Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and one of the highlights is the annual pumpkin carving party (or "PKP") organized by the Gerples. They have a fun group of friends, and -- being me -- rather than sticking to the commercial stencils, I always end up designing my own pumpkin. One year I carved George W. Bush. Another, I carved Obama. And then there was 2010 (after attending the fantastic Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity), when I attempted to etch Stephen Colbert's face into a pumpkin using GKH's (Mr. Gerples') Dremel rotary tool. Alcohol must have been involved. In the process, I sprayed a fine mist of pumpkin pulp all over their kitchen, the windows, and myself. Here is my attempt to clean the crime scene.
They must love me because they invited me back.
I was watching the news this week and stumbled across this story about an underwater pumpkin carving contest in Vermont.
Underwater pumpkin carving is apparently a thing, as evidenced by these stories from South Carolina and London.
I will have to try it sometime. In the meantime, Happy Halloween from the Mermaid.