Friday, November 2, 2007

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a happy Halloween! The holiday isn't celebrated too much in Germany, so we found a mostly-American bar called O'Reilly's where a lot of the Army people and study abroad students go. Not too many people were dressed up, bummer!
We did carve pumpkins and they came out pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. Mine was a little monster named Hellfire, with fire streaks across his pumpkin skull. Joe's was a two-faced pumpkin, with one scared half and one demonic half. We put our pumpkins outside to be enjoyed by all passers-by and little Hellfire was stolen in a matter of minutes! I've decided it was because it was just such a beautiful and valuable piece of artwork. The day after Halloween, Joe decided he wanted to eat his pumpkin that had been sitting outside all night. Here are some pictures from right after carving:

two-faced pumpkin
Joe's Pumpkin

hellfire front
My pumpkin!

hellfire right side
Hellfire got his name from these sweet fire escape holes I bored into his pumpkin skull.

joe imitating hellfire
Joe imitating my monster jack o'lantern

Here I am with Joe's beautiful Scared/Angry pumpkin. The angry side is green and gross from it laying on that side in the pumpkin patch, and the scared side is a nice orange.

We also made pumpkin seeds and these German pumpkin guts smelled like cucumbers instead of pumpkin. The seeds were also a lot bigger than the pumpkin seeds we're familiar with. We made the guts into something soup-ish with brown sugar, milk, cinnamon, and some other ingredients. So good!

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