Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: A Blind Dog and a Phone Talking Elephant

By: Gini Dietrich | March 30, 2012 | 

Holy. Cow. What a week!

You know how I say I’m an introvert and all of you exclaim, “No way!”?

Well, today is very apparent I am introvert. I haven’t had more than three hours of sleep since Sunday night. I spoke yesterday morning, attended the conference, had dinner with my fellow speakers and the conference sponsors, and then I thought for sure I’d hit the wall.

Nope. Super bad jet lag. Still.

So I’m very much looking forward to being home in my own bed and getting out on my bike tomorrow. I need it.

Please let me sleep tonight. Please let me sleep tonight. Please let me sleep tonight.

I did, however, manage to find some very good videos (with some help from my friends and Mr. D) for you. Have fun!

5. Blind Dog Living in a Trash Pile. This will make you cry.  But it’s sooooo worth it!

4. Website Story. This is kind of funny. It’s a parody of West Side Story. Sean McGinnis sent it to me and I chuckled. Out loud.

3. Watch the Hunger Games Reenacted by Beanie Babies. It’s no secret I LOVED the Hunger Games trilogy. And, with the movie out last weekend, Erin Feldman thought this would be something I’d like. She was right.

2. Will Ferrell announces Anchorman 2. Will Ferrell makes a surprise appearance on Conan to the sequel. If this doesn’t get you excited for a sequel, I don’t know what will. (Thanks Molli Megasko!)

1. Elephant Plays with Galaxy Note. It was 3 a.m. the other night and I was emailing Mr. D about how miserable I was. He sent me a link and said, ‘This will cheer you up.” And it did. I want one (the elephant, not the phone)!

Have a great weekend!

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. Join the Spin Sucks   community!

  • ericajmoss

    I’ve seen a lot of animal rescue stories, but the blind dog one absolutely takes the cake. It really makes you appreciate what these organizations do for our four-legged friends on a daily basis.

    • ginidietrich

       @ericajmoss We rescued Jack Bauer and I know how hard it is, emotionally, to do that for an animal. But it also creates a fiercely loyal companion.

  • Great Gin and Topics!
    Guess what I discovered? Hutto, a small town north of Austin, is the hippo capital of Texas. I’m so going to tromp around the town and take photos of as many hippos as I can.

    •  @Erin F. Does every state have a hippo capital? 

      •  @Lisa Gerber I don’t know. Maybe not. Hutto trademarked the hippo in order to help with the education deficit.

        •  @Lisa Gerber I love the story:

    • ginidietrich

       @Erin F. OMG! Do not tell my sister-in-law that. She is DYING for a hippo!

      •  @ginidietrich I might be planning an excursion to Hutto this weekend so that I can take photos. I want to get some film so that I can use my nice, yet old-school, camera. I’ll try not to let your sister-in-law see the final photos. 😉

  • Of course you want an elephant. 

    •  @jasonkonopinski Who doesn’t?

      •  @Erin F. @jasonkonopinski Jack Bauer wants to play with the elephant. 

      • ginidietrich

         @Erin F.  @jasonkonopinski I actually want a monkey. Really badly. So Mr. D said I could have a monkey and he’d get the elephant.

        •  @ginidietrich  @Erin F.  @jasonkonopinski DId I ever tell you in the last house we owned, our neighbor had a monkey!!!! It FREAKED ME OUT!!! Get a monkey if you want to freak out your neighbors. 

        •  @Lisa Gerber  Ha! Didn’t we learn anything from Friends? Between the orphaned ducklings and Bailey, I have my hands plenty full. 😉 @ginidietrich @Erin F. 

        •  @jasonkonopinski  @Lisa Gerber  @ginidietrich Too bad your hands are full. I was thinking about getting you an elephant for your next birthday.

  • PattiRoseKnight

    The blind dog shows there are some kind people out there.  Made me cry when Kelly sent it but happy tears.  

    • ginidietrich

       @PattiRoseKnight Me too!

  • Remiliz

    @ginidietrich It’s a winner! But trust me – you don’t want an elephant. Get some sleep!

    • ginidietrich

      @Remiliz LOL! Maybe just for a day?

  • ryancox

    This is all around awesomeness. On all fronts. Look’e’there @ginidietrich , you did something and did it really really well. This is resume material if I’ve ever seen it. #ginidoesntneedaresumeryan lol

    • ginidietrich

       @ryancox LOL on the hashtag!

  • Ron Burgundy playing the “yazz” flute was the highlight of my week.

    • ginidietrich

       @bradmarley I don’t know how I feel about this second movie.

  • dc2fla

    @ginidietrich Not going anywhere, without Gin & Topics. Hey- Did @LizScherer tell you about @PinPalWizard? (Founder just joined in here)

    • ginidietrich

      @dc2fla @LizScherer I saw something about it on FB, but haven’t investigated yet.

  • KatSKrieger

    @ginidietrich I heart elephants! Made my weekend! Here is my hubs and I feeding Thai elephants!!

    • ginidietrich

      @KatSKrieger OMG!!! That is so cool!

      • KatSKrieger

        @ginidietrich They are amazing creatures. Very human in so many ways.

  • An elephant and a monkey- hell if you learn how to juggle you could start a circus. 😉

    • ginidietrich

       @TheJackB Or I can teach the monkey to juggle!

  • More video is watched on Spinsucks each week than on all of Facebook each month.

    •  @HowieSPM What’s Facebook?

    • ginidietrich

       @HowieSPM And more comments, too!

  • RockstarsTribe

    RT @bdorman264 A crazy week indeed. Gin and Topics: A Blind Dog and a Phone Talking Elephant via @ginidietrich

  • John_Trader1

    Great collection of videos this week @ginidietrich — I don’t know who found that video of the dog rescue but it’s incredible.

  • ifdyperez

    Beanie Baby Hunger Games?! Sharing…

    •  @ifdyperez Isn’t it perfect? I love the props. Honeycombs? A marshmallow stuffed with sleeping pills? How can a person not like that?

    • ginidietrich

       @ifdyperez I knew you’d love that one!

  • NancyCawleyJean

    Yes, I laughed (Ron Burgundy!) I cried (for the 4th time – that poor little puppy, I can’t stand it!) and I just love how you can recap a week of video in one neat little post while on NO sleep! I have no idea how you do it, Ms Gini, but thanks for all these amazing posts!

    • ginidietrich

       @NancyCawleyJean I have a secret…I had collected the links throughout the week. If I’d had to do it from the London airport on their crappy WiFi, I would have had a nervous breakdown. When I boarded the plane from London to Boston, they told me they were oversold and they had to check my bag. I started to cry. I never cry. But that tells you how tired I was.

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