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Dio

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That said, for my job, I kinda have to make connections with people, so I have to force myself to be a little outgoing, and this is why I always carry a lighter in my show bag even though I quit smoking a long time ago
I only have the occasional shisha these days and don't use cigs myself but I also carry a lighter with me everywhere so I can help people light up if they ask. Have had some great convos that way. I had really fancy arc lighter at one point which was a great conversation starter.
 

TheGreatCthulhu

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So, a weight has been lifted off my shoulders, stress is gone.

So we fired our bass player. Long story short, the only qualification he had to play bass was that he owned a $50 POS special bass, combined with his unprofessional behavior.

So we fired him, and one of my good friends who's a serious go getter on the bass, he has great technique, great musical ear, and is a stand up dude stepped up to the plate, and now I couldn't be happier that the drama is done and over with, and it's about the music again.

And it's my beautiful wife's birthday! All in all, today was a good day. Dropping dead weight, making music with good people, and my wife turns 30. It's been a solid 5 months since I've felt this happy. ^_^
 
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How on earth do adults make friends? Like, in school it's easy, everybody is trapped together all day just pick which people you like best and hang out with them. Do you guys just... walk up to random people? And be like "Ayo you look snazzy let's hang out"?? Are we expected to select lifelong friends while still in school??? It's so weird.
It is a lot harder to make friends after school, but one thing you could do is go to meetups/conventions for people with similar interests. Pretty much all my current irl friends were met through school and work, but I did meet one at a smash tourney, so if you talk around with groups of people that you already know share an interest with you it can be easier to connect with them
If you get a boyfriend or girlfriend you can probably have some of their friends as well if they are popular
Imagine going to your partner like "hey bro, mind if I have some of your friends?"
 

TheGreatCthulhu

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I only have the occasional shisha these days and don't use cigs myself but I also carry a lighter with me everywhere so I can help people light up if they ask. Have had some great convos that way. I had really fancy arc lighter at one point which was a great conversation starter.
Even if it's just some random stranger, that's a connection you've now made.

And, in my line of work, ya never know. It could be a promoter, event coordinator, sound guy, who knows. :)
 
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Morbid Minish

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I once got to talk to the voice actor of Axel in Kingdom Hearts for a bit longer because he needed the charger connecter to plug his phone into the wall to charge and I carried one with me at the time. So he borrowed it during his panel at a con and then thanked me afterwards for letting him use it. So basically anything that people really need at times but don't usually carry is a good thing to have on hand as a conversation starter.
 

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I'm thinking a lot about Jamie today....and this week. I had a dream where I got to see him and he gave me a hug and I asked him, "How do I know if this is real?" and an angel flew out from behind a cloud and I just smiled and he said he missed me. I can't help but think it was really him because of how strongly I remember the dream and how vivid it was. I can't believe it's been almost 5 years since that day.
 

Dizzi

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I once got to talk to the voice actor of Axel in Kingdom Hearts for a bit longer because he needed the charger connecter to plug his phone into the wall to charge and I carried one with me at the time. So he borrowed it during his panel at a con and then thanked me afterwards for letting him use it. So basically anything that people really need at times but don't usually carry is a good thing to have on hand as a conversation starter.
So carry a humongous bag with all essentials in it??
 
I can be patient about mail deliveries, but I'm so anxious today about something I ordered being out for delivery because I was hoping it would come so I could intercept it before my dad checks the mail. He's been oddly creepy about me not sharing my toys with him (it's game merch) and I really wanted to avoid having to deal with that again today. It's late, but hopefully it comes while he's at church and not any sooner.
 

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