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Ins and Outs for 2009

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Here are some Ins and Outs for the New Year. Even though the economic downturn and war in the middle east are on our radars right now, I believe that this year will be a good one for you, the nation, and the world.

Just don't be caught in 2009 with trends that went out with 2008. And remember that leggings are not and will never be a substitute for pants. Happy New Year!

IN:........................................................... OUT:
Hummus..................................................Hamas
Robbing banks........................................Investment banks
Sparkly scarves.......................................kaffiyeh scarves
Serena, Blair, Jenny, and Vanessa........ Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda
Someecards.com.................................... hipstercards.com
Quinoa....................................................polenta
CSA.........................................................pricey produce
Harvey Milk...........................................soy milk
Loose leaf tea.........................................tea bags
Muesli.....................................................granola
White eyeliner.........................................smoky eyes
Toms Shoes...........................................Toms of Maine
Austin, Texas........................................ Portland, Oregon
Blackberry..............................................blue berries
Rice Pudding.........................................Pinkberry
Eco-friendly skateboards......................scooters
Plaid......................................................Polka dots
Wunderground.com.............................weather.com
Art classes............................................Economics classes
Hardtail................................................Lululemon
Minimalism...........................................Excess
Tap water..............................................bottled water
Turkish eye paraphernalia....................peace sign paraphernalia
Bananagrams........................................Boggle
Yelp.com...............................................dailycandy.com
Fish Phone ............................................exotic sushi
Kombucha.............................................Vitamin water
Environmental consulting.....................economic consulting
Cause marketing..................................online advertising
Change..................................................The Bush Regime
Timberland boots..................................Uggs
Raw sugar.............................................Splenda
Istanbul..................................................New Delhi
Dinner parties........................................cocktail parties
Vintage..................................................retro
Washington, DC.....................................Chicago
Journeys................................................adventures
Meditation............................................medication
Style.....................................................fashion
Chilequiles............................................lasagna
Rahm Emmanuel...................................Jeremy Piven
Blue Mercury........................................Sephora