October 27, 2004

We are the office that scares children.

Halloween in the design industry part one: scary-themed potluck lunch and pumpkin carving. We've got severed hot dog fingers (with fingernails), a biriani graveyard with lentil tombstones, ghost sandwiches, cookies with giant bloody fangs, and a cake that looks precisely like a used litterbox. We've got bleeding Cyclops pumpkins, pumpkins with cleavers sticking out of their heads, pumpkins impaled on railroad spikes, Mohawked punk-kins with their ears pierced with paperclips, smoking French pumpkins with berets, pumpkins with giant gnarly stem noses, skull pumpkins with carved crossbones, and horned and tailed devil pumpkins. We put them all out on display in the front window for passersby to examine.

After the first group of children stopped to look in at us with fearful expressions on their faces, I felt it necessary to mention to the owner that his office image had been significantly altered. Good morning, RASDHSJGD Architects, how may we help you design a Pumpkin Inn and Suites today?

Posted by dianna at October 27, 2004 11:56 AM


ghost sandwiches, punk-kins.

Posted by: kati at October 27, 2004 01:32 PM

Good lord, I almost forgot the pumpkin that was judged runner-up. It was a haughty lady pumpkin with an elegant scarf, dangly earrings and a beehive hairdo made entirely of pumpkin guts. Bleeeaaah.

Posted by: Dianna at October 27, 2004 02:29 PM

i think you mean Pumpk Inn and Suites.

Posted by: didofoot at October 29, 2004 08:08 AM


Posted by: Dianna at October 29, 2004 09:24 AM

Pictures, please!

Posted by: Arianna at October 29, 2004 11:02 PM

I'll work on it. I have to swipe the pictures off of the office network and email them to myself at home. I'll try to remember to do that on Monday.

Posted by: Dianna at October 30, 2004 11:47 AM