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Halloween 2011

Devin and I have skipped out on Halloween the past two years. But things are different this year because there are many kids in our apartment complex and many of our neighbors have decorated their front patios. We’re surrounded by skeletons trying to dig themselves out of the ground, hanging corpses, spiderweb-covered hedges, and carved pumpkins. It’s infectious!

Well, the main reason I’ve decided to celebrate Halloween this year is because I already have a costume that I had made for the ROC Race 5K.

I am a Green Monkey from Legends of the Hidden Temple. I painted the shirts and my friend, Matt, painted the helmets. Growing up in the 1990′s, my brother and I used to watch a competitive game show for kids on Nickelodeon┬ácalled Legends of the Hidden Temple. In this game, teams of two would compete in an obstacle course and also answer trivia questions to win a prize. Given the nature of the show, I think it was an appropriate costume for the Ridiculous Obstacle Course (ROC) Race 5K. And since I already have the costume, I might as well dive into the Halloween festivities.

I didn’t get around to going to a pumpkin patch like I had wanted to, so yesterday we made a quick trip to Stater Bros and bought one of their few remaining pumpkins. When the first pumpkin ended up costing only $1.37, I couldn’t resist getting another for $1.06 (19 cents a pound!). The more the merrier, right? Devin helped me use a stencil for this one.

As you can see, I hurried through and free-handed the other pumpkin.

And of course I saved the seeds so I can roast them later! Have a great Halloween!

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Posted by on October 31, 2011.

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5 Responses

  1. Vanessa roasted them with some garlic powder and salt. They turned out really good.

    by Matt on Nov 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm

  2. Yum, great idea! I did mine with just olive oil, salt, and pepper. I’m think of some cayenne if I do another batch.

    by Alyssa on Nov 2, 2011 at 7:28 pm

  3. [...] the pumpkins were carved, I was left with a large bowl of pumpkin guts and seeds. I separated the seeds from the guts, [...]

    by Roasted Pumpkin Seeds | Four Letter Life on Nov 11, 2011 at 7:47 am

  4. I loved Halloween when I was a kid – at least the costume & trick-or-treating part. Now I love the pumpkin patch & jack-o-lantern making. Good for you for being a kid again. What did the trick-or-treaters think?

    by Debi on Nov 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm

  5. Sometimes I can be so serious that it’s important to remember how to have fun! I should have expected it, but none of the trick-or-treaters knew what I was dressed up as! Some small boys thought I was a skateboarder and I had trouble explaining that I was dressed as a contestant of one of my favorite childhood shows. Oh well, such is the predicament of being older, but not old enough! Thanks for visiting!

    by Alyssa on Nov 17, 2011 at 6:55 am

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