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The 82 Things I Love

By: Gini Dietrich | November 26, 2013 | 
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The 82 Things I LoveBy Gini Dietrich

I was trolling through Google+ the other day, when I saw an interesting update from Kaarina Dillabough.

It was a link from Judy Dunn’s blog post called, “Can You Name 99 Things You Love in 10 Minutes?

Because this is my last post before Thanksgiving (we have our normal guest bloggers tomorrow and then we’re taking the rest of the week off), I thought I’d try it today.

I’m going to set my timer for 10 minutes and just write. Let’s see how I do.

The 82 Things I Love

  1. Kelly Dietrich
  2. Jack Bauer (my dog, not the TV character)
  3. My momma
  4. Freshly baked bread
  5. Making bread in my self-constructed steam oven
  6. Tulips
  7. My bike
  8. My iPhone
  9. My iPad
  10. A pair of James jeans that I wear nearly every day
  11. My “I’m not a player, I just blog a lot” t-shirt
  12. Movies
  13. Reading
  14. Riding the lakefront as the sun rises
  15. Snow!
  16. Downhill skiing
  17. All of the little faces that call me Aunt Gini
  18. All of the siblings that call me older (but not bigger) sister
  19. My friends (if I get desperate, I’ll list them out)
  20. Taking Jack Bauer for walks
  21. My team
  22. Waking up on Christmas morning to little voices asking if it’s time yet
  23. Nieces piling in bed with me when they visit
  24. Law & Order SVU
  25. Wine
  26. Almond croissants
  27. Chili con queso
  28. Freshly painted fingernails
  29. Lipgloss
  30. Chalkboard paint
  31. Cooking
  32. Just sharpened knives
  33. Decorating my house for Christmas
  34. My birthday
  35. The Rocky Mountains
  36. Ice skating
  37. Cross country skiing
  38. Writing
  39. Crystal stemware
  40. Will Ferrell in “Tight Pants”
  41. Jimmy Fallon
  42. Robert Downey, Jr.
  43. The Nova Scotia weatherman
  44. The relationship I’ve rebuilt with my dad
  45. Grandma Dietrich
  46. My “new” sisters (aka Kelly’s sisters)
  47. Pop and EMIL
  48. Boots
  49. Hats (aka toques)
  50. Shirts that have thumbholes in the sleeves
  51. Lululemon
  52. Barney’s
  53. Barnes & Noble
  54. When Jack Bauer won’t go outside with anyone but me
  55. Sephora
  56. Taking bubble baths
  57. Winter
  58. Wind chill
  59. Brushing my teeth
  60. Competing in the UP steps program at work
  61. Having everyone over for Thanksgiving
  62. The quiet in the pre-dawn hours
  63. High heels
  64. Cashmere
  65. Super Hero t-shirts
  66. Kelly’s Indian accent
  67. The community at Spin Sucks
  68. Building a company
  69. Taking some entrepreneurial risk
  70. Candy
  71. Meeting social media friends when I speak
  72. When Jack Bauer thinks he’s a lap dog
  73. Eavesdropping to make up stories about people
  74. The smell of the salted caramel Glade plugins
  75. Salted caramels
  76. Sharpie pens
  77. Winning
  78. Really bad storms
  79. Canadians
  80. Making Kelly laugh a good belly laugh
  81. Black licorice
  82. Going to the movies

Wow. That was harder than I expected. It’s hard not to edit it to put in order of the way you love them versus how you wrote them…or to keep going after the 10 minutes is up.

So there you have it. I couldn’t get all the way to 99 in 10 minutes. If you try it, start thinking about it before you write it and see if you can succeed.

And, have a very happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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rdopping
rdopping
2 years 8 months ago

I wonder how much that list would change if you did it once a moth dorm a year?

Howie Goldfarb
2 years 8 months ago

Uhm after the last few days you left off dallaskincaid  drinking gross vodka laced sweet soda atrocities. You left out turnips, busy intersections while biking, and Bob Marley Reggae!
We need to do a second coat but we painted one of Lili’s new walls with Chalkboard paint! See finally something in common. After all these years amazing!
Enjoy your vacation.

Howie Goldfarb
2 years 8 months ago

rdopping once a moth dorm a year? Are you using your IPhone again to post? You know ginidietrich bans use of Apple Products here.

Digital_DRK
2 years 8 months ago

Awesome list, glad you included brushing your teeth. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

chelpixie
2 years 8 months ago

There is NOT a salted caramel Glade plugins. No WAY.

Todd Lyden
2 years 8 months ago

Why GERT why???

KateFinley
2 years 8 months ago

LOVE this idea. I’m going to tweak it slightly and share … Happy Thanksgiving!!

KateAchelpohl
KateAchelpohl
2 years 8 months ago

I will share this … and maybe make my son (age 13) do it too! I must say … at the risk of sounding like a total goofball, it deserves HUGS! Thank you!

DallasK
DallasK
2 years 8 months ago

Am I the only one that is concerned about #32?

Matt_Cerms
2 years 8 months ago

Gini, I admire your taste. BUT, I just do not understand your love for black licorice. How does that come to your head before margaritas or wine?? I just don’t know what to think….

