Saturday, September 19, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Quiet Weekend Edition

1. clean house
2. nowhere to be
3. lots to read
4. a couple of sleepy dogs
5. a sleepy Jed

Friday, September 18, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Friday Edition

1. morning dew
2. fairy lights
3. the fact that tonight is the best going-to-sleep night of my whole week*
4. the last, melancholy days of iced coffee weather**
5. thistle

*because I have two days ahead of me where I don't have to wake up to an alarm

**I know, I know. There are people out there who are going to say, "But you can have iced coffee any time! You put ice in other drinks when it's cold out, don't you?" No. No, I do not. You have your pumpkin spice whatever; I have my changeover to hot coffee. Mark the season however you'd like.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Dogs with Issues Edition

1. Butler having a dad who will sit on the floor and pet him when they're both having a tough day
2. Gracie having a mom who will take her out twice in a row because it's hard for a lady to get down to business when a big black greyhound is tugging at her and getting in her way and such
3. singing to Butler to help him settle
4. the fact that my singing to Butler helps him settle
5. belly rubs

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Off-Campus Wednesday Edition

1. thinking about road trips, whether or not there are any on the schedule
2. getting lost on Google maps for a while, looking at road trips through, say, Italy
3. Italy
4. remembering that I froze some leftover waffles a few weeks ago and they are available for breakfast today*
5. being a poet for as much of the day as I want to

*well, they WERE, anyway

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Tuesday Edition

1. being able to type
2. the letter "f"
3. all the other letters, really
4. that time I threw a cloth napkin and knocked a fly out of the air and then did the exact same thing 10 minutes later with a dishcloth and a different fly*
5. a solid night of sleep

*try that with a paper napkin or a sponge. Go ahead. I'll wait.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, No-Class On-Campus Day Edition

1. meeting with students
2. getting caught up with prep and paper work
3. maybe having time to work on a blurb or two that I owe people
4. and that Massachusetts Cultural Council application that's due in a couple of weeks
5. being done by 1 and ready to full-time poet again

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Rainy Sunday Edition

1. a clean house
2. leftover cake in the kitchen
3. no real plans
4. a couple of sleeping dogs
5. the opportunity for a nap later