Tamara Out Loud

humor Archive

Monday

4

June 2012

68

COMMENTS

Dear Thong: A Break-up Letter

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Dear Thong, I think we both know this has been a long time coming. I tried to love you; I really did. But– and I know this is harsh– I really don’t even like you at all. And it’s not me; it’s you. I tried for years to pretend things were okay with us– I went about my business, usually with other undergarments, and you turned a blind eye, keeping to yourself in the back of the underwear drawer. But we were never really okay, were we? Sure, I’d turn to you when I felt like the occasion really called for […]

Friday

27

January 2012

60

COMMENTS

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Pregnant

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Every so often I share on Twitter or Facebook the ridiculous/hilarious/wildly inappropriate search terms people use that land them at TOL, and sometimes I even take a stab at answering the inquiries. But I’ve got a lot to do right now, so today I thought I’d just let the search terms talk among themselves: what’s tamara up to? harvard porn for women sexy men folding laundry. if i say it out loud in faith will she marry me? nerds are cool and make good husbands. i want to start running for exercise, will that be a sin? check out tamara’s ass. (zumba littlemore […]

Tuesday

3

January 2012

146

COMMENTS

I’ve Never

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In the semester of college before I got knocked up, my roommates and I liked to play a popular drinking game called “I’ve Never.” We’d go around the room and say something we’d never done; anyone who had done it had to take a sip. It was a chance to force your friends to tattle on themselves, to dig up dirt, to have a laugh, and, mostly, to get drunk off your ass. Probably no one who reads this blog with any frequency is surprised to learn I played this game; perhaps you’re not even surprised I talked my parents […]

Tuesday

27

December 2011

4

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My Interview at The Isle of Man!

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Today I have the pleasure of being interviewed by Kevin Haggerty at The Isle of Man! Kevin won the interview during my 12 Gifts of Christmas giveaway, but let’s be honest: If you call your place “The Isle of Man” and list me as the only chick in your guy-laden blogroll, I’m gonna be the first one to show up and see what you’ve got goin’ on. Kevin’s questions were fun and thoughtful, and he got me to tell you all about my next big tattoo, my advice on growing a blog, and my most aggravating personal traits. It’s gonna […]

Monday

12

December 2011

80

COMMENTS

The Christmas Cod

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TOL’s 12 Gifts of Christmas! Gifts 3 and 4 are up for grabs today! To throw your name in the hat, leave a comment on this post. (To leave a comment without playing, just add, “No gifts, please!”) I’ll announce the recipients tomorrow evening. Regular Gift: I guest post for you. White Elephant Gift: I send you a homemade Christmas card. (Note: I am artistically disinclined.) (What’s this all about?) _________________________________________________________ Shenanigans. Hijinks. Practical jokes. You expect them on April Fool’s Day. Maybe even on Halloween. But Christmas pranks? I wouldn’t have believed it except that I’ve seen it at […]

Saturday

26

November 2011

38

COMMENTS

Hot Stuff

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My family’s eldest generation is proper New England society. They are a people of hors d’oeuvres– never appetizers– of daily cocktail hour, of Cape Cod summer homes; you say tomato, they say tomahto (quite literally). But when we all get together, the shenanigans begin. This Thanksgiving was no exception. My parents were hosting, and there was a counter covered with hot hors d’oeuvres. So my dad, in his fine calligraphy, created a sign to indicate such: I think the sign remained above the food for all of ten minutes. The first smart alec to relocate it chose an unsuspecting female […]

Tuesday

22

November 2011

12

COMMENTS

Suspecting You Attend a Hipster Church

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For quite some time now I’ve teased Jon Acuff about being a closet hipster. With his frequent talk of deep-V necks and TOMS,* he’s offered plenty proof. But then one day, I remembered that I was the person who introduced him to the music of Josh Garrels. And suddenly the comfy, off-mainstream shoe was on the other foot. So I dug deep and examined my roots. The result was a guest post for Jon, featured on Stuff Christians Like today. Please go check it out! ___ *If you want to enter to win a free pair of TOMS and help […]

Monday

7

November 2011

28

COMMENTS

Don’t Say Anything If __

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Whether owing to some seasonal allergy or to the change in weather, it was clear that my sinuses had bested me. By midday Saturday my voice was rapidly wearing out; by early evening it was nearly gone. Lost most of my voice; am clicking at people to get their attention. Realizing I wouldn't make a cute bushman. — Tamára Lunardo (@tamaraoutloud) November 5, 2011 And while it’s never convenient for a mother to lose her voice, in this instance the threat was particularly untimely: I was supposed to help lead the singing in our church service the next morning. So […]

Friday

7

October 2011

93

COMMENTS

Grab Somebody Sexy, Tell ‘Em What?!

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Thanks to the premature and highly inconvenient demise of my car’s CD player, coupled with my inability to drive without a soundtrack,  I’ve been forced to listen to the radio lately. This has resulted in repeated brain pukes as well as frequent outbursts of exasperation. (One of my two-year olds recently announced, “I don’t like this song!” and her twin demanded, “Put on Chuck Ragan!” For my part, I usually just threaten the radio with death.) It has also resulted in slight alarm. When I started paying attention to some of the abundant lyrics about the dating scene, I wondered […]

Tuesday

27

September 2011

618

COMMENTS

Please Stop Just Sayin’

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This post was Freshly Pressed on Thursday, September 29! I love reading all your comments but can’t possibly reply to them all. Thank you so much for taking time to read and comment, and special thanks to all of you who are subscribing to the blog, following me on Twitter, and liking my Facebook page! –Tamara ________________________________________________________ Much as I enjoy pop culture, I tire of its obnoxious words and phrases. Here, several I could do without: Just sayin’. If you’d stopped one sentence short, you would have been just saying exactly what it was you wanted to say. As […]