Sunday, December 28, 2008

Gay-zing in Seattle

Vacations! My chance to see the city! On my first day off, I headed with a friend to Seattle for some shopping. It was a few days before Christmas and, while snow set the festive mood on the streets, the crowds of men looking for gay apparel created a glorious atmosphere inside. Crowds--normally I hate them. In the Men's Department at Nordstrom and Macy's, I say the more the merrier.

In my little community in British Columbia, there are two men's stores. And they are both the same! A discount store called Mark's Warehouse (or is it Men's Warehouse?). I am sure they stock an ample assortment of basic tees, flannel shirts and work boots. (Thankfully, the work boot look for gays passed fifteen years ago.) No fuss shopping. "I need a shirt. Yeah, that'll do." Here in downtown Seattle, good looking men were casually browsing through a collection of insanely soft scarves and matching designer ties with dress shirts. No sales assistance required!
I think I have a clearer picture of what it's like to be ADD. My neck risked whiplash, gay-zing this way and that. Overwhelmed, I couldn't pick a single item to purchase. Too much eye candy.
Thankfully, we still had two days of shopping in Portland.