Now that we have entered December, it's time to count down to December 21, 2012 -- the date on which some calculate the Mayan calendar ends. Doomsayers fear that the date will mark the beginning of the end -- the Apocalypse. Far more optimistic people believe that it will be a turning point of enlightenment or spiritual awakening for mankind.
Most people dismiss both ideas, however, suspecting that life will go on pretty much as it has: there will be war and strife around the world, and there will also be those who strive for peace and solutions to our problems. But to think that the world will suddenly flop to one extreme or the other is unlikely.
I'm sure there will be December 21 parties, harolding in whatever happens with loud music and vodka shots; some might hunker down in their basements, hoping to survive the meteor strike; and some might gather on rooftops to greet the benevolent space aliens who will save us all from our primitive ignorance.
What about you? Are you planning to do anything different or unusual on December 21? Take the poll, and give us your reasons in the comments section.