Bloggers incarnate

by Kieran Healy on March 25, 2004

Laurie and I had dinner last night with “Kevin Drum”: and his wife Marian. Kevin’s as engaging as you’d expect from his blog, only taller. Thanks to this dinner, Kevin has now met as many Crooked Timberites (Timberoids? “Timberteers”: as I have. I have this image of all the CT members finally gathered around a table for dinner somewhere someday, staring at their starters and sipping their drinks in awkward silence. I hope to increase my network score in the next few days by tracking down Brian, who like me is here for the Pacific APA, except he’s a real philosopher whereas I’m only married to one. As it happens, I did accidentally have a job interview at the Eastern APA a few years back, when I sat at the wrong table in one of the ballrooms. Sadly, I made the mistake of admitting that I wasn’t the guy they were looking for. I should have stuck it out and tried to get a campus visit out of it.



Mr Ripley 03.25.04 at 8:33 pm

Taller than on his blog? ‘Cause he looks extremely tall there. As my wife would say, “Who is this guy –Gojira?”


Bob McGrew 03.26.04 at 12:05 am

Matthew Yglesias and Kevin Drum, taller than you’d think?

It’s a crazy world.

Eugene Volokh is just the right size, in person.


eszter 03.26.04 at 12:32 am

I’ve hung out with a philosopher this week who has now met four Timberites (Timbereens?:), which is way higher than my F2F CT score. If I tell you I’m in Budapest for a meeting maybe you (Kieran and some others) can guess who this is.:)


Kieran Healy 03.26.04 at 12:48 am

Yeah Eszter, but that’s trivial because “Tamar”: knows everyone — she’s one of Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Connectors’. In fact, I think she knows Malcolm, too.


Tamar 03.26.04 at 9:25 am

of course I know Malcolm…

I even know Lois Weisberg’s children (though I’ve never met Lois herself) — I met Joe in the summer of 1983 (we were on the same Summer program and then ended up living in the same Freshman dorm) and I met Jacob in the fall of 1984 (we were both part of the same tiny experimental major)

but the person I *really* want to meet is Aoife — her height is a bit hard to judge from her blog, but my guess would be something in the range of 24 inches…


Backword Dave 03.26.04 at 12:09 pm

I thought Kevin looked very tall in his picture, so go on, how tall exactly? I’d guess 6’5.
I still can’t see Matt Yglesias as tall.
Who’s Aoife?


Kieran Healy 03.26.04 at 5:14 pm

Who’s Aoife?

Aoife is my beautiful new daughter, whose existence — while not a state secret or anything — hasn’t been publicized on CT.


Anthony 03.26.04 at 6:35 pm

Twiglets™ is the preferred term I believe.


Anthony Jukes 03.27.04 at 11:50 am

>Aoife is my beautiful new daughter
This is big news, even for people who’ve never met you.
Congratulations! But couldn’t you have got that one last measly consonant out of the name :-)


David Tiley 03.28.04 at 3:57 pm

But at least its not a voiced consonant. The name is really just a bunch of vowels and a breath..

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