In May 2008, I visited an expat friend in Belize for a week. She had recently lost her spouse and I was there to comfort and listen to her as she felt lonely and unsure of whether she wanted to stay in Belize or move back to the U.S.
As I swayed in Becky’s hammock overlooking the Caribbean, I felt myself slip into a heavenly trance. This lasted only a few minutes when I heard a loud Belizean man’s voice,”F**k you.” In Belize you replace the “u” with an “o.” I can hear all of you enunciating it right now. I waited a few seconds then heard it again. Was this the start of another fight like the one I’d witnessed outside a vegetable shack when we lived on Ambergris Caye? My stomach churned as I heard, “F**k you,” coming closer. I swung my legs out of the hammock and followed the voice. Leaning over the balcony, I saw a stray cat but not a single person. I lifted the latch on the small wooden gate to the steps below and there I found the source. It was the beautiful parrot in the picture above.
Thanks for all your comments on my first post about our life in Belize. I’m going to try something new. I’ve decided to post 3 times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Mondays, will be a slice of our life in Belize. I’d love to hear from you with any questions or comments you may have on the topic I post. I know today isn’t Monday, but it’s April Fool’s.
Wednesdays, I shall answer your questions with links to your blog. Perhaps we can get a discussion going in the comments section. If no one asks any questions then I’ll think of something interesting, I hope.
Fridays, A general post, a speaker I heard and found interesting, a guest blogger, or something about writing.
We’ll see how it goes and I shall modify things if necessary.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Watch out for those parrots, especially on April Fools Day!
Like your idea of how to structure your blogging time and subjects. Go for it!
Thanks. Yes I thought I could get away with this on April Fool’s.
Love those parrots, as long as they are not at my house… 🙂 (They scream too much)
Elizabeth Bradley says
When I was in the airport in Victoria BC yesterday they had signs explaining that it was illegal to smuggle exotic birds, (duh?), that they were often diseased and could spread the Avian Flu. Anyway, I guess people put them in their pants and board the planes. Wouldn't it be funny if one of the parrots managed to scream F*&k You to one of the customs officers?
LOL @ the parrot! Too funny!!
Ballerina Girl says
I like your new approach! I love to hear/share stories from other places…
I always hope mine never get boring to people and I think that yours will be great!
Looking forward to it!
The W.O.W. factor! says
LOL! Wasn’t expecting it to be from that beautiful Parrot!
I’ve quit trying to blog so much…it gets pretty overwhelming, so I like your idea!
The Blonde Duck says
Nasty little parrot!
Renie Burghardt says
Ha! An April Fools fooler!
Good plan, Sonia.
I don’t do many posts, just too many other things on the agenda. But if you enjoy it, go for it.
Do you like Twitter? Haven’t tried that. I did put up a Facebook page recently and enjoy that.
What a foul parrot! But it’s funny what they pick up. 🙂
Do you have parrots close to your house?
I love your story, and yes that would be very funny.
We all strive to make our posts interesting.
The W.O.W. factor,
I hope my idea works out. Structure might help.
I’ll look for you on Facebook. I like Twitter as it allows me to see what people are doing right now. I have to know, don’t I?
Yes, I do love those parrots.
Thats a fun story. Parrots are so funny!
Diane Smit says
That bird fooled you. Good story.
Jungle Mom says
We had neighbors in Venezuela who had a parrot that prayed very loudly!
It was very annoying but what do you say to a parrot who looks at you and say ,”Hallelujah”!
Lady Glamis says
Oh, wow! A parrot. LOL!
I think this approach to your blog is fabulous! I love schedules. I look forward to Mondays especially. Wish I was lying in a hammock. How lovely. 🙂
Jungle Mom says
Gutsy writer, You asked about my upcoming move at my blog. I would rather answer that here by sharing this link with you.
And the cat didn’t get the parrot?
Your plan for your blog looks interesting enough. Go for it! Just watch out for the parrot’s reaction in the comments section.
Hey! I just wanted to give you a head’s up that I’ve done some spring cleaning over at my blog and have changed the title and blog address. Please update your subscription lists with http://www.ladytellsall.blogspot.com. Looking forward to continuing this journey with you :)!
LOL! That bird has a potty mouth!
I look forward to seeing your new format.
One should never judge (a parrot) by appearances, right? 😉
Lovely bog! I’m also very impressed by your whole profile. Will come by again. Thanks for visiting 🙂
That is hilarious! A parrot that prays.
Hope you comment on Monday and come visit me on other days too.
Hope you don’t mean rude comments if it’s like the parrot.
Thanks for your visit and kind comment.
Your time in Belize must have been amazing. I’m looking forward to reading more about it.
Emma Rose says
You really had me going with that parrot! Too funny.
It’s true. I suppose the April Fool’s made it sound like it wasn’t, but it is.
Love the hilarious parrot… did it come from the Monty Python Pet Shop perhaps?
Love your idea for your new-approach blog! If it works for you – brilliant!
I still want to know WHY you moved back to the US… Or maybe you never moved to Belize with the thought of being there permanently?
That is too funny. I love your blog plan… but you know what they say about plans. : )
Enjoying the snapshots of Belize.