Monday, October 19, 2009

Carving Madison Avenue

We went to a pumpkin carving contest at a magnificent home in the hills overlooking Lake Austin yesterday afternoon. Here is my entry, based on the character Don Draper in "Mad Men." I didn't win, but I did see some people writing mine down as one of their choices. Frankly, the competition was really intense. If we get invited back for next year, I'll have to step it up a notch. The 1st place winners in the "prop" category halved a large pumpkin--one half was filled with mud and little dolls playing in it. That half was labeled Woodstock. The other half was labeled ACL and had modern day concert-goers playing in, yep, mud. You get the picture. The 2nd place entry featured a play on "balloon boy" with a bunch of smaller pumpkins as the family, plus a silvery, filmy contraption suspended from a bent coat hanger. Great fun.

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