Friday Flip Offs #13

With Friday comes Friday Flip Offs, which I love. It’s a great way to vent my frustrations without sounding like a complete and total whiner. My good friend Gigi over at Kludgy Mom is the genius behind Friday Flip Offs, but she is super busy right now preparing for the launch of her 6 week program Back To School, Back to Blogging. What? You don’t know what it is? It’s a blog improvement program, and it’s going to be awesome. Please go check it out!

In honor of Momma Kiss

So in the meantime, Gigi has handed off the reins for Friday Flip Offs to one of my favorite bloggers…Momma Kiss! Head on over to her place to link up!

As usual, I’m flipping off laundry. Nuff said.

I’d also like to flip off the heat, because really…it’s disgusting. The kids want to be outside They apparently don’t care that it’s 100+ degrees out. So to the heat – please, go away now. I’m flipping you off!

Spam bots on Twitter….flip off! I hate that you follow me and then send out re-tweets of tweets I never even tweeted that sends people to your stupid sites. I am getting rid of you as I find you, and I will find you! In the meantime, flip off!

Last but not least, to the truck driver in the 18 wheeler yesterday that blocked the intersection so that I couldn’t make a left turn onto the freeway. I completely missed the light. It was a crap thing for you to do and I’m flipping you off!

But I want to end on a happy note. After weeks, yes weeks, of waiting, the passion vine has finally bloomed!

What are your big plans for Labor Day Weekend? Going away? Having a party? No, we aren’t doing either of those things. But we’ll still have a good weekend. Enjoy the long weekend!
And so it goes…


  1. Dazee Dreamer says:
    Oh, 18 wheeler. How I hate thee. Too bad you didn't have your camera. I did this morning and the lucky driver will be treated to a fine flip off from me.

    That flower is beautiful
  2. Spam bots? Really? UGH. LOVE that flower. OMG. And I'll be at soccer ALL WEEKEND LONG. I should really be flipping things off, but I had other things on my mind. I guess it's one giant flip.
  3. Sluiter Nation says:
    I LOVE that flower!

    Spam bots are annoying and 18-wheelers who forget how to use intersections annoy the crap out of me too!

    I am actually skipping flip-offs this week. Didn't seem right to follow up all my thankfulness with a bunch of eff-you's to things. So i shall take a break...and I am sure after the first week of high schoolers i will have LOTS to flip off! Ha!
  4. Totally hate the spam bots and the heat! It's supposed to be 98 tomorrow. Without the heat index. YUCK.
  5. Amazing flower! I remember the first time I saw one of these vines (it was HUGE) I stood there for over an hour just admiring all these weird, exotic flowers.

    I'm flipping off work today. Working from home it great!

  6. Allyson & Jere says:
    Heat always deserves a flip off. Freakin heat. Seriously.

    BUT, your flowers are beautiful, LURVE them. We used to have those next to our pool when I was growin up. This picture took me back in time, happy pool memories.

    Come by, I wrote the story of my friends little boy.
  7. I am flipping off that last bit of loony "summer's running out" energy that has infected both of my daughters this week. They are excited to go back to school and yet frantic to enjoy these last few days to the fullest.

    They are bouncing of the walls of our neighborhood.

  8. Spam bots??? I knew there was a reason why I don't twitter!! ANd that flower is sublime!! Have a lovely weekend...sweat a little for me..m'kay!
  9. Nina @ Momma Go Round says:
    OMG that flower is insanely beautiful! Where did you find the seed/bulb/whatev to grow that?

    I agree with flipping off the heat... too much forced time inside is killing me!
  10. ohmycrap that's the prettiest flower I've ever seen!

    aaand my labor day plans are my dirty 30 birthday party, babay! oh yeah!
  11. moveovermarypoppins says:
    That is, indeed, a passionate flower.

    I don't think I can grow that in New England, either.

    Le. Sigh.
  12. That flower is AMAZING!

    I didn't realize that the spam bots retweeted tweets. I think I have a lot of spam bots.
  13. That flower is stunning! I've never seen one of those before. Thanks for sharing :)
  14. Oh no you did'nt! I LOVE that baked dude! Sigh. Made my day.

    Now send me some flowers will ya?
  15. Oh, I love your flower. Thank you for the shout out lady, I am so excited for the challenge to get started!!!!

    I'm with you on the heat. it's been miserable here in Austin. Yesterday my kids decided they wanted to spend an hour digging for rocks outside. At 4p.m. The hottest, most humid part of the day. I lasted 10 minutes. :)
  16. Gorgeous flower and I'm sooo sick of the heat! I'm always so over summer by the time September rolls around altough we continue to have hot weather up into October. No big plans for Labor Day either. Hope yours is happy!
  17. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    It's the 50th birthday weekend.

    So...I'm in full party planning mode.

    Meatball sandwiches for 35 people.

    I can do it.
  18. I'm pretty sure Spam Bots make up the majority of my followers. Save for my BFFs of course! ;-P

    And D1 likes to go outside and play, which means bath time every single day!
  19. Spambots, eh...see, even the name implies cuteness. Yes, you should hunt them down and destroy! Sounds a little too "Stepford-ish" for my liking!
  20. How is it possible that kids do not feel heat? Or cold for that matter? I alternate between the two as I spend hours at the park wishing I were anywhere else. I flip off the park!

    Have a great weekend!
  21. Aging Mommy says:
    I have no idea what a spam bot is but it sounds very ugly, I hope you knock them dead! Lovely photos of your flowers! Have a wonderful holiday weekend.
  22. Gorgeous flower! I haven't seen one of those before. They look tricky to grow.
  23. Remember last spring when you were taunting me with your southern CA weather? It's mid 80's with a light breeze here today - ha!
  24. That flower is amazing! And yes, heat be gone.
  25. fyi?
    andygirl stole my phrase "oh my crap"

    that's what i wanted to say

    that's all.
  26. Annoying spam bots. I didn't realize they were so evil & insidious. Together we will defeat their little spammy fannies! Thanks for the picture of the pretty purple flower. It helped diffuse my fury. :)
  27. Sharlene T. says:
    I've always loved passion flowers... be nice and give the ladies the story behind passion flowers... exactly what are spam bots 'cause I'm sure I want to get rid of them, too... they sound irritating...
  28. DIAPERS in the DESERT says:
    The flower is just stunning... I have never heard of them.
  29. Bethany @ Organic Enchilada says:
    That's the most amazing flower I've ever seen. Period. Cool pic!
  30. I can't stand the heat either. It drives me crazy. It's been chilly along the coast until noon/1:00 both days this summer and then it's broiling.

    Beautiful passion vine. Don't think I have ever seen one.