Emergency Pumpkinectomy!

One of the gourds Susan brought home from the store this past weekend had a nick in it, and sure enough, by this morning that superficial cut had turned into a super squishy infection, requiring immediate and major surgery if there was to be any chance of it taking its place on the front steps as any sort of jack o’ lantern.



I don’t get all into carving pumpkins until no sooner than a day or two before the big nigh, so honestly, after the nasty section was removed I wasn’t really in the mood to cut something creative on the pumpkin’s other side, so I improvised with a little plastic pumpkin we have laying around, which fit perfectly and grumpily inside the patient:

Bonus image: here’s where the spookifications of the frontyard presently stand (click to monsterificate):

Other than a few decorative bits and pieces, the main thing left really is the electronic stuff… fog machines, sound equipment, strobes.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."