I think I need a sports commentator for my social life. I know I'm gregarious and I talk a lot, but I'm also a worrywart - so I end up worrying about whether I'm talking too much, whether DH is enjoying himself (he's a VERY quiet guy, so it's not unusual for him to say about six words all evening), whether I'm boring the people I'm with, whether I'm inadvertently being rude, etc. I need a little voice in my head saying
"AND here she goes! Ooh, it's the Classic Crazy Boss Story right off the bat! It was only tangentially related to the conversation, but everyone is covering well. Look, the brunette has followed it up with an anecdote about her first job. Slartibart considers telling the group about her own first job . . . considering . . . considering . . . and she decides to keep quiet! Way to go! Ooh, now the conversation has shifted to crazy relatives . . . she sifts through her memories for something to say . . ."