Saturday, May 10, 2014

Come See Me Tomorrow In Gloucester, MA

Hello, all--

I'll be reading tomorrow at 2 at The Hive in Gloucester, MA. An open mic follows. Plus: there will be cookies. I promise. I'm making them today. You know you want a cookie, so if you're anywhere that falls even vaguely into the category of "in the neighborhood," I hope you'll come by.

And bring your mom, if she's around. You know your mom loves poetry. And cookies.

Five Things that Don't Suck, Much-Needed Saturday Edition

1. reading
2. napping
3. baking cookies
4. making bread
5. reading and/or napping some more

Friday, May 9, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Fun Words Edition

1. marginalia
2. detritus
3. flotsam/jetsam*
4. gobbledygook
5. folderol

*not sure why they always have to come as a pair, but I rarely see one without the other. And they're always in that order. They're like that obnoxious couple in high school who hung all over each other in between classes--every class--so much that you wonder if they'd wink out of existence if they were to be separated

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Unfocused Thursday Edition

1. getting Big Poetry Giveaway books out into the mail
2. brunch with a friend
3. preparing for Sunday's reading
4. getting year-end paperwork taken care of early for a change
5. being THIS CLOSE to the end of finals week

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Wednesday Edition

1. a good night's sleep
2. chickadees
3. sunflowers
4. Italy
5. long talks with good friends

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Shouldn't I Be On Campus Edition

1. the first off-campus day that would have been an on-campus day if classes were in session
2. making blueberry bread for (a late) breakfast
3. getting sweet thank-you notes from students
4. being A-OK with needing to go to campus tomorrow (and Friday)
5. waking up without an alarm clock

Monday, May 5, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Finals Week Edition

1. meeting with students
2. students who pop in to visit before they go home for the summer
3. lunch with a friend I don't see nearly often enough
4. maybe taking the time to get some groceries for the house
5. the prospect of not going to campus Tuesday

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Belated Edition

1. warm spring days in Salem
2. the MA Poetry Festival
3. meeting FB friends in person
4. ibuprofen
5. free parking