let me add in something here too the game i play on mondays is a game that is open to most and the people there are only friends because i have played poker with them at this house. so it is not like they live naxt door or are good friends that i know away from there.
the players change amost every week. there is only a few that i have played more then once with.i dont find myself doing alot of talking while sitting at the table. rather i see myself really watching the hands played and the bets. just like on online poker you play the players betting style for there tells
and i use that in the home game and find that it work better there than online (wierd isnt it).