Saturday, October 12, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Looks Like We Made It Edition

1. walking into October break with a clear desk
2. mixed metaphors
3. seeing what I did there
4. amusing the hell out of myself because I'm punchy with freedom
5. having time for my own work, once I stop fooling around

Friday, October 11, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Day Before October Break Edition

1. knowing my alarm won't get set again until Tuesday night
2. having grading AND editorial work off my desk (and desktop) by noon
3. not really needing 3 other things that don't suck because of these circumstances
4. the possibility of setting an away message on my email
5. lazy mornings in PJs, possibly involving waffles and cartoons

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Really I Mean It Edition

1. stripping wallpaper
2. painting (latex only, please)
3. cleaning paint brushes
4. dance breaks
5. a hot shower after a day of physical work

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Halloween is Coming Edition

1. clear fall days
2. leaves crunching underfoot
3. not feeling the need to put pumpkin and/or pumpkin spice in everything I eat or drink
4. loving pumpkin anyway
5. jack o'lanterns

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Back to Nature Edition

1. goldfish*
2. moss
3. worms**
4. cardinals
5. starfish

*the crackers or the fish. I won't judge. Much.
**before you get all "ew!" I want you to realize that without worms and insects, we would have drowned in a pile of our own garbage eons ago (and yes, Julie, I'm looking at you)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Unsupervised Childhood Edition

1. catching bullfrogs
2. sledding and/or jumping off a shed roof after a heavy snow*
3. deciding whether to duck a wave or ride it
4. a bowl of Crunch Berries eaten while sitting on the floor in front of Saturday morning cartoons
5. blowing dandelion seeds into the wind**

*Don't try this at home--it didn't suck, but it wasn't safe, either
**Sorry, local lawn-owners

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Five Things that Don't Suck, Too Wet to Mow the Lawn Edition

1. a really, really good book
2. warm, comforting beverages
3. potato leek soup
4. keeping Pat Mojo in the pie safe*
5. Aqib Talib

*it's only crazy if it doesn't work