Re: can't Think of anything to say
When you progress further in the learning the game you will not need openers, routines, hooks, etc. The idea is you have to become a good conversationalist, and that takes practice, so when you are out and about talk to random strangers ...... male, female, young , old m the guy stocking shelves in a store, the girl behind the register at the market , the guy valet parking cars ..... it doesn't matter , the idea is to be able to hold a conversation with anybody about anything , another important point is to be observant so you can comment on your environment and the things going on around you ..., that's how you never run our of things to say. When I was in my twenties, I was painfully shy but I've overcome that and now I can talk to anybody, you just need to work at it and you'll get good.
"The purpose of our lives is to be happy" - his Holiness the Dalai Llama of Tibet