Work-sanctioned small talk for Monday, February 11, 2013

Good morning, Americans. Here is a list of the topics about which you can make small talk for Monday, February 11, 2013

  • The Grammys (sub-topics: Adele’s dress, Frank Ocean not winning anything, guess I’ll have to start listening to Mumford & Sons)
  • The snow turning into slush
  • Justin Bieber on “Saturday Night Live”
  • It being Monday
  • It being not only Monday but “gross weather”
  • The weekend being too short
  • The new restaurant I went to Saturday
  • How the snow storm wasn’t as bad as everyone thought it would be
  • How it’s not that I don’t like snow–I love snow–but I don’t like how slushy it becomes (New York City specific)
  • the trains being a mess today (New York City, Washington D.C., parts of Chicago, and parts of Boston)
  • the highways being a mess today (excepting New York City, Washington D.C., parts of Chicago, and parts of Boston)
  • Last minute addition: the pope resigning. What?!

If you work at a non-profit, as a university professor, or for a member of Congress:

  • the Hegel nomination 
  • gun control