Saturday, May 24, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Running Edition

1. running
2. good music
3. surprising the hell out of people when you can say "Good morning!" without sounding like you're dying
4. knowing the gnats can't catch up with you
5. a really big glass of water afterwards

Friday, May 23, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Better Late Than Never Edition

1. long weekends
2. lunch with a friend
3. sangria
4. some time to read
5. borrowing dogs for the weekend

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Edition

1. monkeys
2. Monkees*
3. boulders
4. cribbage
5. Barcelona


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, On-Campus Edition

1. how quiet campus is after graduation
2. how pretty it is
3. having the time to think about how quiet and pretty it is
4. coffee with a colleague
5. not bringing home anything to grade

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Gardening Naked Edition

Note: I misread the title OF MY OWN DAMN POST as the blog was loading this morning (more coffee, please), and actually thought, "Wait--did I type 'Gardening Naked' yesterday???"

I did not. I did not type anything remotely resembling "Gardening Naked." Well, except that I did use the word "Gardening," so I suppose it REMOTELY resembles it. Anyway, then I thought, "I wonder if there are five things that don't suck about gardening naked?" Here is my entirely theoretical response:

1. making friends with the neighbors
2. alternately, making sure the neighbors leave you alone
3. no tan lines
4. no worries about grass stains on your pants
5. wondering if a sun hat counts as clothing

Monday, May 19, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Gardening Edition

1. volunteer milkweed
2. tomato and basil starts from a friend, especially when they're farther along than your own (longer harvest!)
3. bees at the columbine
4. snap peas
5. cucumbers

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Sunday Edition

1. a quick run first thing in the morning
2. sun and a little breeze
3. violets
4. coffee
5. a really good book