everyone needs a good vent once in awhile

There was a time not in the too distant past that I spent my Fridays flipping things off that really annoyed me.   That meme has been on hiatus, but I think it needs a comeback…even if it’s just on this one blog, this one time.  (Actually, I believe Momma Kiss is resurrecting it…so you should go check hers out too.  She is way funnier than I am.)   Anyway, here I go…it’s…

Flip the First:  I need to flip off spam. No, not the fake meat (although, heck, while I’m at it, yeah.  Flip that off too because it is gross), but the crap that comes through my email and my blog.  Today my blog spam folder had 38 spam comments that I had to go through that ran the gamut of offering me macadamia nuts (what the…?) to telling me my post was “unique and pity”.  And someone sent me an email today geared toward “sexy older woman”.  Thirty-three does not qualify as “older”.  FLIP OFF!

Flip the Second: The bunny who is eating my front hanging basket.  Yes, a BUNNY is eating from a HANGING basket.  I couldn’t figure out why in the world my front basket was looking so sad compared to EVERYTHING ELSE in my yard.  I dead-headed like a mad woman, watered and miracle-grew that thing and still it looked sad.  Then the other day, driving in, I see a fat bunny chewing yellow flowers and my basket was above his head SWINGING!  JERK!  FLIP OFF!

Flip the Third: Things costing money.  Seriously.  There is stuff I need want and it all costs money.  Money that I don’t have.  Now don’t get me wrong, we are comfortable.  I get my allowance, but it seems after I buy things and think I am good, someone mentions something else to me and I want that too.  For instance I just decided I was done spending for BlogHer and I am all set on funds (thank you!!!),  and then someone asks me if I am bringing spanx.  Well, no.  I don’t even own a pair.  Crap.  Do I need spanx?  And now I am freaking out (more on my panic attack in my next post).  FLIP OFF.

Flip the Fourth: People who shoot other people.  Seriously jerk who killed people in Grand Rapids…what in the HECK were you thinking?  It’s so sad and disgusting.  FLIP OFF.

Flip the Fifth:  The news going crazy for this guy.  Um, that is what he wants.  Cut that out.  And put Jeopardy back on…it’s Kids Week and those kids are smart and entertaining.  I don’t want to give this crazed lunatic anymore attention.  Spend more time catching him, please.

Flip the Sixth: Prescription Cat food.  Yup, you read that correctly.  My old, geezer of a cat is on prescription food.  He is 17 and has kidney failure, so they put him on this prescription soft food so that he gets tons of moisture to help process it.  It gets REALLY ugly if he hasn’t had enough moisture.  Anyway..this food?  STINKS.  Oh it is so gross.  Every evening I gag a little when Cort feeds it to him.  Like right now.  I am typing this and the cat just got fed.  Ew.  FLIP OFF.

Ok, whew.  That’s all the flipping off I can handle.

I do feel a bit better.

So tell me…what would you flip off this week?  Go ahead, spill it.  You’ll feel better having vented.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Things costing money – yes.

    My psychiatrist.

    The constant stream of sand coming into our house.

    My psychiatrist. Again.

  2. Great list!

    People who ask for help and shoot down every suggestion you give them.

    The convenient store down the road who didn’t have my ice cream when I needed it. Yes, NEEDED it. I was emotional.

  3. Things that cost money.
    Lack of sleep.
    A rocky relationship.
    The other things that cost money.

  4. Teeth. I hate you. I hate that you need to punish my very happy child and make him miserable just because you want to come in all straight and pretty. Could you move a little quicker, I’m sick of this waking up 5 times a night to a screaming child who can’t tell me what’s wrong. FLIP OFF!

  5. Car mechanics who always seem to find some hidden deathtrap in my perfectly adequate car and alarm clocks that rip me out of sleep.

  6. PLEASE take a picture of the bunny HANGING from your plant…because, although annoying, that’s gonna be some funny stuff.

  7. Triple flip off to all the idiot drivers in my way this week.

    And oh yes, what Jaime said – picture of that fat bunny please!!

    At least it’s Friday yes?

  8. I got the “sexy older women’ spam the the day, too. WTH?!

    Instead of a bunny, I have a chipmunk. If this thing even goes near my son’s pepper plants, I swear I will go out and buy a BB gun!

    I’d be mad about Jeopardy not being on, too. I like Kids Week – it makes me feel smart when I can answer the questions!

  9. Oh I can totally cosign on the “stuff costing money” one.

    AND the bunnies. Which ate my basil plants. Every last leaf. Now they’re starting to sprout back but seriously, I’d like to use the basil sometime before September. Stinking smart bunnies.

    I love Kids Week because the kids make me feel smart. And when they get something wrong I can say “No, stupid!”. I did that last night. I can admit it.

  10. the bunny? in a hanging plant? Holy CARP!

    this shooter, it’s just insane. Seriously – I’ll never understand how someone can just go around shooting other people 🙁

    Thanks for playing & linking up! Smooch!

  11. SO feeling you! Mutant Spam Attack…Yeah that stinks! Things costing money, *sigh* my wallet groans thinking about it.

  12. I LOVE this flip off idea. I can’t even tell you how much. Since I am a flip off kind of person. I think I need to do this on my own blog…..if you don’t mind because I am PMSing and when that happens there is some flipping off going on in my head. Why not share it with others, right?
    I will be flipping off later today, if you’re interested. And flip you if you aren’t!

  13. Flipping off a $529 veterinary bill. Yeah, that’s just for the dog, a healthy dog. The cat hasn’t even gone yet. Just one of the vaccines she needed was $96! It’s a new one the city says she needs if we want a dog park tag.

  14. YOU probably don’t need Spanx. I need a lot of Spanx…wearing them all at once. That helps, right?

  15. Ha! Fun idea especially for Fridays. Sometimes it’s good to just lay it all out there at the end of the week.

    And I hear ya about the spam. I think something must have happened because I had zero two days ago and now I have 58 spam comments! WTF!

  16. I’m with you, I used to spend a lot of Fridays flipping stuff off too and I haven’t in a really long time. I definitely have some pent up anger.

    Great list. I mean, sorry you even have a list, but I hope you feel a little better?


  17. i oh so love flipped off friday, such a great way to vent without sounding to whiney 😀

  18. I’m sorry that I’m dying over the image of the bunny. I’m picturing Thumper from Bambi and it’s making me snort.

    Feel free to flip me off. For real.


  19. My husband and Chunky love spam for reals. Like the canned stuff. What is in that shit?

  20. Just don’t mux the spanx with the lack of food/water/sleep you fear at BlogHer. That will make for one bad day. And seriously they’re horribly uncomfortable.