Coffee Chat Vol. 12


ONE || "Roseanne': When a Punchline Feels Like a Gut Punch
Written by Kelvin Yu, this was really interesting to read about why shows depicting families of color is important. It's not just that they're "like us" (and us being an average white family), but recognizing the subtle differences so that these differences can be embraced by everyone. 

TWO || Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens
I had been looking into new lenses to up my photography game and I finally bit the bullet and bought this Sigma 30mm lens. It's great for my crop sensor DSLR and as the aperture goes all the way to 1.4, the bokeh potential is amazing! It's supposed to arrive today and I can't wait to play with it!

THREE || Patton Oswald talks about the Golden State Killer
This one really hit me in the feels! I was a huge admirer of Michelle McNamara before she died. Patton Oswald talking about his late wife's book on the Golden State Killer (also known as the East Area Rapist) was so sweet. I only wish she was still alive to see what she called attention to led to the capture and arrest of a serial murderer! 

FOUR || Bill Cosby Found Guilty of all Charges in Sexual Assault Retrial
I was so happy to hear that in the wake of the #metoo movement, Cosby will be paying for his crimes. I'm not going to lie, I was a fan of Cosby's and I even got to see him do standup when he was in the DC area back when I was in college. Since these allegations came out against him, I stood with the women and I'm glad that the courts have found him guilty. It is possible to have been a fan of someone until you find out they did awful things. Blind loyalty is not always a good thing. 

FIVE || Vero Moda Lemon Print Maxi
I'm into lemon print at the moment - lemon swimsuits, lemon tops, lemon skirts, lemon everything! I saw this gorgeous lemon-print maxi dress that would be perfect this Spring and Summer, (especially for pool or beach days). 

SIX || 7 "Grown-Up" Behaviors That Are Wasting Your Money
I love The Financial Diet's Youtube channel - their tips are so practical and useful! I am so guilty of some of these things. I realized how much money I was wasting going out for happy hour every week and I stopped. Wine at home for me! 

SEVEN || Manrepeller Explains 'Orthorexia'
This was really interesting to read as I had never heard of this disease before! It's a newly emerging type of eating disorder and quite fascinating. I am a firm believer in moderation, including diets!