Step 1: Pumpkin Carving 1.0 - Paper Stencil & Misery
Every year at my neighbors annual pumpkin carving block party, I spent about 25 minutes attempting to carve a pumpkin and about 2 hours sulking in the darkest cobwebbed corner of the room contemplating my pumpkin carving failure.
Needless to say, I hated pumpkin carving. I hated everything about it, especially...
- trying to tape a flat, paper jack-o-lantern stencil onto a not so flat, sometimes slimy pumpkin
- spending what felt like an eternity, poking tiny holes through a paper stencil which, without failure, would render itself useless after tearing or ripping
- failing to carve an image that would, even remotely, resemble the image depicted on the orignal paper stencil