Saturday, February 20, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Restorative Edition

1. dinner with friends
2. a mai tai
3. a second mai tai
4. not having any more mai tais because that is a level of drunk you no longer need to experience ever again
5. a very, very long night's sleep

Friday, February 19, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Just a Thursday Edition

1. happy surprises
2. tea
3. travel mugs
4. a good pair of gloves
5. sleeping until the alarm goes off*


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Random Wednesday Edition

1. seeing Julie today*
2. seeing Mary-Elizabeth tomorrow**
3. maybe getting much of my grading done today/tonight
4. not arguing about grades
5. even when someone really really wants to

*Hi, Julie!
**Hi, Mary-Elizabeth!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Professorial Edition

1. not quite having to grade just yet
2. breakfast meetings*
3. the assurance that the aforementioned meeting won't run long** because I have to be in class
4. class
5. those sport coats with patches on the sleeves***

*get 'em over with, I say!
**for me, anyway
***wear 'em with jeans, grab a pipe, and you've got instant academic credibility, my friends!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Whoops Probably Should Have Done a Valentine's Post Yesterday Edition

1. how refreshing it is to have one blog that doesn't go all hearts  and flowers on Valentine's Day*
2. a husband who doesn't believe in the day**
3. a husband whose boss DOES believe in the day and sends all her employees home with little boxes of chocolates
4. a husband who is wise enough to share the chocolates
5. half-price chocolate day

* *cough*forgotwhatdayitwas*cough*
**not really my thing either

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Four Below (Fahrenheit) Edition

1. knowing that the kitchen pipes will thaw now that I've remembered to open the damn cabinet doors*
2. putting a note in my calendar for next December in the hopes that a more timely reminder next winter will help us avoid this situation
3. running water in the bathroom**
4. mad survival skills
5. building a fire and snuggling up for a while

*Every year, we forget about this. Every damn year
**and everywhere else, thus giving new meaning to the phrase "everything but the kitchen sink"