boo!

31 Oct

pumpkin

Happy Halloween!!

It’s going to be a rather quiet Halloween at the Glodney residence tonight. We will most likely be staying in with takeout, wine & a movie- ideally a scary movie but that’s up in the air. Every time I tell Brian I want to watch a scary movie he says he doesn’t see the point considering I always make him turn it off twenty minutes in. I am way more of a badass in my mind than I am in reality. We did celebrate Halloween a few nights ago by carving our first pumpkin together. I can’t even remember the last time I carved a pumpkin. I’m sure I must have carved one as a kid but I honestly can’t recall. So carving a pumpkin has been a HUGE thing on my holiday to do list.

On Sunday afternoon we brought Frankie to our local pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect one (complete with a large stem per Brian’s request. I couldn’t tell you why). Once we settled on one we hurried home to create our masterpiece. I have to say I am actually rather impressed with our pumpkin carving abilities. Look how scary that thing turned out! It was creepy.

Sadly, our creepy pumpkin only lasted a few days. Is that normal? This being my first pumpkin carving rodeo and all, I assumed it was going to last at least a week? But after three measly days our pumpkin had a bunch of fury mold coming out of all the open crevasses’. GROSS! In an attempt to make him last until at least Halloween I cleaned him up with a paper towel and moved him from our kitchen island to the front doorstep. The next day I came home to a huge stream of liquid coming out of its base. SO GROSS. Considering we share a landing with three other units I knew I couldn’t wait until Brian got home later that evening and had to discard of it myself.

So, I put my big girl pants on, grabbed a pair of yellow kitchen gloves and handled the situation. I carefully picked the pumpkin up and made the journey to the outside trash shoot. Once I made it there I thought…well, now what? So, I set the oozing pumpkin down for a minute to think about my options. How I was supposed to pick up the thirty pound oozing pumpkin and hold the trash shoot open with only two hands? After a few minutes I decided I would use my foot to hold open the trash shoot door while bending down and picking up the pumpkin (thanks yoga for making this an option!). Best laid plans, eh? Thankfully there are no photos of what happened next. With my leg stretched and raised above my head holding the trash shoot open I reached down and made my move. I got as far as my waist before the pumpkin literally disintegrated all over me…covering me with mold, smelly liquid and chunks of pumpkin matter in the process.

This is when I began to dry heave.

I’m pretty sure I can handle any horror film that Bri puts on tonight because that shit was the most disturbing thing I have ever experienced.

My pumpkin carving days may have been short-lived.

 

 

 

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7 Responses to “boo!”

  1. jjbegonia October 31, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    That is one cool carving! I am laughing just imagining the trash shoot scene {But sorry to know that you were covered in gook – Yuck!} – Thank goodness for yoga in all aspects of life, right? I hope you have a great Halloween, scary movie or not : )

  2. amelie88 October 31, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    Hahaha, wow what a visual! I’m sorry though, that sounds really gross. Sounds like you guys picked out an already rotting pumpkin! We didn’t have time to carve one this year, it was an insanely busy month for me with apartment hunting, NY Comic Con, a wedding, and what have you. But usually we carve ours a few days before Halloween and as far as I can remember we’ve never had any problems with that kind of rotting so fast! We do keep them inside until Halloween though–otherwise squirrels and other animals like to come nibble at the pumpkin and ruin the carving in the process.

  3. di @ life of di. October 31, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    That may be the scariest pumpkin I’ve ever seen! Seriously. You guys did a great job. I’m really surprised it didn’t last longer than a few days. Pumpkins do get pretty gross the longer they’re left. Sorry to hear about your nasty experience!! YUCK!

  4. Mark October 31, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    You are hilarious !!!! And yes you did carve pumpkins as a child .

  5. righteousbruin9 October 31, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    Great courage, Kate. The carving job actually was impressive. I do a rather generic pumpkin face.

  6. cravesadventure November 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    Great Carving! Too bad it went horribly wrong in the end – ewwww!!!

  7. Celina November 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

    If you want a pumpkin to last longer than a few days, your best bet is to wash it (inside and out…yeah) and dry it before you carve and then to spray it (again inside and out) with bleach spray. Your enemy is bacteria, and bleach can be your hero! 🙂

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