Tamzen Temple Tamara Zito ME
Welcome to the Temple,

I was born in the US in an incredible story that began a trail of misfortune.  A nurse intern, who was more focused on the hot doctor than filling out forms correctly, put the wrong tag on my ankle and I was sent home or at least on the road in a caravan with a couple called Jack and Shirley.

They would travel from town to town performing a duet show at local cowboy bars.  I’d be shoved in a box behind the bar for the show and for this I became a placid baby as no one could hear my cries over the barfights and screeching sound of Shirley’s yodels.

It was at one of these bars when I was three, as I stood near the guitar case dressed in my rodeo outfit  collecting tips, that a talent agent spotted me.  My prayers were answered because we were out of the bars and into studios with me starring in commercials advertising everything from toothpaste to life insurance.  Shirley and Jack bought a house and for the first time we were a real family.

It was the happiest two years of my life before Shirley died of eye shadow poisoning; the blue shimmering  kind had metallics in it that were meant for street cars not skin.  Jack and I were devastated until a hooker like woman called Marlene came along to ease his pain.

The joy was short lived as it turned out she was an evil stepmother who secretly transferred all my earnings into a bank account.  She sold the house from under Jack and we didn’t even have the van to go back to.

It killed him on the spot as we returned one day to find some tall white guy dressed in one of Shirley’s favorite dress yelling at us to get off his land.

It was at this point that authorities discovered the mix up at the hospital.   I was flown to Australia to join my biological parents,  Gina and Tony,  plus an instant sister, Jack and Shirley’s real daughter Felicia.

They all lived in a penthouse in inner city Sydney, a lavish lifestyle with little love.  I was restricted to the back rooms of the house and ate separately.  The only comfort I had was Felicia who confided in me that she always felt out-of-place. We united and decided to go to court and be emancipated from Gina and Tony at the age of eight.

We moved in with her aunt and Felicia had a small fortune from the pocket-money she stashed.  We  secretly opened up a betting account and found that we  were natural winners on the punt.

OK… I’ll stop now.  The story above is a complete fabrication of the truth.  I didn’t live that life but lived many others which I’ll share with you, as I get to know you all, snippets of the past but my point to the story above is that we all come from somewhere and here at the Temple we appreciate each of us has a past that makes us who we are.

We’re pretty cut and dry on the subject of people. Learn from your mistakes and use them and any other crap that has happened as compost to make the future grow.

The Temple core is around the impact of social media and how it impacts ‘normal life’.  Each topic is brought about through a SM trend be it a twitter fight, celebrity mishap or email blunders. With a satire tone and labelled as a funny blog we admit we don’t take a normal approach to blogging.   From poking fun at selfies through my mundane modelling and symbol tattoos, the Temple displays just how much we focus on our screens instead of our lives.

Many don’t know what to make of Tamzen Temple, my blog as it isn’t mainstream.  Many don’t see the sense in publishing something that won’t be read by the masses.   We thank all those who do make sense of it and take it for what it is:  a bit of fun and the attempt to promote common sense, decency and manners by ME.  (I say We even though it is purely my blog, because if I didn’t have the support to be free to do what I do it wouldn’t exist)

Peace and Ommm from the Temple

xoxoxo Tamzen

PS.Have you joined the Temple Tribe?  If you see the pop up enter your details to get on board with a bunch of other crazy, creatives, creatures, aliens, animals and awesomely brilliant people you will most likely never meet.

Don’t forget anytime you’re looking for me just type in  Tamzen Temple because I am everywhere.. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, GPlus, Youtube… you name it i’m there to spread the joy. xoxoxo

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23 Comments
  • suecoletta
    April 18, 2014

    As I was reading this I thought, Jeez, there are so many potential novels in her life story. You got me– hook, line and sinker. Bravo!

    • Tamzen Temple
      April 19, 2014

      Thanks Sue. The scary thing is, is that there’s more like that in my brain waiting to be released. More to come soon. 🙂

    • Kimberly Clark
      April 28, 2014

      I am with you on this one! I was reading thinking “wow this girl had a ABC tv show worthy life”

  • Maggie Wilson
    April 30, 2014

    Hey, Tamzen T. Thanks for the follow. I just read your intro here and thought to myself: hey, she’s channeling my all time favourite actor, Buster Keaton! He had a very similar start in the biz. Thanks for the Liebster thing-y. too!

