Friday Flip-Offs Blog Hop, 5/28 Edition

by Gigi Ross on May 27, 2010

Welcome to Friday Flip-Offs!

For those of you who haven’t visited before, Friday Flip-offs is my way of ridding myself of weekday angst and frustration before heading into the weekend. I virtually flip off whoever is on my last nerve. It’s very cathartic. The theory is that I don’t take anything out on my husband and kids, although the jury’s out on that.

But first, I need to plug myself and share some good news! I am doing my first guest post today (Friday) over at Four Perspectives. If you haven’t been to Four Perspectives you should check it out – four different contributors write for the blog and the array of topics is really fun and interesting. And I love the look of the site. So, yay me. And thank you to the Empress over at Good Day, Regular People for suggesting my submission!

Join in the fun! First, a real live working badge, if you wish to post a Friday Flip-Off. Give me some love back, yo.


and if you just copy and paste the code below, it will be a linkable badge on your site!

Now, back to my regularly scheduled Flip-Offs.

To the writers of LOST : FLIP OFF!  You did not answer the questions, the nagging questions that have haunted me for 6 years, kept me up nights surfing on Lostie forums seeking answers. You once said [season two?] that everything in the storyline would be explainable by science. Not so much.  Bloody hell, I feel so cheated.

To all Mexican restaurants in Austin, TXFLIP OFF! Our state BORDERS Mexico and yet  you cannot figure out how to create a decent burrito. I had to travel to the north side of Chicago this weekend to eat a real, yummy, chock-full-o’-goodness burrito. [for any Chicago readers, Taco Burrito Palace #2 on Halsted in Lincoln Park. Don’t be fooled by impostors]

To mommy posers at the elementary school: FLIP OFF!  I am fairly certain that there will NEVER be a school function at which stilettos, True Religion jeans and a Bebe top are part of the necessary dress code. It is not a fashion show, people. If you’re there to impress the school nurse, I think she’s pretty busy with lice and puking kids.

All better now. Now…go check out Lish at A Beautiful Mess…she’s joining in, and Mis over at Miel et Lait…as are some other bloggy friends! Link up and join the bloghop!


Elle May 27, 2010 at 9:24 pm

This made me laugh extremely hard. I love it. Also, so peeved at LOST! I’m so so so so mad! I will never, and I mean never, make the mistake of devoting that much time to a TV show again. Instead I’ll just log long hours onto the computer until my brain fries. Sounds good to me. I have a bunch of friends who said they loved the ending. I HATED IT! Hated it! And I’m a Christian so maybe I should have loved it because of the heaven thing and all. No, I hated it. If I could shout that or have it written on a blimp, I would. Boo, Lost!

Cheryl May 27, 2010 at 10:43 pm

What a great idea. Love it and will add it to my health blog (what a great destressor) if it’s still Friday when I get home! I haven’t watched the last episode of LOST – hmm maybe I should just erase it. Came here via A Beautiful Mess and will stay.

Natalie May 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Sorry to hear about LOST! I stopped watching after the second season because I was already frustrated…couldn’t imagine four more years of frustration!

Thanks for doing this meme! I love it! I have mine ready to go and will be posting shortly :)

Uyen May 27, 2010 at 11:06 pm

I feel like we are sistas from anotha motha! After watching LOST, I was even more confused and didn’t understand exactly what had just happened. huh??? As for the parents who think they are in a fashion show… get a life! Want to know what’s worse? When their kids are dropped off and picked up in LIMOS!! I’m not joking!

Mamma Town May 27, 2010 at 11:50 pm

I have to say! I LOVE this option for a Friday link up! What a great way to heave some extra stress off! Great flip offs too! So cool to meet new bloggers!

Melissa May 28, 2010 at 7:17 am

I originally liked Lost, although I had a little burning sensation that something wasn’t right. When all the tears dried, I got irritated. They completely sidelined the show with one freaking, end all episode about purgatory. I mean, come on! Way to detract from the story line you built up for 6 years!!!

In NY, it was a fashion show. However, everyone was dressed conservatively. No boobies. And the fashion show was across the board: suits, dresses, park wear, etc. I fear though, in Florida, the fashion will be less conservative and more like a pool party the same way going to the mall is.

