Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Well, I've already picked out seven pumpkins this year (a part of the process that's never been much fun for me) and I'm committed on at least one carving. And so carve I will. But I think most of the jacks are just going to get hacked out so I can enjoy that burning pumpkin smell while I'm working on what I'd rather be working on. It's kind of sad but it makes sense to me. My mom has been dead for years. There aren't many trick-or-treaters here, these days, and a language barrier prevents most of them from inquiring about my jack-o-lanterns, anyway. I can always get my jacks exhibited but that just means more people wanting me to carve jacks for them than I can possibly handle. I don't know why I've never entered one into a contest. It seems like I only hear about them when it's too late. And those are generally for kids and amateurs and I wouldn't get much personal satisfaction beating the snot out a bunch of little kids in what is supposed to be a fun thing for them.
Oh well. With any luck, they'll soon develop artificial pumpkins that I can carve the same way I carve the real item. Funkins aren't quite there. yet. Then I don't think I'd mind so much. Then maybe I can burn newly-developed candles that smell like burning pumpkin, just to make the effect complete. The pumpkin-guts I'm not going to miss...
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
So I saw a thing in the paper about a pumpkin thingy in Old Colorado City on Saturday and thought "Yay! Perfect fodder for the Countdown to Halloween thingy!" and took time out of my empty schedule to drive down there to check it out. And it's not that it was boar-ing...
...But by the time I got down there it was over and they were loading the colossal pumpkins back on the truck. Aw....
But anyway this looked to be the largest pumpkin. I don't know what the hell you do with a pumpkin that size but there ya go...
And this was evidently the favoritist pumpkin, for some reason. Apparently they're going to cut a door and windows into it, move some little people in and shoot a new reality show for The Learning Channel. A deep fried Mars Bar for anyone who can guess the title.
And someone who was born a century too late decided it would be a good idea to have a requisite creepy clown to make balloon animals and who knows what all. Tsk....
Here's a cute window painting at the nearby Goodwill.
And there was also a scarecrow contest, though I found most of the entrants to be a tad too quaint. To give you an idea, here's one served up by the local Italian restaurant.
And from the local Barbecue...Spider Pig. Yeah. Well, it probably looks more terrifying at night when it's eyes are aglow with arachno-porcine hellfire.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Well, time to take the plunge, again. Last year I was worried that I couldn't find enough material for a daily post for the Countdown to Halloween and I figured I'd pretty much shot my wad by the time it was over. This year I'm that much more nervous but I'm no less enthused so hopefully I won't have anything to apologize for on the big day. I'm not sure what's going to come out of this blog for the next 30 days but hopefully some of you will find the unfolding mystery of it interesting enough.