Tamara Out Loud

humor Archive

Monday

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June 2012

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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 [...]

Tuesday

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May 2012

18

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Tamára’s To-Do List (a book update & a guest post!)

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First, a quick update: I am finally finished with the difficult, months-long process of selecting the essays that will best shape What a Woman is Worth into the book I hope it will be– one that will both open people’s eyes to so many ways women are caused to disbelieve their own worth and offer inspiring messages of restoration and affirmation. We had an incredible turn-out, and in order to make the book a manageable size, I was only able to accept less than half of the submissions. The thirty essays that will comprise the book come from a wide [...]

Friday

4

May 2012

67

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Mr. Tamara Out Loud Tells All!

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Last week I took your questions for the man who sees me in sweatpants and a night guard and sleeps with me anyway. Today, he’s got answers! Some of them made me tear up, most of them made me crack up– and all of them pretty much made me fall in love with him all over again. Here’s my Bryan. –Tamára _______________________________________________________ bethsciallo: What do you do with the kids when mom is in the writing “zone”?   It depends– when she is writing in the house, there is typically a lot of yelling and screaming (plus whatever noises the kids [...]

Tuesday

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April 2012

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Guest Post: “When You Take Your Twins to Church”

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Today I have the pleasure of hosting one of my dearest online friends, the incomparable Leanne Shirtliffe of Ironic Mom.  Between her killer wit and her beautiful heart, I was smitten as soon as I met her, and of course I love a gal who’s handy with an innuendo (if you know what I mean). And, like me, she knows that the best way to handle life with twins is to laugh at every opportunity. –Tamara (What’s up with all the guest posts around here lately?) _______________________________________________________ There is nothing quite like suppressing a laugh in church. I do this often [...]

Monday

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April 2012

14

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Andrew Rider: Aspiring Hulk, Fictitious Model, Funny Man

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I’m back from an amazing, exhausting, enriching time at the Killer Tribes Conference, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it– but I think first I need a couple days to regroup the brain cells that I scattered during my week of anxiety attacks, sleep loss, and general ridiculousness. (And all the fuss really was ridiculous. It turns out I actually can string together a phrase without the aid of a keyboard.) So, instead of a post, I’m going to give you this video from Andrew Rider to enjoy. Andrew won the “I promote your blog, website, or [...]

Monday

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March 2012

22

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Guest Post: “Bus Magnet”

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Today’s guest post comes from Ken Hagerman of Rambling with the Barba. Ken has a soft heart and a well twisted sense of humor, which he uses– more often than not together–  to drive home great messages. Enjoy! –Tamára (What’s up with all the guest posts around here lately?) _______________________________________________________ The guy I bought the VW Golf from never told me it was a bus magnet. A couple of weeks back that little green road warrior played a poor man’s Magneto and sucked a bus right into the front fender. It’s not a bad hit but it is a little [...]

Monday

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March 2012

29

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Guest Post: “You Don’t Know”

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Today’s guest post comes from Sonny Lemmons of Looking Through the Windshield. Thoughtful and sometimes sensitive, hilarious and intermittently inappropriate, Sonny feels like a long-lost brother to me. I think you’ll enjoy his story, even if you don’t envy it. –Tamara (What’s up with all the guest posts around here lately?) _______________________________________________________ It all starts when the day begins at 4:15 AM when a fussy toddler, who fought going to sleep the night before, decides that waking up and complaining about the lack of orange juice and Play-Doh in his room makes complete and utter sense. It continues when after [...]

Thursday

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March 2012

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Guest Post: “An Idiot’s Guide to Driving”

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Today’s guest post comes from Kevin Haggerty of The Isle of Man. Somewhere beneath his unapologetically sarcastic humor is a soft heart, I’m almost totally sure. I hope you’ll enjoy his verbal road rage and let out a little of your own. –Tamara (What’s up with all the guest posts around here lately?) _______________________________________________________ A little while ago, I wrote a post on my blog called “Top Signs You Might Be a Jerk.” It detailed some of the tell-tale determiners that may point to you (or someone you love) being…a jerk. It was all in good fun, but I touched [...]

Friday

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February 2012

38

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Guest Post: “Tips to Staying Married from Someone Who Didn’t”

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Today’s guest post comes from Cory Copeland of Mad to Love. Cory is regularly smart, thoughtful, and funny. And for a guy who’s not married, he gives pretty solid relationship advice, too. Enjoy! –Tamara (What’s up with all the guest posts around here lately?) _______________________________________________________ Let me start this post off with a bit of honesty: I have a divorce under my belt. I’m only 26. Winning? I think not. I was married at the tender—yet foolish—age of 19. And though I felt I possessed all the romantic wisdom the world had to offer (who doesn’t at 19, right?!), my [...]

Tuesday

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January 2012

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Guest Post: “A Mothers’ League Lockout”

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Today’s fun guest post comes from Jessica Buttram of Meet the Buttrams. Jessica has a beautiful heart and a killer wit. It’s my pleasure to share her funny stuff with you here, but it looks like you’ll have to get your own Double Stuf yourself. –Tamara (What’s up with all the guest posts around here lately?) ________________________________________________________ So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but last year a few* professional athletes participated in a league lockout, and sports fans everywhere died slow, painful deaths while being forced to endure uncontested marathons of Wife Swap. This occurred in both the NBA and the NFL, and it got [...]