Saturday, May 2, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Bee Day Edition

1. bees!
2. having a buzzing hive again*
3. nectar
4. removing pollen from the world, one tiny basket** at a time
5. honey

*and a second one in a couple of weeks!!
**seriously. Google "pollen basket" if you don't believe me. It's awesome.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Last Day of Classes Edition

1. getting to see a very good class one last time
2. only having one more department meeting until September
3. the lack of meetings in general over the summer
4. keeping calm
5. breathing

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Thursday Afternoon Edition

1. being so caught up in work I enjoy that I forget to post a FTTDS list
2. remembering before the day is actually over
3. whatever that ridiculously loud bird is in the maple tree
4. the nest I found in the azalea yesterday
5. spring

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bonus: Charybdis

It's a good week for my poems, I guess. Here is my poem "Charybdis," which went live at The Wide Shore today.

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Wednesday Edition

1. how many times I've been able to use the expression "light at the end of the tunnel" lately
2. how very little the tunnel I live in actually resembles a tunnel
3. the stupid, stupid bunnies in our yard*
4. not waking up 17 times last night
5. snail mail

*and lazy. Don't forget lazy

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bonus: Two Poems (that Don't Suck)

Hi again!

Thought I'd let you know I've got two poems up in the latest issue of Compose. I hope you enjoy them.

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Tuesday Edition

1. chipmunks
2. broccoli
3. the Washington Monument
4. "Super Freak"
5. whack-a-mole

Monday, April 27, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Last Week of Classes Edition

1. well, just look at the title
2. how many of my students have landed great gigs/internships/funding for the summer
3. how happy they're going to be in a week or two*
4. how happy the dogs are going to be in a week or so
5. being a full-time(ish) poet**

*depending on how  many finals they have
**we'll just ignore all the paperwork and such I'll still have to do once the semester ends

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Unscheduled Sunday Edition

1. sleeping in
2. iced coffee
3. getting the hives ready for new bees*
4. maybe a nap
5. having no idea what I'm making for dinner

*next week! next week!