Saturday, April 12, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Visiting Poets Edition

1. Carole
2. Clancy
3. Gray
4. Nan
5. me (!)

Bonus TTDS: It's bee day, people! The second hive arrives today!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Cookie Day Edition

1. chocolate chip cookies
2. snickerdoodles
3. peanut butter fudge cookies
4. showing up to class and meetings with giant bread bags full of cookies
5. getting visits from colleagues and former students I might not see any other day of the semester

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Sorry About the Weather Obsession Edition

1. but have you BEEN outside?
2. because it's frikkin' gorgeous out there
3. assuming you live near me
4. being lucky enough to live near me
5. (as long as it's not winter)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Spring Rain Edition

1. realizing that it's actual warm spring rain and not that icy brutal stuff that pretends it's not snow
2. giving the flowers a nice, long drink
3. how happy those flowers will be when the sun comes out and everything warms up
4. the blatant favoritism for spring and summer on this blog
5. the knowledge that sometimes blatant favoritism is simply the right attitude to hold

Monday, April 7, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Tired-but-Hopeful Monday Edition

1. coming home after a long (fun, but long) day to find your husband has cleared out the iris bed and there are surprise flowers blooming in there
2. peepers
3. the prospect of poet visitors next weekend
4. clean laundry
5. Santa*

*I warned you I was tired. And what's more hope-generating than Santa? Huh? Huh? I rest my case.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Nice Weather All Weekend Edition

1. how quiet the pellet stove is becoming
2. thinking about summer
3. the potential for wearing skirts without leggings, tights, or other leg warming devices
4. thinking about searching for patents on "leg warming devices" because you know there's gotta be a doozie or two out there
5. the way people think