from Santa (and others) on Christmas Day
  • Relaxing. Eating. Drinking. Being Merry.

I know it sounds like a lot, but I’ve got ten days to squeeze it all into. And you know what I won’t be doing on vacation? I won’t be working.

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.