Friday, January 31, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Off-Campus Thursday Edition

1. waking up without an alarm
2. not yet being so tuned into the semester that I wake up at 6:20 anyway
3. going for coffee with Jed
4. not yet having grading to do (but soon...)
5. getting ready for the weekend's poet onslaught

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Light Dusting Edition

1. it being warm enough to snow
2. being able to sweep it away instead of shovel
3. hot cocoa*
4. bunny tracks in the snow
5. sighthounds who insist on sniffing everything anyway and come up with fluffy white noses


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Five Things That Don't Suck, Random Edition

1. students who draw hilarious (and appropriate) stuff on the dry-erase board on my office door
2. googley eyes
3. how freakishly tall Big Bird is
4. round puppy bellies
5. dolphins

Monday, January 27, 2014

Five Things That Don't Suck, Monday Mash-Up Edition

1. a break (even if it's one day) from the ridiculous cold
2. maybe being able to run again this evening
3. leftover Chinese food
4. realizing you have a 30-minute break in what you thought was going to be a non-stop slug fest of a day
5. boots

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Lazy Sunday Edition

1. "Gloomy Sunday," preferably an early Billie Holiday version, but I'm not going to get picky with you
2. that guy who yells, "Sunday! Sunday! SUNDAY!"
3. yelling it yourself, just because you can
4. sundaes
5. this statement on Wikipedia about the mysterious/contested origin of the term "sundae": "[some claim] the name "sundae" was adopted as a result of Illinois state's early promotion of ice cream consumption on Sundays, because ice cream with a topping that obscured the main product was deemed to be delicious."

Bonus TTDS:
6. wanting to know who, exactly, felt the need to do the deeming. Ah, passive voice. You are so mysterious!