And I thought I was pathetic in high school, where at one time I never started an essay without a participle phrase. sigh.
Creatures of habit we are, but I need to experiment with different openings.
This makes me wonder how often I start a verbal comment with "So . . ."
I need Uma Thurman, circa The Truth About Cats and Dogs, to follow me and say, "Buttons?" every time I say so. Of course, if she did that, it wouldn't be long before they find her bloated three-pound body in a ravine.