Mixing together different spices is fun. You try to taste the mixture in your mind. Then you finally take a small taste and say, “that’s not bad” and you are happy. The mood you are in usually sets the tone of the spice rub. Yes, this is true, sometimes you feel tropical and other times quite classic, retro or spicy; it depends on the mood. It is a good way to let your feelings come through and then watch the smiles it brings to the table.