Thursday, October 21, 2010

Whatever happened to Perry?

First, thanks to all who wrote in your recommendations for cool places to stop during Roadtrip 2010--The Return.  I already know we're going to make a beeline for one destination, and I can't wait to get there!  This is going to be some adventure--imagine me, my mother, and my sister Lori  riding cross-country in a little Scion the size of your coffee table.  We leave on Saturday, October 30--fun times ahead!

So earlier this morning, I received this comment from Carol in Perth, Australia.  Since I probably don't have any readers on Mars, it's safe to say Carol gets the distinction of my most distant reader.
Dear Linda,

After finally getting back from holidays, I have a bone to pick with you. Basically you owe me a bottle of after sun care.

I purchased your book and decided to save it to read whilst I was away. So, there I am sunning myself near the pool in Honolulu where I get third degree burns.How do I hear you ask, did I get so burnt? basically once I started your book, I literally couldn't put it down. I had to read it. I totally lost myself in your book. I haven't laughed or cried as much over a book, like I did with yours.

PS Whatever happened to Perry?


Perth WA :)
Oh, Carol, thank you for the kind words about Bastard Husband.  I really am proud of how it came out.  And, um, sorry about the sunburn. 

So.... whatever happened to Perry?  I'm asked that a lot.

Perry and I went out on an official date only once, on my 47th birthday in 2004, and then soon after he took a job in the Bahamas, where he lived for several years.  This was taken at the Hard Rock in November 2004 after a John Fogerty show at The Joint.  (My arm is not that fat in real life.)

The last I heard from Perry, he had moved to Houston.  I sent him a Happy Birthday email a couple of weeks ago, but haven't heard back so I don't know the latest.

What a cool guy--so nice and funny, too.  He'll always have the Jesus halo I mention in the last chapter of my book!