Transition

As we move from an odd-numbered to an even-numbered year, please be aware of the corresponding changes.

Good for you in 2007, bad in 2008:

Butter

Carbohydrates

Eight glasses of water per day

Galoshes

Touch-screen voting machines

Trilobites

Doris Roberts

Bad for you in 2007, good in 2008:

Margarine

Sodium

Singing in rounds

Going outdoors bare-headed

Twister, the Milton-Bradley Game That Ties You Up in Knots

Pleasureville, Kentucky

Hello, ladies

The good news is that there's a new automatic air freshener attached to the wall of the bathroom at the office. The bad news is that it was installed at the same height as my head, near the sink. Once every so often, without warning, it squirts an orange-scented puff of spray. More and more, the right side of my head is smelling like citrus.