Tuesday, October 23, 2012

10 Things You Didn't Know About Taylor Swift.

TAYLOR SWIFT is permeating the media this week promoting her album"Red" . . . so why not test your Taylor trivia with the "10 Things You Didn't Know About Taylor Swift". A couple of them actually surprised me.

#1.) She's an award-winning poet.
       In the fourth grade, Taylor's poem "Monster In My Closet" placed first in a national poetry contest. Here's the poem: "There's a monster in my closet and I don't know what to do / Have you ever seen him? / Has he ever pounced on you?"

#2.)  Taylor's dad owns 3% of her record label.
        He was an early investor in Big Machine Records.

#3.)  Taylor's brother Austin is a student at Vanderbilt University.
        He transferred from Notre Dame.

#4.) The DIXIE CHICKS were a major influence.
       There are others . . . but she ranks the Chicks way up there.

#5.)  She wrote a novel when she was 12.
        It's 350 pages and it's DONE.

#6.)  Taylor's grandmother on her mom's side was an opera singer.
        Taylor's grandma Marjorie Finlay was an "accomplished opera singer".

#7.)   Her first job involved tons of bugs.
         She knocked praying mantis pods out of trees on her family's Christmas tree farm.

#8.)  Taylor Swift was the first "Saturday Night Live" host to ever write their own monologue.
         It was song she wrote called "My Monologue Song".

#9.) The thought of a real tattoo actually terrifies her.

#10.) She's sort of blind.
         When she's not wearing glasses, she's wearing contact lenses.

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