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@ginidietrich You and me both! I had one ride recently and thought I was going to explode from joy.
Let's stick with my weather app. Says 63 degrees on April 10th.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Hugh Jackman Sings and a Waitress Will Make You Cry
Hahahahahaha!!! 7 day forecast!!! Gosh, I hope that's not all true! April 10th...holding out for April 10th! Gonna go check the extended forecast again on my phone. Pray for good news!
(Though I must say, I do find it hysterical that even @gini has had enough of winter.
@ginidietrich, PHEW! It is an awesome vid...but I was kidding...
I knew you were not serious about the weather...but I know some readers might not be clued in to reality. HIGHLY doubtful with this crowd. But just in case...
I do still blame you for all the snow, however. All those damn snow dances that you and everyone else did over the past several years is having an impact. But I got a REALLY warm winter jacket this year, and since I'm in an apt., I don't have to shovel anymore. So, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
1 year ago on Gin and Topics: The Dance Edition
@gini dietrich, (Why won't this tag you?)
I gots 2 bones to pick with you, woman.
First, climate and weather are different. Weather is too short of a time span to reflect climate change/global warming. Global warming is just one impact from the changes to our planet. Extreme weather is another change. They are separate but related. And who can argue that we haven't seen some extreme weather over the past few years. WOWZA!
2nd, I send an awesome video of a dog dancing...you have all dancing videos, but not that one? Deeply and profoundly hurt. The Beth video wouldn't play anyway...tho I grant you, the huskie video was pretty amazing. Even with them taunting that dog so horrifically.
Let's bring it to the people. Who thinks this video is at least as good as the ones in the post?
Well done, @belllindsay ! LOVE the seniors figuring out vid record. And the old guys who are friends. Sadly, perhaps I identify with them...being old and all. Did you see that the couple on the computer vid has over 1 million views? Made me happy to see that.
Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but I sure earned this one.
1 year, 4 months ago on Gin and Topics: Hip Hop, Bench Presses, and Funny Old People
@yvettepistorio @belllindsay @Howie Goldfarb No you don't. I was so sorry I watched it.
@ginidietrich @HeidiMassey You want I should lie? (Said in my best Jewish martyr accent!)
1 year, 5 months ago on Gin and Topics: A Party Pooper and the Banana Potato Song
Oh, and NOTHING like Captain Crunch Peanut Butter or Cinnamon Life. The best!
OK, I thought the party pooper one was stupid. Sorry. I think it was even fake. Didn't work for me.
But the puppy? I could watch that over and over and over? What the heck was it doing? Trying to catch the air? SO CUTE!
The childhood stuff was my kids...so I just felt old. But the tread mill one was wonderful. He would just go back to running...amazing!
@mickeygomez But sometimes their mouths are a size 12, so that can help.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Worst Nice Meeting You Email in the Universe – An Interpretation
OK, just saw his picture. He's probably not Jewish. But then why is he donating to an organization that trains dogs to sniff for bombs in Israel? I give up.
@IveyWest I am so pleased they did that! He deserves almost whatever comes his way now.
Of course, the asshole is Jewish. Why do my people have to harbor so much of the burden of assholes amongst us? Glad I'm on Jewcation. I can just pretend I'm not one of them right now.
I cannot believe he is serious. @mickeygomez you are awesome for writing this. I hope the story explodes on him and he gets all kinds of horrific press. But let's be honest. Some dumb woman will be attracted to him, find him and they will fall in love. Or at least she, with his money, and he, with her size -4 body. #sigh
@belllindsay Yes, it is. But I think everyone was hoping you wouldn't figure it out. However, when they do the special Canuckistan list, you will be there, right at the top, eh?
1 year, 5 months ago on #FollowFriday: Six Qualities of Past Featurees
@RebeccaTodd And I represent the chopped liver contingent.
@creativeoncall I think I'm in love. #swoon
And note to the wise: Commenting on your phone can mak you look like an idiot. Too many typos! And accidental premature posting.
Thanks for including me! Went back and reread the old post and comments. My day is set.
