My boyfriend had the great idea of painting pumpkins instead of carving them! It’s quite a bit less messy, and if you’re more skilled with a brush than a knife it can be more satisfying too. And supposedly since the pumpkin isn’t cut open, it will last longer. So decorating my front porch this year is Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock from the BBC television series!
And since I’m discussing Sherlock, I’d like to share with you a waka haiku I recently wrote for my folklore class:
Silence and nightmares
Who’d want me for a flatmate?
A woman in pink
Suddenly we are best friends
One more thing, just don’t be dead.