Aging Mommy May 28, 2010 at 8:43 am

I have to tell you it’s not just your end of Texas that has no good Mexican restaurants – they are all pretty dreadful here too! If you are going to consume a million calories in one meal then it at least has to be worth doing! Maybe we need a new Mexican restaurant chain – Mom Mexican :-)

Motpg May 28, 2010 at 8:57 am

I love it! I’m not posting at my blog today so can I just flip off the high school mommy posers, who stand around in a huddle giggling and gossiping like they are still in 10th grade, here? I swear I looked over and it was the same group of people that were there 28 years ago.

Lisa May 28, 2010 at 9:49 am

i’m sure LOST will be part of my flip off next week….have the last 3 episodes on my DVR, and am waiting for my hubby to get home to watch with him! and as for mom’s dressing to the nines….getting ready to move back to dallas from iowa, better step up my game and at least get out of my sweats!

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points May 28, 2010 at 10:05 am

Grr…can’t stand mommy posers.

And if they drive the Lexus SUV…. Pul-LEEEZ. If you have that much disposable income, feed a third world country.


AmyBlam May 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

I am SO glad you are back showing up in my reader-hooray!
At my daughter’s school, they are big on designer workout outfits with ballcaps-you know to show off how down to earth they are in their $300 jogging skort.

AmyBlam May 28, 2010 at 10:39 am

The code for the image keeps coming up as a photobucket this image has been deleted thing. Am I special? In an eat the paste way?

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud May 28, 2010 at 11:59 am

I love reading everyone’s Friday Flip Offs. They’re hilarious! As for your Mommy Posers Flip Off… DITTO! ‘Nuff said.
I finally made the jump and I’m proud to say that I’m following you via email. :) Have a fabulous weekend Gigi.

Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud

Jen May 28, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Love your Friday vent session. I stopped watching Lost a long time ago. When they had to start putting subtitles in the show so that viewers could understand what was going on, I couldn’t take it anymore.
Have a great weekend!

Greta May 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Oh this is such a great idea! And I love your “flip-offs”. I particularly like the one about burritos. That is just a crying shame! haha thanks for making me laugh :)

Alexandra May 28, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Love this….especially your burrito flip off. SO FREAKIN” TRUE, YO!

Come over to my house, I’ll give you the real deal.

I’m so proud at how FOF is all over. I can be proud for you, can’t I? I knew you when, and all…

Have a great Memorial Day.

gigi927 May 28, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Oh, I believe that you probably make a killer burrito for SURE!

The Urban Cowboy May 28, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I’m really diggin the sites that are doing the Friday flip-offs, lots of funny stuff!

Closet Writer May 28, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Gigi, Gigi, Gigi
How can you say that Austin has no good Mexican eats. Come on sista’ have you tried El Arroyo down on 5th?
You & I need to meet up, have a margarita and have some good mexican. Promise!

Alex @alexcampbell11 May 28, 2010 at 11:35 pm

LOVE the idea! Will link up next Friday!

Cheeseboy May 29, 2010 at 12:14 am

I thought the way Lost ended was okay. I was rather frustrated by the lack of answers… but I had been frustrated for 6 years and I was fairly certain things wouldn’t be changing.

Sounds like the moms at your elementary school might be the same as the one where I teach.

Pumpkin and Piglet May 29, 2010 at 2:23 am

Sorry you felt cheated with Lost, I gave up at season 3, too frustrating for me! Totally agree with the mummy posers. I have them at our mother and baby group and they drive me mad!

liz May 29, 2010 at 7:28 am

Happy Lady Blogger Society Tea Party Social! So many of the blogs I follow have been participating in your Flip-Offs, so when I saw you on the MckLinky, I thought I’d stop by here!

Melissa May 29, 2010 at 9:24 am

Gigi! Look how Flips Offs have grown!!!

Bossy Betty May 29, 2010 at 10:34 am

Even I am upset about your lack of a good burrito.

Mrs. Jen B May 29, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Dang. Now I want a burrito so bad. But that would be just terrible so…no.

Aw, I’m so sad that you weren’t happy with Lost! I loved it. I see what you mean, completely, but my emotions got the better of me and I was too busy crying, I guess.

Scatteredmom May 29, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Omg, this post is so funny. I would LOVE to join Friday Flip-offs, although I know that my choices would likely get me into real life trouble.

Because…um…the people who I want to flip off know I blog. I sent you e-mail with my flip offs instead.

Tracy May 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I loved it!! my fav was the mommy posers…..that speaks to me!!!! To see them walking in all put together in the big heels and a face of make up that would put Lady GaGa to shame is unreal!!!! Thanks for the laugh :O)
.-= Tracy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday…Better Late Than Never! =-.

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