Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Relocation Notice

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
This blog can now be found at its WORDPRESS home.
Check it out. ( I may be back... or not:)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Random Hot Guys.. Part 1

'People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime...' You just never know..
1. The Pilot: I fly so much it stands to reason I would date a pilot ent? Not so.. for years I have cursed my airline hook-up luck.. but this fine day I was in the lounge waiting on a [you-guessed-it] delayed flight. I was miserable: attempting to blog and my wireless card wouldn't roam and it was post Heathrow dramas so I was also sick of going thu security and taking off my shoes everytime I wanted a coffee. steups! Then three pilots walked by.. I think everyone looked up just cause we were so happy to see freaking progress.. but one of them caught my eye. Verrrrry handsome. and that uniform! He smiled and.. I shit you not.. tipped his hat. I swear!
'Excuse me, Miss' .. I looked up at the stewardess defensively. Aint no way anyone was getting me off this flight. 'The pilots are inviting you up into the cockpit.. you can leave your bags with me' WTF? ... nobody tell FAA but next thing I know I am sitting on a funny lil pulldown seat and I am enjoying the best view in the house. The two older pilots were real friendly but my hottie was surprisingly quiet. Actually, he did most of the work while the other 2 fraternised with me. Needless to say, some totally random reason why I needed to leave my phone number with them was found. Fly those friendly skies after all!
2. The Scotch Drinker: I was in a club, having a time. A friend pulled me over to introduce me to some guys.. they were artistes and clearly full of themselves. Just beyond them was another guy, sucking scotch thru a straw and watching me hard. He was a cutie.. as I went down the line of guys shaking hands I was looking forward to remembering only his name. Then I realised he wasn't with them. Phooey! I leaned in to listen to what one of the guys was saying.. 'Hey.. I wanna meet you too'. I turned and smiled. He was standing right beside me now, a naughtly little grin on his face. There was something in his face.. You know that ubercorny song 'I knew I loved you before I met you..' I held out my hand.. Suddenly there was yelling in my ear..'Girl.. you won't believe what just happened!' .. I was yanked away by my girlfriend. He pouted as I disappeared into the crowd. I passed that way again later but I didn't see him again. Damn.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

had a bad day?

Today I sat in the sucky middle seat on the plane, the flight was delayed, the recycled air irritated my early stage flu and I was trying hard to finish a paper for work tomorrow. The lines in customs were ridiculously long.. I was tired and getting sick.. I hauled my bags off the scanner and headed through the doors.
There was a hot sea of people outside, everything was a blur.. my eyes locked on a very handsome man in the distance. He was drinking water and watching me. He smiled. My heart skipped a beat. In seconds he was in front of me pulling me into his arms. His kiss sent warmth through my body.
So is this what its like? After the drama, the space, the time and the 'talk' .. after all that, there was no need for words. Despite all things in that moment I felt that je nais se quois. He feels, tastes and smells just right. Maybe he is. I am going to bed with a smile on my face.
What a wonderful day. :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


The security guard at this office I visit frequently keeps calling me 'Spicy'.. coincedence? fellow blogger? has my cover been blown? or am I just paranoid?

Saturday, April 07, 2007

I need a change..

I need variety. Seriously. Sameness drives me crazy. I have a therapist who says this is the root of why I can't settle down... in one country, in one job, with one man, with one hairstyle and it seems, with one blog :) So I been keeping another version of this blog on the side.. exploring the options .. you know how it goes. Today I really need to be pondering 'settling' and 'down' with some other major aspects of my life but while I work out my stories please take a prips of Island Spice Wordpress stylee and tell me what you think. Danke! Bon dia! Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

On silence ..

A long distance relationship is hard.
No we are not together.. but its a relationship .. as yet undefined.
BJ fell into the habit of taking me for granted so very easily. We'd talk online, and usually I'd call once or twice a week. Then I noticed that I was intitating all the conversations and he was acting kinda passive and distant. I asked him what was up. First time he said nothing, everything is as it was. Second time he said its hard to express myself with you so far away and this being our only method of communication. Red flag? White flag? So I just stopped. I stopped calling him, I stopped going online in the evenings to chat. When we did speak however, I was always sweet as pie.

The result:
Day 2: He links me online, 'everything ok, babes?'
Day 5: He initiates an IM conversation, I am pleasant but I have to go..
Day 8: He calls (!) and talks to me for a rather long time.
Day 10: He tells me his detailed plans for the weekend. I didn't ask eh?
Day 14: I come to my computer to find a long conversation from him. it ends with both I miss you and I love you.

Go figure the man who 2 weeks ago was ignoring me. Steups!

Monday, April 02, 2007

I'd rather be..

At Goldeneye in Oracabessa.
At my parents house sleeping.
At Miss Mae's on Hellshire beach.
At the Gap Cafe way up above Newcastle.
At Little Ochi eating lobster in a fishing boat.
I'd rather be anywhere but here in a dinky borrowed office this morning. Its raining outside and I am feeling hungry and sleepy in equal measure. Why oh why must third world lawyers offices look and smell like this?? I promise one day to set up a very swanky practice... with good Blue Mountain Coffee!
So I have tons of work to do but I thought I'd share this photo with the blogosphere. I took it on a morning like this in a place a million miles from here. At the time it didn't seem so special but I am living off those memories right now..
Can you tell I am really looking forward to being back in Jamaica and NOT having to work!! Truth be told I probably won't get to do any of those things except sleep in my parents bed. Just one more week....

Monday, March 26, 2007

Here with me..

