Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Pranks, Public Dancing, and Ballet

By: Gini Dietrich | January 11, 2013 | 

It’s been in the lower 50s here most of the week and it’s pouring rain. Mr. D said to me last night, “Jeez. If it were colder, this would be snow.”

Yeah, yeah. Rub it in. Mother Nature hates me. I got cross-country skis for my birthday last year (February) and I’ve only been able to use them three times!

I guess we can no longer claim Chicago is the frozen tundra. Soon we’ll be San Diego in the Midwest.

Actually, that doesn’t sound so bad. Our property value will go up!

That there? That’s making lemonade out of lemons.

Have fun with Gin and Topics today! 

5. Aria and the Baby Mover.You know when you have days that you think, “Wow. I’m parent of the year today”? Well, you don’t win that title. These parents do…for eternity. In fact, when Mark Wohlschlegel sent it to me, he titled it, “Parents of the Year.”

4. Dance Like Nobody’s Watching. This girl has some serious confidence. She breaks out in dance at a LAX baggage claim with people either ignoring her completely or watching her like she’s an ax murderer. And she has some serious moves, too. Ryan Cox offered me $1,000 to do this next time I travel. I think I’ll make him put his money where his mouth is.

3. Lady Has Bustle. HAHAHHAH! This is hilarious! They made “Baby Got Back” sophisticated by changing the words and rapping it in a British voice. “Oh yes. Lady has bustle.” Hilarious! It’s like Rebecca Todd and I share a brain. I hope you think this is as funny as we do.

2. The Tragedy of First Position. I LOVE this. I don’t know if I love it because I danced ballet all the way through college, if it’s because during the holidays I was teaching my niece some basic moves, or because it is the cutest thing on the Internet. Perhaps all three. Yvette Pistorio sent it to me and we’ve probably both watched it at least five times. Cutest. Thing. Ever.

1. Invisible Drive-Thru Prank. Oh the time and creativity of some people! I love this kid who created a costume so he could drive his car and make it look like no one was driving it. This video is what happened when he visited the drive-thrus of fast food restaurants. Allen Mireles, Ken Mueller, and I had a good laugh at this last night!

Happy weekend, all!

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!

  • Cutest video I’ve seen and I’ve totally watched it 5 times or more!! She never gives up and I LOVE her!

    • @yvettepistorio OMG So cute. M is taking her first ballet class tomorrow. I shall report back!

    • @yvettepistorio @katskrieger I love that all the other kids are doing their umbrellas and she’s still trying to get her feet to stay in one spot.

      • @ginidietrich  @katskrieger I love how she just holds her feet in place! hahaha!!! Kat, take a video!!!

        • belllindsay

          @yvettepistorio  @ginidietrich  @katskrieger Clearly I’m the only person who thought there was something wrong with the child. How hard is it to make a VEE!!?? HAHAHA

        • @belllindsay  Aw, she’s so cute though and she’s trying so hard!!  It’s tougher than you think for those of us who are completely uncoordinated and trip on flat surfaces…

        • debdobson62

          @belllindsay  @yvettepistorio  @ginidietrich  @katskrieger I took one ballet class.  Let’s just say the instructor laughed (I was an adult).

  • What great videos this week, Gini Dietrich ! I particularly loved the invisible guy at the drive through. Need to send that one to both sons.

    • @allenmireles  Gini Dietrich That one cracked me up big time. The double take is the best part.

    • @allenmireles  When the guy at the end opened and closed the window several times to see if someone would appear? I roared!

  • michandwalker

    Gini you are MORE than welcome to come cross country skiing with me! We have tons of snow this year! Happy Friday.

  • “A real man want ruffles.” Hahahah!

  • I love the dancing woman! But I expect your moves to have a little more Carleton… “Oh good heavens Rebecca, gaze upon her posterior…” Bwah hah hah !!! Thought you’d love that…

    • @RebeccaTodd Good Lord. I don’t know why everyone thinks I might be a spaz dancer.

      • @ginidietrich Hah not at all! It takes poise and control to do the Carleton.

  • Hah I love the woman having NONE OF IT at the drive though- REALLY?!?

    • @RebeccaTodd LOL! I love the one who threw the bag in the car and didn’t ask for payment.

      • debdobson62

        @ginidietrich  @RebeccaTodd That truly made me laugh out loud.

  • One of my kids showed my the drive-thru video last night. What a hoot!

    • @SteveWoodruff It’s so funny. I seriously wish I had that kind of creativity. That’s the kind of thing I would love to do, just to make my friends laugh.

  • I love the little ballet girl SO MUCH. SO MUCH.

  • ifdyperez

    The kid in first position… HILARIOUS! Still cracking up about it!

    • @ifdyperez Right? She’s so determine and she just can’t get it!

  • Oh my GOSH. That little girl is SO CUTE. I laughed out loud. The drive-thru workers were hilarious too. I first saw the dance like no one’s watching video when she was in the laundromat. And of course you gotta have some bustle. Good picks!

    • @kateupdates Not just some bustle, but lady bustle!

  • ThePaulSutton

    I feel compelled to point out that us Brits do not in any way whatsoever speak like the accent in the Bustle vid. That’s all. Thank you and goodnight.

  • debdobson62

    OMG, the first position is the cutest video.  Love that little girl and how hard she is trying.  And you know I love the driverless drive-through video.  Shared with my colleagues and we were all howling with laughter.

    • @debdobson62 Right? She keeps getting her feet to stay in one spot and they just will not do it.

  • rdopping

    That first one sucks……yar…..

  • Paige_S

    These videos can put a smile on anyone’s face. They’re all great but Aria and the Baby Mover (Roomba) was hilarious. Looking through other comments, I was surprised to see very few thought the same! I’ve already shared it with many of my friends on facebook (love the power of easy sharing) Thanks for the laughs!

    • @Paige_S That’s why I do five… you never know which video people will like most.

  • Buffalo, I hear that is good for snow…….
    The invisible drive-thru is pretty good. 

    • @bdorman264 Maybe I should move to Buffalo. Is there anything else there?

      • @ginidietrich Wings? But I guess you don’t eat those, huh?

  • So, the Daddy (and now Granddaddy) in me says “protect that baby’s head…if he tips back, and that head hits the hardwood floor, there will be hell to pay” for #5. Of course, then I admire how it is building in a natural balance at an early age. Could become a running back whose knee does not go down on a tackle, and keeps running to score a TD in a Super Bowl…you know what I’m saying??
    Amazing everybody else is oblivious in #4, but she has the headset on, so nobody else hears the music. Clever!
    In that First Position vid, my kids did ballet for only one season at about 4 and 6yrs old…yet they would break out of their own position and go correct others. They get a little alpha-minded that way.
    I did my part to share the Invisible Driver vid across the internet last week…

  • Gini,
    I just love this, I want a bustle, and an invisible car costume!
    Simply a must have!
    Happy week-end!
    Susan Fox

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