Saturday, August 9, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Clearer Heads Prevailing Edition

1. being able to think about this manuscript
2. feeling poetry-rested and ready to focus
3. maybe being able to carve out a little time this weekend to do so
4. maybe feeling able to read again
5. poets*

*I realize poets don't necessarily have a reputation for clear-headedness, but believe you me, they are some of the deepest, clearest, most thorough thinkers you're ever going to meet

Friday, August 8, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Top-Secret, Unbreakably Coded Edition

1. catching some z's
2. having a little honk-shoo
3. having a lie-in
4. 40 winks
5. being out like a light

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, House to Ourselves Edition

1. sleeping in whatever I want
2. having nowhere I have to be today
3. how hard the dogs will sleep
4. visits from friends who get you but know where everything is in your kitchen
5. time to process

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Out of Control Edition

1. hilarious poets and their hilarious families
2. especially when they stay with me
3. swimming in a dress*
4. beer**
5. that great sleep you can have after a really good, fun day

*don't knock it 'til you've tried it
**might be one of the reasons swimming in a dress seemed okay

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Settling In Edition

1. not having to be done with it all quite yet
2. dogs who like to be used as footrests
3. being unafraid to put the word "naps" here again even though some variation of sleep shows up on this list all the time
4. soda water (with lime, if you have it)
5. poets