Saturday, April 19, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Race Day Edition

1. going back to what was my first 5K to run it again
2. the realization, after having announced that I'm in terrible shape, that I'm in better shape than I was the first time I ran this thing
3. the further realization that it's pretty tough to run 3 miles if you're actually in terrible shape
4. running outside for the first time since last fall sometime
5. running

Friday, April 18, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, TWO WEEKS from the Last Day of Classes Edition

1. the title of this post
2. student presentations*
3. having lunch with a friend/colleague
4. the possibility of finding time to make some chapbooks this weekend
5. being very close to not having to grade anything for a couple of months

*they're really very good and I look forward to them every semester

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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

1. having only about an hours' worth of grading to do because I was such a good doobie yesterday
2. banana bread waiting for me when I woke up this morning, again because I was such a good doobie yesterday
3. a leisurely morning filled with a little extra sleep, the aforementioned banana bread, and dog snuggling that is not at all a ploy to get banana bread because my dogs aren't fans of bananas (who knew?)
4. spending the day basically however I want
5. cloth napkins*

*What? Everything suddenly has to fit the theme now or something? Where have you been for the past couple of years?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Making the Most of It Edition

1. gently melting snow is actually good for spring plants
2. it allows them to drink while the sun warms up the soil around them
3. that lavender isn't dead; it's resting
4. if we hadn't nailed it to its perch, it would be pushing up the daisies
5. the way there's always room--even on a crappy day in April--for a Python joke

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Post-Eclipse Edition

1. howling at the moon
2. sleeping instead of howling at the moon
3. the fact that while we need to look up to see the moon, if we were to go stand on the moon, we would also have to look up to see Earth
4. the word "Earthrise"
5. when the good people at Star Trek realized they needed to change "where no man has gone before" to "where no one has gone before" and just did it without making a big deal about it

Monday, April 14, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Monday Edition

1. wearing a skirt with no tights
2. Johnny jump-ups jumping up all over the yard
3. being 3 weeks away from the last day of classes
4. dogs who only get a little bit picky about breakfast for a change
5. chocolate cream pie

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, New Bees Edition

1. watching Jed pour 10,000 bees into their new hive
2. Gray calling the queen cage "the queen's RV"
3. having a couple of bees come and check me out, hang out for a few seconds, then go
4. the expression "bee in my bonnet"
5. Jed's bee suit (mostly the hat)