State of the TAM - 4 August

It's August. That's weird.

What’s Up?

The Sooper Sekrit Project remains SOOPER DOOPER SEKRIT! I can tell you, however, that I am nearly finished editing. I just have to finish proof-reading and they are good to go! So announcements will be pending!

Other stuff…

There was charcuterie discourse on Twitter today? It’s cheese on a wood board, how can anyone make that controversial. Somehow Twitter managed.

Please note, ‘No one buys tiny pickles’ just continues to crack me up. Mostly because I almost exclusively buy tiny prickles. I am a legend at Christmas buffets!

I also now really want a cheese board for dinner one night. Ummm, cheese and meat. Hard to go wrong with that, eh?

I do have some very photogenic plans for this weekend, weather and pandemic permitting, so hopefully some cool photos for next week!


He remains adorable! This week he had a bath, a run on the beach, and chased a seagull into the sea. A good week for a small dog!

Deal of the Week

Today only there’s 55% Off all Kim Fielding eBooks, including Drawing the Prince for only $2.25 eBook.

Painting themselves a life together will be a royal ordeal.

Small-town boy Cal Walters doesn’t know whether he owes his phenomenal success as an artist to talent or to his connections to famous people. Doubt leaves him secluded—until a lost bet lands him on yet another blind date. But this one is different.

To Teofilo Vabriga-Kastav, playboy prince of the tiny nation of Porvunia and passionate art lover, Cal’s paintings are as intriguing as Cal himself. When Teo invites Cal to his country for an art competition, a whirlwind romance sweeps them up. But it can’t last—loyalties and obligations bind them to lives that are worlds apart.

Cal and Teo might’ve found their perfect complements in each other, but to hold on to their happiness, they’ll have to get creative.

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I love this! They are so beautiful and strange. Art is always most…impactful…out of what you assume is its natural environment.

Must Read of the Week

I have been committed to Top Chef as background watching for the last few weeks. It’s brightly coloured, genial, and doesn’t have much of an arc to follow. Plus I’m a godawful cook so I don’t have to watch and get tempted to try something.

In case I was even tempted, I fall at the first item on this list. I never have anything prepared.

I knew from a young age that I wanted to join the CIA. No, not the Central Intelligence Agency — the Culinary Institute of America, one of the world’s premiere culinary colleges. I spent two years studying a wide range of subjects from basic knife skills to butchery lessons. And after I graduated I spent years working in professional kitchens, putting some of those skills to use.

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This is SO weird and so cool.


Look at this cool thing @sircepheus made for C.S Poe! How awesome is it?

Look at this amazing creation! @sircepheus made a Snow’s Antique Emporium book insert!! The box even says: Barnes Brothers Shipping! It’s so beautiful, I’m speechless. 😍
August 4, 2020