July 23, 2006

It Was A Good Summer

As I was getting out of the car yesterday morning the Rolling Stones song, Angie, came to mind.

It immediately took me back to the summer of 2001. Probably one of the best summers in my life.

I had just met my friend Joyce and there was a small group of us that just "hung out" all summer long.

Business at Tropicana, where we all worked, was hoppin'. We couldn't seem to do anything wrong.

It seemed like I was everywhere that summer. New Orleans (what a GREAT time that was), Phoenix, Dallas, Hotlanta. But I'd always make it home for Fridays.

You see, we had summer hours. Off at 2:00 every Friday. Joyce sat in the cube next to me and we'd often just shoot jokes or questions over the wall. Even better was the "name that tune" games.

But at 2:00 we were outta there. We would head down the street to the Twin Dolphin Marina Grill, also known as "Our Place". Our favorite bartender was a young lady by the name of...you guessed it. Angie.

So that song quickly became our code for - damn I need a drink.

We had the best time the summer. Adventures? Oh heck yeah. Things I *still* can't talk about. Lots of laughter, singing, sun and well, just good things.

Anyway - as I was walking through the parking garage yesterday for just a moment it was July 2001. A great summer. The summer before the horror of 9/11. The last summer with all of us working together. My last summer in that town.

And there are a ton of songs that do that to me. Take me back - both good and bad memories. But today - we'll think about the good.

So tell me......what song can take you back to a place of innocence? Fun? Good times?

Posted by Tammi at July 23, 2006 06:27 AM | TrackBack

Oooh, I have a couple.

More than a Feeling - Boston > just takes me back to the summers of my late teens. It was hot (I was pretty hot too) oh to be young and in love.

Back in Black - AC/DC > fun, fun, fun

Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jett > I just love that song.

Thanks for the good start today, Tammi! : )

Posted by: Richmond at July 23, 2006 08:16 AM

Rot 'n' Roll, Carcass... okay, maybe not.
Tennessee Flat Top Box, Johnny Cash

Posted by: T1G at July 23, 2006 09:18 AM

innecence...perhaps Band on The Run by Wings...I cannot recall how old I was 8? The song was on the radio all summer when I was at the pool.

fun..California Uber Alles, by Dead Kennedys summer of 1986?

Good Times...Tones on Tail the song GO. 1991 Living at Fort Bragg

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at July 23, 2006 10:24 AM

I can remember hearing these songs when I would be on the tractor for 12 hours discing in the spring:
* Thank God I'm a Country Boy - J. Denver
* (Hey It's Good to Be) Back Home Again - J. Denver
* Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
* Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John (with the phrase "I'm going back to my plough")

The irony of the lyrics was not lost on me.

Posted by: Jerry at July 23, 2006 08:10 PM
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