Saturday, November 19, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Parental Arrival Edition

1. my mom
2. my dad
3. the combination of the two of them
4. how relaxed I am despite the fact that the house looks like a cyclone blew through it. Or a dust devil. Or a cyclone followed by a dust devil
5. the first true sign of Thanksgiving

Friday, November 18, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Friday Fun Day Edition

1. how close my parents are to MA
2. how funny they are
3. dragging the house out of chaos before they get here*
4. how happy the dogs are going to be
5. how happy we're going to be

*um...not terribly likely

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Never Finished This Post Edition

1. the word "whoops"
2. getting enough sleep maybe once in a while*
3. only having about 3 readers to disappoint
4. realizing this stuff before tomorrow
5. fresh starts

*or so I hear

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Catching Up Edition

1. calling my folks*
2. shipping out 12 boxes of happiness
3. printing even more tees
4. running a damn vacuum for a change
5. date night with Jed**

*who are starting their drive to New England TOMORROW
**the last one for a couple of weeks, but it's okay

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Lonnnnnng Day Edition

1. coffee
2. some kind of campus-purchased lunch
3. Tylenol
4. being caught up with grading before my off-campus day tomorrow
5. how cool my students are

Monday, November 14, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Equality Edition

1. surrounding yourself with people from as many different backgrounds as possible
2. listening to their stories
3. listening to their opinions
4. valuing those stories and opinions
5. growth

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, I Don't Even Know What Edition Edition

1. the freedom of assembly
2. working toward peace
3. working toward justice
4. understanding the whole "liberty and justice for all" part of the Pledge of Allegiance
5. how anger can stoke productivity