I forgot to mention the Times writer I spoke to the other night at the Altman dinner, but apparently she didn't forget me. I wish I could say that I was misquoted, but unfortunately, that's how I talk. Either way, thanks for the plug, Paula Schwartz! Next time, I promise to (try to) be more eloquent.
That said, I'm sure the Sandcastle office has put a ban on my appearance at all forthcoming events. Sorry, y'all!
In the back room, there was Mr. Altman, looking slender and sitting among his old friends — his wife and other family members, designers, producers, BOB BALABAN — and a kids' table, where we met MICHAEL TULLY, a young man who introduced himself as the director of "Cocaine Angel," which, he explained, was "a sort of darker side of sadness."