Monday, January 5, 2009

Thou Shalt Not Whine in 2009!

December 31, 2008

Welcome to Whine Time:

Thou Shalt Not Whine in 2009!

Click below for January's YouTube welcome and introduction to her Top Ten List & holiday interviews

The 2008 Top Ten Lists of Whines,
Whiners, Winners & Good Sports.

January Jones: 2008 Top 10 Whines, Winners, Whiners & Good Sports

Top Ten Whines: "Do we have enough time?"

1. Economy - No one has enough except CEOs, celebrities and crooks.

2. Bail Out - No one is happy and who is going to bail out the bail out?

3. Automakers - So sad, they had to leave their private jets at home!

4. War - Enough is enough, with too, too much money and military.

5. Healthcare - Why is it easier to die than to get treatment?

6. Weather - Do you think global warming might be for real?

7. Elections - Been there, done that, too long, too boring and too stupid.

8. Gas prices - Do you think that we are pawns of some Texas/Saudi OIL men?

9. Air Travel - Too scary, too crowded, too expensive and too much time!

10. Politicians - Are they all crooks or does it just seem that way?

Top Ten Winners: "Who says you can't have it all?"

1. Obama - Historic, handsome and gracious President-elect.

2. Oprah- Despite her usual diet drama everyone loves her.

3. Michael Phelps - 8 gold medals and he's still an all-American nice guy.

4. Tina Fey - Bright, beautiful and brilliant bombshell.

5. Angelina & Brad - Ideal couple, children, career, charity and Benjamin!

6. Jon Stewart - Clever, comedic, cute class clown that never grew up.

7. Anderson Cooper -Tall, wealthy, handsome, clever, dare-devil with charisma.

8. Bonnie Hunt - A mother's dream daughter, refreshingly frank and funny!

9. Regis Philbin- The King of Whining, TV's oldest and wealthiest whiner.

10. Bernard Madoff - Stole $50 Billion and is just surviving on "Mansion Arrest."

Top Ten Whiners: "So many, so little space!"

1. Chicago Governor Blagojevich - This guy is not only delusional, he's demented.

2. Alaska Senator Stevens - This guy is not only a crook, he is a creep!

3. Fox News- Sean Hannity & PaPa Bear whine even more than Colbert.

4. New York Governor Eliot Spitzer - Horny, hookers and hopelessly stupid.

5. Rosie O'Donnell - Everybody loves to bash Rosie, big target with big heart.

6. Bill Maher - This man is trying to get burned at the stake.

7. Stephen Colbert - Belligerent, bombastic and brilliant.

8. O.J. Simpson - So smart and then stupid, stupider and stupidest man alive!

9. Joy Behar - The only original View survivor! Watch out Elisabeth!

10. Jack Nicholson - "Can't pick up on girls in public like I used to."

Top Ten Good Sports: "If you're not a whiner or a winner, be a good sport!"

1. Sarah Palin - SNL was the highlight of her campaign thanks to Tina Fey!

2. Joe Biden - He is who he is with no apologies.

3. Hillary Clinton - It not easy being a loser or being married to Bill.

4. Paul Newman - Handsome, heroic, helpful and honorable HUSBAND!

5. Michelle Obama - She makes marriage and motherhood matter.

6. John McCain - Gracious concession speech plus great talk show guest.

7. Jennifer Aniston - Despite insensitivity in others, she's sensitive and smiling.

8. Clint Eastwood -A Grand Man in a Gran Torino who still makes our day!

9. Kelly Ripa - Regis sidekick, so sweet, so smart, so savvy and so solvent.

10. Laura Bush -Lovely Lady who stands by her man despite some stupid statements with gruesome grammar.

Remember, Thou Shalt Not Whine in 2009!

It's the most wonderful time of the year and now that all the hustle and bustle are over it is time to Whine Down!

I have chosen an inspiring interview that I did this year as a little Holiday gift for you to enjoy.

My guest is Steve Wilson founder of the World laughter Tour. An award-winning international personality on the field of therapeutic humor and laughter, Steve's personal warmth, educational credentials and business consulting experience strike just the right balance to help people and organizations increase productivity, get the absolute most from themselves...and love every minute of it.

Now sit back and relax with a cup of tea or hot chocolate & click the link below to listen to our show:

Then I have a really, really fun interview that I did on Christmas eve morning with Mary Jane Popp on her PoppOff syndicated radio show from KIAM 950:

Just click the link below and enjoy the show:

I have included an excerpt from my book for parents who are dealing with whining children during this holiday season.

Now sit back and enjoy reading about :

Best Overall Remedy for Whining Children

The Norwegian Ris-pa-rumpin Cure

This valuable method for curbing whining in children was brought to this country by my husband's Norwegian parents. We called them BaBa and MorMor. They were wise and wonderful, and dearly loved by their entire family, especially their grandchildren. When any of them began whining about anything, asking the child a simple question initiated the cure: "Do you want a Ris-pa-rumpin?" It is not so much the question as it is the manner in which it is asked that makes it such an effective method.

You may ask, "What is a Ris-pa-rumpin?" As far as I can explain, it is our Norwegian family's word for a little love pat that is applied gently and lovingly to a child's bottom. What makes this cure so amazingly effective is that every parent or grandparent can style their own delivery for maximum effect. My husband would take the child quite firmly by the arm and stare straight into their eyes when asking them if they really wanted a Ris-pa-rumpin.

Truthfully, I have never heard a child respond with a "yes" to this question. And in case you may want to report us to the child protective services, the actual Ris-pa-rumpin cure has never had to be used in our family that I can remember! As for our children, don't believe a thing they say as their memories are not to be trusted after so many years.

Excerpted:Thou Shalt Not Whine...The Eleventh Commandment
by January Jones
Beaufort Books: 2008

The Whine Tester BLOG:
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Coming Soon: 2009!
Interview with Rob McCampbell on The x-Zone!!

Remember, Thous Shalt Not Whine in 2009!

Be sure to send any suggestions or comments you may have to asap!

Now, Stop Whining and Start Smiling
and if that doesn't work then Start Eating Chocolate!!!


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January Jones The Whine tester said...

I'm new at this too and so glad that you have taken the time to comment. Sometimes you wonder how it all works but you have given me a great confidence booster.

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Happy New Year and remember, Thou Shalt Not Whine in 2009!