Friday, October 31, 2008

Boo!

I am not working today. I'm home continuing my quest to be the perfect dad. My son is having a Halloween parade at his school today, so I took the day off so I can be there.

Side Note: If that red-headed buffalo/housewife who kept getting in the way of my pictures LAST year gets in my face again today, I just may skin her alive.

Anyway, since as I said I am not at work today, this will unfortunately not be a long post. Kinda funny how that works, huh?

I owe some people some Meme's. I have not forgotten.

I figured, it being Halloween and all, that I'd at least show you some Halloween-y stuff.

Heh. I just said weeny. Heh.

Anyway, what to show first?

If you've been coming here for years (and really, why wouldn't you?), then you already know that I make a big deal out of carving pumpkins. I have been doing it since i was a kid. I have no idea why, but I enjoy it.

Since the wee one has come along, my pumpkin carving ritual boils down to me asking him what he wants me to carve this year, then him coming up with whatever he thinks of, and then me sketching out a dozen or so variations on paper till he sees the one that tickles his fancy.

This year, he said "I don't want a pumpkin with a spooky face this year... I want a spider on my pumpkin!"

So, after much work (and an achy carving hand), a spider he got....








We really went all out this year with the decorations. In retrospect i should have taken a picture of the whole house, but this is my son standing in front of his favorite attraction. The ghost is on a motion sensor, so it will start wailing and reaching out to grab someone as they walk past. We also have a huge tarantula hanging over the front door that drops on people as they knock, and then slowly crawls back up its rope. It's seriously scaring the shit out of people. Good times.




Finally, here is my son in his costume. He is a "Cool Ghoul". His only criteria this year was that he wanted to look "Evil" (I wonder where he gets that from?). Anyway, apparently a 5 year old looking like a ghoul wasn't evil enough, because he then told me that he needed a weapon. The thing he's holding is called a "Shredder". It's basically 2 Machetes attached to 1 handle. And because apparently 2 bloody swords might not be evil enough for a pre-schooler, the kindly manufactures attached a Buzz-Saw, of all things, between them. And hey moms, its detachable! Fun Fun!



Ok, that's about it for now. I am being pressured to actually paint myself to look like a zombie for tonight. If i have a few stiff ones in me (that's drinks, not penises), i just might do it.

Of course, pictures of such events would be shared by all.

Happy (and safe) Halloween, everybody......

34 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

That's a great pumpkin!

Dr Zibbs said...

That's a great pumpkin!

Marie said...

Corpse(family) at our house. We splashed blood on our costumes and drug them through the backyard and got them good and dirty.

We are having an AWESOME display tonight for the trick or treaters!

Ookami Snow said...

That is an awesome costume!

I look forward to zombie pics.

{{Cam}} said...

Slyde you are so talented!

I just carved lots of holes and stuck various sized fake mice/rats facing in and out. (thanks Auntie Martha!)

Hope you & yours have a spooktacular (yes I did) time!!

~Jennifer~ said...

I totally think it's great how much time you spend with the kiddo. Kids like that, are so much better prepared for the real world than those who have folks that work all the time. He sounds like a typical boy and I dig it.

B.E. Earl said...

He really is growing up into a little you, isn't he?

Candy's daily Dandy said...

If I come back in another life, I want to be one of your kids.
It should be fun to see all the mothers at the Halloween parade at school today shreik and freak at your baby's "shredder". Love it! He's the coolest.

Steph said...

You have more ambition than I do today. Great punk'in!

Shania said...

What a great pumpkin! The procedure here is that Silas carves the pumpkin himself with one of those little saws that come with the scoop. So it basically looks like it was hacked up Jason on meth. And sadly, he was unable to take his missile launcher to school, as they have this draconian policy against pretend weapons. So my little soldier guy/devil went in camo with horns. Can't say he isn't creative.

Bina said...

That pumpkin is great! I tried to carve one, from a stencil, of a 1/2 moon and witch, but the freaking moon fell in half which made the witches broom fall apart, so I took it and threw it over the freaking fence! LOL

I cant' wait to see pictures!

James said...

Excellent pumpkin carving slyde I am well impressed. I left it too late this year and could not get any, everywhere was sold out.

Thanks for the email. If I get any more jokes I will send them your way.

Michelle J said...

I love your halloween decorations!!! Totally awesome dude!!! The scarier the better, i always say!!

