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Gin and Topics: Howling Puppy and Xmas Jammies

By: Gini Dietrich | December 20, 2013 | 

Gin and TopicsBy Gini Dietrich

Well, this is it!

My last Gin and Topics of the year.

From here on out, it’s all about family, skiing, reading, cooking, and putzing around the house (going to paint one wall in the kitchen with chalkboard paint!).

If you celebrate Christmas, I wish you a very merry one (and good riddance to Elf on the Shelf!). If you don’t, happy day off of work!

Lindsay Bell has taken the reigns for the next two Gin and Topics.

And, without further ado, I present you my last episode of 2013.

Happy, happy New Year!

(This week’s videos are brought to you by Lindsay, Susan Cellura, Aimee West, Timothy O’Connor, and yours truly. But, to be fair, the one Tim sent me, I also received from Mattie Dietrich, Pascale Bishop, and Giuliana Lonigro…he just sent it first. As in about three seconds first.)

5. 20 Day Old Pup Howling. No episode of Gin and Topics would be complete without animals so let’s start there. This is of a puppy learning how to howl. It might be the cutest thing I’ve seen all week.

4. 5 Ways to Fake a Thigh Gap. As if women don’t have enough to worry about, now we need to place a soccer ball between our thighs to make sure there is enough space to hold our jar of gummy bears.

3. Cell Phone Crashing. I want to do this! So. Freaking. Funny!! A guy goes around the airport and pretends he’s on the phone. He sits down next to someone who is on the phone and then answers them, as if he’s talking to them. It’s H-I-larious!

2. Best Maid of Honor Toast Ever. That’s right, ladies. All of you who have ever been maid of honor and had to give a toast? You’re about to be outdone. Forever.

1. #XMAS Jammies. Stop. The. Presses. If you haven’t already seen this, stop what you are doing and watch immediately. You will want your own Christmas jammies. And I want to be this woman…she got to meet RDJ!! I would die.

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!

  • Cute puppy howling video. I watched that thighs video, and that is the kind of “goofiness” my own youngest daughter could pull off. You should see her SnapChats!! The faces in that video reminded me of her.

    I’ll stick to my wife writing the end-of-year letter…no PJ videos, please.

  • I don’t know if I can pick a favorite.

  • I don’t mean to get controversial, but I have a group of Facebook friends who think the couple in the jammies video are practically the worst humans on the planet. I’m not going to say I share that opinion—I’m just putting it out there …

    And to all a good night!

  • RobBiesenbach What? Why?

  • jasonkonopinski The cell phone crashing was pretty darn funny!

  • dbvickery Well, now I want to see her SnapChats!

  • I’m going with the puppy. Puppies are never controversial. They are just cute, cute, cute.

  • ginidietrich Oh, it was a variety of stuff, but part of it was the prototypical parents who over-program their children’s lives. I mean, a little kid doing an Iron Man? That’s kind of extreme.

  • Oh boy these were good! I am remembering now that I had seen the bridesmaid one before. I don’t have those rapper chops like she does but I would SO do this. After which I would immediately be disowned by people I gave birth to! The puppy rocks big time!

  • RobBiesenbachginidietrich On balance, I enjoyed it. I do realize (think?) the adults were doing it to further their own careers/images — it wasn’t just for fun — but I am okay with that. I do have a whole bunch of friends in the multi sport community and would throw in a word of defense for many kids’ triathlon activities.  The distances are frequently kid-appropriate, and a lot of communities have training programs before hand and work to help the kids put it in perspective. The challenge is the overzealous parents who can be pretty mean to their own kids when they aren’t lighting the course on fire. That’s hard to watch.

  • ginidietrich I gotta try that.

  • ginidietrich They are astounding. She is similar to the girl in that one video…except even MORE expressive. I didn’t know faces could contort so much?!?

  • jasonkonopinski ginidietrich  Cell phone was my favorite, I laughed out loud with that one.

  • ginidietrich jasonkonopinski the cell phone video was the best of the bunch.