Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Raymond 'Carver'

I bought a pumpkin today. I have visions of creating a kickass jack-o-lantern this year. I tried to do one a couple of years ago, and after starting I figured out that you can't really do very intricate carving with only a steak knife. Last year I bought one of those carving kits on clearance the day after Halloween, so this year I will have to try it out. I'll keep you posted.



Blogger holli said...

Save the seeds!! Save the seeds!! We can bake them next week - buttery baked pumpkin seeds are my favorite.. of course then you would have to go through pumpkin guts.

It sounds like you're having fun in your own little world.. You need a name for it.

10/26/2005 7:06 PM  
Blogger JC said...

I love baked pumpkin seeds. The last time I tried it they didn't turn out so hot, but maybe you know how to cook them properly!

I'm definitely in my own little world. I need to come back to earth at some point.

10/26/2005 10:21 PM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

Hey now, you can't throw out the name Raymond Carver so cavallierly. He wrote "Cathedral" for Christ's sake. Okay, sorry I got all English major freaky on your ass. I actually like the title 'cause it totally got my attention.

10/26/2005 10:58 PM  
Blogger holli said...

I'm an English major too - but it was the pumpkin seeds that got my attention. Save them, dry them out - and we will bake them!!!

AND watch a documentary about people who are dying to remove one of their legs, or something else equally as twisted.

Now THAT.. THAT is not literature - that is true poetry.

Wannabe amputees and buttery pumpkin seeds.

(btw - wannabes are what those people are called)

10/27/2005 4:16 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

erm. i like punkin seeds and poetry by billy collins, myself. good lit and scarfing the toasted biological means a plant endorses to procreate is my idea of a grand old time indeed. ahem.

10/27/2005 11:23 PM  
Blogger holli said...

Anne.. LOL!!

10/28/2005 11:35 AM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

I should have guessed you were a fellow English major. Very cool. I am such a dork that I almost always get caught up in titles of things. This was especially easy to get caught up in because I just finished my degree 2 years ago and one of my professors had some weird homoerotic thing for Raymond Carver. He managed to mention Raymond Carver in every single class session. I think Carver lived in Oregon and the two were friends, or perhaps more than friends?

10/29/2005 11:14 AM  
Blogger JC said...

I've only read one Raymond Carver short story - "A Small Good Thing". I liked it. I saw Short Cuts, but I didn't think it was all that great. I think I would like reading the actual short stories though.

10/29/2005 8:08 PM  

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