BJ was landing in 45 minutes, I checked my watch. again. I pressed my face up on the office window as if I could see the airport from here. I sat in traffic. Bored. Nervous. Silly me. Of course the flight is late. *YAWN* I was up all night cleaning house and applying self tanner. I am hanging around arrivals like a red-cap porter. I wonder. *SPICE!!* I am caught offguard and suddenly embraced by a Random Hot Guy. [Okay, not a RHG, actually a cute pilot, worthy of a post, but not today...] *Spice..?* I shove off RHG, brush off my suit and curse under my breath as BJ walks over to me.
He's here! He's here! I am soooo in my happy place! He tastes familiar. He feels just right. He smells like my memories. Our bodies still fit together perfectly. Take me now Lord. Nunc dimittus. I don't ever want to get out of this bed. I know I made reservations but.. Right now I am studying him like I have an exam next week. Maybe we should shower. Maybe we should eat. Aren't you gonna introduce me to your friends? Jus now.. Come back to bed honey.. just for a minute.. Amidst the entanglement, one moment is clear. He stood smoking on the verandah in a pair of yellow striped boxer shorts, glass of orange juice in hand. He took a sip and said 'Spice, you make me happy. I love it here.' I smiled, buttered my toast and pondered it like Mary, deep in my heart. If only I knew how to make these great moments last forever..
Too soon I was on the road to the airport again. Driving slowly this time. He made me pull over. His voice cracked and his face was wet. Are those tears BJ? Don't. I couldn't stay. Lime in the terminal. I wasn't able. I hugged him. I kissed him. I inhaled the sweet scent of him one last time. He touched my face. I had to go. Emotions too heavy for the morning commuters. Push the door I'm home at last... All I see is you.. And I want to thank you for giving me the best days of my life.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Ole talk

There is nothing we Caribbean folks like more than giving our opinions. Hell, thats why I have a blog! A Jamaican friend put me on to this site .. I think alot of you guys may enjoy it. VERANDAH TALK.

Men have biological clocks..

I love babies and children. I used to be the kind of girl who turns up her nose at that mother with one on her shoulder crying and another running away screaming.. but then I had an epiphany.. a brief but life changing experience of motherhood. Since then, I offer travelling moms help, I gurgle and coo at babies, am genuinely amazed at how quickly they grow, I willingly offer to and ENJOY babysitting my friends kids and look forward to having a few of my own. I've also come to realise that it's important to me that I find a mate who feels this way about kids too. I was horrified when one of my male friends made a comment that children are like pets.. and he was serious.
Anyway, one afternoon I was at a summer festival and playing with a friends baby. She was the prettiest little girl I have seen in awhile with the cutest smile. [I don't care who says its gas]. She was fussy and I was taking her for a walk. As I strolled through the crowd and chattered in baby talk, I bounced into a guy I used to date. (Nothing negative, we had just kinda drifted apart.) 'Looking good!' he said, and leaned over to kiss me on the cheek. I smiled and continued on my way. A little later I saw him coming my way again. He kinda hovered over me and the child in this strangely protective manner and hung around attentively for a long time. That evening he called me up and invited me out to dinner...
I think he was used to seeing me in a professional and/or party mode and he was strangely turned on by this out-of-character motherly image of me. What do you think?

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Another weekend..

..in this glorious region of ours.. So much to see and do:
1. The 3 Canal Bacchanal Show: Thanks to the rave reviews its back for this weekend only. Queens Hall, Port of Spain $200 TT per person. So, if you missed it cause you were afeting Carnival week.. here is your chance..
2. W3: Rahtid Lucky: The BOOM guys are back.. with their post-cricket, pre easter party.. this year it falls on St. Patricks Day and hence the cute name and theme.
3. Cricket World Cup: Do I even need to mention? Our entire region is swept up in the thrill [and traffic] of this once in a lifetime event. Rally 'round the the West Indies!! Be there or be square.
4. One Love Jamaica Village: On going parties and events at the C&W Golf Academy in New Kingston. On Friday and Sunday Pulse presents Rock the World with the best reggae acts and Jamaican models. On Saturday, Red Stripe [the offical beer of CWC] hosts an all-inclusive with top DJ's.
4. Adventure Races on Saturday and Scotiabank's Breast Cancer Charity Dragon Boat Race on Sunday at Chagaramas National Park Kayak Centre. Admission is $10TT. Get there early or sit in traffic for hours!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Restarting: Happy!

Man.. its been a crazy few weeks. Carnival and then Cricket. Nothing beats life in the Caribbean, nothing! I have been busy as hell and merry like Christmas. :) Not even sure how or where to restart my blogging. I guess I should just jump right in.. So here it goes..
Is it true that women are somehow more appealing when they are taken?
BJ called and confirmed his flight plans. He was really coming to visit. Finally. I hung up the phone with him and my heart sang as I did a little happy dance 'round my bed. Forget my earlier reservations.. I was plumb elated. I began by doing what I do best: writing a to-do list. Get a tan. Drink more water. Fix the A/C in the bedroom. Get my car cleaned. Book a wax. Plan meals.. okay plan one fabulous meal and book reservations for the other nights. Buy new underwear? ...
So I go to a party that night with my crew.. not unlike any other weekend. I don't know if I was giving off a vibe, emitting a scent or just glowing but for some reason I was attracting men like flies!! There were hot men who I had seen around for months but never spoken to who suddenly came up to me and introduced themselves. It was like the twilight zone I swear! Sweet hunks of mankind from all corners.. and no I don't mean one or two, I mean like five or six! I had a most excellent time .. and yes, I gave a couple of them my number.. cause, well.. you never know! :)