I think winter arrived in Chicago overnight. When I went to bed last night, it was in the upper 60s. When I woke up this morning, it was so cold, Jack Bauer was snuggled up as close as he could get to me, under the blankets!

Neither one of us wanted to get out bed.

Guess that means it’s time to get out the flannel sheets!

It’s also marathon weekend in Chicago so, if you’re running it, good luck! It’ll be perfect running weather. I’m happy to be watching instead of running. I’ll be cheering you on, though!

If you’d rather stay indoors, you have five videos to watch. I present this week’s Gin and Topics.

5. Meet the Hexaflexagon. Lindsay Bell and I were totally geeking out about this early one morning this week. You will too – mind blown!

4. I’m Yours. Marianne Griebler sent this to me and we both fell in love with this little boy. I particularly love when his nose itches and he has to scratch it, but doesn’t miss a beat on his ukelele.

3. Skateboarder Hits Deer. First of all, it kind of freaks me out these guys are on skateboards going 40 mph. I know it shouldn’t because I’ve ridden 62 mph on my bicycle. But, for some reason, this feels less safe. Especially when one of them hits a deer! Thanks to Mr. D for the find.

2. Let My People Vote. OK. I wasn’t going to run this one because of the language (wow!), but it’s pretty freaking awesome. Sarah Silverman takes on the states trying to pass a law that you have to have a state-issued ID in order to vote. The best part is at the end when she has her Nana on and she yells at her for swearing. Thanks to Rebecca Todd for sharing! And, if the language offends you (sorry, mom, I gave in to peer pressure), don’t watch it.

1. Gangnam Style McMaster Style. My dear friend Martin Waxman sent this to me and, I have to admit, I wasn’t very excited about another Gangnam Style meme. But this isĀ awesome. It’s the basketball team from McMaster University in Canada. I don’t want to ruin it for you so let’s just say there is a nutty professor who rocks and a shower scene worth watching. You don’t have to take my word for it, though. When I first watched it on Thursday, it had 40,000 views. It’s closing in on 200,000 now.

Have a great weekend…and good luck to the marathoners!

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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