Are you ready for Thanksgiving this week? Turkey Day is the perfect time to practice your small talk skills. Remember to be patient with people and make an effort to chat with folks you wouldn't normally spend time with. For example, sit down with someone much younger or older than you and just ask them how it's going in their world. If nothing else, it gives them a chance to be heard, but you never know when a friendship can develop in a place you didn't expect it.
Here are some news items I happened upon this week that may give you things to talk about while you're gobbling down your Thanksgiving feast:
- I don't know about you, but ever since the move Titanic, I've wondered what happened to all those jewels that must have been aboard the ship. Well now they've gathered most of the jewelry found on the ship and are putting it on a display for a three city tour.
- Janeane Garofalo was married for twenty years without knowing it.
- GIF is the word of the year? That surprises me. GIF? Seriously? That's so 1990.
- What happened to these 50,000 starfish?