I am Tam

Tam_RehearsalDinner I am a writer and lazy artist who loves travel, architecture and design. Right now, I'm into photography. My fabulous husband Shannon (a.k.a. The Varmint) and I are new, bleary-eyed parents to the divine Baby Mak. We’re both San Diego natives who spend ridiculous amounts of time eating food, cooking food, thinking about food, hoarding food, going out to food, and planning the next food.

We are also the principals of a San Diego-based creative agency. So if you’re a potential client and you Googled us to decide whether or not you want to hire us, ka-ching! Welcome to the information mother lode. We suggest you read everything, then pretend you know nothing about poop, Varmints, boobs, foul language, boozy nights, detailed descriptions of gyno-trips, obsessions about body hair, leftovers, fertility or interpersonal relationships. Just keep a straight face and look at our work. Because people pay us good money for that, you know - and believe it or not, we don’t run around in our pajamas all of the time. Just most of it.

I started this blog in October 2005, when I realized my analog journal hadn’t seen any sweet, sweet hand-action in over a year. For me, that’s pretty much the equivalent of not breathing.

DSC_0480Living in San Diego is sweet, but my San Diego is a little different than the travel posters. I pretty much grew up Clairemont. If you’re from San Diego, you know what that means. For the rest of you, Clairemont was the Schlitz Light of San Diego neighborhoods. My high school was the real Fast Times at Ridgemont High high school.No joke.

A dozen trips to Europe, hanging with a crew of pro skaters, producing revolting animated films, writing for some prominent mags and befriending an edgy gang of artists and musicians managed to remove most of the dork taint of my youth. These days, I can usually go to parties without hyperventilating in the bathroom. But the truth is, the Stench of Dweeb lingers long. I have a bad case.

166Which brings us full-circle to my fabulous husband, The Varmint: He who sniffed out the remaining dweeb, nurtured it for a couple of years, forced me to learn what RPG and PNP DND stand for, and in May of 2004, made it his very own. Now, the commingling of our geek love has resulted in our beautiful baby geeklet, Makenna Kay. Those two, my crazy Girlfriends, my mum and sweet home San Diego are the stars of my blog and my life.

So there you have it. As I venture forth into my strange new world of motherhood, food, poop and practical jokes, I will be dragging you with me… Sorry in advance about your pants.

I am a writer and lazy artist who loves travel, architecture and design. Right now, I'm into photography. My fabulous husband (a.k.a. The Varmint) and I are also the principals of a San Diego-based creative agency - and new parents to the divine Baby Mak. Read More >