RebeccaTodd
2 years 8 months ago

Love this post! It’s cute, I said to Joe before meeting Kelly that your laugh is so wonderful, I don’t know how KD would ever want to do anything but make you laugh. But it’s so great to make him laugh too! I love how many different ways JB makes the list. And now I need to watch tight pants again… Have a wonderful holiday Gini! xxoo

RobBiesenbach
2 years 8 months ago

I will have to try this later. Question is, with my mad typing skillz (45 wpm, not bad for 3 fingers) do I hand write it instead? That risks most of my entries being illegible.
But mostly I fear beer and donuts would take up most of the list.

RebeccaTodd
2 years 8 months ago

RobBiesenbach Now I kinda wanna see your hand written list…

JohnMTrader
JohnMTrader
2 years 8 months ago

DallasK No, I’m concerned about that one too. Almost makes me feel a little macabre.

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

RobBiesenbach You can totally hand write it!

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

DallasK You’re lucky I didn’t use them on you.

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

rdopping I am going to speak Ralph: Once a month for a year.

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

Howie Goldfarb I’m going to do my kitchen wall in chalkboard paint this weekend!

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

Digital_DRK LOL!! I love brushing my teeth!

yvettepistorio
2 years 8 months ago

Matt_Cerms I have to agree with you Matt…

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

chelpixie Totally is! AND, when people walk into your house, they automatically think you’re a baker.

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

Todd Lyden What do you mean? Because you have to do this now?

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

KateFinley Happy Thanksgiving!

JohnMTrader
JohnMTrader
2 years 8 months ago

I think this should be an exercise for everyone prior to T-sizzle. It keeps things real. Thanks for sharing. 
How about #83 be – sharing your knowledge and expertise with us to help educate and enlighten the masses

yvettepistorio
2 years 8 months ago

ginidietrich chelpixie Must have!

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

KateAchelpohl You should have him do it! That’s a great idea!

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

Matt_Cerms Wine is in there waaaaaay before black licorice. But I love it! And happy no one else does because that means more for me.

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

RebeccaTodd Ha! He does make me laugh quite a bit. He’s very funny!

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

JohnMTrader But what if I don’t love that?

yvettepistorio
2 years 8 months ago

I love this!!! I want to do it!!! These made me chuckle a bit 🙂

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

yvettepistorio ginidietrich chelpixie Target!

RobBiesenbach
2 years 8 months ago

ginidietrich @RebeccaTodd My handwriting is so weird. I use a hybrid of print and cursive. The letters are formed like printing, but most are connected in some way like cursive. And I typically omit a lot of vowels and some consonants.

JohnMTrader
JohnMTrader
2 years 8 months ago

ginidietrich You know you do.

yvettepistorio
2 years 8 months ago

ginidietrich yvettepistorio chelpixie Matt bought some vanilla plug-ins and they are a bit overpowering…must go to Target tonight.

yvettepistorio
2 years 8 months ago

ginidietrich Howie Goldfarb I love chalkboard paint! I’m going to come over and write detailed notes all over your walls!

LSSocialEngage
2 years 8 months ago

What a fun post! I want to do this too. 🙂 I can totally see how it would be harder than it looks. It’s a great list. Love that your dog is called Jack Bauer !! Was the tulip festival on in Ottawa when you were here in May? If not you should totally come back for it!  And yay! Canadians make the list  woot! I am totally craving almond croissants now and I am so curious about “Kelly’s Indian accent”…

Matt_Cerms
2 years 8 months ago

ginidietrich I mean, this is coming from a guy who loves everything about red licorice. And that is definitely fueling my frustration/disbelief. At least I am not the only one concerned about this 🙂

RebeccaTodd
2 years 8 months ago

ginidietrich RebeccaTodd You both are!

DallasK
DallasK
2 years 8 months ago

ginidietrich DallasK You were too drunk, you would have missed….

JodiEchakowitz
JodiEchakowitz
2 years 8 months ago

Awesome post! I especially love #79, but don’t quite understand how anyone can love #58.

ryancox
2 years 8 months ago

This is too damn funny ginidietrich. I won’t even mention to Kelly that Jack with 4 had more mentions on the list than Kelly did, at 3. lol Any list you can go from just sharpened knives, to brushing your teeth, to Canadians is a great list to me.

sydcon_mktg
2 years 8 months ago

LOVE IT!! I so enjoy these types of posts because it lets us know more about you, Gini the individual!! I may borrow the idea to incorporate into our annual Thanksgiving post that will go up tomorrow!! 
Happy Thanksgiving!

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

JohnMTrader Don’t give away my secrets!

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

DallasK I wouldn’t have missed.

KateNolan
KateNolan
2 years 8 months ago

DallasK Freshly sharpened knives are the safest knives. At least for the one holding the knife anyway… (Also, I agree with #32, I feel like a ninja when my knives have been sharpened!)

ginidietrich
2 years 8 months ago

KateNolan Soul sisters!

DallasK
DallasK
2 years 8 months ago

ginidietrich KateNolan Soul Felons…

AntoniaHarler1
AntoniaHarler1
2 years 8 months ago

Would it be wrong to try and do this in your comments? 😛

jono.smith
2 years 8 months ago

I think your Mom should request a recount.

Todd Lyden
2 years 8 months ago

ginidietrich Todd Lyden lordie, no! or maybe I will…

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