Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Glamour Shots, Creative Kids, and a HUGE Dog

By: Gini Dietrich | April 20, 2012 | 

I’ve spent all week at 35,000 feet (thank heaven for GoGo Inflight!) so I’m very grateful it’s Friday and I’ll be home in my own bed tonight.

PLUS, my high school bud, Mike Koehler (aka MK), is going to be at my house when I get home AND Michael Schechter (aka Shrek) is coming over for my homemade lasagna on Sunday night.

So I’m very much looking forward to the weekend and hanging out with my boys.

And, to start the weekend off right, I give you Gin and Topics. Perhaps you can even follow Shashi Bellamkonda’s lead and pour yourself a gin and topic while you watch and read.

5. Cat Opens Freezer. OK. I swear I’d kill this cat if I caught it doing this, but it is pretty funny. Jenn Whinnem knows what I think is funny and sent it my way. Jack Bauer once got the fridge open and ate some raw chicken and a pound of butter, but he hasn’t figured out how to do it again. Clearly this cat is smarter.

4. Creative Kids Photography. This is FANTASTIC!  A dad has taken some really fun, and creative, shots of his girls doing some crazy things, such as this one of losing a tooth. Super, super good!

3. The World’s Biggest Dog. This is pretty freaking amazing. This dog is HUGE!  Giant George has taken over his human’s home. He needs a king-sized bed for himself! But he’s so handsome. Go see for yourself.

2. 12 Ways to Get the Best Glamour Shot. Ken Mueller posted this on my Facebook wall last night. It includes tips such as hold on to your collar, wear silk gloves, and play up your hands. You’re welcome.

1. The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes. And, to end the day, a serious (but fascinating) topic. Fast Company writer, Brent Schendler covered Jobs from 1985 through last year, but says he didn’t come to fully appreciate the importance of the years between the two Apple legacies until after his death last fall. He has some three dozen tapes holding recordings of extended interviews–some lasting as long as three hours–that he conducted with Jobs during the past 25 years.

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!

  • M_Koehler

    This we

  • M_Koehler

    This weekend is gonna be crazy. Stretch that tummy and liver out. And wait, that glamour shot looks like something straight outa 1991.

    • ginidietrich

       @M_Koehler I especially love that I call at 4:00 and you guys are already drinking.

      • M_Koehler

        @ginidietrich Did you expect anything different, from me? It was a great weekend

  • That dog is a giant Jack Bauer!!!!

    • ginidietrich

       @Lisa Gerber I think he weighs 160 pounds!

  • that is one sweet dog.

    • ginidietrich

       @KenMueller Isn’t he? How can you not love that face?

  • and the cat. wow. i now feel like my cat is insufficient. and my dog is too small. 

    • jennwhinnem

       @KenMueller I put Clio on probation until she learns to get her own food.

      •  @jennwhinnem Our cat has gotten into a cabinet where we keep the treats, but hasn’t been successful in eating anything. This just raises the bar. The dog, on the other hand, will eat anything he finds anywhere. 

    • ginidietrich

       @KenMueller I would seriously kill that cat.

  • I’m glad my one cat is too dumb to try something like this and the other is too skittish to have the time to make it happen.

    • ginidietrich

       @Anthony_Rodriguez That’s too bad. You could create a viral video if they were smart and not skittish!

      •  @ginidietrich I am actually quite content with this fact. I don’t want a fridge-opening viral video. I could actually envision the cats eating all the food and barfing all over my house. What a mess.

        • ginidietrich

           @Anthony_Rodriguez LOL!!

  • I hate cats. Feh. If I want to be ignored, ridiculed and tolerated I can ask my daughter to talk to me. 😉
    Jack Bauer is smarter than you know. He figured out how to get in the fridge without you knowing cuz dogs are clever like that.

    • jennwhinnem

       @TheJackB Privately I think dog owners are weird for needing slavish love. Oops was that my out loud voice?

      • ginidietrich

         @jennwhinnem  @TheJackB I LOVE DOGS, JENN WHINNEM!!

      •  @jennwhinnem Nah, it is not slavish love. It is just consistent, always happy to see you, no greater friend in the world kind of love. Dogs just love you because you are you and cats just hate you because they are cats.
        Some people are masochists and others are just kind, friendly and loving. 😉

    • ginidietrich

       @TheJackB Now I know why he won’t eat his food.

      •  @ginidietrich He sees what you and Mr. D eats and figures he deserves the same.

        • ginidietrich

           @TheJackB Damn dog

  • That is one big dog……………………..

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