We say farewell to 2008...with all of it's ups and downs. Not a bad year for me, personally...I've certainly had worse. There's a lot to look forward to in this New Year....and I found a lovely video that echo my sentiments. Here you go....
What a year this has been. Some don't want to see it come to an end, others can hardly wait for the New Year's countdown to begin. Whatever your take on this past year may be, time waits for no one.
No matter where you celebrate your New Year's Eve festivities you will, no doubt, hear such annual New Year's Eve song standards as; Prince's 1999, Europe's The Final Countdown and possibly even, U2's New Year's Day.
But when the clock strikes midnight, in every club and home, on every television and radio, you will most certainly hear the song that has become the anthem of every New Year's Eve, Auld Lang Syne.
As we prepare to bid adieu to 2008 and ring in 2009, with all of it's excitement and uncertainty I have selected a New Year's Eve Song Playlist sampler for those who are looking for some song playlist suggestions.
1. 'Shout' by the Isley Brothers, released in 1959 as a response to Jackie Wilson's 'Lonely Teardrops'.
2. What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
3. Waiting On The World To Change by John Mayer
4. Get The Party Started by Pink
5. You Should Be Dancing by the Bee Gees
6. Beautiful Day by U27. Last Dance by Donna Summer. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1978.
8. I've Had the Time of My Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1987.
9. Everybody Have Fun Tonight by Wang Chung
10. The Dance by Garth Brooks
11. Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy
12. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith. From the film, Armageddon, it was written by Diane Warren originally for Celine Dion.
13. Let's Get It Started by Black Eyed Peas
14. Changes by David Bowie
15. 1999 by Prince. Yes, I had to include this one on my playlist.
16. December 1963 (Oh, What A Nigh)t by Frank Valli and the Four Seasons
17. Dance To The Music by Sly & The Family Stone
18. Rock and Roll All Night by Kiss
19. The Party Song by Blink 182
20. Celebration by Kool & The Gang
21. All Night Long by Lionel Richie. He performed this song at the closing ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles CA.
22. Get Down Tonight by KC and the Sunshine Band
23. Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
24. New Year's Day by U2
25. Auld Lang Syne by James Taylor
So, there you have it. My selections for a New Year's Eve Song Playlist for 2008.
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Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,' regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer.
This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list. This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.
If you receive a mail called 'POSTCARD,' even though sent to you by a friend, do NOT open it! Shut down your computer immediately.
It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept."
There you have it...beware e-card greetings this year...even from family and friends.
Since we are getting closer to "that time of the year", when packages seem to take FOREVER to get from point A to point B, I thought I'd write a quick note about shipping. I have used FedEx, UPS and USPS all, as my primary carriers, in the five years I have been selling my art online. My preference...
UPS for large packages. You can print a UPS shipping label through PayPal and then just drop the package at a drop site. It tracks the package from check in through to delivery...very good, especially at this time of year.
For smaller packages, I use USPS. Again, you can pay and print through PayPal and just; 1. drop off at any Post Office 2. schedule a Pick Up...you have to have a Priority, Express, International or Return package to schedule a free Pick Up...but then, you can include all kinds of ground packages - up to 70 pounds...by including just one upgraded package. 3. For the smallest of ground packages, I can just put them in the mailbox and raise the red flag. Pay and print shipping includes Delivery Confirmation, so...while you can't actually 'track' the package, you can see when it is finally delivered.
The only 'drawback' to pay and print shipping, through PayPal or the USPS...
you can't print First Class International Labels, those need to be taken
directly to the Post Office, paid for and sent out from there.
Soooo...I only send International packages once a week...usually on Wednesdays.
With my schedule, I just can't handle long lines at the post office any more often than that.