A Little Effort this Year
Okay…so I usually don’t go all out for seasonal decorations…it’s just not my thing, but for some unknown reason, I decided to put a little effort into our pumpkin carving this year for Halloween. I did a little research on the interwebs, and decided to “help” my kids do their pumpkins. After seeing some success, I asked my wife to pick up a pumpkin for me, which she kindly did, and I proceeded to undertake the most difficult carving job of my young carving career; the mug of Sarah Palin. I figured with the election being a short three days away or so, it was apropos. I had been taught via the web that you can actually accomplish “shading” with pumkin carvings, which I didn’t realize was possible before three days ago.
Well, it created quite the stir in the neighborhood. Word spread of the unlikely masterpiece, and people started coming as if to the neighborhood pumpkin Mecca. Lot’s of comments and ooh’s and ah’s. Honestly, while I was working on it for the two hours that I spent, I really didn’t think it would turn out (and neither did my wife, Crystal). Even when it was mostly done I thought it was a bust…but I put a little light in it and turned down the lights, and voilà! I did some finishing touches to bring out the glasses a little more, and added shading to the hair, and I was done. We put them out for all to enjoy who could make it by…and now I’m putting them out for you.
First, the kid’s pumpkins.
And, for the Palin.
All in good fun, I guess.