Okay, to recap, there are six entries in each group. Today’s voting (Sunday, October 30th) will determine our final four competitors. The top four entries from today’s voting will compete against one another on Monday, October 31st – Halloween! So, that’s the top two entries from Group 1 versus the top two entries from Group 2 in a battle royale tomorrow. I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, November 1st.
Competitors – encourage your friends to vote – if they like you, they might even vote for your pumpkin. Pay ’em, if you have to. Readers – if you’ve got feedback that you feel might help our voters, include it in the comment section. But keep it clean(ish) – we’ve got kids competing for cripes sake.
Here are your Group 2 competitors:
PUMPKIN 1 – Dee’s Son’s Geometric Masterpiece
Dee from Deelicious Sweets submitted this masterpiece on behalf of her son. She included the following note: My son decided at the last minute that he is not, in fact, too big for his britches after all and chose a small pumpkin. I guess he felt the desire to be challenged by the smallness of the pumpkin this year. His dad told him that he was never going to be able to carve a pumpkin that small but as we all can see, he was entirely successful and he is determined to never let his dad hear the end of it.
I love this pumpkin and it’s clean, geometric style. And is it just me, or is that wee pumpkin laughing? Seriously… I think its eyes are smiling.
PUMPKIN 2 – Michelle’s Grim Reaper
Michelle is my neighbour. When I opened this entry I yelled, “holy crap,” mostly because I can’t believe I have a neighbour who’s cool enough to enter my annual pumpkin carving competition. Michelle included a note: Here’s mine. Be kind. I’m thinking Michelle doesn’t understand just how awesome her pumpkin is. That’s some mega detailed carving there. Also, Michelle is one of the toughest ladies I know. She could probably kick grim reaper ass. I’m just sayin’.
PUMPKIN 3 – Craig’s Not-So-Mad Pumpkin
When 2.0’s sister, Kim, sent this in, she said Craig didn’t want to compete. She said Brittany’s Pumpkin (Group 1) was the one they would enter for the competition. Actually, she wrote: Here are my family’s entries…Craig’s is the mad face and Brittany’s is the smurf. I thought I would send them both, but the only one to enter would be the smurf.
Now, I read between the lines. I knew what she really meant was: put Craig’s pumpkin on your blog. Also, she said Craig’s pumpkin was mad, but I don’t think it looks all that angry. I think it’s saying: thanks, movita, for putting me on your blog. And Craig probably won’t be too upset about this… right? Whatever. He’s only my common law brother-in-law.
PUMPKIN 4 – Heatherjay’s Goat Horned Pumpkin
This is the second of Heatherjay’s entries. It came with the following information: carved by heatherjay, designed entirely by Eva (right down to facial features, goat horns and horse teeth). She makes me do a version of this for her every year (but we can’t leave it out on the step, because people would definitely steal it – or at least the horns).
She also sent a picture of Eva wearing the goat horns. But I figured if I posted it, they’d use one of the goat horns to stab me in the eye.
PUMPKIN 5 – Bill Beaucoup’s Cat Farm Shout Out
I don’t know that Bill Beaucoup intended for this to be a Cat Farm shout out, but that’s what I’ve decided it is. I’ve also decided it’s bloody amazing. Do you like the photo with the pumpkin reflected in the granite countertop? That’s art, people. You’re welcome.
PUMPKIN 6 – movita’s pumpkin
A tribute to 2.0. And our love. And if you’re thinking it was carved in part to make 2.0 feel guilty about dumping me for the competition? You wouldn’t be entirely wrong.
That’s it. Get voting. And if you haven’t cast your vote for a Group 1 pumpkin, click here. The poll will close at midnight this evening (Atlantic/Halifax, NS time). If you don’t know when that is, google it for heaven’s sake. Tomorrow, the finals…