Monday, December 25, 2017

conversation starters

from The Splendid Table, NPR
Conversation Starters from Henry Alford
  • What was the best thing you ate this year?
  • What new friends did you make this year?
  • What do you wish you were doing more of in your life?
  • What was the most helpful invention of the past 100 years?
  • What was the most destructive?
  • What are the first three things you would do if you were President?
  • Who would you cast in the starring role of a movie about your mother?
  • Describe your own version of heaven.
  • In a world with laser surgery, space travel, and aerosol cheese... why hasn't anyone invented a pill that makes you feel like you got a good night's sleep?
  • How might the world be made better if, outside of crises, the entire country had a 24 hour-long global moratorium on talking?
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Some additional conversation starters from The Splendid Table
  • What do you like most about yourself?
  • Did you ever get into trouble as a kid? 
  • Did you/do you like school? 
  • Who was your most memorable teacher?
  • Tell the story of your first kiss.
  • If you could do anything, now, what would you do? 
  • What age were you when you really knew who you were?
  • What was your first job? 
  • Do you have any phobias? 
  • What do you find the most attractive in the opposite sex?
  • Do you like to flirt?
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." - from A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf