Day 462: It’s always some thing!

A few days ago, I wrote a post which included the late Gilda Radner, her character Rosanne Rosannadanna, and Rosanne Rosannadanna’s closing shot, “It’s always something!”

My intent today is to show you some more photos from my weekend trip to NYC with my friend Jeanette, now that I’m back home in Boston.

I think “It’s always some thing!” is an excellent title for today’s post. Why? It lets me include whatever the hell I want to, people!

Shall we begin?

It’s always some thing

(in NYC and elsewhere)

by Ann

On Friday, soon after I realized I had done this ridiculous thing of leaving my walking shoes at work (see yesterday’s post for more about that), I was standing on the platform waiting for the train to take me to NYC. Somebody, who was also waiting for that train,  told me  she was worried about what she was wearing, too. She thought she was going to be too cold, at some parts of the weekend, in the coat she had on. I replied that the advent of spring, while wonderful, makes it difficult to choose and wear the correct items, in order to be comfortable all day.  I also told her about my shoe dilemma. She suggested that her comfortable Skecher shoes


 were some things I might consider purchasing, after I got to NYC.



It’s Jeanette, in our hotel room!  Some things I want to point out in that photo:

  • The blue book on the side table is “You Are Here,” written by Chris Delyani, one of my students from Boston University in the ’80s.  I like to brag about this (and have before, here) because I think Chris, as a writer, is something special.
  • Jeanette, because she is brilliant as well as beautiful, was able to upgrade our hotel room, at the last minute, to an incredibly swanky and cool place, on Wall Street, for an amazingly low price.

Some things that demonstrate the swankiness and coolness of that hotel room (I hope):






I’m including those last two photos because (1) I love showers and (2) historically (see this post, plus a great comment there from annabellefranklinauthor), I have trouble figuring out new ones. Sure enough, it took me a while to decipher the two shower dials and I got a face full of water when I was least expecting it. Nevertheless, that shower was really something else (including the mood lighting in there).

Some more things that caught my eye, during the rest of the weekend:













Look at the time!  I need to end this post and leave for work, very soon.

It’s always something.

One more image from NYC, before I go. One reason I chose the original name of this blog  — “The Year of Living Non-Judgmentally” —  back in December 2012, was because it reminded of this 1982 movie:


(I found this image here)

Here’s my last photo today, live from New York (actually taken on Saturday night):


Thanks to Gilda Radner, Jeanette, Chris (and all my other students, past and present), Annabelle Franklin,  all things and people in NYC, and to you — of course! — for visiting today.

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22 thoughts on “Day 462: It’s always some thing!

  1. All of it is quite something, Ann. If you could work that ‘Biggest Story’ poster into your blog layout, I think it would look stupendous.

  2. Some very great photos Ann, I did never visit the States, so I feel happy to join your travel in NYC and hear about your experiences.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. I loved this post. For so many reasons. It would take me a blog of my own to say why, so I’ll just say thank you.

  4. This post is perfect. There’s always some thing that catches me in all your posts — in this post, it was all things!

  5. I forgot to say that your title, “It’s always something” made me smile even though I associate those words with Gilda Radner’s bittersweet autobiography. The reason I smiled is that every day when I drop by your blog I know that there will be something here. Something that I wouldn’t have thought of, something that I wouldn’t have seen if I hadn’t dropped by. “There’s always something” would not be a bad backup title for your blog, because you do always find something to share with us and that always makes my day (and I think, most of our days) a little bit better. Certainly more interesting.

    • Thank you. Likewise, I always find something unexpected and interesting in your comments, and I got three today!

  6. You’d think a cool, swanky shower would behave itself, wouldn’t you? Then again, maybe not…
    Stunning pics of New York.

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