Saturday, December 12, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Definitely Not Getting Sick Edition

1. knowing that being sleepy all the time is just fun
2. not having a sore throat, absolutely not
3. Sudafed
4. feeling 100% like myself at all times
5. not having an impending feeling of doom

Friday, December 11, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Last Friday of the Semester Edition

1. being very, very, very close to break*
2. having a good start on my grading
3. beginning to think about getting ready for Christmas
4. short days on campus
5. how ridiculously warm it still is

*Tuesday afternoon, people. Tuesday afternoon.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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

1. the opportunity to see what my students can really do
2. looking forward to reading their final papers*
3. being so very, very close to winter break I can almost taste it
4. being in complete denial about how much work those final papers will be
5. this whole professor gig


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Christmas Spirit Edition

1. people who want to be nice to other people
2. how much fun it can be to buy a gift for someone
3. wanting to feel this way all the time
4. secrets
5. chocolate

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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

1. the annual peer tutor party
2. probably not having to make dinner
3. sending some of my international students off into winter break
4. getting ready to wrap up my other class in a couple of days
5. caffeine

Monday, December 7, 2015

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

1. knowing there is grading coming, but not caring
2. students who are panicked when they come to see me, but feel better when they leave
3. a respite from meetings...soon...
4. how good these final papers are going to be
5. being able to count on one hand the number of times my alarm is going to go off between now and winter break*

*five, ironically enough

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Brunch Edition

1. when someone else makes the coffee
2. and serves it to you in a china cup
3. a lovely fruit cup
4. maybe a waffle
5. a jazz trio playing in a distant room