Saturday, May 31, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Weekend Edition

1. my friend Kristin, who's running a 5K today and will surely kick ass
2. getting funny surprises in the mail
3. long talks with good friends
4. whatever those tiny native bees are that are hanging out in our daisies
5. eating vegetables you've grown yourself

Friday, May 30, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Friday Edition

1. sunshine
2. rhododendron blossoms
3. puddles
4. little kids' rain boots with animal faces on them*
5. butterflies

*I'm partial to the frogs, but I don't think you can go wrong with any of them, really

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Back to the Beach Edition

1. spending the second anniversary of Turquoise's death on the same part of the RI coast where we spent so much of our time together
2. having lunch with an amazing, hilarious friend
3. having three separate invitations for lunch today
4. champagne
5. beach glass

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Wednesday Edition

1. a cool-weather run
2. mud
3. how many plants are sprouting, flowering, or otherwise not sucking in the yard
4. growing carrot greens from carrot ends, for no apparent reason*
5. easy mornings

*it's just cool. Plus, salad, I guess.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Taking Care of Business Edition

1. going back to a quiet campus to get some work done
2. picking up books to last me for the next week and a half or so
3. knocking things off the to-do list
4. getting this stuff done without having to wake up with an alarm clock
5. putting up my feet

Monday, May 26, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Memorial Day Edition

1. paying attention to the meaning of the day
2. then maybe seeing a parade
3. or being in one
4. potato salad
5. going for a run before it gets too warm out

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Sleepless Night Edition

1. "Overkill" by Men at Work*
2. "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" by the Beastie Boys
3. "I'm So Tired" by the Beatles
4. "(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All" by the Fifth Dimension
5. "Tossing and Turning" by Bobby Lewis**

*Google it. You only think you don't know it.
**That one, too.