Saturday, December 17, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Let It Snow Edition

1. running out for essentials* with Clancy
2. being done with the shop for a couple of weeks
3. turning in final grades**
4. Favorite Neighbor Dennis and his snow plow capabilities
5. four warm throws for two people


Friday, December 16, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Clancy and Julie Edition

1. Julie
2. Clancy
3. Clancy and Julie together in the same place
4. that togetherness happening today
5. how happy the dogs are gonna be

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Wrapping Up for Christmas Edition

1. getting last-minute (well, last-minute for an online shop anyway) items out to happy people
2. making happy people even happier
3. the woman who wrote to let me know the tiny "Not Today, Patriarchy" tees I sent her were gifts for the flower girls at her wedding to her partner and they were both excited to see I was donating a portion of profits to Planned Parenthood*
4. pre-paid postage**
5. getting mail

*that note was a liberal artist's trifecta right there: marriage equality, indoctrinating young kids to believe in equality, and support for women's health
**it's like a dream, really, to just walk into the PO, go past the line, drop off packages, and say, "Thanks!" as you're walking back out again (Sorry, people in line)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Winter Break Edition

1. cocoa
2. naps
3. hanging out with the dogs*
4. seeing friends again
5. recharging

*who are also, generally speaking, napping

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Last Day on Campus Edition

1. finishing up
2. getting most of my grading done*
3. clearing the decks
4. reading for fun
5. not setting an alarm for tomorrow

*still waiting on one paper until Thursday

Monday, December 12, 2016

Five Things that Don't Suck, Finals Week Edition

1. not giving finals
2. not taking finals
3. meeting with students to help them finish off their semester
4. being so close to winter break I can see it from my house (kind of like Alaska and Russia)
5. not being able to see either Alaska or Russia from my house (brrrrr)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Five Things that Don't Count Entire Weekend at once Edition

1. an Elf/It's a Wonderful Life double feature
2. cocoa with Kahlua
3. and a snickerdoodle
4. cozy blankets
5. sleeping in