I was looking at the strips on the website about Mike and Dee's reunion. When Mike goes to visit Dee in the hospital, she offers her address as a way to keep in touch. Later, when Liz and Warren first meet (in the book Reality Check), he asks for a way to get in touch with her. She says, "I don't know my address yet." In the next strip, when Liz is telling Candace about the cute guy she met on the bus, she asks, "Did he ask for your address?"
I'm the same age as Liz, and I have never heard of people asking each other for their addresses. I think people would ask for phone numbers, or emails, but giving out your address to a stranger (no matter how cute or nice) is dangerous, and doesn't make any sense.
Is this a Canadian thing? Where does this come from?
Hello Lynn, My name is, shockingly, Olivia Saltzman. You may recognize my name because you have created me as a character in your comic strip. I first stumbled upon Lovey, which I have also been called coincidentally, about five years ago in March when reading the Tribune Chronicle.
I just wanted to let you know how odd it is to make up a fictional character who is actually realistic about someone you've never met. I am often mistaking for being Jewish also (but I'm actually Catholic).
I also share a very signature mark of Lovey's; the huge mole in the corner of her face! It is hidious, some people do not notice mine so much but of course, in comic strips, everything must be over-exaggerated. When reading your strip, I was about fourteen, and it scared me into thinking that that is what I was going to look like when I grow older. It may sound crazy but I speak the truth!
I thought I would let you know of my experience with your comic because I know that writers are humorous people. I am a writer myself and I suppose this would be humorous to me. I have met many Olivia's, but never any Olivia Saltzman's who share characteristics with me such as the hidious mole I have grown to hate.