Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Hungry Lion, Bike Riding Dog, and Kids Singing Queen

By: Gini Dietrich | May 4, 2012 | 

Friday, Friday, Friday!

I’m off to New Orleans tomorrow for the annual Counselors Academy.

Jay Baer and I are co-keynoting (the brain child of Martin Waxman), which I’m really excited about! If you’ve ever seen Jay speak, you’ll know he’s going to make me look suuuuuper good in front of my peers.

We’re doing something kind of fun and different: We’re interviewing each other on stage. Hopefully there will be video of it that I can post here next week.

In the meantime, check out the fun stories we’ve complied for you in this week’s Gin and Topics.

5. Hungry Lion Eyes Baby. This might be the cutest thing I have ever seen. I mean, it’s kind of scary and mean for the poor lion, but you’ll laugh. Trust me…and Ken Mueller, who made sure I saw it.

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4. Kids Sing Bohemian Rhapsody. This is so full of win and Todd Lyden knew I would love it. If I had kids, I would teach them Queen songs and video them singing while we drove to school. LOVE THIS!

3. Dentist Pulls Out All Her Ex-Boyfriend’s Teeth. This is not a video, but if you missed the story earlier this week, it’s a must read. A dentist and her boyfriend broke up…and then he went in for his appointment a few days later. She clearly was still angry with him. Let’s be real…we’ve all wanted to do something like this to an ex. Not that it’s OK, but you know. When Nancy Davis and I had this conversation, she pled the Fifth.

2. Dog Serves as Bike Lock. I don’t know how I feel about this. I never lock my bike up outside and I never leave Jack Bauer sitting outside alone. To leave them both outside, with JB watching the bike? I don’t know…but Deb Dobson thought you should voice your opinion. But the dog getting on the back of the bike?! SUPER cute.

1. Airplane Lavatory Self-Portraits. As much time as I spend on planes, Ken Mueller thought I’d appreciate this. And appreciate it, I do! In fact, I may do this and start sending photos of myself back to the ground next time I’m at 35,000 feet.

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!

  • I love #4. If you had kids, you could teach them all Phil Collins songs…

    • ginidietrich

       @KenMueller Um, no.

      •  @ginidietrich I agree. No Phil Collins songs.

        • ginidietrich

           @Erin F. Thank you, Erin!

  • autumnmthompson

    I have a daughter and I teach her Kiss songs.  There just some about hearing a 6 year old say they want to rock and roll all night and party everyday.  I’ve also shown her Yo! MTV raps on youtube (hopefully you watched it) and taught her how to dance like Ed Lover. I have it on my phone so when I’m feeling stressed I watch it and laugh so hard I can’t stand it.  But, I’m thinking I probably shouldn’t have just told the internet about my parenting skills. 

    • ginidietrich

       @autumnmthompson Ah man! I wish I’d known this last week. I would have asked to see them!

  • ifdyperez

    LOVED the first one! But what would’ve happened if 3 seconds before the video ended, the baby whipped out a sword and said, “THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE HIGHLANDER!” My imagination just ran with it. Happy Friday!

    • ginidietrich

       @ifdyperez LOL!!! You and your imagination kill me! Where do you come up with this stuff??

      • ifdyperez

         @ginidietrich Lol, this one I stole from a Dane Cook joke I re-listened to recently! “TIRES CANNOT DEFEAT ME!” LOL.

  • My son learned “We Will Rock You” in Kindergarten. In second grade he learned ‘Octopus’ Garden”
    If you know who sang that, I will give you five bucks.I will give you ten if you get the band member right!
    That dentist story is awesome. I don’t know anything about taking out all of someone’s teeth…I never went to dental school. I plead the fifth. Where is my lawyer?

    •  @NancyD68 Isn’t that Beatles? 

      •  @Lisa Gerber Yes it is. I am a known Beatles geek 🙂

    • ginidietrich

       @NancyD68 Please, please, please video him singing We Will Rock You for me.

      •  @ginidietrich Next time I see him I will try to make that happen

    •  @NancyD68 Ringo lives!

  • dfriez

    I love the lion and the baby! Thanks for sharing and have a great time at CAPRSA! Tell Jay, “Hi!”

    • ginidietrich

       @dfriez Wasn’t that funny? She’s trying to get her mouth around his head! 
      Wish you were headed to NOLA with us!

  • So about four years ago, Heather Poole, on twitter started a laviator contest and she asked people to submit photos of themselves in the plane lavatory. I had a SUPER early morning flight, made even more painful by a two hour drive to the airport. When we were up at 30,000, I went to take my photo and then submitted it, only to realize later my t-shirt was on inside out: 

    • ginidietrich

       @Lisa Gerber HAHAHAHAHAH! LOL!!!! And it was before you could take a photo of yourself with your phone. This makes me SO HAPPY!

    •  @Lisa Gerber Classic………

  • PattiRoseKnight

    That baby in the zoo has me laughing so hard!  It is priceless.  Thanks Ken for sharing!  I loved it!

  • That lion reminds me of how I eat dinner; did you see the jaw extension? 
    BTW, some might cry foul, but you knew this was going to be me, right?…..he just thought I was buying his drinks in Orlando that night……..:)
    I hope you pass the interview.

    •  @bdorman264 Soooo glad I recorded the process…

  • My golden would block my path until I got off the bike. Jumping up on the bike would constitute work that interrupts naps and food… a no go in my house.