A Quiet Memorial Day Weekend

We are having a quiet Memorial Day weekend this year. The weather turned sour Friday. after having temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s, they plummeted into the upper 40s and low 50s. Rain followed, and made for a damp and dreary Saturday. The rain has stayed away for much of today, but the overcast and unusually cold weather remain. Many people we know headed out of town for the weekend, with vaccinations finally allowing travel to be safer than it had been. But we stuck around. So it has been a quiet Memorial Day weekend for us.

So quiet, in fact, that I’ve managed to read 2-1/2 books so far (about halfway through the long weekend) which is rare, even for me. I’ve also been jotting down notes for what I plan to write next. I was going to hold off writing until later this summer, but the desire to write has been building in my day after day and I’m beginning to feel like I might burst if I don’t get started soon.

We did watch the Friends reunion, which I thought was a lot of fun. Friend first aired just about the same time I started with the company I’ve been working for every since graduating from college. I hadn’t actually watched the show in years and the reunion show brought back a flood of memories from those first months after graduating from college.

If things have been a little quiet here on the blog today, now you know why. I pulled myself away from the current book long enough to get this written, but now I feel the book pulling me back, so if you’ll excuse me, I’ll see you all again here tomorrow.

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.

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