Thursday, February 26, 2009

January tees off with World Series of Golf

World Series of Golf Get Acquainted Event Feb. 23rd!

Here we are in Las Vegas at fabulous Paiute Golf Resort. Isn't that blue sky amazingly beautiful? As you can see it was a bright and beautiful event even if it was a little chilly.

I loved wearing all my new Taylor Made adidas-outfits plus their "Burner 09"clubs performed beyond belief. Also, I can't forget the GX1 Yar Golf putter that won the 9th hole with a twenty footer. Now that really was something to enjoy watching! It really was fun walking around looking like my book cover all co-ordinated with my signature colors red, yellow and black.

It was a big day for Thou Shalt Not Whine since there was no whining allowed on the course!

I was a little nervous playing in the World Series of Golf practice Get Acquainted event but once it got going I had the best time ever. It really is a format that any player at any level can have fun with and I even won a some holes which was amazing and astounding!

Everyone was was so friendly, so helpful and so encouraging. The format is all about strategy and how to maximize your skills at the right time for the right amount. Believe me, it's more fun than real golf because you can fold whenever you've hit a crummy shot.

The World Series of Golf is the perfect format for all "Chronologically Challenged Competitors" of all ages and at all stages of life. Be sure to tune in to watch it on June 28th on CBS Sports.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

January Meets from David Leadbetter at PGA Show

BE SURE TO LISTEN: To what Mr. Leadbetter has to say! It could help you too!

Presenting: Mr. David Leadbetter and Mr. Smiley, too!

Things are getting back to normal, whatever that is, around here and we're editing my DVD from The PGA Show with Golf Tips from the Experts to help me get ready for The World Series of Golf on May 13th. Here is a sneak preview of the interview that I did with the world famous instructor, David Leadbetter. It was so great to meet him in person and get to chat with him for a short time.

He was so sweet and genuinely reassuring. I'm hoping some of his calm, cool manner will rub off on me. We're off to Las Vegas this weekend to play a practice round for the tournament. It will be a trial run so the competitors can get use to the poker format. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and hopefully palying well enough not to be embarrassed.

Also, I'm also getting ready to launch my new LIVE radio show "Whine Time with January Jones" on on Thursday, March 5th at 9:00 am PST. Right now I'm working with my wonderful producer, Jon Missall and I think we'll have some great shows lined up and ready to go by launch time with "Whine Time."

I'll get back to you after the Vegas practice golf round and then some poker practice too!

Friday, February 13, 2009

January Jones Seeking Solutions with Suzanne Roberts and Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner and Suzanne Roberts!

This was quite a week! It started on Monday when I flew back to Philadelphia to be a guest on "Seeking Solutions with Suzanne" hosted by Suzanne Roberts. We taped the show on Tuesday morning and Ms. Roberts, who is a proud 86 year old, was the most gracious hostess and everyone on her set were wonderful too!

Of course, I loved getting my make-up and hair done with lots of goodies in the green room . As for the set, it is to die for. It was so warm and welcoming that I wished I could live there all the time. Plus, the food was fabulous and the entire crew were delightful. Especially my segment producer, Laurie Jentes, who is absolutely the best.

On the show our topic was "Dying without Whining" from my book, Thou Shalt Not Whine and we had a fun filled time with a really tough topic. It truly was a girl talk session with two "chronologically challenged" gals who came up with some really innovative solutions for whining about dying and lot of other whines too!

I'll let you know when the show will be televised on CN8 and then a five minute segment on CNN Headlines News to follow.

Then on Friday, Robert Wagner spent his birthday with all of his fans at our home town library.
As you can see we traded books, with his Pieces of My Heart and TSNW, and shared a few laughs. R. J. is still one of the most handsome men around our town and one of the most gracious.

He is going to pass TSNW on to his gorgeous daughter, Katie Wagner who co-hosted the evening with her Dad. Her son is adorable and just as handsome as his Grandfather.

It doesn't get much better than a week with "The Two Roberts!'

Saturday, February 7, 2009

January & Mr. Smiley Support Red Shirt Day

January Jones &

Mr. Smiley
are supporting
Red Shirt Day!

It's our favorite color and everyone looks good in it especially on the golf course!

