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

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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