My parents just returned from yet another Caribbean island vacation and all they brought me was a stupid rum cake. That's not to say that I don't love rum cake because it is, in fact, delicious, but while I'm sitting here in boring old Georgia, they're lying on a beach somewhere. If you've ever been to one of those islands, you know that island time is a real thing. People don't wear watches, they always have a smile on, and they take their sweet time getting places.
Oh, how I wish we could adopt that mindset in the USA. Everyone would be less stressed, more friendly, and we'd get to enjoy more time doing the things we love. I have a whole speech on why the 40-hour (or 50-hour or 60-hour) work week is killing us slowly, BUT I'll save that for another day. In the meantime, here's how to make a yummy rum cake for those of us who can only wish we were on a beach somewhere...