My L.A. itinerary

Tomorrow I fly to Los Angeles for my day job team’s annual planning retreat. I usually enjoy this trip because I get to see coworkers I only see once a year (I’m the only one on my team who works in the Washington office). I also get to see old friends that I don’t see very often. And I get to see family, too. This time, however, I almost wish I didn’t have to go. With Kelly pregnant and Zach a handful right now, I really just wish I could stay home. That being said, I’m already checked into my flight, which departs Dulles bright and early at 7am and I will be depending on my friends in L.A. to help keep the gloom away. Here, therefore, is my busy itinerary for my trip:


  • 7am: Fly to L.A.
  • Noon (PST): Lunch with Rob
  • 6pm: Dinner with Lisa


  • Day 1 of planning retreat
  • Noon: Lunch with Jim
  • 3pm: Bowling with the team
  • 6pm: Big Happy Hour at El Cholo


  • Day 2 of planning retreat
  • Noon: Lunch with Beth
  • 6pm: Retreat dinner with the team


  • Noon: Lunch with Cathy
  • 6pm: Dinner with Mom & Dad


  • 9am: Flight to Washington
  • Dinner at home with Kelly, Zach, Jen and Sadie

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.