Every New Year’s Day, the first thing I do is open The Washington Post and read The List, a comparative account of what’s Out and what’s In in the new year. Other papers around the country may publish something similar, but the Post tends to include a few inside-the-Beltway references.
What always strikes me is that I didn’t know so many things were In until they were already Out. Brussels sprouts, for example. Conversely, I am amused to read what’s now In that was already In for me. For example, IHOP is now In. I celebrated my birthday there (by choice) two weeks ago.
Sorry, Betty White, you’ve been replaced by Anne Meara. I’m just glad you’re both enjoying your due glory.
I’ve jotted down a few personal Ins and Outs:
|Two spaces after a period||One space after a period|
|Oxford comma||No comma|
|Hot house||Central air conditioning|
|Goose bumps||Hot flashes|
|Real Housewives of anywhere||Hot in Cleveland|
|Coffee, alcohol, chocolate, garlic, onions, tomatoes, fried foods, and late night snacking||Hot water and Dexilant happy hours|
|Pandora jewelry||Pandora radio|
What’s Out and In for you in 2011?
Happy New Year.