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@ginidietrich @M_Koehler Just not as bad as that one. 3 weeks without my wheels was torture
1 month, 4 weeks ago on 2015 Business Goals
Let's hope 2015 is a MUCH better year all around. Sadly I won't know our business results until mid February. I think we did ok but what was needed to be done to hit those puts us behind already for 2015. Hopefully no more ingredient issues, factory explosions, & massive weather issues. And I just looked, dang you dusted me on miles. I hit 5,000, I was sure it was a heck of a lot more. That probably isn't counting any time on a stationary due to weather and my accident. That alone cost me at least 1,000 miles. No accidents in 2015!!
The Arby's commercial is better than anything else they would have spent months and months working on.
3 months ago on Gin and Topics: The American and Canadian Differences
@designarts @ginidietrich @M_Koehler Well one keeps me going and the other keeps me going. We won't discuss the amount of either that is generally consumed.
3 months, 1 week ago on The Grateful Challenge
I'll have to work on this sometime this week. 3 people down in the office so I'm picking up the slack. I'm instantly grateful for espresso and Aleve. And you my friend, ye who helps keep me sane.
Spatchcocked chicken is pretty dang delicious. I would suspect so would turkey. We always brined our birds and they came out delicious and Niagra Falls like juicy. We never had a crispness issue on the skin. Always crisp. No excuse me while I gather my spandex and do 80's era arobics routine on "Crystal Light". Or I'm sure what they were on could be called Crystal.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Guys Recreate Kardashian’s Rear-End Photos
Twilight Breaking Cookie: Still a better love story than Twilight
5 months ago on Gin and Topics: Shimmy P Goes Job Hunting
For the record, your pasta and sugo kick ass, especially when it's in the form of lasagna. And yes boys are dumb. I really cannot defend us when it's the honest truth. You aren't going to see to many girls jumping stacked appliances. Freakin' A boys line of for that.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Alex Trebek Gets Even
Oh Grover. You really are me in Muppet form.....and SUPER GROVER.
1 year ago on Gin and Topics: Grover, an Angry Cat, and the Luge
I love this list. I'm not quite there to make a list like this yet, but Trent and Mikaela will always, ALWAYS, be #1 no matter what. I really want to do #14. Soon, as in a few months soon I hope. And I'm so glad to see #44.
1 year, 3 months ago on The 82 Things I Love
I tried WordPress and couldn't work it. I'm gonna go on a limb and say 99% of the issue was user error. I have offically turned into an old man when I started having trouble adapting to changing technology and times. I do the writing that I do in Word and pen and paper. Lately it's been more pen and paper just for various reasons, but that is less than ideal. I have the worst penmanship, which you have seen and can attest to. I need to try WordPress again and will look into a few of the others you mentioned. Nice and timely post Lil G.
1 year, 8 months ago on Seven Tools for Writing Blog Posts
What, no "twerking" vid that I posted? bah.
1 year, 8 months ago on Gin and Topics: Mean Tweets and Our Preconceived Notions
@ginidietrich @campaignfodder Either way, it's hi-lar-ious
2 years ago on Gin and Topics: Harlem Shake, Downton Arby’s, and U.S. Military
In Soviet Russia, lake park car for you!
@ginidietrich Almost, until I remember its an Applebees
2 years ago on Six Tips for Managing an Out-of-Control Social Media Crisis
And yes drunk people and insomniacs are on Facebook at all hours of the night. And Pinterest. Please take Pinterest away from my sister when she cannot sleep
Wow, great post. But why did this have to happen in my adopted city. Are there any good stories that come from here other than Cards beat the Cubs? I didn't realize all of this was going on. Jeez, who was watching their feed, a 14 year old? I've seen Trent handle things more professionally.
@ginidietrich @RebeccaTodd Quitting my job now to be Gini's fulltime fiction researcher
2 years, 1 month ago on Lessons Learned from National Novel Writing Month
@ginidietrich @RebeccaTodd 4:30AM is the norm here. But I'm doing stupid stuff like running at that time
@RebeccaTodd The inner recesses of Herr Gini's mind has got to be scary.
