Monday, November 07, 2005

Morning Edition - 11/7/05

Don’t Be A Chicken
With each adult American consuming close to 90 pounds of chicken per year, it stands to reason that the poultry industry is terrified now that the Avian flu – presently in Europe and Asia – is threatening the US mainland. As of October, close to 122 folks have died of the Avian flu. To date no US cases have been reported and since the disease has not mutated, it cannot be passed from human-to-human. The Avian flu scare may reduce chicken consumption in the US by up to 40% this year.

What A Drag
Los Angeles is instituting a new ad campaign to combat smoking in the gay community. The new ads, titled “The Last Drag,” will target the gay and lesbian community. Research has shown that the gay and lesbian community are more than twice as likely, than their straight counterparts, to smoke. The ads will be posted in bars and clubs – presently known to be the first place gays are introduced to smoking.

If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful
“If you say, my eyes, my eyes are beautiful; it’s because they’re looking at you.” Such is the case with my new-found love connection “T” aka Jim. That’s right, T and I connected this weekend and spent a whirl-wind romantic three days getting to know each other – yeah, even in the biblical sense. The amazing connection, incredible conversation and passionate lovemaking appear to be the beginning of a burgeoning love story we both hope will flourish into a long-term affair. When I picked up T on Friday, we both laughed at the fact that we were wearing matching jeans, long-sleeve white t-shirts and red leisure jackets. I jumped out of my car and we both turned around and mimicked mirror images with each other before giving Penn Station an eerie sense that twins were engaging in a taboo-esque embrace. The weekend even took a positive, but odd turn, when we decided to hit the pews of Salem Pentecostal Church Sunday morning to worship together – hey, we figure a couple that worships together, uh… at least has the same point of reference when calling out the mighty name of Jesus later in the evening. As we commuted into work together this morning we longingly stared at each other, our bodies pressed together in the crowded subway car. We snuck a few love-lorn kisses between train jerks and women on the train didn’t know whether to turn in shock or press their knees together at the bold display of brotherly love. T and I are attempting to hold out until Wednesday night to reconnect, but judging by the two phone calls I’ve received from him since our separation at 9 a.m., the prospect of waiting 48 hours doesn’t look promising.

On Blast
One of the astounding things between T and I is how similar we are to each other. We are amazed at how our sense of style, body types, complexion and sense of humor are virtual duplicates of the others’. What quality do you have that you would find overwhelmingly attractive in someone you date?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Question! I would say extremely satisfying conversation. You want somebody that you can always talk to, laugh with, and joke around with. Especially if you're growing old together.

Toni~

caspar608 said...

I am so happy for you that I am crying at my desk right now Pa. Reminds me of the following...

At last
my love has come along
my lonely days over
and life is like a song

Ooh At last
the skies above are blue
well my heart was wrapped up in clover
the night I looked at you

I found a dream
that I could speak to
a dream that I could call my own
I found a thrill
to press my cheek to
a thrill that I have never known

well

You smile
you smile
oh and then the spell was cast
and here we are in heaven
for you are mine at last

I found a dream
that I could speak to
a dream that I
could call my own
I found a thrill
to press my cheek to
a thrill that I have never known

well

You smile
you smile
oh and then the spell was cast
and here we are in heaven
for you are mine at last

SO HAPPY FOR YOUR CHULO!

Anonymous said...

I find that the ability to laugh at oneself, to feel comfortable allowing your inner child to be exposed, and the love of house music to be very very attractive. It's hard to find a straight guy in DC that likes house.

Anonymous said...

Krissy said.....

Enjoy! I am so happy for you live each moment and savor it. It's an undescrible high and great feeling. ENJOY!

Luva ya

FREAKING RICAN said...

I would say a Man that can put me in my place in a gentle and confident way and do it lovingly. A man that can handle all of me from top to bottom.......And you know COCO that can only be a "REAL STRONG" man that can handle all of me......:)

petite morceau said...

Sense of humor is very important to me but so is an open mind. A willingness not to judge others , to empathize and accept differences.

On a separate note, caspar608, I love that song. I have it on my IPOD!

Cocoa Rican said...

Thank you Caspar for the great song... I won't say "At Last" but I'll say "At least..." you're not getting on my nerves, that is. I'm truly enthralled by T mainly because he's a REAL person who knows how to have a good time and do his thing. Petit...girl, let me find out you have a bit of a freak in you... LOL.... Toni, you're right, if I can't laugh with a brotha, I certainly can't chill with him. Anonymous... I don't know what you're talking about, I partied with plenty of "straight" men in DC who loved house... :)

Cocoa Rican said...

BTW Freaking...you need a man that can slap you to the floor a couple of times... LOL

FREAKING RICAN said...

Ohh that sounds good to me When you find that man for me make sure he gets ready for me to slap his Assss back! HMMMMM

caspar608 said...

maybe freaking needs to get hit in the head and wake up someone different? Baby girl you are making it harder than it needs to be. You don't need to let a man know from the go that you are strong. Enjoy the dance. Marinate in the motions. Let him savor your aroma. A real man will be captivated by your charm rather than your strength. Darling Rican, know when to hold them fold them walk away and run. I fear you may miss out on the good ones if you feel like you have something to prove. Cotton is strong and sturdy, can go through the wringer and still come out ok. I want you to be cashmere; cashmere is just as strong but it is soft and those who own it know that if you even try to put it through the wringer, it unravels - just like love. Be good to yourself sweetie. Treat yourself and the men you are dating like cashmere. You will find your prince.

Tammy said...

I need a man who can climb a tree.

caspar608 said...

tree climbing is ok. Rope climbing is better.

caspar608 said...

I like a man who can make me laugh until I pee on myself
or him if he's into that

caspar608 said...

I am just kidding about the last one people...I am not into peeing on anyone BUT myself.