August 10, 2004


In Los Angeles, imposing on Matt Welch and Emmanuelle Richard. Read Emmanuelle’s multilingual account of last night’s all-blog BBQ extravaganza, which featured spectacular contributions from Tony Pierce, among many others.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 10, 2004 10:20 AM

Yo, Skippy - drop me a line if you're going to pass thru Chicago. Exciting automotive things are afoot.

Posted by: iowahawk at August 10, 2004 at 10:40 AM

the pleasure was all ours

Posted by: tony at August 10, 2004 at 11:20 AM

TIM! Great to hear you're in LA!

If you are free and not about to leave town, email me. There must be some other bloggers around who'd want to meet you too. This is what, your third time here??

Posted by: Dr Alice at August 10, 2004 at 11:23 AM

If you've never eaten at a Tommy's, get to one this time. Find out what makes us 'Murican's the ass kickin'est people on the planet.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at August 10, 2004 at 11:48 AM

He had a Tommy's #1 just yesterday, in Eagle Rock....

Posted by: Matt Welch at August 10, 2004 at 12:02 PM

Tim — Don't forget to hit Musso & Franks in Hollywood, it's traditional! And Bob's Big Boy in Burbank on Sunday when the classic cars are there.

Oh, and the President is going to be in Santa Monica AirportThursday and there's going to be a big demonstration/counterdemonstration, starting around 3-ish...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at August 10, 2004 at 01:19 PM

Tim, if you're not doing anything on Saturday, I could use some help moving some of my stuff to my new place in Sunset Beach. I've got the truck, I just need a strong back. There's a great diner, the Harbor House, in Sunset and I might even pay for your meal. I figure you probably don't have anything better to do.

On second thought, I guess it's a little early in our *relationship* to be asking you to help me move. Maybe I'll get you to help the next time around.

Posted by: Polly at August 10, 2004 at 04:45 PM

I came by to say hi -- fun talking to you at Welch's -- but I didn't know you were running an errand board. I need my oil changed and my house painted. What time will you be over?

Posted by: Amy Alkon at August 11, 2004 at 12:26 AM

Tim, I desperately need a back rub. Meet me at the usual place. Thanks, JK.

Posted by: John Kerry at August 11, 2004 at 01:14 AM

Cathy Seipp has a touching account of the evening in which Tim reveals that "his 12 cousins, who grew up on a remote farm in Australia with only each other to talk to, developed a peculiar lingo of their own, with weird insults ("Spoon!") that no one else could understand."

Posted by: Emmanuelle at August 11, 2004 at 01:26 PM