Coffee Talk {In the Cafe}

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}1. Soon after the kids started taking health and sex ed courses, we made a list of words that were banned from the house; at the top of that list was the word “moist”. shudder Over the years, the word has made it’s way into conversation, most notably at Thanksgiving dinner when my parents, sister, and her family were all gathered around the table. It was the most awkwardly funny experience ever. Anyway, I led with that so you can understand why I am truly skeeved by the thought of moisturizing jeans. ewww  Wrangler has solved a problem I didn’t even know we had: we need a spa like experience in our pants.  There’s just so much wrong with this product and, you know what, it’s another reason for people to hate Americans. Yes, I went there.

2. When did Oprah gain the power to absolve people of their sins? It irritates the living daylights out of me that celebrities think if they go before Oprah and confess all they’ll be forgiven. It also irks me that Oprah believes she has this power. But that’s a whole nother issue.

3. Come closer. A little bit closer, I have a secret to tell you… People are idiots! A Belgian woman drove 900 miles out of her way because her GPS told her to. head desk Her initial destination was a mere 90 miles away from her home. Goodness knows I’ve heard my fair share of “Recalculating” but if my GPS tells me to turn right and I see a lake or a brick wall, I don’t turn right because some clipped accent tells me to. Common sense, people! If it doesn’t feel right, pull over and ask questions. Buy a map.

What had you scratchin’ your head this week?

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  • http://twitter.com/Mylynka Mylynka

    This is why I <3 you. All of the above!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      I just want to go on TV and say “It’s common sense, people!” Then drop the mic and walk away. Seriously, people can’t really be that dumb, can they?

  • HollyM

    I can’t even wear the “moisturizing socks” that are supposed to cure dry feet. They don’t. And I won’t.
    Oprah. A legend in her own mind long before she became a household word. She pretty much yanked the celeb tell-alls out of Barbara Walters’ grasp, didn’t she? I wonder what Babs thinks of that . . .

    If there is one truth I know to be . . . true . . . it is that people, by and large, are dumb. At least common sense dumb. Well, and woefully ignorant of many things. Alas, dumb is in style. And their mascot is a Kardashian (pick one).

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Holly, I can’t wear the socks either. The thought kinda freaks me out. LOL

      Yeah, Oprah really did snatch it from Barb. I just wish people would stop hanging on her every word. She’s just a woman.

      LOL at the Kardashian statement. So very true.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ellen.s.seaman Ellen Stewart Seaman

    Oprah. Not a fan.

    Have I told you my brush with Oprah story before? Perhaps I should blog about it…

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      No, I don’t know the story. You should blog it.

  • Whitney

    The Belgian woman who drove 900 miles should lose her driver license or however they do it there. I have to agree with you about Oprah, also people think what she says is the absolute law. I get very irritated by people that follow her every breath like that. I’m not gonna touch the moist thing, lol!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      I totally agree – yank that license real quick. If she isn’t smart enough to figure out she’s going 900 miles out of her way…

      I’ll be glad when people realize Oprah is just a woman. Nothing more and nothing less. She doesn’t have the power to absolve people of their sins. It’s not up to her to offer forgiveness.

      Yeah, the jeans. Ewwwww

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