OK, moving on. More on Bindy Sue or Cindy Lou or Windy Poo later.
I'm guessing some of you heard Scott Simon's diatribe on NPR's Weekend Edition this morning about the phrase "I'm just saying." I didn't take it personally. In fact, the reason this blog is similarly named (aside from the fact that someone else owned "I'm just saying") stems from my own comments about the phrase some years ago.
An acquaintance made some homophobic comments to me about my boyfriend at the time (seriously?) and ended his speculation with "I'm just saying... ." I was relating the story to said boyfriend and went off on a rant about the phrase and its use, somehow ending up referring to Nazi sympathizers in wartime Germany (there might have been some wine involved). It turned into a running joke between us and seemed like the right kind of ironic, tongue-in-cheek title for the new blog I was starting.
Still, I think Mr. Simon might have gone off a bit himself when he called the phrase "snide, snarky and insincere." Sheesh. He had just been tasting a bunch of port in the previous segment, so maybe he was under the influence himself. Whatever*.
*Another snide, snarky and insincere expression IMO. And I'll bet you thought I was going to end this post with I'm just saying...