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Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Amazing Kids, a Christmas Song, and Instagram

By: Gini Dietrich | December 7, 2012 | 
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Well, my team leaves today and I am sad. The awesome thing about having a virtual company is we’re so excited to get together because we never see one another.

And it’s been super fun to watch Lindsay Bell see Chicago for the first time, both in person and via Facebook. She even got a photo of Wrigley Field and the Christmas tree.

But now I’m sad everyone is going home.

We’ve had a lot of fun, though, and gotten tons of work accomplished s I can’t complain one bit.

And now it’s time to buckle down and get ready for Christmas!

While we finish our 2013 planning meeting today, I’ll leave you with Gin and Topics.

5. Best DUI Ever. Speaking of Lindsay, she and I had a good laugh at this one earlier this week. Even though it’s a few years old, it’s definitely worth watching again. I am still amazed the guy can say the alphabet backwards. Heck, he sang most of it. Amazing.

4. Girl Wants a Day Off School. Rebecca Todd sent me this recording a an eight-year-old girl who calls a demolition company to ask them to demolish (“will it be a bang or a wallop”) her school (with the teachers inside because they give homework on Fridays). I love it when she asks to speak with the top boss because the woman who answered the phone couldn’t help her.

3. All I Want for Christmas. Jason Konopinski threatened me if I didn’t include this one so, um, here you go. Mariah Carey is on the Jimmy Fallon show and she sings her popular Christmas song, with the help from Fallon, the Roots, some kids, and a bunch of toy musical instruments. I especially like the toy xylophone.

2. Seventh Grader’s Act of Compassion. This made my cry. I sobbed like a little girl. A young man has cerebral palsy and wants to wrestle. This video is what happens when a young man from the opposing team gets on the mat. You’ll cry. It’s Ken Mueller’s fault. Blame him.

1. Look at this Instagram. I definitely saved the best for last today. Rusty Speidel sent it to me and then Anne Reuss did. And it’s so good, I watched it both times. And another two times. It’s a parody of the pictures people take and post on Instagram (feet, fingernails, city lights, cats) sung to a Nickelback song. It’s very, very funny. You might even start singing along.

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.

73 comments
SamBroberg
SamBroberg

@ginidietrich Mornin' Gini. Did you get much snow?

andreamv
andreamv

@ginidietrich I skipped right to the wrestling match, instant tears, so thanks for following w/ the 'Nickelback' video. Totally saved me.

dbvickery
dbvickery

Loved the school demolition video - absolutely awesome!! I shared that Nickelback Parody earlier this week - I finally beat my youngest daughter with a share because she normally gives me the rolling eyes and "that was so 2 months ago" when I share a funny meme.

 

Great story on the wrestling - I misted up a bit...

AmyMccTobin
AmyMccTobin

OK, I cried on the wrestler, but I cried laughing on the Nickelback spoof - they are geniuses!  So are you dear Gini.

giesencreative
giesencreative

@ginidietrich Bwahaha, best tweet today. I loved the Instagram video.

Carmelo
Carmelo

Hey @ginidietrich Gini ... bummer the team is leaving. Always a sad time but sounds like you had a great time and got lots done. And you do have Christmas to look forward to so not all is sad! How fun that @belllindsay  got to experience Chicago! Great place. You know, my Sicilian dad grew up on the south side ... rough there, huh? 

clcooper
clcooper

@ginidietrich ah bummer. the "Best for Last" clip is no longer available..#tease ;-)

JessKalbarczyk
JessKalbarczyk

@ginidietrich @spinsucks I thought that just said Gin and Tonics...can you tell I want happy hour to be here? :-) Happy Friday lady!

KateFinley
KateFinley

"I'm so hell-bent on documentin' peach pie, peach pie." *raises hand* Have to admit I've done that one with my recipes ... 

Craig McBreen
Craig McBreen

Love the Forrest Gump, Z-A savant at the top. (I think he had practiced and was ready for this moment ;))

 

Even though I've never, ever listened to a Mariah Carey song, I liked the Christmas riff. I guess the back up brand helped, huh Jason ;) Ever see Jimmy Fallon as Dave Matthews? :)

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@andreamv LOL! I'm glad I saved it for last, then!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @AmyMccTobin Between that Nickelback song and your Mandy video, I can't get either out of my head!

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @Carmelo  @ginidietrich Carm, I fell in love with Chicago!! I've already told my husband that we are going to visit this summer, even for just a long weekend, and stay at the same little hotel I was at. I really want to hit the museums! 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@clcooper Oh noooo! Let me see if I can fix it.

SpinSucks
SpinSucks

@jesskalbarczyk Lol!! Hope you're about to enjoy happy hour now!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @Craig McBreen The only reason I know that song is because of "Love, Actually." I didn't know it was a Mariah Carey song until I was signing it one day and Mr. D made me stop because he hates her. And I was sad because I like the song.

SamBroberg
SamBroberg

@ginidietrich what? I thought the storm made it to Chicago. We have tons of it. Come visit... :-)

dbvickery
dbvickery

@ginidietrich normally, I love watching those videos on Monday to put me in a good frame of mind. However, I actually had some downtime this morning, and I knew I could count on Gin and Topics for a few chuckles!

clcooper
clcooper

@ginidietrich that is hilarous! Well worth the "best for last" moniker! That duck line was a literal LOL by me.. TY :-)

KateFinley
KateFinley

 @Carmelo  Oh I take pictures and get to enjoy the results! Although, I also have to say that sometimes the food wasn't as hot by the time I got to eat it. It's the sacrifice I make for my readers  *dramatic sigh*

Craig McBreen
Craig McBreen

 @ginidietrich I don't blame Mr. D. on little bit ;) Oh, my wife made me watch that movie. She's still getting me back for making her watch Goodfellas so many years ago.

SamBroberg
SamBroberg

@ginidietrich yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Ya never know what team is gonna show up.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@SamBroberg Adrian Peterson looked really old on the field here and then kicked butt yesterday

SamBroberg
SamBroberg

@ginidietrich yes you did. Our team is schizophrenic. They make me mental. Bad coaching and a very suspect quarterback.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@SamBroberg It's OK. We killed you at home.

SamBroberg
SamBroberg

@ginidietrich oh, which game might that be? Hmmm? ;-)

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@SamBroberg During the game, they kept saying, "This is more snow than we expected"

SamBroberg
SamBroberg

@ginidietrich it was a much bigger storm then they were predicting. Snow everywhere.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@SamBroberg I know. I'm seriously jealous. But we have none.

KateFinley
KateFinley

 @Craig McBreen  @jasonkonopinski Oh so I have to say ... We went to see Neil Young in Cleveland back in October. He was AMAZING. Daniel is a huge fan of his. Neil just plays and plays and each song lasts like 15 minutes when it's live. SO COOL!

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