When I got up in my hotel room this morning, I flipped on the news while I got ready and one of the news anchors said, “Well, we made it to Friday. Again.”

Wow, dude! Way to grab life by the horns and be optimistic about what’s out there for you.

I do have to say, though, my super early wake-up call had me grouchy, but then I arrived at Penn Station to take the train from New York City to Baltimore and it is niiiiiiiice.

Why can’t the rest of the country have express trains?

No getting to the airport an hour in advance. No waiting in line to go through security. No getting undressed and unpacking your bags to go through security. No walking 36 miles to your gate (O’Hare is big!). No cattle call to get on. No shutting everything down for takeoff and landing. And WiFi the entire way.

Just show up 10 minutes before, grab a latte, get on the train, and start working (or reading or watching movies).

It seems like a no-brainer to me.

Who do I need to talk to about getting this done?

While I figure that out, you can check out this week’s Gin and Topics.

5. Teeny Tiny Pig Overcomes His Fear of Stairs. This might be the cutest thing I have ever seen. Seriously. Ever. I can always count on Deb Dobson to feed my obsession with cute animals. (I couldn’t get YouTube to work on the train – one minus for them – so click on the link above to see the video.)

4. Say Frog, Baby. This? This is hilarious. A little girl is being prompted to say “frog,” but it’s not what keeps coming out of her mouth. In the words of Hajra Khatoon, “Kids say the darndest things!”

3. Some Guy Turned His Dead Cat into a Helicopter. In the truth is stranger than fiction category, Rebecca Amy Todd wanted to be sure everyone saw this. A man made a helicopter of his cat’s corpse. Trust me when I say you want to watch the video at the end of the post.

2. Man Stranded Makes Motorcycle. In news from the world of MacGyver, a man stranded in the desert has two choices: Die waiting for help or make a motorcycle from his broken car. I’m sure you’d choose the second option, too. But could you make this thing run? He did. You’ll be impressed. Thanks to Christina Pappas for the find!

1. Dead Toddler Reanimates at Wake. When Rachel Kay posted this on her Facebook page, she said, “Well that’s it for today. There won’t be anything else on the Internet that will trump this story.” And she’s right. I’m out.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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