Day 3500: This is why we can’t have nice things

Whenever our nice cats scratch, barf, or otherwise wreak havoc on something we own, my nice husband Michael says, “See, Ann? This is why we can’t have nice things.” It’s nice that Michael and I agree that cats are nicer than things.

A few days ago I saw and shared this nice cartoon from the New Yorker:


It’s nice to know that Michael isn’t the only one who says that.

Do you see nice things in my other images for today?


My late parents, whom I greatly respect, were very nice and they liked cats more than things, too.

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “this is why we can’t have nice things.”


Now I need to put on some nice things to go and work in-person at the hospital.

Thanks to all my nice readers, including YOU!

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12 thoughts on “Day 3500: This is why we can’t have nice things

  1. May your day be full of nice things and 90 percent off sales, Ann.

  2. Luis Luis Del Castillo

    “Mobile Auto Detailing” the first thing I thought was a cell phone cleaning a car, that would be a nice thing, right?

  3. yes, I tend to love the company of kids and cats and messy friends and family over keeping things pristine. I love well-worn, lived in things, including homes and buildings – they have so many stories to tell

  4. From 2016 to 2020 I heard “This is why we can’t have nice things” frequently.
    The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman is someone I admire because he seems to be such a nice guy. No matter who’s on base he smiles and laughs with them, maybe because he knows that, in baseball, today’s competitor may be tomorrow’s teammate. If more people saw the world that way we could have more nice things.

  5. I like to see Joan looking at things and sitting on the microwave. For me, the photos on your blog are often like Joan’s window view.

    I hope that you had a good day at work today. It seems that I got to your Day of living non-judgmentally a little late in the day but not too late too enjoy it.

  6. Debbie T

    You photographed a very nice water-viewing setup of blue chaises and couches.

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