Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Those are our pumpkins this year; we're all there. I'm in the back, Rob is in the front and Alan is the tiny speck of a pumpkin between me and Brian with the magic marker vampire face you can't really see (It's the one he wanted...).

Brian, of course, has been wondering if our jack-o-lanterns will lure Roadie the purple badger back for another snack. If kids smash them tonight, I'm sure Rodie will get the blame. I'd still love to know where he got the idea that badgers live off of pumpkins.

Also, check out the cool spider web we have up: It took a bunch of string, theft of one of Rob's Halloween decorations (for scale that spider is about a yard in diameter), and a google image search of "spider web". The web goes from our roof to the ground. I have to brag and show it off here because my family is officially sick of hearing me say "Didn't I do a great job on our spider web" each time we pull into the drive. Nevertheless, didn't I do a great job on our spider web?

Anyway, Happy Halloween! (then 4 more days of politics and... well.. Happy Halloween.)

7 comments:

Scott said...

You did a great job on your spider web!

Ophidimancer said...

Awesome spider web! :D

Question: Are you guys very conscious of what holidays you celebrate and why? Or do you just have fun with them?

santorio said...

i'm so jealous; for years i've thought about a giant spider with web cascading down from the roof; i even got so far as to start on the spider: paper mache over a large balloon. but then i got distracted. now i'm inspired again, though it will have to be next year. thanks.

Reuven said...

BE CAREFUL this Halloween! The Mormon Church plans to hand out explicit literature to YOUR kids!

Java said...

I LOVE the spider and web. You did a great job on it, indeed.

Queers United said...

Happy Halloween!

Scot said...

Yes, all. Yes I did do a great job on the spider web :-).

"Are you guys very conscious of what holidays you celebrate and why? Or do you just have fun with them?"

We do it by our cultural traditions. Heck, all of the major holidays are so divorced from any extant religion and are so pagan anyway. It's just a cultural thing for us, and really, in practice, isn't that the way it is for most Americans? I mean, who is celebrating All Saints Day today? Let's see hands. :-)

"BE CAREFUL this Halloween! The Mormon Church plans to hand out explicit literature to YOUR kids!"

I'd love to see 'em try, and to know if this actually happened.