Monday, November 14, 2011

WHAT !!!!!! LOOK WHO'S 50 TODAY

Jody or JD as he sometimes calls himself is 50 years young today.  I can't believe how the years have flown by.  Ours is an interesting story - I have known Jody since he was just a kid riding his bike around our neighborhood.  He was and still is best friends with my only cousin - they are only 4 days apart and grew up in the 'hood together.  While they have somewhat drifted apart - they still keep in touch by phone but since we have all moved away from the area we grew up - the boys are now seperated by about 25 miles.  So in essence - I have known Jody for probably 40+ years and we have been together as a couple since 1980 when I finally saw him one day with my cousin and thought 'HUMMM' - is that Jody??? Wow he has grown up and is pretty cute.  I was in between boyfriends at the time and since he is almost 5 years younger than I am I had never viewed him as anything other than "my cousins BFF".

Jody is a very talented musician - he has played in various bands over the years and has been really missing not having any equipment to not only fill some void in his life but also just to keep limber and stay involved with making music. So for his 50th - I bought him a new Ibanez bass (don't ask me the model - there were dozens of them and I get confused) it is a beautiful very deep navy blue metallic and I think the color was called metallic thunderstorm. He also got a "combo" amp - it pales in comparison to the giant stacks of towering equipment he used to have when he was playing in local bands and doing gigs. I'm really glad he moved out of that phase but I have no doubt he was good enough to be in a professional touring band - I'm just selfish and glad he did not go down that rock and roll highway.



I wanted to get a photo of him holding the guitar but he was too shy.

Here are just a few shots of my best friend Jody.  My soulmate - my buddy.

 This one taken on the porch at my parents house at the lake is one of my faves.  I think he is still a very handome dude and has lots of beautiful thick hair - I'm always trying to get him to let it grow long again but that is selfish of me.  Who wants all that long  hot hair to deal with down here in sweltering NE FL.
 Having fun on the lake - that must have been summer before last because the lake was so low this past summer from no rain that my folks could not even get their boat out of the boathouse.
Happy Birthday my love - may you have many happy healthy returns.

11 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy, happy birthday to Jody and may he be blessed with many, many more. Great post, Mel. It's obvious you really love that guy and he sure is a cutie!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Kim said...

What a SWEET POST!!! Happy birthday, Jody!! Mel and Jody, sitting in a tree......

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh my, such a precious love story.
Happy, HAPPY birthday to Jody...wishing you a very special day!

Most warmly,
Judy

Margaret said...

Happy birthday to Jody! I so enjoyed reading about your sweetie. What a wonderful story! And hey -- maybe he and my DS could get together sometime. Two bassists -- bet they'd have a lot to talk about!

krayolakris said...

Happiest of birthdays, Jody! Still rockin it...lookin' good. Want to hear you hittin those bass notes. Rock on! Mel - you definitely have a keeper!!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday Jody! Rock on!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Jody! Glad to see he's rocking once again!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Happy Birthday Jody!

Katrina said...

Happy birthday to your DH!!!! And what a sweet post and fun gift :-).

Raven/Missy said...

Happy Birthday!!

Siobhan said...

Happy belated birthday to Jody!