Saturday, December 3, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Early December Edition

1. getting your shopping done early
2. finding the perfect gift
3. prepaying postage so you can just drop stuff off (or have it picked up) without waiting in line
4. pretty much everyone at both of my regular POs
5. how excited one of my regular post office workers got yesterday when I asked for Wonder Woman stamps

Friday, December 2, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Title IX Edition

1. figuring out how to make the Title IX/Sexual Misconduct board fit into my schedule
2. doing important work when I can
3. having a life that aligns as often as possible with my ethics
4. being a part of an imperfect campus which also happens to be the perfect campus for me
5. surprising people

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, You Know Who You Are Edition

1. generosity
2. weeping
3. gratitude
4. more weeping
5. inspiring others to gratitude*

*you're the inspiration, by the way. Not me.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Getting Ready Early Edition

1. Christmas shopping
2. getting ahead of it BEFORE the end of the semester
3. mailing things NOT at the last minute*
4. being less than 2 weeks away from the end of the semester
5. nog

*it helps that I'm at the post office approximately every day now

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Giving Tuesday Edition

1. having the means to make donations to organizations who can do good in the world
2. making them
3. spending a little time with someone who needs it
4. getting outside my own head
5. cheerfully participating in Giving Tuesday, but not confining myself to one day

Monday, November 28, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Back to Reality Edition

1. the last 2 weeks of classes
2. students
3. relaxed meetings
4. relaxed (eventually) colleagues
5. the light at the end of this particular tunnel

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Ready for Some Football Edition

1. football
2. being ready for it
3. answering what is probably a rhetorical question
4. how much I still love my Tiny Little Man
5. a fire in the fireplace