Living Outside the Stacks

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Coffee Talk: Sickness, Faith, and How to Deal with the Police

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. In case you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

1. Can we talk about the Ebola situation? Part of me thinks it’s another manufactured epidemic to keep the focus off the “real” issues, but another part of me is like, ummmm, why haven’t we stopped people from returning to this country who’ve been in one of these stricken countries? And don’t tell me we can’t just turn people away. Uh, yeah, we can. Seriously, have you people never seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes? It all starts with one cough. I mean, Thomas Eric Duncan has died. Spain just killed that nurse’s dog because of Ebola. And now a sheriff’s deputy is under observation… Yet the authorities keep saying that the virus is not easily transmittable. Methinks the people in charge have no idea what they’re talking about…

2. The family and I went to see Left Behind over the weekend. If you saw the original, stick with that version. I’m not sure what message the producers/actors/writers were trying to get out but the message of Christ’s redemptive love was not it. There were 3 “Christians” in the movie:

  1. the witness at the airport who was openly hostile and had an attitude from the jump
  2. Irene who was labeled as “crazy” by her family and didn’t seem to have any real purpose except to serve as the crazy family member that everyone talks about
  3. Pastor Bruce who preached the word but didn’t live the word

I think more focus should have been placed on why the Rapture happened and the events ~ the panic ~ that ensued after millions of people disappeared. Instead what we got was a plane based “thriller” with a Christian label. It takes more than mentioning Christ’s name a few times and showing a Bible for a movie to be Christian.

There was absolutely no doctrine to this movie. At all.

And Nicolas Cage? Really?

3. I know I’ve discussed this before, but when the police pull you over {whether you feel you have done anything wrong or not} you need to pull over and comply with their requests. And before anybody says I don’t know what it’s like to be pulled over and scared, I do. I have been pulled over and questioned for no reason. I have been followed through stores. I’ve been falsely accusedI understand the fear. And in each situation I complied with the officers’ requests and dealt with {their} wrongdoings at a later time when things had de~escalated, which is why I’m able to sit here and type what I’m about to type. If you get pulled over, if the police tell you to stop, just do it. Even if you feel it’s an unwarranted stop, don’t get combative, don’t argue, just do what the officer says and then fix the situation later. No matter how you feel, the police are in the position of power and the more you question, the more you refuse to comply, the greater the chances of you getting hurt. After the police have finished with you, make note of everything that happened and then go to the police station to file a report or talk to a lawyer but DO NOT TRY TO HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS ON THE STREET. It will not end well for you. Y’all, I’m just tired of people getting shot, tased, beaten up, etc.

Talk to me, what’s got you scratching your head?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Coffee Talk: Passenger Shaming, Fence Jumping, and Purple Streaks

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. In case you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

1. Do you fly? Have you ever flown with any of these types of passengers? If not, consider yourself lucky. Apparently being a butt on an airplane is so much a thing now that a flight attendant launched a site called Passenger Shaming to out airborne evil doers. Normally, I’d be all for protecting people’s personal spaces, habits, identities, etc. but when you see the kind of vileness that is happening on some flights, I say put the offender’s photo on a billboard, write his or her name on a “no fly list”, make that nastiness go viral. Seriously, who are these people and how do we go about getting their parents’ addresses so they can see exactly what they raised?

Or, better yet, how about if some news organization {Jesse Watters from “Watters’ World” I’m looking at you} tracks one of these yahoos down and questions them on TV about their bad behavior?

2. So, um, the White House fence jumper apparently got all. the. way. into. the White House. Duuude, where was the Secret Service? Shouldn’t someone have stopped this guy way before he jumped the fence or very soon thereafter? What happened to the Secret Service Agents who used to vow to take one for the President? Is he now on his own? And why why why did initial reports laud the Secret Service for using restraint during this whole event? Seriously, they should’ve released the hounds. That’s one of those cases of shoot first and ask questions later.

3. Last night I tried to add purple streaks to my hair. It didn’t work. I used Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash~Out in Purple Mania. I should’ve known when it said that you didn’t have to rinse it out that something hinky was going on. It’s basically liquid chalk and left my hair feeling dry, brittle, and matted. I decided to leave it be for the night and see how it looked this morning after a “real” styling. Not much better. Tonight I’ll be washing it out {it says it lasts about 2~3 shampoos}. Even if it doesn’t all come out, I hope the ratty feel will be gone. Moral of the story? Don’t take the cheap way out. If you want to play with color, go big or go home. In other words, dye it!

Talk to me, what’s got you scratching your head?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Coffee Talk: Let’s Talk about Jada

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. In case you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

1. The Hoff and The Biebs shot a music video together? weeps

2. And in the tasteless and crass department, did you see the news reporter who quit her job. On air. By using the “F” word. Seriously? I know we’ve all been there. We’ve all had a day, a week, a month at our jobs where we’ve just wanted to walk in, tell everyone off, and leave in an epic fashion but most of us know better. And, really? Did she quit over marijuana?

3. Did you watch Gotham last night? All I can say is Jada Pinkett~Smith is definitely the break out star. She’s all kinds of bat guano crazy. Who else can beat a man in the pouring rain and then tell her manservant to make sure her hair doesn’t get frizzy? I can’t wait to see what else she does… On a side note, it’s so fun to see the beginnings of some familiar characters.

Talk to me, what’s got you scratching your head?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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