Please Join us!

Even Mr. Smiley's favorite cousin, "Ms. Kiley"
is helping us to support the troops here and abroad.


If the red shirt thing is new to you, read below how it went
for a man...

Last week, while traveling to Chicago on business, I noticed a Marine sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did not put two and two together.

After we boarded our flight, I turned to the sergeant, who'd been invited to sit in First Class ( across from me), and inquired if he was heading home.

No, he responded

Heading out I asked?

No. I'm escorting a soldier home.

Going to pick him up?

No. He is with me right now. He was killed in Iraq, I'm taking him home to his family.

The realization of what he had been asked to do hit me like a punch to the gut. It was an honor for him. He told me that, although he didn't know the soldier, he had delivered the news of his passing to the soldier's family and felt as if he knew them after many conversations in so few days.

I turned back to him, extended my hand, and said, Thank you. Thank you for doing what you do so my family and I can do what we do.

Upon landing in Chicago , the pilot stopped short of the gate and made the following announcement over the intercom. 'Ladies! and gentlemen, I would like to note that we have had the honor of having Sergeant Steeley of the United States Marine Corps join us on this flight. He is escorting a fallen comrade back home to his family. I ask that you please remain in your seats when we open the forward door to allow Sergeant Steeley to deplane and receive his fellow soldier. We will then turn off the seat belt

Without a sound, all went as requested. I noticed the sergeant saluting the casket as it was brought off the plane, and his action made me realize that I am proud to be an American.

So here's a public Thank You to our military Men and Women for what you do so we can live the way we do.

Red Fridays.

Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the 'silent majority.' We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking
numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing.

Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of American's supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -- and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that .. every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something red.

By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not belong before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once 'silent' majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make things better for you?' is 'We need your support and your prayers.' Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something red every Friday.

Friday, February 6, 2009

January Jones & Mr. Smiley at The PGA Merchandise Show

Here's a great big, heartfelt "Thank You" to all my friends at Yar Golf, Taylor Made - adidas Golf, JH Gloves and especially Bogie Bob from January Jones and Mr. Smiley!

We are finally home after one of the best promotional events that I have ever attended. The PGA Merchandise Show was amazing, astounding and absolutely the most fun Mr. Smiley and I have had ever since he made the traveling team.

Actually, this was Mr. Smiley's first trip and truthfully he was the hit of the show. If I had been able to clone him, we would have sold out the first day. Also we discovered that he is the biggest "Chick and Child Magnet" in the world. As you can see, everyone loved him and he loved them right back doing all of his tricks non-stop from morning to night.

We had quite a time networking and meeting some of the biggest names in golf...names like Annika, Lorena, Boo and Butch. Everyone loved my book and I picked up all sorts of tips for my World Series of Golf Tournament in Las Vegas on May 12th. I'll be sharing the all the secret tips with all of you since I know you can keep secrets too!

The best news was that I got my official engraved GX1 Yar putter and it's the most amazing putter that I have ever used. I absolutely love it. I am the spokeswoman but I'd play with it even if I had to pay for it. I'm the one who loved it at first putt last year in Vegas and now I love it even more. Plus all the folks working for Yar Golf are the best ever. this is really a Smiley group and they adopted Mr. Smiley as the Yar Golf mascot.

I didn't know this but the putter was originally created to allow one-armed veterans from the Iraq War to be able to play golf. However it is the perfect putter for "Chronologically Challenged Competitors" like myself who never, ever want to bend over again to pick up a ball, ball marker or putter.

When I arrived, Taylor Made - adidas Golf had shipped my new wardrobe to the hotel. I was in heaven with all sorts of new outfits from Taylor Made and Ashworth. How did they know that shoes (and especially golf shoes) are my not so secret passion? The outfits and shoes are to die for and I almost did when I had to walk back and forth everyday at the biggest golf event in the country and the world. We must have walked at least 20 miles a day and I'm not kidding!

I can't forget to mentions my great JH Gloves that were especially made in red and yellow to match the cover of my book. As any woman knows it's not about how you play the game but how you look when you actually do play!

I've lots more good stuff to share and more secrets.

In the meantime, Remember...Thou Shalt Not Whine and then... Thou Shalt Look Divine!