Saturday, July 4, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Independence Day Edition

1. that "Fireworks" song from Schoolhouse Rock
2. fireworks*
3. hanging out with friends we don't get to see enough
4. hanging out with friends we get to see on a pretty regular basis
5. whatever will scrub that "Fireworks" song from Schoolhouse Rock out of my head by tomorrow

*where safe and legal

Friday, July 3, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Long Weekend Edition

1. getting some stuff done
2. still having time to relax and hang out
3. seeing good friends
4. how beautifully the weather has cleared
5. dogs who aren't afraid of fireworks

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Planning for CT Edition

1. getting the email with all the logistical stuff in it
2. reading the poems again
3. knowing that in just over 3 weeks there will be a LOT of hugging*
4. getting presentations ready
5. that vague sense of excitement**

**that might be panic about everything I have to do. But I'm an optimist.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Thundering Wednesday Edition

1. not really knowing what day it is until someone tells you
2. thunderstorms
3. dogs that don't particularly feel like wandering all over town in the pouring rain
4. a really good haircut
5. the delayed gratification of the 2nd glass of iced coffee

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, When the Sun Comes Out Edition

1. being able to see the bees' flight path from my living room
2. the hope that maybe the lawn will dry enough for mowing
3. blue skies, smiling at me
4. long walks with the dogs
5. stocking up on that vitamin D

Monday, June 29, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Stuck on Band Aids Edition

1. not being able to reliably hit the "g" key*
2. being a grownup and thus in charge of the money and thus able to buy Hello Kitty Band Aids if that's what you want to do**
3. also being able to choose from Toy Story or Phineas and Ferb Band Aids***
4. how much more fun hangnails can be
5. wondering if I am the only person to ever put the words "fun" and "hangnails" together like that****

*this was almost a five thins that don't suck list
**TL;DR: reversing your deprived childhood
***Jed is not a big fan of the Hello Kitty ones. Who knew.
****don't Google that. Let a girl have her dreams

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Almost Forgot Edition

1. the way your mind starts slipping as you get older*
2. memorizing poems for July**
3. the way that practice may or may not make perfect
4. declamation
5. iambic pentameter***

*fun! Challenging! Or something
**just 'cause you can
***the joys of which cannot be fully appreciated until it comes time to memorize a poem that isn't metered