A butch and her khakis??

We’ve been having some,

rainy weather,

but,

the rest of the week’s,

weather forecast is hot,

rain and hot,

tomorrow,

hot and hot,

Thursday,

hotter and humid,

Friday,

and,

Saturday,

sigh

I loathe,

hot and humid,

but,

ready or not,

here,

it comes.

The Spring has been,

rainy,

and,

cool,

and,

although,

sun,

is nice,

I prefer the cool.

Inevitably,

in Montreal,

it gets hot,

and,

humid,

so this year,

since,

Old Navy seems,

to have had only,

one pair of my new fav,

jeans,

in my size,

I have invested in Khakis,

or if you prefer,

chinos.

I bought a pair to wear,

to my cousin’s wedding,

in a somber grey,

and today,

I got another pair in,

a gorgeous British tan,

colour.

I will sooner,

than later,

be looking for a job,

and,

khakis make a better,

impression,

than jeans,

so this butch is going,

khakis

🙂

I had forgotten,

how soft and comfy,

they can be.

They look slightly,

dressier and can easily,

be integrated into,

a butch rotation.

Once you’ve washed,

them a few times,

they are just as,

easy maintenance,

as jeans,

throw ’em in the washer,

dry them on the clothesline,

and,

voila.

I’d rather not have,

to dress as if I lived,

in the tropics,

I’m a sweater and boots,

kind of butch,

but,

hey,

when in the amazon,

dress as the amazonians

or is that,

amazons??

😛

I am reading a wonderful,

novel,

my friend,

the librarian,

lent me,

The Last Nude by Ellis Avery.

It is the story,

of the artist,

Tamara De Lempicka,

and,

one of her model lovers,

Has everything I like,

Paris,

the 20’s,

and,

lesbians,

yum

🙂

My friend,

the anarchist,

and, I,

visited,

Montreal’s Anarchist Book Fair,

on Sunday,

a lovely time.

While there,

I picked up,

a copy of,

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation.

Not sure what I’ll think of it,

but,

I need to expand my horizons,

don’t know much,

about transgender,

and,

I feel,

I should.

So I’ll give this a go.

Don’t think I’ll read it right away,

I’ll finish,

the Avery,

and,

then I want to re-read a favourite,

Parnassus On Wheels,

and,

The Haunted Bookshop,

a one volume edition,

delightful,

book,

about loving,

and,

selling,

books.

Should help in my,

transition time.

Today,

mom and I visited the library,

she got herself,

a few,

mysteries,

and,

I picked up,

a Jack London,

I’ve never read and been,

wanting to for years,

The Iron Heel.

Critics,

seem to think,

London’s,

Heel is not only,

a better novel,

than Orwell’s,

1984,

but,

also,

that it has turned out,

to be more prophetic.

Interesting.

As you can see,

I’ve got lots to read,

and I’ve got,

some catching up to do

🙂

What have you all been reading?

any of you,

read any of the aforementioned,

titles?

You all worried about,

the oncoming heat?

Be well.

Later girls,

keep cool,

BB

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Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my very early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

4 thoughts on “A butch and her khakis??”

  1. I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary fiction and non-fiction: Strout’s Burgess Boys, Le Duff’s Detroit – An American Autopsy, The Golem & the Jinni, Adichie’s Americanah, Ozeki’s Tale for the Time Being, and for light reading, I’ve been enjoying Louise Penny’s Three Pines series.

    Americanah is my current book. I like all of the above. I’ve read Gender Outlaws – looking forward to your thoughts. All of your other selections are new to me. (Always good to have more books to put onto the to-be-read list.

    Khakis are comfortable – and they are my go-to when I need something fancier than a dark denim. Our spring has been long & cool and slow – but now it seems that the humidity and some of the heat of summer is well and truly here. Went to dinner tonight and wore shorts and flip flops — too hot for trousers for me.

  2. Sounds like you are reading some good stuff. I am fascinated with American history, always have been, especially social and urban history so that Detroit one sounds right up my alley. I have read a few of the Louise Penny, the action in her series takes place very close to my neck of the woods, the eastern townships are very close to Montreal and a beautiful part of Quebec. I like her detective, one little nitpicky thing as a French speaker some of the french is a little wonky:-) To me khakis have always been my dressed up thing, but, now I find them comfy and cooler in the scorching weather, I don’t wear shorts in public, self conscious about my white legs. I think you would like Parnassus On Wheels all book lovers, do. Be well, my friend:-)

  3. I will be sure to check out Parnassus.

    I wondered about the French in Penny’s books. It seems so “authentic” in context. (Says the through & through Anglo).

    As for white legs – well, I guess mine are less white than some – but when the temperature rises, my legs feel like they’re suffocating. I hang onto my shorts well into fall, and break them out early in the season – I’m a wool sweater, shorts & boots kind of person. Each to her own, eh?

  4. The French in Penny’s books is not bad, it is French no doubt, it’s just little tiny things, nitpicky, seriously, for example in one book she says ‘coureur du bois’ rather than ‘coureur des bois’.
    Penny speaks French, she lives in Quebec but, she is from Ontario, originally and so just, as French Quebecois make small mistakes in English so do non native Anglos in French, no biggie.
    As for shorts, I just think I’m self conscious but, if we keep having these scorching Summers I might adopt them yet:-)

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