Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream
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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A Different Spin

Sunset over Lake Buckatabon in Conover, Wisconsin.

My Quote of the Day:
"As our modern society unravels due to 'me me me greatness', teamwork has become evermore significant in attaining our goals."

3 things about which you must know in order to have a conversation with the average person whom you've just met:

1) Current Events-Whatever the awkward silence, a little talk about the major current events of the day, week, month can always get a conversation started. You see, the events of today are so charged-politcally and morally-that you're bound to get into a lengthier discussion. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten to know so much about a person I've just met just by bringing something that's been going on in the world.

2) Sports-This has two facets to it, really. If you are a guy, sports is an instant conversation starter that can probably go on for hours. Now I know not everyone is a big sports fan, and that's understandable. But even people who aren't really interested in it should still take the time to learn about the major stories that are at the surface. You don't need to know the score of last night's White Sox game (who, I must add, were the World Series champs in 2005). But, you should try to be a casual sports fan. So, steroid allegations in baseball, Terrell Owens in football, Lebron James in basketball--these are things that aren't too hard to pick up on. In fact, I've always been more impressed by people who can talk about everything else but sports in detail, but they still know a little.

3) Family Guy-"What?", you say. I've lost my credibility, right? Wrong. Family Guy is really the essence of everything funny. Those who have seen it know that it is one of the most intelligent, clever, hillarious shows on TV. I could go hours re-enacting hillarious scenes from the show. Don't like making a fool of yourself. That's okay. Family Guy also tackles a lot of the stereotypes that we have about people in our society. Talk about that. Or, what about the fact that Family Guy has the impeccable ability to say what we're all thinking but never say? Nothing is taboo. Use it as material.



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