This weekend

No blog posts this weekend. I’ve been busy with a variety of miscellaneous stuff.

Yesterday morning, I finally got around to running down a bunch of tasks that have been waiting on me for quite a while. This included getting through a backlog of paper that’s been waiting to be scanned for some time now. It felt good to get all that paper scanned and shredded. I got my hair cut. (I was in dire need of one.) After that, I walked over to Barnes & Noble and just wandered around the books for a while. I didn’t buy anything, but I did see that the new Gardner Dozois Year’s Best is on the shelves. Ken Liu had 8 honorable mentions and Juliette Wade had one as well. It is a very cool feeling to walk through the science fiction section of a bookstore and see the names of so many friends and colleagues on the shelves.

In the afternoon, we went over to friends for a picnic.

I noted that I had a bit of a runny nose yesterday morning. By evening it had evolved into a kind of summer head cold which has lingered through today. I didn’t feel great. I tried my best to ignore it this morning by keeping myself busy. I took the Little Man with me to run a number of errands, and then came back home and collapsed onto the beanbag chair in his room while he napped. One of the errands I ran was to pick up my laptop from work so that I could work from home tomorrow and avoid passing along this cold to my coworkers. So this evening, I’ve been doing a little work from home, something fairly unusual for me these days–especially on a Sunday.

I’m making fine progress through It, enjoying it at least as much as the first time I read it, and taking more notes this time so that I can do a much better write-up on it when I finish. I’ll have more to say on It tomorrow after I’ve received something in the mail that I’ve been waiting on now for about a week or so.

I followed posts by folks at Readercon and was sad that I couldn’t go this year, but it was fun to watch the posts and see what everyone was doing. It has made me really look forward to Worldcon. And, hopefully, Readercon in 2013.

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.