Jewish Journal

  • What Does a Girl Have To Do These Days To Get Dumped?

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    December 13, 2010 | 9:30 am

    Here’s the scenario.  You meet someone you think you could like.  You’ve hung out three or four times, maybe a few dates and then meeting up with his friends for drinks.  You start to think you do like him.  You start opening up, talking about your family or dreams or whatever it is... read on

  • Going Solo

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    December 10, 2010 | 9:30 am

    One of the best things about being single, is that you can show up to things alone.  I know some girls complain about not having an auto-date for every function, but they just need to get over their insecurities and realize what they’re missing out on.

    This week has already been a... read on

  • Sugar Daddy vs. Law School Lackey

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    December 6, 2010 | 9:30 am

    I’m in the middle of studying for law school finals right now which means I’m close to suicidal.  Actually, I should be but I’m really just procrastinating – the joys of being a 3L I guess.  Every year, about this time, as I’m hating law school finals like the fat girls in... read on

  • Missed Connections

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    December 3, 2010 | 9:00 am

    I was reminded recently of one of the worst dates I ever went on and thought I’d share.  A little while back, this guy, let’s call him Matt, asked me out.  He was a lawyer with a degree from a fancy school whom I had met a few times before on the local Venice scene cause we had... read on

  • 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 date them.  I tried to explain why there was no future with a door-to-door insurance salesman... 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

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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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