The Time I Developed an Unhealthy Love of Pumpkins
Well, I figured this was seasonally apt.
This year will be my 5th annual Pumpkin Party. Why pumpkins? Because they’re delicious, nutritious, and you can carve various porn scenes into them.
These pumpkin parties are extravaganzas of gourd, with seeds and guts covering every imaginable surface. There is pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin milkshakes, and toasted pumpkin seeds. I also make a huge pot of hot spiced apple cider, liberally spiked with booze. The party is BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin), and I have tons of pumpkin carving tools including jigsaw and coping saw blades. Basically, if you don’t love pumpkins, you shouldn’t bother coming.
I also hold this party just for my love of Halloween. It’s my favorite holiday by far, and it becomes a 2-month celebration. I started working on my costume in early September since I had to order pieces from China via eBay. Yeah, it’s hardcore.
While I was in Japan, which doesn’t really celebrate Halloween, I dressed up anyway and carved kabocha cooking pumpkins. I showed up to work in costume, and I luckily wasn’t committed to a Japanese asylum! What I’m trying to say is, nothing gets in the way of my Halloween.
In honor of the season, I thought I’d post some of my Jack-O-Lanterns from years past.
2008 dragon pumpkin. Link to the pattern is here.
My 2009 LOLcat pumpkin!
A terrible photo of my 2010 Dramatic Chipmunk pumpkin. Duh duh duuuuuuuhhhhhhh!!
Finally, my 2011 Zombie Michael Jackson pumpkin.