Things You Didn’t Know About Me

A chapter not in the book Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac now available on Amazon and at Wisteria 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place and at my home Springside Hall June 6th after the Ladies Who Lunch Tea.
(May 2015) Available at

(May 2015) Available at

To my dearest children, their spouses, and my friends,
Here are some things you may not have known about me. Maybe you do not care to know. But my darlings, you know me, you are going to hear them anyways. I have no secrets, and my life is an open book. Yes, you have absolutely no choice, and years down the road when I am gone, I hope you repeat them to someone to make them smile.
Please do that. Smiles are good.
Pinky, and my, how things have changed.
My name in the punk rock era was Pinky Piranha, and I had a Fushia Hot Pink  1976 Stingray Corvette with pink sparkles on it . Ange told me never to get into an accident as they would remember me. People seemed to remember me anyways without the car LOL!
 Desperately Seeking Susan Clone
 I have watched Desperately Seeking Susan over 100 times, because I  feel I lived the Rosanna Arquette part, minus the criminals and jewelry heist.
Heavy Metal Self Gratification
I love playing air guitar to strains of AC/DC ‘s “Highway to Hell” and “You Shook Me All Night Long” at death defying volume. Van Halen, Whitesnake, Boston, Journey, you name it I can play it. How about a little Uriah Heep?
Bearing Children with Strangers
I screamed at Rob Zombie so many times when he played  a club in Montreal, security was watching me carefully. What was I screaming?
“Rob, I want to bear your children !”
My friend Jason threatened to “unfriend” me- and that was way before Facebook. But all of us-minus Rob Zombie- on the car ride home back to Ottawa had a nice Carpenters sing along. I was gobsmacked 4 guys knew the lyrics to “We’ve Only Just Begun!”
I said the same thing to actress Catherine O’Hara about John Candy one Saturday afternoon in my store in Ottawa.  I told her to relay the message to him, and she had quite a laugh.

Being a Conversationalist
I had a 15 minute conversation with Max Headroom (Matt Frewer) waiting for my baggage in the Ottawa, Ontario airport. I also did the same thing with Christopher Plummer, and Leonard Cohen at LAX. I figure you only have once chance in life so you might as well take it.
Some of you have some funny stories about me — and some need to keep quiet. Just last week Jacki Kouprie Armstrong whose picture with some of my other friends is the first one in the book said,
“Hahahahahaha, was just talking with my brother Martin about you and Flash Cadilac and he told me a funny Linda story. Seems you got pulled over for speeding in the Corvette and your explanation to the officer is that you had just bought new gas and were trying it out!!! ROFLMFAO!!!!
Photo 1-The famous journalist Wanita Bates, Gina and me trying to impersonate Annie Lennox with the black art I painted on my face circa 1996 doing a radio show at CKCU FM in Ottawa. — with Lolita Laguna.
Last photo by Sarah Evans for As Good As New
Thanks to my beloved friend Diana in Texas from GRAFIX to Go for her love and help for all my books. Could not do it without you.

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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