Piña Colada in My Lover’s Coffee Mug

Two weeks ago, my Piano Man and I left for Bad Ass, Lancre, as suggested in this post But we changed our minds, about the location, after considering that a vacation with Granny Weatherwax would most likely mean Granny staring at us, in deep thought, while we cared for her goats and cleaned her privy… So we went to Playa del Secreto in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, instead. We had all kinds of fun in the sun… and in the rain, too. 

The polar vortex that left New Yorkers and many others covered in snow brought some rain to Playa del Secreto. My Piano Man and I had to survive low temperatures of over 65 degrees Fahrenheit *grin*. The frozen piña coladas and pleasant Caribbean waters helped my lover deal with his agony.  

Doesn’t he look absolutely hot, and so very serious, reading Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys? I was listening to Dark Witch, playing a word game and eating nuts. Oh, the torture!

I stood in front of the sea and tried an old Dominican myth. According to the myth, the spirit of the sea would drown anyone who yells some rather rude words about her mother. I was feeling adventurous, so I yelled: “María La O, María La O, tu madre es puta y la mia no!”

María La O just caressed my legs with a soothing wave that left me thinking that, perhaps, her mother wasn’s a harlot, or she couldnt care less about me questioning her mothers sexual conduct, or maybe my mother, um… never mind. I’m just glad the spirit felt no pressing need to drown me. 

“Look at the cute iguana, baby!” my Piano Man said.

Should I have told him what I was actually looking at?

I did… But can you blame me? That man has some yummy legs.

One night we saw a couple of salamanders on a date…

…so we went on a date, too. We ate and danced and laughed and yes, we did that too… a lot.

On future posts, I will tell you all about the wild life and the delicious fruit trees we found in Valentin Imperial Maya. Also, about the stories inspired by the people who made our vacation totally dreamy.

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Now, I need to announce the winner of the surprise: a copy of Dark Witch by Nora Roberts and a wee box with an even tinier surprise in it. By the way, I love the image crafted on the clay lid. ;-)
And the winner is…
Congrats, Petoskystone
Please sent me your mailing info,
which I’m sure I have somewhere...
but I’m in the mood for a little lazy.
I hope you love it. ;-)

44 comments:

  1. Oh you saucy girlie! Love your hat! Get your Piano man drunk , take him for a walk in an unfamiliar land,
    then with that wicked smile of yours ....click the photo And leave us all hanging! Trying to distract use with some chanting at the ocean! I. Know what you were up to! I'm happy YOu both made it home safely! xo

    Congratulations Petoskystone! xoxo. Debi

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    1. I've had that hat for a very long time. I LOVE it and I'm pretty sure it loves me back. ;-D

      I will take him to unfamiliar places, but I'm sure that I will forget about my camera after a few seconds. I always do *hehehe*

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  2. Congratulations Petoskystone.
    How fabulous does you vacay look? and sound? And you must tell me more about the ocean and how wonderful it was. You two gorgeous lovers deserved a lovely time and what a locale. Oma Linda

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    1. Oh, Oma, you are sooo going to love everything about it. I had to digest the sights for days before I could breathe again... the call of the sea, the salt water on my skin (the fresh almonds in my mouth *yum!*), the cute little animals walking to us and around us as if we weren't even there, unless we were eating, then they totally knew we were there. lol

      It was a delicious time!

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  3. Why are u guys all covered up??? is it that cold there?! I bought Anansi Boys can't wait to start it!.. Has Piano man read Gaiman's latest? I'm dying to read that as well...

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    1. On the day we took this picture it was in the mid 60s, but really windy. My Piano Man didn't really need the sweater... I think he was trying to make me feel less like a wimp--my Caribbean blood does not like the cold.

      I've read Anansi Boys a few times, but this is my Piano Man's first reading. He has been a fan of Gaiman's graphic novels for a long time... and got into the prose after we met. His first one was American Gods.

      I read The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and oh my goodness, what a bit of yumminess! Here is a very short review I wrote right after I read it. I read it twice, and will probably read it again next year: http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-ocean-at-end-of-lane.html

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    2. I read a review the American Gods is the one to start with!.. I could kick myself because Barnes and Noble had one copy left! I almost took it, went back and it was gone! now its on my wish list w/amazon.. and yes, I read your review of the latest Gaiman... that's what endorsed what I already read from a clip of the book. :-)

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    3. Certainly, Anansi Boys is the second book in the series. Don't start it before reading the first. You can do it, but it's way more enjoyable in order. The same goes with the last book, you will love it more after reading AB and AG, even Neverwhere. Neil is being really wicked with the Easter eggs ;-)

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    4. looks like i will have to visit Amazon again...lol... my supply of reads is growing again....

