Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

It is that time of year again. Yes, right here in small town USA the only place that hosts a watermelon drop to celebrate the coming of the new year. We are gathering with some of our friends for libations then we will walk downtown for the second annual watermelon drop.


Yes, blogger friends this is the second time we get to witness such a grand celebration. Last year at the first drop there were 9 melons that emerged from this big watermelon and went splat on the ground. Much cheering and some jeering went along with the drop but everyone was happy to witness such a spectacle. Of course there were fireworks afterward too. So even though it will be cold we will gather with the other folks to watch 10 watermelons go splat and to see the sky light up with fireworks. I hope you all have something to entertain youself tonight as you ring in the new year. I wish you all a Happy Healthy Creative New Year.

18 comments:

Lynn said...

This is creative and hysterical. Hope you do not get splat on!
Or you could run close and collect seeds to put in your next art collage! Happy New Year!

marianne said...

don stand under that watermelon Lisa.
Keep your glass of champagne at a safe distance
Happy New Year!!
love
>M<

sukipoet said...

Hysterical is right. Never heard of such a thing. You live in a town with a sense of humour. Happy New Year to one and all.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a hoot. I am glad you guys know how to enjoy yourselves. This is a lot easier than slicing one of those giants. I may have New Year's in July in your honor!

Julie said...

lol...how ingenius!!! Sounds like a fun time!!! Be careful.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I had to reread this to see if I had read it right the first time. LOL What a hoot!!
Is this Before or After the champagne??? :))
Hope you have a wonderful creative 2010.

Artist Victoria O'Neill said...

what a great tradition. i heard one this morning that somewhere people wear colored underwear to bring in the new year, others jump off chairs......it's all good :)

Evelyn Howard said...

Happy New Year Lisa.

Wow, I would love to see that someday!

PAK ART said...

A watermelon drop sounds spectacular. We have a town in AK that has an annual "moose dropping" festival. PETA petitioned to have it stopped citing horrible treatment of moose. Just a case of unclear grammar. They drop the moose droppings from a helicopter, not the moose. Everyone in AK got a kick out of that one.

soulbrush said...

ROFLOL...what an unusual and hilarious way to start a new year, guarantedd to get everyone happy. so happy splatterings to you for 2010.

Teri C said...

A watermelon drop! Wow, what a creative idea!!

Happy New Year dear friend.

Margaret Ann said...

Unbelieveable...Hope your had fun...(In Flagstaff Arizona they drop a pine cone from the third story of an historic building...Go figure!)Happy new year's wishes to you! :)

Gail said...

Some people get to have all the fun! I hope the new year was a wonderful celebration and a promise of a great year to come. gail

Stampmaiden said...

Happy New Year, Lisa! What a great and fun way to welcome 2010 and creative I might add. LOL!!
Linda

Jenea said...

Happy New Year!!! Looks so funny!! Yohohooo! :)

Quiet Paths said...

Well, like my Gpa used to say: I never heeerd of such a thang! You just made me smile. Thank you.

katie jane said...

I've never heard of this! Stand back.

messyfish said...

only in America! oh, but what happens as the years get on? 99 watermelons in 2099?