3 great questions that will improve your holiday small talk

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details The holiday season has arrived, and with it, the opportunity (let’s be positive) of making chit chat with co-workers, acquaintances, and cousin’s fiancés at the inevitable holiday parties that we’ll be attending. For some, the awkward small talk is a painful journey that must be travelled down in order for the holidays to arrive. Personally, I love reflecting on awkward situations, so it’s totally worth it for me. If you’re not a huge fan of these short talks, here are three questions that can begin a conversation you won’t totally regret.I need a new show. What are you watching?: This question is money in the bank. We all love TV, especially binge watching a new season. We have to wait 364 days for the new season of Stranger Things to come out (I’m assuming we all watched Season 2 in one day), so there’s always a need for a new show. If you’re not yet streaming, it’s time to ditch the dish. Knock that thing off the house and get lost in Netflix. It’ll provide you with an abundance of conversation starters next time your in-laws are in town.Have you tried (insert restaurant name here)?: Another thing we love is food. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and that’s definitely true. I could talk about my favorite restaurants for hours. If you find yourself next to the cheese platter, standing alone with your aunt’s new husband, this is probably a good avenue to explore. You may be pleasantly surprised to find a shared love of smoked meats, or even better, discover a new BBQ joint you hadn’t heard about yet.Have you ever seen anyone famous? Not everyone has met someone famous, but a lot of people have at least seen someone famous. While you may not get a ton of “I got stuck in an elevator with Robert Downey Jr.” stories, you may at least get a few “I passed Maura Tierney on the sidewalk in NYC once.” A great story is a long shot, but it sure beats talking about the weather.last_img read more

Group plans march in support of expanded background checks for gun purchases public and private

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Today, We Live Inc., organizers of the Indianapolis Student March For Our Lives last year, announced that they are organizing a march in support of pending legislation requiring background checks on all gun sales. The event will be held on Saturday, March 2 at noon on the west side of the Indiana Statehouse.Private sales, which currently do not require a criminal background check, would require the buyer and seller to complete the transaction through a licensed federal firearms dealer subject to a background check.About We Live, Incorporated:  After losing two loved ones to gun violence in May of 2017, a group of students from Warren Central High School (Indianapolis, IN) decided to start a movement called We LIVE Indy coming out against youth violence. LIVE stands for ‘Linked To Intercept Violence Everywhere’. We LIVE Incorporated is officially led by 6 student board members with the guidance of an adult liaison. Each chapter, school, church, etc., requires its own student and adult leadership which the board oversees.last_img read more

Graphical breakdown of Syracuse’s 66-62 win over No. 9 Virginia

first_imgSyracuse (15-9, 7-4 Atlantic Coast) beat No. 9 Virginia (17-5, 7-3), using a massive run in the second half to complete the comeback. Here are key statistics from the game. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 4, 2017 at 3:40 pm Contact Kiran: [email protected]center_img Commentslast_img

‘Throw your weight behind Black Stars’- Herbert Mensah

first_imgFormer chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Herbert Kwabena Amponsah Mensah has urged Ghanaians to rally their support behind the Black Stars of Ghana and cheer them to victory in ongoing 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.According to the President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), everyone should forgive and forget about what happens in Brazil and stand proud as a patriotic Ghanaian and  support the  4 times Africa champions.The Black Stars are said   not enjoying the massive support they used to get some time back ahead of their AFCON 2015 opener against the Teranga Lions of Senegal.This is as a result of their abysmal performance they displayed during the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup when government of Ghana had to airlift over $4m to the team camp to settle appearance fees of the players because they had refused to train on 2 occasions before Ghana played against Portugal in Brasilia.In an exclusive interview with Kwadwo Mensah Moshosho, the host of Asempa FM’s Ultimate Sports Morning Show on Monday, the experience football administrator advised Ghanaians to put their differences behind them and be patriotic enough to support Black Stars to victory“I will like to say that we are Ghanaians, let us put on the shirt of Ghana because it does not matter what you feel and how you about the players and the FA”. “This is the time we need to be patriotic and have to be proud as Ghanaians.  We can have our discussions behind the scenes but for the tournament let us put on our shirt as Ghanaians; go out and support the team”. He added.last_img read more