Saturday, September 06, 2008

Pay no attention to the man behind the...

...Hawaiian shirt!

The charming and beautiful lady on the left is one of my all-time favorite journal-keepers, Joan Perry. I am addicted to her work, which can be found here and here. And probably many other places, too.

A trip to a convention put her a mere 25 or so miles away, and we managed to work a get-together into her tightly packed schedule. So I went down tonight (in the supertanker, which barely fit in the Marriott's parking garage), to have a drink with her and spend a couple of hours in delightful chat...



PARENTHETICAL OH-FOR-A-FACE-TRANSPLANT THOUGHT: Damn, I look old! Can't help remembering what my Flip Wilson talking doll used to tell me when I pulled its string: "The ugly people know who they are...don't they?"

What a pleasure to meet someone so interesting to talk to! I've long considered her a friend -- in no small part because she was one of those who called when I was in hospital (using some rather devious means to locate me, I guess) and did so much to keep me glued to reality at that time -- and was thrilled to find out previous impressions were true. She is a friend, and the warmth she projects in her writing and the humanity one senses behind her photos are very real in person.

Thank you for a lovely evening, Joan!

13 comments:

justfly said...

Sweet. Glad you had such a nice meeting.
I think you are a fine looking older man =)

WhimsicalMadCap said...

Ach, Scribbs, you're a photographer: you know that cameras can be malignant liars! ;) Besides, appearance is quartiary: it's the contents that counts!

That's super that you were able to have an uplifting visit with a friend. Those are carbonating.

DAL said...

Hi, Scribbs! Hi, Joan!

Anonymous said...

MrScribbler and Japee....JS Royalty if there ever was.

And what's with this "old" crap? Don't you remember our talk? Am I going to have to send you to "time out"? :)

S

Japee said...

How fun! Scribs came in to the end of my meeting and found me taking pictures of all the old gals. We sat outside and had a great visit. It was absolutely great to meet him. Thanks Scribs!!

benb said...

I dunno - seems like all the walking is making you look pretty youthful!

MrScribbler said...

BenB -- Dunno about that. Some days, if you'll pardon me for lisping, I feel pretty youthless!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a nice time.

Gill

Birdie said...

I'm glad you two were able to meet up. Pity, if my stay had been one day longer in SD, I would have loved to join you two, especially since our visit didn't work out this trip.

And here I was sooo looking forward to seeing you without the beard! LOL hey, don't forget... you're 2 months younger then me! LOL

ben said...

Don't you just love Japee's Journal? How can one place have so much incredible scenery?
I still think those long walks that you have reported doing in the past are doing you a lot of good.

Anonymous said...

Darn no one comes to KC.
Roz

susananne said...

Hi Mr Scribbs, like the shirt!

Anonymous said...

Ah! A picture of you!! Now I have a face to put with the name. Ha, the name -- "Mr Scribbler". Well, it works. And it's a very, very nice face; a good face, no need for a face transplant for heaven's sake!!

Again, God bless you.