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

Coffee Talk: Trailers, Women, and Kitsch

Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks}

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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.

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you know that The Hubs and I have been searching for the perfect trailer for about two years now. Well, we finally found it and we’re picking it up this Friday. After touring a gazillion trailers, we settled on an older used model because it felt like it was solidly built and the price was right. As soon as we pick it up, I’ll get some pictures and start sharing our travel plans. The important thing to know for right now is that has a COFFEE BAR!! Want a sneak peek? Click here. Do you go camping? Have an RV or a trailer? Share your tips and tricks and ideas with me in the comments. Where would you go for your first trip?

Have you been watching the news? Thanks to Sean Spicer’s and Bill O’Reilly’s disrespect of women of color, #BlackWomenAtWork has been trending on Twitter. The hashtag highlights the various microaggressions that black women have to put up with at their places of employment {and in their daily lives}. If nothing else, this administration has dressed racism, sexism, and classism up and put it out on the front porch for everyone to walk past and admire. In other words, there is absolutely no shame in their game from the top on down. Given what Trump has said about women, it’s laughable that he would declare April “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.”

My current favorite song is Closer by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey. Honestly, I hated this song the first eleventy billion times I heard it, now I’ve got it on repeat. I have no idea when the switch happened but I’m like seriously jamming to this song in my head, in my car, in my shower, everywhere. The tune is catchy. The words remind me summer breaks and first loves. Yes, I realize that I’m 44 and those days are far behind me, but I don’t know… It’s a fun song. Why am I justifying myself? LOL

It’s almost Summer Reading Season! *cue the roaring crowds* Do you have anything on your list? I almost always re~read Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann and a new novel. Valley of the Dolls is just one of those books I picked up when I was teenager and haven’t been able to put down since. Sometimes I re~read Lace by Shirley Conran or Peyton Place by Grace Metallious. I’ve also used those books in my history classes when I’m teaching about women’s lives during the 1950s through the 1970s. Is there a book that you re~read? Are you in to kitschy novels? Please share, as you know, I’m always adding to my reading list.

Now, it’s your turn… What’s going on in your world? Anything have you scratching your head or belly laughing? Is there a book I absolutely must add to my TBR Shelf? Have you cooked or ordered anything tasty?


Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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