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Old 01-22-2008, 11:52 PM   #766
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It depends on the situation, but yes. Sometimes I'm a little shy.

Usually when I tell that to people I know in "real life," they laugh.

I do much better around people I know, even if it's people I've just talked to online. At least in those cases I know we have at least one thing in common, and can always set our default conversation to that.

"So. U2 is pretty awesome, yeah?"

"Yep."

: awkward silence resumes :
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I have until Valentine's Day to watch U23D.
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I had thought about coming to Seattle this weekend, but there's just too much other stuff going on to make that work.
Poo.

See, I met you once - I could talk to you!
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I'm usually the most awkward in situations where I know the person, and have known them for a while, but don't really have much to talk about with them.
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I have a hard time talking to strangers if I'm in a social setting where it's expected.
I'm the same way. I start to freak out a little bit. heh.



PS. Nice Av, PFan
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Poo.

See, I met you once - I could talk to you!
Very true!

I'll have to let you know the next time I'm coming down. It will probably be next month sometime.
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Thanks. I'm on a huge Bowie kick right now. He and John Frusciante rock my fuckin' world.
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I seriously want to put someone on ignore right now. I'm really tired of reading their posts. lol
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I have a hard time talking to strangers if I'm in a social setting where it's expected. However, if I'm on a train, or in a store, etc...I'm perfectly able and sometimes willing to strike up a conversation with someone out of the blue.

I do not know if that makes sense or not, sorry.

That makes perfect sense to me. I hate settings in which you are expected to BE interesting.

My theory on small talk is this: It is better to be interested than interesting and better to be fun than funny.

If you think you are interesting, you are probably the douche that talks about yourself way to much. If you are interested, you will actually listen to and hear what other people have to say and share enough about yourself to actually make a connection.

Again, very few people are actually funny. I think the gift of funny is as rare as the gift of supermodel beauty. But, we don't have to be funny, all we have to be is fun. Are you the type of person who is looking to laugh in the moment. Do you laugh at what people say, do you laugh at situations, and most importantly do you laugh at yourself. If you do, then you people will probably enjoy being around you. Even if you aren't really interesting or funny.

When meeting new people, I just try to make a connection and have a good time.
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There's a couple guesses I can think of...
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I'll have to let you know the next time I'm coming down. It will probably be next month sometime.


Oh, U2Girl. Please tell us who. A hint?
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It's a poster who feels the need to explain their posts after posting or apologizing after each post.

Why is that necessary? Good grief.
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That makes perfect sense to me. I hate settings in which you are expected to BE interesting.

My theory on small talk is this: It is better to be interested than interesting and better to be fun than funny.

If you think you are interesting, you are probably the douche that talks about yourself way to much. If you are interested, you will actually listen to and hear what other people have to say and share enough about yourself to actually make a connection.

Again, very few people are actually funny. I think the gift of funny is as rare as the gift of supermodel beauty. But, we don't have to be funny, all we have to be is fun. Are you the type of person who is looking to laugh in the moment. Do you laugh at what people say, do you laugh at situations, and most importantly do you laugh at yourself. If you do, then you people will probably enjoy being around you. Even if you aren't really interesting or funny.

When meeting new people, I just try to make a connection and have a good time.
I've met a few freaks from this site....from this very Bar, actually....you can ask them about what a dork I am in person.

And, I am with you on being able to laugh at yourself.
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Hm, I guess I don't know. Alas.
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BTW - that wasn't supposed to be a lesson for you all.

My little sister is trying to come out of her shell and asked me the other day, how she can improve on interacting with people she doesn't know.

That's the best I could come up with.

I probably could have come up with something better if I had gone to college.
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