For this year’s Squirrel O’Lantern, I decided to take my inspiration from the Shelf critter who’d most enjoy the theme of Halloween. Everyone (and by everyone, I mean Draliman and a few other demented folks) loves Zeeba and her fascination with blood, so here she is carved on a pumpkin having freshly knifed Buster while a shocked squirrel looks on to keep the squirrel o’lantern relevant. Each year it seems like I try to do something more and more intricate, and I think I finally crossed the line this year as this was a disaster. Having pieces of the design accidentally become dislodged is an unavoidable hazard in pumpkin carving, but I’d never lost anything critical before…. until this year. The final cut took out Zeeba’s tail, with a small middle piece getting lost in the pile of punkin pieces. So I used a nail to hold what was left of it in place. Hey, it works for Eeyore…
To see all of my previous Squirrel O’Lanterns, look here!
Alright, it’s Share Your World time! Let’s see what Melanie came up with to challenge our alleged intellect this week…
What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top of?
I believe the suite we had the contestants’ meeting when I was on Millionaire was on the top floor of the Empire Hotel in New York, which was like the 14th or 15th floor (Maybe really the 13th or 14th if it was built by a triskaidekophobe). There was no view, though. Outside of that, I don’t have much experience with tall buildings, let alone being at the top of them…
What do you do to keep fit?
I go to work. Literally, it’s my main form of exercise and activity… especially during the winter when it’s too cold to be going for walks. I limit my mini-vacays to four or five days now just to keep me from looking like “xxxxxxxxxxxl” man…
What’s your jack-o-lantern carved to look like?
Do you have hope or have you lost it?
I keep my hope on a rope, so I never lose it….
Have some candy for Halloween!
No wait, that stuff’s nasty!
Here,this candy is much tastier!