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The Public Ineffectual

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Saturday, April 23, 2005

Strutting Your Stuff

Who's A Pretty Boy?
Originally uploaded by Oblivia.

A phenomenal thing about Montreal is that the minute the weather is 10 degrees plus for more than 3 days in a row, people come out on the main drags to strut their stuff. Walking up Blvd. St. Laurent, I ran into this one preening by the sidewalk, Seeing and Being Seen. Get a load of what he's wearing! Totally overdone for daytime. I swear, he's gazing into the eyes of his own reflection. You're not Warren Beatty my friend! Get over yourself!

A prof from Melbourne whom I met in a bookstore was stunned at how the cafes were full in the mid-day, mid-week. Incredulously, he asked, "Don't people work here?" "No," I answered. "We are chronically indolent."

The weather means that people start dressing again and showing flesh. I miss flesh.


At 6:14 AM, Blogger cow said...

Fresh Blossoming of Montreal, a wonderful time.

At 1:11 AM, Blogger AJ said...

Chronically indolent, but also sporadically brilliant (i just came from the Arcade Fire show at Le Corona).

I do love spring. It brings promises. It also breaks them.

Someone remarked to me tonight, if you're attached, you're effectively neutered. I kind of understand that, but at the same time, what the hell?!

Your thoughts please.

At 8:43 PM, Blogger Oblivia said...

Neutered animals don't have a sex drive, right? I'm not even sure - isn't that shameful?

When you are attached at a time like this, the opposite sex become museum pieces - seen, admired but not touched or touched-on-the-sly.

The spring ritual is not about mating, its about conquest. Look at it this way, your battling on this front is done and you are fighting on different fronts. capiche?

At 12:23 AM, Blogger AJ said...

That's one point of view. The other view, which my wife countered with when I told her this, by the way, is that "married people are more attractive than singles" because obviously, they have something good that someone else has.

There's an element of truth to both I think; maybe one is the polite surface and the other the dark secret?


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