So here’s Jack, the Jack-o-Lantern (obviously). He’s 68 Unity’s first holiday decoration (and newest resident).
People who remember Maigread’s pumpkin carving contest a couple of years back will remember that I came in dead last in that event for my neither brilliantly conceived nor brilliantly executed (yet very inspired) Cyclops pumpkin, so there should be no doubt as to my extremely limited involvement in the creation of Jack.
Jack was created by Kim who not only carved this thirty pound puppy but also bought me the pumpkin (definitely the pick of the litter). My involvement with the creation of Jack pretty much boils down to scraping out pumpkin guts.
(Note: Kim also took the picture shown above.)
My original thought was to carve out a picture of Celine Dion in the pumpkin since she was the absolute scariest thing that I could think of, but when put to committee, this idea was overruled (and a memo was issued to that effect). I then, did want to name him Celine instead, but this just seemed too cruel for such a wonderful Jack-O-Lantern…so I think I am going to stick with Jack.
Jack was inspired by a photo I found on Flickr…which is a great place to find ideas if you are trying to do something creative.
Jack will be sitting on the front porch of 68 Unity tonight, as Phil (my neighbor) and I yell at kids and confiscate their candy for trespassing on our proprerty, if you want to come by and admire him in person.