Thursday, October 29, 2009

There is Room for All

Well I am sitting here in shock right now. I had sent out an email this morning to a business acquaintance who runs a very successful networking group asking if they would like to list their group on the new networking site I had recently created, I received a reply saying that they were confused because there were some other sites with similar names and wasn't I a member of the some of the other sites.

Well I guess great minds think alike. Yes there are some other sites for the area with similar names and I think the creator has done an excellent job with the sites. I just now tried to log into the ones I belonged to, only to find out I have been banned.

I recently created for the purpose of listing networking groups and events. I have had a list of networking opportunities on my website for a number of years and just wanted to give people a central location for this type of information. It certainly was not my intention to do anything that would jeopardize any membership or relationship I had with any other site.

It seems because this is a NING site and my identity is for most all my Ning sites, that perhaps other sites see my universal posts as being solicitations which was not my intention.

I did not even know some of these other sites existed until a few days ago. And with the receipt of the email from my acquaintance, I checked to see which ones I was a member of, only to find out I had been banned. I feel that these sites are different, in that the goal of is for the purpose of listing networking groups and events not news, not public affairs, not music, fishing reports, politics, lake levels, etc.

I hope that we can come to a mutual agreement that we can both co-exist and perhaps help each other.

I'm very sorry if I did something I wasn't suppose to. So folks, if you want to see NNG grow with serious networkers and like minded business people in the North Georgia area, join yourself, list your networking groups, events, and invite others to join.

In gratitude,
Painted Lady Enterprises
"Helping You and Your Business Look Good"


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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Trick or Treat

A greeting card / postcard about Hallowe'enImage via Wikipedia

Fall is in the air. It is October already. This month is filled with lots of holidays besides Halloween. Some notable ones that would be good to remember to send a greeting card - Boss' Day - October 16 and Mother-in-Law Day - October 25.

Lots and lots of monthly observances also this month. The most notable, I believe, is National Breast Cancer Awareness. Do you have a friend or relative who has been affected by this? It also reminds us to schedule the 'girls' checkup. Please note there are a number of other health related observances during October also.

Some other observances that I want to call attention to are: 'Get Organized Week,' 'Customer Service Week,' and 'Home Based Business Week.'

And lastly, the Well cat Wacky holidays. When I read over the list, I didn't think they were to wacky this month, for instance - 'Evaluate Your Life' day. Hmmmm....sounds pretty serious to me. But on the other hand 'Haunted Refrigerator Night' reminds me I need to clean out my frig. That can be pretty scary. I think there are some science projects growing in there.

What is near and dear to your heart of all the observances in October? What do you like about this time of year?

One of my favorite quotes for this time of year is: "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." ~Albert Camus

US Holidays -


National German-American Day


Physician Assistant Day


Leif Erikson Day


National Coming Out Day


Peace Corps Birthday


Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day


Boss Day


Dictionary Day


Ether Day


National Feral Cat Day


Black Poetry Day


Alaska Day


National Mole Day (Avogadro's number)


United Nations Day


Mother-in-Law's Day


Navy Day




National Magic Day (for Houdini)