@ginidietrich I'd totally be ok with that.
Fiction writing is very hard. I took several creative writing classes at BHS and UNO. I do love to write and the whole creative process but it is very time consuming and dadly time is something I don't have a lot of. Research is incredibly important as well. That part I really loved but again, time is the great enemy. I encourage you to continue with it. I saw that gleem in your eye when you were writing and when you came up with something you thought was really good.
But does it do THIS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHptn_3RyYE
2 years, 3 months ago on Gin and Topics: Haunted Toaster, a Singing Dog, and Prank Call
Oh and #2, that was like the crazy woman on the bus ride home.
When all is said and done, it makes good toast. Yes...yes it does ma'am.
And Wednesday has got some moves. (I didn't know the beserker was back...ha!)
2 years, 3 months ago on Gin and Topics: Make Your Videos Go Viral
@ginidietrich @ADemme You can totally do a candy trade, even as adults. Or just steal from the kids candy supply like I do
@Mr.D No Raisonettes are making the trip so you're safe
@ginidietrich True. But I'd get stabbed in the back either way. I'd rather work from my home office or living room. I get so much more done and I'm more comfortable, and I'm not sitting in the petri dish that is the office environment.
2 years, 4 months ago on Pros and Cons of a Virtual Office
@jasonkonopinski @ginidietrich I do the same...the not showering part. Not the make up part. I always make sure I have a good blush on.
I cannot speak about the pros and cons in your field but in my job I LOVE working at home. Our group initially started doing it as a half flex day once a week when gas prices here in St Louis were circling $4 (yeah I know that's cheap compared to you guys) and it has slowly expanded to when things are slow or there is something going on with the Cardinals because of our proximity to Busch. 95% of my day is at my desk reporting, or putting out fires at our factories, or dealing with requests/issues from our sales force that the majority of them are not local. There is no reason for me to physically be in the office. I do not miss the issues that you mentioned when I can work from home. Our floor alone has around 100 or so people and it's almost as bad as being in high school with the petty arguments, horrible manners, and all the other distractions. When I work from home, I can cram an entire day into 4 hours. I have no one taking to me over the wall, no one stopping by, I do not have to listen to the extremely loud guy next to me who is on a never ending conference call.
However, there are some drawbacks. There are so many political games being played that not being in the office I miss out on what is going on. That might actually be a good thing but when it's issues I'm involved with and people are weaseling their way into something that they only have a portion of the facts, being absent is difficult. Plus, we have a lot of "old school" business people that are very resistant to change in general but really resistant to doing anything virtual. One executive put his foot down about it until we had the mother ship company step in and say "no, this is the wave of the future and get with it." Also, I miss just walking down to someone’s office to get an immediate answer on something vs. waiting for a phone call, an IM, or an email. I know this is something I hate when people do it to me, but if it's an urgent issue it has to be done. I usually try to check with them that they have a second first before just stopping by.
As much as my immediate supervisor and I do not get along, she has surprisingly adopted this and continues to champion it for us. Which is nice.
@ginidietrich I had tears I was laughing so hard.
2 years, 4 months ago on Gin and Topics: Richard Simmons and Canadian Dance Moves
Whose Line is a show Kelly and I watch whenever it is on. I never fails to make us lose it.
Seems odd I'm not there for the Marathon this time. Sure, I decide to do a different one and you get cool temps for it vs. the hawt temps last year.
2 years, 5 months ago on Gin and Topics: The Hexaflexagon and the Most Adorable Boy
My stance is still the same, no jeans. Unless you are in a factory jeans are not an appropriate outfit for public speaking. I'm weird, I don't even like wearing them into the office. When we are offered blue jeans days I pass. None of my jeans are outlandish but I tend to go loose and baggy for comfort and that just isn't an appropriate office look. And NEVER wear skinny jeans to the office.
