Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Flip-Offs 18th June

This is my fourth Friday Flip-offs and I'm totally hooked.  What a great way to end the week, having a rant about the things that have annoyed you so you can relax and enjoy your weekend.  As this is also a blog-hop it also gives you the opportunity to meet some new bloggers.  Thanks to Gigi At Kludgy Mom who started this whole thing off, and to Alicia at A Beautiful Mess, who not only introduced me to Friday Flip-offs,
but who also answered a few requests for help to set it up properly and who will be extraordinarily thrilled that this week I've managed it all by myself!  So if you're having trouble with the code ask for help because the spirit of this is to join in fully, create your flip-offs and add the linking code so everyone can see all participants on every blog.  (Just love the technology that enables this one!)

So to unburden myself for the week:

1) To my very dear friend, who will remain unnamed, love you to pieces but did you have to tell me about the TV program I missed on labial surgery.  I mean seriously, did I need to know that some women are now having surgery because they think things need neatening up down there.  I'm lost between the tears of pain and the wonder of whether I should get out a mirror!  I mean flip-off to the very thought of it.

2) To BP - oil's still gushing and faster than estimated.  If speed kills you guys aren't going to die any day soon, but masses of wildlife will because of both the oil and the very nasty chemical dispersant!  Flip-off, yet again to you.

3) I'm still down on the elected politicians who have no guts to stand-up for what is right and for their opposition who will not be bipartisan even when the issue is for the good of all. Why does it take a war before you guys will truly work together for the good of the people?  Also STOP taking money from corporations and then pretending you are unbiased by it and sign-up to the "truth in political advertising" legislation. (I mean, what kind of a world do we live in when you have to have such legislation?).  I hope you are all flipped off at the next election.

4) Finally TIME.  I am tired of feeling I have to rush this post.  Why isn't there a 48 hour day and a 10 day week?  If there were would I still be running because I load myself up?  I need more time to smell the roses, well here, smell the roos - to watch them play and enjoy life.  More time to check out the all the lovely life here in the scrubby bush. (For anyone new check out some of the posts on Merrilyn the roo and her gang - I love them to bits. The Big Hoppy Mouse and Merrilyn's Story come to mind).  So flip-off clock I want more time next week so I can share more of the wonders on this blog.


  1. #1...hilarious!


    #4...please flip off for me too! I never thought to flip off time before, but it's well deserved!

  2. You are funny. I'm so proud of you for figuring it all out this week. You are growing and yes, technology is amazing!

    I get the time thing. I'm flipping that one off with ya. A 10 day week is a brilliant idea and with the 2nd and 3rd ones... I think you might want to think about running for office yourself. Well said. Oh, and the 1st one. Eew. Yeah, really? People do that?

  3. now i would like to flip you off for putting your fist flip off in my head! gross! :)

  4. I think BP earns the flip off of the year. Now I'm hearing about some congressman who apologized to BP and scolded everyone for the shakedown of a private corporation. Flip off jerk! And while we're on it, politicians as a group generally deserve the perpetual flip off award. They're always doing something douchey.

    I saw the TV clip you were talking about on a blog. Absolutely horrifying. Then there has been all the news about the other type of genital mutilation. Ack. Have people lost their minds?

  5. Ok, I actually looked into that surgery awhile back because it can help the "i pee every time i jump, cough or sneeze" syndrome that I was suffering from post-kids. Looking at the before and after photos scared me to death. As it turned out, I just needed to get my fat butt off the couch and exercise and magically that syndrome, for the most part, went away. I still can't walk and sneeze at the same time though.

  6. I had no idea a surgery like that existed! What is wrong with people?!?! Loving your flips this week!

  7. you can totally use my picture banner thingy for friday high fives!! thanks for following!

  8. Great flip offs this week! Glad I missed that surgery thing! Have a great weekend!

  9. I couldn't figure out how to post a comment for a few mins because of the blog hop thingy. I wanted to say about your number 2 - oil spill flip off that I watched an amazing video about two farmers who have figured out how to clean up the oil spill quickly by using straw! Here's the link to the video:


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