Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: No Toilet Paper, Tech Terms, and Puppies

By: Gini Dietrich | February 3, 2012 | 
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It’s a sad, sad day in Chicago. One year ago, we had so much snow the city shut down.

Today?

It’s in the upper 40s.

Mother Nature is clearly confused. As much as I love snow, I do not want it in June. Do you hear me, Mother Nature? No snow in June!

As a side note, Anne Weiskopf took the photo I use in every other Gin and Topics. I saw her the other night and guess what she ordered to drink?

That’s right! A Hendricks. It made me giggle.

And, on that note, I present you this week’s Gin and Topics.

5. Puppies Learning to Walk. Thanks to Jenn Whinnem, you get to see puppies learning how to walk. It might be one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Plus their little barks? OMG.

4. The Toilet Paper Emergency. We’ve all been there. No toilet paper. This man uses Twitter to have some brought to him while he’s stuck in a public bathroom. #freakingbrilliant I wonder if Dan Perez will use this technique next time he’s out? Thanks to Deb Dobson for forwarding it along. The story. Not the tweet.

3. The Conjuror 1899. I don’t know what to say to this other than it’s incredible. I mean, INCREDIBLE. Claudia Anderson sent it to me and she said, “This video is circa 1899 by George Melies the magician/film maker/producer who is honored in the recent movie Hugo.  George Melies is thought to be the father of cinematography special effects and you can see how he used film to create the illusion of magic.” It’s incredible.

2. Nine Tech Terms You Need to Know Before Starting a Business. Heck, if you’re in business you need to know these terms. Do yourself a favor and educate yourself on things of the web. I even recommend learning basic programming so you can adjust things in your content management system.

1. Hold On for Safety. All I have to say about this is you’re welcome.

 

P.S. Seven more shopping days until my birthday!

P.P.S. See how I did that? Three of the five Gin and Topics were produced by YOU. That’s right! Filled with stuff from each of you. Let’s keep it up! And…thank you!

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.

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60 Comments on "Gin and Topics: No Toilet Paper, Tech Terms, and Puppies"

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jasonkonopinski
4 years 5 months ago

Gah! Jonathan Blum called HTML & CSS ‘programming languages’. Gah!

I’m playing around with JavaScript now thanks to codeacademy ‘s #codeyear project.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@jasonkonopinski Regardless, HTML5 is a word business leaders should know.

jasonkonopinski
4 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich Yup. No argument here. 🙂

Lisa Gerber
4 years 5 months ago

@jasonkonopinski If you have any questions for@ginidietrich , just let her know. You are aware, she has been promoted to lead programmer, right?

jasonkonopinski
4 years 5 months ago

@Lisa Gerber @ginidietrich var i = 0;while ( i < 2 ) { console.log( "i is now " + i ); i++;}

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@jasonkonopinski @Lisa Gerber Oy.

jennwhinnem
jennwhinnem
4 years 5 months ago

Love those little squeaks!

Also someone please alert Sir-Mix-A-Lot! I want to make his day.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@jennwhinnem LOL! Let’s see what we can do.

AmyMccTobin
4 years 5 months ago

You are a sick, sick woman gini… loving snow. Happy Friday!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@AmyMccTobin I LOVE SNOW!!!!!

Hajra
4 years 5 months ago

The squeaky bark is definitely becoming my ring tone… 🙂

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@Hajra OMG! HAHAHAHHAHA!

SocialMediaDDS
4 years 5 months ago

@Hajra LOVED the puppies (cuz how can you NOT??) but, I’m just curious about the “small brown objects” that seem to get panned over in the video in the hallway? What exactly are we looking at on this carpeting that is a playground to two puppies??? #JustSayin’

KenMueller
4 years 5 months ago

I almost shared that picture at #1 with you the other day. Just screamed your name.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@KenMueller So. Funny.

Sean McGinnis
4 years 5 months ago

Every film lover should be routing for Hugo to win – even though there’s an long and nasty rant about how that film was marketed waiting to come out.

Also, feel free to watch this:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-neidlinger/4/749/127

Sean McGinnis
4 years 5 months ago

Every film lover should be routing for Hugo to win – even though there’s an long and nasty rant about how that film was marketed waiting to come out.

Also, feel free to watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxB2x9QzXb0

Maranda
4 years 5 months ago

Owwww. How is she okay with that???!

Please… don’t answer that… so hypothetical, I’m just saying, turn your body slightly to the right and hold the pole with your hands.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@Maranda But then she can’t hold the paper with both hands.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 5 months ago

LMAO, I canNOT believe you think the butt cheeks is funny. Sigh.

on the other hand, those puppies. Yummy. so cute.

CristerDelaCruz
CristerDelaCruz
4 years 5 months ago

@Lisa Gerber You don’t think that’s funny? I was in a coughing/laughing fit!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@CristerDelaCruz @Lisa Gerber Lisa. Crister and I need to help you find your sense of humor. Did you lose it in Denver on your way here?

danperezfilms
4 years 5 months ago

I love it when I’m mentioned in somebody’s blog when it has to do with toilet tissue. Love it. PS – you could have at least included a picture… http://bit.ly/ylllO5

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@danperezfilms I wasn’t sure if you’d appreciate my including a picture. But now that I know it’s fair game…

Narciso17
Narciso17
4 years 5 months ago

No Toilet Paper, Tech Terms and Puppies http://t.co/9uKV5BZY (Luvin This Stuff fm @ginidietrich) h/t @shonali

CristerDelaCruz
CristerDelaCruz
4 years 5 months ago

OMG! I did not expect that!!! I was just reading along, scrolling down, and on the last photo the bottom of my screen was at her waist/elbow. All I could see was her torso and your caption and thought “HUH? Welcome for what?”.

