Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Father’s Day Edition

By: Gini Dietrich | June 17, 2016 | 

Gin and TopicsI cannot believe how quickly this summer is going.

Heck, this year!

How are we nearly at the end of second quarter already?

There is so much to do! Time needs to stand still. This is ridiculous.

Speaking of time…don’t forget this weekend is Father’s Day.

If you haven’t yet done something nice for your dad, get to it!

And then come back here and watch Gin and Topics.

Videos are courtesy of Whitney FayKate Nolan, and yours truly.

(Chasing Kayla is from Kate so blame her after you bawl your eyes out. I told her I’m breaking up with her and she said, “At least you’re dumping me on Friday. I can drink my pain away over the weekend.”)

5. LockNet Video Newsletter: The Outtakes. I will readily admit I don’t know if this will be as funny to all of you as it is to me. LockNet is a client and we know these people really well (particularly Whitney, whom you’ve met here), but I laughed out loud several times watching this. My favorite is when she’s talking with the CEO (the bald guy, starting at 2:51) and he asks her where they should restart and she says, “Where did you think it was bad?” Seriously LOL.

4. Serena Williams Pelts a Heckler with Tennis Balls. This is her answer to all of the dumb things women hear, such as, “How much time did you spend picking out your outfit?” and “Men’s sports are better to watch.” Be careful what you say to a woman with a tennis racket!

3. #DadQuotes. Jimmy Fallon takes a few minutes to read some of the best #DadQuotes, in honor of Father’s Day. Can you guess which one I’m totally stealing?

2. Tony Awards Opening Number. In case you missed the Tony Awards opening number last week, or if some jerk called you in the middle of it (cough, cough) and you missed a portion of it, here it is… in all its glory!

1. Catching Kayla. I don’t know how to describe this without exploding in emotion. So I guess I will say this: It’s long—12 minutes—but it will be the very best 12 minutes you spend all day. If you ever think you can’t do something, I want you to have this bookmarked so you can watch it over and over and over again.

Have a great weekend…and Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there!

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 haven’t had an opportunity to watch them all. I’ve seen the runner one before and it is incredible. I re-watched the Tony opener —- I was actually in NYC on Tony night and I volunteered at a Tony party as a way to meet people … I got put in charge of encouraging people to sign up for the Tony pool 🙂 …. so I did see the opening but with the crowd and the volunteer gig I didn’t get to watch it with focus. What a singularly spectacular and profoundly moving night for musical theatre. And the opening number was a great start.

    • Wait. What???

      • Oh gosh maybe that made it sound a bit more BIG DEAL than it was (but it was a big deal for me personally). It was a google + frugal situation where I had to decide what to do with myself since I was in NYC on Tony night. I abandoned the idea of hanging out outside the Beacon and looked for a place doing a Tony Party. I picked the Musical Theatre Factory’s party — they’re a non profit that helps artists find a collaborative atmosphere free of commercial pressure. Anyway, you got in free if you volunteered … so I volunteered! And as an introvert … it was the best thing I could have done because I had to ask the people in charge MANY questions, and I also had to speak to every single guest there as the designated Tony Pool hawker! Then I had a place to sit, adult bevvies, and food while I watched the Tonys! Win win!

        • That is the coolest experience EVER, Paula. My hat is off to you. I wouldn’t have left my hotel room…I’d have gotten room service and watched in bed.

  • That opening number was incredible. Being a Brit I have a very soft spot for James Corden and seeing him come so far makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

    • I didn’t know he’s as talented as he is, either. Funny AND talented!

  • Corina Manea

    I laughed so hard at no. 5. HILARIOUS! And I very much liked the German Shepherd in the background. 🙂

    But no.1 was the masterpiece. She is fantastic.

    • Wasn’t that great? I cried and cried and cried.

    • I always call the German Shepherds the land sharks… Just sharkin’ around in the background of all the videos. 🙂