Tuesday, January 27, 2009

January and PR Pup Mr. Smiley visit The National Association of Catering Executives

Last night my PR Pup, Mr. Smiley, finally made it to the big time and he's now on the official January Jones traveling team. We spoke together at the National Association of Catering Executives at the Marriott Hotel in Marina Del Rey, Ca.

Here we are with our gracious hosts NACE President Jodi who just happened to be the winner of our gift tote bag and book, Thou Shalt Not Whine, along with their wonderful and warm, events chairman, LaTonia Allen.

Mr. Smiley was the star of the evening and was on his very, very best behavior as we shared the Doggy Cure for Whining for the first time. It goes like this: Try to live each day like Mr. Smiley!
A dog never lives in the past or the future. They live each day, each moment in the present. Every meal, every walk, every morning is the best one ever. Dogs (and cats and all animals) live life with unconditional love and they know how to enjoy each precious moment. If you can try to live in the moment with unconditional love then you will no longer be a "Whiner," then you will be just like Mr. Smiley.

It was a fun night since I was able to speak to my fellow workers in the food service industry. I started out as a waitress, then a stewardess, then a restaurant owner, then a facilities manager and party planner so I have paid my dues and can walk the walk. But as you know now I enjoy talking the talk and meeting so many wonderful caring and giving people from NACE.

It can be a difficult job with lots of whining opportunities but mostly is a rewarding career helping people to celebrate life with great food and great caterers.

Tomorrow Mr. Smiley and I are flying out to go to the PGA Merchandising show in Orlando, FL so we'll be doing golf networking there. We're looking forward to meeting some of the biggest names in golf.

After Orlando, we are going to visit with Mr. Smiley's cousin, Kiley Davenport, in Sarasota. I'll be sure to get a picture of them singing/howling together.

This will be Mr. Smiley's first flight so I'm working out the logistics. The big question is how to travel with a dog who is not a terrorist but carries a battery pack just like the Energizer Bunny! I'll keep you posted and take lots of pictures.

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