Jewish Journal

Don’t Want No Short…

By Tamara Shayne Kagel

November 29, 2010 | 8:59 am

Ok so during Thanksgiving cocktail hour this year, my family took some time to run through the list of family friends we have with young single men and interrogate me about why I refuse to... read on

  • My Grandmother’s Yiddish Song From Her Childhood

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    November 23, 2010 | 9:00 am

    In honor of the holidays and the shame my family is enduring due to this blog, I thought I would post something a little more good-natured than normal.  This past year on my birthday, my Grandmother sang this song to me for the first time.  My Dad and Uncle got her to retell it for... read on

  • Why Can’t I Just Say No?

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    November 22, 2010 | 9:00 am

    I’ve reached a point in my life where I have to start saying no to fillers.  Fillers are the guys you sort of date in between.  There’s nothing wrong with them per se, but for whatever reason you know right off the bat there’s no future.  For instance, this weekend I was at a big... read on

  • Have sex with a guy with a moustache for cancer

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    November 18, 2010 | 5:51 pm

    Movember is a global charity aiming to forever change the face of mens heath.  Simply put, Men everywhere grow mustaches for the month of November to raise awareness for cancers affecting men.  And today is officially the the day that is declared “Have Sex With A Guy With A Mustache Day.”  So consider it a good deed today.

    They also have a bunch of cool events coming up this weekend including a Pub Crawl in Santa Monica. 

    Check them out.  www.movember.com

    Watch their plug here:

  • Recycling Exs

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    November 17, 2010 | 4:14 pm

    So recently things heated up with an ex of mine.  It was completely unplanned and totally out of left field on my part but also kind of wonderful.  He’s one of the few whom I’ve been able to keep a friendship with and in many ways we’ve become much better friends since our brief... read on

  • Sex Addicts, Why Stop There?

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    November 15, 2010 | 1:44 pm

    So this morning, I read this article in the LA Times on the booming business of sex addiction.  It’s still not recognized by the medical establishment but it seems like, in part thanks to Tiger, it is becoming a valid illness in the eyes of many.  I feel really bad for these men.  It... read on

  • Don’t Be This Guy

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    November 13, 2010 | 1:13 pm

    Why do men think that when they buy you a drink, this entitles them to enter your personal space?  It doesn’t.  If a girl wants to let you get close enough that she can tell whether or not you have bad breath, guess what?  She’ll let you know.  She’ll invite you there.  Pay attention... read on

  • In The Beginning…

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    November 11, 2010 | 5:43 pm

    Welcome to Tattletales!  The place where I am going to reveal all the sordid details of living on the Los Angeles scene.  I will hold nothing back as I tell you about dating in LA, pursuing a writing career, and being the artsy Jewish girl at a conservative Christian law school. ... read on




Tamara Shayne Kagel is a twenty-something fixture on the Los Angeles scene currently living in Santa Monica.  Currently, Tamara is a successful freelance writer (just ask her...

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