Tuesday, October 31, 2006



Pumpkin time

It's Halloween, the only holiday that I truly celebrate, so I am about to embark on the annual pumpkin ritual. I have everything I need: a pumpkin, a knife, and a vast amount of chocolate; hopefully this year I'll even get some trick or treaters.

Photos may be posted later, depending on whether I can borrow a digital camera.

8 comments:

Ditto. Can't be bothered carving a pumpkin but I have a large bowl of lollies for any kids that come around and later I'm going to turn out the lights, fire up the lava lamp, and watch 'Nosferatu'...

Posted by Rob : 10/31/2006 07:25:00 PM

I thought about a pumpkin-carving, but a decent-sized (and preferably orange) pumpkin seems hard to acquire at this time of year in this hemisphere.

Posted by dc_red : 11/01/2006 08:30:00 AM

I don't know why we bother with Halloween in NZ. It's springtime, not Autumn, pumpkins are out of season (and you can't even get the really good-for-carving big orange ones over here), the few kids that turned up at my place as early as 4.30 (!) thought that putting a scarf over their head was 'getting dressed up'and they were rude to boot (asking for more treats). Sorry for being negative but it is just a pain in the behind and is only beneficial to big box retailers like The Warehouse.

Linda Axford

Posted by aladin : 11/01/2006 09:05:00 AM

I hate the way Halloween is being foisted on us. It's just another excuse for marketing crap we don't need.More American cultural imperialism.

Posted by mikeybill : 11/01/2006 12:48:00 PM

Mikeybill: I actually enjoy it. But possibly its because its really just an excuse to eat chocolate.

I had a grand total of seven trick or treaters last night. A devil, some witches, and some unidentifiable. No-one dressed as Ruth Richardson, though. But I'm not that disappointed - I now have a large bowl of chocolate that I don't have to share.

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 11/01/2006 12:54:00 PM

"It's just another excuse for marketing crap we don't need.More American cultural imperialism."

You don't mark Mother's Day then?

It's entirely possible to celebrate Halloween in style for $10. Hardly the high point of marketing crap.

If it was coming out of the UK (a la Guy Fawkes) would you make the same objections?

Posted by dc_red : 11/01/2006 03:01:00 PM

"I have everything I need: a pumpkin, a knife, and a vast amount of chocolate; hopefully this year I'll even get some trick or treaters."

That reads just a little sinister.

Posted by peter : 11/04/2006 10:53:00 AM

I find the idea of a kid coming to my house to ask for chocolate a bit disturbing.

but having said that I actually feel pretty good about a neighbour coming to my house for a chat and a cup of tea or whatever. It would be nice if we knew our neighbours more (and maybe halloween helps)....

Posted by Genius : 11/04/2006 04:02:00 PM