Thursday, December 8, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Last Day of Classes Edition

1. snickerdoodles
2. or any cookies, really, but snickerdoodles are a perennial favorite
3. perennials
4. being so close to winter break I can almost taste it
5. getting my grading done early

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Dad's Birthday Edition

1. my dad
2. his birthday
3. remembering to call him*
4. having already given him his gift
5. the love of reading

*theoretical but probable

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Last Day of (This) Class Edition

1. engaged students
2. even when they're tired
3. taking time to get to know them as people
4. even when I'm tired
5. how close they are to being able to go home

Monday, December 5, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Let's Do This Edition

1. the last week of classes
2. not actually having classes today*
3. students
4. the whole "buckling down" thing
5. counting the number of times the alarm will go off before the end of the semester**

*helllooooo, tutorials!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Chilly Sunday Edition

1. oatmeal*
2. coffee
3. cocoa
4. perhaps a mid-afternoon cappuccino
5. chicken pot pie

*Sorry, Julie

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Early December Edition

1. getting your shopping done early
2. finding the perfect gift
3. prepaying postage so you can just drop stuff off (or have it picked up) without waiting in line
4. pretty much everyone at both of my regular POs
5. how excited one of my regular post office workers got yesterday when I asked for Wonder Woman stamps

Friday, December 2, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Title IX Edition

1. figuring out how to make the Title IX/Sexual Misconduct board fit into my schedule
2. doing important work when I can
3. having a life that aligns as often as possible with my ethics
4. being a part of an imperfect campus which also happens to be the perfect campus for me
5. surprising people