So about these songs...I should become familiar with someone who has taken to posting information about me online. Where might I find one? And should I be creeped out about this? ;-)Was probably a pity inclusion because we nonprofit folks need all the help we can get, right.Well, at least we all now have bragging rights. Included in 2 Follow Fridays
Oh, you damn lefties with your stupid trust but verify bs. @bobledrew @HeidiMassey @mickeygomez
1 year, 6 months ago on #FollowFriday: Bob LeDrew
@Howie Goldfarb CLEARLY you do NOT speak Cannuckistanese. AY? It is eh. Learn the dialect please! @jasonkonopinski @bobledrew
Bob Le WHO? Oh, PEPE you say? HI BOBLE!!! Nice to have you in the club...that I have already been a member of for maybe close to a year by now. Better late than never, eh? (See what I did there?)
@mickeygomez spoke accurately about our little Bobbie ;-) One of the best things to result from my time on social media is knowing him. HUGE heart. Smart. Funny. Always there to support everyone in a needy moment. And as a fellow biker, I am in awe of his rides. I am still in the 20-25 mile club (WHATEVER that might be in Cannuckistan language.) Much love to you @Bob LeDrew. <3 <3 <3
Interesting that H&M is a comparison company on the chart. They experienced their own maelstrom surrounding child labor and unfair labor practices in foreign countries. Guess that proves the point that companies can survive a social media crisis. But the repeated dings ultimately will have an impact.
As an aside, not sorry to see them struggle. My kids NEVER bought anything at their A&F stores, because they didn't want to look like everyone else. And their stuff was pricey, so they'd rather get more stuff that was less expensive. I hated walking into those stores. Dark. Music blaring. NOT a parent-friendly experience.
1 year, 6 months ago on Social Justice: Is Abercrombie & Fitch Paying the Price?
I worked at a synagogue for 10 years, and as sort of part of the job description, I went to a lot of funerals. Every now and then, there was a eulogy for someone I didn't meet that made me say afterwards, I am so sorry I never met this person. That's what your tribute for Dennis made me feel.
So sorry for your loss Mickey. Sounds like he was an incredible person. I hope that your memories and the memories of the rest of the community serve as some form of comfort.
1 year, 8 months ago on Remembering Dennis Lane
@Danny Brown And if you haven't read Nate St Pierre's post on why he won't work at a nonprofit, I can provide that as well. Provides more thoughts about being a bit more disruptive.
1 year, 9 months ago on Why Diminishing the Benefits of Slacktivism Isn't A Great Idea
@Danny Brown There are so many things so horribly wrong with his post that I don't even know where to begin. He's living in a different sector, and not leading the charge toward innovation and moving us forward. The idea that nonprofit pros need to make paltry salaries is becoming more and more old school as people start to realize that investing in infrastructure, back office, staff, etc., are what will allow nonprofits to achieve big stuff. (See Dan Palotta's Ted Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pallotta_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong.html ) I am with @JohnHaydon here. Not sure his post adds any value to the conversation.
It's about time that nonprofits start doing some things to piss people off. It's about time they start shaking things up. And it's about time they start turning things on their head. The old stuff isn't working. But I bet Unicef's campaign is.
@Danny Brown, oops. I shall go read. Thanks!
Thanks @Danny Brown
I would love to see the data on what happens as a result of this campaign. My thinking is that it will raise big money. And not anger a whole lot of people...I have not heard anyone in the nonprofit sector complain...yet. Hoping that it generates some great conversation as well.
I can't disagree with you about the value of slacktivism. But I do think you are being unfair to Unicef. Their point was not that social media has no value. Their point, to me at least, was that people over value the impact of a FB like and then check out from doing more. We all have seen the power of social media over the past few years...look at what happened in Boston just last week. However, organizations need us to do more. They need us to volunteer, to donate, and to show up. Too many people have decided that it is all they really need to do...provides an easy excuse. They want folks to do more. I think it was a a great image and I was happy to see it.
All I have to say is OMG. Best G & T ever.
(Oh, and when they warned us they were going to show a picture of a real parasite infested tongue, I should have stopped watching.)
1 year, 10 months ago on Gin and Topics: The Obamas Take to Video
So, the puppy is totally adorable. But who the hell ties their dog to a treadmill? And I am biased about the singing kid since I found that video. But honestly, the Panhandler Party truly had me laughing hard. It was really clever. And I am such a sap for any sort of flash mob or surprise like that acting troupe. I just am. So they win.
1 year, 11 months ago on Gin and Topics: Teen Jeopardy, MyFace, and More
Oh my God, @ginidietrich I just watched the first video and I am a total and complete mess. How could you do that to us? I started blubbering within the first minute and it went down hill from there. I'm still crying.
