Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Coffee Talk: Let’s Catch Up

Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks}

I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. If 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.

Oh, my word, how long has it been since we’ve just sat and talked? I feel like so much has happened and happened quickly.

So, yeah, The Hubs and I have taken to watching the news like it’s a TV series because YIKES! Every time we get home, something new has happened. I don’t know when the anchors see their families anymore because, honest to goodness, it’s like they’re always on TV discussing some asinine thing that has been tweeted or spoken. In the interest of full disclosure, during the Obama administration, I primarily watched Fox News and now, during this administration, I primarily watch CNN, but I’ve become a huge fan of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow {seriously, she is just perfect in her analysis – which has just the right amount of snark}. So, why do I watch the news the way I do? Because I already know what I think and feel about certain subjects, I watch “opposites” so I can get an opposing point of view.

My Facebook timeline has been filled with folks talking about Bill Cosby being the victim of a conspiracy because he is a rich black man who wanted to purchase NBC or something like that. Y’all. “The Man” did not force Bill to slip drugs to women and then have sex with them while they were incapacitated. When a woman {or anyone, for that matter} no longer has the ability to give consent to a sexual act, and sex occurs, it is rape. Now, the one thing I will agree with is the capriciousness of the judicial system. It boggles my mind that a man who confessed to sexual assault is sitting in the White House, while innocent men {and women} are having the cops called on them for sitting in restaurants and not ordering anything or playing golf to slowly… This needs to change. Black folks are not inherently dangerous because of the color of our skin.

The Handmaid’s Tale has returned. I have one word: INTENSE.

A few months ago, The Hubs and I were talking about how we wish that we could find a new food because we’re tired of eating the same meats… Skip ahead a few days and my co-worker asked me if I wanted a coupon for Hello Fresh. Of course, I did! But when I talked it over with The Hubs he was kinda hesitant. We decided to try it anyway. I mean, if we didn’t like it, we could always cancel. You guys, we have enjoyed each and every meal we’ve received. It literally takes anywhere from 25 to 35 minutes to prepare the meals from start to finish and everything you need is in the bag. The recipe cards are big enough that you can see them while you work without having to squint or whatever. Have you ever tried a meal delivery service? If you’d like to give it a try, I have 4 promo codes that I can share {if you’d like one, just email your address to}.

In other news, my daughter told us that she’s expecting our sixth grandchild. You guys, I’m so excited. With the other grandbabies, The Hubs and I lived in Pennsylvania and Missouri, so we weren’t close enough to see them while they were still small and squishy, now that we’re in Georgia, we’ll get to see the new one. I’m imagining all sorts of photos and things with my daughter, her husband, and their other kids. Right now, I call the baby “Little Squish” because we don’t know what my daughter is having. I kinda don’t want to know — I love surprises, but when they find out, I plan to find out too. I hate secrets.

Don’t forget, I’m one of the co-hosts for Style Imitating Art. If you’d like to participate, come back on Monday to see the inspiration piece.

Now, it’s your turn… Anything have you scratching your head or belly laughing?


Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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