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Um totally! Am tone deaf but it so fits the way the song goes in my head :) Soon I won't remember the words to the original.

1 week, 2 days ago on Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed

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This is a great list. I look forward to checking them out.  Thank you! Actually  the whole "12 days" so far have been super fun and informative. I look forward to the rest eagerly.

1 week, 2 days ago on Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed

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@Eleanor Pierce   


yep been there too  I used to have many a debate over "Prah-ject" and "pro-ject"  at work when I first moved to TO from Boston.  The former was clearly correct ... I mean, it's "prah-duct" and not "pro-duct" so really the same logic should apply.  Then one day, gasp, the horror, I was all like "this pro-ject is going so well" and "this pro-ject's go no-go decision, blah blah".. I had officially gone from snooty to weird... but 20 years later It' still Zee and not Zed so there :)


and aw! The dog is so cute! 

2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: The American and Canadian Differences

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@LauraPetrolino @Digital_DRK quick @EdenSpodek we need a crazy creative meme from you ASAP.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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@ginidietrich Yes, with my 7 year old for sure. #WorldDominance  but the 4 year old I am afraid may be more interested in putting the armies in his ears or something like that - maybe in another couple years for him. 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Three Strategy Games that Help in Business

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@HeatherTweedy @biggreenpen Yes Heather it is a great game. I haven't played in a while though. Having a good partner, one that you communicate with well is so important. It's hilarious to watch the "fights" especially when it's a husband and wife partner and one didn't "get" what the other was trying to communicate in their bidding.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Three Strategy Games that Help in Business

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@biggreenpen Oh man! #LostMySuperPower by a whole 12 minutes!

I used to play WWF all the time and that was the problem, it took up so much time I had to stop. Risk is an awesome game. We don't play it enough. I have yet to learn Chess. I started to learn Bridge (the card game) and that is a great strategy game.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Three Strategy Games that Help in Business

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@LauraPetrolino  why thank you. I have been quietly working on my superpowers for just this day. #Winning @biggreenpen @belllindsay @ginidietrich

2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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My comment is simply this. I beat Paula in the comments today... YAY!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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YAY Paula! wow! Broadway, that's pretty awesome @biggreenpen 

1 month, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Paula Kiger

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@belllindsay you and I have chatted about our similar experiences in the kind of organizations you mention with the really really toxic people. Luckily  I was able to voluntarily leave before they could "really kill my soul". Having said that I do believe some of these people weren't always toxic. Way back when they first started some of them were actually positive and fit into the then culture of the organization really well (i.e. 15-20 years ago in some cases). To your point companies don't do the hard task fast enough. Sometimes that means firing the individual but other times it can also mean finding another suitable  job for the individual within the organization (a probable option in larger organizations but perhaps not in much smaller companies). It's definitely  about recognizing the situation and acting on it at  the right time.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Protect Your Corporate Culture by Hiring Right

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@biggreenpen @Eleanor Pierce @lkpetrolino That picture is most definitely worth the 1000 words. Really well done Laura!

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Employee Engagement: Prepare for Environmental Factors

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Very cool! Love the idea of having everything in one place. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to playing with it as well. 

2 months ago on SlideBatch: A Super Cool New PR Tool

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You are so right. This is such an awesome community. Great post, so many great points. Like you I haven't been commenting much lately but definitely lurking regularly. Thanks so much for the mention... YAY! and likewise. Feel so lucky to have "met" and learned so much from wonderful people like you in this community. :)

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Spin Sucks is the Best Blog for Guest Posts

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Happy Birthday Spin Sucks! Here's to many more... Have a great one!

3 months, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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Wow, you included the trailer in G & T! Yes, This:"The books made me want to wash my eyeballs out with bleach because the writing was so atrocious"... so so so atrocious. To this day whenever I read that he or she "cocked" their head in any book I cringe.

I saw the trailer thinking that the writing was so darn awful so the script by default has to be better.... and yes curious but the trailer didn't have me convinced. 

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Kid Calls 911 for Help with Homework

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Ha! Will be stuck in my head too all day I'm sure.

Gini, I miss the old days of twitter too. Sigh.

4 months, 4 weeks ago on Seven Step Process for Media Relations

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Happy Friday Bob! Although I heard Bob speak at last year's Social Capital Conference in Ottawa (great session; great sense of humour) I actually got to meet him and chat with him  at Gini's book event in Ottawa. Bob, lovely to learn a little bit more about you today and looking forward to seeing you again sometime. Have an awesome weekend.

5 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Bob LeDrew

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While I was decompressing with a glass of wine, he slid a box of stationery to me. He’d picked it up in the museum because he wanted me to have a little bit of the art to take home.

Great gift!

5 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Bob LeDrew

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I pulled up to the museum, Bob took one look at me, and said, “We’re ditching this idea.” He took me across the street for a drink.

Smart!

5 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Bob LeDrew

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Do it Tara. I love it for so many reasons too. There are so many different kinds too. You can find the one that's right for you :)

5 months, 1 week ago on What Having it All Really Means

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Absolutely love this post and couldn't agree more. Everyone's definition of success and having it all is different. Far too many people judge others based on their own personal definition of success which of course may not apply to you, me and the other ones.

5 months, 1 week ago on What Having it All Really Means

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But it got everyone up in arms, including Kim Kardashian who very clearly is an expert on having it all.

Of course, clearly :)

5 months, 1 week ago on What Having it All Really Means

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@KateNolan @ginidietrich done! It's on my summer list . Thank you!

