Saturday, March 1, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Back to New Hampshire Edition

1. Clancy!*
2. having a bright, sunny day for a road trip
3. cup holders
4. heated seats
5. good music

*Hiya, Clancy!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Lyrical Edition

1. singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" quietly to yourself while making your breakfast
2. wondering if you could put together a FTTDS list with that as a theme
3. jungles, mighty jungles
4. villages, quiet villages
5. realizing you don't have enough material but making it work anyway, somehow

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Good Hair Day

1. being able to reference Louis XIV and Micky Dolenz in the same sentence
2. leave-in conditioner
3. water
4. hair elastics
5. a good haircut

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Edition

1. sleep
2. clementines
3. watching Butler suddenly discover the joys of a tennis ball*
4. my awesome friends and their reading recommendations
5. thank you notes

*inside the house, but we'll overlook that for now

Monday, February 24, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck After the Weekend Edition

1. starting the new week relatively on top of things
2. staring blankly at the first item on the list, wondering if it's a lie, and deciding it's not
3. remembering to pack a lunch on a long day
4. not having to grade any papers for the next two days*
5. a really, really big cup of tea

*Hello, novel-I'm-reading-for-fun! How lovely to see you again.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Warm Weekend Edition

1. going outside in the morning on a day that smells like it's going to warm up*
2. asparagus
3. seeing some patches of ground
4. having all of the ice off the driveway before the next batch of snow hits for a change
5. hearing your first phoebe since, say, October**

*if you don't know what I'm talking about, pay attention in late March or early April (or whenever the early days of spring hit in your area. Signs: cold nights, moisture in the air [preferably from melting snow], sunny days). Then inhale. That's the scent of hope, my friends.

**happened to me yesterday. I got ridiculously excited.