August 26, 2007

It was hot...

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.. but not unbearable. I walked 3 miles to my destination, and I had a plan to take a cab back. But then I ended up just walking the whole way. I should have worn sunscreen. I shouldn't have worn sandals. And since it didn't rain after all, I was sorry I brought that umbrella, and that it was a really heavy golf umbrella. And I was almost sorry that I'd stopped at a store on Grand Street and bought 5 items of clothing. Buying the clothes was like a decision to take the cab. But then I didn't take the cab. Most of the way I had the shopping bag hooked on the end of the umbrella... in the style of those hobos in cartoons.

Ah, it was so much easier walking in than walking back...

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21 comments:

debtfreeme said...

Nice pics

Chip Ahoy said...

I was waiting for you to go shopping.

Joachim Arnerholm said...

Do you know how much I envy you? No really, I'm stuck here in Sweden and I do want to see New York and it's surroundings before I die. Lucky you!

Ann Althouse said...

"I was waiting for you to go shopping."

You mean you were I was waiting for me to blog about shopping. I've been shopping many times since I got here 10 days ago. I've lost count!

Palladian said...

Can I go shopping with Althouse?

Did you find any Bandit?

rhhardin said...

It was a tough day in Ohio, too - sturdy crabgrass- and low-hop-clover stems made even scything one swath across the lawn enough to satisfy the scything urge for the day. Usually it takes two or three. You get about 50 cubic feet of clippings from one swath now. It's a shame you can't eat it.

Fortunately not hot and humid like yesterday. I assume that's in New York now.

Ann Althouse said...

Palladian said "Can I go shopping with Althouse?"

Yes!

"Did you find any Bandit?"

No, and I looked. Everyone in SoHo was all Oh! Piguet! Fracas! but no Bandit. They pointed uptown....

Ann Althouse said...

"You mean you were I was waiting for me to blog about shopping."

Something wrong with that sentence!

XWL said...

I'm still waiting for the post film watching post that discusses the differences between Madison film watchers and those in NYC.

(it is coming, right? just waiting for the right film . . .)

(and speaking of awkwardly worded sentences, howabout that first one in this comment?)

Ann Althouse said...

You know the last couple days I've contemplated going to the movies (because of the heat!), but I didn't notice anything that met my standard. I walked out of my way to check the marquees on a couple arthouse-y (althouse-y) looking places, but couldn't get excited, even with the added incentive of wanting a dose of air conditioning.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Superbad was supergood.

Seth Rogan, the writer/producer, used to write for Da Ali G Show. You saw Borat, right?

rcocean said...

I love walking in New York, except when its hot.

So, no envy here.

And the sky shot is great.

Ann Althouse said...

Joachim Arnerholm said..."Do you know how much I envy you? No really, I'm stuck here in Sweden and I do want to see New York and it's surroundings before I die. Lucky you!"

Sweden? I'd love to see Sweden... or any of the Nordic countries before I die...

peter hoh said...

Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge on foot. That's on my list of things to do. Only problem is, it requires going to New York, which is on my list of things to avoid.

blake said...

Ruth Anne,

It's also produced by Judd Apatow, of 40 Year-Old Virgin, and one of the leads was the guy trying to buy the goldfish-in-the-platform-shoe at Catherine Keener's EBay store. So, it's got that going for it....

Kev said...

"You mean you were I was waiting for me to blog about shopping."

That sounds like lolcat-speak (as in I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER, etc.). If someone Photoshopped that quote onto a picture of our hostess, they could call it a lolthouse...

alice said...

Why didn't you get the cab?

Whenever I've been in that situation (in London, not NY), it was because there weren't any and I wasn't expecting that, so end up feeling like an idiot as well as sweaty and annoyed.

Haven't commented here before. Fantastic blogging, love what you do here Ann.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, Alice. I didn't get the cab because I had enough energy and wanted the exercise. Knowing I could get the cab at any point (except on the bridge) kept me going.

MrBuddwing said...

Terrific pics, but isn't there some newfangled law against the taking of photos of things like bridges? (Homeland security and all that.)

Parker Smith said...

Ann -

Was the umbrella of any use as a sunshade?

Ann Althouse said...

Parker: Wish I'd thought of that...