Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin Carving Party

Yesterday, I hosted a pumpkin carving party in anticipation of Halloween. I haven't carved a pumpkin since I was about seven years old, and even then, I don't remember doing the actual carving part. I think I decided what pattern I wanted and then let my dad do all the work.
So I wanted to carve a pumpkin this year, and I invited some friends over so I could do that.
28.57% of the people I invited actually showed up. I was a little disappointed of corse, but I was determined to have fun with the two who could actually come. Summer and Akeyo came over at around noon, and we ate. At around one, we started to get around to the carving part. I decided to do a pattern that had three pumpkins sitting on top of one another. Summer wanted to carve a wolf, and Akeyo decided to carve a face.
Considering the size of the actual pumpkin, I noticed that there's not much stuff in the inside. I was surprised that the actual amount of innards that I took out of mine was relatively small.
Summer finished her pumpkin in about half an hour. And when it was done, it looked really really nice. The carving part was all even an smooth. Akeyo's pumpkin is really cool too, especially when you put the candle in it. In this picture it looks especially cool because you can see the candle right in the middle of the nose, and its awesome.

The party was a lot of fun. It got me into the spirit of Halloween.
I just got a message about half an hour ago that said we wouldn't be having school tomorrow because of the "anticipated effects of Hurricane Sandy." I hope it's not as bad as people are planning for it to be. I'm glad they cancelled school (even though it was on a day that I have three free periods). Mr. Maione, the orchestra teacher said that sometimes the orchestra room floods when there's a lot of rain. I dearly hope that doesn't happen, because some of the instruments that are in there would get destroyed. The electric pianos are actually pretty nice in there, so it would be a shame if they were ruined.
But the good part is I get to sleep in tomorrow!! Huzzah!

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