A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 25, 2015
Month 01—January

The following words or phrases are about January:

“As January goes, so goes the year” or “January Barometer” (Wall Street proverb)
“January is the Monday of the year”
“Slow as molasses in January”
Veganuary (vegan + January)

“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other”
“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year”
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right”
“Don’t kiss anyone on New Year’s Day because it’s only the first date”
“Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect”
“I asked the hot girl at my gym what her new year’s resolution was” (joke)
“I can’t believe it’s been a year since I didn’t become a better person”
“It’s not what you eat between Christmas and New Year’s that makes you fat…”
“Kiss me. It’s midnight somewhere”
“Lift your left leg up on December 31st at 11:59:59. Start the New Year off on the right foot”
“Make your exercise resolution on the Chinese new year to avoid crowded gyms”
“Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits”
“Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it”
“Mary and Abby!"/"Mary and Abby who?"/"Mary Christmas and a Abby New Year!”
“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions”
“My New Year’s resolution is 1080p”
“My New Year’s resolution is to help all my friends gain ten pounds so I look skinnier”
“My New Year’s resolution is to stay out of shape. Maybe I won’t stick with this one either”
“My New Year’s revolution is to proofread more”
“My wife still hasn’t told me what my New Year’s resolutions are”
“New Year’s Eve forecast: Mostly drunk, with a slight chance of passing out”
“New Year’s Eve is the only acceptable time to wear body glitter”
“New Year’s is a holiday created by calendar companies who don’t want you reusing last year’s”
“New Year’s Resolution—A ‘to do’ list for the first week of January”
“People treat New Year’s like some sort of life-changing event”
“The library before finals looks like the gym after New Year’s”
“The quality of a champagne is judged by the amount of noise the cork makes when it is popped”
“Today is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one”
“When does New Year’s Day come before Christmas?"/"Every year!”
“Your Merry Christmas depends on what others do for you; New Year on what you do for others”
“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve”
Big Apple on New Year’s Eve Ball at One Times Square (1981-1988)
Cake Day (New Year’s Day, from Scotland)
Hoppin’ John or Hopping John (Limping Kate; Limping Susan)
New Year’s Foods (rice for riches, peas for pennies, collards for dollars, greens for greenbacks)
Texas Caviar (black-eyed peas)

Roscas (Rosca de Reyes—Three Kings’ Cake or Three Kings’ Bread or Kings’ Ring)
Three Kings Day Parade

“Big Apple” date?: January 15, 1920

Confederate Heroes Day

JANUARY (third Monday)
Blue Monday (third Monday in January)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityCalendar • Saturday, July 25, 2015 • Permalink