Are you waiting for the pickle to drop? No..perhaps you are waiting for the possum to drop. Still not your city's thing? I am not entirely sure what is dropping here in Kansas City and that might be a good thing.
■Tallapoosa, Ga., will be dropping the traditional stuffed possum at midnight. It's name is Spencer, and PETA isn't a big fan of the endeavor.
■ After a North Carolina judge decided to let the event proceed despite PETA's protests, a captured possum in a plastic box will drop in Brasstown at midnight. This live possum drop has happened every year for two decades.
■ Marshall P. Muskrat, who is a stuffed muskrat, will soar over downtown Princess Anne, Md., on a zip line at midnight.
■ Chuck, a 6-foot-tall fake chicken, will drop in Delta, Ohio, at midnight. "We couldn't do a live one," says Mabel Hudson, a committee chairman. "We would have had PETA out here."
■ A giant fake sardine will drop from a building in downtown Eastport, Maine.
■ A hog sculpture will drop in Fayetteville, Ark.
■ A 600-pound, 20-foot fiberglass fish named Wylie Walleye will drop in Port Clinton, Ohio. "When we're going down I-75, the truck drivers are talking about Wylie the Walleye," says the fish's handler.
■ Beavertown, Pa., drops a ... stuffed beaver. Of course.
If you aren't into watching animals...stuffed or otherwise being dropped, maybe food items are more up your ally.
■ Plymouth, Wis., will drop the "big cheese" at midnight.
■ A bit earlier in the evening, a doughnut will drop in Hagerstown, Md.'s public square.
■ Miami will do something of a reverse drop, sending its "Big Orange" up the city's Hotel InterContinental.
■ A pineapple will drop in Sarasota, Fla.
■ A giant peanut M&M and a giant peach will drop in Atlanta. Why an M&M? Because not even the wholesome New Year's holiday drop can escape corporate sponsorship.
■ Vincennes, Ind., will drop 14 watermelons at midnight, with "entertainment" from "comedian" Gallagher who is known as being funny for smashing watermelons with a mallet. Before the drop, there will be a Gallagher look-alike contest.
■ A massive, glowing pickle will drop before midnight in Mount Olive, N.C.
■ A 75-pound, light-up Peep will drop in Bethlehem, Pa.
■ A giant, foam potato will drop in Boise, Idaho. The potato cost $10,000 to make.
- And Last but not Least ....in Key West, Florida there is a drag queen named Sushi that will drop while sitting in a very large shoe.
But if you live in or near any of these cities, perhaps you have time to join in the festivities. For a complete list you could check out the Objects Dropped List on Wikipedia.
This year our New Year's Eve is going to be rather low key. Who are we kidding? It's usually a very "stay in" and "stay away from the crazy" night for us, but this year we have a rather unusual time disparity.
When it is midnight here tonight...hubby is getting ready for work at 7 AM Frankenthal, Germany time. He will have been in the new year for 7 hours by that time.
Happy New Year ...Whatever time zone you are in.