1 year, 11 months ago on Gin and Topics: Iron Man 3 (My Boyfriend) and YOLO
As a relative newbie to the social media for profit space, I find this all fascinating. I'm not sure what the ultimate impact will be for all of these businesses...I know that GoDaddy sadly had a huge spike in business on the Monday after the Superbowl. Whether that was due to the big kiss or the #bigidea, I don't know...but we can hope. I do know that I served Doritos and Oreos to my Social Media Campaigns class on Tuesday night...because that just seemed to be the right thing to do. And they were quite pleased by that decision.
As for kilts, I'm sure it is Danny and Andrew's fault...
1 year, 11 months ago on The Hashtag Bowl
"...Storify users do NOT have access to content on the web that they couldn’t otherwise see themselves.”
This is NOT true. If I post something from a private group and you are a Storify user not in that group and you see it, you now have access to that content. What am I missing here.
The guy is an ass and karma is a bitch. He will get his payback for not handling this well. I'm not sure what he thought he was gaining with his defensive responses.
Thanks for another reminder @allenmireles (because sadly, there can never be enough) that nothing is truly private on the internet. And kudos to the smarties that discovered this, wrote about it, and/or were quoted in this post.
1 year, 11 months ago on Storify and Facebook Privacy Breaches: How NOT to Respond
@ryancox @belllindsay @ginidietrich @jasonkonopinski NOW you are entering one of my most very favorite topics--introverts and extroverts. I LOVE this definition: How you charge your battery at the end of the day....you can be outgoing or shy. That's different that being introverted or extroverted. Ryan, I am a total extrovert. As far to the end of that continuum as I can possibly be. And I am absolutely giddy and joyful to be working at home. Especially in these freezing temps. But it does mean that I need to be mindful about scheduling time with people. I need to be conscious about including fun and meetings and time out and about. It's definitely easier with social media as well. I don't feel isolated. Someone is always available. But if I go too long, I definitely start to suffer. I also find that as I have gotten older, I am able to be alone more than I used to be. I still prefer people, but being alone doesn't deplete me as much as it used to.
2 years ago on Getting Things Done: Why Working at Home is Better
@AmyVernon @AnneReuss Chicago? REALLY??? YEA!!!!!
2 years ago on #FollowFriday: Amy Vernon
I couldn't find it at first...because you edited your damn comment! Bwhahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!
Amy Vernon ...in case you go missing... Wednesday at 9:11am
Amy Vernon ...in case you disappear... Wednesday at 1:41pm
YEA @AmyVernon Wonderful choice, @ginidietrich Amy is the absolute bestest! She likes all my Facebook stuff. She's a really smart grammar nazi--cept when she says "gone missing." She's funny as can be. And she isn't afraid to say the truth. About anything to anyone. And she has an awesome new puppy named Lumi, with the coolest blue eyes I have ever seen. So happy to start my day reading this post!!!
@ginidietrich @AmyVernon Wait! I thought everyone was the wife of @Tinu and we were all sister wives. Didn't know there were cross marriages. That's starting to sound a little crazy to me.
2 years, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Heidi Massey
@Tinu That's alright. I'm old. It's ok to peak now. (Thanks, Tinu!)
@magriebler Cool! Which nonprofit? If you are interested, I run a Facebook group that is just for nonprofit pros in Chicago. We are starting to approach 200 people. Becoming a pretty great resource. Here's the link if you want to join: http://www.facebook.com/groups/282133708530530/
@mickeygomez Awwww, Mickey! That's one of the nicest comments anyone has ever posted anywhere about me. Thank you! So glad we have connected and even met in person. You are a bright spot in any day in which I think of you...which is pretty much every day.
@AmyVernon And a comment on that blog by one of my favorite people!
@LisaThorell Beautiful! Thank you. I will have to see if my musician son has heard of them.
@magriebler Thank you! Do you work at or with nonprofits too?
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes And you as well! Thank you!
@SocialMediaDDS You are always so good for my ego! I feel so lucky to know you, my always kind, upbeat, and encouraging friend. Hoping we can have another lunch again soon! xoxoxo
@DavidSvet I'm too slow to follow. They'll just be frustrated...except on Twitter!
@jeanniecw Thank you! So nice of you to say!
@danieleagee Not often that folks call me that. Thank you. I think...