The kid is so adorable. I am wanting to see a photo of you now!!!

Happy Halloween!!!

Sunshine said...

Thrill you... hmmmm.... great pumpkin, cute costume and your son, my costume will be plastered to the couch since I anticipate falling asleep after I hand out the last candy bar and my son is at a friends house... no costume really just my PJ's... ;)
There are some nice red-heads out there.. ( clearing throat)
Happy Boo day Sweets!!!

Paige Stanton said...

Awesome! Looks good, now I feel guilty for not putting more of an effor in. I did manage to carve a pumpkin though...

Letty Cruz said...

oh.my.WORD...you, sir, have mad carving skills!

& thanks for dropping by my criminally neglected blog tonight -- going to bed early, YES, I have political fever and am getting up early for more harassin' of the electorate via my cell phone at Dem HQ! But it's a bit of a party mood over there, so extending Halloween in a way.

AND you sound much better, hope to get back around to "visiting" my Blogger people again. Much love from CA <3

Chris H said...

Shit that pumpkin is really neat! Ya clever bugger! Love your wee man's outfit too.

Faiqa said...

Coolest pumpkin carving EVER PLUS coolest five year old costume EVER EQUALS coolest dad EVER. Good job.

honeywine said...

That is one fancy pumpkin. I don't think I've EVER carved one. Not sure, we've ever even had one. I only buy a few decorations here and there and I prefer reusable ones...cuz I'm cheap. lol

teeni said...

Love your spider - awesome pumpkin! I also love your little trick or treater - what a cutie! Can't wait to see pics. It's awesome that your son is going to have these memories spent with you to look back on. You're a cool dad, Slyde!

mikeb302000 said...

Here in Italy we don't have pumpkins, but I'm happy to day Halloween is catching on.

Butch Boo said...

Fantastic Spider!!

Glad everyones using my name in vane!!

Boo

X

Being Brazen said...

great pumpkin carving and your son looked fab in his costume :)

elizabeth said...

Loooove the pumpkin. You get to carve mine next year.

AlleyCat said...

your spider pumpkin rocks!!!!! love the spider over the front door to...........i'd be bloody scared :0)

Sitting in Silence said...

Cute pictures...That pumpkin is pretty amazing....

2abes said...

This must be your favorite day of the year! Nice pumpkin and "cool ghoul" looks scary. BTW, I'm sure it wouldn't be your first time with a few stiff ones.

Tequila Mockingbird said...

lol, the perfect dad. good luck with that tiger! anyway, belated happy halloween. check my slideshow of zombie pub crawl

Slyde said...

zibs: thank you (2 times!)

marie: that is AWESOME! i wish we had done something like that.

ookami: unfortunately, i did not get drunk enough for zombie pics..

cam: hey, that sounds pretty good to me!

jennifer: he's my little buddy. we do everything together.

earl: frightenlingly so.

candy: the shredder made QUITE the impression..

Slyde said...

steph: only on halloween do i have any ambition

shania: yeah, we had a "no weapons" ban at school here as well

bina: i hate the stencils. free hand is the way to go!

james: thanks for sending it! it was hysterical!

michele: i have put up pics of me in the past. theyre in the archives. I'll take another one soon and post it

sunshine: i wouldnt mind seeing you in your pj's...

paige: hey, thats SOMETHING!

letty: much love right back at ya from LI!!

chrish: thanks!

faiqa: i will accept that title!

honey: you have GOT to carve one on halloween.. its the law!

Slyde said...

teeni: yeah, the spider rocks! it was a big hit this year..

mikeb: no halloween in italy? i didnt know that.

boo: welcome!

brazen: thanks!

liz: i would gladly do that for you...

alley: i must say, it scared the crap out of many people....

sitting: it will give me something to work towards for next year :)

abes: definitely my fav holiday.

tequila: zombie crawl! im headed there now!

Bruce said...

I carved Barrack Obama into our pumpkin this year.....it was scary, depending on if you were a Democrat or a Republican......although most of the trick or treaters really loved it.

Slyde said...

bruce: i think thats a great idea... i love it!

Tamara said...

Blah... yet another thing we don't do in South Africa. I'd love to carve a spiedr pumpkin. Maybe I'll do it anyway and convince my neighbours that I'm as batty as they think I am.