Saturday, June 27, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, I Must Go Down to the Sea Again Edition

1. the constant arguments at the beach house over whether "go" was originally included in that line or not
2. cribbage
3. blatant cheating at cribbage
4. long walks on the beach at night
5. coming home soaked

Friday, June 26, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Slightly Damp Friday Edition

1. not being that guy who's attempting to use a weed whacker in the rain*
2. understanding my limits
3. thinking about gifts and how to make them
4. how far a little rain goes in perking up the flowers
5. getting the pollen rinsed from my car

*give it up, that guy. It's not gonna happen today.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Ladies Who Lunch Edition

1. seeing my friend Nan for lunch
2. being down by the water
3. long talks
4. hanging out with poets
5. the best dessert for miles around*

*not a euphemism. The Shelter Harbor Inn makes the best damn desserts

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Calm After the Storm Edition

1. not blowing away in a tornado or something last night
2. the bees remaining happy
3. and their hives remaining intact
4. sunshine and clear skies
5. ice water with a sprig of mint

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Tuesday Edition

1. writing some reviews
2. reading some poems
3. smooching dogs on the head when they least expect it*
4. watching the bees take off from and land at the hive
5. saddlebags of pollen**

*know your dog well before attempting such a move (mine like it; your mileage may vary and don't come crying to me if a dog bites your nose off)

**they're actually called "pollen baskets," but they make the bees look like they're wearing saddlebags

Monday, June 22, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Time Travel Edition

1. buying Microsoft reeaaaallly early
2. egg creams
3. not being tethered to anything electronic
4. radio shows
5. maybe buying Apple, too, because you realize the importance of a balanced portfolio

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Father's Day Edition

1. the way I will use trickery to make you forget I didn't post a FTTDS list yesterday because Dads! Yay, dads!
2. not feeling the need to golf
3. English Leather
4. all the dads who do what they're supposed to do
5. all my surrogate dads