Wednesday, November 10, 2010


So, on the bus this morning, I was chatting with some cute girls that I kind of know, but don't really know all that well. We covered the basic "which class are you going to?" and "do you have any fun weekend plans?" kind of questions and the conversation died.

Well, since I'm obviously too cool to just sit there in silence, I had to give the awkwardness a little nudge. So, I brought up the weather. Yep. I, Elise, talked about the weather.

Now, you're either thinking "oh, no she di-in't" or you're thinking "what's wrong with talking about the weather?" (Now I feel like I'm writing a choose your own adventure novel...) Even if there is nothing wrong with talking about the weather, it's so bland. Nothing says "I don't have anything else to say but I feel uncomfortable sitting here in silence" more than a weather conversation.

Which brings me to my question: how do you have meaningful 'bus conversations' with people that you don't know well? I've got to overcome my conversational awkwardness. Can anyone help a sista out?

P.s. If you're offended by my poor attempts at being a gangsta', please still love me and respond anyway. :)
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