Saturday, November 12, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Early Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call Edition

1. Butler. Even at 6:45 on a Saturday morning, dammit
2. Gracie, who doesn't wake me up early but cheerfully comes outside with us anyway*
3. being up early enough to get a head start on all the stuff I need to do today
4. coffee
5. more coffee

*it's possible she's my favorite dog this morning

Friday, November 11, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Veterans Day Edition

1. my dad
2. my brother
3. my father-in-law
4. 2 of my 3 brothers-in-law*
5. all who serve

*the 3rd one certainly doesn't suck, either--he just hasn't served. He's still awesome

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Post-Election Edition

Here are some charitable organizations that are going to need your support under the next administration. They do not suck:

1. RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization
2. the ACLU, who will continue to help to protect the rights of the voiceless
3. Lambda Legal, protecting the LGBTQ community
4. Planned Parenthood, which provides basic healthcare to people of all genders, usually in very under-served communities
5. your local food bank, because increased costs in other areas lead to food instability

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Election Day Edition

1. not getting political on the FTTDS lists
2. but also maybe not voting for the racist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic, misogynist xenophobe
3. getting a say
4. having that say
5. those little "I voted" stickers

Monday, November 7, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck Whoops I Did It Again Edition

1. being too busy (in a good way) to worry about making a FTTDS list
2. the way Google Chrome insists that FTTDS is a spelling error when you and I both know it's not
3. getting some down time
4. but not too much
5. fuzzy slippers