2011 Here We Come

It seems the year has passed by so fast, I hardly know how to describe all the changes that have happened in my life in 2010.

It seems trite to list new year's resolutions so instead I will post new life lessons that I wish to live by for the new year:
1. Passion is key to reaching any goals in life.
2. You are shaped by your own perceptions. You can change this.
3. Do 1% more and you will be ahead of 99% of the world.
4. Change is challenging and difficult, but essential for growth.

To those whom I missed for xmas presents I'm soo sorry, you know how I am... Look forward to some New Year's goodies to land on your doorsteps soon! I'm actually jealous that I got these gorgeous gourmet marshmallows for you guys instead of myself. ;)

In case that doesn't get you drooling, how about these French lavender, honey, vanilla, sea salt caramels! ....droooooooollll...

Most Airplayed Artist in the US, Last Decade

 Tim McGraw

Country Music Claims Most-Played Artist Of The Decade

Posted Tue Aug 3, 2010 4:32pm PDT by Wendy Geller in Our Country
I've written numerous times over the past year about how country is the powerhouse of the music world these days. In an industry that's facing no shortage of challenges, country music continues to stand out and chug along.
Sure, Nashville's seen its own share of dips and valleys, but for the most part, it's continuing to churn out tunes, packed venues, and Taylor Swift-sized personalities with daunting regularity in the face of a recession.
And here's yet another piece of information to support country's strength. According to Nielsen BDS--the service which tracks and reports all airplay of songs on radio, TV, and Internet--a country musician had the most airplay of any artist, in any genre, in the past decade.
Which musician are we talking about? Well, there are certainly plenty of country entertainers with mega-amounts of airplay under their Stetsons, so this might be a tough one to guess.

However, in this case--the winner is Tim McGraw. The singer, actor, and husband to Faith Hill's airplay numbers are truly staggering: He racked up a mind-boggling 7,965,000 radio spins over the period spanning January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009. This ranks him ahead of such chart toppers as Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Britney Spears.
Nielsen presented McGraw with a commemorative plaque to mark the feat, with company president Eric Weinberg commenting, "[McGraw's] career and songs have resonated not only with his fans, but has become part of the fabric of America, evidenced by his unprecedented airplay.” Not a bad way to put it, eh?
Aside from this latest accolade, McGraw has plenty to boast about regarding his work in the entertainment field. Since he debuted in the early '90s, he's sold more than 40 million albums; scored 30 number-one hits; and has three Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, and 10 American Music Awards to his name.


 My favorite cookie for dunking into tea are Digestives, they're very hard to find here though.  But the cookie that lasts the longest happens to be Twix bars, though the chocolate does melt and makes your tea kinda gross. ;)

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There are many reasons why I prize my agent. She's familiar about the writing industry. She's enthusiastic about my books. She's very awesome to talk to, and she's comical! She sees what I'm attempting to do as a writer, and at the same time helps me to see different possibilities and the big picture of my writing career. In so many ways, she enables me to continue composing.
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I didnt really think my eye lashes were that short, until everyone begun using lilash!! Looks like it makes lashes grow, but I'd be curious to know how long it takes for them to return to normal.  Are there any good lilash reviews?
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While I'm courting answers (I never receive many reactions when I ask for them), here's some other question, profounder: I'm going to have more liquid income shortly. I actually really took it to heart in Sunday school when we talked about the fact that brotherly love means more if you're not self-important about it, so I am doubtful about talking over this, but I'd like to give a bit here and there. Historically I have given to nature conservancies because I like their goals and their applied, direct approach. The laugh here being that I hate the outdoors but that's where I give. Anyway, I stopped giving to them some time ago when I felt really financially pinched and now I need to make a conclusion. Keep contributing to them? Add another organization? I'm unwilling to donate to radicals who center on lobbying because that's one fouled up scheme. Propositions? Remarks?
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