For Halloween, my office building had a pumpkin carving contest. At the last minute (like 10PM the night before), I decided to enter. They provided the pumpkin and carving kit which was super nice. This is actually my second attempt as my first was a gigantic failure. I drew the sketch freehand based on a photo on Google and then used that sketch as a stencil. Then, Husband couldn't tell what it was so I highlighted the sweater and dog ears in black marker. Just for kicks, I painted it all. The next morning, I added the zig zag. Transferring to work was the most difficult part. The pumpkin was still wet and fragile. So, I held it in my hands and got a little yellow all over everything. It's kid paint so it's all water soluble and will come out, but it was still messy.Anyway, it was all worth it! I came in third. I came in after a patriotic, Washington DC pumpkin and Bernie Sanders. Despite your politics, Bernie was carved beautifully. I would have voted for that for first. I was happy with third. For my big win, I got a trophy which is kind of awesome and Wizards/Magic basketball tickets for next weekend with parking pass. I'm less excited about that, but we may actually go because why not?