Saturday, January 11, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Rainy Saturday Edtion

1. fog
2. mist
3. standing out under a streetlamp while wearing a fedora and a trenchcoat
4. and, I assume, some other articles of clothing. This is NOT that kind of blog
5. being a spy and/or private detective and/or Humphrey Bogart

Friday, January 10, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Baking Edition

1. yeast
2. that point when you're making something new for the first time where you realize it's going to come out exactly the way it's supposed to and suddenly you know how it works
3. getting special requests
4. knowing what all the ingredients are
5. a really strong cup of coffee

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Thursday Edition

1. composting
2. praying mantises
3. knowing that the plural for "mantis" is "mantises" because that sort of thing just rocks
4. toe socks*
5. big schools of fish

*as long as I don't have to wear them

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Social Butterfly Edition

1. lunch dates
2. phone dates
3. some sort of spicy Thai thing with lots of vegetables and I'd probably be able to give you something more specific if Apsara had an online menu
4. online menus*
5. talking writing with writers

*think about it, Apsara, and get with the program

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Distant Memory Edition

1. that time in the Keys when we floated around in the pool all day if that's what we wanted to do
2. that time in the train station in Florence when it was something like a zillion degrees and we were waiting for Jed and BJ to come back with the rental car
3. that time we were in Ireland during a 100-year heat wave
4. that time in CT when it was hot all week and we went to the lake every day
5. that time we stayed in the beach house for two weeks while Grammy Upper was traveling and it was summer

Monday, January 6, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Brief Break Edition

1. warm weather in January
2. the ability to pretend it's not going to be frigid tomorrow
3. not living in Wisconsin (sorry, people in Wisconsin or elsewhere in that polar vortex thing)
4. a day without a sweater
5. drinks with little umbrellas in them

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Relaxed Sunday Edition

1. breakfast with Jed's mom and grandmother
2. bonus grandmothers
3. not having to wear 17 billion layers today
4. snow that's still white
5. first-round byes