Nevada Day


Reformation Day

Halloween Safety MonthPrevent Blindness America
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month(see website for board of sponsors)
Adopt a Shelter Dog MonthA.S.P.C.A.
American Magazine MonthMagazine Publishers of America
Campaign for Healthier Babies MonthMarch of Dimes Birth Defect Foundation
Car Care MonthCar Care Council
Celiac Sprue Awareness MonthCeliac Sprue Assoc.
Child Health MonthAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
Computer Learning MonthComputer Learning Foundation
Consumer Information MonthConsumers Index to Product Evaluations and Information Sources
Cookbook MonthInternational Association of Culinary Professionals
Country Music MonthCountry Music Assoc.
Crime Prevention MonthNational Crime Prevention Council
Dental Hygiene MonthThe American Dental Hygienists' Association
Disability Employment Awareness MonthUS Presidential Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
Dollhouse & Miniatures MonthMiniatures Industry Assoc.
Domestic Violence Awareness MonthNational Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Energy Awareness MonthUS Department of Energy
Family Health MonthAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
Sexuality Education MonthPlanned Parenthood
Fire Prevention MonthNational Fire Protection Association
Healthy Lung MonthAmerican Lung Assoc.
Hunger Awareness MonthFood Industry Crusade Against Hunger
Kitchen and Bath MonthNational Kitchens and Bath Association
Liver Awareness MonthAmerican Liver Foundation
Lupus Awareness MonthLupus Foundation of America
Mental Illness Awareness MonthAmerican Psychiatric Assoc.
Pasta MonthNational Pasta Association
Physical Therapy MonthAmerican Physical Therapy Assoc.
Pizza MonthPizza Today magazine
Popcorn Poppin' MonthThe Popcorn Institute
Pork MonthNational Pork Producers Council
Quality MonthAmerican Society for Quality Control
Seafood MonthNational Fisheries Institute
Spina Bifida Prevention MonthSpina Bifida Assoc. of America
Spinal Health MonthAmerican Chiropractic Assoc.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness MonthSIDS Alliance
UNICEF MonthUS Committee for UNICEF
Youth Against Tobacco MonthTobacco Education and Prevention
Vegetarian Awareness MonthEarthSave
Clergy Appreciation MonthChristianity Today
National Roller Skating MonthThe Roller Skating Association
Fair Trade MonthFair Trade Certified
Stress Awareness MonthThe Stress Institute
National Caramel MonthNational Confectioners Association
First Full Week
Get Organized WeekNational Association of Professional Organizers
Mental Illness Awareness WeekAmerican Psychiatric Foundation
National Health Care Food Service WeekAmerican Hospital Association
Customer Service WeekInternational Customer Service Association
National Spinning & Weaving WeekHandweavers Guild of America
Walk a Child to School WeekNational Safety Council
World Space WeekSpaceweek International Assoc.
First Two Weeks
Hispanic Heritage MonthEducation World
Second Week
Home-based Business WeekAssociation of Home-based Businesses
Fire Prevention WeekNational Fire Protection Assoc.
National Newspaper WeekNewspaper Assoc. Managers Inc
School Lunch WeekAmerican School Food Service Association
National Physician Assistants WeekAmerican Academy of PAs
Third Week
Teen Read WeekYoung Adult Library Services Association
Health Education WeekNational Center for Health Education
Hepatitis Awareness WeekAmerican Liver Foundation
Infection Control WeekAssoc. for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Third Full Week
National Healthcare Quality WeekNational Assn of Healthcare Quality
Second Last Week
National Pharmacy Technician Week-
Fourth Week
National Consumers WeekWhite House Office of Consumer Affairs
Disarmament Week (the week beginning October 24)United Nations
National Chemistry WeekAmerican Chemical Society
Last Week
Respiratory Care Week American Association for Respiratory Care

Wacky Holidays by Wellcat -

Oct 12 International Moment of Frustration Scream Day -- To share any or all of our frustrations, all citizens of the world will go outdoors at twelve hundred hours Greenwich time and scream for thirty seconds. We will all feel better, or Earth will go off its orbit. Co-sponsored by Low Thresholders of the Earth League.
Oct 14 Be Bald and Be Free Day -- For those who are bald and who either do wear or do not wear a wig or toupee, this is the day to go “shiny” and be proud.
Oct 19 Evaluate Your Life Day -- To encourage everyone to check and see if they’re really headed where they want to be.
Oct 27 Cranky Co-Workers Day -- In honor of all the complaining and just plain cranky co-workers you have to endure all year, this is the day to let them go with it and enjoy their miseries.
Oct 30 Haunted Refrigerator Night -- Who knows what evil lurks in the refrigerators of men . . . and women. It's time to be afraid, very afraid. Gather friends, open the refrigerator door, and venture unto the realm of the lower shelf, rear. That "thing" inside that container is much more horrifying than any haunted hayride.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." ~Leo Buscaglia

Show someone you care. Send them a H.U.G - Heartfelt Unexpected Greeting - Act on your prompting today.

In gratitude,
Painted Lady Enterprises
"Helping You and Your Business Look Good"


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