Monday, October 17, 2005

fish in autumn colors

on Sunday oldben & i went on the seasonal Quest for the Pumpkin, which will, theoretically, become a jack-o-lantern sometime betwixt now & halloween weekend. this is only a theory, mind you. the hypothesis is yet to be tested. i don't remember the results of last year's empirical queries.
(note to fish: oldben? did we have a jack-o-lantern last year?)

happy pumpkin straw man, Holmdel, NJ.

we did in fact achieve our goal, albeit after sloshing around in a muddy farm field fraught with the aura of rotting pumpkins.
i love this time of year.
the grail itself is 22 lbs. & somewhat asymmetrical, but with a nice cheerful stem.

oldben in the pumpkin field, Holmdel, NJ.

we also returned with a large bag of blushing apples & three happy small pumpkins in incremental sizes. we passed on the gourds, interesting as they were, because what can you really do with a gourd?

me with assorted pumpkins, Holmdel, NJ.
photo by oldben.

i learned about cider doughnuts, & what with the funnel cake, bales of hay, & cheap halloween treats etc. that probably date to my own childhood, we had a most gleeful time. later at the pub we talked about traveling, & money, & costumes & theater & cartoons & pumpkins.
(more photos from the expedition up on the tourist.)

13 little fish:

Blogger phylos swam up to say...

The pumpkin patch is real!!! I thought it only existed in Charlie Brown strips. Coooolio.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Cool looking pumpkin patch. Makes me nostalgic for my younger years. I worked for a melon farmer for several years as a pre-teen and teenager and I always loved working out in the pumpkin patches in October.

8:35 AM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

on the totally unrelated and completely random tangent, did you know that the bassist from "get off the cross we need the wood for the fire is the bassist from soul coughing? that explains so much."

9:51 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

totally unrelated as to be like i have no idea what you're talking about sock...

um - no jenn, we didn't oh wait- i wasn't there last halloween, but anyways, whachugonnabe?

11:40 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

p.s. - i love the little pumpkins - they're my favorite

11:41 AM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

I look forward to seeing pix of how you ladies...and old ben...dress up this year.

12:46 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

phylos: but have you seen the great pumpkin?

carl v: i feel there is some inherent difference between just a melon patch & a pumpkin patch. something to do witht he philosophy of the thing. or if there isn't, there should be.

this year's costumes look to be some repeats--or, more appropriately, revisions--of some costumes i've worn before...i'll be attending two HA shows in costume so i didn't want to get too ornate...angel wings in a bar crowd? ouch.

sock: i did know that, actually, in spite of the brutal things you've done to those quotation marks.
is he just on that album, & not the others?

mysfit: the little pumpkins are the happy pumpkins.
costumes on this piece of the fish are classified at the present time.
(in other words, we haven't decided yet.)

1:35 PM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

my punctuation, do not; question. face the; wrath! of the semicolon you will?

3:47 PM  
Blogger oldben swam up to say...

nary a pumpkin to be found in our apt last year, luv. we made up for it this year, tho.

i'm planning on being the jack of hearts this year, because i'm such a card. i also can't resist a bad pun. no, i will not dress up like a card, rather i will be the personification of the jack of hearts, a right knave.


3:59 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Oh definately differences, that's what was cool about the experience. In the summer when it was hot it was nice to take a break and eat watermelon or cantelope fresh from the field. Good stuff. By the time Oct. rolled around in Nebraska it was getting cold but was still fun picking pumpkins, knowing all the fun kids were going to be having with them.

Gotta say though there's no worse smell that pumpkins rotting in a field!

8:46 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

rotting pumpkins + manure = an interesting odor moment.

oldben, you're not only a knave but a rogue & a rake to boot.

9:37 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

sock, your punctuation has warped my brain.

which was your plan all along, i'm sure.

9:40 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

i have to admit that much of my confusion in life comes from sock's use of punctuation

10:23 AM  

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