I’m the guy who strikes up a conversation with the person standing beside me in the checkout line. The guy who will approach someone on the street to ask them where they got the coffee with the unique lid they’re holding in their hand. The guy my girlfriend considers crazy for talking to complete strangers every chance I get. All true and yet, in feeding my socialpathic tendencies whenever we’re walking the dogs or going out for lunch or picking up almond butter at the local health food shop, I’ve met some very interesting people. For instance –
Guy who lives in our building who works in intelligence (struck up a conversation with him in the elevator)
Music producer and his wife, the defense attorney (struck up a conversation with them while out for dinner with the guy who works in intelligence)
Owner of an indoor advertising company (struck up a conversation with him while visiting our storage locker)
Anime enthusiast and owner of online Evangelion t-shirt shop (struck up a conversation with him while out for a stroll)
Innumerable dog owners (struck up a conversation anywhere and everywhere provided they’re accompanied by a dog)
I’m thinking rather than tone it down, I’m going to make a concerted effort to meet someone new every day. Yes, I’m going to be THAT guy – the crazy dude who’ll start chatting with you out of the blue. Look out!
An interesting article on the future of Stargate by Adam Barnard:
A lot of ways things can go but, realistically, only one way they should go: whether it’s a direct-to-streaming film, a miniseries, a fourth long-form t.v. show, or wrap-up movie, IT HAS TO take place within the pre-existing television universe established by Stargate: SG-1 and developed in spinoffs Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe. And I say “IT HAS TO” because, if it doesn’t, and we go the reboot route and wipe out 17 years of television history, I predict a lot of very angry, very vocal Stargate fans hitting the internet.
Finally, I leave you with a little something from back in the day. Dark Matter Day 1 – introducing the crew of The Raza: