There are certain phrases that I always find funny - because they are preceded by something that negates them, sort of like a disclaimer. For example "No offense, but that dress makes you look fat." ergo, prepare to hear something offensive. It's as if this statement gives the speaker permission to then say whatever they want.
Here's another one of my favorites:
So, having said that, and not being one to toot my own horn (Ha!): I wanted to share a link to our local newspaper where one of our gifted local writers, Dan Woog, interviewed me for my retirement from the Marine Corps this past month.
Thanks Dan for such a lovely article. I love living in Westport and being involved. And I love reading Dan's 06880 blog and Woog's World. Let's all continue to stay involved and motivate others to do so as well.