Listen more. Talk less. The few words that do come out of your mouth should be meaningful, truthful, and serve a real purpose. When you shut your mouth and open your ears you'll be surprised at how much you can learn (not to mention all the juicy gossip you'll become privy to).
My recommendation (for today):
Try Fenton's Creamery if you happen to be around SF Bay Area/California. Order the crab melt and try one of their store-made ice cream flavors. They'll even give you a tour if you make arrangements in advance. Truly superb.
Fenton's is awesome! I have fond memories of my 5th birthday party at Fenton's. I had the flu but refused to admit it and so ate a whole bunch of yummy ice cream and then promptly threw it up. So worth it! I'm no longer in the Bay Area, but luckily there is also a Fenton's in Vacaville, which is closer to me.
Oh good, I'm not the only one who thought of this.