Monday, November 5, 2012

Death By Screwdriver

This was the year that I was the most satisfied with our jack o'lanterns.  We came close in 2009, but something was still missing.  I wanted them to look like they were put there by the Witches, and not injected into the scenery.  I tried to imagine what someone who didn't fully understand the carving tradition (or was mocking it) would do with a pumpkin's face. 

I gave a pretty obnoxious speech to Bean about this on the day we were going to carve the faces.  I even said something like, "Now, you realize I might have to carve all of these myself...to have it flow.  So don't be hurt if I don't like the faces you carve..."

Yeah.

Well, I tried to do one pumpkin and gave up.  Then I looked over and saw an amazing face being stabbed out with a screwdriver.  And then another. 

And I was assigned pumpkin-gutting duties at the kitchen sink, as my wife proceeded to carve twisted and disturbed faces with only a screwdriver.






21 comments:

Autumnleaf said...

Where's the Like button when you need one? Go Bean!!!

Dio said...

Women have the inherent skill of stabbing faces out with screwdrivers - most of us just never tap into it.

Your wife does excellent work!

Rania said...

LOL That is pretty hilarious. GO BEAN!

NecroBones said...

Hah! I agree, where's the "like" button? :) That's fantastic. I might even have to borrow the idea in the future. :)

ShellHawk said...

That leaves me curious about her previous experience... ;o)

jeff said...

"Punked".....by Bean! Ouch....

Well the witches and tree stump were good....

Mr Black said...

A woman who can stab out a face with a screwdriver is what we in the south call "a keeper".

Jon said...

Bean is cool.

bean said...

Thanks, ya'll.

And Mr. Black, I am a Tennessee girl. :)

girl6 said...

hahahahahahahahahaha!!!... : D

well...
we now know for Sure..who the Head witch is... :) :) :)

coming soon...
"The Tennessee Screwdriver Massacre"..

Willow Cove said...

Yes! let's all agree - Bean is cool! (nervous laugh) Hey Rot, maybe you should never wear a pumpkin mask while napping ;) Seriously, isn't it great when your better half can throw a fresh spin on the project you're head deep in?

Rot said...

It sure is.
She's saved me on quite a few occasions.

Darkrose Manor/Filialuna Designs said...

Love! Way to go, Bean! And way to go, Mr. Rot for admitting that's how it went down. Credit to you both - you seem perfect together!

Couldn't help but giggle at this. A similar story over here... but it earned me my husband calling me by the nickname 'Jigsaw'. ;-)

Jay's Shadow said...

Rot: "Now Bean, don't be hurt if I don't like any of your jacko faces."

Bean: (Thinking silently) "Won't like any of my jacko faces? I'll show you....."

(Bean takes screwdriver and starts to stab violently at pumpkin)

Rot: "Bean, You are so cool....."
Rot: (Thinking silently) "Note to self, don't piss of Bean and then take a nap."

Wikkedmoon said...

Ha! This is so cool. My hubbie really teed me off once and I had a dream that I drilled his head with a nail gun. (I would never do it.)I thought I was really sick and felt bad about it. Now, I don't feel so bad. Go Bean!!

Amy said...

Hahaha...I do the same exact thing with the placement of ALL holiday decorations, lights etc..

It's great that she took over...hopefully she will be reminding you daily until next September.

Blackbird said...

Most excellent work Bean!

K.O. said...

Those are GREAT! Wonderful job, Bean!!! Quite ingenious of you to use a screwdriver. The carving style fits perfectly with the witches.
I love this post. Takes a big man to admit he was wrong, hahaha! :)

Countess VonRauber (Heidi) said...

LOL... GREAT story!

Way to go Bean! You did a beautiful job :)

Kuddos to you too Rot for giving credit where credit was due :) And for taking on the pumpkin gut scooping job :)

Mr Black said...

Bean- That explains your stabbing skills. lol

whynotgrl67 said...

In the end even the king of halloween is just a husband ...(minion...)