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Words and phrases I could live without: volume 14


~All over it like white on rice

~flash mob


~Occupy Wall Street (Not a commentary on the movement…other than to say that I’m tired of hearing about it.)

~zombie (this year’s vampire)




Greetings and salutations. Welcome to the sink.


I was filling my cat’s water bowl yesterday morning when the sink spoke to me. Or, more accurately, wrote to me.

Now, I don’t expect you to just take my word for it. You don’t know me. I could have been tired, and imagining things. I could have a fanciful imagination. I could even be lying, inventing an interesting story so I’d have something to write about. But pictures don’t lie pictures taken by people who don’t know how to use Photoshop don’t lie. And so I present:

Don't tell me you don't see it!

If my sink has to be inhabited by a ghost, I’m glad it’s a friendly one.

(Editor’s note: The editor thinks it’s possible that ghosts exist, but does not truly believe that one is living in her sink. Unless the faucet goes on by itself. That might convince her.)




A good day in baseball


The Yankees lose! The-e-e-e Yankees lose!

But in news that makes me even happier, the Chicago White Sox have hired my all-time favorite player, Robin Ventura, to be their new manager. From what I’ve been reading, White Sox fans seem about as happy as if I’d been named manager, but I’m thrilled. Baseball, and, at the risk of sounding overly rapturous, the world need more good guys.




Words and phrases I could live without: volume 11



~”It’s always the quiet ones.”

~loose (It just conjures up unpleasant images.)


 ~”[Person] has forgotten more about [subject] than I’ll ever know.”


And a special reader request: “the American people” (as used by politicians who seem to think we are a single entity).


If you have a special reader request, you can e-mail me at leastlikelytoblog at



Words and phrases I could live without reaches double digits (that’d be volume 10 for you non-math people ;))


baby daddy/baby mama


Ed Hardy


“I’d hit/tap that.”


played in (as in, “Michael J. Fox played in “Back to the Future.”” No. He didn’t. He acted in it.)

Special reader request: reach out for

Flushing Bay


Jason Bay is a good player, and is said to be a good guy. I’m glad we (yes, I’m one of those fans who refers to their team as “we”) signed him, not least because it will, at least temporarily, quiet the annoying ‘fans’ who accuse the Mets of being cheap, despite having one of the highest payrolls in the game. But, wow, that’s a big contract.