Saturday, August 24, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Last Weekend Before Classes Edition

1. waffles
2. sleeping late
3. pizza and movies with the dogs
4. long walks
5. Saturday morning cartoons circa 1976

Friday, August 23, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Fake Boyfriend Edition

1. Robert Downey, Jr.
2. Elvis Costello
3. Thom Gunn (a.k.a. my dead gay poet boyfriend)
4. Alexander Skarsgard
5. Lyle Lovett

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Tangent Edition

1. the hope that this whole running thing might make me actually appreciate cooler weather
2. those puffy things for shower gel (poufs? Am I really supposed to call them poufs?)
3. standing your ground and refusing to use ridiculous words unless you want to (like "panties" or "poufs")
4. the way some British guys call underwear "knickers."*
5. some British guys**

*I'm looking at you, Elvis Costello.
**Yep. Still looking at you.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Summer-ish Edition

1. new days
2. waking up on the right side of the grass
3. salt water
4. honeybees
5. ice cubes

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Gonna Fly Now Edition

1. feeling strong enough for a run this morning
2. not needing the theme from Rocky playing in my head
3. Apollo Creed's awesome red, white, and blue boxing shorts
4. the belief that I could do a convincing Drago impression: "I must break you"*
5. Burgess Meredith

*from Rocky IV. And it's even in the #4 slot, just to help you out, even thought it was the 3rd thing I thought of. That's right. I MOVED IT FOR YOU. Come on--keep up, people!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, New Boots Edition

1. not lyin' when you oughta be truthin'
2. not losin' when you oughta not bet
3. not samin' when you oughta be changin'
4. right being right
5. not NOT being right yet

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Edition

1. blueberry bread, almost too hot to eat (almost)
2. not having the sequence of Macarena moves taking up space in my head
3. the way one can substitute yogurt for almost anything*
4. a long swim
5. burlap

*Okay, so maybe not anything. But cream cheese, buttermilk, sour cream, etc. etc. etc.