    • Tamzen Temple
      May 1, 2014

      Why thanks. Was Buster a big story teller as well? I love your blog and it’s a pleasure.

      • Maggie Wilson
        May 2, 2014

        Buster’s introduction to showbiz was almost identical to your fictional account. He was (literally) thrown into acting when his vaudeville parents tossed him about the stage as a toddler.

        • Tamzen Temple
          May 2, 2014

          Wow you made me just have to google that. And Houdini named him Buster I just read. How funny the connections, to say I was given the name by Houdini! What an amazing story to be thrown around by your parents!! Thanks for that, I love a great story and that is defiantly one I want to read up on more. 🙂 We pray Buster is now in a place where he doesn’t have to bounce. Omm from the Temple xx

  • Tamzen Temple
    May 1, 2014

    No worries. I think I did that but have to write titles not just names. Love your work and it’s great to be an overthinker. Keep it up. 🙂

  • erikleo
    May 3, 2014

    Ah, the gentle art of fabrication, or in other words writing fiction. 😉 Thanks for looking in on my blog. (Not too much fiction on mine so far!)

  • Luna Cooler
    June 12, 2014

    The eyeshadow poisoning was really funny, but your fabricated life story was a little heartbreaking. Nevertheless, this About page was very interesting. BTW, if you don’t mind my asking, did you transfer your blog to a self-hosted WordPress.org site?

    • Tamzen Temple
      June 12, 2014

      Oh sorry, I hope I don’t offend anyone with my other world. The message is there for those who get to the end and hopefully all will see it’s a positive one. I did change it. was a bit of a major transition and was down for a couple of weeks but I like the look. Still a bit of work to do.

  • Sally
    July 21, 2014

    That was quite a story. You had me till the eye shadow poisoning! I mean, who has ever heard of eye shadow poisoning? It’s the mercury in the lipstick that’ll get you long before the eye shadow has a chance to work it’s magic :p

    • Tamzen Temple
      July 22, 2014

      It was inspired by my lack of putting on eye make up and being born in the blue eyeshadow period. I do however love lipstick, well I did until you shattered my dreams and now it will be like karma and I am scared my lips will fall off with mercury. Oh well, all in the name of beauty. Thanks again .

  • tammykaph
    August 7, 2014

    Definitely an interesting start to a wonderful life. Undoubtedly inspiring to others.

    • Tamzen Temple
      August 8, 2014

      Well probably not that inspiring with those colorful lies added but….. and there were no lion tamers.. thanks very much for dropping into the Temple. 🙂

  • jen
    September 17, 2014

    This was great!! When is the novel coming out? 🙂

    • Tamzen Temple
      September 17, 2014

      He he, I’ve had a few say they’re so sad for me. Obviously didn’t read to end. My own life too uneventful thus Tamzen Temple. 🙂

  • Kayley
    October 22, 2014

    I feel a very real urge to applaud you right now! I am hooked!

    Thank you!

    • Tamzen Temple
      October 22, 2014

      Ohhhh I think that’s one of the loveliest things anyone has said to me. Thank you so much for visiting the Temple. We love your blog and will pop over more often. xx

  • Pinky Poinker
    February 22, 2015

    Hilarious! It’s taken me ages to find your blog because stupid me didn’t look at your Twitter profile. I could never see a post link on your tweets. Anyway I’m a bit dumb being a Nth Queenslander and all but I’ve signed up via email now so I won’t miss any more x Love your work.

    • Tamzen Temple
      February 22, 2015

      Wow thanks… I swear at no point was I drinking while writing my posts… Well sometimes maybe… So glad you found the Temple. & North Queenslanders rock…

  • Cheryl @blissandmayhem
    February 26, 2015

    OMG!!! I was totally engrossed after the first sentence!!! Seriously, my mouth was wide open! Love it! Cannot wait to read more.oxox

    • Tamzen Temple
      February 26, 2015

      He he.. Ha ha… Thank Cheryl there wasn’t a lot of bliss but plenty of mayhem there. Hey that’s your awesome site.. Thanks for visiting ME. Xx

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