For the first time since early June*, I’m wearing pants today. Now it feels strange to have fabric against my legs again. This happens to me every year but I’m not complaining. I love autumn and the cooler temperatures. I just wish it wasn’t going back up to the 80′s again by Monday.
This evening is the latest Gay Boston Bloggers dinner (or is it technically Queer Boston Bloggers)? I don’t know – all of these damn politically correct names and acronyms (GLBTQ) just make me feel old. And while we’re on the subject, what’s up with all of these younger whipper-snappers wearing ridiculously over-sized t-shirts lately? I mean, for the past decade I’ve seen over-sized jeans and t-shirts on teens – part of the whole hip-hop culture, I’d guess. That I could handle.
But in the past two weeks I’ve seen boys/teens wearing these t-shirts that are just long. I mean, they’re definitely over-sized, but they’ve also got this silly length to them that brings them down past their knees. They MUST be specifically designed to be long because I can’t imagine finding such an item even in a “big and tall” shop. They remind me of what those Valley Girl dresses from 1982 must have looked just before they were cinched around the waist by a big belt. Remember that look?
Oh, and my (formerly) good friend, Dave (in Chicago) informed me yesterday that “Hot Karl” is a rather nasty sexual term. I’d never heard of it before so he had me look it up at www.urbandictionary.com. It’s so shocking I can’t even repeat what this sexual act entails – but I’m rather disgusted that it’s associated with my name. For the record, let me just say that I am not the inspiration for this activity. Or, if I was, at least I wasn’t involved.
*I did wear pants in Europe a few times in June…but haven’t worn any in Boston this summer.
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