Then I scrolled further. Holy cow! I was laughing so hard along with coughing and my nose running – over that girl in the red dress.

THANK YOU! So freaking funny!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@CristerDelaCruz LOL!!! So funny. I saw that on Google+ this morning and immediately downloaded it. My mom is going to use my middle name when she sees it.

SocialMediaDDS
4 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich @CristerDelaCruz LOL…oh Mom’s actually LOVE having to say (in a stern voice) the “child’s” full name….I mean, let’s face it….it’s the only time we ever get to say this elusive name that we pick for our child….*poor, under appreciated middle name*….

Okay…I’m done here…

FollowtheLawyer
FollowtheLawyer
4 years 5 months ago

Is “Topics” spelled out in olive pits? Pistachios?

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@FollowtheLawyer I *think* it’s olive pits.

LisaMarieMary
4 years 5 months ago

5. UUUH-DOR-able!!!! 4. yeah, I get it! totally! 3. That TOTALLY is amazing – wow!! Just think what stupendously wonderful tricks he would come up with nowadays!! 2. Hey! I did pretty dang tootin’ well with those terms. I’m impressed. With me. Awesome. 1. wow. just wow.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@LisaMarieMary LOL!! Wasn’t #1 funny? I’ve been waiting for my mom to call me and use my middle name. She clearly hasn’t checked her email yet.

randymatheson
randymatheson
4 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich – yay for Hendricks, happy Friday!

KatSKrieger
KatSKrieger
4 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich wow on #1. I’m speechless.

DoTime_WX
DoTime_WX
4 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich … very nice Gini, I like that “Gin and Topics”

Petya
Petya
4 years 5 months ago

This is my favorite edition of “Gin and topics” 🙂 Started my Saturday with lots of laugh 🙂 Thanks, Gini!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@Petya LOL! I’m so happy to hear that!

EricaAllison
4 years 5 months ago

LOVE this one. I have to say, when I was home with my sick little one yesterday I tuned in to Ellen and caught #1. Her quip about it: “Remember how your mom always says ‘don’t touch that, you don’t know where it’s been’ …well, now you know.” Priceless.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@EricaAllison HAHAHAH! I freaking love Ellen! LOL!

HowieSPM
4 years 5 months ago

That is totally how I hold on in the subway. Especially on International No Pants Subway Ride Day.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@HowieSPM Ewwwwwww!!!

NancyCawleyJean
NancyCawleyJean
4 years 5 months ago

I always enjoy Gin and Topics. But today’s parting words/pic? You’ve left me speechless! Enjoy the weekend and the countdown to your b’day! 🙂

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@NancyCawleyJean I saw that on Google+ and immediately downloaded it. So. Freaking. Funny. Mr D. said, “Come on, now! This poor woman has no idea her photo is being passed around.” Um, dude. If you hold on to a bar with your BUTT CHEEKS, you are asking for it!

debdobson
debdobson
4 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich Hey my friend, I think your Chicago snow got lost & landed in Denver.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@debdobson My snow got lost in Omaha. 🙁

mikefjean
mikefjean
4 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich ahaha just what I needed on a Saturday morning. Gino always brings it. Number 1..kill me. Number 5.. Kill me twice!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@mikefjean Funny, right?!?

SocialMediaDDS
4 years 5 months ago

Thanks @ginidietrich for sharing the George Melies video…I appreciate your thinking it was worthy 😉 That said, it was SO (rightfully) trumped by adorable puppies and a woman apparently doing a modified Kegel exercise!! And @EricaAllison I completely agree…ewwww…makes you want to not touch ANYTHING!!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@SocialMediaDDS Thank YOU for sending it along! It was truly amazing.

John_Trader1
John_Trader1
4 years 5 months ago

First the Ellen sloth video and now the puppies, that’s 2 “cute” videos featuring adorable animals in one week. Nice. We all could use a little more cuteness in our lives. I expect a hedgehog video link next week to keep the ball rolling.

Have a great weekend!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@John_Trader1 Great. Do you think you could help me with a hedgehog video for this week?

John_Trader1
John_Trader1
4 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich I will be on the lookout!

HeidiMassey
HeidiMassey
4 years 5 months ago

Oh so much to say about all of this. First, snow-yuck. But you already know how I feel. Second, puppies, Animal Planet. Watch “Too Cute.” Nothing but adorable, squeaking baby animals. Third, I believe the woman on the train was in that same electronics store you referred to in number 4, and found her own solution.

Happy Saturday!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@HeidiMassey LOL!! And found her own solution. HAHHAHHH!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@HeidiEKMassey You liked the picture on the subway, didn’t you?

HeidiEKMassey
HeidiEKMassey
4 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich How could I not like it? Truly have never seen anything quite like it. Truly.

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ginidietrich
4 years 5 months ago

@stefaniehawkes Ha!

wisatapulautidung
2 years 9 months ago

Who is women in Hold On for Safety.?  you Gini? 😀

ginidietrich
2 years 9 months ago

wisatapulautidung LOL!!! No, it’s not me!

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