Yvette Pistorio

Gin and Topics: A Party Pooper and the Banana Potato Song

By: Yvette Pistorio | August 16, 2013 | 

Gin and Topics

By Yvette Pistorio

Oh Friday, we meet again. I love Friday because it means I get to sleep in past 5:30am for two straight days and get more reading done. It’s the little things (note from Gini: Apparently working with me makes everyone early birds!).

But I’m sad  summer is coming to an end – although I have to say, I’m thoroughly enjoying the fall-like weather we’re having in Chicago. It means Chicago Bears, curling up with a good book on a hammock (I REALLY need to get one of those), all things pumpkin flavored, and apple picking!

At Arment Dietrich, we have a Get up and Move contest. It’s designed to get us away from our desks throughout the day and gain a minimum of 10,000 steps every day, which studies show lead to a more healthful lifestyle.

I won the contest in the second quarter (and the first, but who’s counting?).

Well technically Gini Dietrich won, but because she’s the shallow figurehead, she doesn’t get to compete. Because, let’s be serious, who can beat her especially in the summer with the miles she logs on that bike of hers?

That said, I think she’s setting me up to lose because my prize for winning second quarter was The Game of Thrones Song of Ice and Fire set (that’s five books if you were wondering)! As excited as I was to get it (I was literally jumping up and down!), I’m a little suspicious of her motive. I’m probably going to lose in third quarter because my nose will be in a book for the next few months.

Or I can go with, I’m giving everyone a chance to catch up since I’ve won twice in a row. Yeah, lets go with that.

Well as I read one of my many books, I’ll leave you with Gin and Topics.

This week’s videos are brought to you by Mattie Dietrich (she should really get an online presence because she’s mentioned here so frequently), Susan Cellura, my hilarious friend Angela Brandenburger, the aforementioned Gini, and yours truly.

5. Things You Loved about Being a Kid. If you want a glimpse into my childhood, just take a look here. All I have to say is MASH, Fresh Prince, and Easy Bake Oven.

4. The Treadmill Dance. I can barely walk on a flat surface without tripping over something. I’m extremely graceful and have the scars to prove it. This guy just amazes me. I was anxious the entire time I watched this.

3. Banana Potato Song. I’ve never seen Despicable Me, but I do love the small yellow-shaped creatures. Especially when they sing and…and well you’ll see what happens at the end.

2. Puppy Versus Air Conditioner. I couldn’t do this post without including an animal video. This one is near and dear to me because I took my sweet wheaten terrier Lola home almost a year ago and she can do some pretty crazy things. And yes, she has done this before…it’s probably why I died laughing.

1. Jennifer is a Party Pooper. Where a German tries to make sense of an American-ism: Party Pooper. I won’t say anymore, you’ll just have to watch to see what he thinks a party pooper is.

Have a great weekend!

About Yvette Pistorio

Yvette Pistorio is the shared media manager for Arment Dietrich. She is a lover of pop culture, cupcakes, and HGTV, and enjoys a good laugh. There are a gazillion ways you can find her online.

  • I’m telling you…the party pooper one had me DYING!

    • ginidietrich Haha!! I know! That’s the one my friend Angela sent me – LOVE it. “I poop at parties but peoples don’t know cause I close the door” bwahahahahahaha!!!

      • ginidietrich And the last line when he whispers “she poops at parties” DYING!!!

        • yvettepistorio ginidietrich “I want to go to parties with Jennifer just so I can make observations.”

        • jasonkonopinski yvettepistorio  So freaking funny!


  • I think Jason said it best…Minions!
    They are so delightful. I, too, love the fall and the start of football. It is a great time of the year. Fall is definitely in my top four seasons!
    1) Spring
    2) Fall
    3) Summer
    4) The Four Seasons by Vivaldi

    • ExtremelyAvg They are!! Now I have to see the movie – Fall is my fave season, then spring, summer, winter. I do not look forward to snow like some people I know….

  • And for the record, there is no greater treadmill video than this one from OK GO:

    • jasonkonopinski Um, I think this would happen if I ever attempted to try that – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDQwQGzMTKc

      • linarajesh

        yvettepistorio jasonkonopinski And this too! lol

    • linarajesh

      jasonkonopinski I had to share this.TY.

  • susancellura

    1) Go see Despicable Me. 2) Party Pooper is HYSTERICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • susancellura 1. Ok, I will. 2. OMG – I keep watching it over and over, never gets old. Hilarious!

      • susancellura

        yvettepistorio I know!! People are wondering what is making me laugh uncontrollably!

    • susancellura I died over the party pooper one!

  • Mattie1215

    My name is PINK! Love it! Thank you Yvette!

    • Mattie1215 Haha!! Well we had to make you stand out 😀 Thanks for sending the video – I do love a good Minion song!

      • yvettepistorio Mattie1215 EXCUSE ME! *I* made it pink!

        • ginidietrich yvettepistorio Mattie1215 You did, you did…I tried to take credit though 😉

        • yvettepistorio Mattie1215 I KNOW YOU DID!

        • ginidietrich yvettepistorio Mattie1215 xoxo!!

  • My favorite cereal was Cap’n Crunch! Shared the treadmill and minions after seeing it here…and just laughed at the puppy w/the AC.

    • dbvickery I’ll never forget the day Cap’n Crunch tweeted me – it was pretty epic. I was more of a Cinnamon Toast Crunch fan myself.

    • dbvickery I ate Cap’n Crunch for every meal my freshmen year in college. It was the first time I’d had sugar cereal and I was in love!

      • ginidietrich dbvickery I think by the time I got to college I moved on to beer and pizza for breakfast…or, remember those Carnation bars that tasted kinda like gravel?

        • dbvickery ginidietrich I can’t say I remember those bars…but I remember living on a lot of ramen 😀

  • HeidiMassey

    OK, I thought the party pooper one was stupid. Sorry. I think it was even fake. Didn’t work for me.
    But the puppy? I could watch that over and over and over? What the heck was it doing? Trying to catch the air? SO CUTE! 
    The childhood stuff was my kids…so I just felt old. But the tread mill one was wonderful. He would just go back to running…amazing!

    • HeidiMassey

      Oh, and NOTHING like Captain Crunch Peanut Butter or Cinnamon Life. The best!

    • HeidiMassey Thanks for raining on my parade.

      • HeidiMassey

        ginidietrich HeidiMassey You want I should lie? (Said in my best Jewish martyr accent!)

    • HeidiMassey My pup does that whenever we try and blow dry her after a bath. She tries to eat the air – it’s hilarious!!! I’ll have to see what she does with the air conditioner…