2 years, 6 months ago on Jeans Not Appropriate for Business Meetings
@jasonkonopinski @ginidietrich There is so much fat on that comedy cow (last comment), I'm not even sure where to begin! But I'll refrain
2 years, 7 months ago on Blogging Mistakes Equal Lessons Learned
@jasonkonopinski @ginidietrich That would make for fun reading. Or I can do a guest blog on making Ice Cream at the Dietrich house. It's ine of my better skills
But you owned up to your error, unlike far too many, which is very commendable. And I'm glad you thought of something to write about today.
@ginidietrich Yessssssss. I rate enough now to get a permanent spot in the fridge.
2 years, 7 months ago on The 10 Things I Want to Do Before I Die
@DebraCaplickOh. OH! Hell yeah
@ginidietrich This so happening! I need to thing about just moving in.
@jasonkonopinski Jealous on the tour. It really is my ultimate dream holiday, 2 weeks in Belgium and at least 3 in England. I may not survive but good grief what a way to go. Plus I love English cheeses so I'd do some damage there to
Ok this should prove interesting. In no order and are completly random and off the top of my sleep deprived head.
1. Skydive- i'm shocked I haven't done this actually.
2. Beer/brewery tour in Belgium. Fat Trappist monks are the greatest people on earth and they make the best beer. The world is a better place with then in it.
3. Beer/brewery tour through England- This will require me to actually go to England which Mrs K will not allow. I have a good friend who lives in London who has promised me this. The problem is it would require weeks and I would not be coming back. Hence why I'm not allowed
4. To see Pulp/Jarvis Cocker live in concert. One of my big musical regrets......
5. Reconnecting with one of my closest friends from high school... Oh wait I did that already!
6. Run a marathon. Oh wait, i did this 3 times already and working on more
7. Get re-married to Mrs K. She really is my rock and savior
8. Do a concert tour through England- See #3 as these will go hand in hand
9. See both my kids graduate collage
10. Learn to make cheese. What can I say, I love cheese.
I'm sorry fellow footsoldier In the pork mafia and the originator of a following based on Bounty towels, but I'm with Gini on this one. To-do lists are not meant to be permanent and writing them out on paper is very un permanent IMO. The way it should be. Plus there is something so satisfying scrathing tasks off your list. Or in my case scrathing them out until you tear through the proceeding 2 pages.
2 years, 7 months ago on Technology vs. Paper for Your Task List
@ginidietrich @ErinBrumleve Sorry to hear about your friend Erin. That is so sad.
Drivers really just don't care is what I've come to conclude. We are taught to drive defensivly because people are idiots and do not pay attention so you as a driver need to be on the lookout. I try to run defensivly. I try to avoid even being in a position to be near cars when possible when I run. I've even ditched running with headphones so I can hear (which totally sucks I might add). If I know I'm going to be near traffic, I tend to slow down and watch where cars are at at all times. Living in a small town where farm boys think its a-ok to have trucks the size of the Lusitania, I am constantly fearful of getting hit.
2 years, 8 months ago on Seven Tips for Sharing the Road with Cyclists
As far as going too far? Maybe. I'm not a communcations or PR expert or even very professional at times. But I do know funny, and that was funny. And I know ice cream.
2 years, 8 months ago on CBS Issues Fake (and Totally Awesome) News Release
@ginidietrich As I stated before, it's incredibly stupid for companies to try this kind of stuff in this day and age when you cannot hide anything anymore.
2 years, 8 months ago on Wal-Mart in Hot Water: Honesty and Transparency an Issue
Just when you think things couldn't get any worse. What in the?! This is just incredibly stupid on the PR's firms part if they really did instruct her to do this. In this day and age where it is IMPOSSIBLE to cover anything up, people still do try to do this stuff? How is this benefiting anyone least of which WM who this firm is representing? Instead they've made a horrible tense situation worse. Unbelievable.
@ginidietrich Totally trying this when I return home
2 years, 9 months ago on Gin and Topics: Truth is Stranger than Fiction