It was sad to hear that Bradley Frederick was going back to Australia because although we hardly see each other anymore, he’s a really cool guy to have around. I still remember the day we were told that Brad Turvey was joining the Morning Rush three times a week. We were like, “Who, the Penshoppe guy? The Mandy Moore, out-of-tune guy?” And when we first met him at RX, he was pretty out of sorts since he hardly had any sleep. So we thought we were going to have trouble with this guy. Little did we know that he was a hoot to be with. Quicker than you can say, “Ozzie! Ozzie! Ozzie! Oi! Oi! Oi!” (Hmmm…did I spell that right?), we realized at once that we were on the same page and that we had such an easy time blending in with each other. Even outside of the station, we found ourselves hanging out as dive buddies. But after he stopped radio, we hardly saw each other anymore, so it was quite a shock to find out that he was leaving.
It was supposed to be a surprise send-off party, so we were shocked when, as we entered his condo building, who should be walking out? Brad! We had to come up with some lame excuse about how we were visiting another friend in the same building. Eventually, the gig was up, and we had a little despedida in his apartment. Since we haven’t seen each other in ages, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that he bought a dog as well – a Yorkie! He’s an adorable 2-year-old named Taco. He was so friendly even with complete strangers. I hope Cairo ends up as mild-mannered as Taco is. Here’s a couple of pics:
What a cutie!
And although I knew that Brad was already a Dive Master and that he took underwater photos, I didn’t realize just how good he’s gotten! When he showed us his photos, they looked like they came from pages of underwater photography books! We were telling him that he could put out a book of his own. They were really REALLY good.
Oh well, eventually we had to say goodbye, and hopefully we’ll still get to see him every now and then, when he visits the P.I., but it was still sad to see him go. He was planning to go on board with us one last time before he left, but his sked got way too hectic to fit that in. So Bradley, we’re sure you’ll miss us a lot (hehehe…it’s a roundabout way of saying we’ll miss you), and I will remember you INSTANTLY when I hear words like, “quokka”, teabagging”, and “Oishi”. Please say hi to your lovely mom and Greg and Reiko.
Some pics of Brad and his friends: