I’ve arrived in L.A.

Though it is early afternoon here in the Pacific Standard timezone, it has already been a long day for me. I was up at 4:30am Eastern Standard to catch a 7am flight from Dulles to Los Angeles. I swear, the older I get the longer that flight seems to take. Actual elapsed time was about 5-1/2 hours, but it felt like a week. Reading the first story in the January 1940 issue of Astounding helped. But ugh. It’s a long flight. I know I shouldn’t complain. After all, I am speeding through the air in excess of 400 knots and can cross a continent in about the time it would take me to drive to Connecticut. Still…

I knew I’d arrived in L.A. when the driver who met me at the airport said, “It’s been cold here. I was doing Oscar runs last night and it got down into the low 30s and upper 40s.”

I was checked into my hotel by 10:30am local time, and headed into the office which is where I am now for another couple of hours. This evening I get to have dinner with Lisa who I don’t think I’ve seen since the wedding more than two years ago.

Boy I miss the Little Man and Kelly, though!

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.