Archive for December, 2011

2011 Fabs: My Favorite Songs

Bob S.

Time for ear candy!!! Here are the songs I’ve been listening to over and over this year.

  1. “Let the Light In” by Bob Schneider (a faboo live version is here)
  2. “Rumor Has It” by Adele
  3. “Down by the Water” by The Decemberists
  4. “Moneygrabber” by Fitz and the Tantrums
  5. “One More Goodbye” by the Randy Rogers Band
  6. “Toes” by Zac Brown Band (flashbacks to Cruisin’ with Carol in January)
  7. “It Didn’t Make a Sound” by the Courtyard Hounds
  8. “Austin” by Pat Green
  9. “El Cerrito Place” by Charlie Robison (alternate: “Beautiful Day” for Caitlyn)
  10. “Blue Is My Heart” by Holly Williams

And of course I keep listening to “Midnight Train to Georgia” for karaoke purposes — one of these days…

Back to the Firsts!

Okay, it’s time to get back to the Fab Firsts blog and ramp this up again. The little martinet in me is harping at me to write a huge post recapping everything that’s happened since June. But that’s too much. So in an effort to fake my way back into it, I have a cunning plan: I’ll start writing about my favorite things from 2011!

But first, a quick first: In August, I switched jobs. I’m now the Special Events Manager for Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region in Austin. What’s so firsty about that, you might ask? Well, this is the first job in my adult life that isn’t focused on writing or editing! So far, so good — my first big event was our annual Choice for Generations Dinner with author Anna Quindlen in November. In this crazy year as far as funding goes (the State of Texas cut $474,000 in federal funding for us), the event ended up being the most successful ever, largely because of the amazing fundraising team and event chairs.

Another HUGE first for me is that I have a literary agent for my super-secret humor book project. That’s all I want to say about it for now, other than I’m so excited about the possibilities!

Oh, and I did I mention that those rascally Cavalieristas Consuelo and Violet now have their own blog and Facebook page? Check it out! (On Facebook, search for “Cavalieristas” — they’d LOVE to get a few more wags, er, likes!

Favorites will start up this weekend!



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