Taylor Swift gets it. She’s young, yet mature. She realizes she has young fans who follow her every move, and is not about to screw up. I like that about her. I like that she isn’t so caught up in herself.

Case in point, Taylor says when she is signing autographs and sees a six-year-old girl wearing a Taylor t-shirt with her mom by her side, she never forgets that image. It is stored in her mind for whenever the time comes to make a decision. Gotta love that.

When the morning show won our first CMA award last November, we each received handwritten notes from Taylor in the mail. Mine read, “See you at the show. Now go out and buy yourself a cute dress!” Her parents have taught her well.

My mother has always been big on thank-you notes. As a result, I buy plenty of stationary. I’m teaching the boys to do the same. It’s a slow process, especially when Griffin says, “Can’t you just write them for me?”

Where were the Taylor Swifts when I was younger? My mother threw a fit over the POISON poster I hung on my wall. At the time, I didn’t see what all the fuss was about.

Four men wearing makeup. Eyeliner, no less.

Ironically, Taylor wears NO makeup in PEOPLE magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People issue.