Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Causing Trouble Edition

1. picking up my niece and nephew this afternoon
2. spoiling them rotten
3. simultaneously using them as unpaid pre-Thanksgiving labor*
4. pre-Thanksgiving Chinese food feasts
5. not having to get up with an alarm tomorrow

*they'll get paid in pie, eventually

Monday, November 24, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Two-Day Week Edition

1. two-day weeks
2. warm weather*
3. having the front yard all raked up and pretty and all
4. relatives that are also family
5. deluding myself that I'll be able to sleep in on Wednesday

*for now

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Out for Breakfast Edition

1. the ways in which being out to breakfast is better than being out to lunch
2. my mom's hilarious side of the family*
3. blueberry pancakes**
4. coffee I didn't have to make
5. Jed enjoying the tradition so much that he'll actually get out of bed at 7:30 on a Sunday morning***

*my dad's side of the family is also hilarious, but the brands of hilarity are distinct on both sides
**but don't go assuming that's what I'm gonna have, because my order is usually up for grabs until the waitress shows up
***most of the time

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Weekend Edition

1. toasty warm beds
2. staying in said toasty warm beds a little longer
3. leisurely cup(s) of coffee
4. the first big push to get ready for Thanksgiving
5. yoga pants

Friday, November 21, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Parental Arrival Day Edition

1. how happy my dad will be to see there are extra cookies left over
2. how happy my mom will be to see the dogs
3. my parents' hilarious Pomeranian, Mousse
4. my giant dogs wedging themselves into Mousse's tiny bed
5. my parents

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Visiting Poet Edition

1. going to another college to talk to their creative writing class about poetry
2. seeing my friend Jess
3. getting her out of the office for lunch
4. reading poems
5. being all poetic and stuff

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Denial Edition

1. not checking to see what the windchill temperature is
2. pretending I'm not wearing gloves
3. pretending I'm wearing gloves because I'm a world-famous cat burglar*
4. the fact that telling myself a little story about being a world-famous cat burglar can distract me for a moment or two from how [expletive deleted] cold it is out
5. the ways in which a scarf can lend a girl an air of mystery

*The Turquoise Fleece or maybe The Turquoise Palm or maybe just Fingers Foley. No matter what, though, my turquoise fleece gloves will be my signature.