For the past several years, I’ve celebrated the first day of the year at Lynn’s Paradise Cafe with a group of 15 to 20 friends.
We all wear our pajamas and spend the afternoon eating and drinking – New Year’s resolutions can wait – and sharing tales about what we did or did not do the night before as we said goodbye to the fleeting year.
I’m one of the huge percentage of people who make yearly resolutions, but I learned long ago not to start mine until the first week of January is over. That way I’m more likely to stick to them, since the festivities are long gone and I’m more inclined to focus on the tasks at hand.
Among this year’s goals: Get into even better shape so that my 36th year of life feels amazing instead of, well, old; put more focus on friends and (maybe?) my love life instead of funneling the majority of my energy and time into work; do something creative every day; and do something that takes me out of my comfort zone, like go to Haiti, which I will in less than a month. More on that next week.
Regardless of whether you set resolutions or don’t bother, I wish you a Happy New Year. Here’s to 2011!
It’s that time again…
Cabo Wabo’s 18th annual Coat Party is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Mellwood Arts Center.
Tickets are $10 and all proceeds benefit Indian Summer Camp for Kids with Cancer.
Musical guest is 100% Poly – they’re such a blast – and as usual, you’re asked to bring a new or gently used coat with you.
For more information, go to www.cabowabo.org.
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If you haven’t connected with us on Facebook, I’d encourage you to make it one of your priorities in 2011. Not only is it a great way to keep connected with The Voice, but many of our advertisers are offering special deals, discounts and products via The Voice-Tribune Facebook page available only to those who’ve friended us on there.
While you’re at it, check us out on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheVoiceTribune.
Save the Date
The Voice-Tribune’s next Third Thursday After-Work Party is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at The Kentucky Center.
All of the Third Thursday soirees are presented by Brown-Forman. This particular party will also be sponsored, in part, by Northwestern Mutual.
Joey Wagner and Ryan Cox of “Wedding Connection” – and countless other ventures – will deejay the event, and we’ll have plenty of cocktail and appetizer specials, as usual.
More details next week.
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Angie Fenton is Managing Editor of The Voice-Tribune, a Blue Equity company. She is also an entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s new morning show, “Great Day Live!”, which debuted August 22 on Louisville’s ABC affiliate. Additionally, Angie is an entertainment correspondent for the Saturday Morning Show with Ron ‘n’ Mel Fisher on 84WHAS (840 AM) and has served in the same capacity for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks; Breeders’ Cup; and Circuit of the Americas during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November 2012. Angie also serves as an emcee, host, voiceover professional and on-camera commercial talent.
Angie has a bachelor’s and master’s in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is the youngest of five — four of whom were adopted, including Angie, and none of whom are biologically related. She is also a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in June 2002. Angie is owned by two dogs — Herbie and Yoda — and feels lucky to have loved and been loved by many more, including Pooch, Jessie, Onyx, Jack and Big Bud, who took his last breath on Christmas Day 2012.