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    5. But it's sooo much fun that I bet you don't mind. ;-D

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  4. Ah, nothing like a tropical getaway while everyone else is freezing their tails off. Looking at your pictures makes me longingly wish to go back to Jamaica's beautiful sandy beaches.

    Glad you two got away and enjoyed the surf, the sun, the sand and each other. xox

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    1. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we hardly took any pictures. I was surprised. I had about 7 pictures in my camera. Thank goodness for my Piano Man's phone LOL

      Congrats on your gigantic wee surprise, again!

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  5. Liquor in a mug and an emerald ocean at your toes - that's the life!
    I love how you adore, swoon over and totally objectify Piano man :)

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    1. Right on about the liquor.

      Just today, I asked my Piano Man, "Have I objectified you enough today?" He answered "No, not enough." So I started going on and on about the sexiness of his hands and his awesome cheekbones. He was very happy by the time I was done. ;-D

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  6. This is a test comment (tho' the pictures of the beach make me want to go to the seaside so badly, if it only wasn't so far away.) ;)

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    1. Thanks so much for taking the time!
      And looking at the pictures makes me want to go, too. LOL

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  7. You all look like you had sooo much fun!

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    1. It was a blast. Now I need to recover... sigh.

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  8. What a PERFECT get away! But I gotta let you know you were missed... a LOT! Seriously though, so happy you were able to have some time for just the two of you.

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    1. I missed you guys, too. So much. And catching up is a beatch!

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  9. Oh Yea!!! Now, everytime I see an iguana my first thought zips over to Googled Iguana bites, then Bearded Lizards make better companions, finishing up with Iguana is supposed to be a decent meat source. (yummy legs were all that you were looking at? ;) )

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    1. *blinks a lot and pretends to continue looking at the legs*

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  10. That glimpse of the sea brought back wonderful, wistful memories of living just a mile or so from the Pacific. There is nothing like being in proximity to great water.

    From the looks on your faces, this vacation therapy worked its magick for you <3

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    1. I still hear the waves in my head, and the birds, and the crickets at night... sigh, I might runaway!

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  11. Shamelessly touting your man like that, just to make eye candy for all us fluttering ladies. Yes, flaunt your warm sea and warm sun! Tease us with tiny dragons and cocktails! We can take it!

    (Love the hat, Hon. Very glam. I'm surprised the Sea didn't just take that, for your impudence.)

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    1. "Shamelessly"? What does that mean? I'm just very generous. I believe in sharing... okay, that's a load of crapola, I share as much as a mean five-year-old. LOL

      I love my hat. It was a present from my dad. I've had it for a very long time... my impudence, too. ;-D

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  12. Sounds like a lovely trip! I'm jealous.

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    1. I'm jealous of the pictures...

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  13. What iguana?...I was looking in the same place as you lol. So glad you both had such a lovely time away from the rest of us cws :D XXX

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    1. I wouldn't expect any less from you. It would have been so rude... not to look at his eyes. Hehehe!

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  14. You picked the PERFECT time to escape to the Mayan Riviera. When I was there a few years back, I saved a couple of British girls from several "TERRIFYING" iguanas who were lounging about a path. The girls were scared to death of them but of course, I knew that iguanas will move as soon as you walk anywhere near them. So I cleared the path for the girls and was hailed as a superhero, LOL!

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    1. I just roared! I so hope they got you a cape. LOL!

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  15. I love this post ;o) I have to admit, a scruffy man, always gets my heart pumping ;o)))) Ehehehhehehe... Love the pictures ;o) Congrats Petoskystone ;o)

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    1. Indeed! I always tell him that he is dangerous to my heart condition when he is all scruffy and wearing some old jeans. My old heart can only take so much!

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  16. Oh Magaly, looks like you had a wonderful time. I'm loving your hat, it suits you perfectly.

    Congrats Petoskytone!!!!!!!

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    1. We needed the "us" time, and the rest was delicious! And my hat needed a trip, too. ;-)

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  17. What a lovely picture of you and your Piano Man! I'm glad you had fun!

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    1. I just grinned thinking about that night. We danced outside and ate yummy foods, then danced some more.

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  18. oh you poor things having to endure all the sun and water and sand while the rest of us were freezing our shurnken little tushies off.

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  19. Love this post! But such a naughty girl, looking at your man's legs with such a glint in your eye!!! My fav was of you two dancing! So much love!!!

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    1. I've tried to hide the glint... Okay, that's a pure lie. I've never!

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  20. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time, you, your piano man, and your wicked smile :)

    Congratulations to your giveaway winner x

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    1. Indeed, the three of us had a blast. ;-D

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