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All Ears November 30, 2008

Posted by bookbutterfly in authors, books, school and other academic stuff, survey.
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What be that poll up ahead for? That’s for a book report I have to do next semester for English. We get to choose any book we want, and do a report on it. For our first one, I’m doing TGG (yay!!), but I need to figure out what I want for the next one. I have so many books I want to choose from! So, can you guys help me out? You guys can choose as many as you want, and please leave your comments and thoughts on the books below. To be honest, I’m leaning toward Wildwood Dancing, and although I’m going to read EB next, I don’t want to do another Shannon book for my project. I also don’t think Howl’s Moving Castle will be a good idea for me, since it’s not very short and you guys know what a slow reader I am. A few of the books might not be “my level” enough for the project, and I think I’d read Despereaux earlier, as I want to see the movie asap!! But again, I want to see what you guys think.

Another thing: I know I’ve been really slow on the other stuff, like talking about my vacation and Thanksgiving and all, but I’ll do a late post on that, promise!! Sorry!! 😕

Also, be sure to check out Butterfly Forest later today for a post about new stuff and updates on my review blog!! See ya around!

Lots of MOLD,

BB

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Away Again. November 24, 2008

Posted by bookbutterfly in family, holidays, miscellaneous.
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I was away again. This weekend I was at Santa Barbara, w00t w00t!!!!!!!! And I’m planning on a nice, relaxing week (with some reading, LRRH craziness, blogging, and WORK BLEH thrown in).

I still have to plug in the pics I took at SB onto my computer, so while I get that done, I’ll some up my two-day trip in a few words:

CRAZY FUNNY FAMILY

WEIRD COLLEGE STUDENTS

FEET ISSUES

SHOPPING and EATING

TALKING and WALKING OUT IN THE BUSY STREET

 

Just deal with that for now, ‘kay?

Country Music and Other Randomness November 13, 2008

Posted by bookbutterfly in authors, books, music.
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Wow. I actually had forgotten I had a blog I had to take care of for the past few days. Wow. And I even visited Anilee’s old WP blog, and I still forgot that.  And today was the strangest school day: we had “the largest earthquake practice drill in U.S. History” that had a PA system that informed us, “if an earthquake occurs and you are in bed, stay in bed.” LOL. 😆 On top of that, we had “the talk”. Allow me to end there, s’il vous plait.

ANYWAY.

CMAs!!! Ok, so I didn’t watch them, but I did record it and find out who won. I copied and pasted the winners and nominees waay below for those of you interested.  I’m really happy for Sugarland, Carrie Underwood (who co-hosted the show with Brad Paisley), and Lady Antebellum, but more so for Sugarland, b/c they really swept this year’s CMAs.  I mean, seriously, what is up with CMAs and not awarding female vocalists/bands for Entertainer of the Year?  They work as hard (if not harder) than the guys!!  Despite that, Sugarland actually got nominated for Entertainer of the Year!  Even though they lost that award to Kenny Chesney, I’ll really really excited and happy and glad and elated and….I’m running out of positive adjectives. 😉 Plus, it’s even AWESOMER that it was this year they got those awards and this year I got to see them live in concert.  I’m still grudging a little that I missed the meet-and-greet.  Oh well.  Next time I go to their concert I shall meet them.

What with CMA hangover for me (ya know, like how people are still suffering election hangover?  Current politics quickly got wiped off the whiteboard in my mind, hahaha), I thought of a funny game.  It’s called “BB is obsessed with country music when….” You play it like those other LRRH games, like “You are obsessed with LRRH/Shannon Hale/Harry Potter/etc. when….”  I’ll start off with a few, and if any of you guys come up with some you want to share (or you can link to here on your blog and start a post where you do the same game but with a different obsession you have; if you do this, please leave a comment! I would absolutely love to read similar posts to mine!! 😀 ) I’m uber curious to see what you guys come up with.

