I was listening to an oldies station this morning on the radio. There was a slew of songs from the late 1970s, beginning with Donna Summer’s “Dim All The Lights,” moving on to Barry White’s “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything,” and ending with James Taylor’s “You’ve Got A Friend”. Those songs took me right back to my junior high and high school years. They made me think of my high school best friend, Mel (a girl), with whom I sang in Choir, acted with in all the school musicals, and raised a little hell. I haven’t heard from her in a while, but those songs brought her to the top of my thoughts. I’m going to email her and see how she’s doing.
The songs also reminded me of my dear friend, Spy. We met in Spanish class in junior high and have been friends for more than 30 years. Truth be told, I had a big crush on him then. He knew it; he knows it, and we’ve laughed a lot about it. Spy is an interesting fellow: straight and single at the age of 45. He has a Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and two Master’s Degrees from there. His field is forensic science, and he had many interesting jobs with the federal government. He’s retired from government service and doing very well consulting in his field.
Spy has traveled the world — we share a love of adventure — but he developed a decidedly unorthodox interest in “clothing-optional” vacations. An article in the April 25, 2008 New York Times, which discussed the increased popularity of nudist resorts, suddenly made me think of Spy. I’m going to email him a copy of the article and then noodge him a little. 😉
The radio made me do it!