Last Thursday I went to Subway. As I was leaving I noticed a co-worker had just gotten there. Once I got back to work I passed several other co-workers who commented on the Subway food I had in my hand and said if I had joined a certain chat channel at work then I could have car-pooled with the guy who had gone to Subway. So, I did, but Friday I didn't feel like socializing so I stayed in but promised myself (and a certain other co-worker) that I would start socializing on Monday.
I made good on that promise to get involved. Monday everyone was just doing their own thing. On Tuesday, though, I went with three of the guys to Subway. On Wednesday six of us (including myself) went to Chili's. Today three of us went to Panda's. The conversation wasn't stale and I actually contributed several times. I just need to stay away from any retorts or continuations of the gay jokes they occasionally tell and I'll probably get along with them just fine. Overall I would consider this foray into socializing a success. Now I just need to keep it up and join them during their physical activity outings (e.g. disc golf, hiking, biking, and the like) as well.
Also, Panda gives out fortune cookies. Two of them, apparently, and a co-worker didn't want his so I have four. Today's fortune cookies are:
Be daring, try something new.
A friend's success will benefit you.
You are one of those who will "go places in life".
You will always have good luck in your personal affairs.