You know BB is obsessed with country music when….

she goes on Google and upon seeing her new e-mail, lady [dot] dashti, has to take a double take b/c she promised she thought it said lady [dot] antebellum. (har har har)

she tries to friend and subscribe to as many country artists as possible.

she screams when she sees that her computer is posting the CMAs…Red Carpet Show.

she talks about the CMAs in a full blast paragraph on her blog, and adds the whole list of winners/nominees on the same post.

she makes up this game.

WINNERS/NOMINEES of the COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS 2008

Bold – the winner

Red – who I was rooting for (may have more than one, hehe 😉 )

Entertainer of the Year

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Sugarland
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Alison Krauss
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year (no red here b/c I really don’t listen to male country artists; I guess b/c it’s hard for me to sing along to them, and also b/c they’re usually VERY corny…too corny for me 😉 )

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Alan Jackson
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Rodney Atkins
  • Lady Antebellum
  • James Otto
  • Kellie Pickler

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Eagles
  • Emerson Drive
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Big & Rich
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Sugarland
  • The Wreckers

Single of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Producer)

  • “Don’t Blink”
    Kenny Chesney
    Produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney
    BNA Records
  • “Gunpowder & Lead”
    Miranda Lambert
    Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
    Columbia Records
  • “I Saw God Today”
    George Strait
    Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
    MCA Nashville
  • “Stay”
    Sugarland
    Produced by Byron Gallimore, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles
    Mercury Nashville
  • “You’re Gonna Miss This”
    Trace Adkins
    Produced by Frank Rogers
    Capitol Records Nashville

Album of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Producer)

  • Carnival Ride
    Carrie Underwood
    Produced by Mark Bright
    19 Records Limited/Arista Nashville
  • Cowboy Town
    Brooks & Dunn
    Produced by Kix Brooks, Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn and Bob DiPiero
    Arista Nashville
  • Good Time
    Alan Jackson
    Produced by Keith Stegall
    Arista Nashville
  • Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
    Kenny Chesney
    Produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney
    BNA Records
  • Troubadour
    George Strait
    Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
    MCA Nashville

Song of the Year (Award goes to Songwriter and Primary Publisher)

  • “Good Time”
    Alan Jackson
    EMI-April Music/Tri-Angels Music
  • “I Saw God Today”
    Rodney Clawson/Monty Criswell/Wade Kirby
    Big Red Toe/Extremely Loud Music/Steel Wheels Music/Blind Mule Music
  • “Letter To Me”
    Brad Paisley
    EMI-April Music/Sea Gayle Music
  • “Stay”
    Jennifer Nettles
    Jennifer Nettles Publishing
  • “You’re Gonna Miss This”
    Ashley Gorley/Lee Thomas Miller
    EMI Blackwood Music/Songs of Combustion/Sea Gayle Music

Musical Event of the Year (Award to each Artist)

  • Josh Turner featuring Trisha Yearwood
    “Another Try”
    MCA Nashville
  • Reba McEntire and Kenny Chesney
    “Every Other Weekend”
    MCA Nashville
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
    “Gone Gone Gone”
    Rounder Records
  • Sugarland featuring Little Big Town and Jake Owen
    “Life In A Northern Town”
    Mercury Nashville
  • Kenny Chesney (duet with George Strait)
    “Shiftwork”
    BNA Records

Music Video of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Director)

  • “Don’t Blink”
    Kenny Chesney
    Directed by Shaun Silva
  • “Good Time”
    Alan Jackson
    Directed by Trey Fanjoy
  • “Stay”
    Sugarland
    Directed by Shaun Silva
  • “Waitin’ On A Woman”
    Brad Paisley featuring Andy Griffith
    Directed by Jim Shea & Peter Tilden
  • “You’re Gonna Miss This”
    Trace Adkins
    Directed by Peter Zavadil

Musician of the Year

  • Jerry Douglas – Dobro
  • Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
  • Dann Huff – Guitar
  • Brent Mason – Guitar
  • Mac McAnally – Guitar

 

Protected: School Life: Vol. 1, Issue 1 – The Big Picture (also part of the Ditzy Chronicles) November 9, 2008

Posted by bookbutterfly in Ditzy Chronicles, School Life, yearbook.
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