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The Jack-O'-Lantern! - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
The Jack-O'-Lantern!
I didn't get home until 4:30pm, but when I did arrive, there was a clear winner in the Jack-O'-Lantern Design Contest. The very cute "Yawn!" won - yay! Good work, dark_pheonix! In second place was the also cute "Alien" by capriuni. Thanks to both of you for your wonderful contributions. I should be set for the next 13 years' Halloweens. :-)

So the next stage was to actually carve the design into my pumpkin. I did my best to replicate dark_pheonix's design. And I decided to do a step-by-step photo tutorial on carving a pumpkin. I have included this in my LiveJournal gallery. If you click here, you can see the whole 20 step process. :-)

But I know what you REALLY want to see. You want to see the final result.

Jack at the front door, greeting the Trick-Or-Treaters.
Jack at the front door, greeting the Trick-Or-Treaters.

Jack in the dark.
Jack in the dark!

I wound up having 73 Trick-Or-Treaters. A little less than last year. And I had more candy than last year - so I guess the juniors and seniors get candy tomorrow. :-) The folks were over at Granny's giving out candy and they ran out. After 146 kids came to trick-or-treat. Wow, what a difference living on a main drag makes!

My costume this year for Dress Up for UNICEF (a yearly tradition at the high school) was very simple. I borrowed dad's trench coat, wore my khaki jeans, brown shoes, sunglasses, and fedora. I also had a newspaper with 2 eye holes cut out, and brought my itty bitty digital camera with me. Yup, I was a private dick eye. What I need to do next year is get a pinstripe suit and violin case, wear my sister's black fedora, and go as a Chicago Mobster. :-)

So, another successful Beggar's Night. I hope those of you who actually have beggar's night on the same night as Halloween (wow! what a concept!) I hope that you have as much fun as I have. And remember, if you have half as much fun as me, then I've had twice as much fun as you. :-)

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful
Current Music: Chumbawamba / Just Desserts

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From: capriuni Date: October 28th, 2005 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow!! you get lots of kids! I'm lucky if I get a dozen or so... though I don't do the trick-or-treat thing anymore. The first couple of years I tried, no one came to the door, and I was left waiting and waiting -- until I took a pee break. Then the knocking and doorbell ringing got very impatient. For me, I think trick-or-treating needs at least two people, so there can be shifts ;-).

So -- did anyone comment on Yawn! ?
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: October 28th, 2005 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)
*squee* that looks so spiffy! *is very proud* I'll be showing that pumpkin off to my family for ages, great job!
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: October 28th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)
P.s. I really enjoyed the tutorial wotsit - I've always wondered how pumpkins are carved.
phlegethon_vii From: phlegethon_vii Date: October 28th, 2005 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Wicked lantern right there!!
calapine From: calapine Date: October 28th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
EEe! Is marvellous, yes! :D
shebit From: shebit Date: October 28th, 2005 12:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very cute.

My own carved pumpkin is...interesting.
felicityk From: felicityk Date: October 28th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
That came out great!

We don't get trick or treaters because we live on the third floor and the doorbell's busted.
spooforbrains From: spooforbrains Date: October 28th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's so cool! Even if the one I wanted didn't win ...
mossymosquito From: mossymosquito Date: October 28th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice. :)
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