6 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laney Namanny

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Hi Laney, so nice to *meet* you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  I know, it's so hard to pick just one book! The Book Thief is on my list of books to read, I have heard many great things about that one recently. Pintology sounds very interesting - I will be sure to check it out. Hope you have an awesome birthday!

6 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laney Namanny

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@DeltaJones I saw your suggestion about February. It looks good and eventually I hope to pick it up. I love adding to the book list even if I don't get around to all of them. 

6 months, 1 week ago on 10 Books To Read This Summer

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@Genene Murphy @RobBiesenbach Thanks for this recommendation. I'll have to check it out although I hope the "big book" part doesn't deter me.


6 months, 2 weeks ago on Summer Reading: Five Novels and One Business Book

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@Genene Murphy You are right. The last pages are golden. I actually read them several times. Yes, so worth it to get to the end. @biggreenpen it's such a rich story - there is so much more good stuff. Enjoy!


6 months, 2 weeks ago on Summer Reading: Five Novels and One Business Book

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Love the summer reading posts. I am working on mine this week as well. I am glad you got around to reading The Dinner and it made the list! He has a new one that just came out I believe - Summer House with Swimming Pool. I plan on checking out.  I enjoyed The Husband's Secret as well. She has a new one coming out in July called Big Little Lies.

I finally  finished The Goldfinch and would definitely recommend it. Also I just finished The Rosie Project if you are looking for something cute and a fast read!

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Summer Reading: Five Novels and One Business Book

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@ginidietrich @danielghebert uh oh! Here she goes again :) but yes Dumb indeed.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Word Sneak and Baby Giggles

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@danielghebert I hate when you click on something and it's not available in Canada! Boo is right!!! And Jimmy Fallon... Thanks for sharing that one. So funny, Keanu Reeves was indeed priceless @ginidietrich 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Word Sneak and Baby Giggles

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@ClayMorgan I agree with you about my shopping experience at Target in the states- yes usually very good. Unfortunately in Canada, not so much. For the large part, it feels like all they did was remove the old Zellers  sign and slapped on the Target sign. 

6 months, 3 weeks ago on Target in Crisis: Five Lessons from the Chief Marketing Officer

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@ginidietrich @jasonkonopinski It's stuck in my head since yesterday. Thanks a lot! Have a great long weekend!

7 months ago on Gin and Topics: A Memorial Day White Pants Phenomenon

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@LauraPetrolino Yes!!!!!! would so love to meet you in real life with or without unicorns!! Chances are better now that you are moving closer geographically. Plus I am in the Boston area on average every year.... Hope you love New England as much as I did while living there.  @lizreusswig  

7 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Petrolino

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@lizreusswig  Agreed. Seeing/hearing Laura either makes me smile or laugh hysterically - both wonderful things


7 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Petrolino

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@ginidietrich I find it exhausting justifying myself all the time and I wish it didn't bother me the way it does.  How do you deal with it? Do you just say no and laugh it off like you mention  or do you take the time to set it straight (even if they still won't get it despite that)?

7 months, 1 week ago on Run a Virtual Company with these Seven Tips

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@ginidietrich @DigitaleMspace Sometimes nothing sucks the energy out of you like listening to other people complain about one another. (Note the use of the word suck in that sentence. Not a bad word connotation at all ;) !!! )

7 months, 1 week ago on Run a Virtual Company with these Seven Tips

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Totally agree with this. And no doubt there are challenges like with anything but agreed with the comments, you are ahead of the curve. Many people just don't get that I am working because currently I freelance from home. Even if I accomplished half as much but went to an actual office space, I'd be working, according to

them. Perception I guess. As for productivity, the days my boss allowed me reluctantly to work from home in my previous job (crown Corp) were leaps and bounds more productive. Beats someone coming in to your cube every 5 minutes to complain about how so and so got in at 10:00 am and other such things that just make the environment toxic by the end of the day.

7 months, 1 week ago on Run a Virtual Company with these Seven Tips

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@jptoyrental  ah! I should have given you Three Cups first  to read before donating it. If you are still interested,  borrow from the library first or download a preview before buying it. As for donating more, there'll be more opportunities for sure :)

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Books: To Have And To Hold or Give Away

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@StefanyPage  I attempted to read it three different times. I just couldn't get past the first 20 - 30 pages each time and just found the writing style wasn't really for me. So finally, it was time to let go. Also, I have heard similar feedback from many - that they just couldn't get through it. 

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Books: To Have And To Hold or Give Away

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@ginidietrich Yes I can just see it - the next big blockbuster or maybe it will be a story line on next season's House of Cards - the govt. conspiracy behind it all.

7 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Lip-Sync Battle and the Sprinkler Rainbow Conspiracy

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Absolutely. So sweet, easy to get teared up with him.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Lip-Sync Battle and the Sprinkler Rainbow Conspiracy

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Aw! (Grandpa's reaction) - so sweet. The boys cracked me up, love Emma (good question re. bobby pins) and OMG, the woman ... wow. just wow!

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Lip-Sync Battle and the Sprinkler Rainbow Conspiracy

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Yes good idea and timing given that the namesake is back in a couple of weeks! Yay!

7 months, 4 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Kelly Dietrich (aka Mr. D.)

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Love the story of how you both met. Also the part about letting her know why you wouldn't call till you could - awesome. 


We hear  about you from Gini from time to time and see your G & T submissions, but lovely to get to know you better. Happy early birthday! Have a fantastic one.

7 months, 4 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Kelly Dietrich (aka Mr. D.)

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