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Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2004 (12:20 pm)

Every year my grandparents have a pumpkin party. They live on acreage up north on an island, & part of their garden has pumpkins. So in order to put use to those pumpkins they decided, some ten or so years ago, to have annual pumpkin parties.
There's food, alcohol, kids, dogs, a piñata, & lots of people [this year there was 25 or so, mostly family, but a few long time friends of the family]

SO, for the record, let me just say that I'm absolute CRAP at pumpkin carving. I'm totally serious, you could give me a pumpkin, tell me to carve a circle, and you'd end up with something more like an oval. It's quite embarrassing.

So last year, I thought myself quite clever when I decided I was going to uptake doing the Miller HIGHLIFE logo... well, I botched it. [of course] & quite badly at that. I mean, the first problem was that I didn't do the text large enough, so when I carved it, the loops on the letters were so thin & close together that they broke. ya. In vain I attempted to fix it....gimmie toothpicks!... alas, I was unable to save the poor creature. so I resorted to the primitive plan B... which was a rather large eye patch for a quite generic pumpkin face. ::shakes head in disappointment::

This year, my cousin took it upon himself to restore the glory to the Miller HIGHLIFE logo, and because of his craftful mastery, we now have this beauty which is carved pumpkin.

this is a tribute to my cousin Nick, and his skill at pumpkin carving. I salute you!

Comments

Posted by: "soprannomi" (dropdeadgothic)
Posted at: October 31st, 2004 01:06 pm (UTC)

Fantastic! Now there's a pumpkin I've never seen, very clever. That get together sounds great, that's the kind of gathering I favor.

Posted by: dissolves instantly (sahrie)
Posted at: October 31st, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)

ya, I enjoy family gatherings. I'm pretty big on family, & it is somewhat difficult seeing as Andrew's are all the way in England.

doesn't make for a very easy sunday dinner!

Posted by: "soprannomi" (dropdeadgothic)
Posted at: November 1st, 2004 06:22 am (UTC)

No, I can imagine. But still, it looks like you did o.k. Why is Andrew in England by the way, and how long, and where?

Posted by: dissolves instantly (sahrie)
Posted at: November 1st, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC)

oh no, Andrew isn't in England, he is here; it's his family that is in England.

sorry, I'm not very clear sometimes... things sound good in my head, but once they get into text the meaning becomes slightly ambiguous.

Posted by: "soprannomi" (dropdeadgothic)
Posted at: November 1st, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)

Ah, I see. No, this magazine is unlike anything I've ever seen. I got it as a Xmas gift last year. It is in a word, morbid.

Posted by: dissolves instantly (sahrie)
Posted at: November 1st, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC)

so it's not Harpers Bizarre then... hm.

Andrew gets this one magazine called "Zoo" ... it's completely a guys magazine [football & boobs etc...].
The difference between English & American magazines/newpapers [& society] is pretty interesting... like in England it's ok for someone to be looking at a magazine/newspaper that has boobs & butts printed in it while on the subway, but if someone were looking at something like that on a bus here, it would be considered taboo.

::shrug::

Posted by: "soprannomi" (dropdeadgothic)
Posted at: November 1st, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC)

That is interesting, I've noticed that inclusion of what would be considered porn in otherwise secular mags. This mag has a small porn section, but is in no wise a "porn" mag. This is the link http://www.bizarremag.com/ask_bizarre.php

Posted by: dissolves instantly (sahrie)
Posted at: November 1st, 2004 04:37 pm (UTC)

based on your description of the item it's probably something best not to be viewed at work I imagine.

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